• Celebrate - Food

    Key Lime Rainbow Cupcakes

    Welcome Springtime!I am always up for a cupcake party, and the First Day of Spring is a perfect excuse for one!We had intended to make these cupcakes as a St Patrick’s Day treat — sort of an end-of -the-rainbow pot-of-gold Leprechaun thing — but the time got away from us and we didn’t make that deadline.Instead these cupcakes are in celebration of the first day of Spring (even if it does look like Springtime on the North Pole right now outside).They are Key Lime cake with a cloud of Vanilla frosting swirled high and a candy rainbow on top.The taste is light and…

  • Celebrate - Food

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Top ‘O the mornin’ to ya!Here’s hoping that you don’t get pinched, and that you find your pot of gold!This year we pulled it all together for a St. Patrick’s Day feast! We kicked around lots of ideas for St. Patrick’s dinner that would be outside the box of the traditional corned beef and cabbage, but the old standard came back by popular demand.I had a hard time convincing Peggo that we should try corned beef one more time before giving up on this St. Patrick’s day staple. A sale on corned beef and the fact that…

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    Magically Delicious: Lucky Charms — Living in the Moment

    If I shocked you when I said that I had never tasted classic Halloween cereals like Boo Berries,  Frankenberries and Count Chocula, then you’d better sit down.This year is also the first time I have ever tasted Lucky Charms.My only explanation for this lack of holiday themed cereal in my childhood would be that I was a Cookie Crisp girl, and my love of cookies surpassed even my love of holidays! *gasp* For anyone with an acute fear of leprechauns, marshmallows, or all things magically delicious, look away now.My inner child and I finally tried Lucky Charms this year and of course I…

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    Leprechaun Clips

    Top O’ the Mornin’ to ya on this fine March Day!  It’s almost St Patrick’s Day so I thought I would share a fun and free St. Patty’s Day activity. When I was a little girl, I made a paper leprechaun (to the left)in school for St. Patrick’s Day. The arms and legs are attached with paper fasteners so that they are movable, and you can make him leap and dance an Irish Jig. The only time I have ever used this type of paper fastener was in the construction this leprechaun.For my entire life I have always called those fasteners “Leprechaun…

  • Celebrate - Decorating

    St Patricks Day – Decorating

    A Leprechaun has come through our house and doused it with a healthy dose of green!This looks a lot like the Valentine’s Day pictures with a photo filter to change the red to green, but I promise it’s not.In the past, whenever I would try to decorate for St Patrick’s Day, I would have a very hard time getting things to match. The look would come out as a sort of “Fifty Shades of Green” — which I can only assume is the story of Christian Green, a kinky leprechaun who grants wishes, but only if your wishes are to be spanked by a kinky…

  • Decorating - Food - Holidays

    St Patricks Day – Potato Soup

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With an Irish name like Hickey, people kind of expect us to celebrate good ole St. Patty’s Day. After discovering that the ‘traditional’ St. Patrick’s Day dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage may NOT even be a traditional Irish dish, we decided to explore the alternatives.

  • Celebrate - Holidays

    Holiday Candy Hacks

    Creative Holiday Candy hack! Catch the after Christmas sales for red and green mixed chocolates like M&M’s and Hershey Kisses.Sort the candies by color and store them away (so you won’t be tempted to eat them!).Now you have both Valentine’s Day AND St. Patrick’s day covered! You are covering two holidays at once, and your holiday chocolate needs through mid-March while getting deep discounts from after Christmas Sales. ‘True Love Kisses’ and red M&M’s for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. ‘Kiss-Me-I’m-Irish Kisses’ and green M&M’s for the leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day.