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Festive 4th of July

by Courtney on July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone is starting off with a great Independence day…and if today is just a regular Monday for you, then I hope your day is starting out just as great!

So despite having a day full of two parties yesterday, I was in total bad blogger mode and barely captured any of our day. I did, however, manage to take a few pics of the food (of course) and some friends.

Food

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Dessert (+ an unphotographed cupcake)

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Sangria…I luuuuurve me some sangria. Winking smile

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Friends

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This is Jay with our friend, Scott. Scott said he wanted a shout out on the blog. “Hi Scott!”

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And that about sums up yesterdays photos! We still had a lot of fun.

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This morning, Jay and I spent some time lounging around in bed before finally getting up to eat some breakfast.

We had no iced coffee prepared, so I ended up prepping a batch of some last minute iced coffees. Just as delicious!

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For breakfast, I’m sort of a nerd and felt compelled to eat something festive.

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A vanilla Chobani with strawberries, blueberries, and a couple tablespoons of Love Grown Foods granola.

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A deeeelicious breakfast…with a side of creeper. Winking smile

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Today, Jay and I have another party to go to and may end up making a trip to the movies…if I can get my butt in gear and ready on time.

Gotta get movin’!

Question for the Day:

Are you celebrating the 4th of July where you are?

How are you spending your day?

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1 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 4, 2011 at 11:16 am

I’m hearing “oh no… Is this going on the blog?” How on earth do you get them to say “I want a shout out!”?!?!?!
That leg picture of Cody is great! :) I am traveling to a doctors appointment, not much fun to be had here….

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2 Tara Burner July 4, 2011 at 11:20 am

no to celebrating :(
just another day here…daughter & I are going to just chill and do who knows what

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3 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 4, 2011 at 11:21 am

Yum! Looks like a fun day yesterday! We are celebrating the 4th of July by going to the lake today and watching fireworks tonight! :)

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4 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

Haha love the “side of creeper” :). Sangria is amazing! At dinner the other night I ordered a drink that was a mix of sangria, vodka, and lemonade…holy yum! Hope you have an awesome holiday! I’ll be going to a movie, cookout, and fireworks :)

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5 Amy @ My Life as a Lazy Girl July 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Yum Sangria! I made a white sangria for a party yesterday! I’m slacking today and not bringing anything to a party I’m going to today

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6 Becca July 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Mmmm sangria!!!

I’m canadian so I celebrated Friday. :) SO sadly I am spending the 4th at my desk! BOO!

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7 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" July 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Love the festive breakfast! I had a festive breakfast with a sprinkles Captain America Dunkin Donut and of course an iced coffee. I am 12 ;-).

Spending the day, laying out, relaxing and enjoying some sunshinnne.

HAPPY 4th!

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8 Katherine July 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I am just watching fireworks later, but dang that food looks tasty. Esp that breakfast!

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9 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) July 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Everything look delicious. I have no clue what I’m doing tonight but I need to make that iced coffee! Yumm

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10 Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries July 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I had a big ol’ bbq with the fam and tonight I’m playing tennis with my dad, sis, and her fiance. A great day :) Happy 4th!

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11 Khushboo July 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Glad I’m not the only nerd around! I had a festive fro yo that was red, White and blue thanks to bloobs and Strawbs!

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12 erica July 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm

not celebrating here :( my other half is working. boo.

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13 Jayme @ Runner-n-Spice July 4, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Looks like you are having a great long weekend!! Happy 4th from Canada!!

ps: love the creeper cat :)

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14 Amanda July 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I want to know what those small wraps that have spinach (or something?) in them!!! Looks soooooooo good while I’m here at work and not being able to celebrate! :(

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15 Courtney July 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm

They were awesome!! It was almost like a spinach-artichoke dip, minus all the mayo base, inside wonton wrappers. Amazing!

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16 Amanda July 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

yummmm! sounds amazing!

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17 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I love that I can see half of your cat in that last picture… too funny! ;)

I spent half the day exploring Chicago, eating Sprinkles cupcakes, and drooling over things I can’t afford on the Magnificant Mile. :P The other half of the day was spent driving back to Ohio… boo!

Happy 4th of July everyone!!

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18 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Truly a perfect 4th for you! It all looks like so much fun :)

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19 Lee @ in the pink of condition July 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

LOVE the creeper comment and pic. Your cat seriously photobombs all your pictures. You crack me up!

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20 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Omg. So good. I’m glad you had a good time girl!!!!!

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21 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 5, 2011 at 5:43 am

Looks like you had a great day! :)

No 4th celebrations here in Ireland – just a regular Monday!

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22 Meredith July 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I made your Stars and Stripes cake for my party on Sunday. My friends LOVED it and already want to know when I’ll make it again! Thanks for the recipe…sooooo gooooood!!!

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23 Courtney July 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Oh GOOD!! I’m so glad it went over well :)

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