My St. Patrick’s Day Tree. Who Says Trees are Just for Christmas?

Did you know that immediately after Christmas, artificial trees go on sale for up to 80% off? So make plans this December to go out shopping a couple of days after Christmas to snag a mini tree. Or two. Or five, like I once did. Since St. Patrick’s Day is my 2nd favorite holiday, this year I created a mini St Patrick’s Day tree. Being more Irish than any other ancestry, I love St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday makes me feel closer to my people across the pond.

Make Your Own Hogwarts House Pajamas

I am a Ravenclaw living with two Slytherins. I am also a stickler for personality tests. I am pretty sure I end up taking a new one every week. I strongly believe that everyone, no matter how old they are, should at least take the Myers-Briggs test. You’ll learn so much about yourself from that test. Second to the Myers-Briggs, my favorite personality test is the Hogwarts house sorter at As silly as it sounds, it really is an insightful quiz. It will reveal which of the four houses you belong in, but it also tells you a ton about what type of personality you have.

Free Printable 14-Month Hobbit Calendar

This free printable calendar displays the silhouettes of all 13 Dwarves (Thorin Oakenshield, Fíli, Kíli, Oin, Gloin, Balin, Dwalin, Ori, Dori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur) and their companion, Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit. It covers January 2017 to February 2018 and each month is on a different page.

Christmas in Scotland

Scotland is near and dear to my heart, since in a very close second to Irish, my genealogy is mostly Scottish. I have a Clans of Scotland poster on my wall and a blanket of one of my ancestral tartans. How glorious would it be to spend Christmas in Scotland! …