We are the Luckiest Print

Hi Friends!!
I’m so excited to be here today! My name is Kelsey and my little blogging corner of the world is over on Tattered and Inked where I share all my favorite things- DIY projects, furniture redos, birthday parties & printables!! 
I’m so excited to be sharing my very first printable ever over here on Mine for the Making, as the Printable Designer for the MFTM Creative Team!!
 
St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun time in our house-  it’s one of those random holidays we just love to celebrate! We always have mischievous things happening around our house so I like to add just a few things to make the house happy for St. Patricks, like this We are the Luckiest print!
 
Printables are such an easy & fun way to change up your decor and it only takes a couple of minutes! 
I usually dedicate a couple different frames around the house for changing out printables whenever I’m in the mood for a change. 
 
This printable comes in three different colorways and are perfect for spreading a little extra St. Patrick’s Day cheer around your home!!
 
 
Quick tips for printing in case you’re a newbie…
 
1. Click the download link below for the print you’d like to get. Then follow the prompts to download and save to your computer. 
2. Print your printable as you would any regular picture. I like to print them on white cardstock or picture paper- they tend to print better and with more vibrant colors this way. 
3. These prints are sized to be printed as large as 8×10 and will look best printed as a 5×7 or 8×10 size. 
 
That’s pretty much all there is to it.
So get at it…just click. print. frame!!
 
 
 
 
{Quick Disclaimer}
Printables are intended as gifts for Tattered and Inked/Mine for the Making readers only.
As with all my free printables, these are for personal use ONLY. Please do not claim them as your own or alter them.
 
 
Some other fun ideas for using your free printable could be adding it to a fun St. Patricks’ Day wreath, printing them out as a card or note to slip in your honey’s wallet or lunch or adding it to a fun ‘happy’ gift for a friend! 
 
I hope you enjoy your new free print & I can’t wait to share some more printable fun with you soon!! 
Have a great week!! 
 

Lucky Wooden Decor

Hi guys! Its Ali back from Dream Crafter to share with you a fun little craft you can do in an afternoon! I love crafts like these because they spruce up your space for the holidays and they don’t take a whole week to complete. (I obviously have no patience for stuff like that.) 
 
Today I am going to show you how to make this bad boy for St. Patricks Day- Lucky Wooden Decor!
 
 
First you are going to need to get some wood letters, or use your saw to cut your own. I got my letters at a local scrapbooking store but I find the best place to find wood letters is at The Wood Connection. 
 
 
Next you need to sand all your letters down so there aren’t any rough edges. 
 
I usually paint my wood projects by hand but this time I had a little gold spray paint left and went with the faster option. :) 
 
Paint your letters gold! 
 
 
Next I took some wood glue and attached some pennies to my letter “u” and some green sequin ribbon and attached it to my letter “k.”
 
 
 
Let it all dry and viola! You have some fancy decor for St. Patricks day! 
 
 
Come on over to Dream Crafter to see how I made this paint chip rainbow garland !
 
Thanks for having me!
 
Ali 

Shamrock Math for Kids

Hi Makers! Michelle here from Delicate Construction and I am back to share a quick and easy math idea with some free printables just in time for some St. Patrick’s Day fun! Check out this hands-on math idea- Shamrock Math for Kids! These 2 math activities and printables are perfect for kids preschool-2nd grade. 
 
 
I love when I am at the store and I am able to find fun holiday stickers and such on sale or clearance because I know that if I have them, math is much more fun and interesting for my daughter. That is why I had to have these fun St. Patty’s stickers from Joann!
 

I know that my preschooler is starting to become interested and working on addition and patterns so I made a couple of printables for her to practice! I love making printables and sharing them with all of you!

For the patterns printable, I started most of the first pattern for her, and then allowed her to finish it. If your child is older (1st-2nd grade) they can make their own patterns using the stickers.

 
My preschooler got a kick out of this pattern activity which means I may have to make some longer rows so we can work on more challenging patterns! We worked on the ABAB pattern, but older children can definitely explore other patterns. 
 
 

The addition printable was also a great opportunity to not only count and add but work on writing the numbers as well. I would model the first addition sentence for my preschooler, then allow her to complete the second one on her own. You can laminate this printable so and have your child use a dry erase marker so that you can get multiple uses out of it!

 
In the end I accomplished exactly what I wanted. We had fun working on some math concepts, but she was engaged and actively learning the whole time. If you don’t have stickers, I thought that it would also be fun to get some Lucky Charms or other cereal to go along with this theme as well- then it is snack too!

These two printables can be downloaded for personal use- Addition is HERE and Patterns is HERE. And for other holidays, bust out some themed stickers/foamies to continue to use these prints. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Michelle {Delicate Construction}

Teach Me Tuesday: 12 Shamrock Kids’ Crafts

Hello there and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday! Most every Tuesday I share things that you can teach your kids whether it’s crafts, games, educational activities, book suggestions, etc. 

TeachME Tuesdays Button - Kara

 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away, I thought I would share some fun crafts that you might like to do with your kids. Check out these 12 Shamrock Kids’ Crafts! We love shamrocks and what they are symbolic of… good luck, good fortune, and good health. Clicking on the links below will take you to the original source which has the instructions and more photos to better help you. Enjoy! 

12 Shamrock Kids Crafts

Are you pinning things for St. Patrick’s Day?! Me too! Check out my Luck o’ the Irish board! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Have fun crafting with the kiddos!

Simple St. Patrick’s Day Decor

Hello there friends and Happy Monday!

No new Mommy Tell All Monday today. Instead I decided to share my Simple St. Patrick’s Day Decor with you. This is the first year I have ever decorated for this holiday…my almost 6 year old insisted. So I used what I had on hand in my craft stash to make some fun decor for my entry way table. I spent absolutely NO money on anything. Which makes decorating even more fun in my book. Ready to check it out?

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Hints of green, gold, and the rainbow… so whimsical and happy. 

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I saw a stuffed shamrock on display at JoAnn Craft and Fabric Store and I really loved it. So I cut out two shamrocks on canvas, glued the edges together and stuffed it. Then I sponge painted it green and added a glittery, golden ribbon bunting to it. SO cute.

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The wooden Shamrock Block was out of scrap wood I had. Just sanded it, painted it, and added some Mod Podge and green glitter. I created the shamrock vinyl stencil using my Silhouette. I made the small glittery shamrock block at the same time. 

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The ‘Somewhere over the RAINBOW’ sign was created the same way. I designed a vinyl stencil using my Silhouette, applied it to my painted wood, and painted it with gold, rainbow colors, and of course… GLITTER. 

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This little corner is probably my favorite. I love the look of the rainbow stack of books. I found these babies at my library on the FREE shelf. SCORE! I made pom pom flowers using rainbow yarn and wooden skewers and stuck them in a mason jar. Simple and happy.

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My garland is made using scrap felt hearts that I quickly sewed together. Doesn’t it look cute with the pom pom garland?

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One more look at the whole she-bang…

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Very simple, very affordable, very happy. And my daughter approves *wink.*

I’ll share my LUCKY banner with you this week too, so stay tuned for that. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Let’s have a sun-shiny week! 

Tot School Tuesday: Silly Shamrock Headband

Hello there friends!
Welcome to another Tot School Tuesday with See Vanessa Craft and Mine for the Making. 
Every Tuesday we dedicate to sharing fun activities we can do with our kiddos at home. Most are educational but some are just plain FUN. Like today’s Tot School project. 
Fun, right?
Supplies:
5 green pipe cleaners
1 plastic headband
scissors
How-to:
Cut 3 of the pipe cleaners in half so that you have 6 small pipe cleaners.
Bend all 6 pieces into a heart shape. Now you should have 6 little green hearts.
Put 3 of the hearts together, in the shape of a shamrock. 
Use one long pipe cleaner to wrap around the 3 small hearts (shamrock) to secure them together.
Repeat these steps for the other shamrock.
Wrap the ends of the shamrock to the plastic headband.
I then wrapped the “stems” around my finger to give it a “curly” look.
Then give it to your silly leprechaun to wear…
Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to head on over to See Vanessa Craft for more Tot School Tuesday ideas!
And link up your fun tot/preschool ideas to the linky party! We are so excited to see what you’ve been doing with the kiddos.
Thanks to Craftprojectideas.com for supplying me with the fun green pipe cleaners.


Lucky Charms Tags {printable}

Hey there!
I’m stopping by to share a simple treat for you and your kiddos to pass out to your friends for St. Patrick’s Day. Takes really no time at all and I made cute printable tags to go with them!
Cute right?
And what kid (or person for that matter) doesn’t like to snack on cereal? My daughter is really excited to pass these out to her friends.
Supplies:
Lucky Charms cereal
Cellophane bags
Baker’s twine
Lucky Charm tags
Hole punch 
Scissors
How-To:
Easy-peasy…
Print off the Lucky Charm tags on white card stock and cut them apart.
Hole punch each of the tags.
Fill the cellophane bags with about a cup of Lucky Charms cereal and tie closed with a piece of baker’s twine. 
Don’t forget to attach the cute tags!
Pass out to your friends, teachers, and neighbors.
Didn’t the tags turn out super cute?
Download them HERE free. Please remember they are for personal use only.
And if you LOVE it, PIN it!
Thanks for stopping by today for a wee little fun!
*winks*

Food-a-licious Friday {70} St. Patty’s Day Food Fun

Sometimes it’s fun to PLAY with our FOOD…don’t you think?
I love to theme my food for holidays and events. It make mealtime and snack time FUN and MAGICAL for my little one. It’s also helps her to eat her food…double bonus. 
I thought I’d do a round up of TEN FUN and CREATIVE ways to PLAY with your FOOD for St. Patrick’s Day!
{Double click on the photo to go to the original source.}




{A Lucky Breakfast}

{Leprechaun Lunch}

{Rainbow Pudding}



{Shamrock Chips}

{Shamrock Shake}

{Rainbow Fruit Tray}

{Chocolate Covered Shamrock Pretzels}

{Green Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats}
Check out her cute Rainbow Cupcakes too!

{Leprechaun Trap Cake}

{You (sham) ROCK Cookies}

I love how FUN and COLORFUL these ideas are!!
I can’t wait to PLAY with food for my sweet girl…I really think she will get a kick out of it.

What do you think friends?
Will you be playing with your food this St. Patty’s Day?
You can follow my Luck o’ the Irish pin board for more awesome ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.

Linking up to these fun parties.

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Food-a-licious Friday {26}: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Better late than never…  
{I always say}

I had such a busy week, but lucky for you I have an amazing husband. That’s right. Tonight’s recipe comes from Mr. MFTM :)

He is going to WOW you with his amazing cooking skills.

HANDS OFF

He’s taken ♥

The hubby and I have Irish decent so it’s only logical to post a DELICIOUS St. Patrick’s Day recipe…don’t ya think?
Corned Beef and Cabbage
with a TWIST 

Ingredients:

-1 corned beef brisket
-5 large red potatoes
-one small package of baby carrots
-1 onion
-1 head cabbage
-small jar of apricot preserves
-1 jalapeno
-salt, pepper
-4 tbsp honey
-1/2 tsp minced garlic

To prepare corned beef brisket:

1. preheat oven to 250 degrees if you are going to slow cook the brisket (5 hours) or preheat to 350 degrees if you are in a time crunch (3 hours)

2. heat a large pot on the stove with 1/2 cup of oil until the oil smokes.{braising}

3. drop the brisket into the stock pot, browning the outside, turning it slowly

4. after the brisket has been rotated in the oil and browned, put the brisket and the broth from the pot in a 13×9 pan.

5. put chopped carrots and 3/4 of the chopped onion, and quartered red potatoes around the brisket

6. dup one cup of water (or beer) into the 13×9 pan

7. plastic wrap the top of the pan and then foil wrap the top of the pan (locking all moisture in)

8. put pan into the oven (best results when slow cooked)

9. Making the glaze:
–blend a little more than 1/2 jar apricot preserves, honey, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 chopped  jalapeno *seeded, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 of the diced onion (left over from brisket), and 1/2 cup water

10. in the last hour of cooking, remove brisket pan from the oven and place brisket into another greased 13×9 pan and slowly pour half of the glaze on top of the brisket.

11. place the new brisket pan into the oven (on the top rack) uncovered for the last hour of cook time.
*Note: pour the rest of the glaze on the brisket in the last 30 min. of cook time.

12. place sliced cabbage in the veggie/broth pan, add small dollops of butter and lightly salt and pepper the mixture

13. recover veggie/broth pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place it back into the oven for the last hour of cook time.

14. Put oven on low broil for the last 5 or 6 minutes to caramelize the glaze on the top of the corned beef 

15. Carve brisket when it’s done cooking. Serve with carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and bread.

Isn’t she a beaut?!
Mmmmmmm…..so good.
**HOLD BACK the drippings from both pans. You will need them to make a delicious glaze sauce for FANTABULOUS leftover corned beef sandwiches.  
Come back next week and I will tell you how to make them!

  This Irish girl is hoping you have a TASTY St. Patrick’s Day filled with silliness and laughter!!
And of course, blessings and beauty…
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Linking up here…
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and here…

And here…
 

Leprechaun Poop

It’s almost here!!
St. Patty’s Day
How do you celebrate?! 
A green breakfast?
Corn beef and cabbage for dinner?
Make a leprechaun trap?
Chase rainbows?
Hunt for a 4 leaf clover?
Give out Leprechaun Poop??
Leprechaun Poop
Tis a little bit of Ireland
That’s been sent upon its way
To wish you luck and happiness
On this fine St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a wee and tiny present
From that merry little group
Tis the little folk of Ireland
Have left you their
Leprechaun POOP 
~Happy St. Patrick’s Day!~ 
I pass Leprechaun Poop out to my third graders :) They get a kick out of it. I put Lucky Charms in a baggie, print the poem on green paper, cut around the poem with fancy scissors, and staple the Leprechaun Poop poem to the baggie. 

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Easy, inexpensive, and silly!
Great for your kids, students, friends, coworkers, family, neighbors, party favors, etc. 
Wishing you a LUCKY St. Patrick’s Day!
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Parting with Jamielyn here…

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And Jennie here…

 And Michelle here…

 
And Bev here…