Top of the Mornin’ to Ya

8 Mar

St. Patrick's Day Fashion

My National Holiday is but a week away (9 days and counting), so thought I’d pen a quick blog on things that just Smack of St. Patrick’s Day!


St. Patrick's earrings

shamrock studs

green necklace

Pair this necklace with a crisp white blouse, your best jeans, and high heels!


St. Paddy's outfit







Options for Men are more limited…but here are some nice options:





Go Blackhawks!!

St. Paddy's Day Mint CakeMint Ice Cream Cake





Start off the morning with green pancakes!

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake…What’s not to love?!  Here is the copycat recipe, which I posted last year…

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe

3 cups good quality vanilla ice cream

1 3/4 cups 1% milk

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Green food coloring if desired

1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely thick and smooth. Pour into glasses and serve!

Green CAndied Popcorn

Candied-Green Popcorn



Irish Coffee…and Best place to enjoy one is the Buena Vista in San Francisco!


They’ll be Green with envy when you’re sipping your Green Martini…your Appletini!




I will celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a few days early in DC, with my friend and client, Julie, enjoying a Stella at the Dubliner Pub…where I happened to get engaged 23 years ago, on St. Patrick’s Day!



Bruce, that Guinness if for you…”milk on an angel’s breath”.

Don’t forget your Pooch!




St. Patrick’s Day Facts & Trivia

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter.

Erin go Bragh translates to “Ireland forever.”

The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.

The largest parade in the US, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year.

Over 100 US cities hold a parade every year. Some of the other biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades are in Chicago, Illinois and Savannah, Georgia.

In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The city of Chicago goes so far to celebrate that they dye their river green.

Green is associated with Saint Patrick’s Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock.


Kiss me, I’m Irish…I really am!

kiss me I'm irish



Check out my 2011 and 2012 posts for St. Patrick’s Day…why rework the wheel, when you can read them here. 🙂


Patrick, this card is for you! 😉respectfully-devoting-after-eating-st-patricks-day-ecard-someecards





9 Responses to “Top of the Mornin’ to Ya”

  1. stewcarol March 8, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    You’re putting me in the mood and I’m not even Irish! Though not sure how I can eat those yummy treats and still fit in those gorgeous frocks? That’s the beauty of your blog. I’ve had a couple cocktails, indulged in gooey green brownies and spinned in my green skirt…and I haven’t even got out of bed yet! School holiday here and next weekend is a st paddy day basketball tournament in Knoxville and I’m hoping to grab a few spectators for a pint or two between games. I should bring those brownies too….

  2. stewcarol March 8, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    One more thing…what is that first image? Christmas tree with a black crow on top???

  3. Bruce March 8, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Thanks for the nod to Guinness. Like an Angel crying on your tongue
    You know, Stella is from Belgium…. Might I suggest Harp

  4. March 8, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Ha! None of those were mine! But I will forward them on!!

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  5. Ruth Anderson March 8, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Terry – where can I get the gold shamrock studs?????

  6. Judy Gibbons March 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    you made me smile!

  7. LAP March 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Hmmm . . . Mint Ice Cream Cake on a man — now there’s a St Paddy’s Day treat!!


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