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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!

13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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?

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    1. It's super light it's just crochet knit

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  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

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

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

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

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  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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