Freedom is the American Dream

My earliest childhood memories are filled with standing up in the classroom every morning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, painstakingly learning the correct words to the National Anthem and learning, by being taught at home and in school, that soldiers are to be respected and thanked, forever, amen. I still value the rituals and lessons that keep me centered on what is important as a U.S. citizen.

As an avid historian, it isn’t hard to believe religious and cultural intolerances still exist because these are areas in which we are very passionate as human beings. But we as Americans must remember freedom is about the rights we should all hold dear. Americans can express and write whatever we want. If we don’t agree with what another person thinks or states, we still respect the person’s right to express their respective views.

Although the American Dream is widely thought of as “making it”. It is true Americans are generally able to pick themselves up by their bootstraps (regardless of race, religion, sex, and financial status) to become and educated and successful citizens. This still holds true today, but sometimes we forget the main reason opportunities are available more widely for Americans than in any other country is because of the freedom our forefather’s fought for.

The American Dream is and always will be:  Freedom for all!

Today, June 10th,Cents of Style’s American Dreamer shirt for FREE with any $30 purchase & FREE SHIPPING. Its Fashion Friday collection will be full of our favorite Americana products – which is perfect timing with the 4th of July coming up.

The FREE shirt will be offered with a pop-up upon checkout with any purchase that is $30 or more. This offer is not valid with any other coupon code or promotion. Limit one shirt per order/customer. Only one free shirt will ship per order. We will ensure that each qualified order receives the free t-shirt.

Just use this Haute Angel link: Fashion Friday Story – 6/10/16 – American Dreamer – FREE Shirt with any $30 purchase + FREE SHIPPING.

Blog issues-aka get it together

So I have been missing from your lives for awhile. As a blogger for over 2 years now, I made the horrible mistake of letting my hosting get messed up. You know how you get a new credit card with a new expiration date, then if you don’t change every single payment plan with the new information, everything goes to hell in a hand basket. I still don’t have my blog totally back to normal (please bear with me), but I am working diligently on it. I am so sorry this happened and appreciate all of you who still follow me. Lessons learned!


made in the shades

Summer is almost here. Days at the pool, sunny days at the park, driving on those road trips….or the slightly less glamorous adventures like swimming lessons and running errands…

Regardless of your Summer plans, Cents of Style has the perfect sunglasses to make sure you do it all in style. Today, May 11th, its Sunglasses are all $8.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/code: MADEFORSHADE. Style Steals – 5/11/16 – Sunglasses for $8.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/code MADEFORSHADE.

Additionally, at checkout we will be offering our bucket hat for $8.99.