Irish Snakebite Beer Cocktail

Irish Snakebite Beer Cocktail (4 of 4)Last week for Pretty Prudent happy hour we enjoyed a delicious Grapefruit and Rosemary Beer Cocktail. We thought we’d keep with the same theme, but put an Irish twist on things since St. Patrick’s Day is just a hop, skip, and jig away. The Snakebite Beer Cocktail is a popular drink in Ireland and the United Kingdom, so popular (and tasty) in fact that it has been banned from many pubs. When I was going to school in Ireland I would ask for them, but was denied more often than not. Today we are bringing them back with this insanely easy recipe.

Learn how to make an Irish Snakebite after the jump…

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Your Get Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Gift Guide

Your Get Lucky St. Patrick's Day Gift GuideSince I was an Irish dancer for about twelve years of my life, St. Patrick’s Day has always been a major holiday in my book. It usually consisted of dancing show after show all day long and then on through the weekend. I haven’t performed in years, but I still celebrate my Irish heritage with parties and lots of gold and green.

Bring a bit of the luck o’ the Irish into your style and decor with Your Get Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Gift Guide. Add a handmade touch with our round-up of St. Patrick’s Day DIY Inspiration and Tutorials.

Get the complete St. Patrick’s Day Gift Guide after the jump…

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How to Make a British Phone Booth from a Cardboard Box


This post is sponsored and inspired by VTech.

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Our big girls Scarlet and Clare (almost 7 & 8 years old, can you believe it?) don’t get to see each other often so they love to catch up on the phone. Having a land line and an affordable and durable cordless phone from VTech gives them the independence to give each other a call “just because” without their moms hovering over them waiting to retrieve their cell phones. Ugh, aren’t moms soooo annoying?

Cardboard box phonebooth

Clare loves to chat with Scarlet and plot their next rendezvous from her new cozy DIY phone booth. Maybe they can convince their moms to take them on a girls’ meet-up in London! Don’t doubt them, these girls are very convincing. And if not, they can enjoy the charm of England at home with a DIY cardboard British phone booth made from a wardrobe box. (more…)

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Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on Pretty Prudent

Can you tell from last week’s bright orange fabric and this week’s new pink fabric that we are itching for spring? Monaluna for Birch Organic Fabrics, Circa 52, Tree Stripes Pink is so darling I can’t even handle it. I just want to sew up spring dresses with this cute print. The Mini Mod Dress and Snappy Toddler Dress are two of my favorites, so I think I’ll start there. What sewing plans do you have for this spring?

Enter for the chance to win one yard of Monaluna for Birch Organic Fabrics, Circa 52, Tree Stripes Pink, and find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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