Happy Pin-dependence Day!

As we take a quick break from our Pinterest Dinner Challenge (tune in for recipes and suggestions next week), I thought I’d share some of my favorite pins out there to share the Fourth of July Love.

Crafts for Kids

Keep those little hands occupied with these simple (and patriotic) crafts!

20 Crafts Kids Can Make

Patriotic Pinwheel

Star Spangled Garland

USA Book

Rockets Red Glare

Grilling Recipes

Here are a few staples for the All-American practice of grilling:


Barbecue Ribs

Hot Dogs

Side Dishes

Headed to a BBQ? Bring one of these side dishes to share:

Grilled Veggies

Pasta Salad

Fiesta Salad


Feel fancy while also satisfying those sweet teeth:

Red, White & Blue Trifle

All American Pie

Flag Berries

Jello Stripes

Do you have a favorite all-American tradition or recipe? We’d love to hear it. Head over to our Pinterest boards(www.pinterest.com/chiparent)and (www.pinterest.com/januarymama) for more independence inspiration.

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