20 June 2013

Celebrating The Fourth Of July

Woo-hoo! I have some great memories of 

celebrating the Fourth of July!

Do you?

How do you celebrate?

How do you decorate?  

What great recipes do you prepare?

I have a few favorite picks and pins to 

share, please visit my Independence Day 

Board on Pinterest for the links on how to 

create the projects and recipes you

will find on this post.

In search for a Patriotic Wreath?

Do you need a little inspiration to get your 

creative energy flowing? 

Please visit my friend and the Queen of 

creativity- Debbie - Debbie-Dabble

So many ways to add charm and fun to your

Independence Day Activities-without a lot of

expense and fuss.

These cookies are wonderful, made with a mix

and jello. You will find a great tutorial 

for the Flag Blocks, and they are so 

inexpensive and so Patriotic.  Stars and 

Stripes Wreath another easy project wrap and


Looking for all types of DIY ideas for the 

Fourth of July as well as party ideas and 

all things crafty?

Please hop on over to

Samantha Conner-Crafty Texas Girls

Until Monday, be safe!

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The Dedicated House

Ivy and Elephants


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Lots of great ideas for the 4th Jemma. Thanks so much for sharing. xo

  2. Thank you for including my cupcake wreath! xo-Samantha

  3. These are some wonderful ideas, but this is one holiday I don't decorate for. Those cookies look so awesome though...if I end up going to a friend's house for a BBQ that day, I'm going to make and bring these!

  4. I'm a party pooper. Since I was a child, I was afraid of loud noises. And firecrackers are very loud noises!

  5. You know what girl - I have forgotten the 4th is so close! I love that holiday - love the colors - I better get started! lol sandie

  6. Jemma,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your words of encouragement as I continue my Weight Loss Journey!!

  7. OMG!! I can't beleive i forgot to THANK you for the shout out!! Stupid me!!

    I will return the favor and give you a shout out in my next post!!

    Thanks again, you were so kind to do that!!

    Many Hugs,

  8. HI Jemma, what a fun post. I used to decorate for the 4th of July, but then we started taking vacation around that time. I guess I should dig out my goodies as I don't even remember what I have! Goodness.
    Hope all is well in your world dear friend. SOOO busy here! Trying to keep up with everything and trying to get things done before that grandbaby arrives. Just a month away now.

  9. Great ideas, Jemma! And to answer your question re. using lavender stalks and leaves to make bath salts - I reckon that'll work, since the stalks have much of the smell and oils anyway.

    PS: It's giveaway time on my blog! Hope you join: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2013/06/angelorian-tradition-giveaway.html

  10. Hi Jemma, I enjoy decorating for all the holidays:) The 4th of July is the day after our wedding anniversary so we are always in the mood to celebrate with a fun BBQ and a great pie! Your wreath is so pretty and I've seen some really nice DIY wood flag boards. Thanks for sharing all these goodies!

    Happy Monday!



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