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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Remember Memorial Day

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Memorial Day commemorates all Americans, who have died in military service for the United States. Memorial Day commemorates all Americans, who have died in military service for the United States.

 

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Memorial Day 2015 – Freedom Isn’t Free!

 

Memorial Day Trivia:

  • Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.
  • On Memorial Day, the flag should be at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.
  • Red Poppies are recognized as the Memorial Day flower.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

* The “though poppies grow in Flanders fields” in the poem is thought by some to refer to the blood stains from shallow graves where soldiers were buried.

* In 1924, an artificial poppy factory was created in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer.
  • Flowers and flags are the two most popular items people use to remember soldiers.

 

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 Memorial Day Is a Day To Spend With Family and Remember Those That Died To Give Us The Freedom We Enjoy Today. Check Out These Easy DIY Memorial Day BBQ Ideas To Help You Make Your Gathering One Full Of Treasured Moments.

 

Mini Flag Toothpick Wreath from Oodlekadoodle Primitives.

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Wave the flag and bring out the red, white, and blue with this patriotic wreath. Simply place mini flag toothpicks (about three packages of 100 flags) into a styrofoam wreath (we used a 10″ styrofoam disk and cutout a 7″ circle out, because some wreaths are extruded and are hard for the toothpicks to push through) until the wreath is completely full and there is no white showing. Then your wreath is ready to hang.

 

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Stars and Stripes Burlap Bunting….Turn a roll of burlap into a festive and patriotic Burlap Bunting!

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Make Some Holiday Blocks.  (They even have instructions for all Holidays, Love This!)

 

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 Flag Favors Made From Candy. I Would Probably Use Blue Skittles and Twizzlers Since Those Are Easier To Find.

 

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 Beaded To Resemble The Stars and Stripes, This Clever Necklace Is a Charming Accessory For Kids Of All Ages.

 

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 Adorable Idea For Chips Red and Blue Corn Tortilla Chips In Paper Cups 

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 Score Major Patriotic Points With This DIY Backyard Bowling Game!

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Personalize Dog Tag Cookies in Honor of Memorial Day

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This is a Festive and Fun Decoration that is perfect for Independence Day! Easy Tutorial, too!

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These Adorable Lanterns Would Be a Fun Family Craft  To Make. Holiday Lanterns — In need of a revolutionary decorating idea for Independence Day? A garland of star-spangled paper lanterns is festive and fun for kids to make. Suspend them on seam binding or colorful string and hang for a party, or on your porch to honor the Fourth.

All you need is white glue, scissors, a mini stapler, and construction paper — in red, white, and blue, of course.

Let Martha Show You How Easy They Are To Make!

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How to Fold a GI Cap Napkin As a Hat’s Off To Soldiers On Memorial Day, Turn Napkins Into GI Caps With  Easy Folding Techniques.

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Firecracker Punch Recipe

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 Big Batch Of Baked Beans

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches – Simple and Delicious …

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Red, White and Blueberry Lemonade Pops

 

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~Patriotic Berry Trifle~ This calls for angel food cake but I used pound cake I made with orange juice and zest. Good either way and easy to make. A nice presentation for the 4th or Memorial day.

 

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We Come, Not To Mourn Our Dead Soldiers, But To Praise Them. ~Francis A. Walker

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Happy Memorial Day!

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