What’s your favorite way to decorate for the Fourth of July?

Me?  I love to use American flags.  Lots of flags.

The more stars and stripes the better.


Fourth of July Spectacular :: Decorating for the Fourth :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Here’s a little Fourth of July spectacular from the archives to inspire your holiday decorating.


Speaking of the Fourth of July….

Last weekend I shared some really Extraordinary Inspiration for decorating and entertaining for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday.

Extraordinary Inspiration at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

What a great round-up of festive ideas from last week’s link party!!

25 Ideas for Making a Memorable Fourth of July :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

There’s more….

Patriotic Food Round-up :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

Click here if you missed it!


This is one fun party with four extraordinary hostesses.


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Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day


Every Monday we each choose one inspiring link to feature….


My Pick….

Cathy tweaked a recipe from her mother to make these mouth-watering Caramel Walnut Bars.
I think I just might need to make these for our 4th of July party.

Caramel Walnut Bars by Three Kids and a Fish

Caramel Walnut Bars by Three Kids and a Fish a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Mary Beth’s Pick….

I love the idea of serving tasty treats that don’t require the oven in the summer time.
Kerri has an easy recipe for yummy cookies with a patriotic flair!

Shaken Together Life by Shortbread Sparklers

Shortbread Sparklers by Shaken Together Life


Malia’s Pick…

Rachel shares a recipe for homemade sidewalk paint that FIZZES!
Makes you want to be a kid again.  What fun!!

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint by Kids Activities Blog

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint by Kids Activities Blog a Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Stephanie’s Pick…

What a clever way to keep bathroom toiletries organized for kids and grandma at their next sleepover.

Kids Sleepover Camp Bathroom Roll by Satsuma Designs

Kids Sleepover Camp Bathroom Roll by Satsuma Designs Project Inspired feature at AnExtraordinaryDay.net


Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes, crafts, and inspiring posts last week!  
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If you missed last week, click here, to see what was inspiring all of us.

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  1. Gail says

    From Memorial Day to July 5th, I use Longaberger baskets with patriot liners and flags, and more flags to decorate

    • Diane says

      Gail…I love it!! They do make the best patriotic decor. True Americana!! [hugs]

  2. Thanks for the party and have a great 4th of July Holiday!

    • Diane says

      Thanks for joining in the fun Phyllis. I hope you saw that I featured you on my weekend features post. 😉

  3. Suzan says

    Thanks so much for another wonderful party – hope you have a great 4th!!!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Suzan! Happy Canada Day to you!!! 🙂

  4. Hi Diane! Thank you so much to you and the ladies for hosting the party! Hope you have a wonderful week and a fantastic July 4th!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Cindy!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary Fourth, too! [hugs]

  5. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting another great party. Enjoy your week in your new home! 🙂

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Maria Elena!!
      Happy Fourth of July!!

  6. Simply Suzannes at Home

    So many beautiful features, Diane!
    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Have a fantastic Fourth of July with your family and friends,

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the features, Suzanne! I’m always amazed at the talent. I always look forward to your beautiful photos and projects, too!
      Best wishes to you, as well, for an extraordinary Independence Day celebration!

  7. I love all your flags, Diane! I, too, am rather fanatical when it comes to flags! I may even buy more before the fourth!!! What a fun party! Thanks!!~~Angela

    • Diane says

      A kindred spirit!! Have fun waving your flags, Angela, and have a spectacular Fourth!!

  8. cathy says

    Thank you, thank you for featuring my caramel walnut bars, I am very grateful! 🙂 Happy Fourth Diane, thanks for hosting 🙂

    • Diane says

      I can’t wait to try your recipe Cathy!!
      May your day be blessed in every way! [hugs]

  9. Dearest Diane – I’m loving all of the great Fourth of July inspiration! Now to find the time to decorate myself!
    Much thanks and many blessings to you,

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Patti! Have fun putting out your red, white, and blue! And Happy Fourth!!

  10. Hello cute ladies! Thanks for hosting such a great party! Please come and party with us. We would be thrilled to have you! http://LOULOUGIRLS.BLOGSPOT.COM/
    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

    • Diane says

      Thanks Kim!! We love having you join in the fun here. 🙂
      Best wishes for a happy Independence Day celebration!


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