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Welcome to another week, my friends. For those of you who have been reading for awhile, y’all know that holidays, big or small, puts such a huge smile on my face. Even just thinking back to all of the preparation I did in anticipation for Valentine’s Day a little over a month ago is fun to look back on. And before you say it, yes Valentine’s Day is considered a holiday in my book. In a couple days, I will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, a little differently because of the current situation we have all found ourselves in over the past year, but still celebrating nonetheless. Even though I don’t go all out for St. Patrick’s Day like I do for other mini holidays, I still like to keep things festive and fun💚
The best part of St. Patrick’s Day (like most celebrations) are the food and drinks, in my opinion. I love hopping on to Pinterest and finding colourful recipes to experiment with for the day of. In years past, I have made bangers and mash for dinner to fit the Irish theme. Unfortunately, since pork and I don’t agree ever since my recent diagnosis of health issues, Irish bangers were out of the question for me this year. Instead, I have opted to make Shepherd’s Pie, another traditional Irish meal, as it is one of my favourites. I had also thought about making a Guinness stew of sorts but I think I might try that next year instead since that takes a little bit more of experimentation for me. I have made Shepherd’s Pie once before so I believe I can confidently make it again. Fun fact, technically I will be making a Cottage Pie because a true traditional Irish Shepherd’s Pie is made from ground lamb, hence the shepherd part. A Cottage Pie is made with ground beef which is what I will be using… but for the purpose of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s just call it Shepherd’s Pie and move on. I will link the recipe that I am planning on using here from The Wholesome Dish.
Dessert deserves it’s own paragraph. This is where you can let your imagination run wild since there are so many possible options. I have done some digging on Pinterest and will be providing you with some inspiration from my board. In the past, I have made green-dyed rice crispy treats, pot of gold jello shots, green frosted cupcakes, and shamrock milkshakes. This year, I wanted to make something a little different so over the weekend I was brainstorming and came up with Lucky Charm Treats. Taking a slight turn on the original rice crispy treat recipe, I figured it would be fun to cover Lucky Charms in the marshmallow instead. This seemed appropriate since the little leprechaun on the cereal box is always concerned about his lucky marshmallow charms! I thought that this was just my original idea but I looked on Pinterest to look up any recipes and of course, there were pictures of others trying this out too so although I didn’t come up with it myself, I at least have a guide to go off of.
Sweater: Aerie, Size Small- I actually got this sweater just a few months ago in the fall and I absolutley love it. Other than its huge comfort factor, its lightweight and I like that its slightly oversized so I can easily pair a bralette with it. Thankfully, I bought this olive green version of the sweater and since its still windy and a bit chilly outside, this is what I will be wearing this St. Patrick’s Day. No pinches for me 🙅🏽♀️.
Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch, Size 28S- These jeans were a purchase from last year when they were on sale and I love this particular cut of jean because I think it is super flattering for us short people when it comes to the cut of the ankle trim. I also love to get my jeans from A&F since they have jeans in short which is what I have on. These jeans fit really well back then but I will most likely be getting another pair for this fall either in a 26 or a 27, they fit true to size! I couldn’t find the exact pair but I found one that is pretty close which is linked here.
Shoes: Steve Madden, Size 6- I got these mules at the end of the summer season last year for $20 at our local Steve Madden outlet and I remember being so excited! I went up a whole size in these because the pointed toe takes up a lot of space within the shoe. I love the snakeskin pattern with the flecks of gold detailing.
I know my St. Patrick’s Day will be low-key this year instead of going to an Irish pub or a bar crawl like I have done in the past, but I still think I can make it fun. Perhaps you’d opt to go to the store and grab some Guinness too? Whatever your plans are for St. Paddy’s Day, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear your ideas and if you are planning on making any cool recipes🤍
With all of this Irish talk, it’s making me reminisce HARD when my family and I went to Ireland a couple of years ago before the pandemic. I’ll do a little photo dump below from the Guinness Brewery. Wishing you all the best of luck this week☘️ Thank you for reading!
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