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I am the owner of Janet's Creative Cottage. I am passionate about creating and also have a love of art. My dream is to one day see all of my artwork or creations in stores throughout the United States and Europe. I want to make a difference and help others who are in need.  So if you are looking for unique handmade products then this is the place for you.

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Tomorrow many of us will be going to barbecues, watching the fireworks and eating yummy food. But let us not forget that there is more to this holiday. Here is a bit of info on the meaning of the 4th of July:

Who: the Second Continental Congress

What: the Declaration of Independence

Where: PhiladelphiaWhen: July 4, 1776Why: to declare the Thirteen colonies “Free and Independent States… Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown” of King George III

Thomas Jefferson, at the age of 33, laid the cornerstone of the United States of America. Though the Declaration of Independence, or, as it was known at the time, “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,” holds no legal standing, it stands at the head of the US Code. The signed copy resides in the National Archives in Washington, DC.

God bless the U.S.A.

And I also thought that I would share some yummy recipes that I found online for those of you who will be hosting or attending some type of patriotic-themed get together. Have fun!

Blueberry Pie

Fourth of July Buttermilk Pie

Fourth of July Cake

Fourth of July Cupcakes

Giant S’mores Cookies

Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes

Lemon Raspberry Bars

Mixed Berry Parfaits

Red White & Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Red White & Blue Stained Glass Jello Stars

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

And one more thing. I want to share that my sweet husband asked me to marry him on the 4th of July. We were on the rooftop of a residential building where I used to live in New York City. We were watching the Macy's Fireworks when he shocked me when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I am proud to say that we have been happily married for 20 yrs. :-)

Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend everyone! Be safe!



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