Stars and Stripes

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Although it’s now been a whole week since the Fourth of July, I still wanted to share a few snapshots from the holiday with you guys! Last Wednesday, my friend Babe hosted a little gathering on her sweet rooftop deck in Brooklyn. For this celebration,  I turned to my Pinterest for inspiration.  During the previous week I had pinned this cake recipe found via Glitter Guide and this garland tutorial from House of Earnest. The night before the fourth I got home, put on my apron, and got to work! While I waited for the cakes to bake, I worked on the garland. Originally they’re supposed to be attached to Christmas lights, but since my lights are packed away somewhere, I instead decided to just string together my festive paper cups. Although it was too hot that day to spend a lot of time outside, we still had a grand time grilling hot dogs, eating yummy baked goods, and generally enjoying the day off!