Fourth of July Faves

Laughter really is an amazing medicine and being happy is so important for the soul. I forgot what that felt like for a while there but life has become so fulfilling and even more rewarding than I knew was possible.

This long weekend brings family and friends together to enjoy fireworks, food, and fun which is also good for the soul but we must remember the reason for this holiday. The United States gained it's independence and essentially it's own "soul" 240 years ago. That's definitely a reason to celebrate the country we love and live in and I hope you have a wonderful time doing so this weekend.

When it comes to the 4th of July these are some of my faves:

Andrea amazes me week over week with her flawless sense of style and well-thought-out outfits she shares on her blog. I adore the cute yet patriotic outfits she featured this week just in time for the 4th of July.

My boss is throwing a party this weekend and I offered to make a festive dessert. Of course I immediately went on Pinterest for some ideas and I settled on this delicious looking Angel Food Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Berries.

Even though I don't consider myself very crafty I do enjoy an easy DIY project and I think these Mason Jar Lanterns are very cute for nighttime celebrations. 

Truth be told my nails are a hot mess. I haven't had a manicure or nail polish on my nails in a couple months but holiday weekends remind me to be adventurous. I'm hoping to get a much needed mani and pedi this weekend and sprinkle some patriotism in there.

Because that's important in the summer. I thought these Red & Blue Ice Cubes were a cute idea to make a refreshing fruit-infused water for 4th of July which tends to be one of the hottest months of the year.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and be safe!

Joining Amanda for her linkup.


  1. I love how you started this post - I think especially with all that's going out in the world, we have to realize how lucky we are to live in such an amazing country!! I love all the 4th of July ideas you have and that cake looks so good! Hope you have the best weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love all of these! I love Andrea the most :)

  3. I adore those ice cubes and that cake looks yum!!

  4. I LOVE you my sweet Emily!! Literally just made my morning and started my vacation off right!! I'm so happy you're getting the laughter back, hope to laugh with you in person someday. :-) Love those ice cubes, I'm so making those!! Here is wishing you a long weekend full of fun, laughter and all things sweet and you!!!

  5. Andrea always looks so wonderful...she pulls so many great looks off! Great round up, hope you get to enjoy a nice manicure and the long weekend!

  6. Loving all these ideas!! Can't believe the 4th is so soon!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Andrea & her closet are flawless! All of your picks are great. I really want to try those ice cubes.

  8. Loving all the 4th of July inspiration! SO many fun things! I love that nail polish, so cute! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. That dessert you are making sounds great! Love all this holiday spirit!

  10. Andrea is one of my faves, too! Those ice cubes look so refreshing. And yes, it is amazing what some laughter can do. Sometimes it's hard to find a reason to laugh, but when you do, it's just what the doctor ordered. :)

  11. Love love love Andrea's style, she nails the chic festive look every holiday! I love seeing you in such an amazing place, and am so glad you're right where you need to be. Have a fabulous holiday weekend gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. Andrea really did nail it with her patriotic outfits this week! I need that kimono in my life! I also don't think that I can pass up some patriotic cocktails either! I hope that you have a great time celebrating with friends and family this weekend!

  13. LOVE those mason jar lanterns and the coconut whipped cream sounds perfect for angel food cake! Have a great weekend!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    1. Those ice cubes looks so perfect for summer! I love what you said at the beginning at the post-you're right-we are so lucky to live in the US!