I think St. Patrick's Day is a fabulous holiday.
First, there is limited shopping. No need to agonize over
the perfect gift for your loved ones. Next, there are
limited preparations--no extensive baking, minimal decorations.
Finally, it is fun! You mix up a few cocktails, toss on a
green shirt, and you are set to go. A day filled with all
of the happiness and none of the stress--perfect.
In my neck of the woods, St. Patrick's Day marks the
beginning of the hope that spring is on its way. Our world
switches from the grey of winter to the brown of visible and
thawing grass. Soon after the holiday, bits of green will
start popping up in nature fulfilling the promise of a new
Not only does St. Patrick's Day bring happiness and hope,
it allows everyone to claim the luck of the Irish for one day.
I love watching everyone wander around town wearing smiles and
feeling lucky. I am a big believer in choosing happiness and
find that counting the many ways I am lucky is a great way to
keep my spirits up.
St. Patrick's Day usually falls in the middle of my spring
break at work. It is usually too early to spend much time
outside, but I tackle the spring cleaning with a vengeance.
After the house is clean, I change out decor items for the
upcoming warmer seasons. I replace warm browns and golds
with bright greens and crisp whites. I love that color
combination--it just screams fresh and clean to me. One of
my favorite household items is my spring comforter in bright
white with a green embroidered fern border. It is simply
During a recent blizzard here in Chicagoland, I spent a
happy weekend scrapping spring and summer pictures. I
chose to focus on happiness, hope, and luck. I also chose
to use lots of green and white. The snow may have raged
outside, but in my scrapping room, it was St. Patrick's Day in
May your March be happy, hopeful, and lucky!
Boy Thoughts by Dora Phillips
Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper, Cardstock:
Bazzil Basics Paper, Alphabet: American Crafts, My Little
Shoebox, Font: Typewriter Time, Die Cuts: Crate Paper, Bracket:
Pink Paislee, Markers: Copic, Other: thread. Tools:
Sewing Machine: Brother, Punch: Fiskars.
Design Notes: Try using a part of your
journaling as the title. Just enlarge a couple of words
using a bigger font or another title medium.
Journaling: What are you doing, Zack?
Swinging and thinking, Mom. They go good together.
Oh. What are you thinking about? Things. I
have a bunch of things in my head. You would not
understand. Why not? I am a good thinker.
Because you have girl thoughts. Mine are boy thoughts.
Totally not the same thing.