Red White and Blue Popsicles

red white and blue popsicles

This delicious Fourth of July treat recipe is courtesy of Design Happens, part of the HGTV series.  Cool and refreshing, not too mention, FUN Red, White and Blue popsicles.

4th of July Cupcakes

red white and blue cupcakes

These super fun 4th of July Cupcakes come from Jennifer at NotYourMommasCookie blog.  These aren’t hard – just a bit time consuming.  Her are some tips that will help with this recipe:

  1. Note that this recipe makes 10-12 cupcakes.   If you want to make more just use 2 packages of cake mix.
  2. When filling the cupcake pans, it helps to have someone ‘hold’ the star while you gently add the rest of the batter to the liner.
  3. If you don’t have a pastry tip – no worries! Just cut end off the pastry bag and start frosting!

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Memorial Day DIY

Memorial Day is next weekend, and we are planning a simple backyard BBQ with family… but for those of you who have grander plans, I’ve got some fun Red, White, and Blue DIY ideas AND recipes for you!

From BHG, a very simple idea for turning a red, white and blue crepe paper streamer into a table trim.  Love it!

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From Better Recipes, a yummy Red, White and Blue Dessert Pizza. (Yes, this is definitely on our family BBQ menu now!)

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From the Hostess blog, check out the amazing Americana 4th of July Block party post – lots of great ideas for red, white and blue that will work just as easily for Memorial Day!

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From Capital B, a ruffly patriotic wreath tutorial – perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July!

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What will you be doing for Memorial Day?  We’d love to hear about it!