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Wednesday, March 2

Kiss Me - I REALLY AM Irish

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Can I be honest Blog Friends?
I've never cared a tinker's flip about
St. Patty's Day.

I never wore green & 
thanks to some . . . ahem . . .
overzealous elementary school teachers,
my children were just plain terrified of

Then I found out . . . 
I'm Irish! 

- My "Kiss me I'm Irish" pose - 

As you can see, not the red-haired, green-eyed type of Irish--
probably because there's quite a bit of German mixed in as well.
(Do Germans get their own holiday that I can 
celebrate now too???)

How do I know all this? I've been working on my
genealogy & it is 
so fascinating!

If you haven't ever done any research into your family
tree, I HIGHLY recommend it. SUCH FUN!
A world of help is open to you on the internet.

I recommend Family Search (FREE!)
(often there's a free one-month trial membership offer). 

So, guess what, I threw up a few
St. Patrick's Day decorations.
(They're hard to find! Doesn't any
one CARE about this IMPORTANT HOLIDAY???)

Sorry, I can't remember where I down-loaded this printable, 
but isn't it cute in the frame?

 After an exhaustive search for a green pillow turned
up nothing, I made my own from dishtowels.
They were rectangular, so I folded the corners over to 
find where to cut to make a square.
With right sides together, I sewed around the edges,
leaving an opening in one side for stuffing.
To make "Turkish corners", I made a little triangle
pattern guide & placed it in each corner to sew
a line across. After trimming it looked like this . . .
 Then, I turned the fabric right side out, 
stuffed the pillow with poly fill & machine
sewed the opening. 

  So does anyone know what 
"erin go braugh" means?  :D 



  1. I have quite o' bit of Irish in my blood meself. LOL! Seriously, I love your pillow...the dish towel idea is a great one. I have the same printable and can't remember where I got it from either. Darn it!

  2. Blimey.........You're Irish.
    I am German great grandparents were Walburgers. Pretty German.

    I have never cared about St. Paddy's day either (except now you do!!) On that day, I used to wear a pin to work that said "Kiss me I'm Canadian".

    I have NOT A SINGLE decoration to put out for that day. Maybe I'll make green jello. (sans carrots)

  3. I never cared much about St Patricks Day either. And while I am red haired and named Megan...I don't think I'm Irish!


  4. I am so glad you linked up! I am loving your blog. I just read your little bio and there is NO WAY you are a grandma! Seriously??? You are stunning :) ( not that grandmas can't can't be beautiful...)
    I am Irish too and I love your decor!

  5. I just saw your comment on my blog. I got the canisters from Bed, Bath & Beyond. I love them! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  6. I'm pretty sure I'm Mexican Michelle! but I loved your "Kiss me I'm Irish" pose. Have a good day!

  7. LOVE repurposing things I have around the house. :) I don't celebrate St. Paddy's either... one grandfather passed on this day and my other was buried on this day. So, we just skim over this holiday in my house.

    Oh, and "Erin go Braugh" means Ireland Forever!! I {heart} your blog. :)


  8. So glad you discovered your Irish roots. I am so far from being Irish but I love to decorate anyway. Love your porch!!!

  9. LOL - hilarious post! Love the dishtowel pillow...and your Irish pose (heheh)!

  10. Love it!! Glad you came to visit my blog. It's always nice to see another genealogist!! Congrats on being Irish!!


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