God Bless the U.S.A. {Free Download}

I have been thinking so much about the 4th of July coming up. I love this holiday so much. It was always a favorite as I grew up..not only for the parade and candy, for the fun festivals at the park and the fireworks show in the evening. I can remember from a young age the feeling of being proud and grateful for the freedoms that I had living in this amazing country. I still get butterflies on the fourth because of the magic of the day…because it is a great day to celebrate with family and also be thoughtful and prayerful for those families who have lost men and women (dads, moms, sons, daughters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, etc.)  in the fight for our freedom. What a price they have paid for each and every freedom I enjoy each day. I truly believe God’s hand was at work when this country was formed, and this print was made with this in mind.

This is an 8×10 print. All you have to do to get it is like my facebook page and then look for the “free gift” button shown right below. Click here to get to my facebook page.

Click on the button and it will take you right to the download!

Find past Fourth of July projects and prints of mine by clicking here for CUPCAKE DECOR, PRINTS, and T-SHIRT DESIGNS.

If you would like some coordinating picnic printables to go with this year’s print, go to Today’s Creative Blog’s Facebook page and look for her Free Gift button.

You will find a free printable that can be used as cupcake toppers, glued to skewers it could be food decor, and there are also a few striped paper strips  that can be used with the other printables to make napkin rings, put them around water bottles, etc!

What are you doing to make your Fourth of July magical? Any fun traditions?

Linking with these parties: Whipperberry, Family Ever After and Tatertots and Jello

Patriotic Punch {recipe}

What a perfect summer it has been!  I’ve had my hubby home all summer thus far as he awaits his dental license to go through from the state of Washington.  In the meantime, we are hanging out with our awesome families and friends in Utah.  The best part about that is we are able to do all the regular summertime activities with them, and we will be spending July 4th with them as well. 

I’m sure the majority of you will be grilling up some yummy food that day, eating yummy side salads, and having phenomenal desserts, but what about the beverage?!  This idea is so fun and you can switch it up for any holiday….not to mention the kids think that it is AWESOME!


Patriotic Punch

Choose 2-3 drinks with different sugar contents for the layers (for example: 30 g sugar, 15 g sugar, 0 g sugar).  Now fill your cup with ice all the way to the top (you must fill it to the top…I’ve tried not doing this and it does NOT work!).  Pour the drink with the highest sugar content into the cup, filling it approximately one third full.  For the second layer, pour the second drink with the lower sugar content slowly through the ice to fill approximately the second third of the glass full.  Finally, pour the sugar-free or lowest sugar drink slowly through the ice until you’ve reached the top of the glass.  Enjoy!

Here’s what we used this time around….

 

The possibilities are endless, just look at the labels.  Look at Sobe, Vitamin Water, Jone’s soda (so many fun colors), cranberry cocktail, V8 Splash, etc.  

Happy Birthday America!  What are some of your favorite food traditions on the 4th?!

britni

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Easy Everyday Hair Tutorial

here’s a quick tutorial for my everyday, easy, takes-30-seconds hairstyle.

before i show you how simple it is, i want to give some quick love to Pureology haircare.

 the Colour Stylist Shampoo and Precious Oil are currently two of my favorite haircare products. i use the Precious Oil before blow drying as well as to freshen up dry hair (so sue me because i don’t wash my hair every day). it smells amazing and leaves hair smooth, soft and shiny. the Colour Stylist hairspray gives great hold-especially during the summer months-and maintains hold without leaving hair crunchy. head over to www.pureology.com to check out these amazing products for yourself. did i mention i love Pureology? alright, enough with the shameless promotion but in case you didn’t notice, i really love these products. on with the hairstyle!

 

 

begin with straight/curly/wavy hair – this looks good on any type of hair add some lift to the crown of your hair by back combing. this is where your Pureology Colour Stylist hairspray and Spornette Little Wonder really come in handy. pin back sides with small clips or bobby pins and you’ll have yourself one rocking (easy) hairstyle.

for more easy hair tutorials head here. please, stop by for a visit and stay a while.

xo, kristie

http://www.blushingbasics.com/

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