I am at a bit of a loss for an eco-Friday post so I thought I might share some green stuff of a different nature...St. Paddy's Day Ideas. I am not at all Irish, but rather Polish, yet I have a husband who is half Irish so it's a holiday that is important to him. But you certainly don't have to be Irish to have a reason to have fun with St. Patrick's Day stuff.
Sunday is the big day, and slowly these past months I have been building a St.Paddy's Day love... Pinterest board of ideas I like. For now I will send you some Leprechaun love and share a couple images and ideas I was drawn to....
I do love clover and shamrocks...normally I treat myself to a small plant but I haven't seen them this year yet. Oaxalis plants look like shamrocks and they are very hardy.
I actually had Irish Car bombs once with friends in Whistler, I have to admit I had no idea what I was drinking! It was one of those nights and I don't get out much. Anyways I have since learned it was a shot of Bailey's in a pint of Guinness and you need to drink it fast so it doesn't curdle. I think at the time I thought we were doing really big shooters. Oh the things you learn on Pinterest. I might have to try one again tomorrow night in a different atmosphere.
This is an adorable kiddo treat idea:
Lucky Charms were the ultimate forbidden sugar cereal when I was a kid...love this cute combo.
Going to bribe my crafty teen to make some of these for me, I have some really pretty green felt in my studio:
I would make these just to be able to offer them to people and watch the expression on their face...yes I am ten years old. Sorry Mom Food, you gotta expect some silliness to come from a treat named after the private parts of naughty little red headed men.
Tempted to whip up a batch of Leprechaun Balls? Find the recipe here on my St. Paddy's Day love board.
Last but not least a cute kiddo craft that is quick and easy...Ry will love this. He HATES peppers in a big way but I think he'd be happy to craft with them and deem them inedible. Plus we have been experimenting with lots of forms of printmaking so this is a nice lesson in using found objects/everyday foods.
May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.