What does today mean to you? Maybe you’re going to a BBQ and then watching fireworks afterwards? That’s what we do, right? But, what if, we dug deeper to find out why we celebrate this holiday?
So, when we think about July 4th we think of the Declaration of Independence, right? The day America was born, July 4, 1776. You can read all about the history HERE. It’s pretty interesting to go back in time and learn of all the neat history stuff of America.
I usually spend this day reflecting on how fortunate and blessed we are to live in America. It’s such a cool place! Of course we are having a BBQ and my hubby and his friend Mike are setting off a huge firework show in our pasture as a grand finale for the evening. We are having some close friends come over, nothing big and fancy. Sometimes, it’s the simple gatherings we have with our close friends and family that make it so much more memorable.
So, what are your plans for today? Stay safe and have a wonderful day no matter what you are doing!
*Photo Credit: These images are not my own and I have no knowledge of their source.
I’ve been waiting all year for this day! I absolutely love this time of year! Is anyone else as crazy about FALL as I am? I say this every year but it’s so true! There is just something about the cooler air, the pumpkins, making apple butter, festivals and well, you know…..all the fun stuff! Unfortunately, we don’t have the beautiful scenery of the leaves changing here in Florida, but I do try to make it as “Fally” (I’m pretty sure that isn’t even a word) as I can.
The first thing that comes to mind is making my Aunt Linda’s Pumpkin Bread. I’ve tweaked it a little bit to make it a healthier version (sorry, Aunt Linda) but it tastes just as yummy as hers does. You can get the recipe and make it yourself HERE.
I’m also usually making apple butter that I go up to Tennessee or North Carolina in the fall and go apple pickin’. We have a trip planned to Virginia this year so I’ve got to look and make sure I can bring a bushel back for my canning.
So, here’s to FALL! I hope you have some fun and relaxing things planned this season. Just spending it with family and friends maybe around a fire or tossing a football on Sunday afternoons is perfect enough.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, but here are some FREE printables for you to use. Check out all the goodies HERE.
I also wanted to mention that I have some new FALL signs listed in my Etsy shop. I keep adding more from time to time and I will be adding a Painting Workshop so you can learn all my techniques. Be sure and sign up for my newsletter so you can be first to know!
Happy Sunday to you! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Here in Florida it’s well, quite beautiful – sunny and perfect weather! Sorry to anyone up north dealing with snow right now. 🙂
I’m super excited to tell you that I listed some of my DIY recipes on ETSY. I know we all get busy and not everyone has time to make stuff like me, so now you can shop in my cute little store on Etsy.
Just click on the tab at the top of this post that says ETSY or you can click HERE.
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Thanks and have a blessed day!