Category Archives: Holidays

Elderflower Mint Lemonade / Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipe

  Michael and I have been laying off the alcohol in the past while, for a variety of reasons. It’s not the easiest thing to do in a country that has a very fun and festive pub scene at all … Continue reading

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Simple DIY / Valentine’s Heart T-shirt

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I have a little simple DIY for your Friday that will take you all of twenty minutes to create, just in time for a Valentine’s date tonight. And if your Valentine’s evening consists of red wine … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday: DIY Chalk Marker Wreaths

Hello, friends! Can you believe it’s only two weeks until Christmas? I have a simple and inexpensive DIY to share today. Inspired by the beautiful decals from Shanna Murray, I wanted to make an Irish themed set of wreaths to … Continue reading

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Homemade Holiday: Georgian Gingerbread Houses

Now that we’re well into December, it’s safe to really bring out the holiday projects and decorations. So I bring you, drumroll please, Georgian gingerbread houses! Well, more like Georgian gingerbread facades, really. But aren’t they cute? Last week, I … Continue reading

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Irish Gift Guide: Holiday Cheer

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend and/or Thanksgiving, depending on where you were! I took a few days off to celebrate my 29th (!) birthday and have a belated Thanksgiving. It was the first time … Continue reading

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Four Date Ideas for Valentine’s or Not!

{a fort and a fire. what more could you ask for?!} My Valentine’s Day plans are less than exciting and involve barely seeing my husband except for a few minutes to scarf down leftovers before running out the door again! … Continue reading

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A Happy Christmas Video

Wow, what a week. Today, I’m finishing work at my current job, but I have great news to share. I start a new job on January 10th! I’m looking forward to new people, new challenges and a change of scenery. … Continue reading

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Swagged Up: A Quickie Door Swag

{Can you tell I have too many basketballers in my life at the moment? It’s the only excuse I have for a post title with such ‘hood edge…Oh, and they tell me the NBA is back on Christmas Day, just … Continue reading

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Cutting Down our Christmas Tree, Irish Style

Yesterday, we had plans to head out to the Christmas Tree Farm and cut down our Christmas tree. We’ve gone to the same place for the last two years, and both times it’s been freezing. Last year, there was even … Continue reading

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Round-up: Unique and Unusual Gift Ideas

{Portland’s tree went up while I was in Maine – huge!} I’ve heard a few friends say they’re quite stressed about what to give for gifts this year and that makes me so sad! I hate when the holidays are … Continue reading

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