Dog Days of Summer: Freedom

Today in the great US of A we celebrate our independence. This is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women in the armed forces who have given of themselves for this great country of ours. Thank you for fighting for our freedom…


Nothing says freedom like the wind flapping through ones ears.

Seriously, though, thank you, to the men and women who have and are serving our country.

Happy Independence Day everyone!!


Independence, it’s a good thing!

With the coming of the 4th of July, and 4, no scratch that 5 house guests (one will be of the 4 legged persuasion), I’ve been thinking of sweet desserts that would be fun for the upcoming celebration of our independence, and the celebration of family getting together. Here are some yummy looking desserts thanks to Martha Stewart.

I love the way this table is set.  They can even make hot dogs and watermelon look fancy!

Are you salivating over these delicious desserts? I know I am. At least one or two of these desserts will be sampled at casa de April this weekend. If a certain someone named after a month isn’t too lazy.

But for now, I must complete the preparations for my guests. Have a happy and safe 4th everyone!!

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