Happy 4th of July! I have some of the fondest memories celebrating America's Independence Day. Almost every year I have spent the 4th in New England - the most patriotic part of the U.S. In fact, did you know that Bristol, Rhode Island (where my mom's side of the family is from) has the oldest 4th of July parade in the history of the U.S.?

Every year we would wake up early to plant our lawn chairs on the side of the road to watch the parade go by. We would buy fresh lemonade from the food trucks and stuff our faces with clam cakes.

Then once it got dark, we would pack coolers with snacks and drinks and sit on the boat to watch fireworks blast across the ocean.

Maybe it's these fond memories of New England and the American spirit that has made me LOVE the preppy, all-American style.

I hope you have a fabulous 4th filled with family, friends and fireworks! Now, to start counting down the days until Halloween!!!

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