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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

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Are you going to be wearing your GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day this year?!?  I know I will, while drinking a YUMMY St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.  Below os a collection of 5 St. Patrick’s Day cocktails I stumbled upon…  And well…  They just look delicious!  Any excuse for a cookie and a cocktail, I’m in for that!  And I found one I even think Andrew will enjoy, can you guess which one it is?

Tasty-Kitchen-Blog-Shamrock-Blizzard (1) (630x420)Shamrock Blizzard

drink-1-of-1 (600x400)The Lucky Irish Girl

sparklingshamrock5 (400x600)Sparkling Shamrock Champagne Cocktail

Black Velvet (486x640)Black Velvet

Irish-Oatmeal-Cocktail (460x620)Irish Oatmeal Cookie

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Please know…  I have not received any sort of compensation from any blog or business I’m writing about for this post. I am interested in sharing all the GREAT finds I have stumbled upon and business I have worked with…  Just because they are that great, interesting, wonderful people, or I enjoyed their post.


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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 Easy Toddler Arts N’ Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day

0307 bI’m a huge fan of arts n’ crafts for the kids (Thanksgiving and Christmas)…  But when I have to purchase a million and ONE different supplies for an arts n’ crafts session, I get a little flustered.  For this weeks Lily & Frog Friday 5, I collected 5 easy toddler St. Patrick’s Day arts n’ crafts which appear to be uber EASY, wicked simple, re-using items which I would have thrown away, and supplies I already have in the house!

Picnik collage handprint rainbows (400x289) Handprint Rainbow

DSC04883 (300x400) Pot of Gold

cea230d48189a09f312a526d958b84c3 (144x400) Shamrock Toilet Paper Roll

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If you would like to sneak a peek at more of our Lily & Frog Friday Five, take a trip back to our main page, there is much more where this came from!

Please know…  I have not received any sort of compensation from any blog or business I’m writing about for this post. I am interested in sharing all the GREAT finds I have stumbled upon and business I have worked with…  Just because they are that great, interesting, wonderful people, or I enjoyed their post.


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Leprechaun Rocks

St Patty Rocks 26d805 12Have you heard of Magic Leprechaun Rocks?!?  They are fantastically easy to create…  And in this house they were a HUGE success.

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Lily & Frog Supplies:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup water
  • Toy or plastic gold coins
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  • Vinegar

Grab a mixing bowl…  DO NOT use a white plastic bowl, mine is now bright green from the food coloring!  Combine 1 cup baking soda and ¼ cup water, mixing until it is a little crumbling, adding green food coloring as you go to get the desired shade of green you would like.  If you read the link above, the author is correct in saying the mixture can be too wet.  When I created ours I added a extra baking soda until it was the consistency of a crumbling pie crust.

Create balls with the baking soda and water mixture, basically, roll them into balls just as you would when baking chocolate chip cookies.  Add the toy gold coins to the center of each ‘rock’.  Let the ‘rocks’ dry overnight.

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Hide the ‘rocks’ throughout your home for the kids to find…

When the kids woke on St. Patrick’s Day morning, I had green pancakes waiting for them with a giant pot of toys and treats under a rainbow (bunch of colorful balloons) all left for the kids from Lenny the Leprechaun…  YES, we have a Leprechaun, just like we have Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy; just go with it.  We told the kids Lenny left little green rocks all over the house and they should really clean up after him…

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Now comes the fun part…  It was too cold outside, so in the kitchen I set up the bowl of vinegar on a hand towel (this can get a little messy).  After the kids collected all of Lenny’s ‘rocks’ I told them the rocks were sure to be Magical Leprechaun Rocks, but to be 100% sure, they need drop them into the water (bowl of vinegar), waiting to see what happens.

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In our house we were working on taking turns, one at a time the kids were ask to drop their ‘rocks’ into the vinegar…  They LOVE this part…  The ‘rock’ will fizz and bubble up, the kids will be in aw!

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Then, when they discover the gold coins…  The kids are astonished!

This is when the idea of ‘rewards’ hit Andrew and I…

We told the kids Lenny gave them these gold coins as a reward for all their good behavior and listening to grown-ups (we were sure to explain specific times; sharing a book, helping set the kitchen table, etc).  We added that Lenny left extra gold coins for Mom and Dad to give to them when they are on their best behavior and listening to grown-ups.  The gold coins can be traded in for treats and prizes.

After a year of using this Reward System for good behavior and listening to grown-ups, the kids LOVE receiving gold coins and trading them in for prizes, board games, coloring books and more!

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Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Meals

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Of course, a Guinness Dessert will come before a Guinness Dinner, right?  There are a TON of stews with the addition of Guinness and this is why I collected a list of 5 Guinness Recipes which were all a little unique and different AND I know I would be able to cook (well, I could try them out, I’m not making any promises here, lol).

french-onion-soup-with-guinness_456X342 (456x342) French Onion Soup with Guinness

506b409174c5b64b0a0016e1._w.400_h.600_s.fit_ (333x500)Cheddar & Chive Guinness Bread

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beer-mustard (500x333) Guinness Mustard

Corned-Beef-no-Cabbage-recipe (500x334) Corned Beef & Guinness in the Crock Pot

Do you have a YUMMY recipe using Guinness?  Share it and I”ll try it out 😉

If you would like to sneak a peek at more of our Lily & Frog Friday Five, take a trip back to our main page, there is much more where this came from!

Please know…  I have not received any sort of compensation from any blog or business I’m writing about for this post. I am interested in sharing all the GREAT finds I have stumbled upon and business I have worked with…  Just because they are that great, interesting, wonderful people, or I enjoyed their post.


Lily & Frog Friday 5: 5 St. Patrick’s Day Guinness Desserts

0307  12This afternoon I was rummaging through the internet for St. Patrick’s Day Desserts for this week’s Friday 5…  After the 100th Guinness cupcake I decided to adapt to the trend and search Desserts with Gunniess.  Well, it is a good thing Andrew enjoys Guinness or a Car Bomb every now and then (every time I mention him, I wonder if he reads this, lol)…  Because I think since baking is my forte, I should be baking one of these delectable desserts each week until St. Patrick’s Day.  What do you think?

8541050109_f16b877321_z (640x426) Guinness Chocolate Cake Irish-Car-Bomb-Strawberry-Shortcakes1 (447x389)Irish Car Bomb Strawberry Shortcake
IMG_6773-1 (510x340)  Irish Car Bomb CupcakeGuinness Chocolate Cheesecake 1 500 (333x500)Guinness Chocolate Cheese Cake guinness-chocolate-truffles (450x450)Guinness Chocolate Truffle

Now that you have seen my Guinness Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day, What is your Go-To St. Patty’s Day Dessert?

If you would like to sneak a peek at more of our Lily & Frog Friday Five, take a trip back to our main page, there is much more where this came from!

Please know…  I have not received any sort of compensation from any blog or business I’m writing about for this post. I am interested in sharing all the GREAT finds I have stumbled upon and business I have worked with…  Just because they are that great, interesting, wonderful people, or I enjoyed their post.