Happy Birthday, United States of America

Well, well USA.

You’re 225 today?

You look good.

We all think so.

Ok, so Eddie was looking at food.


You get it.

Happy birthday, old girl.


Saturday is Sluiter Nation’s 5th birthday!


Prizes for everyone!  Ok, for 16 of you…

Go enter to be one of the lucky ones!

BooTY the FiRST is a Thirty-One Utility Bag.

BooTY the SeCoND is a Blog Makeover.

BooTY the THiRD is something pretty for your hair.

BooTY the FouRTH is a dozen yummy cookies.

BooTY the FiFTH is a book of  good reads.

BooTY the SiXTH is another Thirty-One Utility Bag!

BooTY the SeVeNTH is a funny bookish tote

BooTY the eiGTH is a sweet pack of accessories

BooTY the NiNTH is an organizing bag and headband

BooTY the TeNTH is a $20 credit for handmade coasters and/or pillow covers

BooTY the eLeVeNTH: a $30 credit for handmade cute for the kiddos and babies.

BooTY the TWeLFTH is pretty letters for your wall!

BooTY the THiRTEENTH is a toy scoop for the bath.

BooTY the FouRTeeNTH is a ring and necklace.

BooTY the FiFTeeNTH are TWO $25 shop credits for some pretty things.

Make sure to read the terms & conditions on each of the Rafflecopter widgets for who is eligible to win (hint: some are open to the whole world!).

All giveaways end on July 7 at midnight.

Winners will be announced sometime on July 7…the day of the Blogoversary!

Party on!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Personally, I like the photo of Eddie, looking at the food, the best. That’s true excitement there!
    Happy 4th!

  2. Love the pictures! Happy Fourth of July!

  3. Happy 4th to all of you. Cute pictures.

  4. could your family get any CUTER???? OMG, I just giggle at the pictures.

    hope you had a good holiday (with your Sunset Wheat…which I am buying tonight!!)


  5. Eddie gets the same excited look as I do, when looking at ice cream. Huzzah!

  6. You guys are too cute.
    I want to drive to ‘Merica and squeeze the shit out of all of you and then we’d eat blueberry muffins.
    We’d wash them down with wine.
    A box of wine cause that’s how you Americans roll.

  7. The Sluiter’s know how to do excitement!! 🙂 Hope you had a happy Fourth.