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

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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...]