Friday, June 27, 2014

High Fives--Fourth of July Style

I'm handing out some high fives for some awesome ideas and products that are perfect for the Fourth!

This top is perfect for a 4th of July parade or barbecue. So light and easy and it isn't too over the top. 

If you want to win people over at your next barbecue or potluck,  this easy way of adding some refreshing spirit with these fruity ice drinks looks so fun!

This adorable headband comes in sizes newborn to adult and makes the perfect accessory to any outfit, no matter your size. 

 Of course you've got to save some room for dessert! Madison made these All American Sugar Cookie Bars--YUM!


And while this is not a 4th of July thing, I have to share a little about the Togetherness Project. My friend Jacy is amazing--to read a little about her story see here (this is probably my favorite post of hers). She's experienced a great trial in her life and as she's healed, she started The Togetherness project. Here is what is written on her blog: 

"If you are reading this right now and you feel alone, ashamed, and like there is little to no hope for you because of sexual addiction/betrayal, infidelity, divorce, abandonment, loss, living a life that you didn't have planned, I have a message for you: 

You are not alone, this is NOT a reflection of you, and there is so much hope.  Let us help you... Join the rare and compassionate sisterhood within The Togetherness Project and begin the road to recovery with friends who understand."

 I love what Jacy is doing more than I can put into words and I love it for a number of reasons. The next Togetherness Project meets in October in Midway, Utah. See The Togetherness Project's website for more information. And also, check out Jacy's blog because she is just about the neatest woman around! I'm so glad I've had the chance to get to know her, just a little, through blogging. 

If you have or know of products or posts that deserve a "High Five," I'd love to hear about it/them! Send me an email at mynewlinesblog {at} gmail {dot} com.


  1. Lauren SkousenJuly 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Those fizzy drinks look divine! And thank you for introducing me to Jacy, just stalked the crap out of her blog. You have the best recommendations!

  2. Sharlee HatchJuly 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    I'm so glad you checked out Jacy's blog! I swear, she is such an inspiration for me. She turned something so ugly and destructive and used it to form something beautiful and unifying. I bet it's taxing on her to receive as many personal emails from women all over, but she does it! Some of her writing sometimes is so real and beautiful...honestly, a lot of times her blog seems like a break from the staged glimpses you tend to find elsewhere. Sorry, such a rant. You'll be happy to know, though, that she's going to post for Girl Talk about body image! :)

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