God Bless America

This year, I will be away for the 4th. My decorations are still packed away. Maybe next year.

Please enjoy, as I have,  the ones I’ve found on Pinterest from all over the USA. These are a reflection of the patriotic spirit of our country..and in the words of Lee Greenwood,


From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee

4th of July = way more affordable.

across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea

From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to LA


Well, there’s pride in every American heart

And it’s time we stand and say  ………that

I’m proud to be an American


where at least I know I’m free


And I won’t forget the men who died



who gave that right to me


And I’ll gladly stand up next to you



and defend her still today


    Cause there aint no doubt I love this land


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The Hunt

As anyone knows, who has been in close proximity of a bride- to- be, one of the most intense and exciting parts of the journey, is the hunt to find “the perfect dress.”

Every bride’s desire is to be absolutely breathtaking on her day. And  that begins with the bridal dress..

It’s a decision not made lightly and usually involves shopping with the girls in her life; mother, sisters, grandmothers and/or friends are invited to participate in the decision making.

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Although she has the final say, she needs the oohs, aahs or no’s from her support group.

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It can be a one day –one city event, but more likely, it will not be. .

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Just as a princess may have to kiss a lot of toads before she finds her prince, she  may have to try on a lot of dresses before finding “the one.”


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Beautiful ” Princess Tristan” on her day or as I like to call her my “Triss Miss”.


June…..brides, iced tea, and hydrangeas

June, the sixth month of the year. Thirty glorious days of June..June brides, June vacations, June flowers in bloom, and did you know it’s Iced Tea month?


The June bride has her choice of beautiful summer flowers in full bloom. That certainly explains why June is a popular wedding month.

Flowers say romance. To a bride, they are as important as anything else in wedding planning.

Hydrangeas are one of the most romantic flowers showing up in bridal bouquets.

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I’ve never met a hydrangea I didn’t like.


Blooming on a bush, cut and in a vase, dried, and even realistic silk hydrangeas,

I’ll take them all.


Even the symbolism  of the name, enduring grace and beauty, can make a girl swoon. hydrangea georgetown


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This June bride,  yes I was,   is going to celebrate June with a glass of Iced Tea and enjoy my Hydrangeas, all of them.