Monday, July 9, 2012

"baby you're my firework"

our 4th was kind of a quiet_low key one.
i spent the morning putting together fruit salad and
macaroni & cheese to bring for dinner that evening.
my friend nina had invited us over to eat and go watch fireworks afterwards.

if you ever need a quick recipe to whip up… this salad is definitely one.
you can really use any fruit you like, but we make it with:
2 cans mandarin oranges
1 jar of cherries
1 large can crushed pineapple
3 apples
4 bananas

empty all fruit into a bowl and set aside.
drain all the fruit juices into a bowl. 
then add a pkg of jello instant pudding vanilla flavor and a pkg 
of instant lemon flavor pudding into the juices.  
mix really well until there are no lumps left.
pour over fruit, mix altogether, and put in refrigerator to chill.
add your bananas last to keep them from getting mushy and turning brown.

this is the only picture I managed to get of it.
the kids love cherries! it’s their favorite part.

nina had everything set up so cute.
her funfetti cake was one of my favorite things.
the icing and sprinkles were so festive.

we headed over and watched some fireworks with
our 3d glasses that nina’s family had given us.
it was like prisms and color overload!

and afterwards back home we had a little fun with the glasses too.

hope you had a great 4th of July!!

linking up with 2 of my favorite gals today Cuppakim & Katygirl



  1. heather.
    i am dying.
    you and jode are HILARIOUS.
    the photoshoot is my favorite part.
    seriously. this is amazing.

    you truly are a firework.

    and this salad you are describing has me intrigued. it's like ambrosia, but not.
    i may have to investigate further.

    so happy you linked up this awesomeness.
    i'm still laughing to myself over here.

  2. you guys are too cute!! love the 4th festive glasses! happy monday!

  3. you and jode...oh.emm.gee. so fun!

  4. Cutest post ever. You guys are so cute!!! I'm trying the salad ASAP.

    I feel like you are way more festive than me!!

    Thanks for linking up!! I love it!

  5. your low key but it. you and the hubby are too cute!

  6. so fun!!! im gonna try that salad - i LOVE fun fruit salads! :) love you friend.

  7. Love this post girl...but even more I love you guys! So glad that y'all came over. :)

  8. & your hubby are the cutest EVER!!
    Glad you had a great 4th!

  9. oh, heather. adorable!! y'all make america beautiful, amen.
    yummo salad idea, thanks xoxox

  10. i can feel the love between you and your husband!
    love it :)
    that fruit salad sounds super easy.. my kind of dish!

  11. Cute pics. Our 4th was great ;) low key too, but super fun!!