First of all I'd like to remind you about this month's photo competition, which closes on the 30th. Lots of beautiful June colour up there now - give yourselves a treat and have a peek.
June in the San Juans, Pacific Northwest
For those of you having trouble entering (Maryam, I'm looking at you), you need to first click on the group and then hit 'Join this Group' (bottom right of the page). When the group is duly joined go the photo you want to enter and hit the 'Send to Group' button above it. The 'Year of Living Gorgeously - June' should now appear on your list of eligible groups.
My request is as follows. Readers of my other blog will know that we've somehow fallen into hosting a Fourth of July party here in Seattle (the irony of Brits holding a party for the Fourth of July is not lost on us, but it transpires that we should have a great view of the fireworks from our roofdeck).
However, we have absolutely NO IDEA what goes into making a successful Fourth of July extravaganza. (My chiropractor suggests hotdogs, jello and Bud Light which all sounds faintly revolting). Please let me have any ideas which have worked well for you or point me in the direction of any online recipes or decorative ideas I can steal.
All the best ideas will also be featured next month on Gorgeously, with very grateful thanks.