Celebrating the 4th of July

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Happy fourth of July week!!!! We had a super fun weekend celebrating our sweetest Claire bear, she turned TWO on Saturday (more about her birthday coming to the blog very soon!) and we loved celebrating her. We let Harper & Eloise plan out the day for her and it was perfect, birthday pancakes, water slides & her very own stuffed Johnny gorilla from her favorite movie, Sing. Claire is obsessed with him!! My parents were in Iowa taking care of my grandma’s house so we postponed her birthday party until next weekend, we can’t wait!!

Yesterday afternoon, we had a few friends in our neighborhood over for some fourth of July (or I guess, second of July) festivities & I wanted to share the two super quick & easy things we made. The first is a fruit & cheese tray, I used a tiny star cookie cutter but these would also be super easy to freehand with a paring knife if you pre-cut your cheese into squares! This is a great light appetizer to throw together for everybody to enjoy, especially if you’re going to be outside or heading somewhere to watch fireworks! Later we made rosé floats, choose your favorite bottle of rosé and pour over two scoops of raspberry sorbet! Seriously delicious!! And of course, what is a festive summer celebration without sprinklers & water balloons?!

We are headed to our local fireworks celebration tonight & hope to catch them again in our backyard tomorrow night! Hope you guys all have the HAPPIEST Fourth! God Bless America, land of the free because of the brave. XO



  1. Love the idea of water balloons on a trampoline! Also that knife on the cheeseboard is so cute, would you mind sharing where it’s from please? Thanks 🙂

  2. So, I know you have mentioned this before but what kind of camera do you use? And to edit? I love love love how your pictures always look like they have a certain “filter” to them. They are gorgeous!

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