Friday, July 4, 2008


Celebrating the 4th of July can be as simple as poking a few tiny American flags into a platter of watermelons, or gathering a bouquet of red, white, and blue flowers.You can wear your favorite flag sweater or shirt...

Or, celebrate in a BIG way, by painting a flag on your garage.Looking for a cool way to celebrate? Whip up a batch of Watermelon Sno Cones.

Watermelon Sno Cones

Seedless watermelon
Vanilla yogurt
Sweetened coconut
Sprinkle or jimmies
Ice cream cones or paper sno cone cups

Using an ice cream scoop, make balls of watermelon and place them in the freezer on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet for no more than 1 hour. Remove from freezer and roll in vanilla yogurt and then sweetened coconut, and top with sprinkles or jimmies. Place in an ice cream cone or sno cone cup and enjoy.

No matter how you choose to celebrate. Have a great holiday weekend!


NeereAnDear said...

I think I shall call you MS America!! Love the flag t- shirt ...looks great on you ... and watermelon snow cones .... yummmmmmm!!




Desperate Diva said...

And a Happy Fourth to you....:) What a great picture of you. Love your Flag shirt AND the one hanging on the outside building.

Snow Cones....Flowers and ALl...!!

Hugs to you,

Claire said...

What a great pic of you! You patriotic gal!

Ruth Welter said...

A very happy 4th holiday weekend to your Barbara..I hope you are taking it easy and enjoying yourself.


~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I hope you had a nice 4th! The Sno Cones sound delicious, I'll have to try them sometime. I know my kids would love them!

~ Jennifer

Lisa said...

Great photos and I love the flag shirt.

Hope all is well on your end.

I'm running like a chicken with you know what missing preparing for the big move. Yes it's finally here. Ugh! Still so much to do.

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Barbara!
Everything looks so yummy and festive! You look great, I love your t-shirt too!
Happy 4th angel!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

GREAT sweater!

M ^..^

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Just found your blog,
I know I must have been living under a rock.hee hee
its lovely,

Barbara said...

I feel quite out of it with just about every blog celebrating 4th July.
I do like the painting on the garage.

Susie Q said...

I hope your holiday was a sweet one Barbara. Ours surely was.
Oh wow do I ever love that sweater you have on! You look beautiful.


Shabby Rose Cottage said...

My granddaughter is going to love the sno cone recipe. Thank you and I hope your 4th was fabulous!

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

This is my first visit to your blog...I love it and will certainly be back again!

Sue said...

I hope you had a good 4th your ideas look great. You look adorable in your flag sweater sipping from your blue and white cup.