I’ve never considered myself as one to be patriotic. But I think that’s because I’ve never considered it. If I were to actually take the time to list out all the privileges that are mine, simply because of where I live, I would have a heart that beats for my country.

In preparation for the 4th of July, I had my eyes opened for gifts in the color of red, white, and blue. And with them, I offer many thanksgivings for the gifts that I enjoy simply because I live in America.

(PS. I shared the cake recipe here, Yum!)

* Joining Jennifer and the other creative hearts at