Red, White, Blue....and Pink:

It's time to celebrate our wonderful country!

What better way to do that than to decorate?

The sunflowers are from the grocery store by my house and the vase is one that I made at a Pottery Painting place.

My "tree" looking festive:

The vintage style Cracker Jacks are from Walmart and the trunk came from an estate sale last week:

And nothing says "Happy Birthday America" like a pink cooler, right?

I saw this cooler at Target last year and I didn't get it. I regretted that foolish decision all year. Yesterday it came back into my life. It was the last one on the shelf and ON SALE. I took that as a sign from God that it should be mine. We do have several coolers, but none of them are pink. And I am pretty sure all of them have had dead animal parts in them at one time or another from my hunting husband. So now we are the proud owners of a pink cooler.

Now Marcus has not seen our new cooler yet, and he reads my blog, so this is how I am breaking it to him. He also reads the comments, so it would be helpful if you could confirm the fact that this was a wise purchase, and how lucky we are that I was at the right place at the right time to get Target's last pink cooler and on sale! Basically, I think he should thank me!

You're welcome! :)


Karen said...

I started a new blog about getting myself out of my mommy box. Would you mind if one day I did a craft from an idea I found on your blog? I will link you and give you the credit for the inspiration. Some people dont like to be copied... so I just wanted to ask. Gracias!

Sunday said...

First off, I really love your blog and you are going to be way cool for having a pink cooler--I'm actually jealous! It's ironic that you have the "Happy Everything" plate in this post, b/c for the last few days I've been racking my brain on where I've seen those. Do you know of a place on the web that sales them? (I've seen a blog that has mentioned them, but can't find it now). Also, do you give decorating advice/sell those type of services, etc.? Have a great week!


Denise said...

Love all of the red, white and blue. So patriotic!

On to the cooler! You and your hubby are one lucky couple to have that pink cooler in your lives! How stylish you will be when you take your beverages from the pink cooler!! LOL


St. Michael's Wife said...

Not only a pink cooler, but a HOT pink cooler on LEOPARD PRINT! Gotta love it!

Really love, love, love your July 4th decorations!

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I love the cooler! I think it should be just for you, so you can be sure there's never been a dead animal in it!

I love your decorations!

Jenny said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE it!!!! You have such great ideas! I love how you celebrate the 4th!!! Such great style!!!

Kasey said...

The pretty pink cooler and you were meant to be. :)

Fabiola said...

I love the decoration and I have the same cooler : )....


Staci said...

Girl, you would have been a FOOL not to get that pink cooler. I mean, c'mon, you can never have too many coolers in this Texas heat. It was not only practical it was downright necessary!

Does that help? LOL!!

Hayley said...

A pink cooler is as necessary as a pink tool set - EVERY girl needs one!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!! Such fun to read, and love your style!


King Amy said...

i love fourth of july too!!
and of course your house is decorated - to - a - TEE!

the cooler is FABULOUS!

Connie said...

Love your Happy Everything plate in the background. The cooler was calling your name!

Happy 4th! Love your decorations!


Anonymous said...

i love your blog! i especially love your decorating ideas!! i noticed your happy Everything plate in the pic...i have one too that is sitting on my kitchen counter! i dont have a blog of my own but my good friend has one @
and i read Kelly Korner blog also!


Amy said...

You will probably find that you won't have to share your prized cooler with your man and won't have to worry about it being tainted with animal parts! :-) I have a cute Scout toile one and our Big Daddy won't be caught dead carrying it!! Love your blog!!! Love your Cherry Hill Cottage banner too!

The Kelsos said...

Marcus, take it from a girl who lives for pink accessories --the cooler is essential.

kimert said...

Love how you have everything decorated! Looks great. And yes, you definitely needed that cute pink cooler. :)

Sandy Morgan said...

LOVE the 4th of July banner!!! Enjoyed the tour!