Freedom Isn’t Free

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Over here today we’ll be eating hot dogs and apple pie and enjoying having my husband home for the day. At the same time, we acknowledge those who have fought for the freedoms that we have in this country, freedoms that spread across the world after 1776. While we know the War for Independence changed […]

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So […]

Planning for the 4th of July

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Looking to plan a party or a 4th of July event? Want to find some great fourth of July recipes? Simply want to learn the names of all fifty states? I gotcha covered. If you want to experience a blast from my past, then click on the video above. It’s the song that we sang […]

Fun Learning for the 4th of July

Plan for fun and learning on the 4th of July with these menu, book, and movie ideas. Photo source: Heidi The Fourth of July is next week?! How did that happen? Time is flying. It seems that the 4th often takes our family by surprise. Last year, the sun was setting and one of the […]

A California-Meets-Midwest 4th of July Menu (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

When I think about the fourth of July, I think of childhood vacations in Minnesota and South Dakota. My parents were both born and raised in Minnesota and migrated west in the Great California Teacher Shortage of 1967. They’ve been Californians ever since, but both are threatening to move back to the Land of 10,000 […]

True Freedom

Photo Source: Michael Caven Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed….” John 8:34-36 May your Fourth of July […]

Red, White & Blue Scones (Ultimate Recipe Swap: 4th of July)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about color coding. Primary colors make me smile. I’ve even owned a snowman-embroidered cardigan in my time. And planning food to match a holiday? I’m all over that. How can you celebrate the Fourth of July […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: The Good Ole’ USA

Though it’s easy for our lives to get caught up in economics, the latest fashions, and the price of hot dogs at the local Stuff-Mart, the truth underlying it all is that we experience great freedom in being able to pursue those very things. The freedoms that we enjoy every day in the United States […]