In college I never turned down a good theme party, so you can imagine how I welcome the chance to get festive for the 4th with open arms. It’s the easiest way to salute the flag loud and proud! These are 3 casual looks to celebrate Independence Day, that you can repeat throughout the summer. I’m all about versatility and building a smarter closet:)
Considering lawn games, fireworks, and cookouts are usually in the line up, casual ideas just make more sense. I can’t get over how extremely soft this dress is (non maternity but works for both!), and in the Atlanta heat, the only thing I want to wear these days are cotton dresses or expandable waistlines.
Do you get festive from for the fourth? It might take minor restraint for me not to dress up my little ones like the star spangled banner. Hold me back!
Fourth of July Iced Tea Floats….Exclamation point, exclamation point.
I use this punctuation sparingly, but almost always when involving really good food. 😉
These were accidentally discovered this week when Gabe and I were discussing good 4th of July drink/dessert options. He had just made a batch of his hibiscus iced tea that I demanded he make for his pregnant wife 😉 and I was about to dive into my 5th popsicle of the day. It just made sense to make it the ice cube and sweeten it with a good dollop of ice cream. Below is the full recipe.
I am all about a good throw down for friends and family’s birthdays, but would usually rather avoid my own. We could probably go into that topic for a good minute, but we’ll skip. 😉 However this year, I decided it was time to just get over it, and really CELEBRATE! To celebrate the many milestones this year has brought, the life lessons I have learned, and every single day I was given to LIVE.
So I put on that yellow number, and after a really good day with my children, Gabe surprised me with a backyard hammock (eek!) and an evening out doing some of our favorite things. He’s a good egg. My best birthday gift though? A handmade card from my son Gabriel which said, “My favorite thing about my mom is that she likes to spend time with me.” Well…..heart puddle. A whole year of pouring yourself out for these little ones, and it all comes together in just one line.
Looking forward to the year ahead with much hope that there to what will be lived and learned.