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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patrick's Day

First thank you so much for Weasley's birthday wishes.  Second, I apologize if I haven't been visiting blogs much this week.  I am way swamped at work with many assessment and reports do on my students.   

But I didn't want to skip a St. Patrick's Day post.  (If only because I saw this picture online and had to share it)

Yesterday, I managed to get some cute shots of our two youngest kids in there "I Can't Hold My Licker" shirts from Dirt Road Dog on etsy.

I also made my favorite St. Pat's Day treat, Guiness cake (though this year I used oatmeal stout and not Guiness) 

It's so good and super easy the recipe is on the NY Times site.

In vintage news I scored what might just be my craziest hat ever, I initially questioned whether I'd have the guts to wear it.  Its a 1940s knit turban from Arthelia's Attic:

And it's about 6 inces high, very Carmen Miranda.  As my husband said it will get some stares.  Which believe it or not I don't love, I dress vintage because its a passion, but Im very shy and don't always like attention.  Anyway the hat is crazy fabulous.  It reminds me of this knit turban worn by a  young Lucille Ball:

It also reminds me of this clip from Sesame Street (yes, I'll be 38 in a week and I still like Sesame Street.)

I  remember seeing this as a little girl and loving it, a sign that I was destined to grow up to be a crazy hat lady.  I definitely don't plan on wearing my hat to the movies, but I am putting together a casual 1940s outfit to wear with it.  Something with denim and gingham.    Best wishes to all!


  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Snorts and a woof,
    Lily & Edward

  2. We do love that hat but people sitting behind you would not appreciate it.

  3. Happy St Patrick's Day, have fun!
    Dip and Elliot x

  4. Happy St Paddy's Day - the cake look delish!

  5. Love the 'hat' and what better day to wear it than St Pat's Day! Though we suggest you don't wear it to the cinema...BOL!
    Never even heard of oatmeal stout!

  6. Your babies are very pretty in green :-)
    The knit turban is so unique and certainly eye-catching! You wear it very elegantly!

  7. That is an amazing hat! Reminds me of that British royalty lady who is always wearing wacky hats. Is it as heavy as it looks?

  8. Oh my stars, that hat is off-the-charts awesome. Love, love, completely love! You look sensational, dear Kate.

    Happiest St. Paddy's Day wishes to your whole household!
    ♥ Jessica

  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you!

  10. Fry looks like a muscle man in his t shirt!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. Boy, you guys sure know how to celebrate St. Patrick's day! Hope you all had a great day. That cake sounds delish!

  12. Happy belated St. Patrick's day to you too! Your boys are so cute in their shirts and that cake looks amazing! Congrats on scoring that hat! <3


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