Happy St. Patty's Day!

Being that I am part Irish, I LOVE St. Patrick's Day!

I couldn't wait to celebrate it today!
(Who am I kidding? I love any holiday or excuse to be festive!)

Here is how we celebrated this evening for St. Patty's Day 2010:

My Irish girls in green playing outside in the glorious 75 degree weather at 6 pm:
Kate was ALL about St. Ptty's Day.
She told me "Happy St. Patty's Day" about 50 times today.
And, she was so excited that everyone was wearing green today.
She may or may not have been upset that the dog wasn't wearing green.
Coloring Shamrock's:

I am not a fan of corned beef & cabbage, so here is my spin on St Patty's Day Dinner:

On the menu

Guinness Stew from my friend Jen. Made in a crock pot (so easy!)
She hasn't posted the recipe on her blog, but she should (hint, hint)
Smashed & Loaded Red Potatoes (just kind of made them up...red potatoes with skins on, mashed with sour cream, green onions, bacon, milk & cheddar cheese. YUM!)
*side note* you can add green food dye to the potatoes, but because of last year on St. Patty's Day I didn't want to sway Kate from eating them.

Broccoli (because it is green)
Irish Soda Bread (recipe found here)
The entire meal in a pasta bowl:
Rainbow Cupcakes (for the girls)
Cupcake recipe found here.
Nom, Nom.
And of course, Green Beer!
Hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!

I am ending my night by filling out my March Madness Bracket!
Can't wait for the games to start tomorrow!


  1. What wonderful pictures! Looks like we had a similar low-key St. Patrick's Day - except we didn't have such a feast! All of that food looks terrific. And your little girls are just precious...where did you get their cute outfits??

  2. Oh yum, Irish soda bread sounds so good!
    My little Charlotte has that same shirt...LOVE Target! : )Looks like a great day!

  3. Those cupcakes are SO neat! I might have to make some!

  4. You're such a fun mom! I was just looking at that cupcake recipe yesterday - thanks for the inspiration to actually make it! :)

  5. So fun!! The girls looked ADORABLE in their outfits! :)

  6. Yay! How fun that you made all that yummy food and got so in the spirit of the day!!! It all looks so delicioso!! :0) I filled out my march madness bracket too!!!

  7. Irish Soda Bread is the best... and I realize it is only 10AM but if I had some of those mashed potatoes right now I would be a very happy woman.

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your encouraging comment. Also, for allowing me to discover your beautiful blog. Wow! Your girls are adorable. They look like they should have American Girl dolls made in their image! I'm Irish too, so we enjoyed corned beef, cabbage and boiled potatoes last night. We had green dessert - skinny cow mint chocolate ice cream sandwich cookies. I'll be back to visit you soon!

  9. those cupcakes are SO cute! and, i think those potatoes looked amazing!

  10. You're such a good mom. I did absolutely nothing! My poor children... :)

    And those potatoes look d-e-l-i-s-h.


  11. So FUN!! Love the rainbow cupcakes.
    (and the green beer =)
    We are HUGE St. Patty's day celebrants as well.
    Miss you! XOXO

  12. Love that you went all out ~ so fun! I also love your matching girlies! Leila has the leggings, but my Target only had the shirts in 4t or 12m - grr!

  13. What fun, and your girls are as precious as always!

    And I think I'm going to have to make me some rainbow cupcakes! :)

  14. You are too much! ;) I got as far as a St. Patty's Day t-shirt for Kieran and Anna just wore plain green. And you did this ALL after a conference day? I'm beginning to think you have green blood like my mother-in-law :)

  15. You gave me a shout out!! I will get on that Guinness Stew recipe pronto.......it looked deelish!

    As usual, I WISH I was a Larson too :-)


  16. Thanks so much for stopping by my bog and reading about my mission trip. I just wish all my scrapbook pages were digital, I am so done with paper scrapbooking!!

    I was immediately drawn into your blog when I saw the picture of you Canon in your camera. I've had my Canon for a while now, and I'm slowing trying to start a little photography busines!!

  17. I've been wanting to make those rainbow cupcakes! I'm so glad you did them. I decided to do Green Velvet Cupcakes this year instead. They were a big hit! I love the girl's outfits. So cute!



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