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Fourth of July

Colorful cake flags

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With the fourth of July coming up in just 2 weeks! Why not celebrate the upcoming tribute to our American flag – with cake flags!?! With just a little paper you can turn any cake (homemade or store bought) into an Independence Day celebration. I updated the idea of a tradition cake flag by adding […]

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The coolest cooler in town

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It’s official… I’m on an ice cream – cool sweets – so excited it is finally summer – kick this week. The weather is warm and our cooler is open for the season. To update our current (not so awesome) cooler, which is that basic white-on-white-everyone’s-got-one type of cooler, I decided to paint it and […]

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Paint can deck candles

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The early summer evenings in the mountains are incredibly cool and beautiful – I can’t help but be outside every chance I get. To create a pretty glow outside I reach for candles this time of year, but burning tapers every night can get costly. Instead, we filled old paint cans with wax and a wick – […]

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why don’t we – make an icebox cake

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We are taking the rest of the week off for a vacation and to celebrate the Fourth of July. I love this mid-summer holiday. The mix of the heat and the patriotism creates the best kinds of fun (so many great 4th of July ideas). With the holiday and the heat, this weekend is the […]

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firecracker straws

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We are always looking for ways to make Fourth of July firecrackers something even the littlest kids can enjoy. These firework straws are a great way to bring the sparkle and fun safely into the afternoon. They are bright, shiny, and a festive way to sip celebratory drinks. To make the firecracker straws, start by […]

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