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I can’t believe June has passed and it’s already July, yet here it is!  And I’m busy getting ready for this years 4th of July camping trip!

I just can’t let this month take off without posting a fun little fourth of july themed post!

To start I don’t think I ever shared our yummy little patriotic s’mores bar from last years 4th of July camping trip (I looked back in posts and couldn’t find anything.), so I thought I’d share a few photos of it!

We had patriotic themed marshmallows on skewers…

…and in a bowl!

I also dipped graham crackers in chocolate and sprinkled them with patriotic sprinkles, beside them for s’more fun (catch that pun;-p) is short bread and mint girl scout cookies!  YUMMY!!!

 And just so that we had a slightly healthy treat, I dipped some strawberries in cool-whip and sprinkled them with blue sprinkles!!!  My kids LOVE cool-whip dipped strawberries!

In anticipation for this years camping trip, and to start preparing, the kids and I spent most of yesterday baking and decorating our annual 4th of July sugar cookies.  We made over 200 sugar cookies!  Don’t worry we don’t plan on eating all of them ourselves.  We are camping with 3 other families and we’re attending a resort picnic so we needed plenty to share:-)

I’m sure you’ve all seen the adorable patriotic snacks floating around Pinterest, I thought I’d show you what pinteresting things I plan on making to celebrate the 4th this year, that is besides the 200 sugar cookies!

I couldn’t find patriotic themed m&m’s so my three year old is currently sorting through a giant bag of m&m’s so we can make these up this afternoon!

I have licorice and whatever blue and red m&m’s we don’t use we’ll set in cute little dishes also!

My son has been asking for chocolate cake with strawberries so I thought I’d make a version of this and replace the raspberries with strawberries!

Of course there will be fireworks, sparklers, and much, much more patriotic fun!

What do you plan on doing to celebrate this Independence Day?  Whatever it is we hope you have a very…



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(I apologize for not listing where these clothing articles/shoes/accessories are from.  There are too many to list but if you have a question feel free to ask in the comments area.)

These are outfits I’ve been contemplating wearing for 4th of July.  Yes, I always wear red, white &  blue on the fourth!  Call me Miss America! LOL  

Since I’ll be camping I wont actually be wearing any of the dressier outfits so I will probably wear something more casual like in the cuffed jeans and stripes or the red with the blue tee and denim jacket.  I actually plan on wearing the last outfit to the Spooner Rodeo on Saturday. 

I am so excited to be heading out for our first camping trip of the year!  It’s been so hard this summer, not camping as much as we usually do.  I really miss it.  So excited for s’mores, swimming, games, fireworks, bonfires, the rodeo and so much more!

Oh, and I thought I’d share the little skirt I made for my Elizababy.  I did not tell her to pose this way she was just dancing but it just so happens I caught her looking like Lady Liberty…too funny!


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I’ll announce the winner next Monday, when I’m home from camping!  “Til then good luck and Happy 4th of July!!!

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A Secret!!!  

Yes, you read that correctly.  It’s a secret at least for this week.  We leave Tuesday night for our annual 4th of July week camping trip with my family so since it’s a short week and Wednesday is the 4th of July I thought I’d take today and tomorrow to have a little 4th of July fun!  

I’ve been busy googling and pinning some fun things for us to do, make and, of course, eat while camping that are 4th of July themed! I Just couldn’t resist sharing some of my finds with you.  We wont be doing all of these things but thought I’d post them anyway in case any of you are interested in doing them yourself.  

(Click on the images to link you to their original site and find out more.)

First off one of my absolute favorite sites, this woman thinks of everything…Tip Junkie‘s 4th of July ideas!

A list of 20 ways to celebrate the 4th of July with your family…

Free 4th of July printables!

I’m pretty sure we’ll do this one, but I’ll probably skip the painting and just pin water balloons on a board.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing the strawberries and a couple other tasty treats from Six Sisters Stuff 4th of July recipes!

These simply beautiful patriotic flower arrangements feature one of my favorites…blue hydrangeas!

Gotta do this one…Let Freedom Ring Pops!  

Feel free to visit my 4th of July pin board to get more patriotic ideas!

*Congratulations to annepalmer33 for winning the “Summer’s Treat-tastic!” giveaway!  Email me to claim your giveaway.

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