Hello, friends! Are you as ready to start the weekend as I am?
Remember last week when I said I was going to make the World's Best Cake for my husband's birthday? Well, I forgot it in the oven, and although it wasn't burned, it was definitely overcooked. So the verdict is still out on that one!
This is going to be a busy weekend for me. I'm going to be kitty-sitting again starting Monday, and I'll only have an iPad with me. So I'm try to get a bunch of posts done ahead of time. Cross your fingers that I have a productive weekend.
I'm also going to the Fancy Food Show. It's a trade event, but I was able to get a press pass because of my blog. I'm looking forward to learning about new foods and hopefully doing some sampling, too. I'll definitely have more to say about this in the next week or two, so stay tuned!
I thought I'd share some of my favorite 4th of July ideas from around the web today. Enjoy!
Start the day off right with these colorful 4th of July Pancakes from Chocolate & Carrots. Bonus: they're dye free and made with natural ingredients.
Dress up your table with Washi Tape Silverware from Artzy Creations.
Hold your newly-decorated flatware in these cute Patriotic Silverware Holders from Lil' Luna.
A pretty path near the Manhattan Bridge.
Remember the Slip n Slide? Well, this American Flag Water "Blob" from Club ChicaCircle looks just as fun!
You don't need to spend a lot of money to show your patriotism. Check out how Crystelle Boutique created an Upcycled Rustic U.S. Flag from an old snow fence.
I loved finding this heart in the midst of all this graffiti and construction!
Are you attending a parade with the kids? If so, this adorable 4th of July Parade Wagon from DIY Inspired is a must see.
Baking Beauty has a recipe for Red, White & Blue Whoopie Pies that is a must see.
Make your family matching red, white, and blue Tie-Dye T-Shirts with instructions from The Domestic Diva.
These water towers dot the New York skyline.
Will you be serving ice cream on the 4th? Then, you'll want these Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers from Chickabug Blog.
Decorate your home with my Stars and Stripes Bunting. There's a free printable, and it's super easy to put together.
Checking out the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn.