I'm almost halfway through my life (age 25) I'm being sarcastic, I hope? I am a mother to the sweetest, plumpest, cutest pug you will ever meet, Bailey. My friends and I are all at different points in our lives and we couldn’t get along better! I have an amazing man named, Farmer Chase (well that’s what I like to call him) and I couldn’t be happier
Today I linked up with Michelle from Living a Life of Love for Bloggy Bracelet Swap and you should too! I am so excited to find out what bracelet(s) I will recieve! Hurry up registration ends Sunday I believe!!
Since today is my Friday I will leave you with some fun facts about the 4th of July! I will be enjoying my weekend on the lake with a wonderful group of friends stay tuned next week for a recap!!
Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national animal but was outvoted when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chose the bald eagle.
Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed today. That's roughly 1 dog for every two people in the U.S.
Oddly, the majority of the nation's flags and patriotic paraphernalia in relation to the 4th of July is produced in China. Nearly $349 million dollars are used each year to import in the flags, banners, decorations, and emblems.
The first 4th of July party held at the White House was in 1801.
The 4th of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.
The national anthem is actually set to the tune of an old English drinking song called To Anacreon in Heaven.
John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The other 55 signers did not sign it until August 2nd or even later.
The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence was 26-year-old Edward Rutledge. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin. He was 70. Most of the signers were in their 30s and 40s.
When the United States became a country, there were approximately 2.5 million people living in the country. Today the population is around 304 million.
Bristol, Rhode Island has the oldest, continuous 4th of July celebration dating back to 1785.
P.S. I think I might make this for the weekend! What ya think?!
I am so excited to link up with The Vintage Apple for the first time on Pinteresting Wednesday!!!
Math is like a curse word to me.
How CUTE is this?! I think this would be adorable in a little girls room with and initial on it! (no i am not a mom or in the process of becoming one)
Can you say YUMMO!!! With all these fresh veggies available this is a must and SOON.
Me and Lacey from Confessions of a (Recovering) Shopaholic are going to embark on a remarkable journey to celebrate our 25th birthdays with a trip to NYC and it's even better since we will be going at Christmas time!! Ohhhh this is going to be the LONGET 5 months of my life.
This quote made me feel better about spending my savings.
And here is some amazing view I can't wait to see!!!!
Holiday market at NYC!!
I will skate no matter how cold!
Bucket List, CHECK!
I'll leave you with this because I thought it was cute :) HAHA
OK y'all I am going to start a challenge for myself. I am going to cook my way through a cookbook. What book do you ask? Well none other than the Pioneer Women herself, Ree Drummond. Ever since watching Julie & Julia I have wanted to do this so here. it. goes.
I am going to cook EVERYTHING in her cookbook even if it does not look appealing to me.
1. I must cook everything in the book.
2. I will cook two meals a week using her cookbook.
3. I will sample everything I cook.
4. I will have FUN
Feel free to join me! I plan to start after all craziness of the 4th dies down which will be next week. Look for my first challenge starting July 5th!
I WOULD have given anything to see this on my desk when I came to work this morning! I wanted to do a fun weekend in pictures post today, but my weekend was anything but fun! So I am just going to post some pictures and try to make this day a little better :)
My dream vacation, South African Safari. In my mind I am here today.
Shopping is a must on my to-do list and since I have a 4-day work week that may just be my agenda on Friday :)
I want one in light purple but I can not find one :( so green is the next best thing!
I am in NEED of this! These necklaces are made from old chandelier parts and other various items. I found out about these fabulous necklaces on a ski trip to Park City, Utah Check out their website. They can custom make them for special occasions I think this would be a great gift for someone!