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by: Brenda Mullard

Table of Contents:

1. Luck of the Irish? Or just plain lucky?

2. Welcome New Subscribers

3. What's new? Homemade St. Patricks Day Gift Ideas!

4. Project of The Month

5. Reader Recipes

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1) Luck of the Irish? Or just plain lucky?

I believe lucky begins with an attitude. People aren’t automatically lucky or unlucky. It all starts with the attitude. Expect to win! Sounds simple doesn’t it? When you have the attitude that you WILL win, you keep trying and entering contests to win. Eventually the prizes will start coming to you. If you have the attitude you’re going to lose, you are less likely to try to win and in turn, just won’t.

Trying to get a new job? Apply and interview with the mindset that the job is made for you and it’s all yours. With a positive mindset you'll find yourself less nervous, more confident, and performing better in the interview, making it more likely that you'll actually get a job offer.

“Unlucky” people have as much luck as “lucky” people it’s just how people look at each situation. Lucky people tend to take action on unlucky situations and change the situation or learn from them and make the “unlucky” event better. “Unlucky” people tend to throw in the towel and feel more like a victim rather than figure out how to make the situation positive.

“Lucky” people tend to look at unlucky situations as temporary. “This kind of sucks, but I will get through this.” “Unlucky” people tend to have the attitude of, “Nothing ever good happens to me.”

If you want better luck try new things! Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting new results. Try going to new places, experimenting with different foods, meeting new people, and so on. Everything new that you try is a new opportunity to become luckier. Step out of your comfort zone!

Pay attention!! New opportunities arise all the time. If you’re not paying attention the opportunities pass you by and so does your new found luck!

Work on a positive attitude, change how you look at everyday situations, try new things and pay attention to new opportunities that come your way. Sit back and get ready for your luck to change!

2.Welcome New Subscribers A big welcome goes out to all of my new subscribers! This website wouldn't be worth creating if it weren't for my wonderful valued readers. Thanks for your continued support! I have been receiving some awesome homemade gift ideas from many of you. Keep them coming. Don’t forget to attach pictures along with your instructions.


3)What's new? Homemade St. Patricks Day Gift Ideas are great for those celebrating the green! We have so many great homemade gift ideas on this site!
St. Patrick Day gift ideas are no exception!

Artists and Crafters... WE WANT YOU! Do you like to create homemade gifts or have a crafty hobby others would like to hear about? We want YOU!! Like always, if you try a gift idea from the website or any other, show us pictures and tell us how it all went for you! We all learn from each other.

5) Project Of The Month Check out our project of the month pick for March! Wee Leprechans

4.Looking for reader recipes!

Do you have a great recipe that you would like to share? I know I am always looking for a super yummy recipe to take to the family and friends as homemade gifts. What about a family friendly recipe for a casserole or a yummy batch of cookies? Please send them my way! Here’s another yummy recipe from one of our valued readers!

St. Patrick's Day Popcorn Treat This recipe is a sweet treat for St. Patrick's Day. Perfect to take to a party or simply a treat to share! St. Patrick's Day Popcorn Ingredients 4 quarts popped popcorn (Can use microwave popcorn if you like)

1 C sugar

1/2 C packed brown sugar

1/2 C water

1/2 C light corn syrup

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 C butter

8 to 10 drops green food coloring or a small amount of gel food coloring.

Popcorn Making Instructions

Place popped popcorn in a large roasting pan; keep warm in a 250° oven. Meanwhile, in a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugars, water, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 260° (hard-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Stir in food coloring. Drizzle over warm popcorn and toss to coat. Cool. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. You can also form into popcorn balls when cool enough to handle.

Want to know how to make that traditional meal of Corned Beef and Cabbage? I have a fantastic recipe for you!

I've been trying to add more to my Homemade Gift Ideas Blog as well. Check back often for new ideas, daily thoughts and just great information.

We also have a Discussion Board up and running. We are always looking for your new ideas and want to hear what you have to say!

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