Hi friends! Happy July 4th to all of my U.S. peeps! I would like to take a moment to thank all of our armed forces that ensure our safety on a daily basis, and to our founding forefathers who built this country on the values we hold dear.



I love this time of year! For us it means summer BBQs, swimming , concerts, family, and friends. Sweet tea, front porches, and chatting with neighbors while the kids play outside.


What will we be doing over here at the Confessions household?

  • Getting up early to check out the July 4th Parade
  • Heading to the rodeo
  • Checking out some fun summer concerts
  • Relaxing and spending the day with family and friends
  • Swimming, of course!
  • Enjoying some yummy BBQ
  • Sipping sweet tea
  • Roasting some s’mores
  • Enjoying squeals from the kids as fireworks light up the night sky!
  • We might even head down to the lake for a little fishing

All of that said, we have a lot of fun planned this week, and so I’ll be taking the rest of the week off from blogging and videos! But don’t worry I’ll be back next week with more goodies for you all! And at some point, I need to get going on next year’s curriculum plans too.


And of course you know I’m pulling out my red, white and blue quilt I made a couple of years ago. I made one for me and one for my mama. The blocks are from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book and I added some fun mini-star sashing in between for fun! These were super fun to make, and even better to cuddle up with for fireworks!



Digital Scrapbooking Template:

For all of you digital scrap bookers out there, I also have a fun star scrapbooking template to share with you.

Note: This is a layered Photoshop download, so you’ll need to have Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Elements to use it.

–> Download Star Template <–


Here’s a sample of a layout I made a few years back using this template. The background is white linen paper, but it’s a little hard to see on this image.


I hope you will be able to enjoy a wonderful and safe Independence Day with those you love!

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