Endless Summer

4th of July, Independence Day, Summer, Spain, TexasHappy July! I cannot believe June is already over. It really went by so quickly and I wish I could get all of that time back. Summer in Spain is like nothing I’ve ever experienced: beach bar parties, late night tapas, tons of time spent in the pool, and comfortably sitting out on the patio in the evenings. After living in Texas for so long and dealing with the oppressive heat, it’s a nice change being able to sit outside without sweating! With the start of July, I suddenly panicked – I don’t want summer to end! I know we have a long way to go until that happens, but the days are going by so quickly and before I know it, the beach bars will close up and I’ll be one sad señorita.

In the meantime, I’m going to soak up everything the Spanish summer has to offer. This week, though, I can’t deny the mother of all American holidays, Independence Day, so I will be infusing my western culture into my daily European life. With 4th of July inspired barbeque recipes and a bit of red, white, and blue, I don’t plan on forgetting where my roots are firmly planted. Here are some things that have my creative juices flowing:

4th of July, Independence Day, Summer, Spain, Texas

Like always, I pulled a bit of inspiration from Pinterest in today’s search for the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July. Well, Pinterest led me to {mel’s kitchen cafe} and a post including 45 recipes for the 4th! Among the recipes there are meats, sides, drinks, and desserts. I think I’ll be using these recipes for the rest of the summer, as well.

4th of July, Independence Day, Summer, Spain, Texas

At {Creations by Kaitlin} I found this DIY American Flag that I’m certain I’d be able to successfully create myself. I’m not the most crafty person in the world – in fact, I quite suck at crafts. However, I think this project may fall within my abilities.

4th of July, Independence Day, Summer, Spain, Texas

Add a pair of red wedges and/or a red scarf and you’ve got an adorable 4th of July outfit here. I’ve got my outfit planned for the 4th and it includes an American Flag scarf, but you’ll have to wait until Wednesday or Thursday to see. 😉

Independence Day, America, Spanish Summer, Food

Oh my! I love this! When I first published this post, I hadn’t seen this photo yet. Thanks to Pinterest, which linked me to {Preptige} I can add it after the fact. She looks absolutely 4th of July chic!

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