Wednesday, August 1, 2012

U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!

I am proud to be an American but more so when the Olympic Games come around. I have been into sports my entire life and the Games are the best of the best in the worlds coming together and competing, it doesn't get any better than that! It gets even better when they start winning those medals especially ones that come in gold. Because of all the patriotism rushing through my veins right now I thought I would find some things that would reflect the pride I feel for my country.

These nails that I found on Pinterest just scream U-S-A, they in fact are so cute I am thinking about trying to do this to my nails around Labor Day at the end of this summer.

When I am looking for inspirational color palettes for interior design, I sometimes look at Design Seeds. You can pick a color or a theme you are trying to find and then this database comes up at your finger tips with so many different color combinations that can really get your kreative groove going. Today, I came across the above color scheme and had to share because it just fit in so well with the Olympic Games because this is called Grecian Brights and that is where the Olympics originated.

Patriotism can even be shown in fashion. To me nothing is more American than Ralph Lauren, so it was fitting when it was announced that once again he would be designing the outfits that our Olympic athletes would wear as they processed in to the opening ceremonies. Slightly disappointing that there was the problem with them being made in China, but that is besides the point. You too can create a look that shows your stars an stripes like The Pink Peonies blog post above. With the combination of the large stripe shirt and the small nautical navy blue print top, this outfit is as American as apple pie. 

While the above isn't an apple pie, this American flag cake would be a great way to celebrate any summer patriotic holiday. The step by step instructions make this cake look a lot easier to make and just about anyone can handle it and would be the perfect dessert to make for one of those backyard picnics at the end of the summer.  Thank you Glorious Treats for this amazing recipe.

Again, good job Olympians and thank you for representing our country on the world's stage.

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