Easter Ribbon Wreath

Our front door is usually the first place you catch a glimpse of an upcoming holiday or new season.  So far this year, I have been a little slow to get a new wreath up.  My goal for Easter was to get a new wreath up before April 1st and I just barely made that goal.  My Easter ribbon wreath was finished on March 31st and I put it out on the morning of the 1st. Score!

Easter Ribbon Wreath #crafts #Easter #wreaths

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Easter Crafts: Painted Paper Mache Eggs

Adding eggs around the house is a quick and easy way to bring a feeling of Easter into your home.  With about a million different ways to personalize eggs, decorating the eggs is always one of the Easter crafts I add to my to do list each year.  This year, I decided to make painted paper mache eggs in fun colors to match my kitchen. Painted Paper Mache Eggs #Eastercrafts #eggs #painting

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Pom Pom Napkin Rings

For Easter, we usually go visit my in-laws and have Easter brunch in the dining room of their retirement community.  Nobody cooks and there is no table to set.  While it is nice to have zero work to do, I do miss getting my house and table all dressed up for the holiday.  This year, we are actually going to have Easter at our house and I am super excited.  But, Mathlete has put a major spending freeze on house stuff so I can’t run out and buy a bunch of new table decorations.  So, I decided to make some instead and started with pom pom napkin rings.

Pom Pom Napkin Rings #crafts #30minutecrafts #yarncrafts

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Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

So, I shared all about my first experiences with Irish coffee during a trip with Mathlete way back in 2003 and the resulting cupcake.  Today, I’m going to focus on something a little more near and dear to Mathlete’s heart: Guinness cupcakes with Irish Cream frosting…sort of like a car bomb in a cupcake.
Amazing Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting #desserts # recipes #boozybaking #StPatricksDay
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St. Patrick’s Day Food: Reuben Sliders

Remember me telling you all about how much Mathlete loves a Reuben sandwich and my solution was to make him Reuben Dip?  Well, someone wasn’t entirely happy with just having a dip made with the flavors of his favorite sandwich.  Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to just make him a Reuben…or even take him somewhere to buy one.  Instead, I decided to make Reuben sliders.
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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

March brings the greenest holiday of the year.  On St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll get all kinds of green clothes, drinks and food.  To help you keep prepare, I’ve collected 17 St. Patrick’s Day recipes that are perfect for the Leprechaun’s holiday.  Of course, not all of them are green because I definitely advise against eating things like green meat ;0

Awesome collection of 17 St. Patrick's Day recipes to celebrate. #recipes #roundup #stpatricksday
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Irish Coffee Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting

In case you didn’t see it this morning, we have a HUGE giveaway going on that you don’t want to miss.

On my first ever trip with the Mathlete, we went to San Francisco for a wedding.  He had a few friends living there and almost every day we ended up in an Irish bar drinking Irish coffee.  Now, I love my lattes so the idea of Irish coffee wasn’t that appealing to me but it turned out to be so delicious.  Since that trip, I don’t think I’ve had any Irish coffee but I still think about those flavors from time to time.  With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I decided to turn that drink into a delicious cupcake by making Irish Coffee cupcakes and then topping them with whipped cream frosting.
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St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

I love all of the bright and cheery green that comes along with St. Patrick’s Day.  It is a great primer for Spring!  Of course, that extends into food too which is why I am such a fan of these St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops.  They are absolutely one of the easiest things you will ever make but are so cute and delicious.  St. Patrick's Day Marshmallow Pops #stpatricksday #desserts #marshmallows [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

The brain is a funny thing.  In your mind, something could look totally amazing and be the.perfect.craft and then you make it and it is definitely NOT what you envisioned.  That totally happened to me yesterday but, instead of totally doing a new project, I decided I was going to share with you my St. Patrick’s Day wreath in all of its “glory” {insert saracasm}. St. Patricks Day Wreath with Label_wm [Read more...]

Seventeen Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday.  I mean when else can you really justify pinching someone because of their attire for the day?!  Of course, I am always the one who forgets it is St. Patrick’s Day and doesn’t wear green.  Good thing we keep green post it notes around the office to make an instant wardrobe accessory.  Just in case you want to get a little craftier than my post it note accessory idea, I have rounded up 17 awesome St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas that are sure to make you feel lucky :)
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