July 6, 2015

Celebrating The Fourth of July

Years ago, when I was young and energetic, I planned and hosted a huge Fourth of July party at our home for friends and neighbors and family. And it was good. Now...older, wiser, more tired, and less ambitious...I plan and celebrate with our little family and sister and mom. And my bestie Marian. And it is better. : ) Here is how we celebrated Independence Day this year...

Still a menu planner...because that is how my brain works...

Simple but festive table decorations...

Brownies. Because...why not?!?!?!

Littles on swings...barefoot, of course...

Some porch sitting...

Cake eating...

Fireworks watching...

Sparkler playing...


Fourth of July 2015.
Good times.

Ok, summer.
You can slow down now. : )


  1. That looks like the perfect way to celebrate!! I'd like summer to slow down a little too! :)
    Brownies, cake -- yum!! Hope you have a good start to the week!

  2. Looks like a wonderful celebration. What could be better than a celebration with the ones you love.

  3. Hi Billie Jo! Long time no talk, my friend :) It looks like you had a fabulous 4th of July - what a blessing.

    Yes, summer is flying by, isn't it?! I can't believe it's already July. Hugs to you!

  4. Oh Billie Jo, I always love to see the beauty that you create with your family. I love that you make every occasion an event your kids will always remember. I wish I had slowed down a bit and make those with my children, but I certainly intend to do that with my grandchildren and make more with my children now that I am older and wiser.

  5. Perfect - and smart. Nice, small, easy and lovely. All of your goodies look so yummy. I'd like to bite those brownies through the screen. ;)
    Sounds like it was a great weekend. Now maybe if we both grab and end and pull and we can hold onto summer a bit and make it slow down! But I doubt it. ::sigh::
    Keep soaking it up my Friend! xo

  6. Looks like a perfect day .. Simple and spent with family and good friends.

  7. Taco Dip sounds yummy! It looks like you had w onderful weekend. We celebrated with our family, too. :)

  8. Good times! I'm glad you had a great day :)

  9. Love your laid-back attitude! Big parties are great but so much work for the hostess both before and after. Looks like you had a wonderful 4th! Bare feet, porch sitting, brownies... :)

  10. Thanks for the smiles, Billie Jo. Looks like a nice time...have a lovely Tuesday my friend. Blessings

  11. Looks like a perfect way to celebrate!

  12. Hi Billie Jo~

    Cute! Slow down is right, before you know it we will be talking about turkeys and Christmas trees! I love the 4th of July - I'm so glad you had a good one!


  13. Looks like you had a lovely 4th of July!


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo