Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

April 12, 2010

~* My Birthday Gift to You! ~*

Dear Friends ~*

Because I love the Hobbit tradition
of giving gifts to others on your birthday,
I would love to give you a
few little items:

First a recipe for Strawberry Salsa
(delicious on cinnamon/sugar baked totillas)

2 kiwis
4 oz raspberries
1 lb strawberries
2 golden delicious apples
1 ½ T fruit preserves (I used strawberry)
1 T sugar
1 T brown sugar
Chop all fruit into small pieces and mix with sugar
and fruit pres. Refrigerate several hours before
serving (optional)

Cinnamon chips
10 small flour tortilla shells
Cut shells into chip size (I cut mine in eighths) and
place on cookie sheet.  Spray tortilla shells with
cooking  spray and sprinkle with cinnamon and
 sugar mixture. Re-spray lightly once cinnamon
 and sugar is sprinkled on.
 Make 8-10 min. at 350°.
(I'm going to bring this to the Boathouse
 "hook in" this Saturday)

Next a few of my most favorite images,

And now for the winners of my give aways:

Easter Tag Saying: Patti
("A tisket, a tasket, don't you love
my little basket?")
Cuff Bracelet:   Rhonda
Small Hanger:  Jo
Pendant and Hankie: Joanie
Please send me your addresses!

Here is a favorite card I found
it describes me perfectly:

Hope your day and week
are blessed and happy!

1.Tammy  2.Sharon  3.Sherri  4.Ginny  5.Cathy  6. Martina  7.Nathalie  8. Linda
9. Jenni  10. Patti  11. Janet  12. Mrs. E.  13.  Patti  14. Jerusalem  15. Jo
16. Eccentric Lady  17. David  18. Pam  19. Margaret  20. Jaqi  21. Linda 22. Anna
23. Cathy  24.Susan  25. Patty  26. Lynn  27. Julie Ann  28. Jan  29. Sue  30. Rainey
31.  Vicki  32. Patti  33. Pearl  34. Lisa  35.  Susie  36. Debby  37. Pamela
38. Joanie  39. Lynn  40. Purple Paint  41. Ann  42. Rosie 43.Laurie  44. Rhonda
45. Yvonne  46. Linda  47. Anne  48. Relyn  49. Debi  50. Paper Princess
51. Owl Barn  52. Karen  53. Jane  54. Dianne  55. Mollye  56. Wil


Anna said...

gorgeous butterfly - I will have to use that some time... you are amazing!! a heart of gold, miss katie, a heart of gold!! only you would give presents on your birthday.... (has it been a year already?) My time flies!! Happy Birthday BEautiFUl gIrl!!! love love love, amt

Jo said...

Hi Katie, I am so very excited to have won your beautiful small hanger - she is stunning!!!

I'll email my address right now!

Lots of grateful love,


Mrs. E said...

Happy Birthday, Katie! I hope you have a wonderful day and year! And Yum! Spring Strawberry Salsa! Love the ADD quote. I feel like that 99% of the time! Even this comment is a bit ADD--but at least I know that won't bother you!! ;)

summersundays-jw said...

Happy Birthday dear Katie. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Thanks so much for sharing your b'day & giving us a gift. You're the best! Jan

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you so much for sharing, as always Birthday Girl!
BIG congratulations to the lucky duck winners!
Happy Happy Birthday to you-whooo dear Katie!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Katie!! And thank you for the delicious sounding fruit salsa recipe. I love those cinnamon/sugar tortilla crisps so the salsa should be just the right addition.

Congrats to your winner, too.

Mollye said...

Hi Katie, Happy Birthday to you. What a great tradition of giving to others on your birthday. I love it! Congrats to the winners. I always have fun entering but N-E-V-E-R win so am never too disappointed! :) Hugs, Mollye Have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Happy, happy birthday, girlfriend! You are in deed a fine wine!

Laurie said...

Happy birthday!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Congrats to the winners, how wonderful. Love the birthday receipe, yummy. Will try that one. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful gifts and receipe ideas, you are too sweet. God bless, Cathy

Patti said...

Oh Katie!!! What a wonderful post! I love all the goodies and I went and clicked on my name for the Easter card and it went to MY blog (insert Happy Dance here)!! Yay- cuz I know you know a few Patti's and it could have been another one :) Anyway- thank you so much!!! Hope you are having a wonderful week~

Patti said...

Oh...and I will email my address right now...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FRIEND! You deserve the best!!!

purplepaint said...

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!! That is so funny and I know exactly what you mean!!!!! Do we all have ADD?!!! If I could just keep my mind on one project at a time... Marva

purplepaint said...

Katie, thanks so much for the images!!! Marva

purplepaint said...

Katie it's me again - duh-uh. Forgot to wish YOU a Happy Birthday!!!! Where is my brain? Marva