Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!


We are celebrating Independence Day and want to share the excitement with you. We're also trying some fun giveaways on our Facebook page and we'd love to see you over there! You can enter via this widget: a Rafflecopter giveaway. *********THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED.

Also, starting Monday, we are going to show off some of our latest releases and you are going to have the opportunity to win some bundles of the new goods! Bring your friends. The more the merrier!


Remember to drive safely and enjoy the holiday weekend!

-hg




68 comments:

Margaret Dacko said...

Watching the play 1776 outdoors & the fireworks display afterwards.

marslaura@ymail.com said...

My favorite memory was watching the fireworks at Dodger Stadium with my Papa Johnny!

Gill said...

I'm in the UK so on July 4th I'm celebrating my daughter's birthday!!

Donna said...

4th of July favorite memory - the year finances were tight and my family had hotdogs and watermelon in our own backyard. We had a relaxed day with quality bonding time.

Mary Ann said...

I love, love fireworks! But this year I work and it's rain, so none for me. Mary Ann

Lee said...

My favorite 4th of July memory was watching fireworks up at my parents farm - everyone pulled into the local fairgrounds like a drive in movie and watched them from their trucks/cars - fun times and small town fun w/ my family!

Brenda said...

My favorite memory would involve cookouts with family and fireworks.Love celebrating our freedom.

Joanna said...

I like the way you celebrate July 4th. Happy Independence Day!

JoyceLM said...

I'm an Army brat & we were stationed at Camp Crawford on Hokkaido, Japan in the mid '50s. I remember watching the amazing fireworks display every year there. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joyce Carter said...

My favorite memories are taking my grandchildren to see the fireworks.

WoolenSails said...

I hope you and your families have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Debbie

Andrea Jeppson said...

Love family get togethers and cooking out while waiting on the fireworks. Great family day,

Nancy said...

Of course, fireworks shows!

Deb said...

I don't ever remember a 4th that I was not with friends and/or family! That always makes it the best.

Tiffanee said...

Camping with the family, lots of good food and swimming all day then fireworks!!

Sue H said...

My favorite memories of July 4th are with my husband's family on the family farm in North Dakota. So many kids, so much food, so much fun!

Bev said...

Happy 4th! Love to watch he fireworks.

Bev said...

Happy 4th. Live to watch the fireworks.

Bev said...

Happy4th. Love to watch the fireworks .

basildonkitchens said...

The best is watching fireworks with friends and family - can't top that!!!

Lynda said...

that is a beautiful impression of betsy ross

ledamewood said...

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. When my boys were little we used to take them to watch fireworks on the bayou. We've moved away from there, but still have happy memories.

mascanlon said...

Hope you all are enjoying a family of celebration!

Jean said...

Fireworks at "camp" with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and about a bazillion cousins.

Gloria Galiana said...

Remember when our sons just had fun running around with sparklers.

Sharon said...

I remember watching fireworks in Wisconsin. It was so cold we wrapped up in newspapers.

Jan said...

The 8th is my birthday! Maybe I'll be lucky. We have our Family Reunion on or near the 4th, every year. Always wonderful memories.

Vjquilter said...

My favorite memory on the 4th of July is my first kiss! I also love celebrating with fireworks with our friends from church!

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Pat S. said...

No favorite memory...it's a tradition to get together with family at the lakehouse. Happy 4th & thanks for this chance to win.

Sandy M said...

Making ice cream with the hand crank ice cream freezer! After some hard work, what a yummy treat!

Beth said...

One of my favorite 4th of July celebrations was seeing the fireworks in the nations capital.

NancyL said...

Favorite memories are our family tradition of spending time together on the 4th. When our kids were little, we always went to our church Family Camp over the 4th with several other families. The kids would dress up and make their own parade. Lots of good food, fun, fellowship, and fireworks of course!

Anne said...

I loved watching fireworks as a kid. Still do, actually!

Lisa said...

Reflecting on fireworks displays from my youth.

Darlington Delights said...

As a woman from the southern us, my favorite fourth of July memory was celebrating independence day with two of my best friends....a south korean and a latina. Isn't our melting pot beautiful?

Linda said...

Proud to be an American!

Deb said...

About three or four years ago we traveled to Boston from Virginia for a family vacation and celebrated the 4th along the Charles River with thousands of other folks listening to Neil Diamond sing Sweet Caroline. That was a first for us! We loved the fireworks and a trip I'll never forget!

Sandy D said...

I have a very special memory. Forty Three years ago today my Hubby and I were Married.

Chris S said...

My stepfather always took me to get tons of fireworks. He's gone now, but I always think of him on this day.

Kd Brown said...

I remember watching fireworks directly overhead at the lakeshore beach many years ago. It was an amazing experience! Happy 4th of July everyone!

Julie said...

I remember watching the parade and fireworks over the lake. Now we can watch fireworks from the bedroom window. Kinda nice!

Tammy said...

A few years back we were invited by freinds to go to the Lake to watch fireworks. What a grea tnight. The first time I had ever seen fireworks out over the water like that. It was an amazeing sight I will never forget. Happy 4th of July.

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I remember going to our small town's fire works display and at the end they lighted a U. S. flag and that was a great conclusion to the show.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Homemade ice cream at the park after watching Ma and Pa Kettle movie and fireworks. Cold chicken on the way home,just because we could. It was great being a kid in a small south Missouri farming community.

barb said...

i remember going to a camp ground and watching them shoot fireworks over a lake. it was so beautiful babscorbitt@gmail.com

GranChris said...

Fireworks with the kids on the beach.

Beth said...

Gathering with my folks and my aunt (who lived down the street) and all the cousins and neighbors, and lighting fireworks in the center of the street. We put them on ladders to set them off, and looking down the block we could watch as all the different families lit their fireworks. Such fun.

Debbie Rogowski said...

this is a great way to find new companies. Thanks for shareing with us. We sat on the porch and watched the fireworks

Kay said...

Getting together with our kids & grandkids to barbecue & light watch them light fireworks is always so much fun.

Quilt n Queen said...

June 30 2003 we moved to Tennessee from Canada. The neighbors in our new neighborhood were having pot luck barbecue followed by a fireworks display...what a great way to meet our new neighbors...a fun time was had by all.

Aggiequilter said...

Spending the 4th of July at my grandparent's home many summers. Grandpa always took us to the local parade, then we'd make homemade ice cream and have a cookout before heading to the city park to watch beautiful fireworks over the lake. All the kids would get to sleep out on the "sleeping porch" and listen to more fireworks in the night. Magical.

Judy1522 said...

My favorite memories of 4th of July are from when I was a kid. We had a farm and on 4th of July all my aunts, uncles and cousins would come by noon and we would have a big potluck. The afternoon would be spent playing baseball with almost everyone joining in. In the evening we would bring out bales of straw and put them in a large circle. A fire was built in the middle where we would roast hot dogs and marshmallows and then there would be some fireworks. It was so much fun and one of my best memories of summer.

VickiT said...

My most favorite is as a teen going camping in SW Missouri with my parents and all my Aunts/Uncles/Cousins. All us kids were born about the same time so we all had a blast anytime we got together. It was so much fun for me because I had no sister and when we were with them, I had all kinds of girls my age as the one family has 4 girls and the other another one. I miss seeing all of them now that we've all grown and have our own families.

Renea said...

My brother and I always got to have sparklers in the evening of 4th of July. We would run all over with them, make designs in the sky and try to write our whole name before the sparkler would burn out. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Amy Eileen Koester said...

Laying on the grass on the mall at the University of Arizona, watching the fireworks overhead. And watching from my parents' roof.

Linda Dalton said...

I spent the day sewing. Nice way to spend the 4th!

Quilted Cupcake said...

Walking to the fireworks at the local school with my family. Nothing better than seeing the looks on the kids' faces as they watch them!!

Jona said...

Teluride, Colorado 1975. I had just turned 10 and we were there for a hang gliding tournament (my dad). It was a sweet old hippie town then and we watched Young Frankenstein in the old (as in Old West) theater. My dad was laughing so hard we could barely hear the movie.

Barbara said...

Early 1970's. Annual family cookout at my grandmother's. She greeted us in a jumpsuit in a wild red and white hibiscus print- something straight out of "Laugh In".

Eileen said...

Probably 1963. We lived in a little one bedroom apartment. My parents were friends with some people in the building, and we all went up to the roof to watch the fireworks. Didn't matter who we were at that moment; we all just sat and enjoyed the show and each other.

martha said...

always in the mood for a give-a-way! Watching the fireworks with my kids and husband from the firetruck in the field . My husband was a fireman and the only way to spend holiday time was to follow him in my car.

martha said...

Watching fireworks from a firetruck with my fireman husband is my best memory.

Wendy Scott said...

Going to the parade in the morning and spending the day at the carnival. We went to the rodeo at night.

Nadya said...

I loved going to a friend's birthday party for a few years who lived across from a park with lots of fireworks

Quiltjane said...

I am an Australian and when I travelled through Europe with a backpack, I met up with many Americans who I celebrated 4th of July with over many time zones.

ga447 said...

Watching and preparing for the 4th of July bicycle parade.

JoAnn Hoffman said...

Mt. Rushmore is in my backyard and I can celebrate all year. SD, great faces, great places.