Make It Monday // Fourth of July Banners

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

Are you ready to celebrate the next US holiday? The Fourth of July is right around the corner!

MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYOh, how I’ve missed the Make It Monday posts! Have you? Well, I’m baaaaack! Its’ been a franticĀ couple months, and even though this summer will be busy keeping up with my daughters, I’m really looking forward to finding a good balance…wish me luck šŸ˜‰

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

My Etsy shop has been growing with new products and I’ve even ventured into planner stickers…but I’ll save that for another post! One of my most popular banners “Pop Fizz Clink” is super sparkly with the gold letters, and one of my favorite itemsĀ to make. And that’s what inspired these patriotic 4th of July banners!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette, party banners for sale on Etsy, pop fizz clink

Incorporating the traditional Red, White and Blue colors was a must, but I wanted to elevate the glam factor, like the sparkle of the Pop Fizz Clink banner. So red glittered letters were perfect for the occasion! What do you think? Do you decorate for the 4thĀ of July? How great would these look behind a beautiful patriotic buffet table? Or in an entry way greeting your guests? Or of course anywhere in your house celebrating the holiday for more than just one day!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fourth of July banners available on Etsy, Happy 4th, Freedom, red, white and blue, glitter, glam

I only have a two of each banner, so head over to my Etsy shop and order yours before they’re gone!

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MakeItMondayCircle-RED-CORAL-MAYNow continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over for some upcycledĀ inspiration fromĀ Gina at Messtaken Identity. She needed a place to put canisters, and found herself in the middle of a perfect upcycle project!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for theĀ Clicky Chick Creates email list here! Youā€™ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. Whatā€™s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

 

Red, White and Blue!

I’ve been MIA for the past few weeks… between moving (from a home we’d been in for 13 years, so lots and lots of stuff!), celebrating baby showers for my sister, paper crafting like crazy for one of the showers, end-of-school celebrations for my daughters and keeping them entertained while unpacking… let’s just say I’ve missed the quiet, calm, solitude of writing! So, since tomorrow is a big celebratory day in America, I thought I’d come back and write a post with a bang! Or at least I thought I had some fireworks photos, which I’m realizing I don’t. So, I’ll write a post filled with red, white and blue!

The fourth of July is a definitely a family favorite, just steps behind Christmas, Easter and birthdays. Celebrating with friends, food, fun, and fireworks, what’s not to love?!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Patriotic breakfast waffle with red strawberries, blue blueberries and American flag

My girls like to start the day with a patriotic breakfast, so this easy (frozen) waffle with strawberries and blueberries usually does the trick. Add a little flag on a stick, and my girls are ready to kick-off an all American day!

{I once learned to get good food shots you’ve gotta get close, like you’re ready to take a bite. Um, I guess I really took that tip to heart considering I noticed all my food shots are really up close and personal!!}

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Patriotic platter of strawberries, cherries, blueberries and marshmallows

We usually meet up with friends and share in a potluck of yumminess. Red, white and blue food? Absolutely! More strawberries and blueberries, and throw in some marshmallows for eventual roasting, and we’ve got our patriotic platter. And what 4th of July celebration would be complete without cupcakes? I swear that pack of toothpick flags was completely worth the few bucks!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Patriotic cupcake with red white and blue sprinkles and an American flag

We’ll be celebrating America’s birthday tomorrow, and my goal is definitely to capture some fireworks photos. My friend Katrina Kennedy offered some great tips on the very subject. I plan on studying up tonight and can’t wait to see what I can capture tomorrow!

What do you love best about the fourth of July or other summer holidays? I’d love to hear!

Happy early birthday, America!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. I’m loving My Four Hens new presets (Life Inspired) on these photos. That Sarah, she’s pure genius : )