Hey guys, happy Monday! And more importantly (maybe?)…Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I don’t have a typical Weekend Highlights post for you today because it was actually a bit mellow of a weekend. Lucas wound up catching his first cold on Friday, so we were battling with that. Luckily, the cold hasn’t been *too* bad (knock on wood) and I’m hopeful it’s on the way out. Fingers crossed…sick babies are just no fun. I’d give anything for him to be able to just cough on me so I could take it away from him…
And now, I totally understand why my mom used to say that to me.
But yes, anywho…today is St. Patrick’s Day. I actually almost forgot about it, since this year hasn’t been nearly as festive as years past.
Yes, if you’ve been reading STSL for a while, then you know that Jay and I, and all of our friends, really like to celebrate and partake in the whole “kegs and eggs” festivities.
I’ve actually always had fun with the holiday. Even back in high school, my friends and I totally used to sport the whole green freckles and colored on shamrocks with magic markers (anyone else? anyone?). But no crazy shenanigans were happening for us this year, and Jay and I were talking over the weekend saying how we were gonna miss our fun and festive party weekend. My, how things change!
One thing I did NOT miss, was the hangover. Heh heh. ;)
Although there is one thing I could definitely go for today, which are THESE delicious cupcakes.
I made these Marbled Irish Cream Cupcakes (with Irish Cream Frosting!) back in 2012 and man, were they good. So just in case you’re also feeling a bit festive today and in the mood to bake, be sure to check ’em out. Because, really, talk about the perfect excuse to do some boozy baking.
As for me, I have on my (only) bright green shirt today and it’s quite probable that I’ll wind up at Stewart’s on my lunch hour for a 50 cent ice cream cone (their annual St. Paddy’s Day special!), but that’ll most likely be the extent of my festivities until I head home and spend the rest of my day with my little leprechaun. :)
Is anyone else celebrating (or did you already celebrate) St. Paddy’s Day? Any fond or favorite memories of the holiday?