{independence creativity}

Ohhhhhh we had such a fun day on the 4th…even amidst all of the drought conditions we are dealing with (ie…no fireworks…sigh!!), we still had a great time!!!

Here are some of our fave moments that we had:

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my nieces' first Fourth of July!! They did great!!!

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Our house abounded with teenagers all day…LOVED that!!
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 and of course, swimming…

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lots of swimming…

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did I mention the swimming?

And of course, our yearly tradition of the "Flag Cake"!!

This year I wanted to try something new, so I bought some Fondant. It was interesting, to say the least…

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I used the Betty Crocker Super Moist White cake…it was sooooo yummmy!!!!!

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and with some fondant, spray icing color, and those little star cupcake thingies, here is my creation:

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As soon as I finished decorating the cake, I went out and got into the pool. When I came back inside a while later, the cake had been inhaled!! so I guess it was a hit!! 🙂

So, you thought this was all about me and my fourth of July, but I have to mention my darling friend, Julie, one more time!! She created the cutest flag table runner in honor of the holiday and posted a free tutorial on Amanda's Blog last Friday!!!

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Isn't it perfect???? When things settle down here, I'm going to totally make this!!!

Hope your fourth was just as independent and full of fun, laughter and Flag Cake!!!

 

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