Darling, Happy 4th of July Weekend! As most of you know, I love my country, and I’m proud to be an American (hence why I named my dog, America!). So, it got me thinking about the history of America and why we celebrate the 4th of July.
According to the History Channel:
“The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence.”
I think it’s important that we celebrate our independence, and we also celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. I hope you all are holding your family close and enjoying all of your outings and BBQs. As well, make sure you stay safe!
Now, on to my Weekend Musings…
10 Patriotic 4th of July Recipes
Are you in need of some last-minute ideas for that 4th of July BBQ or dinner party? Don’t show up empty-handed or with a simple bag of chips, head on down to your grocery store right now and make one of these 10 patriotic 4th of July recipes!
Many of them are simple, and all of them look delicious! Please let me know if you try any.
19 Upscale 4th of July Cocktails
We covered some recipes, but let’s not forget the 4th of July cocktails!
If you love a good drink, even if it’s non-alcoholic, this list of 19 cocktails is perfect for the 4th of July. They range from a beautiful red drink with vodka called “Old Glory” to a “Firecracker Spritz” made with King’s Ginger liqueur, cranberry juice, and sparkling lemonade or lemon soda.
Have a drink, make a toast, and enjoy a life of freedom, darling!
CLICK HERE for all 19 4th of July cocktail recipes.
Stylish and Fashion Forward Sunglasses For 2021
You can’t go to your relative’s 4th of July BBQ without a stunning and fashionable pair of sunglasses! As I always say, sunglasses are an accessory that many of us wear almost every day, so they are arguably your most important fashion accessory this summer.
I have glasses for every occasion and ones that match multiple outfits. You can too!
If you haven’t yet, CLICK HERE to shop my picks for stylish and fashion-forward sunglasses.