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I’m not sure why I started collecting these, we don’t throw a 4th of July party, but I love the look and one of these days we just might.  I’ve always felt like it was my holiday because my birthday is two days after so when we have done a party, it’s usually in a patriotic theme.  We do put out our flag, and maybe that’s why I feel close the the holiday.

I favor things that aren’t full of artificial color and flavors, I just think our kids’ bodies are inundated by chemicals from birth and when naturally good food is available, especially in-season fruits and vegetables, I say go for them!

My favorite decorating and food ideas gleaned with from around the web.  Not sure what Pinterest is?  Here’s a quick explanation of what Pinterest is and how it can be used and some of my favorite quotes I’ve collected and stored there.

 Fruit salsa with baked cinnamon chips Red, white & blue without all the artificial colors and flavors…just good, yummy real food.
 As American as cherry (and blueberry) pie!  Easy blackberry lemonade!  Low-calorie summer cocktail recipes in red, white & blue for the 4th of July
 Pinwheels in clothespins Easy & cute!  Pomegranate sorbet
 Homemade and FRESH fruit cocktail  Sweet little votives!  Great
 Watermelon Salad with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil  Vanilla Whipped Cream Berry Chocolate Cake Recip Paula Deen’s Cherry Cream Cheese Tarts
Cherry Mint Lemonade


So what have you got planned for the 4th?

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  • Red, White and Blue Berry Crisp Dessert Recipe
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  • My Victorian Home – Purple Mood Board