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July 4, 2011

To Enjoy Today and To Look Forward To…

Filed under: Crafts,Inspiration — Laura R @ 7:25 PM

Before the U.S. holiday fireworks have faded here are 2 month long events to keep you busy, entertained and looking forward to the end of hot days.

For details and get started entering to win, check out this post at Primitive and Folk Artists.

For details and a great slideshow of wonderful Prim Creations visit The Old Farmhouse Gathering  and/or their Facebook Wall.

Pay attention NOW  – you have until July 10 to play for a chance to win some wonderful made in the USA gifts from Miss Linda (the lovely Miss Linda) at A La Carte    

Let’s go give her some blog love.

Don’t forget coming up very soon the next edition of

July 15 will be here sooner than we know. Visit Karen for all the details and to join in.

July 15

 Also on the 15th, it’s time again to salivate and share with the Celebrity Cook-Along,
at Happier Than A Pig In Mud, this month featuring Bobby Flay.
He’s not quite as cute as last month’s celebrity but I think this month Lynn chose whom to feature.
Earl probably already knew but July 17 is Yellow Pig Day.

Who is not thinking ICE CREAM in this hotter than hot month?
The third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day.
A Musing Potpourri is hosting her third annual Ice Cream Social  
Kitchen Bouquet is inviting us over to indulge as well.

Here is a sample from my post last year.    

Now that you are cooled off again, it is time to think

cohosted by One Heart At HomeWhimsical Musings, and  B’s Bright Corner.
Link up your favorite Christmas memories, traditions, crafts, food, movies, music and more. 

If you have been told Christmas is all about the giving, here is a chance to receive, or at least enter to win.

I will admit I am not a Harry Potter fan. I just do not see the appeal.
However I know there are millions of you HP fans out there so I will pass along another party I heard about, happening July 11-15 at InkSplasher  to coincide with the release of the last (?) movie.

I needed to end this post with something pretty

Visit Lori for details.

I hope to get back to a regular schedule of Thrift and Vintage hops and link-ups.
To see my day by day list of parties, click here.
Here is another list of link-ups and hops that make me smile each week.

Where  are you partying this July?


I think this post qualifies as WORDY so am linking up to Wordy Wednesday with Nicole at Word of Mouth Musings.



  1. Wow, you must live online to find all these great places to visit, play & enjoy! thanks for the list.
    Hope your 4th was terrific!

    Comment by GrammyMouseTails — July 4, 2011 @ 8:18 PM

  2. Uh oh. I had my ice cream tonight. Went and got a DQ Heath Blizzard. I only indulge a couple of times a year. And I’m still fat.

    Now I’ve got to go check out these partiees!

    Comment by Wanda @ Just Vintage — July 4, 2011 @ 8:36 PM

  3. Thanks for blogging about my Giveaway! hugs, Linda

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — July 5, 2011 @ 9:52 AM

  4. I love that sundae! Is it made out of carnations? how cool! thanks for sharing all the wonderful things going on in blog land! 🙂

    Comment by Nancy Maxwell James — July 6, 2011 @ 6:19 AM

  5. What a great post!
    Now explain to me how to do Christmas in July … I love Christmas and drive everyone crazy with it 😉

    and thanks for your lovely comments today too btw xxx

    Comment by bywordofmouthmusings — July 6, 2011 @ 6:22 PM

  6. What a fun group of parties! Thanks for the shout out, Yellow Pig Day-Woo Hoo-kinda sounds like mustard coated pork to me:@) Gonna check out the Christmas parties!

    Comment by Happier Than A Pig in Mud — July 6, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

  7. Wow. lots of fun things happening!

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — July 7, 2011 @ 9:33 AM

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