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Bama + Ry Patriotic Giveaway

by Meghann on June 19, 2013

I have a GREAT giveaway for you guys today! πŸ™‚

You may remember that a few months back I introduced you to the uber-talented Jasmine and her adorable line of copper jewelry at Bama + Ry. If you haven’t read it yet, check out her inspirational story on how she came into the jewelry business (warning – it’s a tear jerker!). I loved her jewelry so much that I hired her to do a few personalized custom necklaces for my bridesmaids.

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I wear the β€œMrs. Russell” necklace she sent as a gift almost everyday. It’s my good luck charm.

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Anyway, in honor of celebrating America’s birthday next month, I have three Bama + Ry necklaces up for grabs for three lucky winners.

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These necklaces are AMAZING. Each pendant measure 1-1/4″ wide and comes in three styles. Text Only, Blue Stars, and Red Stripes. The back of the pendant is painted (blue) birch wood. The pendant is sealed with a non-toxic varnish. All findings and ball chain are oxidized and distressed copper.

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Measurements:

  • Chain Length: 18 inches or 45.7cm.
  • Pendant: 1-1/4″ wide

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They’re just plain fun. I look at the pendant and I see ray bans, cut off jeans, beer, and beach. Basically, 4th of July in a nutshell. πŸ˜‰

So who wants to win one?!

It’s really simple. Just leave a comment below with your favorite 4th of July tradition. BBQ? Fireworks? Having the day off? It’s up to you! You have until Saturday, June 22nd to leave a comment. I’ll draw a random winner on Sunday!

Don’t forget to show Bama+Ry some love!

You can also use the code HAPPY4TH at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BamaRy for 20% off any purchase through the 4th.

1 Melissa June 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Being w my family.

2 Sarah June 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I love outdoor activities like slip n slides! Even as an adult. Slip cup anyone? πŸ™‚

3 Liz June 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm

4th of July is my favorite holiday! I live in Philly so every year we picnic/party/play all day then head to the parkway at night for music, fireworks, dancing and more!

4 Lara ZP June 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

These are gorgeous! My favorite Fourth of July tradition is fireworks!

5 Casey June 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I love getting decked out in red, white & blue!

6 Sarah June 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Definitely fireworks! Our local university puts on a solid hour long show with an awesome finale each year!

7 Katie June 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Fireworks for sure!

8 Steph June 19, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I love fireworks! I drive out to Davis Island with snacks and drinks tailgating while waiting for the Harbor Island show to start. So much fun!
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9 Meghan June 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm

My aunt always throws a party at her house. The day in the pool, surrounded by family and an insane amount of summery food- I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.

10 MissPinkKate June 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

The EATING is my favorite part! Woohoo yay America!

11 Emily June 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Watching Fireworks on my parents’ lake!

12 Marina June 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm

BBQ with my family and friends. We always have an epic volleyball tournament!

13 Lisa June 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

My husband and I usually start the 4th with a 50 mile bike ride. One for each state πŸ™‚

14 GretchenP June 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm

fireworks and bbq! πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway!

15 Marla June 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

The best July 4th tradition is swimming, watermelon, and family.

16 Amy B. June 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

On the 4th of July, I like to do anything with my husband. Last year he came home from 11 months of deployment in Afghanistan on July 3rd. It made for a very celebratory 4th! I’m looking forward to more quality time together this year (and of course, every day in between)!
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17 Stacey June 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

We have a cookout & celebrate my birthday which is on the 5 th

18 Monica June 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

vodka watermelon.

19 Michele June 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I love getting together with family and friends!

20 Nikki June 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I love our neighborhood 4th of July party!

21 Erin June 19, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Every year my family & I head up to camp! We have beer Olympics, dress up in costumes, & were even in a little parade! It’s a small town in NY but we make the biggest memories!

22 Rachelle June 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm

My favorite tradition is my church’s water fight. Then when it’s all over, the fireworks really begin.
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23 Shalynn Brazeal June 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm

My July 4th tradition includes all of the above! Day off, BBQ, & Fireworks!

24 Emily June 19, 2013 at 11:04 pm

I love watching fireworks, especially on my Aunt and Uncle’s sailboat on Lake Erie!

25 Kimmie June 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm

It’s definitely the fireworks. Every time I watch fireworks on the Fourth of July it makes me think of when I was a little girl and how magical I thought they were while I watched them with my family.

26 Kathy v June 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Having the day off!

27 Gillian @ That's G June 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

My favorite 4th of July tradition is definitely running a 5k or a 10k…followed by booze and beach!

28 brooke June 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

i love just hanging out with my family and avoiding fire works or admiring them from far away… not a fan!

29 Stephanie June 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Watching fireworks with my family.

30 Teresa Eskew June 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Our family has a reunion with ptato sack races, croquet, horshshoes, bocce bal,l BBQ, homemade icecream, family and fun.

31 Lori Sjolund June 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I love watching fireworks in my hometown with my parents. So many memories!

32 LizP June 19, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Going to DC every year to see the fireworks on the National Mall!

33 Savannah June 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

fireworks in cape cod!

34 Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Love your necklace as well as the ones being given away, very pretty.
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35 Erin June 20, 2013 at 12:04 am

BBQ beer and fireworks πŸ™‚

36 Jennie June 20, 2013 at 12:18 am

My favorite 4th of July is when I am in Bridgeport, CA at their hometown parade.

37 Karen June 20, 2013 at 12:20 am

4th of July 4 miler…love running it with my friends! :0)
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38 Hayley June 20, 2013 at 12:36 am

I love fireworks over Long Island sound with my family and friends!

39 Inez June 20, 2013 at 12:39 am

Oh, the parade, family time, and fireworks! Favorite way of celebrating the 4th!

40 Lauren S June 20, 2013 at 12:41 am

I love the 4th!! It brings back such great memories spent with my grandparents. Every 4th of July my grandpa would take us to his farm to shoot off “big” fireworks, we would go back to my grandparents house where my Grandma and parents were barbecuing and we would spend the rest of the night watching the town fireworks show.

41 Kate June 20, 2013 at 12:55 am

I love heading to the beach with family and friends, laying out some blankets, and watching the fireworks over the water. Hopefully summer comes sometime soon to Chicago!

42 Ginger June 20, 2013 at 1:17 am

I love the fourth if July because I had the best celebration of my first daughter Jhena.. We love celebrating her birthday on that day along with the birthday of our amazing country. Happy 4th everyone.

43 Patti June 20, 2013 at 1:18 am

I love those!! I actually bought her “Fueled by Dreams and Caffeine” necklace after you featured her jewelry before!

My favorite 4th of July tradition is definitely fireworks!

44 Elisabeth June 20, 2013 at 1:30 am

Those are so cute! I definitely wanna win one πŸ˜‰

I’m so psyched to be off of work for the 4th of July this year (doesn’t happen very many years since I work nights at a hospital) – I’m most looking forward to fireworks!

45 carol June 20, 2013 at 4:43 am

Getting together with family and friends – picnic food – fireworks. Nice.

46 TENN June 20, 2013 at 5:23 am

Going to the beach.

47 Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life June 20, 2013 at 5:28 am

I love having a picnic and then watching fireworks!

48 Debbie B. June 20, 2013 at 5:34 am

Those necklaces are so cute. My favorite 4th of July tradition is heading to the beach or pool. My husband and I had our first date on 4th of July at a water park (at the time we were in Utah and that is the closest thing to a beach).

49 Glenneth June 20, 2013 at 5:40 am

fav 4th of july traditions are doing a 5K the night of the 3rd and then a bbq and pool time with friends on the 4th.
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50 Carol June 20, 2013 at 5:46 am

BBQ at the beach

51 Christi June 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

Family cookout & watching fireworks!

52 Kaitie June 20, 2013 at 5:50 am

I’ve never had 4th of July off of work, since I’ve always worked at summer camps. I’m looking forward to the change this year! I absolutely love fireworks!!!!!
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53 Le June 20, 2013 at 6:02 am

Lake+ picnic+friends!

54 Amy June 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

watching the fireworks! though this year, I’m starting a new tradition with the 4mile road race in my town!

55 Noel June 20, 2013 at 6:24 am

huge pool party every year since junior high

56 Laura June 20, 2013 at 6:32 am

Barbecues are by FAR my favorite 4th of July tradition. I actually don’t like fireworks (unless they are far far away) and I don’t necessarily get the day off (human services for ya!). So I’m going to go with BBQs!
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57 Maureen June 20, 2013 at 7:13 am

The 4th of July is a pretty big deal here in Philly, so it’s hard to pick just one tradition as my favorite. But if I’m forced to pick one, I would say that my fave is going to the Pops on Independence Concert at Independence Hall with my girlfriends. Nothing like patriotic music, ice cream, and Independence Hall to get you in the mood for the holiday!
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58 Stephanie June 20, 2013 at 7:25 am

I really love the fireworks, but I really love the feeling of patriotism on this day. Makes me proud.

59 Molly @ There Goes Molly Rose June 20, 2013 at 7:29 am

One of my favorite things about the 4th if July is that we spend it with family friends, not just family! It’s usually a big BBQ, beer, and games like Taboo! Then out to watch fireworks!
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60 Lisa June 20, 2013 at 7:31 am

BBQ with my family and friends!

61 Briana June 20, 2013 at 7:33 am

Definitely fireworks! And now that we live in DC, can’t wait to see fireworks on The Mall this year!

62 Stacey June 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

I don’t really have any traditions for the 4th. But, I do think all 3 necklaces are adorable!

63 Kelly June 20, 2013 at 7:39 am

I have to hit the beach, bbq, and yes always fireworks!!

64 Nikki June 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

Fireworks and a walk with our Siamese cat in a cat stroller.

65 Meghan June 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

Sparklers! You’re never to old for sparklers, right?

66 Melissa June 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

Watching fireworks outside with my family!

67 Katie D. June 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

Parade viewing party! Our big parade goes past our house, so we always have friends over.

68 gassmama June 20, 2013 at 8:07 am

Spending time at my in-laws lake house with family and friends. Unfortunately we aren’t making the trip this year – first time in about 4 years. :/

These necklaces are beautiful!

69 Patty June 20, 2013 at 8:09 am

4 on the fourth race first thing (in my new Pro Compression USA sox!) and then pool party and fireworks!!

70 Kathleen June 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

I loveee ALL THE FOOD! Fried chicken, watermelon, sweet tea…..so yummy.

71 Jill June 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

I love having a bunch of family and friends come over for a cookout!
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72 Michelle June 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

We’re going to spend the weekend at my family’s river house!

73 Stephanie June 20, 2013 at 8:21 am

Having the day off and swimming!!

74 Mama F June 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

Fireworks and BBQ with family and friends.

75 Angie June 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

My favorite Fourth tradition is going to my best friend’s cottage and drinking, dancing and beaching with about 100 of our friends and family. It is the best time EVER!

76 Michelle June 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

watching fireworks while listening to patriotic songs…always gets me worked up!!

77 Laura June 20, 2013 at 8:27 am

Fireworks and picking a red, white & blue outfit to wear!!

78 Lindsay June 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

going to the Cape (Cape Cod) with my friends. We always rent a house, and it’s always a blast πŸ™‚

These necklaces are so cute! LOVE the red stripes one. Thanks for the chance to win!

79 Katie @baking and swimming June 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

Fireworks with family!
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80 Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen June 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

There is a parade that my mom’s whole side of the family always goes to.. I haven’t missed one yet!
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81 Melanie June 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

BBQ and fireworks! Wouldn’t be the 4th without those traditions. Oh, and family/friends have to be there too.. it wouldn’t be a party without the ones you love!

82 Aimee M June 20, 2013 at 8:35 am

All of the above! BBQ, fireworks, ya know πŸ™‚ But my favorite is decking out in red, white, and blue. I love this country and I’m a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I’m descended from many men who fought for our country. #USA!

83 Danielle Johnson June 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

paid holiday. awesomeness. πŸ™‚

84 Mary June 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

My favorite is watching the fireworks from the beach. So fun!
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85 jess June 20, 2013 at 8:53 am

nothing better than a BBQ and fireworks!!!

86 Emily June 20, 2013 at 8:55 am

Beach!

87 Rachel Blanchard June 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

I love absolutely everything red, white and blue! I’m running my second ever 5k on 4th of July!

88 Shannon June 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

BBQ! July 4th is my grandpa’s birthday too (celebrating the big 8-0 this year) so it’s always double the celebration and fun. πŸ™‚

89 Beth @ Racing Robsons June 20, 2013 at 9:08 am

I could take or leave the fireworks, but a BBQ with friends is a must in my book. Watermelon and a brat must be included.
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90 Colleen June 20, 2013 at 9:10 am

Epic bbq followed by the yearly viewing of the movie Jaws with my 11, 10, and 8 year old nephews.

91 Laura June 20, 2013 at 9:12 am

Such an awesome giveaway! Can’t wait for the annual 4th of July BBQ!

92 Hillary @ GRAS Pizza June 20, 2013 at 9:13 am

Being on the boat in the Burlington, VT harbor watching the grand finale of the fireworks with my family!

93 Rachel A. June 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

I love watching fireworks with my hubby. I’m really looking forward to watermelon too.

94 Jen Wade June 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

Beach, fireworks, family and food!!

95 Emily S. June 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

Steak, popsicles, a 4th of July 5k, icecream, water, and fireworks are all a great part of our family’s 4th of July!
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96 tiffany j June 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

My city has a huge celebration (parade, fair, fireworks) and it all takes place near my parent’s house. Friends and family stop by all day. It’s my favorite holiday!

97 Stacey @ Starpulp June 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

My favorite tradition as of late is fishing with my boyfriend in the morning and then meeting up with friends for a bbq later in the day!
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98 Erin D June 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

Fireworks on the beach, for sure!

99 AlisonJ June 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hanging out with friends in the sunshine by the pool/lake, firing up the grill, and watching fireworks. Perfect day!

100 Kandace June 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

Watching fireworks with the kids.

101 Courtney June 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

I live in DC, so seeing the Nation’s 4th Celebration is a favorite of mine. I actually live on the eastern edge of Capitol Hill, so I can walk to see the fireworks. Such fun!
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102 cyndi June 20, 2013 at 9:42 am

I usually love BBQs and fireworks over the river. This year, however, I am getting MARRIED! So from here on out the 4th of July will mean an anniversary πŸ˜‰

103 Ashley June 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

I <3 fireworks! Definitely what I look forward to most. (Having the day off is a very close second though πŸ™‚ )
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104 Emily @The Good Era June 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

Those are beautiful! We are typically on vacation at the beach, so I have seen fireworks all over the country and out on a boat in the gulf! This year, we aren’t leaving until the 6th, so I’m going to enjoy grilling, swimming, and watching the fireworks downtown for once πŸ™‚
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105 Jillian June 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

My boyfriend and I go to his parent’s beach house south of Charleston with his family every year for the week of July 4. It is my favorite week of the whole year. I grew up in Iowa so the beach is very exciting for me. It’s so relaxing and fun to spend time with his family. I cannot wait…T minus 10 days before we leave!!

106 Mollie June 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

My husband and I got engaged on 4th of July weekend two years ago, so the 4th is a fun time to celebrate our “engagement anniversary”!

107 Kelsey M. June 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

Fireworks! I love the sounds, the colors, all of it!

108 Amy T June 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

Camping, family, friends and fireworks!

109 Sarah June 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

We live in a small town and every year, we have a really fun parade. Lots of firetrucks from different towns, local organizations and even car clubs. It’s so much fun to see everyone. And the best part is, it finishes up at the park down the street from our house, so we can just walk over to watch it. My son will be 2 for this year’s parade, so I’m excited to watch him watch it!

110 Rebecca June 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

Time off and summer weather(its a hot commodity around here)!

111 Tina June 20, 2013 at 10:08 am

I love going to northern Michigan for the Fourth of July!

112 Beth @ 990 Square June 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

We have a beach house in Coastal Delware, and we always spend the whole fourth of july week there! There are fireworks everynight, bonfires on the beach, swimming, boating, road racing and a parade and a huge block party!
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113 Kaiti June 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

Fireworks!!

114 Cathy Wilson June 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

BBQ followed by fireworks

115 Monica June 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

Fireworks!

116 Elizabeth @ Positive Changes June 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

My husbands side of the family holds a huge party that I can’t wait for!!
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117 Chelsea June 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

My favorite way to spend 4th of July is by running in a local race that morning, visiting friends and family during the day and finish up with fireworks!
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118 Liz June 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

I love, love, love the pasta salad my mom used to make when I was a kid every Fourth of July. I’m the one making it these days, but every time I take that first bite of that simple yet of oh so delicious dish, I’m brought back to my childhood.

119 Lisa in IL June 20, 2013 at 10:52 am

The freedom of reading a good book in the backyard, burgers on the grill and walking down the street at dusk to watch the fireworks.

120 marcie June 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

drinking beer!

121 Jo June 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

The 4th is my FAVORITE holiday! Always has been. I think I love it because it’s the one day of the summer where nearly everyone embraces everything that is summertime! Beach, BBQ’ing, summer beers and friends/family! I think that necklace would make the perfect holiday accessory!

122 Timi June 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

Just being part of this country and spending some time with family!

123 Lauren Michalak June 20, 2013 at 11:00 am

We celebrate on the 3rd. Always have. Its my favorite holiday-I love it more than Christmas or my birthday!
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124 Elizabeth June 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

We go to my husband’s uncles for water volleyball.

125 Charlotte June 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

The fourth is the day after my birthday so I like to relax, take it easy, and enjoy a day w my family and friends with some watermelon!

126 Amanda S. June 20, 2013 at 11:28 am

Fireworks!

127 Annette @FitnessPerks June 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

Watching fireworks that my dad & bros set off in the evening of the 4th!
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128 Beth June 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

we go to an amusement park as a family

129 Johanna B June 20, 2013 at 11:43 am

My family goes out to the lake for Go Fourth. It’s an all day celebration ending in fireworks after dark.

130 Lindsay June 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

In Love with these necklaces! Going to the lake for some sun, food and hiking followed by more food and fireworks.

131 Casey June 20, 2013 at 11:52 am

What a great giveaway! Being with family is always the best part of any holiday. πŸ™‚

132 Cait @ Cait Strides June 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

Being with family and drinking my dad’s homebrew is my favorite tradition. Fireworks are a close second. πŸ™‚
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133 Melissa June 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Fireworks!

134 Amanda June 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Fireworks with my family!

135 Marissa @cityfarmgirl June 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Nothing better than a bbq! Some good grilled meats, watermelon, and drinks is all I need! I also love watching the Boston fireworks from my family friend’s rooftop. The great views without the crowds!
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136 Erin W June 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Celebrating my birthday (and America!) with family and friends πŸ™‚

137 amyt June 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

hangin with my family – watchig fire works!

138 Kelly June 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I love a good BBQ with burgers and cold beer…. And I always make some kind of dessert with blueberries, strawberries and cool whip!

139 Samantha June 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love grilling out, watching fireworks, and playing with sparklers!

140 Megan (Braise The Roof) June 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Outdoor music festivals – we always have some good ones around the 4th!

141 Siobhan June 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm

My favorite 4th of July tradition is a tie between watching the fireworks and getting up super early on the 4th to join my entire family at a pancake breakfast. We’ve been doing both for years. I can’t imagine celebrating any other way!

142 Tracey June 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I love getting together with friends for a bbq and then watching the fireworks! Classic πŸ™‚

143 Stephanie June 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Love them! My favorite 4th of July tradition is driving out onto the beach with my friends to watch the fireworks. True Americana!

144 Tristen June 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

My dad, being a Navy vet, had a HUGE passion for the Fourth of July, so we used to all get together to light fireworks off in our culdisac….we would go all night, or at least until the police would come πŸ™‚ you are not supposed to do that in my state! but “Live free or die” — the New Hampshire motto <3

145 Erin June 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

BBQ for sure. Love the 4th!

146 Lucy June 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Big BBQ

147 Wendy June 20, 2013 at 1:31 pm

My favorite part of the 4th of July is watching fireworks.

148 Jasmine, bama + ry June 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I LOVED reading everyone’s memories and traditions. Thank you so much for hosting this, Meghann!!!

149 Stephanie June 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

My favorite tradition is BBQ by the pool. Oh and s’mores! πŸ™‚
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150 rachel June 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Our favorite thing to do is to head to the river & be on the water! I love being with some of my favorite friends over the 4th!
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151 courtney June 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

for the past 3 years I have worked the concession stand of the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team. (the are the AA team of the San Fran Giants). I get to spend the 4th of july with 9,560 friends which ends with fireworks.

152 Carrie L June 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

My husband and I have a great tradition of running the Track Shack Watermelon 5K here in Orlando. Love the patriotic race!

153 Natalie June 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Favorite 4th of July activity…swimming in my parent’s pool.
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154 Susie June 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

fireworks and family … and ice cream!

155 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats June 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

BBQ by the pool all day and cocktails and fireworks all night. Perfection!
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156 Will June 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I love to host an annual pool party

157 Brittany June 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Watching the Fireworks in front of the Washington Monument.

158 courtney g. June 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

My favorite tradition is to have my parents over for a bbq as we wait for my hubby to get home from work. The kids love having a good party!

159 Kim June 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

We usually leave for Florida(Siesta Key) on July 4th so my favorite thing is to go to the beach, BBQ and spend time with family.

160 Brittany P. June 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

My favorite tradition of the 4th is the bbq with the family and making fun red,white & blue themed desserts!! Fireworks at the end of the night to ring in another Happy Independence Day! Yay for the USA!!! πŸ™‚

161 Renee Richardson June 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I love watching fireworks with the kids. When their faces light up it is awesome. Thanks for the awesome giveaway πŸ™‚

Renee
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162 Cole June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I love spending time with friends and/or family and having a BBQ!

163 Mel June 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm

BBQ down the shore with my family and fireworks on the beach!!

164 jennifer warren June 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I always manage to do some type of fireworks…even when I was in Tampa for college. πŸ™‚
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165 Lauren June 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

My favorite traditions are the fireworks over the lake by my house and of course cookouts!

166 Tiffany June 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm

how cute are those necklaces?! My family always gets together to ride our bikes to the local park for their whole city bbq and fireworks…it’s always such a good time!

167 Maureen June 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Those are adorable! Love them. July 4th is a day for bbq and calming my dog from her fear of fireworks.
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168 Jackie June 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Watching the neighbors get drunk and try to shoot fireworks. One day they really are going to hurt themselves!

169 amy c June 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I love those!!! my papa is going to be 92 and he is THE most patriotic man I’ve ever known. This year my husband and I actually have the 4th off together so I dont know the plan yet, but there will be eating… and more eating……

170 Leah F. June 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I love playing kick-ball, eating BBQ, watching The Patriot, and seeing the local parades.

171 Haley June 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Fireworks and grilling out… And a bud light! ‘Merica!

172 Becki @ Fighting for Wellness June 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm

My favorite one is a new tradition: going out on my boyfriend’s parents’ boat and watching the fireworks!
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173 Lindsay June 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Fourth of July fave: the bbqs!!
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174 Melissa June 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Everything about fireworks make me happy, probably why I love Disney World so much. Since I live in Boston, 4th of July takes the place of Disney fireworks for me. Also, everything about being an American is awesome, so why not have a day with fireworks to celebrate!

175 Christina June 20, 2013 at 5:11 pm

We normally do a BBQ but this year well be on a cruise!

176 Lindsey June 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

My favorite 4th of July tradition is making smores at midnight in our fire pit outside!

177 Macrae June 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm

The whole day actually starting with the night before! Spaghetti dinner and birthday for grandma on July 3rd (she’ll be 96 this year and still lives at her house:). Wake u early for the Peachtree Road Race, run the iconic 10K followed by homemade brunch at Grandma’s while lazing around watching Wimbleton until….we are hungry again and head to the Varsity to pre-game for some live Braves Baseball capped off with post game fireworks!!!!! I CAN”T WAIT!

178 Kasey June 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Fireworks for sure!

179 Kimmy June 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Fireworks on the lake!

180 Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny June 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

July 4th is also my dad’s birthday – we usually spent it barbecuing with family and jumping in the pool! This is actually the first 4th of July that we’ll get to be together as a family, though, in 3 years. The first 2 years my fiance was still in the military and we ended up having other obligations and last year we had a wedding – looking forward to returning to an old tradition this year!
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181 Diane June 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

The 4th of July also happens to be my birthday, so I have a lot of good memories from it. My favorite tradition is a BBQ with the family, but I’m starting a new tradition this year of a 5k for my birthday. Fingers crossed for a birthday PR! πŸ™‚

182 Kelly June 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

My favorite tradition is seeing my hometown’s 4th of July parade with my dad. Though my town is small, we have the second largest 4th of July parade in the state. I’ve gone with my dad since I was a little girl, and going as an adult always brings back those fond memories.

183 Frances June 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

My mother’s birthday was on the Fourth of July, and we would always celebrate by cooking out and enjoying having all the family together. That itself is my favorite tradition, even though my mom is no longer with us.

184 Tracy June 20, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Sparklers with my kids πŸ™‚

185 Kathleen June 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Swimming and fireworks with the kiddos!

186 Jenna June 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

4th of July to me means spending time with family in Michigan at the lake house! Eating, drinking, swimming, tubing, skiing, and SPARKLERS!!! It’s my favorite place for the 4th!

187 Heather June 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Going to the parade in the city where my parents grew up with our cousins!

188 Andrea Claire June 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Being a Canadian, my favourite 4th of July tradition is going to work like a schmuck πŸ˜‰

I have an American coworker and she brings in treats for us so it’s not too bad.

189 Krystle June 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Spending all day with family and friends at Cocoa Beach, then watching the firework over the ocean when the sun goes down! ANNND giant Category 5 Hurricane drinks from Coconuts On The Beach πŸ™‚

190 Jaimie June 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Fireworks, sparklers, and country music!

191 Lauren June 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

My husband will be at work so I’ll say BBQing with my family!
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192 laura June 21, 2013 at 3:33 am

Going to get donuts in the morning of the fourth! It has been a tradition forever and the day wouldnt be the same without it πŸ˜‰

193 Karen June 21, 2013 at 7:12 am

We are actually OFF on the 4th of July… but we like to get in an early morning run, pancakes, and then Steamed CRABS with the fam!
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194 Lisa Skinner June 21, 2013 at 7:24 am

Loved tubing down the creek with my family and later listening to bluegrass music and watching fireworks in town. Great memories!

195 Jill Chisholm June 21, 2013 at 8:43 am

We love going down to the annual fun on the fourth celebration, followed by a cookout and fireworks.
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196 Jessica Prather June 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

My all time favorite part of the fourth of July is my family getting together. It’s so fun to all be in one location eating good food, sharing stories, and watching fireworks! Occasionally we even get fairly good weather over here in the Pacific North West! Fingers are crossed for this year…

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197 Dawn June 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

My favorite tradition on the 4th of July, is to celebrate my wedding anniversary πŸ™‚

198 Jessica June 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I’ve been meaning to order something from here since your wedding. Love love love her stuff.
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199 Cheryl June 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

BBQ wiuth family and fireworks!

200 Jillian June 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Watching the fireworks over the bay with family <3

201 nicole June 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm

My favorite thing is spending time with family

202 Emily June 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Small town 4th of July race followed by a family picnic and fireworks!

203 Lauren June 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

My favorite tradition is spending time with family and friends, for sure!

204 Val June 21, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Beach and watching fireworks for sure!!!

205 Juli D. June 22, 2013 at 7:18 am

Drinking and relaxing with friends!
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206 Kara June 22, 2013 at 8:07 am

Love a great 4th of July race! This year: Saratoga’s 4 on the 4th!

207 Trish June 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

Mine is swimming in a lake with fireworks right above you. Nothing better.

208 Allison June 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

It’s my birthday! So I would say birthday cake and fireworks!
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209 Kaleigh June 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Going to the lake with my husband’s family! We over-eat delicious food, go on short runs in the beautiful mornings (totally justifying our large meals….), go boating, have cocktails and fireworks! It’s the best holiday of the year!

210 Joy June 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Fun giveaway thanks!
My favorite part of the 4th is my town’s family day
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211 Emily June 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I ADORE fireworks! And I always spent it with my family and now my own little family. Such cute jewelry!

212 jonelle June 23, 2013 at 12:32 am

Fireworks, family reunion, and swimming in the lake

213 Meghan June 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Watermelon seed spitting contest!!!!

214 Sarah June 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I love chilling out with family over a BBQ
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