Hello to July
! And to the 4th
! Do my graphics look different this month? Do they inspire you? Well, I must give credit where credit is due. My husband Mark pretty much picked everything out. (My ideas were gentler and more feminine but still red
, white and blue
) So if you like the whole, flying jets and fighters, then you can thank my husband the next time you see him.
I went on a small vacation to Idaho at the end of the month and I want to thank my hosts who covered for me while I was away. They made it so no one even noticed I was missing.
Thank you so much ladies. You make it a pleasure to work here. You are the reason I look forward to being here everyday and the reason I couldn't wait to get back. Thank you MommaSarah
for covering all the graphic requests board. You do an incredible, superhuman job around here.
Thank you Tonya
for your special help when I need it most.
And thank you volunteers
, you know who you are,
for keeping us moving smoothly along.
You are all the heart and soul
of Graphic Central
I also have written Cooking Smart's
newsletter and would love it if you all would take a look over there. Maybe there's something that you might find interesting if it's been a while since you're visited ? They can always use hosts for boards or new recipes. Please have a look at the newsletter HERE.
Speaking of the Fourth of July...I think that's what we'll do for our Get To
question this month. I was born in the mid-West and lived most of my younger childhood in the East where it was pleasant, but quite often humid, during the fourth of July celebrations. But I can remember having an incredible amount of fun during those days. Now it's different living in the hot Southwest. Now, as an adult, we wait for the sun to set and for about an hour before the fireworks are ready to go, and then we set off to find a good enough parking place to see the fireworks. I don't enjoy them as much as when I was a kid and I wish I could give my kids the wonderful experiences of parades and picnics and just the all-day thing that I experienced but I don't know if that will happen. It's just too darn hot here.
My question to you is..what is your favorite 4th of July memory as a child?
And all hosts please answer this question on the CL board and remember to leave your Points & Prizes
name so you can collect your points. Thank you
July is . . . . National Baked Beans Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Tennis Month, Read An Almanac Month, Anti-Boredom Month, and Hitchhiking MonthJuly 1 is . . . . . Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and Build A Scarecrow Day
July 2 is . . . . . Visitation Of The Virgin Mary Day
July 3 is . . . . . Dulcie's birthday!!!
July 4 is . . . . . Independence Day (US)
July 5 is . . . . . Workaholics Day
July 6 is . . . . . National Fried Chicken Day (don't eat the skin!)
July 7 is . . . . . National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8 is . . . . . Video Games Day
July 9 is . . . . . National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 is . . . . Clerihew Day
July 11 is . . . . National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
July 12 is . . . . National Pecan Pie Day
July 13 is . . . . Fool's Paradise Day
July 14 is . . . . National Nude Day and Bastille Day
July 15 is . . . . National Tapioca Pudding Day and Respect Canada Day
July 16 is . . . . International Juggling Day
July 17 is . . . . National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18 is . . . . National Ice Cream Day and National Caviar Day
July 19 is . . . . Flitch Day (An old custom from yesteryear developed into the holiday of Flitch Day. Bacon was given to any married couple who could prove they had lived in harmony and fidelity for one year. Very few "took home the bacon".)
July 20 is . . . . Ugly Truck Contest Day
July 21 is . . . . National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day
July 22 is . . . . Ratcatcher's Day
July 23 is . . . . National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24 is . . . . Amelia Earhart Day
July 25 is . . . . Threading The Needle Day
July 26 is . . . . All Or Nothing Day
July 27 is . . . . Take Your Pants For A Walk Day
July 28 is . . . . National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29 is . . . . Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
July 30 is . . . . National Cheesecake Day
July 31 is . . . . Parent's Day
Click on the recipe name to go to the Beverages
board to get more recipes like this one for a cool and refreshing Fourth of July party.
Iced Lemonade Tea
10 cups Tea
3/4 cup Sugar
6 oz frozen Lemonade (pink or regular)
Use a big bowl and mix the sugar and lemonade together. Pour the tea over the top while it is still boiling. That way the sugar and lemonade mix properly. Let it cool before serving.
This recipe is thanks to Melissa (toeandmel) who is July Hostess with the Mostess for Cooking Smart. Congrats Melissa!!!
We thought maybe you might have a question about something that goes on here at Graphic Central. We have lots of forums here...Photography, Signature Fun-which includes, Blinkies, Glitter Names and Custom Signatures and Graphics
. If you have a question, something you would like to know about any of these fields, please let us know and we will give you the answer in the following newsletter next month. Just leave us a post below.