Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Very Lucky Give-away...

  
There is no surer sign of spring than the arrival of St. Patrick's Day.

 Anyone with any ties to a distant relative from Ireland wears their shamrock on their sleeve and green beer, Irish stew, and soda bread abounds. In honour of this happy day we have paired up with Patricia of Tippy Stockton Jewelry for a fun give-away to make you bonny lasses even bonnier. Simple leave a comment sharing your St.Patrick Day tradition(s) and you will be entered to win  $50 gift certificate to Patricia's online shop. Share about this great give-away on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog and you will be entered twice...but be sure to tell us you did!


 You could pick yourself up some gorgeous baubles - like the ones in the photos above and below - in shades of green (in honour of the holiday) or any colour you like! 

 
**THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.**

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone, and enjoy one of my favourite poems:

Traditional Irish Blessing:


May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.


May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.


May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

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Best, 
Matthew 


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39 comments:

  1. We celebrate St. Patrick's Day celebrating the birth of our son. His name is Shane Patrick. Yes, we did name him that. It is a wonderful day. Happy St. Patick's Day to all of you.

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  2. It's corned beef and cabbage tonight in our house!

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  3. St. Patty's Day is sure a sign of spring! It simply could not arrive soon enough. I seen several Robins today, yay! Spring is only around the corner now...

    We celebrate by simply wearing green :) Nothing much else. Happy St. Patty's day to you. Thank you for the chance to win. Such beautiful jewelery.

    Cheers,
    Tonya

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  4. My family has always had corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. This year we are postponing it until Saturday, but still. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. I Tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks again!

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  6. We sometimes have green food, but always wear green...

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  7. Well, we all wear something green, even if it's just socks. And we have corned beef and cabbage and potatoes for dinner. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!

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  8. We all wear green and the girls get green everything to eat for the breakfast, lunch and dinner :)

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  9. In our family we break out all things green and wear them on St. Patrick's Day that is about as far as our traditions go. Oh and those not wearing green will get pinched.

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  10. So happy for spring to be here! We don't celebrate too much... just try to wear some green. :) What a wonderful giveaway!

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  11. Our children construct elaborate leprechaun traps, they find glitter all over (green) and we head out for a nice dinner at our local irish pub.

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  12. Of course, we always wear green... and when my children were small we died the milk green for dinner!

    ~Chris

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  13. We raise our beer glasses and recite an Irish Blessing...here's one we like: May your blessings outnumber
    The shamrocks that grow,
    And may trouble avoid you
    Wherever you go.

    Kelly, Toronto, Canada

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  14. I usually do a St. Pat's Day themed craft with the kids and we eat an Irish inspired dinner. Maybe I'll be able to convince my daughter (an Irish dancer) to do a little jig for us too :)

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  15. We always mash St. Pats day and March Basketball madness together in one giant green basketball celebration....it's fun

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  16. Most of my decendents are from Ireland and I certainly look the part (pale skin, freckles, green eyes and on good days, you can see the reddish tint in my darkening blonde hair)...

    I try to remember to wear green and I did today! I also love to post my favorite Irish Blessing on my FB and it just happens to be the one you have posted here! :o)

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  17. I'd love to enter, and I enjoyed reading that longer version of the Traditional Irish Blessing than I usually see. We wear green - my husband is wearing a very bright green shirt right now!

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  18. We always wear green..of course! and pinch those who don't, LOL!

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  19. We make cabbage rolls. About 300 of them!!! They're a pain but it's fun for everyone to get involved and we talk and laugh. I look forward to it every year.

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  20. I tweedle de dee'd this.

    http://twitter.com/pammie1/status/48424447631294467

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  21. We McElliotts never miss a St Patricks day go by without getting dressed in the green for school and work. Then its off to our very favorite Irish Pub for a little green milk for the kidlets and a few pints of Guiness for the big kids..

    Aye, 'tis a good day to be a Mc!

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  22. We wear green and are going to try corned beef and cabbage this weekend! Happy St. Patrick's day!

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  23. We just basically wear something green, since our family is more of German, Finnish, & Swiss decent. But I should have had some Irish and even a little Italian in me lol!

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  24. we always wear something green, and eat corned beef and cabbage. We're pretty irish around here but no green beer for us!

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  25. Since we live in Notre Dame country St. Patty's Day is quite the celebration. Portions of the river are dyed green. We have large tent parties with bands and a pub crawl through downtown. All served with corned beef and cabbage, a little polish and green beer.

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  26. We stay in to celebrate. I also made a killer Bailey's Irish Creme cake this year!

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  27. Linda In SwitzerlandMarch 17, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    We always wear green, and pinch those who don't! Green beer and really bad Irish accents are a must!

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  28. Cooked Boiled dinner for friends and we all had some green on. Some day Bill and I will get to the Emerald Isle and look up our ancestors. I will facebook the give away as well!

    Thanks for the chance! Casey

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  29. A tradition that I used to follow, but haven't been able to do the past few years, is jello shooters. Of course, the kids love green jello sans the liquor. Hee hee.

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  30. When I was a kid I used to try to hide my green so I would trick people into thinking I wasn't wearing it so I could pinch them 10 times back. Very sneaky.

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  31. I don't know much about st. Patrick day, as I don't have much idea about these traditions, but I have seen so much stuff on different blogs. Please tell us some thing about this day.

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  32. On St. Patricks day, I tie green ribbons around everything - pets included!!!!!!

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  33. Like many here, I wear my favorite color, green!
    ( I'm loving Patricia's jewelry.....)

    ~ Johanna

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  34. That silly little leprechaun always turns our milk green... Found your website via Tippy Stocktons. Have to say that I am in love with how vibrant and bright and beautiful it is!!!

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  35. When my sons were little, I fixed them green eggs and ham. After they grew up and got tired of that, I started a new tradition at my husband's work. He was a police officer, so when he worked on St. Patrick's Day, I would get two or three pots going with the corned beef, add the potatoes about 30 minutes before leaving, and add the cabbage as I was walking out the door. I'd drive to the station and everyone would come in from the field for an Irish feast! What fun to see the men in blue (and eventually green) enjoy a meal like that!

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  36. Our family usually prepares something green for the meal. This year it was supposed to be Key Lime Pie with lime juice straight from Florida....alas, another key ingredient was missing so we scoured the internet and came up with something akin to lemon chess pie, but we put green meringue on top!

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  37. I don't really celebrate, just wear green.

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