Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Can you believe it????

Can you believe that July 4th is a week from tomorrow?  Already???? How did that happen?   This summer needs to SLOW DOWN and quickly at that.   I always mark July 4th as the mid mark of summer.  Not sure why since it's really not midway, but for some reason I think of it that way.  Probably because by July 4th my family has finally gotten into the swing of things.

We always spend our July 4th at our beach club ALL DAY (weather permitting) and then eat dinner there and stay for the fireworks.   The fireworks in the town our beach club resides are FANTASTIC and we always enjoy this full day of festivities.  There is a street fair that goes on right on the boardwalk near our beach club as well and the kids love to go walk around and visit the vendors.

Here some pictures from our last few years...

2010 -  they were so little and I remember it was a HOT day!

2011 - A fun, fun day with friends!

I always look forward to a long day filled with laughs and great food.  I'm already planning my menu of beach ready things for this year.  I also love all things red, white and blue.  From clothing, decor, crafting to food....it's just another occasion to celebrate!  And...the best part, you can keep it all up to launch the Olympics and cheer on your USA team!!

Since I have sooo many fun ideas to share...I'm going to break it down into a few separate posts.  Let's start with fashion.   What to wear???

I love a fun festive outfit for July 4th (as you can tell from my pictures from the past 2 years).   Here are a few themed shirts/outfits I love.   Click on the source below any of these to take you to the online retailer selling them.... and, 90% of them are drastically discounted!  It used to be that you could only get Old Navy's themed shirts like my kids have on in both of the above year's pictures.  Look at all of the options this year!!!

For little boys...

For big boys...

Hard to see, but it says "America Totally Rocks" and the ends of the stripes are guitars.

For little girls...

For big girls...

This one is a little hard to see, but it has sparklies all over it.

And I adore these handmade ideas...

And there's always just clothes that have red, white and blue in them.  How cute would any of these be?

Of course it is equally important that you look festive for this great holiday!  Whether you're like me and casual watching fireworks or hosting your own super soiree...these dresses will be perfect!

I think I'll be making my own version of this for the big day.  I LOVE it!

And last, but certainly not least....American flag nail art.  What could be more festive???

Enjoy!   I have tons more to share tomorrow and the rest of this week so stay tuned as we approach the holiday!

Poshed Up

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