Memorial Day 2014

We got to throw our first Memorial Day cookout in the new house yesterday.  We had a few more people and quite a few more kids this year, but I felt like we had plenty of room.  I set the food table up in the breakfast area and put the small table in the living room for extra seating.  I had a lot of fun with the decorations this year.  Behind the food table, I hung a cluster of paper fans (that I actually found on clearance after Christmas).

We did our standard low-country boil and Bradley added a few racks of ribs from the BGE this time.

At the entrance, I hung the wreath I’ve been working on for the past week.  I found the tutorial for the wreath here and the felt flowers here.  I also put our bocce ball set in a cute red metal basket from Target by the front door.

I used my red polka dot tablecloth on the foyer table, with a little lantern I had painted blue at the old house.


On the mantle I strung up some paper fireworks I made following this tutorial.  This was probably my favorite project I worked on for this year’s party.

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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  1. How Beautiful Leslie! I hate that we missed it and were traveling that day. I agree…I love the paper fireworks on the mantle!

    1. We missed you too! Looked like you guys had fun on your trip from the photos I saw:) Please come over sometime soon with the boys too for dinner!

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