Healthy In a Jar for 4th of July

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4th of July is not only a day of independence, it's an excuse to cook-out.  We just grilled ribs and chicken in celebration of the holiday!  There's also lots of soda intake on this occasion and because I have been trying so hard to keep Truett away from soda and encourage water, I knew I needed a creative way for him to stay hydrated during 4th of … [Read more...]

4 Ingredient Firecrackers, a 4th of July Snack


Summer snacks are big deal when you have kids at your house all the time, and finding ones that are friendly on the pocketbook can sometimes be a challenge. I remember the first time I had these Firecrackers-crackers with seasoning, and they were delicious! I thought they'd make the perfect snack for this 4th of July! Recipe: Firecrackers … [Read more...]

4th of July Party Favors – Candy Filled Firecrackers

I created a super easy & cheap table centerpiece for the 4th of July holiday and today I'm sharing some fun & cute candy filled firecrackers that make great party favors! What I originally wanted to do was use 4th of July wrapping paper but I couldn't seem to find any so I decided to go with tissue paper; red, white and blue.  I used a … [Read more...]

DIY 4th of July Table Centerpiece for $8

We love Independence Day for many reasons but in light of recent events, I have to say, I'm glad there won't be any fireworks this year. It's so risky with how dry things are around here. I asked around for ideas to create a DIY 4th of July craft and had lots of replies but decided to go with 2 very easy & budget friendly ideas; Candy Filled … [Read more...]

Reuse and Regift, Gift Ideas

We often celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with gifts but rarely give 'just because' presents.  I try to find out-of-the-blue moments to give gifts but this time around, I plan on using the 4th of July to celebrate more than our independence. I've been giving my house a good spring cleaning and along the way, I keep finding items that I've … [Read more...]