Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Daughters of the American Revolution

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays - I have a degree in American Studies to prove it. Warm weather, pretty fireworks, and most importantly, a reason to celebrate this great country we live in (for all you Americans ;).

Recently I found out that one side of my family came to America in the early 1600s. That blows me away! Especially since I have a particular love for the Colonial Period. And to know that my ancestors were here well before the Revolutionary War and they make up the first colonists is pretty amazing. My goal is to join the Daughters of the American Revolution before the end of 2012. If anyone is a member and has any info, please let me know how I can go about joining!

Now, here's a little red, white, and blue love to celebrate the 4th!

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14 comments:

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

I love the 4th too! So cool about your ancestors!!

Samantha Green said...

have a great day celebrating tomorrow. i wish i was there -- i love the fireworks :) xx

Heather said...

Love that fence turned flag pin! I will absoluetly be making one next year for our house!

xo Heather
www.hgifford.blogspot.com

Dana @ five30three said...

That's so exciting to be able to dig that deep into your family history. My peeps definitely were not here that long!

Enjoy your holiday! And if you make that flag cake, be sure to send me a piece, ok?!

Ivana said...

Wow, that's such a fantastic thing to have in your family's past!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Alyson said...

Wow, that's so amazing. I need to do some better family digging! Wishing you a wonderful 4th!

Kathrin said...

I so want to copy that outfit!!!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

So great learning about your family history--that's a great goal to have. Loving that red, white and blue cake.

Head to Toe Chic said...

Whenever I hear about the Daughters of the American Revolution I instantly think of Gilmore Girls :) That would be so cool to join. That cake looks so fun! Happy 4th of July!!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Janna Renee said...

That is so cool that you are going to be a part of the Daughters of the revolution! I hope that you can get it all figured out soon!

Josie said...

That's super cool! Hope you had a fun Fourth!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Christina said...

So cool! Is it hard to get into the DAR? I hope you do!

Anna Elder said...

I love the red stripe skirt! So perfect.

Fashion Tales said...

Family history is so important to me. That's great about your family. I love that festive outfit with the red and white skirt.