Gone Green


ROW 1: Leprechaun Mojito // Baileys Irish Cream Cookies // Cucumber Margarita    ROW 2: Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur // Boozy Shamrock Shakes // Chocolate Guinness Cake with Whiskey Caramel    ROW 3: 3D Shamrocks // DIY Shamrock Honeycombs    ROW 4: Drunken Grasshopper Fudge // Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage // Green Sangria    ROW 5: Irish Soda Bread // Garden Path Wrap // Printable DIY Rainbow Boxes    ROW 6: DIY Shamrock Streamers // St. Patrick’s Day Cups // Shamrock Wreath


Happy {St. Patrick’s} Day

PHOTO: Lisa Golightly

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those go big or go home holidays. Either you love it and celebrate brashly, or it’s basically just another day. With green eyes, a name like Kelly, and a wee bit of Irish heritage I’m in the former camp. And while I don’t request the day off work, I am out the door at the stroke of five and headed to the nearest pub a mere six blocks from the office. Today will be no different.

A few Irish goodies for you:
01. Irish Stew
02. Shamrock Cake
03. Homemade Irish Cream
04. Irish Soda Bread
05. Irish Potato Candy
06. Car Bomb Whoopie Pies
07. The Irish Mojito
08. Steak and Guinness Pie
09. Chocolate Stout Cake
10. Guinness Chocolate Bread Pudding
11. Irish Brown Bread Ice Cream
12. Shrimp in Jameson Cream Sauce
13. Red Flannel Hash


Happy Weekend

PHOTO: Elise Rasmussen


+ Stellar DIY clamp lamp!

+ Gotta say I’m a fan of the pared down Starbuck’s identity.

+ Check out IKEA’s The Art of Cooking videos by Carl Kleiner.

+ There is such a thing as an awesome St. Patrick’s Day card!

+ This sculpture was made out of 31,010 coins.

+ Loving this bold, straight-forward, type-heavy brunch.


Happy Weekend!


Shamrock Shake

PHOTO: Babble

Did you know that you can’t get Shamrock Shakes at every McDonald’s? Most people I’ve met here in Oklahoma have no clue what they are. Because St.Patrick’s Day is only 21 days away, and because my name is Kelly, and because this looks delicious I give you this copycat version.


Roundup: St. Patty’s Day Treats.

Some of my favorite recipes and cocktails from around the web this past week. Enjoy!


On the Rocks: St. Patty’s Day Edition.

With less than a week to go before St. Patrick’s Day there’s no way I could only share one Irish-themed cocktail with you Design Crushers! So without further ado, I give you the On the Rocks: St. Patty’s Day edition.

Irish Snakebite

– equal part dark Irish beer
– equal part hard cider
– shot of blackcurrant syrup

Fill pint glass with equal amounts of dark Irish beer and hard cider, leaving about 1/3 inch space at top. Add a shot of blackcurrant syrup and stir gently to mix.

Blackcurrant syrup: In saucer, bring one cup sugar and two cups blackcurrant juice to boil. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until mixture appears thicker. Cool in ice bath and pour into final storage container, adding 1 oz vodka as preservative.

Classic Irish Coffee

– 2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
– 2 teaspoons brown sugar
– 5 – 6 oz freshly brewed strong black coffee

Stir thoroughly and top off with a layer of heavy whipping cream, poured gently over the back of a spoon.

Irish Cream Cafe

– 1/2 oz Bushmills Irish Cream
– 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
– 1/2 oz hazelnut liqueur
– 6 oz coffee
– whipped cream
Garnish: cinnamon

Pour ingredients into a tall Irish coffee glass. Top with fresh hot coffee and finish with whipped cream on top. Garnish with cinnamon stick and power.

White Knight

– 1 1/2 oz Bushmills Irish Cream
– 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
– 1/2 oz coconut rum
– 1 1/2 oz half & half
Garnish: coconut wedge

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a short glass and garnish with coconut wedge.

:: all images and cocktails via Cocktail Times