Sunday, June 14, 2009

IT'S FLAG DAY...SO IT MUST BE MY BIRTHDAY!


It's Flag Day y'all! The American flag is our primary national symbol, and it should be displayed with respect. So, I simply must address Flag Etiquette.

~When the flag passes by, Americans should either stand in silent respect or place their right hands over their hearts. I was taught as a young girl to place my hand over my heart and that is how I salute the flag now. Don't you just hate it when professional athletes don't salute the American flag or show respect during the national anthem?
~A flag should only be flown from sunrise to sunset.
~A flag should never touch the ground or water.
~When a flag is so tattered and worn that it is unfit for display, it should be destroyed in one piece, privately and by burning.

During your patriotic celebrations, remember the words to the Pledge of Allegiance.
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Yes, I was born on Flag Day! It's my birthday! It's my birthday! I LOVE THE LIFE I'M LIVING Y'ALL!

Husband is buying me the iPhone...need that! We are driving down to Miami for the day...Note to self: Bring spanish-english dictionary! We are going to have some fun...drivin' by the very first house we ever owned in Kendall (it was decorated in a Gucci theme y'all, I promise), having some dinner, and meeting up with a few long-time friends. It's a very casual day and "Here's What I'm Wearing"... The dress is a Cape Cod Blue Fresh Fish Krista dress, by Lilly and the white sweater throw is from Land's End. I'm carrying a small Chanel white pocketbook and wearing my pearl necklace.The shoes-- white Stephen Bonanno sandals. I will of course be wearing my Cartier roll ring wedding band, along with a gold Channel bracelet, and my pearl stud earrings. My ponytail will be adorned with a white grosgrain ribbon bow and after a spritz of Lilly Wink and some Lilly Wink hand cream...I'm Out the Door, y'all! It's Party Time!Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please remember to honor our national symbol...The American Flag!

51 comments:

Christine said...

Born in the USA! My flag is flying!
(Happy Birthday!)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Birthday! I love the outfit you are wearing today. I hope you have a fabulous day!!
Penny

p.s. your rooster teapot you picked up at Brambles in Naples was my inspiration...

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you are enjoying it and have a grand time with your friends.
Happy Flag Day!

Miss Janice said...

Penny, I love that teapot and love yours also!

miss indiana said...

Happy birthday!

AEO said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Janice! Enjoy your day. I hope the weather is lovely for you!

Tammy B said...

HAPPY Birthday!! What a lovely outfit. Enjoy YOUR day and Flag Day.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Janice! Enjoy your day!

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Birthday Miss Janice!
I hope your day is wonderful. :)

Bea said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Janice! Have a nice day :)

Gracie Beth said...

Happy birthday! I absolutely love your fabulous birthday outfit!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

Happy Birthday Miss Janice!! Have a wonderful day in Miami!

Pink Julep said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Enjoy Miami! It's a lovely city! I'm a hurricane! Graduated UM in 2003!!! Also, I briefly lived in Kendall for a bit - lovely part of town! Enjoy!!!

Pink Martini said...

Miss Janice ~ You are a Gemini too? I should have known!! I am a Father's Day baby. Happy, happy birthday and wishing you a wonderful year ahead! XOXO

Kate said...

Happy happy birthday!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to you Janice! Enjoy your day!

PAT said...

Happy Birthday Miss Janice!! Enjoy!

Teresa Jane said...

Happy Birthday Girlfriend, You know I wish I was there with both or you. We've had some good past birthday fun, huh. ANYwho, enjoy the day down there. Have your girl call my girl and we'll set up a time to chat (hee hee). Love, TJP

Pug1 said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Have fun, looking forward to hearing all about your day! CHEERS! Michele

Tootsie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!!!! I'd sing...but that might ruin your day!

Preppy 101 said...

Happy, happy birthday and Happy Flag Day!! Have fun!! xoxo

Kappa Prep said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Janice! May you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Janice! Love your pretty outfit!

The 5 Bickies said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a beautiful sunny day for the fun you have planned.

Mona said...

Happy Birthday Miss Janice!

Southerner said...

Happy Birthday!
I would like to add that you are not to wear the flag. My husband is a Marine and this drives him crazy. I do not mean a shirt with a flag printed on the front, I am talking about a shirt that looks as if you took a flag and cut it up to make a shirt to be patriotic. I bought swim trunks for my son that were like that and he would not let my son wear them.

Steph said...

Happy Birthday!!

Her Preppiness said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Sarah/Sassy said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Miss. Janice! It sounds like you are going to have a lovely day.

I, of course, just love the outfit!

HAPPY FLAG DAY!

{My Flip Flopz} said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I drove through Miami myself today! Hope you had a fantastic day :)

All-American Belle said...

Happy Birthday Miss Janice!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wishing you a most happy birthday! I hope that you enjoy your very special flag waving day!

Domestic Designer said...

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!

Mrs. G said...

Happy Birthday Miss Janice. Love your outfit. I really need to get one of those Lands End white sweaters.
Hugs,
Sue

Ashley ~ said...

Happy Birthday*!!!!!!

Miss Janice said...

Thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes! After spending a long but fun-filled day in Miami, I must say that I'm happy I live where I live now!

LdyDy said...

Happy Birthday to you! I celebrated my birthday the day before yours - June 13th...and have always felt a part of Flag Day. I'm glad you had a great day and I absolutely know you looked fabulous! Huggy Hugs!

EntertainingMom said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday! I just love Flag Day as well. It's my Anniversary! Twelve years now... Had a terribly sick daughter and since I could not celebrate I decided to relive my wedding on my blog... What else was I to do? I just stumbled upon your blog. It's lovely!

The Pink Tutu said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration!! Great outfit!

Muffy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Janice (a tad belated)! I do hope you had a VERY lovely day!!!!

DMLD said...

Just found a few minutes to check out my favorite reads . . . although I'm late, I couldn't let this post go by without a big Happy Happy Birthday! I'm sure you had fun . . . you must share your adventures from Miami!

Again, Happy Birthday.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful dress! Hope your birthday was perfect, Janice...I know you looked stunning! :-) Susan

Kaper54 said...

One little correction, you can keep the flag up all day no need to take it down at sunset...but it must have a light shining on it :)

Kathy :)

Happy Birthday !!!

Leah said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Miss Janice!

PoshMomma said...

Happy Birthday. Your ensemble was beautiful. I hope you had a great time!

Nancy said...

Oh Miss Janice, I missed your BD! Please forgive me! I hope you had a Fun Filled Day!!!!!!

Nancy

melissa said...

Happy Belated birthday!! So sorry I am late (was out of town). Hope you had a wonderful day in Miami in your cute outfit!
How do you like your iphon?!! LOVE mine :)

Princess Freckles said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful, Miss Janice! My fiance's birthday is also June 14! We had a lovely day!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, Miss Janice!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Happy Belated Birthday Janice!!

Oh your little outfit is just darling!! Love the bag too, I adore white Channel! I hope you had a fabulous day sweetie!

Hugs, Cynthia

Beaufort Belle said...

Happy Belated Birthday Miss Janice!

Is that a stack of Cecilia Budd Grimes books I see under you Lilly fragrance?