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
Cardigan: Chicos
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!
What is everyone doing to celebrate this week??

In a Red Robin restaurant near my house!

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