My Family Kidnapped St. Patrick

True story. For reals. If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know that I am oddly obsessed with St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. Of all the different ancestries that make up my genetics, I’ve always just felt…Irish.  Now it all makes sense. Right before Christmas, I had my DNA tested through 23andMe.com. I found out lots of interesting tidbits, like the fact that (on my mom’s side) we are part of a unique group of Assyrians who migrated north to Scandinavia and later became the Vikings. Because a woman can only trace her maternal side, in order to…

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Rainbows of Food

I warned you all that my blog was going to be flourishing with St. Patty’s Day ideas, huh. Oops, St PATRICK’S Day. My son does not like it when I shorten it to Patty’s 🙂 Rainbows are a huge part of the St. Patrick’s Day fun due to the enchanted idea that if you can just follow a rainbow to its end, you will locate a leprechaun’s hidden pot of gold. The leprechaun is then supposed to award you 3 wishes. What would you wish for? My 9 year old son said he’d only need one wish and he’d ask for…

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We are Lucky Because…

In all honesty, we don’t like the word “luck” in our house. We don’t believe in luck. We are not lucky…we are blessed. Blessed by our Lord. If something amazingly wonderful happens to us, we praise God for blessing us, not some mysterious force called luck. Anywho, now that I got that out of my system, you’re probably wondering why in the world I made this…simply put, the word lucky is such an “Irish” thing. I couldn’t help it. I placed the print-out into a frame and keep a whiteboard marker nearby. Most frames can be written on with whiteboard…

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“If I Were a Leprechaun” Printable for Kids

Happy Leap Day everyone! Only 17 more days until St. Patrick’s Day, when sweet little Irish leprechauns will sneak into your house, make a mess and leave you chocolate. Today, I want to share a fun printable I made for the kids. The inspiration was another fill-in-the-blank worksheet that I came across on Pinterest, called an I am Poem. I hope your kids have fun with this printable as they pretend to be leprechauns and fill in the blanks with nouns and adjectives. *Disclosure: this post may contain affiliate links.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Healthy Green Food

I believe that this has always been my son’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day activity. I mean look at that spread of goodies! Holidays are often loaded with cookies, cakes, pies, candies and anything else that is packed with sugar…so this is an enjoyable sugarless way to celebrate a holiday. From top left going across: zucchini, asparagus, grapes, key lime pie yogurt (this is really green but the flash made it appear white), spinach Row 2: celery, Green Goddess salad dressing (this is really green too), peas, pickles, green veggie sticks Row 3: a green apple, green beans, honeydew melon, kiwi,…

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St. Patrick’s Day Countdown Blocks

We love all forms of holiday countdown activities here at my house! Have you noticed that? I made these blocks the same way I made the Christmas Countdown Blocks that I shared back during my 10 Days of Christmas Countdown Ideas. It does require a handy husband with a saw. Since I already had the wood (left over from the Christmas blocks) I didn’t even bother trying to find already cut wooden blocks. If you are able to find some, you’ll be able to skip the part that involves batting your beautiful eyes at your husband. 1. Buy precut wooden…

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