Everything St. Patrick’s Day!

Let me start by saying… what a weird week!

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Coronavirus…

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The Bachelor Finale… Y’all I could say so much about this finale!! My heart goes out to Peter, Madison, and Hannah Ann! In my opinion, Peter’s mom owes everyone an apology for humiliating her own son on live tv. It made me feel so uncomfortable!!!

Madison will find an amazing man in God’s timing (she is truly a class act who has the spirit of the Lord), I think Hannah Ann wants to be single and mingle in LA, and I think Peter just needs to be back with Hannah Brown! They both ended up with NO ONE at the end of their seasons so clearly, they’re just meant to be together!!

Those are my final bachelor thoughts on this season!!

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So between, the coronavirus affecting the entire world, a crazy Bachelor finale ending, plus a few other things (nothing bad, just weird), it’s just been an odd week!

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So today, I’m here to talk about happy things for St. Patrick’s Day!!

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Starting with this kimono! How pretty is this for St. Patrick’s Day!! I saw this on Amazon and thought, this would actually be a good year round piece! It’s good for spring, summer, and transitioning into fall! Prime it to your house and you’ll have it in time for St. Patrick’s Day next week!

Find it here: Green Leopard Kimono

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If you need or want to make something festive for St. Patrick’s Day, these lime bars by Mix and Match Mama are AMAZING! I’ve made them several times. Harry and I both LOVE them!

Here is her recipe:

Shopping List
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour, plus an additional 1/4 cup
1½ cups sugar
4 eggs
the zest and juice of two small limes (about 3 tablespoons total of each)
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I used Pam) a 9×12 baking dish.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream your butter just until smooth with an electric mixer.  Next, beat in your powdered sugar until creamy.  After that, beat in your vanilla extract followed by 2 cups of your flour.  Do not over-mix.  The batter will be coarse.  Pour this mixture down in your prepared baking dish and press it down as the “crust”.  Once the crust is down, pop this in your oven and bake 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your filling.  In a second bowl, whisk together your sugar with the remaining 1/4 cup of flour.  Using an electric mixer, beat in your eggs followed by your lime zest and juice.

When your crust is finished baking, quickly remove it from the oven and pour this lime mixture down on top.  Pop the bars back in the oven and bake an additional 20 minutes or until the center is pretty set and the edges lightly browned.

Remove from oven and allow to sit on your counter one hour before popping in the fridge to sit another three hours.

After three hours, you’re ready to serve.  Remove from fridge and cut into squares.  Garnish with a dusting of powedered sugar and a bit more lime zest!

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If you’re a teacher like me or if you have kids and want a festive book to read, this is one of my favorites! I have this book in my classroom and I read it every St. Patrick’s Day! Prime it to your house today and you’ll have it next week for St. Patrick’s Day!

Find it here: There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover

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That’s all for today!! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend and stay safe with all that is happening in our world right now! My heart and prayers go out to anyone that this awful virus has affected.

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