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Entries in st. patrick (10)


lovely bundle {st. patrick's day love}

To end the week, just a bit more Irish inspiration for you! And I also can't tell you how obsessed I am with this song by fun. Obsessed like back when you made an entire cd of the same song. Oh, jr. high memories.

Anyone have parade or party plans for tomorrow?! Regardless, have a lovely green weekend!

Psst, the LUCKY artwork is a free download!

Image Sources: 1. Jaros Designs (via Pinterest) // 2. Better Homes & Gardens (via Pinterest) // 3. The Crafting Chicks (via Pinterest) // 4. Eighteen25 (via Pinterest) // 5. Larissa Cleveland (via Style Me Pretty) // 6. Gracie Blue Photography (via Swoon!) //


pot o'gold rainbow cupcakes

Just a wee bit delayed on this weeks post! Gearing up for this weekends celebration with a pre-party last night, and wanted to go all out with these pretty cupcakes!

These were no small feat, even though I used a box mix. But every once in a while it's worth it to go all out, right? The buttercream frosting even has a layer of gold shimmer (sigh). Deep down I might believe these are too pretty to eat...


notable: seed factory

Love this Irish blessing, and loving the nod to the design brilliance of Mico Toledo.

Very fitting for this week. 

Featured Artist: Seed Factory via Pinterest


st. patrick's day sequin garland diy

How was your weekend?! Mine was unbelievably relaxing, including a 2+ hour game of scrabble against my husband (yep, I won!). To kick off a fun week of Irish cheer, I've thrown together this sequin garland. How festive and just the right amount of glitz! Use sewing thread to tie the sequins at various intervals—that's it! You can tailor this to fit any occasion for only a few dollars.


almost time for irish cream & cupcakes

And another week begins. It sure feels like the year is going fast, which bring us to...

These are two March favorites of mine. The Irish cream recipe can be found in this post, and I posted about the Guinness cupcakes here (from Big City, Little Kitchen).

Getting ready for the season full o'luck!


well lucky you

Quick note to say I hope you have a charming day full o luck!

Download from The Hands-On Housewife available here (via ishareprintables)


lucky day to you


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To celebrate the big holiday, I am sporting my version of the shamrock badge found
on Design*Sponge last week. I included the little tag {missing my irish half} since my husband is gone and will miss the celebration this year. Time to go enjoy some Guinness cupcakes and Irish cream....!

Vintage Irish postcard source.


irish cream tut

Almost time for yummy goodness. But first...housekeeping! // Thanks for all the wonderful comments and especially to Jessica from How About Orange for the publicity. Last week was so great and the number of subscribers is nearing 3 digits!!!
I'm also finding so much great content that I'll now be posting three times a week!

On to good cheer.

Downloadable Tags
Mason Jars & Ribbon from Michael’s Craft Store // Or really any jar/container
Homemade Irish Cream


1. Download and print labels on cardstock (I had ivory on hand). Cut using gray guides,
I used a rounded corner punch on two opposite corners. Also, hole punch top left corner for ribbon.

2. Make recipe of Irish cream and fill mason jars (be sure to wash jars first).

3. Attach tags with ribbon, using 21″ of ribbon on each jar.

// If I did this again I might find green fabric and cut squares for the jar lids, sealing it with coordinating ribbon. I hope you enjoy making this fun treat!


more irish fun

A fun followup as promised. Here we have Guinness cupcakes and homemade Irish cream, with fun accents that I added to my shop.

The recipe came from Big City, Little Kitchen and the tutorial for Irish cream was featured on Style Me Pretty.

The cupcake shamrocks were a little time consuming, but will be fun for the St. Patricks Day get-together, and I had plenty left over. If you haven't had your Irish fill yet, do not fret. I will post one more followup with the full tutorial with the free recipe tag download.


top o' the morning

March is an important month when you are married to an Irish family, so for the first post of the month I wanted to share a few images of how I incorporated Irish heritage into my wedding.

My oh-so-talented mother made this adorable garter a few days before the wedding. Complete with a Claddaugh charm—a traditional marriage symbol that means, "With my two hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my loyalty."

And a fun blessing that I added to our wedding favor. This tutorial was featured on Style Me Pretty last March. Coming soon I will share my tutorial/recipe for homemade Irish Cream—which is amazing by the way. Stay tuned...