Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Paddy's Day

Hey there, bloggy friends! I sure have missed you! We are almost done with our kitchen (I know, it's been forever. Trust me, I know). I'm super happy with how it's turning out and have discovered some new blogs to fuel my decorating. More on that later.

Today, it's St. Patrick's Day. For some odd reason, I adore this day. Maybe it's because it's a holiday where you can just have pressure, no gifts...just wear green and have fun. This year, B-Man is old enough to get in on the excitement. So fun!

So this morning we had a yummy breakfast that would make Dr. Suess and Sam-I-Am proud. That's right, green eggs and ham! We did ours scrambled. Brady is into helping in the kitchen and his new favorite thing is cracking eggs. He's pretty good at it too-especially considering he's only two (and a half)! After he cracked the eggs, I whisked them up and he added the green food coloring. Then he put the ham in the skillet, I poured in the eggs, we both stirred, and he added the cheese.
Photo taken with iPhone
Don't they look positively disgusting? I assure you, they were yummy...and devoured.

Next up for the day: a craft! I'll wait while you pick yourself up off the floor. Those of you who know me well, know I am not crafty, though I secretly aspire to be. I somehow discovered this blog and found a tutorial even I felt confident enough to tackle!

I gotta tell you...for my first ever real "craft", I am thrilled with how it turned out! I can't wait to snap a pic of my favorite little guy wearing it...once it dries.

I changed up the original design a little. I though the heart was a little too girly for the rough and tumble boy who would be wearing it. I went with a four leaf clover thing, but in retrospect I probably would've chosen a more standard/simple design for the four leave clover. Oh well. I also added "Lucky". 

For purpose of full disclosure, I didn't actually dye my shirt because, well, I ran out of time. I did actually buy the dye, but never got around to using it. Thankfully, little guy had a green shirt in his closet. I think we got it for free from a neighbor, so it's the ultimate score! The color looks a little wonky in the picture, but I assure you, it's green.

To make up for not dying and, because I wanted to, I also added a design on the back.

How cute is that? I even impressed myself! (Note: it looks kind of crooked, but that's just because the hanger was dangling at an angle...I am anal enough that I made sure it was straight).

Want to make one of your own? Check out the tutorial. I will definitely be making more stencil shirts. They are fun and creative and help me feel crafty! Thanks, Sarah, for sharing!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE!!! I can't believe this is your first craft!!!?! You're a natural! :D

    Love your changes! Perfect for a big strong little man :)