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Friday, July 4, 2014

Stars and Stripes: Happy Fourth Of July

Wishing everyone a TASTY 4th of July! My family is having BBQ ribs & chicken (City Barbeque in Cincinnati, OH), potato salad, baked beans, cupcakes (Kroger's in Cincinnati, OH), strawberry shortcake (Krogers) and watermelon. I also had a chance to try Sinful Colors nail polish for the first time. They are inexpensive (Walgreens) and apply pretty good. I mean, I'm not giving up my Chanel, Butter London, OPI or anything HaHaHa but they have some cool colors on the cheap. I'm also doing some 4th of July shopping. Aren't the deep discounts & sales amazing!?! I'll have a couple of beauty reviews for you next week.



Flora Fascinata said...

Happy 4th!!! dear Kim! The menu sounds great and your polished paws look very patriotic!! Xx

Unknown said...

Happy 4th July!this menu it's wow!looks so tasty!


miss b said...

Happy 4th July Kim. Have a wonderful day. So much tasty food and those cupcakes look amazing. I'm always drawn to the sweet treats! Cute nails! I hope you find some great bargains.

The Dragonfruit said...

Mmmm, it's a delicious July 4th themed meal! And how perfect are those cupcakes? Love it! :D
Have a happy and safe 4th <3

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Svetlana said...

Happy 4th July!
Those cupcakes look super cute :)


Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Have a fantastic time celebrating, Kim! Happy 4th July to you and the family! x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Happy 4th of July doll, wish I was there, sound smarvellous :)) Enjoy yourself lots and eat the food, looks marvellous, hahaha!! Eat some for me :))) Have fun xx

Stanislava E. said...

Wow, those cupcakes look fantastic! It's not bad when you find another brands! Have a great day!


Lilli said...

Happy 4th of July Kim! Oh, the BBQ with your family sounds so appetizing and fun! Hope you have a wonderful time dear and enjoy it at the best! Now, thanks to u, Im going to get the GOGO GIRL shade, is to die for!:) Hugs! xo

Mica said...

Love your nails! :) Great for 4th July!

The cupcakes look so tasty too! Enjoy your holiday Kim :)

Away From The Blue

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Happy 4th July to all of amaerica people! Your nail art and cupcakes are amazing :D


Emmylou said...

Happy 4th of July, Kim! So jealous of your spread:D

Jackie Harrison said...

The right way to celebrate 4th Happy 4th doll.

Sam said...

This is one mouthwatering post, the cupcakes, yummy! Thanks for your visit, Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Glamour ZONE said...

Great post .Happy 4 july
Have a great weekend

CE&TH said...

I am DROOLING over that amazing food!! And I've seen sinful colors everywhere but never purchased!!
Can't wait to see you beauty reviews next week!
Happy 4th. Kim!
xx Corinne

Cee said...

Happy 4th of July, Kim! Wishing you and your family an absolutely wonderful holiday - it looks like the celebration is going to be delicious :) And that Pig Up and Go sign is just too cute!

Irene said...

Happy 4th of July, Kim!
I am actually working for an American company here in Ireland and today we had special American lunch at the cantine - a huge hamburgee with fries and tortilla chips with salsa haha it was delicious!

Enjoy your bbq :)

Anne said...

Happy Fourth of July Kim....enjoy the festivities:)

LyddieGal said...

The cupcakes are so fun and festive! Wish I'd made some!
I love all polishes, if the color is good, I'll buy it, though I must admit I have a weakness for Essie...
Chic on the Cheap

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Happy 4th of July Kim! Wow your food and nails look amazing! Have a wonderful weekend too.

littlemissandrea said...

Happy 4th of July! I love how everyone in the states celebrates BIG! The food sounds awesome and your mani is perfect for the occasion!


Have a great weekend Kim. Wonderful photos, and the cupcakes are so cute.

Unknown said...

Happy 4th of July darling! OMG mouth watering treats. Hope you enjoy and let the fireworks begin!



Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

The food looks yummy! It's not the 4th without some bbq at our house :) have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Unknown said...

Happy 4th of July!!! The nails look great :)

Coco said...

Lovely nail art Kim, but especially you got me drooling with those cupcakes! I can't wait to see what you got on sale!!
Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

Unknown said...

Hope you had the good fourth up there. BBQ chicken is looking so good:).


Mish said...

I love Sinful colors. Cute nail polish look!

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Charlène Jiho said...

The cupcakes are so cute <3 !

ALLIE NYC said...

Hey this food looks d-lish! And love the patriotic mani! Hope your 4th was a good one.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

MaysaAndSunshine said...

What not to love about BBQ, watermelon, potatoes salad and pretty cup cakes! You just made me super hungry. Those nail polishes couldn't be more perfect for such day. Hope you had a good one, Kim.

Carmen said...

The food looks great, especially the cupcakes! I hope you had a lovely day :)

Style Sense Moments said...

Oh all that food, the cake the bbq, that's why I like holydays! ;) xo

jo said...

Hi Kim, hope you had a great time yesterday! That chicken looked so good and juicy! And your nails!! How awesome are those colours!

xo Jo


Amber Lucas A Mused Blog said...

I hope you had a wonderful 4th, Kim! It looks like you had all the ingredients to make it happen :)

Mine was spent with my bf and his mother, along with two "adopted" high school students (they started off as religious door-to-door canvassers, but have since become friends, hahaha)

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Unknown said...

Amazing post
The Cupcake look so yummy and beautiful, love love the nails polish as well.

Samantha Mariko said...

cool nail colors!! love the polka dots :) I'm glad you were able to spend a great 4th of july! love the festive pictures!

Glamour ZONE said...

Great post.love the nail polish colour
Its so pretty.
Have a great week

Unknown said...

Hope you had fun andenjoyed the barbecue, Kim!


Unknown said...

Hey Kim..the menu looked great!! I love watermelon I ate is almost daily! lol



Unknown said...

*eat! lol not ate.. :)

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Gosh Kim, I'm really in the mood for some cupcakes and bbq now :) Love your festive nails! Hope you enjoyed a delicious and wonderful 4th and that you're having an awesome Sunday now.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Putri Valentina said...

What a cute cake :D


SprinklesofStyle said...

Oh everything looks lovely!! The food looks fabulous and the nail colours are gorgeous!!

Love sinful colours, they actually have wonderful products, great quality and they're really cheap too! :)

Layla xx


Mikka said...

Happy Independence Day Kim, hope your enjoying the long weekend. Such a mouthwatering cupcakes and ohh the bbq's, perfect for summer!!:)

LoveT. said...

Wow ,looks great :)

big Hugs <3

fabulouspetite said...

Moving from Texas which we have a great bbq over there makes me miss them more just looking at these meats. And how cute are those cupcakes and nails. Belated happy Fourth and hope you had a fabulous time.


Pilar said...

Lovely pictures Kim! I hope you had a great 4th of July!

Corinne said...

Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July! I always get jealous that we don't celebrate anything similar over here.

Corinne x

Tina Bradley said...

I adore Walgreens (and those nail polish shades), to I'll need to check them out! Love the nails, Kim. I hope your 4th was a fab one! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Imogen said...

wow they are the most incredibly gorgeous and adorable cup cakes ever. very impressive. also the perfect nail design for the occasion. thanks so much for your supportive comment on my last post, it means so much and I just wanted you to know that.

Anett said...

Oh my, that food looks amazing!!


Kat said...

ahh those cupcakes looks sooo delicious! and your nails are adorable! hope you had a wonderful 4th of july :)


The Fashion Stir Fry said...

I am so late but i hope you had a lovely 4th of July weekend. What loveliness did you get yourself into? Do share :)

Meanwhile, the cupcakes are so yummie pretty. Lovely photos and yes, please to some BBQ!! Great post dear.


The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

So good :D


Coco said...

Hope you enjoyed your weekend Kim!!
Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

Jane said...

hope you had an amazing fourth!

TheTinyHeart said...

Hope you had a fun 4th, Kim! Your nails came out so cute!

The Tiny Heart
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alexis said...

Now I am really sorry I missed out on celebrating the 4th - your menu sounds delicious!

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Bellezzefelici said...

Your 4th of July was delightful! You chose the colors of your flag, it's nice. Lovely nails :)


Jessica said...

Amazing and cute way to celebrate the independence day! Happy belated 4th of July! =)



Sam said...

Thanks for your comment... Hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

Unknown said...

Ah, so festive and fun! Looks like you had a fantastic 4th! Also that "Pig Up 'N Go" bbq is hilarious. :) I hope you enjoyed the long weekend and are getting off to a good start this week!


Sara said...

Kim, it sounds like you had a great Fourth! I love Sinful Colors <3 Now I am hungry after reading this! LOL

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I wish the weekend lasted another day but I'm grateful we had a 3-day weekend! =D


Shannon Rice said...

Hope you had a wonderful Fourth, Kim!Those cupcakes look absolutely delish!

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Unknown said...

Yum the food looks delicious.
I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.

S said...

happy fourth kimmy! xx

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Happy Independence Day for you Kim!


oomph. said...

mmm, ribs! i totally forgot about ribs this year! sinful is pretty good for the price...their polishes have great pigmentation.


Maggie said...

I hope you had a wonderful 4th! That food looks so delish!


365HANGERS said...

Everything looks amazing and we want those cupcakes. Yumm!

xx 365hangers

Jyoti said...

Wow..looks so tasty :)

thegrisgirl said...

so cute!

tell me what about follow each other? i love your log, is amazing! so i wanna keep in touch!
let me know if you start then i will follow back right now sweety!!
have a great day and a lot of inspiration!!!

Unknown said...

Happy 4th, Kim! The cupcake looks so cute and yummy! Make me want to eat it all XO


Hélène Heath said...


Those ribs are mouth-watering!

xx Hélène

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I have a few sinful colors but they are not a favorite of mine. Some of the colors dry matte even though it doesn't say so on the bottle, I sometimes have to do more coats than usual, and I find that it chips easily. BUT for a cheap nail polish or to try a color out to see how it looks on my complexion I won't complain!

Pooja Mittal said...

you have a great blog , would you like follow each other !
keep in touch

Lorena said...

Looks like you guys were in for a treat !

Unknown said...

I hope you had a great 4th of July Kim and I know what you mean about Sinful Colors (I'm actually wearing the snow white in my post today). They're not the greatest quality, but they're really cheap and have great colors that last at least 48 hours without chipping so they're good enough for me :))


Unknown said...

Kim I hope you had an awesome fourth. We had the same thing for our holiday. Are you in Ohio for the summer. I am traveling to NOLA for the Beyonce and Jay Z concert. Woot Woot!!

Ahleessa said...

Cute nails and I hope you had a great 4th of July!


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