I generally save all my holiday decorating mojo for Halloween but I decided to make an exception this year and decorate our front stoop for the July 4th. Nothing crazy - just a few simple elements to make it festive that took a few minutes to put up.
A couple of barn stars, inexpensive american flag and red lanterns. Still loving our black front doors that serve as a great backdrop for anything I put up there.
Last but not least, I finally got an new stoop gnome. Our last little guy suffered a tragic accident at the hands of a toddler so it was time for a new model. I like to keep moving it around to keep the neighborhood kids guessing.