Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake |

What flavor combination most comes to mind when you think about St. Patrick's Day? Chocolate and mint, of course!  It also happens to be one of my favorites, and I absolutely adore this Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake.  As did my husband and children, who literally inhaled it.  This cake is super easy to make, and will pretty much knock your socks off, as well as anyone else who you serve it to! It's a St. Patrick's Day dessert, but it's darn good anytime! Oh my goodness, it is SO yummy!  Layers of dark chocolate cake and mint chocolate chip ice cream, with chocolate ganache poured over the top makes for an absolutely divine cake.  Now you can have your ice cream and your cake too, all … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Printable: Lucky To Know You

St. Patrick's Day Printable Tag | Lucky to Know You |

I am such a big fan of super cute tags that dress up a simple jar and add a ton of charm!  I love creating them for every holiday, then use them to give gifts to friends, neighbors, teachers, and other people in my life. Everyone loves knowing that someone is thinking of them or really grateful for them, and I created an adorable St. Patrick's day printable tag that's perfect for letting them know! Tie it on to a jar of treats or candy, and you're set to go!  I love using holiday M&M's because they're  so festive and totally cute. And yummy.  I especially love the ones for St. Patrick's Day, because they're mint & fave! So cute, right?! And SO SO easy. … [Read more...]

The BEST mint chocolate brownies

The BEST chocolate mint brownies |

If you read my post on Friday, you'll know that I adore mint and chocolate together.  L.O.V.E. it.  Like I want to marry it. You can serve them anytime, anywhere, and they will be gobbled up!  Triple layers are involved here:  oo-ey goo-ey brownies, rich & creamy mint buttercream frosting, and a smooth chocolate ganache on top.  They are melt-in-your-mouth good. Pour yourself a tall glass of milk, and get ready to enjoy a little piece of heaven. Mint chocolate brownies are good anytime, but with St. Patrick's Day coming up, they're perfect for serving at parties, as dessert that night, or wrapping up all cute and giving away.  Just watch...wherever you serve them, they'll … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Floats

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Float |

A delightfully minty green Shamrock Float is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Oh my goodness, how I love mint and chocolate together!  It's one of my favorite flavor combinations, and it's perfect for St. Patrick's Day.  They're definitely on our St. Patrick's Day menu, and my kids can't wait! I've been a fan of Shamrock Shakes forever, but I love the floats even more.  They have the same minty-delicious taste, but with the hint of chocolate.  Plus, if you're making them for a crowd (which my family is!), they're SO quick to put together, and definitely faster than making shakes. The ingredients?  Add your favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream to large glasses, … [Read more...]

You are my lucky charm! St. Patrick’s Day free printable

You are my lucky charm free printable | St. Patrick's Day |

Looking for a fun and super easy St. Patrick's Day breakfast idea?  I'm posting one over on Babycenter today, and it includes a super cute free printable tag! I'd love for you to come on over and say hi!  … [Read more...]

I’m lucky to know you: St. Patrick’s Day gift tags

Lucky to know you | St. Patrick's Day free printable |

Let the people in your life know how lucky you feel to to know them!  We all have people we love and appreciate in our lives, and it's never the wrong time to let them know. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, you can print this adorable tag to help you do that! I adore milk bottles and mason jars, so I use them the most often, but clear treat bags work really well too. I used Mint M&M's, which are not only perfectly green, but are perfectly minty and chocolate-y and delicious.  I wish they made them with milk chocolate, and not dark chocolate, but it's not enough to dissuade me from eating handfuls of them! Andes mints, green salt water taffy, green … [Read more...]


Kiss Me I'm Irish | Free Printable |

  Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day gift idea? I've got an easy one for you... a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" St Patrick's Day FREE PRINTABLE gift tag that when paired with a bunch of green & silver Hershey Kisses, is simply adorable! This is perfect for friends, people you visit, teachers, neighbors...anyone!  It's super easy to put together, using the free printable I created.  I bought the Easter Hershey Kisses, and picked out all of the silver and green ones--which is actually most of the bag.  It's really nice of them to put out Easter candy in time for St. Patrick's Day, don't you think?  The pink and blue ones I can save for Easter.  If they make it that long.  ☺  You can put the … [Read more...]

{mint pretzel bites}

Mint Pretzel Bites |

One of my favorite treats to make around the holidays is Rolo Pretzel Bites. They are just about the easiest things EVER to make--seriously 4 minutes, people!!!  I love to experiment with the same basic recipe, and I've tried quite a few different variations.  I first made them using Mint M&M's during the Christmas holiday, and I fell in {love} with them.  I knew then that they would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day!  Mint Pretzel Bites are my new favorite treat. :) The combination of sweet and salty is irresistible, and the chewy caramel with the crunch of the mint M&Ms is perfection.  You might want to make these when you're going to give some away, otherwise you will want to … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Printable!

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Skittles are perfect for St. Patrick's Day...all those rainbow colors!  I paired them with one of my personal favorites, gold-wrapped Rolos for a super fun gift...for friends, neighbors, teachers, and more!  I also created a fun tag, and free printable, just for you!!! I save all of my Crystal Light containers, which I LOVE to re-use for all sorts of gifting and organizational purposes.  I love the lids, how easy the wrappers are to take off, their size & shape, and that they are see-through!  If you don't have any, or want something smaller, try a jelly jar, other small mason jar, or a baby food jar/container. I layered the candy starting with the Skittles first--in rainbow … [Read more...]

{shamrock glitter block} st. patrick’s day decor!

shamrock glitter block decor

With the current Silhouette promo going on right now, I was sent some double-sided adhesive to try. I haven't worked a lot with glitter, and I'd never used the double-side adhesive, so I was excited to use it. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, and Valentine's Day decor coming down soon, I decided something with a shamrock would be fun.  :) I've seen quite a few projects using the adhesive with paper, and other decor, such as candles, but since I love working with wood so much, I was curious to see how it would work.  I LOVE the end result! It was really easy to do, and FAST!  (which I always love...) {supplies} -2x8 wood block (mine was 12 inches wide) -spray … [Read more...]