Monday, June 15, 2009

My 4th of July Decorations

Drum roll's my festive 4th of July porch, y'all. I hope ya like it. I'm really proud of myself because I bought everything at discount stores/thrift shops. I think I paid a whopping $30 on holiday decorations (not bad). I just wish I had a bigger porch. My porch back in Austin was double the size of this dinky one but at least it can hold my two rockers (which I adore).

Look at all those pine needles (yuck). Our house is smack in the middle of a forest with a ton of pine trees. At first I thought they were gorgeous until I started picking the needles out of my flower beds. It's a never ending chore around here. And those dang pesty squirrels. Once you've lived in the community long enough all you have to do is mention squirrels and everyone rolls their eyes and shakes their heads. Those darn tree rats get into everything. And they use the trees as launching pads to leap from house to house. I've got two that like to hang around our back yard. One's a fatter squirrel that eats all my bird seed. We named him "Boudreaux" and his skinny partner in crime "Shay."


I heard they have a old town style parade on the 4th. Families in the community can enter their own floats and the children dress up their bikes. We also have the local churches and businesses that get in on the fun. They use the main street as the parade route and end at the lake (we live by a HUGE lake). At the town center they have live music and BBQ. At night they have a firework show. I'm really anxious to celebrate this year. We live in Mayberry USA so it should be a lot of fun. How does your family celebrate the 4th of July?

Small town USA 4th of July Parade's


Zoë Moët said...

Wow, you're certainly well prepared for the holiday. We usually just pop over to a parking lot where we can see the fireworks going off from downtown. This year, I might be able to convince my dad to do some BBQ...we'll see!

Petunia said...

The front porch looks so festive!!
I LOVE the pic of Boudreaux--too cute.
Pine needles actually make good mulch! Just keep piling it up in your flower beds and you don't need to buy mulch. :)

Jill said...

I'm glad you decided to decorate for the 4th sooner than later. It looks GREAT. Your local parade sounds so cute and fun. I'm not sure what I'm doing this year, probably unpacking.