Friday Favorites: St. Patrick’s Day

Happy Friday, friends! Did you all survive the week okay with the time change? We did…barely. Bedtime has been a struggle this week, to say the least. As I type this it is way too early and I have a toddler screaming for bacon cheddar seasoning for his goldfish crackers, if that tells you anything. I am super excited for the weekend, even though we don’t have any big plans. We are 0% Irish, so the extent of our celebrations will likely be Mike and I enjoying a kids free dinner, but I’ll take it 😉 Some Friday favorites to kick off the week are below, so keep on reading!

New Sunglasses

If you have never heard of DIFF sunglasses, you are missing out. I have honestly always been a ‘cheap’ sunglasses girl. But the second I put on my first pair of DIFF sunnies, I knew what they hype was about. They have polarized lenses, and are seriously the most amazing quality. They just feel like they are well made. The pair pictured are the Becky frames in black; but the gold flash color is seriously SO pretty as well. I can say these are 100% worth the price. And all of next week DIFF has an AMAZING sale that will be happening, so if you have thought about snagging a pair, it is the perfect time to do so. And last but not least, I may or may not be hosting a giveaway with DIFF over on my Instagram on Monday, so be sure to head over to enter! 😉

Sunglasses c/o // Jacket (old, similar here, here) // Tunic

Baby Shower

A definite Friday Favorite this week was my party post! I was SO excited to share all of the details from the Spring Chick Baby Shower I threw for my sister-in-law a few weeks ago. I think the cake setup was possibly my favorite thing ever. Those fuzzy little chicks made it just perfect! Whenever I host a shower, I love to try and buy decor that could be reused. So I got personalized wall signs and made a fabric banner and I am just thrilled that these items can be used in baby girl’s nursery. It is so much fun to see the items live on once the party has ended!

Dress Guide

One of my absolute favorite things about spring is all of the pretty new dresses that hit the racks. I rounded up my five favorite styles, and have tons of adorable (and affordable!) options that I shared. Be sure to check it out if you are looking for an Easter dress, or something pretty for an upcoming wedding!

Banana Boat Chicken

I don’t have any photos, because in all honesty this meal can get messy to make and is kind of time consuming. By the time we served it up earlier this week, I had some hangry kiddos and snapping photos just wasn’t a priority 😉 But years ago, we went to a restaurant in Minneapolis that has a menu item called banana boat chicken, and I found a recipe online that looks like it was actually shared by the chef! It is absolutely delicious, like every time I have made it and take that first bite I can’t get over just how good it actually is. The cream sauce is what makes the entire dish. We serve it over rice with a side of sauteed peppers. If you are feeling adventurous and want the best chicken ever, this is it.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Like I said, we aren’t Irish, and as our boys get older, I am sure we will get into fun holidays a bit more. But for now they don’t really understand. However, I would love to have a fun craft or two for us to do on Saturday. I am thinking they would LOVE this slime, and we already have Oreos in our house, so these cute dipped cookies would be super easy to pull together. And I love that this rainbow craft involves no paint or messy items, and I am positive Jackson would be in LOVE with the idea! Do any of you have fun and easy craft ideas for St. Patrick’s Day?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Is it feeling like spring where you are yet!? We are still covered in snow and it is pretty cold, but at this point in the year temps in the forties and a little bit of sunshine are enough to help us start getting over our cabin fever. We may even brave the park and an iced coffee with these toasty temps 😉

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    March 16, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I just clicked over to your baby shower post and all the details of the shower look great. You did a wonderful job!

    • Reply
      Mackensey
      March 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you so much! It was fun to host and I loved that it ended up being something unique and a theme I really hadn’t seen before!

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