the fourth.

i absolutely love a good cook-out, which is what the 4th is all about for me…good food, great friends, and my loving family. adam and i still don’t have any solid plans for tomorrow, but i imagine it will involve something delicious! i wish the 4th of july weren’t always such a hot time of year. i grew up spending this holiday at the pool i used to swim at everyday; that was always nice thanks to my dear old friend, the water. what better way to celebrate the holiday than with home decor? i am always up for some fun holiday decorations, and hopefully you are too! this is a “reblog” from my friend Blair with “A Case of the Mundays”. i saw her post it and thought it was such a cute idea that i had to share it with you.

from “A Case of the Mundays“…
we’re going to a baseball game! the nashville sounds are playing the cubbies (okay the iowa cubs – not quite as cool!) and they are ending the game with fireworks! hotdogs, popcorn, $2 beer night, “peanuts, peanuts, get your peanuts”, the 7th inning stretch – can’t get more american than that!

or can you?!? here’s a little “all-american” DIY just in time for the holiday:

supplies:
– baseballs or softballs (old or new!)
– red, white & blue paint (i chose a navy + barn red for a bit of a vintage look).
– paint brushes


1 // paint your baseballs completely white. i brushed lightly over the stitches so that the red still peaked through.
2 // paint 1 panel blue.
3 // add your stripes in the remaining white panel. i chose thin lines – but you can make them thicker as well like a real flag.
4 // last but not least, add your stars in the blue panel.


add them to a basket or a bowl and you have the perfect little all-american centerpiece.

Blair can be so creative, and i love that her holiday decorations are homemade and very creative. what are your plans for the holiday!

Read more: http://www.acaseofthemundays.com

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