Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 7 Irish Countdown

Cead mile failte!
(pronounce Kaid meela fawl-cha)
I have just said "a hundred thousand welcomes" to you, in Irish!
I have always wanted to know what that meant, and now both of us know!

Welcome to my Day 7 Saint Patrick's Day countdown.
We are celebrating all things green and Irish!

I have had fun this past week going through all my clips and photos to find pictures to post. Soooo many talented people out there.

I think my absolute favorites are the song sheets art. They are such a statement on the times they were printed. I think about all those Irish Tenors that traveled from town to town to make a living by singing in taverns, assembly halls and more.  I think of the women that broke with tradition (get married, have lots of kids, keep your husband happy) and also took their voice on the road, trying to make enough $$ to live with and maintain at least a sense of freedom.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you've imagined."
- Henry David Thoreau

Here is sheet of very silly paperdolls
from origami bears:
see my sidebar of favorite web sites for origamibears addy!

Here is a little bit o' the green with a Creme de Menth Cake!
from my friend Nancy Serres.
Go Basement Babes!

                                                          Creme De Menth Cake

1 white cake mix(pudding in the mix)
1/3 C. green creme de menth liqueur

1 can Hershey's Hot Fudge
1 extra large Cool Whip
1/3 C. Green creme de menthe liqueur

Mix the cake as directed on the box, but substitute 1/3 c. green creme de menth liquer for 1/3 c. water.  Bake as directed.

While the cake is still hot, spread Hershey's hot fudge over the top of the cake and let it cool.

When the cake is cooled mix the remaining 1/3 c. green creme de menth liquer with the Cool Whip and spread on top of the cake.  Refrigerate.  This cake is best when made the day or night before, serve chilled

How about skipping the hot fudge and use a Cool Whip mixed with a few drops of green food coloring frosting?
Sprinkle with shamrock candies, found at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels.

Are you remembering to save your old CDs, and gum wrappers? Also you should be building a pile of washed and cleaned juice packs. We will be slicing them open, so if you want you can cut them down the side seam to wash them out better. Also continue collecting retail plastic bags, but not the grocery store bags (they are too thin). I recently went to the dentist, and came home with a great little dental plastic bag, perfect for this upcoming project!

"We have always found the Irish a bit odd.
They refuse to be English."
- Winston Churchill

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