Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
Here are some pictures from our St. Patrick's day holiday this year.
This is just a cheap wreath that I found at the dollar store for one buck. Even though it's cheap and a little cheesy, I think it looks good on the red door and I like it.
I placed a few green dishes and pretty things on the kitchen counter next to the beautiful roses that my sister gave me when she came for a visit.
This decoration is fast, cheap and easy. I simply placed a green pillar candle on a shamrock dish and tied green ribbon around it and added a bejeweled clover.
My cute green glass bunny is sitting on some green ivy and shamrock plates.
I love this little glass shamrock. It's so tiny, I can't imagine what it was intended for, but I put some green candies in it.
Here's a fun little corner of leprechauns.
This whimsical cup is a new find this year. I filled it with chocolate gold coins. Notice the little shamrocks all around the base of the cup.
Isn't this leprechaun fabulous! I love the colorful mushrooms all around him too!
My windowsill display.
A friendly, hard working leprechaun.
I think these two little guys are so sweet. I'm not sure, but I think they could be Hallmark.
Here's my bookshelf.
He's a fun guy!
I love how this display turned out this year. I love the Friendship plate. It's new, but it has such a vintage flare to it. I found it at Goodwill for $1.49.
I filled this sweet little shamrock dish with green candies.
I found this little boy and the girl below at a garage sale for .25 cents each!
I knew they would be perfect in my St. Patty's day display!
I placed a few things in the powder room as well. I put some cherry blossoms in a little green vase to top it off.
Irish coffee anyone?
So now that the house is all decorated, it's time for the family to arrive for an Irish feast! I hung a fun St. Patty's banner that I found for one dollar at the dollar store.
This is the same day that I had my friend Sarah's baby shower, so I didn't have time to make dessert.
I cheated and bought these cute red-velvet cupcakes.
We used our green china and crystal.
I served ham, asparagus and Brittany made au-gratin potatoes and a beautiful green salad.
I love, love, love Sunday dinners with the family!
Cameron's acting like his asparagus is a cigar!
Brittany's ready to eat!
Three of my boys. It's sad because Hayden misses a lot of our gatherings because he has to work. I remember that all of my sons had to do this as well. As soon as he's done with school he will be able to change his schedule and start joining us. I'm thankful that he gets to come to a lot of them and I'm also thankful that he has a good job and that he's a hard worker.
Mackenzie and Brittany.
Eric and me. We are truly blessed. Happy late St. Patty's day everyone!
"For You, Oh Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5: 12