Happy Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day, everyone!  Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite quotes (and pictures) in honor of the holiday.

Reagan quote-Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction

Photo Credit: Sweet Peony Photography

Photo Credit: Sweet Peony Photography

Roosevelt quote on freedom

Wooden soda crate party decor
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery-Thomas Jefferson


Red, white, and blue front porch decor | 11 Magnolia Lane


Red white blue front porch at 11 Magnolia Lane
You can find all of our Independence Day/ Fourth of July posts {here}.
One quick shopping mention…because the sales are big this weekend…Tory Burch is currently offering an additional 30% off all sale items (plus free shipping) if you use code EXTRA30. I just snagged these boots (affiliate link) for my daughter’s upcoming birthday for about $115 and was pretty pleased with that price!

Tory Burch rainboots

|  Boots |

Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!

Final New Christy headshot 2015


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  1. Jan Reynolds says

    Blessings to all our servicemen and women, our warriors, who keep us safe and serve as a reminder to all who have gone before and all who will follow . . .

  2. Linda Pemberton says

    You have a very handsome and tall husband. Love a man in a uniform! Happy Fourth to you and your family! And thank your husband for what he does to help defend our freedoms and liberties!

  3. Thank-you,beautiful,inspiring.

  4. Love this post! Photos are outstanding! Please thank your husband for all he does to protect our country. It’s difficult to really find the words of appreciation…


  5. Thank you and your husband for your service to out country!!!!

    I love your quotes!!!!

    Xoxo june

  6. Thank your whole family for their service. The quotes are great.
    Great pictures of you two.

  7. When I saw your 4th of July post in my email box this morning, two things resonated with me; first the photo of your husband in his military uniform. I followed your link to the post from Kryste Buoniconti. My son was a career Air Force Officer, he was killed in Afghanistan in February 2012 and I totally understand her feelings about “Happy Memorial Day.”

    You mentioned your daughter was home for a weekend break from a classical ballet dance intensive. One of our granddaughters is on a week-long break from two 4-week dance intensives, NFB in Fort Walton Beach, FL and Austin, Texas. If you are interested, I recently wrote about both of these on my blog.

    Thanks giving us a glimpse into your personal lives and please thank your husband for his service to our country.

    • Thank you for your comment and for telling me a little bit about your son. I am so very, very sorry for your loss, and so thankful for his sacrifice. We just passed a tough anniversary with a friend who is also a Gold Star mother and it just never gets easier. Chris has served for 23 years at this point and we have lost quite a few friends…sometimes it seems like most of America isn’t paying much attention anymore but please know that we remember with you, even though I know that “thank you” and “I’m sorry” don’t even begin to fill the void.

      Your granddaughter is just lovely and I’m impressed with her dedication. My daughter is only 12 and she’s at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts summer intensive, but she has two older friends from her ballet school who are attending the same ABT intensive in Texas. Kudos to Camille for being selected! I’m sure she will have a wonderful dancing summer.

      Thanks again for writing–take care–Christy

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