Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

March 21, 2009

~** SpRing JoYs **~

Hello Dear Friends ~*
Happy First Day of Spring!

Signs Of Spring

In The Ozarks ~

* Leola's Spring Open House

* A Week Of Spring Break!

* Pedicures

* New short haircut

* Sweet bird songs

* Pretty Twirling Skirts

* Tender Yellow and Purple

flowers peeping up to say


* Planning gardens and

shaking outdoor pillows

and hosing off lawn furniture.


What are your signs of Spring?

I'd love to hear them!

Pictures are from Leola's Spring Open house. You can go visit their website by clicking on my Leola's badge on the right side of my blog or their link in my favorite places to shop.


jenX67 said...

so lovely. i just noticed you link to shane claiborne and the simple way. i am a huge admirer of both, and have been doing a lot of pondering and reading about gen X and the emergent church.

summersundays-jw said...

What great pictures you take. You always make us feel good. You can add to your list: hanging sheets on the line, cranking up the barbecue grill, raking the leaves off my flower beds & getting those flannel sheets off the bed. Have a good weekend. Jan

Patti said...

Oh Katie - the photos are gorgeous - I want to go too! And I hear you on the pedicure.
Signs of spring here, well, you left a lovely comment on my post - spring, red things - and my wild attempt at making the metaphor work:)
So glad you're enjoying the changing days...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a lovely post and pretty pics! Ahhh spring....here in VA, the daffs are blooming, crocus too, some trees are beginning to blossom. I thought I hear the peepers (frogs) down by the creek, but poor things it's only 30 degrees tonite, guess they'll slip back into the mud until the sun shines again....longer days...what's not to Love :)

TamboinMO said...

My signs of spring are fresh cotton sheets, freshly cut lawn, packing away winter sweaters and dyeing wool in lovely shades of spring.

Zinnia said...

Thank you for visiting me! I really love your art! Beautiful photos, and lovely treasures!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images and who wouldn't like a new haircut and a pedicure? Lovely blog -- such inspiration. Come on SPRING!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I LOVE Leols'a style!!!!! Pattern tissue flowers? GENIUS! Now why didn't I think of doing that? I love pattern tissue! Thanks for sharing.

Signs of spring? The yellow flame of a blooming forsythia in the otherwise dreary landscape. Brings back memories of childhood Easters.

Charlie McGee said...

Hey Girl,
I always love visiting your blog, you have great photos and writings on here.

Spring is a time of sitting in my swing with my shoes off. Watching dogs lay on their backs in the sun and just wiggle. Walking out of the house for church on Sunday mornings and being greeted by a light breeze and kissed by the sun.

have a great day.

Angela Harris said...

Love the first photo of the paper flowers! I can't wait to use this idea on a strand of lights!

cuteartworld said...

I sooo love the Ozark in Spring! Thank you for stopping in for my Free design today!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad that you have as it has enabled me to discover yours! I do like your work!
Isabelle x

Angela Recada said...

I just found your blog through Janet at Lavender Loft! I'm so glad I did. Your pictures and words are so inspirational - I'll be back. (The first signs of Spring for me here in Wisconsin are robins and crocuses!)

Summer Gypsy said...

Now, you just touched some heartstrings!!! A pedicure!!! It's been a few weeks!!! I was just looking at the porch rockers...in need of cleaning for sure...I did get one packet of seeds planted this morning in my little "wagon" container...sweet alyssum...Hard to believe that those tiny, tiny seeds will be growing into beautiful flowers (I hope)...the wonder of it all!!!!

Relyn said...

I am so mad that I missed it. PHOOEY. SHOOT! SHOOT!! I really, really want to visit Leola's with you. It's much more fun that way. We were foiled last time. Maybe we should take a spring field trip?

Relyn said...

Oh. I forgot to tell you my first signs of spring. What a great question.

* the first daffodils * the first day you can go comfortably with all the windows down * a pedicure * happy faces everywhere I look * tulips at the grocery store * that certain restless feeling * reading Enchanted April * Spring Break!!*

Love you!

Sloane Lawson said...

Aunt Katie,

My signs of spring are:

shopping for Easter dresses
and jewelry and stuff to go with it
playing outside all afternoon
playing on the hammock
new PJs because all your winter PJs aren't going so well anymore because they are too warm

Marie Reed said...

What a wonderful list! I like the way you think! A pedicure is in order when the season changes:)

My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

love those pics look at those pretty paper flowers and that adorable suitcase love them . lets see spring hmmm Open windows with fresh air flowing in and the cutains dancing in the breeze. birds flying around chirping , ladybugs in my daughters hands as she giggles with delight , flowers poking through the ground soon to blossom . yes love spring when the snow melts cold air soon goes away and colors come alive again .

Have a good day sweetie