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July2nd

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Happy Summer!

We’ve been so busy enjoying summertime that I nearly forgot there was a blog. We vacationed in Isle of Palms, South Carolina with four generations of our family.

May / June 2014

Isle of Palms May 2014

Isle of Palms May 2014

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Isle of Palms May 2014

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Isle of Palms May 2014

We celebrated Charlotte turning one.

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

(This beautiful cake was made by Bakies in Mt. Pleasant, and it tasted every bit as good as it looked.)

Isle of Palms Vacation May 2014

Then we traveled up north to see family in Philadelphia…

Philadelphia Duffys

Philadelphia Duffys

… where Charlotte tasted her first Philly cheesesteak (from George’s on 9th Street, of course).

May / June 2014

We had such a great time, but man were we wiped out when we got back to LA! I’m not sure if it was the 12 days, the 11 nights, the six airplanes, or the two toddlers that did us in, but Hubba Bubba and I decided we are DONE traveling for this year. :)

May / June 2014

But summer itself is still going strong, so I want to revisit this Summer Fruit Cobbler recipe from a past post. I made it the other day with peaches and blackberries, and I used arrowroot instead of cornstarch. You can find arrowroot in the spice aisle of the grocery store, and it’s a 1:1 conversion, meaning however much cornstarch a recipe calls for, you can use that exact same amount of arrowroot instead. I have to tell you, this cobbler turned out so fabulous, I will be using arrowroot from here on out. Give it a whirl for Fourth of July; your friends and family will call you an American hero.

cobbler

SUMMER FRUIT COBBLER WITH CINNAMON BISCUITS (printable pdf)

I also made a super fun playlist for your Fourth of July party, inspired by the cities, states, and spirit of ‘Merica herself. Turn up the volume, crack open a cold beer, and you’re all set.

THE LEXINGTONIENNE’S FOURTH OF JULY 2014 PLAYLIST
1. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
2. Say Goodbye to Hollywood – Billy Joel
3. Revolution – The Beatles
4. American Boy (feat. Kanye West) – Estelle
5. Theme from New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
6. Going Back to Cali – LL Cool J
7. American Child – Phil Vassar
8. Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley
9. American Girl – Tom Petty
10. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
11. Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John
12. Take Me Home, Country Roads – Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris
13. Kentucky Woman – Neil Diamond
14. American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
15. Freedom – George Michael
16. Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen
17. The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
18. Paradise City – Guns n Roses
19. Carolina in My Mind – James Taylor
20. French Kissin’ (in the USA) – Debbie Harry
21. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
22. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
23. On Broadway – The Drifters
24. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
25. All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
26. New Orleans – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
27. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
28. Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
29. Beverly Hills – Weezer
30. Walking In Memphis – Marc Cohn
31. Empire State of Mind – JAY Z and Alicia Keys
32. Hotel California – Eagles
33. Route 66 – Chuck Berry
34. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
35. Independence Day – Martina McBride
36. Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
37. Detroit Rock City – KISS
38. Firework – Katy Perry
39. God Blessed Texas – Little Texas
40. Cleveland Rocks – The Presidents of the United States of America
41. Living In America – James Brown
42. Miami – Will Smith
43. I’ve Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash
44. Jack & Diane – John Mellencamp
45. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

Happy Fourth!

Hannah

2 Comments

  • Comment by Par Flanagan — July 3, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    Hannah, you are incredible! Loved the pictures of vacation and the ditty about arrowroot…guess I better start cooking again! When did you find time for the music list too?! Love, love, love your blog…don’t ever stop, please?! Guess you know by now, I’m going to be a Cali gal in a couple of weeks, so I look forward to seeing y’all! PS: saw your grandaddy in Wheelers a couple of days ago…he really loos good! Gotta go by before I leave and them both! Keep ’em comin’ and I’ll see ya’ soon! Pat

  • Comment by Lesa Elliott Calrk — July 5, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

    Loved the family photos!

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