Yesterday, my siblings flew in town and I got to meet my beautiful baby niece, Nora!!
Look at that sweet lil face!!! Ya’ll, auntie smothering in full effect. Since my family is in town, I’ll probably take a few more breaks between blog posts. I gotta maximize my snuggle time with my little Nora whom I affectionately call Nene. I also have some big news coming up this Thursday on the blog that I’m really excited about! Stay tuned.
Fourth of July is right around the corner so I thought I would share some recipes and ideas for this special holiday.
I had this patriotic wreath up for Memorial Day. I made it last summer and it’s basically just a simple branch wreath with burlap and cut fabric wrapped around it. I made a blue burlap blow and stuck some flags in there. I’ll have this up in July as well. Simple and festive for Independence Day.
Remember that vintage coke crate I got for $5? It’s perfect to hold utensils, straws, napkins, and all other kinds of things. You don’t have to have a coke crate to do this. Just use a medium sized basket or crate and place some mason jars to hold utensils like I did above. You can line it with some patriotic fabric to add a little festive touch.
How about desserts? I made this chocolate quinoa cake recently and added some red, white, and blue.
We used to make this cake every year for Fourth of July. It’s just a boxed cake baked in a rectangular dish. Add raspberries or strawberries for the stripes and blueberries for the stars. Cute and easy!
I’ve also made these mini bundt cakes. You could also use a muffin tray. I cut them in half and filled them with homemade whipped cream and strawberries.
Last year, Jules and I made these treats. We made rice krispie treats and used our star cookie cutter. Just slide marshmallows, strawberries, and blueberries on a wooden skewer. We may do this again this year.
Hope you’re having a great Tuesday!
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. John 3:16