Jeff and I will be spending our 4th of July at home this year. And while we are both missing holiday celebrations in Michigan, we are excited to experience our first 4th of July in our new neighborhood. Independence day is a big deal around here - complete with a carnival, parade and two nights of fireworks. Our house is situated right in the center of activity so we plan on taking full advantage of the festivities. The whole neighborhood seems to be on the ready as no parking signs are out, the first parade viewing seats were placed yesterday and houses along the route are decked out with lots of patriotic decor. We haven't done any holiday decorations ourselves but I might just have to run out and see if I can't find at least a few small flags... Check out these patriotic porches for some Independence Day inspiration and have a great weekend! Happy 4th of July!