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Monday, June 27, 2011

God Bless the USA!

It has been almost 15 years since I came to the United States
and this beYOUtiful country welcomed me with open arms...
As many of you know I was born and raised in the Canary Islands.
There I learned about love... about hard work... about tradition...
 about family...about finding
joy in the most simple things in LIFE!

In this picture: Me, my sister, and nieces celebrating La Romeria in our Typical Canary Customs...


After all these years I can say however that my 
heart beats at the rhythm of two anthems...
My Spain will always have my roots...
In this picture: My mama and papa, my grandpa, brother, sisters and a bunch of family!


and the USA will always have the fruits of the tree...

There I gave my first steps
and here I have experienced seeing my children take theirs...
There I became a daughter and here I became a mother...
There I had many great friends and here I found my best one.

For this and for more I love this country that has been nothing but good to me...
So here is a celebration of creativity inspired by the USA and made by you...


Here we go:
I am in LOVE with this PATRIOTIC porch decor from  Second Chances by Susan




I adore the ruffles in these AMAZING pillow from
Twin Dragonfly Designs



 

How CUTE are these Star Topiaries from Simply Designing


Among my very favorites is this mantel and the Americalicious Banner from At Second Street
{by the way the banner is a free printable ;)}


Here is the decor and Patriotic Mantel of our home...



Another GREAT FREE Printable for you from


What is more American than Miss Minnie?
Loving the  accessories from TinkerAnnieBelle
The earrings...

and the ring...



...If you are hungry here is the menu in red, WHITE and blue.
Check out this Strawberry Napoleons from Cedar Hill Ranch.


and what about these Flag Pops from  Simply Designing.



 
So... if you are not ready yet I hope these awesome projects inspires you to CELEBRATE AMERICA

{Thank YU all for linking up so many great projects
at the Share Your Awesomeness Party}

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12 Comments:

At June 27, 2011 at 2:40 AM , Blogger a Bug and Bird said...

i love it! here in sydney all the american expats are celebrating this saturday!

 
At June 27, 2011 at 4:05 AM , Blogger Paula Parrish said...

Hello Desirée,
Thanks for sharing your heartfelt story of your past and present. I love the ruffled red, white and blue pillow from Twin Dragonfly Designs. Happy 4th of July. Thanks for sharing.
Smiles, Paula

 
At June 27, 2011 at 5:19 AM , Blogger Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Hi Desiree, I love the table you did on your last post! Where did you get
the vinyl sticker with your name in it? Did you make it? Do you use a
silhouette?
And last question... do you sell custom vinyl that large?
Thanks for the info, I found you on Ask Anna and Im your newest follower!
Great project!
Susan

 
At June 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM , Blogger Heidi said...

What a great post! I love your story...love how your heart beats to different beats! Thanks for featuring our printable! We are honored to be a part of your post! Thank you!!
{Junk in their Trunk}

 
At June 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

Thanks for featuring my porch...what a nice surprise! I loved all the other features, too! But then again, it's hard not to love the red, white, and blue!

 
At June 27, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger angie @ the cellar door stories said...

this was a beautiful post! i had visited your blog awhile ago meaning to come back, then lost it, and now found it again thanks to your awesome table!! i'm a follower now so i can't lose it again :)

 
At June 27, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Thank you so much for the lovely features!!!

I grabbed your button!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

 
At June 27, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Blogger {nifty thrifty things} said...

What a beautiful post, Desirée! I loved seeing and reading more about you! :)
I hope you had a wonderful start into a new week!!
Hugs & besos,
Vanessa

 
At June 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Just found your blog from Ucreate! LOVE IT! I followed your blog, and I can't wait to see what other great things you come up with!
Erin
alittlesomething2.blogpsot.com

 
At June 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Jedbel said...

Love this post! My great grandparents were also from The Canary Islands and they emigrated to Cuba and then later to the U.S. You are so creative :) I really enjoyed looking through your blog.

 
At June 27, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Chessa said...

Great ideas! Check out my latest post, super easy project.
http://antsi-pants.blogspot.com/2011/06/wood-shim-american-flag.html
-Chessa

 
At June 27, 2011 at 9:04 PM , Blogger Kellianne @ tinkeranniebelle said...

Thank you so much for the feature!! What an honor--and what a wonderful collection of crafts! :)

 

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