Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

June 29, 2008

*~HaPPy WeeK ~ HaPpY BiRtHdAy USA ~ WeDDiNg BLeSSiNgs NiCoLe & ScOttY! ~*

* H A P P Y *
* B I R T H D A Y *

Some fun and creative ideas
to make a memory
and celebrate
this Holiday Week!

Have a camp out in your backyard,
(does anyone else remember throwing a quilt over a clothesline

and creating a tent for you and your camping buddies to sleep in?)

Roast marshmellows,
make smores or Nanner boats
4 ripe bananas
1/3 cup chocolate chips

2 cups marshmallow

graham crackers

1. Slice stems off bananas & make a lengthwise

slit along the top of each banana.

2. Scoop out the bananas and mash with marshmallows.

3. Fill each banana skin with the mashed mixture;

sprinkle tops with chocolate chips.

4. Wrap each boat in foil ~ keeping it upright.

5. Place boats over fire for about 10 minutes.

6. Dip graham crackers in warm gooey mixture.

7. And EnJoy! (Mary Jane's Farm Magazine May, June, July, 2008)

Sleep out in your enclosed porch

(Don't you just love this picture from Country Home

this month? It reminds me of an enclosed porch of a

victorian house I lived in during college. In the summertime

we hung hammocks and slept out on the porch ~ it was wonderful!

and I wonder "why don't I do more things like that now?")
Make homemade ice cream

Go on a float trip

Go out in nature and take pictures!

Buy Sparklers and pass out to all the kids

on your street or in your life.

Go to a parade!

Fly a flag at your house .

Make a Flag Cake.

Eat a popsickle!

Watch a patriotic movie!

Do a random act of kindness

for someone not expecting it.

Make waffles and top them off

with blueberries, strawberries,

and whipped cream!

Please comment and let me know
any suggestions you might have
to add to the list,
I'd love to hear them!

Blessings to Nicole and Scotty!

Married June 28,

What a Beautiful Wedding!

My husband Mark was honored

to be asked to marry Nicole and Scotty!

The Beautiful Bride

The Kiss!

Nicole is just as lovely and sweet

as her mom, Jama

who is a dear friend of mine

and has made a tremendous impact on my life.

Thank You Jama!


Relyn said...

YUM!! Nana boats sound great!

I have sparklers already and the freezer is full of icecream. Another thing I always do is listen to "America, Why I Love Her" by John Wayne and other patriotic thoughts. See my blog on Friday to listen to it. Love you!

fated follies studio said...

katie, there are so many fun things to do! how can i choose one? i have a huge binder of clipping from the family fun magazine on all kinds of things to do! i would suggest getting involved with one's city's fun activities. jaya is doing the kids bike race and we are going to be decorating her bike and a bunch of them will be doing a little parade through town. no very grow-up, but lol, it will still be fun. i hope you are enjoying your summer too. i left something on my latest blog post for you, if you are up to it. :)

kaytebug aka Kaylea said...

Happy 4th of July.
Thanks for thinking of me today.
Hugs and love
(Things are brewing in the family zone - with Will....keep us in prayers this week/weekend. Could be good in the end.)
Love ya always

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, Have a Fun and Wonderful 4th of July! And Love the the Fabulous new pieces below!
Sandra Evertson

Relyn said...

I just want you to know that I stop by every day to see if you have left a wonderful new post for us. Love you!

Sandy..... said...

Take the pups (be it your dogs or your children...) and head to the nearest body of water, picnic basket under the arm!

Love your July 4th post!

Pat Winter said...

Lovely couple, congrats to them both.

A 4th of July fun thing......take a chilled watermelon to your favorite beach and watch the sunset and light sparklers when it gets dark.

Happy 4th to you too!!!!

cuteartworld said...

Such a beautiful wedding!

Okay I would add to your list

"Learn Digital Art" lol

Hello Katie!
I couldn't sleep last night so I designed another Digital this one is inspired by the Beatle Song! "All You Need Is Love"! Wishing you all A Happy 4th Of July!

cuteartworld said...

Hi Katie I have a gift for you at my blog. Stop by when you get time.