Green Drink Recipes for St. Patrick's Day


How is it St. Patrick's Day already?! Well, ready or not, the leprechauns will be at your door on Monday morning. I've been on Pinterest a lot lately, as usual, and have come across tons of great green drink ideas.  I hope you can find some inspiration to share with your friends and family this weekend. As always, please visit each site below to show my fellow bloggers some love!

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Check out my St. Patrick's Day Pinterest board filled with more festive and creative ideas for the upcoming holiday.

P.S. Don't forget to wear green!



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Dr. Seuss Crafts for the Classroom

Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up this weekend on March 2nd. Most classrooms will be celebrating National Read Across America Day on Monday, so even though I don't have kids and really no reason to do any Dr. Seuss crafts, I'm still very inspired by all of it. What I do have though, is a bestie who is a first grade teacher, which means I'm going to live vicariously through her and show you some of my favorite Dr. Seuss crafts that can either be used in a classroom or at home to educate young children. 

First up, these Pom Pom Bookmarks are easier to make than you would think. This quick project created by One Krieger Chick encourages reading to be fun. Young kids can participate in this craft, which will encourage them to use the bookmark after it's done. 

The Country Chic Cottage blog has a great roundup of  Dr. Seuss crafts. I especially love this reading log for the classroom. If I were a young reader, I would definitely think of this a game rather than a chore. Head over to Angie's blog for a printable!

Seriously, how cute is this? It is totally easy to make and so fun for kids to play with. Not sure how useful this could be in the classroom, but I'm sure a teacher would be able to come up with a creative way to integrate it. Check out 30 Minute Crafts for instructions. 

Again from the Country Chic Cottage, check out this cute printable cootie catcher. Perfect entertainment for young children! If it is a rainy day like today, then this easy project might make a teacher's day.

These bulletin board ideas from Bombshell Bling are to die for. Such easy concepts, but huge results. This has definitely inspired me to take over my friend's classroom for some redecorating this weekend. 

This Lorax paper plate craft is a perfect activity for young children whether at home or in the classroom. Stacey from GluedToMyCraftsBlog.com did this post for my favorite, A Night Owl Blog

Rhyming games are a perfect way to entertain a young child through education. Check out Sweet Rose Studio for a free printable. 

If you're a room mom looking for snack to bring on Dr. Seuss's birthday, these cupcakes are perfect. These seem relatively easy to make as long as you aren't frosting-challenged like I am. Check out how they are made at Sweet Rose Studio

If you want to get a little more fancy, then head over to Catch My Party for free Dr. Seuss party printables. You'll be the talk of the school!
While we're on the topic of printables, nothing is easier than heading over to GlitterNSpice.com for chalkboard prints! You could frame them for your child's teacher or mount them on patterned piece of scrapbook paper to hang on the wall in a classroom. 

As per usual, I've spent lots of time on Pinterest thinking about this day, so jump over to my board for more great ideas!



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Rainbow Baby Shower Decorations

Today I am thrilled to share pictures of a baby shower I hosted a couple of weeks ago. My sister-in-law is having a baby next month, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to throw her a shower. I love decorating for parties, but don't have many opportunities to do so, so I tend to take advantage of her life achievements to fulfill my dreams.

Welcome to my home! I saw this umbrella idea on Pinterest and just had to use it. I bought the clear bubble umbrellas from Bed, Bath & Beyond and hung them using eye hooks and clear fishing line. Unfortunately, it was windy and rainy all day so this didn't last very long. Take my advice and fill your balloons with something to weigh them down before blowing them up. I would recommend marbles or pennies. For some reason my husband wouldn't listen to my advice, hence, the balloons that were floating around my street all day. #listentoyourwife #MeasureOnceCutTwice

This candy bar was almost the death of me. I had it set up in our house for close two weeks before the party. Let's just say that I had to replace one or more of those jars multiple times. I'll go into the detail in a later post. This was the first legit candy bar I've made so I had fun figuring out the best way to create it.

I added some flare to our shelves with a simple rainbow banner cut using my Silhouette. John and I made those shelves by the way. We're ridiculously proud, but for some reason I can't get myself to finish a blog post about them. Someday soon I hope. {See those pillows? They're actually napkins. Click here to see the tutorial.}

If you're wondering... yes, I did sit there one night and separate two very large bags of Skittles by color. I'm kind of OCD like that, so I found this exercise to be very soothing for me. Then I may have had to do it a second time after one too many got eaten. #sorrynotsorry 
{Straws and milk jugs are from Pick Your Plum.} 

I'm not going to take any credit for these cookies. They are 100% store bought and by far my favorite. They are fluffy sugar cookies from Safeway that just melt in your mouth. I would easily eat an entire box while grocery shopping if I could. And maybe one time I accidentally did.

My SIL had tons of presents to open. All for a little baby girl. I die. Luckily I had set up a card table and then stacked some wooden crates around it to make multiple levels. It still took over the room though!

I'm going to take 100% credit for this creation. Not that it is very impressive because it is a really obvious concept, especially if you've ever once laid eyes on Pinterest. However, I don't do vegitables. I wondered around in the produce aisle for easily 20 minutes before coming up with this spread. I'm especially proud of the purple cauliflower find. 
Who knew?!

Here is my dear SIL, all pregnant and glowing. I broke out my prized possession for her to sit in. You can't really tell from this picture, but that is a fuchsia velvet chair. Yeah. I know, right? 

Finally, here we are together at the end of the party. I can't believe I'm going to be an aunt! That's so hard for me to fathom, but so exciting! 


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