Red, white, and blue balloons wrapped around a porch post by the front door of a white house.

How to Make a Balloon Column for the 4th of July

Have you ever wanted to add a balloon column to your 4th of July decorations, but didn’t want to spend forty or more dollars on one at the store? After all, red, white, and blue balloons add an easy touch of patriotism to any 4th of July party. However, it can be difficult to have […]

Three Mason jars on a patio table, filled with layers of red, white, and blue parboiled rice.

Easy Red, White, and Blue Mason Jars

We love this easy way to make red, white, and blue mason jars for the 4th of July—no paint or glue required for this DIY project! The craft uses rice and food coloring to make a festive and affordable decoration for a 4th of July party; plus, lemon scent is known to repel mosquitoes and […]

Three Chicken Shish Kabobs cooking on a flaming grill, with more pieces on foil.

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Chicken kabobs on the grill are healthy, easy and DELICIOUS. Plain grilled chicken and vegetables can become boring.  Spice up dinner by adding different marinades and vegetable combinations. For this version of grilled chicken kabobs, we used one pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast, one red pepper, one yellow pepper, one orange pepper, one onion, one […]