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Mini Clear Jigsaw Puzzle Now In My Shop!

A while back my husband expressed an interest in designing items for my shop. He’s done quite a few wooden toys and display pieces for me over the years, but he wanted to branch out a little bit. So far he’s designed a ton of new pieces (that will be added to the shop soon) and this is the first one that we’ve officially added. New Product Alert! The first one he’s chosen to post is a completely clear jigsaw puzzle. That’s right! There is no image engraved into the clear plastic puzzle. So you’ll have to rely on your

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
History & Trivia

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, The History Behind The Traditions

When I was a kid I spent days building the perfect trap for a leprechaun. I checked out every book on magical creatures and mythology I could find, just so I could try and find the perfect bait. The night before St. Patrick’s Day I carefully set my trap and bait it with whatever I thought would be best that year. The next morning I’d find my trap sprung and hoping for a Leprechaun I would lift the lid, only to find a handful of chocolate coins and a “better luck next time” note. I also remember preparing my outfit

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Blue For St. Patrick's Day?
History & Trivia

Blue For St. Patrick’s Day?

In my previous post about the colors around Saint Patrick’s Day, Why Do We Wear Green For St. Patrick’s Day?, I briefly mentioned that one of the original colors associated with Saint Patrick was blue. That’s right, we could all be wearing Saint Patrick’s Blue instead of vibrant shades of green to celebrate the 17th of March. What Is Saint Patrick’s Blue? St. Patrick’s Blue is actually several shades of blue, unlike most other colors where the name refers to a single shade. The color blue began to be associated with Saint Patrick in the 1780’s when the Anglo-Irish “Order

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Why Do We Wear Green For St. Patrick's Day?
History & Trivia

Why Do We Wear Green For St. Patrick’s Day?

Every year on March 17th people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by wearing their greenest apparel. As someone with a form of colorblindness, I am always interested to learn about colors, especially ones that I can’t really see. So I took it upon myself to dig into the history of the color green and why it ended becoming synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. Turns out there are several other colors that came first. If you would like to read about the history of the color green, check out this related blog post A Brief History Of The Color

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A Brief History Of St. Patrick's Day
History & Trivia

A Brief History Of St. Patrick’s Day

It’s that time of year again, the time when green is everywhere. Yep, you guessed it it’s time for St. Patrick’s Day.  As a kid I never wondered why we celebrated this particular holiday. When I got a little older I took the opportunity to look into the origins and history of the holiday. Now with my craft based business, I find myself interested in the history of the color green. I have amassed a plethora of information, so to help keep things organized I’ll be breaking it into several smaller posts.  A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day Why

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