Independence Day Fun


The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. As for most, I assume, the fireworks shows are the main attraction. They are so beautiful, like exploding flowers in the sky.

They touch something somewhere deep down inside, ya know? It’s like once a year, for a brief moment in time, I’m transported back to childhood where things are simple and uncomplicated. It’s just pure joy.

4th of July-Pop its and taffy

One of the things I like best about any holiday are the themed candies, desserts and other foods. My daughter has caught this bug, she bought these 4th of July themed taffy candies as a gift for her Mamaw this year. And of course, I got my kids their own Pop-Its to play with.

My mom never would let us handle fireworks, for obvious reasons. So aside from sparklers, Pop-Its were our favorite Independence Day tradition. We threw those fun little noise makers all over the place!

Once, when I was a teen, I spread several boxes worth of Pop-Its across the road in front of our house just around dusk. Then my brother and I climbed up on the roof (courtesy of a tree limb) and waited for cars to drive by. Oh my!

Looking back on it now, it’s amazing there wasn’t a car crash, because when people drove past and all the pops started going off they would swerve at the unexpected exploding noises! A few cars even turned around and trolled back by. I can’t believe no one ever figured out who did that!

4th of july wreath

My sister likes to make wreaths and she’s pretty great at it, if I do say so. She made this little beauty for one of our other sisters. She made one for me of a sunflower with a ladybug that I’m so in love with!

Ladybug wreath

Have a very happy — and safe — Indepence day! What are your favorite 4th of July traditions?







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About Wendy

SAHM of 1 school age kid, two adult kids (my 24 yr old daughter & 18 year old son) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Castle Rock and Sharp Objects are current faves) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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