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…



Rainbow Trout Baked in Foil With Tomatoes, Herbs and Spices

New York Times Rainbow trout in foil

I’ve been working hard to not let our crazy after school schedule get in the way of healthy dinners. I’m on the look out for stuff I can prepare quickly earlier in the day and then pop in the oven for a fast and awesome meal when we get home. My kids have recently fallen in love with fish so this foil-baked rainbow trout, basically the perfect easy fish recipe, is our new favorite quick healthy dinner.

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Grapefruit & Rosemary Beer Cocktail

Grapefruit and Rosemary Beer CocktailI have spent the last week packing up for a big migration to the Pacific Northwest. Although the sunny skies of LA have been a treat, I’m looking forward to being surrounded by stunning shades of green. The other day was especially grueling, so Grant brought home a case of IPAs. He is a beer drinker, and I lean more towards cocktails, so we melded them together to make this refreshing Grapefruit & Rosemary Beer Cocktail. Needless to say, this tasty libation has made packing a whole lot easier.

Learn how to make a Grapefruit & Rosemary Beer Cocktail after the jump…



St. Patrick’s Day DIY Inspiration & Tutorials

toilet paper roll four leaf clover shamrock stamp Have fun making these super simple and fun lucky clover stamps from TP rolls with your kiddos. Lucky Day! DIY Four Leaf Clover Stamps from Toilet Paper Rolls.

Sew up some super simple treat pouches with our tutorial for Last Minute St Patrick’s Day Treats w/ free printables!
Last Minute St. Patrick's Day Treats

All you need is a Guinness and a microwave to make our 3 Minute Microwave Guinness Chocolate Cake in a Mug Recipe. Yum.

Make delicious and fun Irish-pride pretzels with our recipe and tutorial for Celtic Knot Pretzels.
Celtic Knot Pretzel Recipe

Learn everything you could ever want to know about beautiful Irish Dance Dresses from our resident professional Irish dancer, Colleen.

Make 4-leaf clover cookies and learn the trick to Camouflage Lumpy Icing

Then congratulate yourself on a holiday well-celebrated with our famous Irish Mule Cocktail Recipe.

Jacinda, Colleen, and I hope you get lucky this year!