Friday I’m In Love: 4th of July

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4th of July is one of my favorite times of year—picnics, fireworks, sparklers, cold beers. There’s a parade on the 4th in my hometown and, while it’s nothing extraordinary, I always loved it. I haven’t been in years, but I attended or participated in it every year during my childhood until I graduated high school. Even though we’d been out of school for almost a month at that point, the 4th embodied summer and felt like a beginning of sorts; sunny days ahead filled with adventure. Boy, do I miss that nostalgic feeling of naivety and freedom. I’m setting a goal to have a carefree, fun-filled holiday weekend. I hope you’re able to do the same!

There are so. many. sales. happening this weekend. Here are a few that I’ll be perusing.

Loft: 50% off everything sitewide (sales like this one are the best; no limitations or exceptions, or “up to” percents off!)

Old Navy: Up to 60% off entire store

Rifle Paper Co.: Up to 20% off (definitely taking advantage of this one!)

Joss & Main: Extra 15% off of 4th of July deals

Dot & Bo: Stars and Stripes Event with new items each day up to 90% off

Wayfair: 4th of July Extravaganza, up to 70% off

And here are some other 4th of July ideas as you go into this long weekend.

Cutting fruit into star shapes with cookie cutters? Great idea for a festive fruit salad!

I love fruit, but swapping fruit with chocolate? Sold.

Lovin’ these patriotic outfit ideas. Great alternative to the Old Navy flag tee.

Cocktails by the pool? Ok, if I have to.

If you’re lucky enough to live in one of these cities or are feeling spontaneous and wanna travel, go check out one of America’s best firework displays!

Have a happy, safe, and relaxing 4th of July!