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Celebrating Independence Day at The Fourth of July!

Patriotic decor and Fourth of July ideas by top bloggers

Happy  FOURTH OF JULY, and welcome to TFT! This is now my sixth year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers!
NOTE: The party time has changed to 9:00 a.m. MDT (11:00 EST).


If you are looking for inspiration, want to share new ideas or make new friends, you’ve come to the right place!


Here’s what I’ve been up to!

What haven’t I been up to when it comes to home renovation, decorating and gardening? Friends, I can’t tell you how excited I am that it feels like we are FINALLY completely moved in to this house! As you are reading this post we are painting the sunroom…the room that made me fall in love with the house in the first place! It was the only room we could store junk and tools in on the first floor, so it ended up being the LAST room we have been able to work on. Our master bathroom is in progress at the same time. My husband is really working to get everything finished up before the end of July, as he was just moved from assistant principal to principal at work and he will have to start focusing on back-to-school sooner (yuck! let’s not think about that now!)

As I was working in the real world all this week, I just didn’t get a blog post up, although I did share more of our pretty patriotic porch on Instagram. Until next week when I give a little summer tour inside and out, here’s a throwback to one of my favorite patriotic patios in celebration of the day!


Simple Farmhouse Patriotic Patio Tablescape

Simple Farmhouse Patio Patriotic Tablescape

Now here are some beautiful features from last week’s party!



Patriotic porch decor with thrifted vintage finds.

A Patriotic Porch Styled with Vintage Finds ~ Lora Bloomquist




Antique Sideboard with Patriotic Style ~ Common Ground


blue pillows wrapped with red ribbon on chair with pattern cushion

Simple Patriotic Patio Styling Ideas ~ Bluesky at Home



Rustic Farmhouse Patriotic Decorations ~ Hunny I’m Home



Faux Sparkler Boxes for the Fourth of July ~ Fresh Vintage By Lisa


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  • Reply Debbie- Dabble

    So happy that all the work you needed to do on the house is coming to an end but are we ever really done??/ LOL!!
    Happy July 4th!!
    My Link Ups for this week’s party are # 29, 30 and 31!
    Thanks so much for hosting this charming party!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    July 4, 2024 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Wow… this is the earliest I’ve been able to link in the party. Helps that it’s a holiday, right? Thanks for hosting! I’m at 34 and 35 this week! Excited about your home!

    July 4, 2024 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    Thanks for sharing my patriotic sideboard and the blue/white tureen. Hope you’re having a great 4th! Congrats on your hubby’s new job!

    July 4, 2024 at 2:08 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Can’t wait to see the sunroom when it’s finished, and congrats to the Mister for moving into the principal position!
    I”m linking up a little late to the party 140, 141 and 142.

    July 6, 2024 at 7:04 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thanks so much for hosting, Amber! I know you are very excited to finish the sunroom. I can’t wait to see it when you have finished. Congratulations to your husband! I am links 10 and 13. Have a wonderful week!

    July 7, 2024 at 2:36 pm
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