Friday, August 9, 2013

August 2013 Calendar Girls: Book Lover's Day & National S'mores Day

Welcome to our August Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "August, when you're on the beach, you steal the show!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at  The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for August includes:

August Monthly Holidays, Special and Wacky:
  • Family Fun Month ~ Jearise
  • National Eye Exam Month - Lucy 
  • Peach Month~ Michele
  • National Picnic Month ~ Laura

August, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

3 National Watermelon Day ~ Edwina
4 Friendship Day ~ Edwina
4 Sisters Day ~ Janet
7 National Lighthouse Day ~ Lucy 
9 Book Lover's Day ~ Christine
10 Lazy Day ~
10 National S'mores Day ~ Christine
11 Son and Daughter Day ~
12 Middle Child's Day ~
13 Left Hander's Day ~ Jearise
15 Relaxation Day - now this one's for me! ~Edwina
16 National Tell a Joke Day ~ Laura
18 Bad Poetry Day ~ Jearise
19 Aviation Day ~ Lynne & Edwina
20 National Radio Day ~ Sandy
21 Senior Citizen's Day ~ Janet
22 Be an Angel Day ~ Laura
22 National Tooth Fairy Day ~ Sandy
23 Ride the Wind Day ~
26 Women's Equality Day ~
27 Just Because Day ~ Jearise
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse" ~
30 Frankenstein Day ~ Sandy
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day ~ Vicky

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winners - 
Sandy from Scrapbook Blessings will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package. 
Laura will also be giving one lucky winner her favorite image from The Stamping Chef.. She is a new release so you will have to wait and see her... 
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls.

August 9th is Book Lover's Day! My project to celebrate this holiday is something every book lover needs...a bookmark! These bookmarks are actually a file that I purchased from the Silhouette America store from designer Sarah Bailey.  Instead of cutting them with my electronic cutter, I printed the pattern and let my girls go free with my scrapping papers and card stock. These are their creations...

What better way to nurture the love of books then to create your own monster bookmark???!!! 

National S'mores Day is actually Today, August 10th! For this crazy holiday I knew I wanted to celebrate with not your ordinary traditional S'more. I wanted something you could enjoy even when you are not sitting 'round the campfire! 

So I searched the "go to place for everything you ever wanted"...Pinterest! to see what I could. And find I did! There are literally thousands of recipes for s'mores, some traditional and some far from traditional! I searched pin after pin after pin and then there it was...the most scrumptious, delightful, mouthwatering S'more that I had been searching for! 

These delights got rave reviews from my kids..."amazing!", "you need to make more!", "these are delish!"

They were very easy to make too!

1. Make a graham cracker cookie dough & squish into pan
2.  layer with Hershey's chocolate bar
3. Cover chocolate with marshmallows or marshmallow creme
4. Put remainder of cookie dough on top & cook for 30 minutes!

For the complete recipe for these delightful treats, visit Mama's recipes

Thanks for stopping by this month. Before you totally run off and snuggle up with a good book and a S'more, be sure to leave some bloggie love, I really appreciate your comments!

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Lucy. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on September 14, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!