Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Patriotic Porches

Americana and primitive decor has never really been my style but I absolutely LOVE decorating for the 4th of July.

{via Country Living}

{via Home Companion}

{via Home Companion}

{via Coastal Living}

{via Country Living}

{via Country Living}

{via flickr}

Monday, June 28, 2010

Patriotic Weddings

{via inspire the bride}

{via southern accent}

{via banquet event}

Saturday, June 26, 2010

4th of July Taco Salad

Here's a cute way to present taco salad for your 4th of July potluck next weekend.

{via Taste of Home}


* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1-1/2 cups water
* 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
* 1 envelope taco seasoning
* 6 cups tortilla or corn chips
* 4 to 5 cups shredded lettuce
* 9 to 10 pitted large olives, sliced lengthwise
* 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
* 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved


In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Place chips in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Spread beef mixture evenly over the top. Cover with lettuce. For each star, arrange five olive slices together in the upper left corner. To form stripes, add cheese and tomatoes in alternating rows. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

For Those About to Rock

{via Pottery Barn, BHG, Flickr, Country Living, Natural Home Magazine, Nancy Fishelman, & James Braigrie}

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Patriotic Presents

American Eagle earrings by Serrelynda

Set of Ticking Potholders by PiecesOfOlde

Pearl Cluster earrings by MelissaAnneParker

Patriotic Zipper Brooch by zippinning

Red, white, & blue striped vintage dress by TheLovelyOwl

Grain sack pillow by Sassycatcreations

Sterling silver flag ring by Braverelics

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dear Sunroom / Screen Porch:

Oh how I love thee! I almost broke up with my front porch for you but I just couldn't bring myself to do it, as he was my first love. However, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Stay gorgeous!