Old Glory

July 4, 2013 at 6:30 AM 1 comment

Guest Blogger: Allie

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!


I do have to say, Independence Day is one of my very favorite holidays, so I was thrilled when Kate asked me to write today’s post. Old Glory is an appropriate name for our flag and the holiday in which we celebrate it, because today really is a time relish in old american traditions, a day for the simple things in life, a time to slow down,

an opportunity to spend time with loved ones, appreciate all things red, white, and blue,


walk on the beach,

swim in a lake,

 ride your bike, do some front porch sittin’,

  savor tried and true American traditions. Some of which, sadly enough, only come out on this wonderful holiday. Sparklers, for example. Why, on God’s green earth, don’t we use sparklers more often? They truly are one of life’s simple pleasures.

Then, there are the not so forgotten American rituals, such as the backyard BBQ! The nostalgic portion of this post is complete, let’s move on to some 4th of July practicalities. Like, what to bring to the part(ies) you’re attending and what to wear…
One of my favorites, crowd pleaser every time. Rows of Driscoll’s berries and cheese arranged like our flag on a platter, perfection! For the more boozy portion of the day,

Berry icecubes! Take the left over berries from your platter, pop them in an ice tray with a little water and freeze. Voila! A patriotic drink wherever you are. And if you are hosting the party, this is one niffty little trick everyone should know about,

4th plate

punch a hole in a paper plate and secure napkin and utensils with some red,white, and blue ribbon. Now let’s talk about you. An american classic and age appropriate from your 20’s through your 70’s. The chambray shirt with white denim; timeless.

4th outfit!

Though I love her shoes, I’d suggest something more along these lines,

4th sperry

practical, adorable, and that pop of red you need to complete your patriotic ensamble! Thanks Sperry.

Wishing the happiest of 4th’s to you and yours!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. dmm  |  July 4, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Best blog from Allie ever. . . love the luv you share about our U.S. of A.! The food and decor and fashion ROCK w/ red, white & blue spirit. You put me MORE in the mood of our country’s Birthday, thanks, Allie! dmm


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