First of all, I wanted to give a shout-out to my husband, my soulmate, my companion, and my monkey!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! 😀  Sorry I couldn’t be home with you when the clock hit midnight, but I can’t wait to see you later on today!  I’m excited for all the wonderful things that are sure to come this year for you and for us.  Love you more than cupcakes (is that possible, yes it is)!

from july 2005 – the day we had our “define the relationship” talk 🙂

This long holiday weekend will be spent relaxing, cleaning, hanging out with friends, going out to eat, and hopefully seeing some fireworks.  After working about 80 hours this week, relaxation is MUCH needed around here.  But to celebrate this holiday, of course I had to do a Pinterest post based on it!

{food and drink}


{for the home}

{beauty and makeup}


And lastly, are you the blogger behind The Other Pocket?  If so, then you’re the winner of the Sense N’ Sensibility giveaway!  Congrats!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize! 😀

Ok really, last thing, don’t forget to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway to win a bow dress or skirt!  DO it now, please!

Have a happy fourth of July weekend! What are your plans?