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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Even though I am not Irish, I have always loved St. Patrick's Day.  Maybe because our Parish for so many years, where we were married and where all 4 of my children were baptized was St. Patrick's Catholic Church or maybe it is because green is one of my favorite colors!  I have always done silly stuff for my kids, like making food green, so of course they wanted some green stuff this year.  For school I do green cream cheese on bagels for lunch.  I also attempted green popcorn (not that successfully).  Tonight for dinner there will be green macaroni and cheese and green eggs (and a pork loin but no attemp at making that green :))




Also, the kids (my 7 year old started the idea) wanted to make t-shirts to wear to school because they were having a tag (out of uniform) day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and to raise money to send to the Japanese and New Zealand Earthquake Victims, so I printed and cut out printed 2 shamrocks from the Spring Cards cartridge on my Cricut Imagine and put those on the girls shirts and they also helped color some too (using fabric markers) and we used a little bit of fabric glitter for the pot of gold :)





Lastly, I wanted to make something for my children's teachers and the administrative staff.  I found this cute idea on http://paperboutique.blogspot.com/2011/03/saint-patricks-day-candy-box.html so I made some Hershey Nugget boxes for the teacher's.  I bought the patterned paper at AC Moore, I cut the scallops in white and green (Creative Memories paper) from Winter Woodlands and then I used a $1 stamp (that I got for $0.60) from AC Moore.  I used pop dots to put on the scallops.  For the back closure I used a cute small button brad I had in my stash.  Happy St. Patrick's Day and TFL.

1 comment:

Nadia said...

Well Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I followed you here! Ok - first thing - green mac n cheese??? How? I would love to do that tonight for my husband's late night dinner (he's a nightowl). I am guessing you use white cheese and dye it with food coloring?
Next - ADORABLE shirts the kiddos did! And I love the little purses with chocolates! The teachers will love them!