‘kiss me I’m Irish’ week: in photos.

I had so much fun this week. for so many reasons.

I did not enjoy the fact that it started off with a snow storm. until I realized it didn’t delay/cancel [J]’s flight to come home. and it prevented my brother from driving back to colorado. so I got [J] & an extra day with my brother! happy camper.

I had a blast with ‘kiss me I’m Irish’ week on LLinaBC: drinking {green beer} & {the irish red} cocktail. eating {mini baked reuben cups}. and doing a {festive manicure}. [I also guest posted on {The Thread Affect}’s blog. an at-home, no-chip manicure tutorial].

[J] & I have created a huge “must purchase” & “must do” list since moving to des moines. he’s been traveling for work quite a bit since our move. so he may have been excited to come home & relax ..but that’s not what he got. insert: projects galore! our apartment is almost complete. and finally feels like home. ahhhhh I’m loving it.

hello ‘the week in photos’.

the machine shed cinnamon rollwe took my brother to breakfast at {The Machine Shed} before he hit the road. and were intrigued by their cinnamon rolls. made my coffee look tiny.

tuesday night

have I ever mentioned ..I love tuesday nights! we got take out & watched my favorite TV shows [pretty little liars & SMASH].

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my parents just got back from germany. we got the best souvenirs. beer & steins. thanks mom & dad.

drinking in the morning

[J] drank before noon on wednesday. the things that poor guy has to do. all for my blog.

DIY builders

went to home depot & got our DIY on. oh my goodness – tears came to my eyes when I saw the finished product. [I’ll be sharing the project next week. everyone should have one …I think].

jeff and froyo

when craving sweets, go across the street for frozen yogurt. this could be a problem. but oh so delicious.

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I hope you all have the BEST st. patrick’s day weekend.

see you on monday.

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‘kiss me I’m Irish’ week: the irish red.

I enjoy beer. some people do not. and sometimes I’m just in the mood for something with a little more kick. so, on st. patrick’s day if your beverage craving goes beyond {green beer} ..I have a great party starter for you.

meet the irish red.

the irish red: whiskey drinking. perfect for st patricks day.the ingredients.

the ingredients

I, of course, used a {not-so-dainty} glass for this cocktail. specifically, the margarita glass.

not so dainty stemware collection: margarita glass

the steps.

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the irish red. using irish whiskey and ginger beer

makes 1 cocktail.

ingredients:
2 oz [2 parts] Irish whiskey [I used Jameson’s].
3 oz [3 parts] ginger beer [I cannot get enough of this stuff].
1 oz [1 part] lime juice [I used bottle, but you can use freshly squeezed].
splash of grenadine.
limes [for garnish].

directions: 

  1. build the cocktail, over ice, in a separate glass. add 2 oz irish whiskey3 oz ginger beer. 1 oz lime juice. and a splash of grenadine.
  2. stir and strain into your cocktail glass.
  3. garnish with a lime wheel, if you please.
  4. enjoy!

the irish red: whiskey, ginger beer, grenadine, lime juice. cocktailhappy hump day!

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‘kiss me I’m Irish’ week: green beer.

its here – kiss me I’m irish week.

and oh my, did it begin with a bang. yesterday I drove back to des moines from my hometown. & so did my brother, except he was heading to denver, CO. ten miles from my apartment the consistent rain turned into heavy snow. thank god I was almost home. my brother on the other hand, not so lucky. let’s just say they closed I-80 & he was stuck in des moines, overnight.

I, selfishly, enjoyed the extra time I got to spend with him. the snow has finally stopped. and he’s back on the road.

me, on the other hand, I’m getting excited for the upcoming holiday. and what better way to build excitement than 24oz of green beer. [in a {not-so-dainty beer mug}]. I have had many times before, but only in bars. why not make at home? it’s simple. and a perfect way to jazz up your standard miller/bud/coors light.

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all you need is:

a {not-so-dainty} beer mug.

green food coloring.

and the light beer that tickles your fancy.

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tomorrow: the perfect appetizer for your st. patrick’s day festivities.

happy monday!

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