Sunday, May 22, 2011 / 22 Comments

Summer Inspiration

                                                                                    
For a long time now I have considered decorating the outside of my house from Memorial Day through the start of school in a patriotic theme. I love an all-american Summer theme and I think it would be perfect. In the bazillion boxes still waiting to be unpacked in the garage I have tons of red,white, and blue treasures just waiting to be shown off.


Since I am working today and don't have alot of time to play I decided to surf around on the web and find some patriotic inspiration. Growing up in my house we always were patriotic it wasn't just a few days a year.


                                                                        

I can't wait for all the parties and outdoor bbq's!  Lots of and lots of them!!!

                                                       



 So many decorating ideas........ I don't know which one I want to do first.. Hmmm......

                                         





                                           
                                                     
    Then there is the food....imagine the possibilities....



                                                   
Then my favorite part of Summer is all of the cakes I get to eat........yummy!!!


The honey prefers to drool over the cars. I don't wanna give him any ideas!!!


                 
A lightbulb just went off in my head! If I can get done with all my cleaning I could get to all the fun decorating and cooking for Summer.

Now who can argue with that...


XOXOXO,

Valerie
   

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22 comments:

  1. Great idea. Think I'll dig something out. Sometimes the realtors put small flags on everyone's curbside. It makes the whole street look so nice.

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  2. I think that would be great!

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  3. I love all of this. I decorate for Memorial day and all patriotic holidays. I love that you said you have always patriotic and not just a few days a year. Love it!
    I am hosting a patriotic event over at my blog to support the troops. I am a Navy wife so this is near and dear to my heart.
    Come by if you want!
    http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/05/step-it-up-for-the-troops/
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Great inspirations! I'm ready to decorate for summer as well - Jennifer

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  5. Love those patriotic inspiration pics! I hope to get a Memorial table done this week for Tablescape Thursday. I am sure there will be a lot this week!

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  6. What a wonderfull decoration i see here :) Great ideas, really!

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  7. Valerie, I usually have a lot of red, white, and blue out in our home for the summer months. I'm a patriotic girl too. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Have a great red, white, and blue summer.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Nicely done.

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  9. I'm loving the wreath and the round cake. Great ideas and thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best. I'm looking for a little 4th of July inspiration.

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  10. So many wonderful ideas here. I love the red, white and blue theme although I am a Canadian. Those cakes are amazing! Thanks for sharing and Happy first day of Summer!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Lots of wonderful ideas and inspiration. I've too have been working on doing an outdoor patriotic theme from Memorial Day until school starts.

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  12. What some great inspiration I hope you really enjoy putting together your summer decor! Would love to see what you do!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing these! We're having a big 4th of July bash, and I've been at a loss for decorating ideas. I love these!

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  14. I can't think of a better way to express your patriotism! I feel any combination of the inspiration you found would make your house the envy of the neighborhood!

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  15. I love those patriotic decors and themes they are all beautiful and thank you for sharing this with us.

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  16. Yes! I absolutely cannot wait for upcoming July 4 festivities. You have some beautiful ideas/inspiration here.

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  17. One of my favorite holidays is the fourth of July. It is a fun time to all get together in the Summer when we can be outdoors!

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  18. I love the wreath with all the flags on it! it would be so cute on my front door for the 4th of july!

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  19. They are all super cute! My daughter's birthday is the 4th of July so we tend to go a little overboard.

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  20. Such great ideas for decor and food to celebrate the 4th. Hope you have a great 4th of July celebration.

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  21. I miss being crafty and decorating for every holiday. Ive been wanting to make some cute door wreathes but haven't done it yet.

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  22. I love festive foodie times. These are some super fun ideas!

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