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We are getting down to the wire here, with just a little over a week before Christmas. It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be. With online shopping, you can find some really great items she'll love, and ones that  don't cost a fortune either.

Etsy can be a great place to find something beautiful and unique. Some items on Etsy have a longer processing time, but some, particularly the jewelry and candle shops, tend to have things ready-made. Thus you're bound to find some very beautiful and unique gifts. You just have to check the deadline for Christmas in each shop's announcements. Some will even work with you on rush orders, so it never hurts to ask! Pictured above: Chevron Kite Dangle EarringsModern Chevron Kite Laser Cut Earrings



First up on today's gift guide for women is a jewelry shop on Etsy calledLucky Tree Studio. At Lucky Tree, you can find gorgeous, one of a kind bamboo jewelry. With intricate laser-cut designs, this isn&#…

Our Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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I've done a few St. Patrick's Day recipe round ups over the years, and they always go crazy right about now, naturally, particularly the green-colored dessert posts. Though I have quite a few more, from Bailey's Irish Cream desserts to a few St. Patrick's Day dinner menus. If you need to plan a St. Patrick's Day feast this week, all you need are these yummy recipe guides. Pictured: Shamrock Cut-Out Cupcakes by Glorious Treats


1. Green-Colored Desserts for St. Patrick's Day
This particular post gets the most hits out of all of my St. Patrick's day guides, mostly thanks to the Green Candied Popcorn by Skip to My Lou. It's been repinned tens of thousands of times. Clearly people love that popcorn. Pictured: St. Patrick's Day Cake from Twig and Thistle

http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2009/03/dark-chocolate-creme-de-menthe-cupcakes.html

2. 25 Green-Colored Desserts for St. Patrick's Day
This is another great round up of green-colored desserts, like chocolate-mint cupcakes, green velvet cheesecake, and many others. Pictured: Dark Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cupcakes by Love & Olive Oil

http://www.krisztinawilliams.com/2012/03/baileys-irish-cream-desserts.html

3. Bailey's Irish Cream Desserts
For something more grown-up (and delicious) skip the green desserts for something flavored with Bailey's Irish Cream, like Irish Cream Cupcakes or Bailey's Pistachio Fudge. Yum! Pictured: Baileys Irish Cream Cookies by The Buttercream Blondie

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4. Shamrock-Shaped Party Food
The more obvious choice for St. Patrick's Day party food focuses not only on the color green but also  on incorporating the clover shape. I totally love this idea, because anyone (regardless of time or cooking skills) can easily make something like the shamrock ships with a simple clover cookie cutterPictured: Shamrock Chips with Dip by Zakka Life

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2014/03/13/shepherds-pie/

5. Traditional Irish Dinner Menu on a Budget
This is one of my personal favorites on the blog, because it features more traditional Irish dishes, like Shepherd's Pie, Irish Soda Bread, and a yummy Irish Apple Cake. Pictured: Shepherd's Pie via The Brown Eyed Baker / recipe originally from The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews

When in doubt, just make corned-beef brisket and drink some green beer. Happy St. Patrick's Day!



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  1. Now I'm hungry! Can you believe I have never had shepherd's pie? It always looks so good too. Totally need to try it.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I definitely want to try it. It looks so good!

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  2. My mother made shepherd's pie more often, but always for today it would have been Irish stew.

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  3. Awesome recipes! Thank you for sharing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  4. Wow! Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  5. These are all such fabulous looking recipes! The ombre cake is so impressive. Miranda xxx http://mirandasnotebook.com/

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    1. Definitely one of my favorites. It's such a pretty cake!

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  6. These look like amazing St. Patty recipes! Something for me to consider for next year!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  7. All of the desserts look delicious...and shepherd's pie is one of my favorites!

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