7.10.2012

Our 4th Of July :)



Top: Target (recent), Skirt: Macy's (recent)





{say hello to my 4th of july flag fruit kabobs. So easy to make!}





When our Texas plans flopped and we knew we weren't heading to Cleveland until Thursday night, the first thing Billy and I did was call our closest friends to plan a 4th of July cookout. I know that, for us, booze, friends, good food, and fireworks could definitely lift our spirits and it did! 


We went to our friends house for a cookout and then headed to our high school where they always have a huge 4th of July party and fireworks. I don't care how many times I hear Proud To Be An American, it will always be my favorite song to hear during the fireworks.

My day was also made when I came home to find brand new arm candy
 from StyleLoveLiving in our mailbox...


I added this beautiful anchor bracelet and chevron bangles with my watch
 and ADORE them. It is probably my favorite combination to wear right now and they are quickly becoming my favorite jewelry shop.
 
*Don't forget that anything you order on their website 
you get free shipping with code: "keepcalm"




We also decided to go kayaking for a few hours during the day. 
Billy absolutely loves to kayak, and our friend Mike wanted to go as well, so us 3 drove to the river and got on our way. I lasted for about an hour (in the wind), and then Billy came up with an amazing invention I like to call being lazy "operation relaxation". Operation relaxation consisted of him tying one of the life jackets up to my kayak from his, essentially so that I didn't have to paddle, and I could just sit back and watch the boys kayak. I've said it before and I'll say it again...a good, good man.

 Don't mind if I do..



Even with the circumstances, we still had an amazing 4th of July with our friends and family. On Thursday night, we headed up to Cleveland a little early and went to brand new Horseshoe Casino downtown! The casino is MASSIVE and has three levels. It was so much fun, even if I didn't walk out of it a multi-millionaire.

Hope you all had an awesome holiday weekend, too!


35 comments :

  1. adorable 4th of July maxi skirt!!!! Super cute as always. Glad to hear you still had a good holiday even with everything going on!

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  2. I really love your skirt! It's a perfect holiday outfit. And kayaking??? SO FUN!

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  3. First thing I thought when I saw operation kayak was "thats a good husband right there"!!

    Glad you had a great 4th even though I wish you were with us!!

    -Kristen

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  4. Looks like you had a good time (: the fruit kabobs look so yummy and fun and your outfit is cute. I wish I was able to rock maxi skirts! Hope you have a good day!

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  5. I LOVE those bracelets! So cute. Looks like a fun time :)

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  6. Sounds like good last minute plans! :) And I love that skirt! So cute!

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  7. Looks like such an incredible time!

    Loving your pictures. You looked amazing, as always!

    Glad to know that your 4th was able to lift you and hubs spirits. That is a blessing.

    Have a fabulous week!

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  8. I want to eat that America cookie cake. Y'all are so festive, I love it!

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  10. Looks like u still had a great 4th, my lady. Lovin' your cute outfit, but you always look cute, so nothing new ... anywayyzzz see u on thursday!!! yay!
    xo
    Ash

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  11. Those fruit kabobs look delicious!!! And I love the new jewelry.

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  12. I love kayaking! So much fun! Haven't done it in forever though! & I have to agree Proud to be an American is my favorite as well! Makes me tear up on 4th of July... I'm a baby like that! :) Glad y'all still had a good holiday!

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  13. LOVE your 4th of July outfit and that awesome arm party :)

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  14. Your outfit on the 4th is so great! Love the skirt. It looks like y'all had a great 4th, so I'm sure that helped in lifting your spirits. I love kayaking too!! We're going on our honeymoon in Hawaii and I can't wait!! We need to find more places to do it here in FL...I'm sure they're all over the place.

    And I love your new bracelet stack from StyleLoveLiving! The chevron bangles are so fun.

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  15. Looks like you had a great 4th despite the circumstances. I love your skirt and that anchor bracelet is so pretty too!

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  16. Ha! Operation relaxation sounds like my kind of thing! Billy...such a genius with that life jacket!

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  17. Can you please come dress and style me? You ALWAYS look adorable!!!!

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  18. Glad you guys were still able to have some fun on the 4th! I would totally be wanting pulled along instead of paddling ;) Good job billy!!

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  19. Sounds like a wonderful 4th! Soemtimes you get tough times but it's good to roll with the punches and enjoy the good things!

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  20. How funny that you just commented that you love my arm parties because your arm parties are pretty fabulous too :) Glad you guys had a great 4th under the circumstances!

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  21. thanks to you, i am OBSESSED with StyleLoveLiving! i have gotten a few pieces from there and i am in love with the cute way they ship it!!

    proud to be an american..i always get SO goosebumpy when hearing that esp during fireworks!!!

    you looked outrageously gorg in your 4th outfit. LOVE LOVE LOVE festive-ness!!!

    miss you snookums!!
    xoxoox

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  22. you look too cute! Love your new arm candy!

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  23. Looks like you made the best of your weekend. I'm glad to see it! Love the 4th of July outfit. SO cute. :)

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  24. You look gorgeous mama!! Love the striped maxi! And the fruit kabobs are awesome!

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  25. How ADORABLE are those photos of you and your hubs at the beginning!! You two are too sweet.

    And your arm candy? TO. DIE. FOR.

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  26. Looks like a fun 4th! I love your outfit!


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  27. Love your outfit. You look fabulous!!! I love the kayaking and Billy's idea. What a great hubs.

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  28. I ordered the chevron bangles and anchor bracelet as soon as I saw your IG and every color was sold out except red! ahhh haha I still ordered two reds and an anchor!!!
    LOVE your outfit also!

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  29. LOVE your bracelets! I'm glad you guys still managed to have a decent 4th of July!

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  30. The way Billy rigged up the life jackets so you didn't have to paddle? genius! My family went on a kayaking tour while we were on vacation when I was younger and my cousin and I {we were in a 2 man kayak} had to get rigged to the tour guide because we couldn't paddle anymore!

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  31. Operation Relaxation, yes my kind of kayaking!

    Looks like you all ended up having an awesome 4th. I absolutely ADORE your entire outfit :)

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  32. I've been meaning to tell you how much I LOOOOOVE your 4th of July ensemble! So friggin' adorable! And the bracelets!

    But seriously, I adore that skirt. I need to find a maxi skirt. I've been having the toughest time! Guess I need to go to Macy's :)

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  33. Love the outfit and all the food! Looks like a great 4th! :)

    xo

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  34. Love your outfit for the 4th and your bracelets are the cutest! xo

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