Happy Birthday America

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On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to

freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues

across the country.

 

So Get Out That Red-Checkered Tablecloth, Fire Up The Grill and Have a Wonderful Fourth Of July!

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The 4th of July and barbecues  go hand-in-hand, so it’s probably no surprise that over an estimated 150 million hot dogs are consumed in the United States each Independence Day.

On that very first day of independence in 1776, the meal for John Adams and wife Abigail included turtle soup, poached salmon, peas and boiled potatoes (which, strangely enough, happens to be among the ingredients in some hot dogs).

For dessert, the couple had a treat called apple pandowdy, similar to apple cobbler.

No reports of a scoop of ice cream on top of that pandowdy, however. I wonder what they would think of a table like this below…..

 

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I Have Found a Few Ideas That  Might Help You Celebrate The Birthday Of Our Country This Year….ENJOY!

 

Make a Red, White and Blue “Uncle Sam Hat” Centerpiece For The 4th of July.

 

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Add bunting to your porch to welcome guests this 4th of July. Buy several yards of patriotic-pattern fabric (determine length based on where the bunting will hang).

Starting at one end, gather the fabric about every 24 inches and secure the gathers using red, white, or blue yarn. Use the same color  of yarn to attach the bunting to a porch rail.

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Make Sure You Have Some Music With This 4th of July Playlist.

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Best Hotdog Marinade!! “Left out of the oil, the remaining ingredients became a light BBQ sauce. Glazed with the marinate/sauce during cooking and it crusted oven the hot dogs very well. This recipe is a must try that you and your kids will love.”

 

 

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Safety Tips For Your Pet on the Fourth of July.

 

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If the 4th of July picnic’s at your house this year, this DIY Table Runner is the perfect addition for holiday decor. It’s quick, super easy to make and there’s no sewing involved.

 

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Show Your American Pride With This DIY Mini Patriotic Wreath Pin.

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Kids will love making this Patriotic Bracelet.

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* Wrap dollar store American flags around water bottles. *

 

 

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4th of July Cookout / Party Buckets For Kids...Think I’m Gonna Do This For The Grandkids Next Year.

 

 

 

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Need a Patriotic Project for the 4th of July? Build an American Flag Out Of a Pallet with the steps in this blog! ( I Made One Of These!)

 

 

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Great centerpiece for my table that is costs pennies.

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This Patriotic Necklace craft for kids is perfect for the 4th of July!

 

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Don’t Your Love These Bandana Cushions?   No-sew pillow covers crafted from contrasting bandannas. Sandwich one cushion between two scarves, then join each corner together with a rubber band and hide bands with thin ribbon, as shown.

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Yes, You Can Really Make a Watermelon Fountain. Complete DIY Instructions Provided! (Use A Beverage Spigot Instead Of a Hose Spigot)

 

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LOVE this Fourth of July Banner!

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Red, White and Blue Apples are the perfect Patriotic Treat. Even better, they’re only 3 ingredients! Candy coated apples dipped in blue sprinkles. So cute, so easy and so yummy!

 

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I made these Scrap Wood Fireworks this year and Love Them!

 

 

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 Red, White & Wow! Create a Patriotic Wreath this year for a Gorgeous 4th Of July! (My Daughter made  me one this year LOVE IT!)

 

 

 

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 Plant Pots turned into a Festive 4th of July Condiment Station.

 

 

 

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 Freeze blue berries blackberries and strawberries or raspberries in water in an ice cube tray. Serve with sprite! Cute and tasty! Cute and Tasty Fourth of July Drink!

 

 

 

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 BEST hamburger recipe (and an amazing secret sauce that totally makes the burger)!

 

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They will not get Bored with this 4th of July Backyard Party Water Blob for Kids

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If you are having a family gathering this 4th of July, you could make your croquet set fun and festive with star garland. Croquet is fun for both kids and adults, and it can add to your patriotic decorations. Just tightly wrap the wickets with the star garland and your lawn will sparkle with red, white and blue.

 

 

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  • America, My Hometown “When I travel about this great nation, I never cease to frown,….
  • for wherever I seem to land and settle, I call……
  • America, my hometown When I cross the Golden Gate in Frisco Bay, the western States,the Rockies and great plains, my heart wells up with pride,….
  • from emotions felt deep inside, and my tears become so hard to hide. America, my hometown.
  • From the golden shores and shining cities of the west and along the sandy shores towns and villages of the GARDEN STATE things still look simply great.
  • all through colonial new England and up to rugged coastline of the great State of Maine. our peoples’ quest and dreams of liberty ,and freedom still remain the same. for justice,freedom and liberty for all, still ring true today,…..
  • just as the liberty bell, in our founders’ yesterday. America, my hometown.Along the mighty Mississippi from Minneapolis to New Orleans,…
  • .our country’s morality and patriotic spirit is alive and well, just as all our other great and noble dreams. America,my hometown.

 

Happy Birthday America!

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25 Fabulous Fourth of July Ideas You Are Gonna Love

For many people, the first big party of the summer season is July 4. From backyard BBQs to beach trips, there are many ways to celebrate this day!

The Fourth of July marks our country’s birthday. On this day in 1776, the members of the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, adopting the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming our sovereignty from Great Britain.any ways to enjoy the holiday.

As you begin to fire up the grills, take a few minutes to remember the history of the Fourth of July and what it means for our country. This uniquely American holiday is a time to reflect on the greatness of our Nation and its people.

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 Let Me Help You Celebrate With Some Fun Ideas For The Fourth of July……..

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4th of July Wreath…

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4th of July Parade Wands….

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Easy and Inexpensive Fourth of July Centerpiece….

 

4th of July Water Bottles

Wrap small flags around water bottles for an incredibly simple way to add 4th of July spirit. Plastic or fabric flags work best — paper flags will wither as the water condenses.

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Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa…

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4th Of July Buckets…..

Share your patriotic sentiments with guests by labeling oversize buckets with vinyl letters (find them at office supply or crafts stores). Fill the buckets with ice to keep beverages cool during a hot 4th of July celebration, or use them to hold boxes of sparklers.

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How much fun would it be to have your kids make their own wind streamer?

All you need are some empty oatmeal containers… or just some hardy cardstock.

Here are the instructions.

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 Make a Table Flag Runner….

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Hotdog Bar for 4th of July party! This is a lot cuter than lining everything up on the kitchen counter! Love It!

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Red, White + Blue Gumball Machine Favors {The Celebration Shoppe}

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Simple DIY Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth…

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Cake in a Jar….Make This Cute Treat

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Pallet flag for front porch…Love this!

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 4th of July Pinwheels…. from Practically Functional

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4th of July Snack Mix ……from glorioustreats

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 DIY 4th of July Napkin Rings…..

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 Show your love of comics and America with these Captain America Shield Coasters. You’re 4th of July Picnic BBQ will never be the same.

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 DIY Patriotic Paper Fans ….. with Free Printable Template!

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Patriotic Door Medallion….via Martha Stewart.

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Patriotic Candy Buttons…… from Sweet Sugar Belle
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Fourth of July food – Fruit and Marshmallow Kabobs. Can use: Strawberries, Watermelon. Bananas, Angel food cake, Marshmallows. Blueberrries.
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Cut out star template & then spray paint stars on lawn for 4th of July

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Have a Fabulous 4th of July!

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