11 on 11 – Spring, St. Paddy’s Day, and Everything Green!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green has never been my favorite color. In fact, it is my least favorite color, which is odd since I love so many things that are green: pesto, frogs, Channing Tatum’s eyes, and nature — the towering Douglas firs of the Pacific Northwest; the leaves sprouting on the ornamental pear outside my bedroom window; the grass awakening after a long, cold winter; and the tender crocus pushing their way through the snow.

I hope you find something in these eleven great green things to help you celebrate spring and St. Patrick’s Day.

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Key Lime AND cheesecake bars … what I said earlier about not liking the color green? Yeah…I’ve changed my mind. This may not look like the quickest dessert you could make for St. Patrick’s Day, but it certainly looks like the most scrumptious!!! I would have to make two batches because one batch would be in my tummy before dinnertime! (Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

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Corned Beef and Cabbage. Shepherd’s Pie. Irish Stew. Those are the traditional expected recipes for St. Patrick’s Day dinner. But, I’d like to try something different this year. This Bangers and Colcannon with Guinness Onion Gravy sounds incredible! Mashed potatoes, bacon, sausage and gravy … ’nuff said!

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I love this green activity for young children. How much fun would you and the kiddos have running around the house and yard looking for green things? Heck, I don’t have any little ones, but I’m still tempted to try this! (Happy Home Fairy)

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After all the running around looking for green things, you just might be parched, so why not refresh with a lime sherbet float? These look and sound delish! (Home Cooking Memories)

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Whether you are going out or staying in, if you want something more creative than green beer (or stronger than a green sherbet float) on St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to try one of these St. Paddy’s Day Themed Drinks and Shots. Is anyone else thirsty? (Valuable Junk from an Urban Cowgirl)

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Holiday-themed nails are always fun. If you need some ideas for St. Paddy’s themed nail art, then check out the ones on this blog. (This Girl’s Life Blog)

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I absolutely love this simple DIY Dollar Store Door Wreath and will be making one for our front door. I’ve already picked up the shamrocks; I just need to get to it! (The DIY Playbook)

Door Wreath

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I can think of so many ways to enjoy this yummy St. Patrick’s Day snack: after school or after work, a healthy lunch, or St. Paddy’s brunch! Mini marshmallows for the cloud and Rolos for the pot of gold. So clever! (Neighbor Julia)

Fruit Rainbow

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This is an adorable casual outfit for the cold weather that we can’t seem to shake. I absolutely love the blue and green color combination on the shirt and the flared jeans. (What I Wore)

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I love handbags and some of my fave bags are by Dooney & Bourke. I would definitely wear this green Dooney crossbody. Do you think it would look cute with casual outfit #9? (Dooney & Bourke)

Dooney

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When I close my eyes and think “green,” this is what I see: the ethereal beauty of the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. (Ostertag Photo)

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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? What are your plans? Corned Beef and Cabbage? Lucky Charms? Green Beer? Whatever your plans,

May you always walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their wings
right beside your door.

 

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