I'm joining in with Jill and Adrienne to celebrate America with our red, white, and blue styles! I have always been fond of July 4th! Mostly because I love barbecue, lakes, corn-on-the-cob, and ice cream…not to mention fireworks!
|Red denim, blue blouse: Lane Bryant|
But, when I was eleven years old the local newspaper in Wichita Falls, Texas (The Wichita Falls Recorder Times) hosted a patriotism essay contest and I WON! My column ran on the front page of the newspaper on July 4; I received a $50 savings bond; and I got to ride in the July 4th parade in a red convertible all by myself as the CONTEST WINNER! Super Cool!
|My daughter found these at a vintage shop in Austin years ago. I do not know the name of the shop!|
Then, as a parent, our little vintage neighborhood always had July 4th parades for the kids and games and food. Mr. B and my precious daughter won first prize in the parade one year both dressed as cute clowns on a bicycle! So, when I think of July 4th, I SMILE!!! Except for tug-of-wars with heavy ropes...not a fan as a participant! I bet I start smiling early this year as I enjoy the outfits if the other ladies!!
HAPPY JULY 4th to everyone in America!!
P.S. Make sure you come by on Thursday and enter my next contest!! Also, check out the gorgeous jewelry from Charlene Sevier in the sidebar. I would like to officially welcome Charlene as one of my new sponsors…she has some stunning geometric designs that I cannot wait to add to my jewelry!