Wednesday, June 9, 2010

wildflower {wednesday}

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions,
the spirit of men

and so it must be daily earned and refreshed~
else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots,

it will wither and die.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower~

Yes, it is Wednesday.
And I'm a bit late getting to the computer...

Summer around here means birthdays.
And the celebration began today.
Three of my five have their birthdays in the next 30 days.
It's another reason summer is l.o.v.e.d. around our neck of the woods.

And since we're talking birthdays,
America's is just around the bend too...

I have a few new designs to share in the coming days.
All celebrating freedom and the good 'ol USA.

Let's shake things up a bit this week
and change a few rules.

This week, to enter my wildflower {wednesday} giveaway,
leave me a comment on this post...

Tell me something you do to celebrate the 4th of July
tell me a freedom you are most grateful for.

One winner will be randomly selected from those who have left comments.
Another will be selected from my followers.

So, if you are a bit shy and don't want to leave a comment,
just become a follower :)
and you will automatically be entered in this week's wildflower {wednesday}.

Best part,
the winners (yes, there are two this week)
can choose from any of the necklaces I post about from now until Monday.
Of course, each celebrates America's birthday!

p.s. I will also be adding each to my store as well.


  1. What a great design this is! Happy Birthday to J the US of A and everything it represents...freedom, patriotism, and the ability to have a voice.

  2. The freedom I am most grateful for is the original one given to all men and women: free agency.

  3. I am thankful that I can worship God freely!

  4. Thankful to freely worship my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

  5. I still remember my deep feelings of gratitude for our country several years ago. I had finished serving an LDS mission in Italy and was flying into New York. When I saw the American Flag, I broke down. I had no idea it would affect me so much. I remember those feelings every time I see a flag and place my hand over my heart. I'm proud to be an American!

  6. Ever since I can remember I have spent the 4th of July up in Idaho with my grandparents. My grandpa served in WW2 and has instilled in all of our family a great pride for our country. The day is spent together - BBQs, parades, reminiscing, and of course fireworks! My grandma has since past, which is why I feel it's even more important to spend the day with my grandpa, so he knows how much we appreciate the sacrifices he made for our country. And in return, I can sacrifice my time to be with him on this important day.

  7. I have to say my favorite part of our family celebration is the homemade icecream! Why is it that the food is always the center of all our holiday celebrations in our family?! Seeing the kids with sparklers writing their names in the sky....enjoying just the little things. We are truly blessed to be able to celebrate our freedom and enjoy the little things like sparklers and icecream!

  8. I love the design! We are a very patriotic family and I love that my children can love their birth countries as well as their home country!

  9. To celebrate the Fourth of July we always go to the fourth of july parade in the morning - I love it! Love that we live somewhere that actually has one, and all of the groups in our community participate. Then we eat dinner with friends, and watch fireworks at night (of course)

  10. Hi Kim,
    Beautiful necklaces! We celebrate my Dad's birthday on the 4th! I remember thinking everyone else was celebrating my dad when I was little! :)