Happy 4th of July! You know what I love about this holiday? The balanced prep-to-fun ratio: not a lot of prep but a LOT of fun.
Our 4th always involves a neighborhood potluck BBQ in my next-door neighbor's backyard, followed by blowing up an assortment of fireworks in the middle of the street. It's one of the highlights of summer every year.
Here are some links to help you and your family enjoy the holiday weekend. Enjoy!
If you haven't yet figured out what to make for your potluck, make THIS chilled mixture of quinoa, peppers, cilantro and fresh, raw corn bathed in yogurt. It looks delicious! Read it →
Part craft, part treat. OK, so I can't say I'm totally behind the ingredients (Airheads candy, sponsor) but the creativity is unbelievable! You could totally do this with some fruit leather and dried cranberries, don't you think? Read it →
On a separate note: way to hit it out of the park in a sponsored post, Kelly! Seriously, I'm totally impressed with how imaginitive this is.
July 4th isn't the only exciting thing happening in Portland this weekend: the World Domination Summit is about to get underway. This gathering of big doers and dreamers officially starts Friday evening 7/5, but Friday MORNING they are inviting everyone in town (not just event attendees) to join them in an attempt to break a world record. Specifically: the World's Largest Floating Chain.
Want to be a part of history? Sign up here then head down to the river Friday morning.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends.