Friday, July 4, 2014

The Fourth

Happy Fourth of July pretties! What a fun day this is! This holiday for me is one of my favorites. When I think of the Fourth I think of barbecued steaks and burgers, corn on the cob, and sweetly crisp watermelon at the ranch. Having everyone over, lounging in adirondack chairs, with all of our hounds all sprawled out on the freshly cut grass. I think of rodeo nights, dust, boots, and braiding my dad's horses manes, getting him ready to rope and watching fireworks in the back of my dad's pickup truck while roasting marshmallows by a campfire. I've had some pretty amazing fourth of July's in the past! 

Today, though, I'm in my new California apartment, Brennan is at his best friends bachelor party for the weekend, and it's a quiet morning. But the sun is out, birds are chirping, and I'm sipping on hot coffee in my mini latte bowl and smelling my new delicious Double Latte candle I just purchased from Anthropologie. There is never a better Fourth of July than when you are home, with your family, but even though this year is different, I refuse to be a debbie downer :). You can always find something to be thankful about. You can always do something creatively. Make something that excites you, write something that makes you smile when you think back on memories. And that's what I'm doing today :). 

When I was glancing around the apartment looking for something patriotic, I didn't find much other than the berries that were in my fridge. Combine that with these amazing wave dishes from Crate And Barrel, that I just received last weekend for my bridal shower, and we have something pretty :). I also used this old vintage tablecloth given to me by my grandma. My grandma is such a dear! For my bridal shower, she gave me such precious gifts...one being this old tablecloth, which belonged to my Nanny, my great great grandmother. And for the packaging for the gifts she gave, she sewed drawstring bags that were made from all of the scraps of my dresses that she made me when I was a little girl! Aww makes my heart melt. 

I'd love to hear what Fourth of July means to you! Have a good day sweet ladies and gents!

Here are a few of my favorite things of this morning :)







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