Fourth of July Recipe Link-Up

I am really looking forward to the Fourth of July this year, even more than usual since last year, we weren’t even all three living together & were between houses.  Our plans include to spend the day at the beach, a cookout, & then to head back to the oceanfront that evening for fireworks.  VB’s roads pretty much shutdown & everyone (like everyone, its packed) rides bikes to sit on the sand & watch the show. I know Waverly will love all of the excitement of bike riding down there, she loves sitting in the trailer behind one of our bikes & watching everything around us.  I’m not real sure about the actual fireworks, she has a sudden fear of planes & grabs on to me for dear life whenever she hears one, so it may just not be her favorite tradition yet.  We will soon find out. 
To get into the spirit of the holiday, I am so excited to be joining in with some of my very favorite bloggers for a Fourth of July Recipe Linkup.  It’s easy to participate and also super fun & festive, just the way I like it. We would love for you to join us, all you have to do is share a favorite fourth recipe by posting on or before July 1st!  You will then be matched on July 2nd & finally, on July 9th we will all post the results!  Thanks to Alyssa of Love and Life Simplified for putting this all together, see below for the other bloggers who are participating. 
We are all about popsicles right now, Waverly is obsessed & every time I open the freezer, she tries to sneak in and grab one (or three).  I really wanted to do a recipe that she could enjoy & to me, nothing says Fourth of July like a bomb pop.
The only three ingredients are blue gatorade, lemonade, & cranberry juice, and you will use one cup of each.  First, divide the gatorade between eight dixie cups & then put in a baking pan.  Freeze for one hour.  Put the popsicle sticks in & then divide the lemonade, freeze for two hours.  Finally, divide the cranberry & this time, freeze for four hours.
This recipe is from Pinterest, I followed it the best I could with a toddler at my legs the entire time. 😉  The white didn’t show up, the red looks pink, & the blue looks purple, but they still were just as good as I remembered as a little kid.  Waverly Maye loved them (isn’t that what matters) & has eaten three already, although she has asked for about 53.

We hope you will join us, the link-up code is below! 🙂  Please let us know if you have any questions.


Sources – Waverly’s Romper (Pants Version) & Headband


  1. June 24, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    Love how these turned out. Avery is popsicle obsessed too. I think I'm going to have to make these for her!

  2. June 24, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Yum I love it! I have never thought of freezing Gatorade! I'm going to have tot try that! I bet it's super refreshing!

  3. June 24, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Those look so easy! I am going to have to try to make some this weekend! 🙂

  4. June 24, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    YUM! These are awesome! I love that you did them in a Dixie cup! I haven't made my own popsicles because I don't have the molds, but a cup is a great idea!

  5. June 24, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Yum! I always use smoothies to make our popsicles, might be nice to have a "classic" using lemonade and juice!

  6. June 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    This is such a great idea for popsicles! I'm definitely going to have to try to make these!

  7. June 24, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    No need for the bombpops to be red, white and blue when they sound like they taste amazing in pink and purple! What a fun idea!

  8. June 25, 2014 / 1:10 am

    I have never made my own popsicles! These are sound so simple and refreshing! I think I'm going to end up making everybody's recipes lol!

  9. June 25, 2014 / 3:52 am

    Oh my gosh! This is a great idea! How did I miss this on Pinterest?! We are going over to a friends house on the 4th who also has a toddler and I think Mason and Logan would LOVE these! I just might have to do this!

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