Welcome to the first installment of Fantastic Finds, a place where I can share articles, recipes, and whatever else I find interesting and fun! The first of the series is a Fourth of July edition. What are some summer essentials that you’ll have in tow tomorrow?

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1. We’ll be using this perfect sized picnic blanket this coming Fourth of July | 2. Don’t call it BBQ: Tips on How to Grill Right for the 4th | 3. These espadrilles are just too perfect ($29) | 4. Cracking up over these 23 Pinterest-Inspired DIY fails  | 5. Homer Simpson Donut Pool Float ($24) | 6. blue and red berry ricotta galette | 7. Move over cake pops! I’m dying to try out this pie pop recipe with a blackberry filling | 8. Been lusting over this dress for awhile ($56) | 9. The most American True or False Quiz You’ll Ever Take