Fourth of July Traditions

I love traditions especially the ones we had as a family growing up.

The Fourth of July in Central Illinois

went like this….

Parade downtown where we tried to scoop up as much candy as we could.

I loved the The Shriners in their little cars, always a highlight.

Then off to our Club for Water Games in the pool.

Then a picnic dinner in the Grove at our Club.

Same menu year after year and it never got old.

Fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs and Texas Sheet Cake

Then Sparklers and Snakes before the main event.

Then the big show!

What are your 4th of July Traditions?

Have a Great Day!

xoxo Carrie

Mark Your Calendars! Ferrick Mason is Having a One Kings Lane Sale

Set your alarms, (all of them) so you don’t miss out!


 One Kings Lane


6/5 Tuesday

8:00 AM Pacific Time

I am in LOVE with the entire textile line. For All You Angelino’s you can find the fabric at Thomas Lavin Showroom and other showrooms across the country.

Alex & Brian promise many amazing found pieces and items using their fabulous fabrics.  If being an amazing textile maven wasn’t enough, Alex Mason is also a tatlented artist.  Some of her work will be featured in the sale which is a big bonus.

Here’s a sneak peek!

There will be many more wonderful items in the sale, when the sale starts grab your goodies asap.  The sale is only on for three days and items go fast!

For those who do not know about One Kings Lane, here’s the scoop

” One Kings Lane is an elegant, curated online
sales site. We bring our members a spectacular, hand-picked selection of top-brand and designer items at up to 70% off suggested retail prices”

Sign Up Today.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo Carrie

Saturday Night Dinner Party

Saturday Night Dinner Party

Dinner for 6


Comfortable and Casual

Roaring Fire

Backgammon and Scrabble

Dress Code

Flannel Pajama’s

Bath Robes


Stubbs & Wooten


Comfort Food

Chicken and Dumplings

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Root Beer Floats


Ranunculus in simple vases


The Alabama Shakes



The Take Away

Mariebelle Hot Chocolate

Williams Sonoma

xoxo Carrie