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Green Food Coloring

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends!

It’s a cold, rainy day here today ~ much like Ireland, so it’s perfect.

The kiddos started out the morning in their Old Navy {lucky charm} jammies from last year and had Lucky Charms and green milk for breakfast…a must for leprechauns!

I braved the storm and went to gather ingredients for this evenings dinner with neighbors ~ Steak & Guinness Pie

Spotted this on Pinterest and thought it’d be fun to do a little something different than the usual corned beef and cabbage.

We’ll have it with a little {green salad} and JalapeƱo Popper Dip as an appetizer.

The beer glasses are in the freezer and the food coloring is ready and waiting to tint our pale ale a festive shade of green.

For dessert, I’m going to make some Lucky Charms marshmallow treats…


Just prepare as you would regular Rice Krispie Treats, but sub Lucky Charms for the rice krispies and add a couple drops of green food coloring to the marshmallow and butter mixture!



Off to do some food prep and take a look in my closet for a green somethin’ to wear.


Erin Go Bragh!

On Friendship

I was going to mention this in Holden’s birthday post, but I forgot.

I’m glad because I think this topic deserves it’s own post {better yet, it’s own category!}.

Every time we host a party or gathering that my family attends, when all is said and done and the guests are gone, both my folks and my in-laws have always said, “You have the NICEST group of friends!”

This comment has travelled from San Diego, to the Bay Area, back to So Cal. I know I have nice friends {wouldn’t have it any other way!}, but it’s nice to hear wherever we may settle through the years, that others notice our choice of friendships along the way.

Friendships are so important to me. Some come and go. Some are forever.

I love friendships that stand the test of time and can be renewed after years of dormancy as if no time has passed. Picking right up where you left off. No uncomfortable feelings. Just hugs and tons of verbal exchanges covering the happenings of the year{s} that may have gone by.


But then there are also the {everyday} friendships of the people you see more often. The ones that share laughs, lend an ear or even help wipe tears. The ones that you can invite over and not worry about the dog hair in the corners or the dishes in the sink.


“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
Muhammad Ali

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey


Of course, I hope I am the friend to others that they are to me.

I’d {take the bus} with any of my friends any day!

Thank you, friends, near and far, for being in my life…each one of you, in a different way, makes a difference EVERY DAY.

And I must add that my friends reciprocate the same feelings towards my folks and in-laws.

I love you, Mom & Pops and Mom & Dad!

I couldn’t ask for a better family or friendships.

Smiling as I go into the weekend…..