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Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

To continue with my tradition of posting a tour of my home on every holiday, I present you with Independence Day. First off, a picture of my house with my flag out front.
Just inside the kitchen is the banner that I sewed using vintage and recycled fabrics and bias tape.

And, as promised, on the living room coffee table lies the coordinating table runner. It's reversable. It has the red bandana/centinial fabric on one side and colorful flip flops on the other.

I didn't really go all out of decorating the house this go around because I've been busy planning the church 4th of July Breakfast. We are having pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipping cream.

I also made 150 of these Mentos "firecrackers." I used up a bunch of paper and ribbon I wasn't crazy about. I will put these on the tables as the decoration.

Basic instructions: Remove paper wrapper. Replace with 2" x 3" piece of paper (I ran my adhesive runner up one side and then just rolled the Mentos over the paper). Tie knot in 3" long piece of ribbon and adhere with a small glue dot. Repeat 149 times. LOL.
And, finally, every year the girls in my family (aka the growgirls) wear matching Old Navy t-shirts. This is my uniform for this year. I'll wear it with a skirt and a flag bracelet

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Happy 4th to all of my American friends. Thanks for stopping by.


Aaron and Ashley said...

I really like the Mentos idea, and the papers you used were PERFECT colors for the 4th! Thats cool that you and the Growgirls wear matching t-shirts! What a cool way to celebrate the 4th! Love Ash

Debbie, said...

Thanks for the tour, Heather. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous 4th of July stuff you have made! ROCK ON GF! You grow girls will look HOT in your matching T's! We want to see photos! Have a great 4th of July my friend! Be safe!

Scrubbysue said...

Wow! how wonderful!!! I LOVE the mentos idea! how CUTE!!

Cindi said...

wow, great festive tour!! Happy Independence day to you! I love the mentos firecrackers.

Thanh said...

So patriotic! I love all the decor and matching shirts!

Mrs. Fence said...

Thanks for the grand tour! What a great idea to do this every holiday...hmmmm...Love all the wonderful patriotic decorations and party favors. Well done!

Tami B. said...

It sounds like you had a great holiday. Love the mentos firecrackers, but that was a lot of them to make. Your sewing projects are beautiful.

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