family fourth of July celebration

I supplied the sprinkles and Tyler did the 'hard' work of decorating the cake!
I supplied the sprinkles and Tyler did the ‘hard’ work of decorating the cake!

 

 

I added a bit of sparkle to my wreath to welcome my family into our home for the 4th
I added a bit of sparkle to my wreath to welcome my family into our home for the 4th
We stuck our patriotic pinwheel in our geranium plant, potted in a blue container (conveniently cute!). I plan to leave the decor through the month of July *
We stuck our patriotic pinwheel in our geranium plant, potted in a blue container (conveniently cute!). I plan to leave the decor through the month of July *
here's our icecream cake, patriotically striped and ready to enjoy!
here’s our icecream cake, patriotically striped and ready to enjoy!
So, it isn't alcoholic, but it is a mixed drink! And a pretty one at that *
So, it isn’t alcoholic, but it is a mixed drink! And a pretty one at that * Our brother in law, Daniel, served up the drinks quite stylishly!

The link to the post for this yummy drink’s recipe

I love to use streamers to decorate, and this holiday family get together was no exception. Thankfully, Tyler's tall enough to put them up for us!
I love to use streamers to decorate, and this holiday family get together was no exception. Thankfully, Tyler’s tall enough to put them up for us! / See the white runner on the dresser? I placed the appetizers – simple cheese ball and crackers – on a silver tray atop the dresser.
Everyone enjoyed all of the good food we shared - hotdogs and toppings, asian slaw, fresh watermelon, strawberry pretzel salad, potato chips, and baked beans - YUM!
Everyone enjoyed all of the good food we shared – a casual buffet of hotdogs and toppings, asian slaw, fresh watermelon, strawberry pretzel salad, potato chips, and baked beans – YUM!

Here’s my grandmother’s homemade hotdog chili recipe – Definitely one you will want to keep!

Hot Dog Chili

3 pounds of lean ground beef

1 Tablespoon of chili powder

1 large can of tomato juice

1Tablespoon of salt

Cook the ground beef, drain off any excess fat, add the tomato juice, chili powder and salt.

Simmer for maybe 30 minutes.  Add more tomato juice if needed for the correct consistency.

Any left over can be frozen.

after our family celebration of Independence Day, this little family of three going on four in the next month, went on a weekend-long vacation!!!!!
after our family celebration of Independence Day, this little family of three going on four in the next month, went on a weekend-long vacation!!!!!

 

My post on Independence Day Celebration Inspiration

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