Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is one of my favorite holidays. I’m Irish and I love the color green – so it makes sense, right? I am enjoying my coffee with Irish Creme creamer right now (it’s not truly an Irish Coffee yet – it’s still a little early!)
This morning Olivia woke up and came out to the living room to find a treasure left for her by the leprechauns! Many, many thanks to my favorite Irish person – my childhood friend Nina – who introduced me to this tradition. When I grow up I want to be a mom just like Nina! Check out all her fabulousness at les petits presents.
If you are a faithful reader of My Color-Coded Life – you know about my holiday cabinet. Right after Valentine’s Day – the hearts went away and the shamrocks came out!
The coffee mugs are my Mom’s – she used them every St. Patty’s Day. The picture of the top shelf is of my sister in Ireland in front of a pub called Maureen’s Pub. I also return all my green dishes to the kitchen hoosier cabinet in March.
Here is one of my sister’s handmade holiday bags. I use these St. Patrick Day ones to give the gift of Irish Coffee!
Here is what I include in each bag:
A small bag of coffee – which I get at at gourmet coffee store right near where I work. They package their coffee in gold and green – perfect, right? A nip of Bailey’s Irish Cream, a nip of whiskey, and a small wooden spoon.
For my Irish Coffee recipe – click here: Irish Coffee Recipe
I am baking brownies and about to start the gravy for Sheppard’s Pie.
I’ll post picks of our Irish menu and Olivia’s St. Patrick’s Day outfit this week.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our family to yours!
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.