Nothing like a rainy fourth of July

The collective sound of disappointment is from all the collective people who made plans for activities for the fourth of July.Here at Undisclosed Deux, it is raining buckets.Allegedly the rain will finish later and Saturday and Sunday promise to be nice. The rain I, for one, welcome, because yesterdays’ humidity was a little much,and the front has brought the temperature down to manageable levels.Have a good fourth with family and friends!...more

Let Freedom Ring...(on your cell phone)

Do you realize how lucky we are, I mean you have some kind of device whether it be a computer, a tablet or a phone with which to read this.  You have the luxury to read a blog!  I have the luxury to write one....more

AskPatty Reminds you to Celebrate a Safe Fourth of July

I  celebrate Independence Day each year with fireworks -- and a touch of sadness:  The Fourth of July would be my own mother's birthday, except that she was killed 45 years ago by a drunk driver....more
“FiestaGrrl: My annual reminder to celebrate a safe Fourth of July http://bher.co/Z8Bv askpatty ...more

Happy Fourth of July

 "For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?" Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Fourth of July!...more

Americana Inspired Spaces: Red White & Blue

Did anyone watch the game last night?!  What a game!  Even though we lost, I'm so proud of our boys.  They represented us well.  And what a perfect week for Americans to show their pride, during the week of the Fourth.  It was great seeing so many fans sporting their red, white, and blue so proud.  Let's continue to do so to honor our nation's birthday on Friday.  Below are some Americana inspired spaces to help get you in the patriotic mood....more

I don't really do normal, and that's OK

Last week, one of my coworkers asked me what our plans were for the Fourth of July weekend. And it threw me a bit off guard....more

Fourth of July, 2014. Corruptio optimi pessima.

 I’m a West Wing girl. I mean, I love The West Wing. I think it’s the finest show ever written for TV, bar none. I think Aaron Sorkin is a genius, and if I could have lunch with one person who is alive today, believe it or not, it would be him....more

Fourth of July Spoon Puppets and Cereal Box Theater DIY

Give an old craft a new spin with some patriotic spoon puppets, complete with cereal box theater, this Fourth of July. ...more
Cutest presidents ever.more

DIY Painted Flag Mason Jar

Fourth of July is probably my second favorite time of year (you know, after the fall/winter holiday season? :-)).  Something about the family BBQs, beautiful lights from the firework shows, and red, white, and blue EVERYWHERE!  I love it....more

A BIG EASY Fourth of July AND A New Baby Comes In With A BANG!

Baby Beckett's due date was July 5th, so the plan for us this year was to spend the 4th of July in New Orleans instead of on the river.  Robby and I loaded up and headed south on the 3rd, staying with Ryan and Allison since David and Codi's guest bedroom had been turned into a nursery. The morning of the 4th, Ryan, Allison,Robby and I all went down to the the French Quarters to walk around and eat some lunch... ...more