Thinking warm weather thoughts

Spring hasn't sprung yet for us in Colorado, but I think the thaw is ready to happen. 
I say, as I sip my hot tea, tighten the belt on my chunky cardigan, & turn the heat up another notch.

I rounded up some clothes in the spirit of skipping right to Spring & heading straight to Summer. 
Slathering on more deodorant & grabbing the chilled Sauvignon Blanc, because I'm longing for warmer weather!

v-neck tank 
(a go-to tank, I have it in 3 colors)
(culottes have been a staple in my closet since I was a kid)
linen (blend) dress 
white ankle jeans 
(Anyone else have a long torso & short legs? I got so tired of getting my pants hemmed. Now that ankle lengths are widely available, hallelujah for the perfect inseam!)
(So glad that Target brought these back again. They're very comfy & no "breaking-in" required.)

My hair's in a bun 80% of the time, so why not jazz it up with hair scarves (sources unknown)
gold hairclip 
(for ponytail days...calm down now, self)
(love mine; flattering for any face shape)
cover up

girls swimsuit
(Boden swimsuits are our favorite, awesome quality)
girls cover up 
(ordered this last summer in a size bigger & thinking it'll last Quinn another summer)
(Our favorite sunscreen. Non-greasy, free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, synthetic fragrances & parabens plus it smells like summer!)
water-friendly sandals

Thinking warm weather thoughts!!

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The Luck of the Irish (a St. Patrick's Day roundup)

There's not a drop of Irish in our lineage that we know of, but goodness we do love St.Patrick's Day festivities around here! I grew up just a few hours from Chicago & we'd often go see the green-dyed river. In college, my foreign exchange suitemate Catriona joked that my face full of freckles was Irish-ish πŸ˜‚ With all due respect to the religious roots of this day, I can't help but get swept up in the celebration of lore, culture, & identity. 

Also, shamrocks & rainbows are fun.
We love to entertain & I love instilling that in Quinn. She & I made this for last year's St. Patty's party.

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I've rounded up some fun food & finds.
πŸ€ SlΓ‘inte!πŸ€

end of the rainbow slice and bake cookies with peanut butter cups
Martha's End-of-the-Rainbow Cookies

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Rainbow Treat Bags
(rainbow Twizzlers)

Pots of Gold

Guinness Floats |
Guinness Floats

Smoky Cheese & Potato Soup topped with pesto shamrock toast
(shamrock cookie cutters)

St. Patty's Day Pizza

My original photo for Guinness Beef Stew (2013).
Guinness Beef Stew
(I've made Gimme Some Oven's yummy slow cooker Guinness pulled pork tons!)

Colcannon Potatoes
Colcannon Potatoes

This St. Patty's Party.......
St. Patty's Party

Rainbow Twirlers

Leprechaun Hats

Paper Fan Shamrock Decorations - Happy St Patrick's Day! A great easy Paper St Patrick's Day decoration to make with the kids. Turn paper into fabulous Paper Fan Shamrocks. String them up as Paper Shamrock Garlands or hang them individually! addictive to make too! #Shamrocks #papercrafts #papershamrock #stpatricksday
Shamrock Fans

Festive Finds.......
wrap blouse | clover necklace | clover earrings
pashmina tassel scarf | polish

shamrock iron-on patch cookie cutters
velvet pillow | tufted ottoman

tee | rainbow side stripe leggings
How To Catch A Leprechaun | The Night Before St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you the luck of the Irish! 

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