Recap: Red, White and Blue

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This little firecracker greeted me in the garden.

This year for the 4th (yes, I know it’s the 9th, but I’m a classic procrastinator) I didn’t host a party, which was a first. My friend Justine took the baton and boy did she run with it. I love this holiday because it’s such a fun and casual way to bring family and country to the forefront.

We always start the day by attending our local parade. It’s straight out of a Norman Rockwell scene, don’t blink or you might miss it! God Bless, the Gap. I tried to find this outfit in my size.

montecito parade

fresh fruit

Damn, just bringing sides was a snap!

Justine, the party hostess, never fails to color coordinate her cocktails with the holiday. Yes, that is the Watermelon Margarita she’s sipping.

4th party

Such a treat that Clark from Full of Life Flatbread was slinging pizzas non-stop. Keep ’em coming, Clark! I swear I ate my weight in pepperoni and peppers.

flat bread wood oven

flatbread pizza

One of my favorite cutie-pies.

Elizabeth treated us to homemade s’mores baked in the wood fire oven.

smores in the oven

4th ladies

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6 thoughts on “Recap: Red, White and Blue”

I can’t believe that we are already half way through the year. I’m afraid to go shopping because the will be showing the fall back to school things.

It looks like you all had a wonderful 4th!

LOVE this last pic Val! You are too cute, and I’m dying at your grip on the wine glass as you celebrate with a sparkler! My kind of gal!

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