It’s March! (Oh, thank you Jeevus February is over). And, along with spring and the slow return of green is the time for the wearin’ o’ the green! The time everyone becomes just a bit Irish, even if only for a few hours in a pub drinking green beer (note: I have never consumed a green beer, in my opinion there is absolutely nothing Irish about that.)
Though like many Americans, I am a combo order of heritages with a side of who knows what: which for me includes Swedish and Cherokee Indian and Lithuanian… it’s the Irish in me that sticks out a bit. In high school I worked at a little Irish import store at my local mall, and I can’t tell you how many people thought I hailed from Erin herself. The family that owned the store all came from Ireland, and I may have had a bit of fun copying their accent while on the job – hey, it helped me sell more stuff!
Speaking of stuff -Irish related stuff – for the next 17 days I will share one item each day with you that puts me in the St. Patrick’s Day state of mind.
We’ll start with something simple: an item that has absolutely nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick’s day except for the fact that it reminds me of a Shamrock Shake – which comes out in March, and of which I only allow myself one each year. Many times I have held out buying my 1 as a way to draw out the anticipation – until I’m too late and they are gone til next year. That won’t be a problem this year…I got my one time fix last Friday night. My problem now will be sticking to my one a year rule.
Anyways, if you like Shamrock Shakes, or if you see a Girl Scout and instantly imagine Thin Mints chilling in your freezer – then you will love this: The Mint Chocolate candle from Bath & Body Works.
All I can say is it’s a good thing you can’t gain weight from smelling something. It smells freakin’ awesome.
See you tomorrow for some sweet jewelry from Etsy that I just adore. If you have an Irish Dancer in your life, you’ll want to check it out.