memorable words monday :: free 4th of july printable poster (laura winslow photography)




“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

~Dwight D. Eisenhower

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I grew up the daughter of a career Army officer, and with that comes a great deal of personal pride in our nation.  My childhood was filled with constant and everyday symbols and reminders of what makes our nation great.

Living on base, cars and life came to a halt at precisely 5:00 pm each day as Taps was played.  Everyone stood, hats came off and hands went over your heart as the National Anthem was played before any movie started at the theater on base.  Changes of command were filled with pomp and circumstance and beauty, and you knew the difference between dress blues and fatigues.  MREs were a fun thing to play with when your father came home from the field and showed you his leftovers and you went to schools with names of great generals like Eisenhower and MacArthur.  It is a unique childhood, one that I know many can relate to–one that I would never change for anything in this world. It made me proud of our servicemen and women, appreciative of all the sacrifices that their families make back home and absolutely proud to be an American.

A bit early, but happy birthday, America. May your flag fly high this Independence Day and always.

{FREE} 4th of July 5×7 printable poster from Laura Winslow Photography

Download it, print it out on your home printer, pop it in a cute frame + enjoy instant 4th of July decor!

… I also thought it fitting to share some of this cutie pie, the daughter of the sweet Kim of The TomKat Studio.  Isn’t she a DOLL?!  She happily modeled a fabulous new dress from Little Wellies at her big brother’s party this weekend.  Paired with a gorgeous piece of Cake {Whippy Cake, that is!}, this look is simply perfect for the 4th of July! LOVE!

Dress | Little Wellies

Hair Accessory | Whippy Cake

Model | one of the two adorable namesakes of The TomKat Studio! 😉




Laura is a mother of two residing in the Arizona desert. She is fluent in Spanish and Toddler, believes that photo shoots with kiddos who love to run, climb stairs, play in rocks and giggle are some of the most fun, plans her next trip every week online (but only actually takes some of the trips), never met a container of Talenti Sea Salt Caramel gelato that she didn’t love and has more ideas and dreams than time. Laura loves capturing that beautiful family photo where everyone is cuddled close and looking at the camera, but adores capturing the in-between, sacred moments even more.
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