Leah’s Link Loves and Fourth of July Pictures

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

When I took a moment to stop and look around my neighborhood last week, I noticed something really cool. American Flags. Lots of them. Proudly and prominently displayed outside my neighbors’ homes.   I was so moved by this display of USA pride.

We often take for granted the fact that we live in a country that protects our freedom. It is so easy to get caught up in the madness of the day to day ~ to get annoyed, for example, that we are stuck in crazy traffic or that our e-mail isn’t working the way that it should.  While I was surrounded by American flags, I remembered that I am so thankful that I don’t have to live in fear that I will be arrested just because I am Jewish.  I can be who I am, I can write what I want to write, I can say what I want to say, I can live the life that my ancestors were not able to live. And for that, I am proud to be an American.

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

There are more patriotic pictures below, but on a lighter and more delicious note, here are some lovely links that I have been admiring recently.  Happy Monday to you all!!

Judging by these photos, this is going to be an incredible book.

What is Southern food?  Reflections from five chefs.

Peanut butter banana bonbons ~ what an awesome treat!!

A healthy version of spinach and artichoke dip.

An easy, but spectacularly delicious way to cook salmon.

Thanks to Jess Graves, I just discovered the Bitter Southerner and I can’t stop reading these incredible stories about the south.

Watermelon fruit leather ~ so fun!  Move over fruit roll-ups.

This is just the dreamiest combination.

Patriotic hi hat cupcakes.

How perfect is this oreo and chocolate silk pie?  No bake too!!

12 delicious looking salads for your summer potluck.

Homemade ice cream sandwiches!!

American flag jello – totally bookmarking this for future fourths!!

Swoon-worthy strawberry creme brulee.

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

American Flags ~ Georgia Peach on My Mind

3 thoughts on “Leah’s Link Loves and Fourth of July Pictures

  1. Great link loves this week, Leah! Loooove the salad link. Definitely going to keep those in mind this week.

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