Happy 4th of July from Home Ec 101!

Ivy and Heather say:

I hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Heather’s taking her kids to see a local fireworks display, and I’ll be at a BBQ at my mom’s. Here in Nashville we have a 70% chance of rain, so I’m not too cheery at the moment. We bought a ton of fireworks and I want to shoot them off!

Speaking of buying fireworks- here’s how we buy lots of them without breaking the budget. My whole family saves their spare change throughout the entire year. Then we pool all our change together and that is our fireworks fund. Usually, we come up with a pretty good amount so we can have a really nice fireworks display! (If it doesn’t rain, grumble, grumble.)

It also helps that we know someone who runs a fireworks stand in the summer, so we also get a handy discount! Our fireworks show is always a blast! (Pun totally and shamefully intended)

Have a safe and happy 4th!


  1. Mom of three on July 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t like them either. The kids went to a public display done by the city and hubby and I watched a movie on John Adams. It was very interesting and the neighbors fireworks went well with the cannon blasts on the movie. Thankfully it rained, so the ground was wet. We’ve had a dry week and I was really worried about fire.

    We just got home from vacation, so I was glad to read my email, watch a movie and do a little laundry. Happy 4th.

  2. Pam on July 5, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I just don’t get into fireworks…….it seems like just setting money on fire…..our neighborhood set lots off but thankfully they can only do it for 7 days before the 4th and on the 4th…..and our local minor league baseball team does a beautiful fireworks show with music…..

  3. Tammy on July 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    We don’t have to buy fireworks anymore…my whole neighborhood looks like a war zone in Iraq…Happy 4th!

  4. Stephanie on July 4, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Happy July 4th!

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