I have never been one to get super into holidays. I always loved Christmas decorating but that's about the extent of it. Now that I have my own place, I'm starting to get a lot more interested. Then I realized that seasonal decorations are expensive unless you buy them post holiday and save them for next year.
So I thought, hey I have a ton of scrapbook paper, glue, and scissors. I'll just make my own! Except I'm always missing something that I need. So then I may put up a few things here and there but it can hardly be called decorating for the holiday.
I will gladly bake up 10 different desserts that are holiday themed without even thinking twice about it. I always have the supplies on hand because I am obsessed with baking. Sometimes I don't even bake because I want the dessert, I just do it to do something. That's when friends get lovely little presents. Let's be honest here, if I kept all of the things around that I baked we would either be morbidly obese or a lot of food would go to waste.
Yesterday was one of those it sounds like a good time to bake days so I started browsing my Pinterest boards. Then I realized I overpinned Valentine's treats and not really any other holiday. Well, shoot.. So I pull out the basic desserts we like to have and get started with those. M could eat brownies every day of his life (I even vowed to make him brownies constantly on our wedding day) so those were a must. I also wanted to use some food coloring because I love changing the color of things just for fun. I love cake but it's not very quick to eat so cupcakes are another favorite!
Since St. Patty's day is the closest holiday, I figured I'd go for the green. Green, vanilla cupcakes and brownies with mint pieces fulfilled my urge for a holiday that I never celebrate. Sorry Irish friends, it's just not very high on my list of importance!
I wrote up a few cards for the friends I'd be delivering goodies to later on. Decided I still had a little too much energy so I crafted some pretties to put on for decoration. Productive procrastination is never bad, right?
How do you celebrate St. Patty's day?