4th of July Recipe Roundup

Are you ready for a three-day weekend? I know I am. I'm already making a list of things I need to buy at the market because this is the weekend I get to cook whatever I want, whenever I want. There will be something thrown on the grill at some point of course, but we're also going to need lots of sides and desserts around here. Need some ideas? I've got you covered. In the meantime, don't forget to subscribe to Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck. I'm hoping to send out my first newsletter this weekend. You don't want to be left out....more

4th of July Scavenger Hunt Ideas

 4th of July Scavenger Hunt IdeasIn honor of Flag Day, June 14th, Thrill of the Hunt is preparing for the Fourth of July celebrations.Did you know the design of the first official United States flag was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777?  Harry S. Truman signed the Act of Congress to officially declare June 14th as Flag Day in the United States....more

Happy July 4th! Here are some flatworm penises!

In keeping with my traditional posting of a weird animal dong to celebrate the 4th of July, let us discuss the flatworm’s meatstick. Well, actually the faltworm doesn’t have a meatstick so much as it has a hypodermic needle-dick … which it uses to inject sperm into it’s own head to self-fertilize when needs be. According to the study (done by Swiss zoologists because why not?): ...more

4th of July Fruit Skewers

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin...more

4th of July Look Book

With Fourth of July coming up this weekend, we decided to do a look book for the holiday instead of our usual ‘What We Wore Wednesday’ post.  We’ve put together multiple looks, using clothing from our everyday closets.  Since we used clothing from our closets and didn’t buy clothing that would only be good for the Fourth of July, these looks can be worn any other day as well.  If you haven’t figured out what you’re wearing yet for the Fourth of July, we hope these looks will give you some inspiration! ...more

NaBloPoMo: Holidays

What's your favorite holiday memory? Mine is actually from our fourth of July celebrations. I can remember when I was a kid, getting boxes and boxes of sparklers to share with my friends. My family would usually have a cookout on the grill and wait until it was really dark before they would let the kids have the sparklers. We'd create fantastic light shows dancing around with our sparklers to mass applause of the grownups. I remember especially the sizzle of the spent sparklers as we plunged them into the water buckets. Ah, summer!...more

A Muck Meditation on Barn Swallows.

  I feel sorry for people who don’t muck. How do they organize their thoughts? Or come up with creative training options? Or share peace of heart with the herd?...more