Happy Birthday America!

Happy 239th Birthday America! 

We are celebrating Independence Day with Red Velvet cupcakes decorated with fireworks and stars. The fireworks are made from Twizzlers licorice candy (I found the instructions on Tastes of Lizzie Ts). So cute!  I added candy star "sprinkles".  Of course, with a sweet cupcake you must have milk, served here in a recycled Starbucks coffee bottle with an adhesive anchor (cut with my "Lifes a Beach" Cricut cartridge), and a star spangled bow and paper straw. And isn't this anchor napkin cute! My cousin gave me a box of these napkins which went perfectly with our Fourth of July lunch on the river. 

No fancy tablescape, but you can't beat this view!  We had lunch today on the second floor deck of my parents' house.  If you look closely on the left side of the picture  you can see two osprey sitting on their nest! 

My husband and I spent part of the day in our kayak.  We enjoyed a leisurely cruise down a local creek surrounded by woods.  We were not too far from the location of the last battle of the Revolutionary War and it was so quiet and untouched by human development that we started to feel like those original settlers must have felt when they sailed those same waters. 

Here is the view when we started on our trip.  I am a little nervous about taking pictures when on the water like this.  I have lost a couple of cameras and a cell phone or two in the water.  So I stowed my equipment away and enjoy the view in my memory instead of pictures! 

I hope that you are enjoying a Happy and Safe Fourth of July weekend and are able to spend a little time enjoying your own little piece of this great nation! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



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