4th of July Twinkle Light Mini Shades DIY

Hello everyone! Are you ready for the 4th of July? I am nearly ready: just a couple of things left to finish up. I’m looking forward to the parades, fireworks, food, and patriotic fun with my family. Have you been enjoying the red, white, and blue soda floats from last week? I have soda and ice cream stocked in my fridge for the fourth. But as I was looking around my home, I discovered it needed a bit of American flair. I really enjoy twinkle lights and have them throughout my home. I decided to make mini shades for them and they turned out adorably!

Pin - Twinkle Light Mini Shades

I love them and I am planning to make more to go with my everyday decor. They are really easy and cheap to make for any decor or celebration.

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4th of July – Red, White, and Blue Soda Floats

How is your summer so far? With kids home from school, I’m looking forward to the next holiday on the calendar. Can you believe that the 4th of July is less than two weeks away? I know right?! It seems like May was just yesterday, but I must say I am looking forward to the 4th of July. With parades and fireworks, it’s going to be a busy day.

Treats are not only necessary, but my family really looks forward to them. Since it’s highly likely that my family and I will be out in the park for most of the day, I wanted to make a quick, cool treat that we could take with us. Root beer floats are always a fun treat, but I decided on creating a new twist by making red, white, and blue Soda Floats.

4th of July Soda Floats

These soda floats are fun, festive, and seriously yummy. If you have a cooler, you make these right at your 4th of July picnic.

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Thrift Store Makeover – Chic Picnic Basket DIY

Not only is Father’s Day this Sunday, but International Picnic Day is this Saturday! So why not celebrate them both with a fun picnic for Father’s Day. Ok so a Father’s Day Picnic, great idea right? Just one small problem…I don’t have a picnic basket. I don’t want one of those tiny baskets either because it doesn’t leave room for a blanket or more than two beverages. So I do what I usually do, head to the thrift store to find one. While I didn’t find a picnic basket, I found what I need to make a picnic basket just the way I want.

Chic Picnic Basket DIY

Just by using a bit of spray paint and some belts you can turn a bland but nice sized basket into a charming addition to any picnic.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Beyond the Necktie

I can’t believe that Father’s Day is less than two weeks away! Sometimes it is difficult to decide what to buy for my dad because he has so many skills and hobbies. I get my creativity from both my parents, but I think the urge to “just go for it and make things happen” comes from my dad. 🙂

With so many hobbies and pastimes to choose from, I made some inspiration boards from items offered by Heartland America. There is so much to choose from that finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day will be easy.

By using these boards, I hope you can find great gifts to celebrate the dad’s in your life this Father’s Day as well.

Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for those dads who love playing in the great outdoors.

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Outdoors Fun
Stansport Privacy Shelter, TrekHD Underwater HD Camcorder, Coleman 1080p HD Sports Action Camera Kit, Maxam Tarp, Cobra 23 Mile Gmrs Radios, Hailey’s Optics 12-100x70mm Binoculars

Perfect for privacy when your family is camping or a place to change at the beach, the Stansport Privacy Shelter is wind and rain resistant and sets up in just minutes.

The TrekHD Camcorder is not only great at capturing outdoor memories but it’s waterproof so he can record the fun not only on the water but in the water as well.

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Buttermilk Biscuits with 3 Flavored Butters

It’s June and to me that means summer has really begun. If it has not already started, it will very soon be summer vacation for kids. This means outdoor barbecues, trips to the beach, and camping, each I’m really looking forward to this year.

With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, barbecues are getting fired up and I wondered what would be perfect with steaks and sweet corn. Checking my vintage recipe drawer, I found a recipe for flaky buttermilk biscuits. I whipped up a batch, and I know they will be very popular at any barbecue. the 3 flavored butters I whipped up as well go perfectly with these delicious biscuits.

These are really easy to make. The recipe makes about 2 dozen biscuits so you will have enough for backyard parties. They also keep well in a resealable container. Make up a batch and watch them disappear during supper.

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