Sunday, August 5, 2012

Red, White & Blue Fashion and Food

I have had so much fun watching the Olympics games so far! The games are something I always look forward to. This year has been very special to share with my son. He loves watching the swimming, gymnastics, shot put (go figure the kid loves to throw things) and the volleyball. He has done the cutest tumbles and volleyball stances in the living room. He yells "lymipics" (he leaves out the O) in the swimming pool and kicks like crazy. Its so fun getting caught up in all the USA cheering. He even knows to put his hand over his heart when the anthem is played and clap when its done. He makes my husband and I also salute and have our hand over our heart, not sure where he got the salute from but its so cute!

For me I have been seeing the buzz on the commercials and in store ads of all the Red, White and Blue items. What a better time to shop for those colors! I have seen some cute fashion and home decor. I cant stop thinking Red, White and Blue.

JCP  Red & Silver Nugget Necklace

Macy's DKNY Jeans White Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Striped A-Line

Target Women's Mossimo Blue Papina Peep Toe Shoe 

I like the touch of gold like all the metals USA has won!


What would be funner to have after shopping for Red, White and Blue items? COOKIES! I found a recipe from Cookie Madness for Red, White and Blueberry Cookies. These look tasty!

Recipe and Picture From

Red White and Blueberry Cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (try with 3/4 tsp. as noted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
9 tablespoons butter — softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3 ounces white chocolate — cut into chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have ready two ungreased cookie sheets.
In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a second bowl cream butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla and beat for 30 seconds.
Add flour mixture and stir with a mixing spoon until well mixed. Stir in all dried berries and white chocolate, then drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 24 cookies

How do you like to celebrate Red, White and Blue? With Labor Day coming soon I am thinking it will be a fun holiday to end the Summer with a Red, White and Blue theme party.

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