First Stop, Ireland, Then Scotland

Meg and I are predominately Irish and Scottish and it has always been a dream of mine to return to our homeland. Stephen and I are planning a trip to Europe and two of the destinations I’m most looking forward to visiting happen to be home to leprechauns and bagpipes…ab5d0fc831df022de77c44b73dfb76e3The Rock of Cashel, Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland869add1eaa451bef63957335dc534d4f


Have you been to Ireland or Scotland? I’d love your recommendations!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter our His and Her’s giveaway! You’ll have until Sunday night to enter!


A Valentine’s Day – His and Her – Giveaway

I know it’s still January, but news flash: Valentine’s Day is TWO WEEKS from Saturday! Say, what?! It’s true. And because we adore Valentine’s Day around here, we are going to get this ball rolling with a giveaway for guys and gals from none other than The Bearded Bowtie and Kismet Collection by AM. They are each giving away one awesome item from their shops that you can give to not only your significant other, but also (or instead) to your mom, dad, sister, brother, best friend, etc. Heck you can give it to yourself for Valentine’s Day because you rock, and you deserve it. Let’s get crackin’, shall we…


The Bearded Bowtie is giving away one of his stellar cigar box lamps. There are about 15 different styles of boxes and 5 different types of vintage light bulbs and they are ALL interchangeable! Meaning, you can pick whatever box is your favorite with whatever bulb is your favorite. You can check them all out in his Etsy shop.

*Also, for a limited time only, The Bearded Bowtie is lowering the price of the lamps from $65.00 to $50.00 in his shop and they’re moving fast, so if you know for sure you want a certain one – jump on it! AND if you are the winner, he has agreed to refund you so you can still get your prize for free! Sounds like a deal to me!







In addition to winning one of the cigar box lamps, you will get a custom metal stamped necklace from Kismet Collection by AM! These might be my favorite necklaces from Allison’s line (okay they’re all my favorite, whatever, she makes the coolest stuff). You can have pretty much anything that tickles your fancy stamped into the gold metal plate. The most common choices are dates, initials, and names, but the sky’s the limit.




What do you think? The coolest, right?!


1. Follow @twoleafclover + @beardedbowtie + @kismetcollectionbyam on Instagram

2. Leave a comment below telling us either what you’d have your custom metal stamped necklace say or what you’d use the secret storage in your cigar box lamp for, or both!

That’s it! So easy, yes? You have until 10:00 pm on (Superbowl!) Sunday night, 2/1 to enter. A winner will be selected at random and announced on the blog Monday morning! Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.


It’s Game Time

The Super Bowl is upon us! Whether you’re hosting this Sunday or viewing the big game at a friend’s place, odds are you’ll be preparing some sort of snack prior to kick off. Here are a few recipes that would be the perfect pairing for Sunday’s festivities…superbowl

  1. Brownie Burgers
  2. Buffalo Wings
  3. Fully Loaded Nachos
  4. Charcuterie By Me
  5. Pepperoni Puffs
  6. Jazzed Up Popcorn
  7. Spinach Artichoke Dip
  8. Snap Crackle Pop
  9. Football Sugar Cookies

Are your rooting for the Patriots or the defending champion Seahawks?