Crafts & DIY · Free Printable

Let’s Have a SHAMROCK HUNT!

I had a completely different post for today….but I stumbled upon this idea and I JUST HAD to get it out there!

One of my friends posted this on Facebook…

The idea is:  We are all going to be practicing social distancing over the next few weeks, so let’s have some fun!

Get outside or GO FOR a FAMILY DRIVE and SHAMROCK HUNT!

All you have to do is put a SHAMROCK in your window on Tuesday , March 17th….

COLOR IT, PAINT IT, CUT IT OUT, Whatever you want!

Put it up in your Window and Walk Around your Neighborhood or Go for a Drive and Find others!  Post Your Pictures when you Find them!

I thought I’d help facilitate it by giving you some ideas!

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Here’s a Blog post with a bunch of ideas gathered together that you see here:

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How about some coloring pages like this one???  CLICK HERE to find A LOT MORE(right click on picture, choose Open Image in new Tab, and you should be able to print it out)

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I can’t wait to do this with my kids!  And HUNT for yours!!!!

Share with your friends and neighbors!

And, We’ll “SEE YOU FROM AFAR”  ON Tuesday!

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The Common Table Prayer: Free Printable

I didn’t forget to post this morning….I was just contemplating what I wanted to say.

I have often been found making jokes over the past week regarding the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation.  I do that.  Call it a coping mechanism…or whatever you want.  It’s how I do life.

I’m not going to get into what I think about whether it’s overblown, not being taken seriously enough, or if my family has enough toilet paper to make it through the next few weeks.  (I do know I have plenty of scrap fabric….so we’ll be good, I think)

If you have questions or concerns, I DO suggest you look to the CDC (they are called the CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL for a reason)  If you want a more personal opinion: see how your friend or family member that is a Health Care Professional is living their life and taking care of their family.  We go about this the same way…all the time.  We go to work, deal with the diseases everyday, and wash our hands a lot.

What I WILL say is this is the first time my husband and I have discussed the spread of disease and germs so thoroughly with our children. (with the exception of when my mom was sick and couldn’t come visit)  We don’t get to protect them from the world around us…the world and it’s problems will find them.  So we make sure we are part of their safe place and sounding board.

As we sat around our dinner table last night….

we discussed what’s happening, and some of the possibilities of what is to come….

and We Prayed.

We prayed the Common Table Prayer and Return Thanks that we do every sit-down meal.  If you’ve prayed this prayer before, it’s likely you rush through and never give it another thought….but I urge you to slow down.

Ponder each line.

It’s so good.

It’s so NEEDED.

And that is why I knew I needed to share this project I made back in July of 2012 with you.  Please feel free to print and use in your own home.  The Super Large Framed version is what’s hanging in our kitchen right

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CIRCA July 17, 2012 from my previous blog:

I have a great idea for some artwork for our Kitchen Dining Area…but I needed to first make the Subway Art Print.

While I was at it, I thought I’d share 🙂  It’s a 4×6 jpeg….but think how fun it would be printed out 2ft. x 3ft.!

The Common Table Prayer:

Black & White

 

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White & Black

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Crafts & DIY · Free Printable

An Irish Blessing: Free Printable or Graphic

I may not be Irish…

 

(Well, I don’t think I am….I haven’t done a 23 and me so, I guess I can’t really be certain)

 

Either way, I have always loved this poem. 

A prayer for you. 

A blessing for your loved ones as you part.

I created this graphic for you to use.  Free of charge. 

You pay print it, share it….whatever you’d like.

 

***I may have also made a bonus graphic for my email subscribers too. 😉 I’m just so thankful you’re all here!***

🍀Irish Blessing for You 🍀