Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Celebrating Husband's Birthday and Saint Patrick of Ireland with Recipe and SaintNook!

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and it was great to celebrate his life and love on his special day!  While I was driving home last night from picking up one of my daughters from her church choir practice I saw this beautiful "painting" in the sky on our street.   I call it "Sunset at Home" By: God
Stunning isn't?

After soccer practices and our daughters' choir practice we had some of my homemade chocolate cake with the yummy homemade cream cheese icing that I make often!  Here's some pictures of our family celebration minus our 19 mo. old who was already in bed.   In the right side picture is a framed picture of our children that I took while my husband was out of town last week and I had my children decorate the mat of the frame.  My husband will be putting this in his office at work. 

I must show you this darling photo of my husband and his twin brother in honor of their birthday today.   My husband is on the right sportin' the big black bow tie and curly hair.  Aren't they the cutest?  They bring our family and friends so much joy and laughter! 

Around my husband's cake are some of the shamrock treats we made for St. Patrick's Day. These are made the same way as the pretzel treats I make each year at Christmas.  Here's a close up of the sweet treats.

Here's how you can make them:
Lay out mini twist pretzels on a lined cookie sheet. Unwrap Hershey kiss, place on pretzel. Put in 350 preheated oven for 2 min. then push 3 green M and M's onto soft Hershey kiss. Add green decorating icing for stem.  I had to buy a bag of the Easter M&M's and pick out the green ones for the green shamrocks.  I was able to make about 16 shamrocks with what was in my bag.  Easy, fun, and yummy!  I bet you can't eat just one! :) 

I shared this recipe at Lisa's Try a New Recipe Tuesday Link-Up @ Home to 4 Kiddos


Today is Saint Patrick's Day!  I thought I would share about this wonderful and popular Saint via SaintNook, where the Saints are always online! 

To find out more about St. Patrick of Ireland, you can read his profile and biography

Be sure to view his Directory filled with links, crafts, recipes, books, DVDs! 

SaintNook also has a great selection of videos, trailers, prayers and music on St Patrick of Ireland.

St. Patrick of Ireland has his own Pinterest board!  Check out his many beautiful images/statues!

The SaintNook team spends many hours with the Saints online updating their profiles and the site is a work in progress so be sure to check back in often either at the website or the SaintNook Facebook page!  

From St. Patrick's Breastplate Prayer: 
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

May you have a blessed Saint Patrick's Day!


That sunset is simply beautiful! Happy St Patrick's Day!

Martianne said...

Beautiful sky and fun cupcakes!

Lisa Boyle said...

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." It looks both adorable and delicious! :-) I hope you can join in again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/03/try-new-recipe-tuesday-march-24.html

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