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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Star-Spangled Inspiration and Free Patriotic Printables for the Fourth of July!


It's about time to bust out the red, white, and blue and get the flags wavin'!  I put together a little vignette to say "Happy Birthday, America!" with some simple lettering, and there are free printables for those of you who like some for yourselves!

On our recent vacation, we stopped at some of the most historical spots in America, including Fort McHenry in Baltimore, which was the site of the battle and the American flag that first inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner".

We were able to be there for the morning flag raising, which is a huge undertaking.  It required approximately 70 of us together to raise the huge 30'x40' flag and it was an amazing experience!  I highly recommend it to anyone!  We will never forget that.





















Our trip also included Independence Hall in Philadelphia...




The Liberty Trail in Boston...





And the original Star-Spangled Banner in Washington...
(Yes, we were all over!)




So, I've had plenty of patriotic inspiration to bring home!  If you'd like a little for your home, too, I have links to free printables for you below!









Click here for this one...





And here for this...





And my original pledge allegiance printable is available here





Happy Fourth, my fellow Americans!





Thursday, June 23, 2016

June Pretty Project Party Features


Hi everyone! Today we are back again to show you a few of our very favorite features from last week's Pretty Project Party. There were some amazing projects shared this month, and today we are featuring three that caught our eye, but you can see everything that was linked up HERE


 First up, Making it in the Mountains shared this incredibly cool technique using a stencil and paint to create the look of concrete tile on an accent wall, you can see how it she did it HERE.

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  Life and Home at 2102 linked up her summer home tour. She uses beautiful color combinations in her home. You won't want to miss her pretty backyard, it is the perfect spot to enjoy summer!  

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Finally, here is a quick and easy project you can do with supplies you probably already have on hand {the best kind of project!}, Sparkles in the Every Day created these unique upcycled bottles, they make beautiful flower vases. See how she did it HERE.  



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 Thanks everyone for joining in, our next Pretty Project Party will be July 21st--hope to see you there!  




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sweet Tea and Sunshine Summer Chalk Art (Free Printable)


So it's officially officially summer now, so I'm thinking that calls for more summer chalk art!  

Instagrammers, you might remember when I did this chalk art for my sister's house in the spring...





It was first inspired by a little a quote on the wall in Reese Witherspoon's shop, Draper James, in Nashville.  And I decided my house needed a version of it, too!  And in the nature of true southern hospitality, I'm sharing it with you all as well!




Feel free to download and print your own printable by clicking here!




Wishing you a summer with plenty of sweet tea and sunshine!  Another summer chalkboard printable is available here.  Enjoy, friends!