I have a love for St. Patrick's day. I do. Like, a lot.
Let me put this in perspective for you. I've always wished I were Irish. The Irish (not to stereotype, but, well, stereotypically) get to be full of spit and vigor, wild and free, love a good fight and a good time. Plus, they have awesome freckles.
Man, some people just have it all.
My family, although there is some Irish in there, is mostly a diluted mix of everything, with a dash of some more. Not a whole lot of heritage to hold on to. But I'm pretty sure there's Irish on both sides. And my middle name is spelled in the Gaelic fashion, and I have a Claddagh ring. Which makes me more Irish than anything else, as I see it.
I love to celebrate Saint Pattie's day. I'll wear green, make some traditional foodstuffs, and then there's the most important part: the music.
If I love Saint Patrick's day, I LOVELoveLove Irish Pub Rock music. Flogging Molly's, Dropkick Murphy's, I just feel so alive when I listen to it! This morning, while I re-screened every window in our house (We have 18 windows. Have I mentioned that?) I listened to Pandora's Irish Pub Rock station. I had to thumbs-down a few songs, because they can get a little explicit, but mostly it was wonderful. I was a'jumpin' and a'clappin', singing along and putting in screens in my own little Irish celebration.
So, to celebrate this lovely day, and perhaps bestow upon you a little luck-o-the-Irish, I've got a giveaway for you! Let me warn you: it's not green. I realize that's an oversight on my part. But, eh, what can you do?
It's the prototype for a snazzy little duffle bag that I mentioned a while ago. Just got one up in the shop, so now I can post this one to give away to you! It measures 18x8x8 inches, fits as a carry-on for most major airlines, and is terribly terribly cute. Handles are reinforced, zipper is high-quality metal, and did I mention it's super cute? See the Etsy listing for more information!
How to Enter (One entry for each task! Up to 5 entries!)
Task 1 - Check out my shop, come back here, and leave a comment telling me your favorite item
Task 2 - Check out my Pinterest Handbags Board, comment on your favorite item, come back here and leave a comment saying you did that
Task 3 - "Follow" my Pinterest Handbags Board, then comment here saying you did so
Task 4 - Pin an item from my shop, then comment here with the link
Task 5 - Leave me a comment on here telling me your favorite thing about Saint Pattie's day
Giveaway will close on Tuesday, March 20th, at 11:59 PM.
Winner announced Wednesday!
And now, for your listening pleasure, The Money Hams playing one of my all time favorite Irish songs, The Moonshiner.
Best of luck to you!