June 14, 2016


We celebrated Father's Day a week early
this year and it all turned out to be just a great Fun-Filled weekend!
The best thing about our kiddos is that
they ENJOY and LOVE each other!
They laugh  ALOT and make our times together memorable!
The only problem is we miss 
The Divine Miss M and her family at most of our celebrations...
so we are headed to HOT-LANTA to spend
some time with them and celebrate 
THE DUKE's birthday!

Is everyone preparing to celebrate the 4th?
I am having a ball gathering decorations
to have a fabulous table and menu!
Here's a bit of a look into what's going on
at Estelle's! 

It's all about the
Red, White and Blue

We're going Nautical.......

mixed with Americana

Estelle's July 4th Menu
Smoked Boston Butt
Madison County Corn Salad
Hashbrown Casserole
Baked Beans
Slider Rolls
Petite Banana Pudding's
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Can someone please bring the Sparkler's!

Hmmm....did she mention kibble? 
I don't see it on her list....someone please remind her
that I am requesting a bite of that Boston butt....
never had it before, but it sounds interesting.....


  1. Dear Miss Mae Mobley, I do hope you get your bite of Boston butt!!!!!!

    Gentle hugs,

  2. What an excellent menu!! While I have decorated in red white and blue - I have not given a thought to actually celebrating on the 4th! Last year we spent the afternoon at Amber's, grilled out in the evening and at dark watched fireworks together! They know a great Race Track that sits next to a field and we tail gated and spread out a blanket with folding lawn chairs and waited for the fireworks! You could see THREE displays and it was fantastic! No crowds, no traffic! Win! WIN!!!

  3. Now that all sounds like a perfect July 4th celebration Linda! YOU, my dear, were actually the one that inspired me to begin my red, white and blue theme! Your home is always decorated for the holidays! Hope y'all have a terrific time down on the ranch! Just loving those sunrise photos! Hugs!

  4. Miss Mae will be well taken care of, not to worry! What's going on in your world Tessa? Texas is hot and humid these days! Of course...it's June!!! Thanks for visiting today! Hugs!

  5. Oh Betsy, I love all your patriotic photos and your family photos!! Lots of fun in store for your crew. :-D This is a fun time of the year, and I so enjoy decorating with the red, white, and blue at our house. Your menu sounds WONDERFUL, and that is such a darling picture of Miss Mae. We know who's really in charge at your house. ;)

    Hope you're having a great week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  6. I love seeing your cat. You have a good looking family. It looked as if everyone enjoyed themselves. Family time is the best. Blessings to all of you. xoxo, Susie

  7. Hi Denise! Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for stopping by today! It's summer in full swing here in Texas..hot and humid! Hope you have fun plans for the weekend! Hugs!

  8. Hey Susie! Miss Mae thanks you very much! She is a saucy minx for sure! Thank you as always for your visit and kind comments! Have a lovely week!!

  9. You're all set for the holiday! Reminds me of our family picnics at my mom's. Great ideas, XOXO

    1. Hi Susan! We are still in the planning stage...but we always look forward to July 4th! What are your plans for the holiday? Hope you are having a lovely summer! Big hugs!

  10. How fun! Lots of celebrating and you'll be at Luke's birthday! The fourth is right around the corner! My summer theme is red, white and blue so I'm ready for the summer holidays!

  11. YUM. Would you mind sharing the Madison County Corn Salad? I love a good corn salad recipe! Thanks!


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