Monday, June 29, 2015

Ready to Celebrate America!

We finally caught a break in the extremely hot & humid summer weather, so I took that as a sign to get the house decorated for the 4th of July. The boys pressure-washed the porch, while LittleGirl and I created a no-sew bunting. We are really pleased with the results!

I love how these flap in the breeze!
Never mind that little twist in the blue bandanna. It still looks patriotic. ;)


This is a super-easy project you can try with your littles. Here's all you need:

  • Red and Blue Bandannas (we used 3 of each color)
  • Scraps of Ribbon
  • Long Spool of Ribbon (we used about 4 yards)


Cut each bandanna in half lengthwise. 
Cut each half in half, creating 4 squares from one bandanna. 
Tie a scrap of ribbon onto the cut point of the bandanna. 
Once you have a big ol' pile of tied-up squares, begin tying to your squares onto the long ribbon, alternating colors. 

Hang on your porch or anywhere you want to inject a little patriotic flair. 

Here's the whole porch decked out and ready to celebrate America. Let Freedom Ring! 

Pardon my pitiful looking camellias. They had to be severely pruned this year due to their age.
30 years is a long time to go without a haircut! Thankfully, they are finally growing back. 


And one more view from the other side...






Do you decorate to celebrate your country?

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Charleston Strong



If you've been following the state of South Carolina news, you've probably seen the horrific depiction of events which occurred in Charleston last week. Oh, how my heart has hurt to know such hatred caused bloodshed. To help me process, and to honor the victims, I needed to create some WordArt. 

Inspired by Gil Shuler's beautiful Palmetto Tree art, I incorporated each of the names along with the hashtags I've seen this week. You are welcome to print it for personal use and share it on social media, if you link it back here & give Mr. Shuler credit for the original design. 


Pray for healing hearts. 
Pray for united peace.
Pray for love. 
Love is what South Carolina needs.
Love conquers all.





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