Red White and Blue Decorating Ideas

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People in my neighborhood of Old Towne Orange LOVE to decorate for holidays. around the neighborhood right now, everyone is breaking out their patriotic decorations for Memorial Day & the summer days beyond. These colorful displays make our neighborhood look so welcoming & even a bit old-fashioned. I am getting ready to prepare our home & will share photos when it is finished.
You can have a patriotic home this summer with these great ideas! Decorate your home for Independence Day or for every day of the year with these ideas from Country Living.

14 Patriotic, Star-Spangled Ways to Use Mason Jars

14 Patriotic, Star-Spangled Ways to Use Mason Jars

Late last year, a friend gave me a box of Mason jars. I remember looking at them & wondering what in the world I was going to use them for. I knew there were many crafts that use Mason jars but I was stumped right then. I did find ways to use them to make Christmas snow globes. Now I wish I had saved a few! These ideas are fabulous! The one in the photo above is great & worth a trip to my neighborhood hardware store to pick up a few. And there are 13 MORE crafts you can make! OH BOY! Thank you Country Living for sharing these great ideas! Enjoy!

Patriotic Mason Jars

Easy Patriotic Decorations

Easy Patriotic Decorations

I love decorating my home for all the different seasons & holidays throughout the year. right now, I am transitioning from Spring to Patriotic. Red, white & blue will decorate my home for most of the summer. Add a patriotic touch to your home with these simple & sensational decorations from BH&G. It’s easy to do, can be very inexpensive & adds color & fun to your home all summer. Enjoy!

Rich & Juicy Berry Pies

Rich & Juicy Berry Pies

My grandmother made wonderful pies. The Infamous Lena B. is the one that taught me my look of cooking & baking. While I helped her with pie making, I admit I do not make pie as often as I should. There is a zen to pie making, especially when it comes to making crust. I have tasted incredible pie & this causes me to stick with baking those things I know I do well. However, I do love EATING pie & I love berries. BH&G has combined 2 of my favorite things with these recipes! Pies made with fresh berries this summer are a great treat for family & friends! Enjoy!

 

Sweet & Special Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Time to plan something special for Mom! This doesn’t mean expensive or elaborate. However, it does mean something thoughtful & special. Rather than investing money, invest some thought & your time to give your mom a special day she will remember.  Southern Living offers a selection of ideas to help you plan a wonderful day for Mom. Spend some time studying them. Talk to other members of your family. Then, show mom how much you appreciate everything she does for all of you! Enjoy!

Sweet & Special