St. Patrick’s Day entertaining.

Fact: Green is definitely my favorite color (chartreuse to be exact), so naturally, I think St. Patrick’s Day and I have something in common. BUT that’s about it. I’m not a huge beer drinking (anymore, at least) and even after all my attempts, I still haven’t won the lotto, a raffle, or anything in between. Nevertheless, I still love to get into the holiday spirit, especially if there is some sort of crafting involved, clearly. If you plan on hosting a St. Patty’s Day shindig, this is by far the easiest thing you can make to ensure none of your guests get pinched. And it’s a pretty sweet way to add some entertainment decor to get the party in the spirit. Because everyone loves a four leaf clover!

What you’ll need: Different shades of green felt, scissors, a pen and straws. Brace yourself, that’s it.

Directions: Cut your felt into 2×2 inch squares. Fold them in half and draw the Letter B (it doesn’t have to be exact). Then cut around the letter – this should start to remind you of making perfectly symmetrical hearts in grade school. Cut a small hole in the middle, place on the staw and enjoy your elementary grade DIY! So easy and so cute!

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V-day dessert run.

I don’t mean to alarm you, but Valentine’s Day is technically less than 6 hours away, which means if you haven’t decided on what to do/make/eat yet, your other half might go running for the hills (well, let’s hope not). In order to save you from a potential doomsday, I’ve picked out a few of my absolutely favorite desserts in Austin, that really keep me and my taste buds happy. Hopefully they can do the same for you and yours this V-day. Don’t live in the Austin area? Have no fear, take a peak below at some DIY treats for you and your boo.

1. No surprise here. This first stop takes you to heaven and back; Gourdough’s donuts. I personally recommend the trailer over the brick and mortar (unless you’re craving the whole meal AKA a burger with a donut bun). The line may be around the block but it’s totally worth the wait. Still to this day, the Granny’s Pie donut is my #1 favorite bite in all of Austin. Trust me, these lips don’t lie.  gourdoughs

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