Why does it seem that every 4th of July we are planning our fireworks at the last minute?
Well, this year I swore it would be different for us so I started looking weeks ago at what was going on around the Seattle area. I know, the BIG fireworks shows in major cities are always fun… but the one thing I always liked going to during a holiday weekend were parades. So when our little Seattle-suburb posted signs up of a local parade, I WAS IN!
Now, to “participate” in this parade my boys and I (and maybe the dog?) need to be dressed up in RED, WHITE and BLUE! Easy-peezy! I’ve been shopping for holiday inspired items @ our local Goodwill‘s for weeks and rummaging through my craft bins to put together some creative outfits for us all.
This week we also met up with Jenna Isaacson and her husband Ed, the documentary filmmakers of All Thrifty States while they visited Seattle. During our tour of the main Seattle Dearborn Goodwill store, we picked up these RED, WHITE and BLUE items to add to our holiday costumes. I told Jenna that the umbrella was impairative in Seattle on July 4th because if there is one thing you know about a Seattle summer is that it starts on JULY 5th, every year without doubt! But the day before is always questionable weather-wise… hench the need for the RED and WHITE stripped umbrella!
The umbrella was $3.99, the (2) packs of multiple rolls of RED, WHITE and BLUE ribboning was $1.99 and $.99 and all the American flags were $1.99 for a set. I even picked up an American-flag-colored Fred Segal tote for $.99 cents and a vintage Cardino game for $.99 cents for the boys and I to play!
So check out your local Goodwill stores for your 4th of July holiday weekend festivity needs. This weekend is even the RED TAG sale @ Seattle stores!