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Proud to be an American!

Fourth of July is approaching fast and it is one of my favorites. It is a time to relax and hang out with family and friends as we celebrate America’s independence. This year it falls on a Wednesday so you have the weekend before and the weekend after to celebrate!!

With so many parties going on it is important to have a few different fashion options. Remember to represent the red, white, and blue! There is no need to be so literal with your patriotism, forget the t-shirt with a flag in the middle of it, try cute and stylish ideas!

Since there may be different types of parties going on, (Grandma’s House, Roommate from college, Company Party, or just a great get together with friends and family) you’re going to need to be prepared.  Keeping it simple and within the color scheme will get you a fashionable outfit. Do not try to mix and match all three of the colors because that will only make you look like a flag. Try one or two of the colors together. It is ok to venture out of the standard red and blue. Try different shades like teal, turquoise, cranberry, and coral.

You can mix and match so many different shorts and tank tops you probably already own, to come up with a cute BBQ outfit.  With this outfit I suggest a cute pair of red, white, or blue Keds.  Flat sandals or wedges that fit the color scheme would be cute as well.  (It could dress up the casual look a bit).

A dress is a safe outfit at any party. Remember to add cute jewelry and shoes to complete your style. Find a festive pair of earrings and a simple bracelet or your everyday watch to add style.  If you are going to be out at a BBQ in the grass playing your favorite summertime games, wear a pair of sandals or flats.

When the weather is nice, pool parties are a hit! A cute red, white, or blue bathing suit with a patterned top and solid bottom will do the trick. Remember cover-ups are fashionable so bring one to throw on after you’ve cooled off.

You can mix and match so many different pieces to come up with something fun and stylish for the different occasions. Remember it is important to have your outfit flow, so use your best judgment on what looks good to you.

Live – Laugh – Love – Travel  xx AJ

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Labor Day BBQ Party!

I enjoy throwing parties, especially on holidays.  Here’s an easy way to throw a yummy BBQ party!

If you are looking for labor day BBQ ideas, you do not need to look any farther. This is a great holiday that a lot of people enjoy every year because they see it as the end of the summer. They want to have one last celebration to send the summer off in style. Children really feel this way because they know that labor day means that they have to go back to school. For them, responsibilities are about to come back into their lives. If you need some ideas for how to have a great BBQ this year, keep on reading.

Make Many Kinds Of Food
The first thing to remember is that you should give people some options when they come to your BBQ. Do not just cook hamburgers and hot dogs. You want to have these things since they are staple foods that will be expected, but you need to take it a step farther. You should also have bratwursts and chicken breasts. To accompany all of this meat, you should have grilled asparagus and corn on the cob. You can cook the corn in the husk; when the husk is blackened, the corn inside will be perfect.

Have It On The Beach
Many people have BBQs in their back yards, but not everyone has theirs on the beach. Now, you will need to live near a lake for this to be possible. If you do not, you can drive to a lake; it will just make it a little more difficult to get everyone to come. Once you are at the beach, you can grill out like normal while everyone swims in the water, plays ladder ball and volleyball on the sand, and enjoys the warm air. Since this is the end of the summer, the beach is the best place to be.

Have It On A Boat

If you want to take things to a whole different level, you could think about having the BBQ on a boat. A pontoon boat works perfectly because it moves slowly and it has a large, flat surface for the grill. If you live near a calm bay, a lake, or a river, this will be ideal. The only place that this would not work is on a lake that is rough and choppy. The waves will make it hard to keep the grill upright. You have to be on calm water.

All in all, you can do many things to make your BBQ fun and exciting. The most important things are good food, cold drinks, and fellowship among the people who have come there. Even if you just have a simple BBQ in your backyard and you all sit around a campfire in the evening when the meal is done, you will have a fun time if you have these three things. This is the last party for the summer, and you deserve to have a good time. You deserve to relax and celebrate as the world moves on to autumn.

Live – Laugh – Love – Travel


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