Leprechaun Shenanigans

Leprechaun Shenanigans

St. Patrick’s Day was tons of fun at our house this year.  In years past I’ve started the leprechaun craziness around March 1st and tried to do something nice, funny, or mysterious every other day.  This year I kept putting it off (you’ll see why below) so there wasn’t as much as previous years.  This year we had leprechaun shenanigans, a pot-o-gold, and fun hats.  Here’s a quick recap of all the fun!

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10 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Ideas

10 Festive St. Patrick's Day Dinner Ideas

I have always loved eating Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.  My mom would make it annually and follow it up with a lime jello mold.  YUM!  Sadly, my hubby doesn’t share my affinity for boiled meats and spicy mustard.  So when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around I always try to find a festive alternative to the standard.

Here’s a round-up of my top 10 Festive alternate St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Ideas.  For more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration follow my St. Patrick’s Day board here or follow all my boards here.

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St. Patrick’s Day Fashion

St. Patrick's Day Fashion

Jeans $88  //  Top $69  //  Scarf $5.95

Long gone are the days of partying like a rock star in all green at the nearest Irish Pub on March 17th.  I remember most of what I can remember about those days fondly.  Like the time my girl Meg and I went out and someone gave us stickers with alleged Irish names like Ophelia Thrustin.  Or the time I put too much green in the beer, sorry to all those who drank that beer,  I’m sure you were all brushing your teeth for weeks…  Even though I won’t be out on the town I still like to dress festively.

Here are my St. Patrick’s Day Fashion picks for moms and kids.  The jeans above are really, truly awesome!  They have a bit higher rise – still below the belly button but high enough to smooth out your C-section shelf (if you’ve had one, you know what I mean) or whatever you do or do not have going on there.  Anyway, they can be cuffed into capris, or cuffed just once or twice to hit your ankle bone.  Love the dark wash – so slimming!  And the distressed look says, “I may drive a mom-car, but I’m really cool”.  Just buy them and thank me later.  (Express ALWAYS has a sale, so wait for a coupon or a good sale.)  Pair these with a white Tee, tank, or sweater and this darling scarf.  Or just pair it with this super fab green tank.  The color is so pretty in person!

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Good Day Sacramento Video Link

Hey mamas!

Today I had the absolute pleasure of appearing in studio at Good Day Sacramento.

Here’s what I shared today with links to the individual posts:

Brady and binocs

Leprechaun Binoculars

RR Wind Sock

Rich Rainbow Wind Sock

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Bell Pepper shamrock stamp

DIY Candy Necklace

DIY candy necklaces

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St. Patrick’s Day cake parfait.

You can check out the video here.

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Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamp

Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamp

 

Today I was on Good Day Sacramento (See the whole video here.).  One of the things I talked about was this easy, fun, and natural bell pepper shamrock stamp.  The size of the bell is perfect for small hands to grip easily.  I highly recommend this activity for the 3 and under crowd.  However, my 5 year old had a great time with this too.

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Leprechaun Binoculars

Leprechaun Binoculars

Today I was on Good Day Sacramento (See the whole video here.).  One of the things I talked about were these adorable Leprechaun binoculars.

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Rich Rainbow Wind Sock

Hey mamas!

RR Wind Sock

Today I was on Good Day Sacramento (See the whole video here.).  One of the things I talked about was this Rich Rainbow Wind Sock.  It’s rich because it’s dripping with coins…LOL.

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Supplies:

  • Gold Sparkly paper
  • Scissors (and/or an X-acto knife)
  • Circle stencil
  • Foam board or poster board
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Crepe paper
  • Yarn
  • Cup of water and paper for cleaning and blotting brushes

First, cut a rainbow shape out of the foam or poster board (I used my X-acto knife for this).  Then, let your little one get creative and paint their very best rainbow.  Tip: I put the paints in a mini cupcake tin.  I squirt just a little bit in each cup.  Be sure to give them a cup of water and some paper towels so they can dry their brush in-between colors.  While each color is drying they can make the circles with a stencil on the back go the sparkly paper.  My 5yo is almost ready to cut out the circles all on her own.  She can do a few, then she gets tired.  So that was my big job, cutting out the gold coins.  Once the paint is dry, you can flip it over and tape the crepe paper on the back.  After that is done, lay it down and start to place your coins.  I used double sided tape to make this happen.  Be creative and place them wherever your heart desires.  You could add cotton balls for clouds on one side.  You could add a black pot on the coin side.  Then make two holes at the top of your rainbow and string the yarn through to hang.

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Pretty cute right!  Ours is hanging out right next to our front door to greet our guests.  It makes my daughter so proud when people ask her about it.

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Here are the other things I covered today: Leprechaun Binoculars, Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamp, DIY candy necklaces, and a St. Patrick’s Day cake parfait.

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