Red. White. & Blue.

Happy Monday, Friends!!

Today’s post is about all things red, white, & blue!

One thing about me is that I love holidays and a good theme!!

With our patriotic holidays on the rise, I am sharing some recipes, outfits, and a few home decor touches to get you ready for the summer holidays!

Recipes

I have made this red, white, & blue trifle by MixandMatch Mama several times and it’s always a hit!

Shopping List

1 large (5 oz) instant vanilla pudding

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup water

1 large (12 oz) Cool Whip, thawed

1 (8 oz) container of Sour Cream

1 angel food cake, cut into big pieces

About 2 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced

About one cup of blueberries

In a large bowl, combine pudding, milk and water with a whisk. Refrigerate this mixture 5 minutes.

Remove from fridge and stir in Cool Whip and sour cream until smooth.

In a large trifle dish (or individual dishes), layer angel food cake across the bottom, add a layer of strawberry slices and a few blueberries over the cake then add 1/3 of your pudding mixture. Repeat 3 times.

Finish off with a few more strawberries and blueberries on top to garnish.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours up to 2 days before serving

I have also made this red, white, & blueberry pudding pie by MixandMatch Mama! She has the best dessert recipes!! This one is so easy, anyone can make this to add a little bit of festive to their holiday weekend!

Shopping List
about 1 1/2 cups of crushed Nilla Wafers (about 20 or so)
6 tablespoons of melted butter
1 (3 oz) box of instant vanilla pudding
1 cup of milk
1 (21 oz) can of strawberry pie filling
Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
Fresh blueberries to garnish

To make the crust:

Crumble your Nilla Wafers directly over your food processor. Pulse the crumbled cookies until they are fine. Add in your melted butter and pulse until it’s all combined. Remove the mixture and pat it inside the pie plate. Make sure you pat it up the sides as well as across the bottom. Freeze about one hour before filling.

To make the filling:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk your dry vanilla pudding mix and milk about two minutes. Whisk in your strawberry pie filling until just combined.
Remove your crust from the freezer and pour the strawberry pudding mixture down over the top.
Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours up to 2 days.
Remove from fridge and garnish with a little whipped cream and some fresh blueberries.

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Add either of those fun, festive desserts to your Memorial Day Menu! OR July 4th later this summer! Everyone will love it!

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Outfits

How adorable is this dress?? Blue is my color, all day everyday! This dress can be dressed up or down. It’s casual enough to wear at the beach, lake, or wherever you’re heading for the patriotic holidays this summer!

Shop, here: Casual Loose Mini Dress

Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! I love this classic bubble outfit for little ones! This is perfect for all of the patriotic holidays this summer!

Shop, here: Smocked Baby Bubble

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Home Decor

How adorable are these!! These pillow covers are sure to add a pop of fun around your home/ porch!

Shop the covers, here: Patriotic Pillow Covers

Shop the pillow inserts, here: Inserts

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Craft Idea

Brewer & I made this last summer! Look at those whittle hand prints! Such a sweet craft for littles!

I love making little canvas hand prints for the holidays to display in our little kitchen nook!

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I hope today’s post gave you some ideas to make your patriotic holidays festive & fun!

Here’s a little throw back to last Memorial Day with Brew Brew!!

**Find my next blog post on Thursday!**

***update: I had a very fun blog post planned for Thursday BUT a virus has hit our house this week! It will be postponed to next week! Look for the next blog post next Wednesday, June 1st!***

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