lucky banner for st. patrick’s day 2016

Happy Saint Patrick’s day.


I was inspired by the holiday to create this lucky banner.
As I shared here there’s no Irish in our family in any direction (that we are aware of anyway) but I still love to celebrate life!


I created a little vignette on my mother’s secretary hutch to be in the spirit of things.


I would love to say that we’re going to a fun, crazy party but instead we will be attending a meeting for Master M’s Washington DC/NYC trip over spring break and running Miss M back-n-forth to her cheer practice.
Exciting, huh?


I’m not complaining at all!
I love being a mother and having these responsibilities because I am all too aware that our children will be gone and out of the house before I know it.


Master M starts high school next year and I’m already slightly freaking out that he’ll be off to college sooner rather than later.


So right now I find myself very lucky to have these little (not so little anymore) people around me.


That’s why I love little projects like this “lucky us” mini book I created years ago.  (you can see all the pages here).


It’s a little time capsule of a snapshot in time.


sláinte!   cheers!   salud!

sharing @:

wow @ savvy southern style

winter blues @ diy by design

wordless wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl

wake up wednesday @ god’s growing garden

vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva

home & garden @ a delightsome life

syc @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson

diy like a boss @ table&hearth

share your style @ little farmstead

shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage

morning cup of joe @ the cottage market

simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme

friday’s 5 features @ diy vintage chic

pinworthy projects @ just us 4

5 star frou frou @ a tray of bliss

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes

share it one more time @ lilacs & longhorns

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive

sundays at home @ love of home

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home

motivation monday @ making our life better

metamorphis monday @ bewteen naps on the porch

show & share @ coastal charm

mmm @ keeping it simple

the scoop @ stonegable

my uncommon slice of suburbia

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house




  1. Carol Cook says:

    I love so much about this vignette – the torso of the woman, the typewriter and your fun banner.
    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. thanks carol. i just found out your comments have been going into my spam folder so i will be responding to all of them. thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  3. Jann Olson says:

    Mary Jo, your banner is so cute! Is that striped burlap? Love it, and have never seen it before. I also love your Santos doll. Almost ordered one once and changed my mind at the last minute. It was on sale and I’ve regretted it ever since. 🙂 Yes, enjoy those kiddos while you can! Hubby and I miss those days. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. hi jann- yes, i got the burlap at either michael’s or joann’s with the green stripes. i believe they have other colors too. the santos was a birthday gift from some sweet friends. i’m a lucky girl. love her. xo- mj

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