Leprechaun Tricks

'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"

Lucky Leprechaun Gardens

With a quick stop at Home Depot and the craft store, you can make your own leprechaun garden. Add a chairs for the lucky fellow to sit in, and you … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shamrock Pancakes

Surprise your little ones this St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrocks for breakfast. If they ask why they are green, tell them the leprechauns must have messed with the ingredients.   … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chasing Rainbows

Everyone knows Leprechauns love rainbows. That’s where they hide their gold. Hide some golden coins in Rainbow Rocks for your child to discover on St. Patrick’s Day.  All you need … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Irish Soda Bread, Two Ways

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. We made our favorite Irish Soda bread recipe, tried a new recipe, and had fun with the resulting taste test. The best part? The … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2014

March, 2014. Our 5th year trying to catch the leprechauns. Actually, we’re kind of over the whole trap thing. We knew they were back when we found a new colorful … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leprechaun Traps, 2012

The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day season was very involved. I ended up with over 160 images, which is  why I ended up writing an ebook about it. It was too … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 version of Leprechaun mischief. By now, if you know us, you know we are big fans of St. Patrick’s Day. This is our fourth year of … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Leprechaun Tricks, 2011

It was that time of year again. Nearly March. Leprechaun season.One the last day of February, Isabella decided to make a leprechaun trap. Her plans…. and the first attempt. And … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2010

Each year the Irish in us comes out. Big time. In March of 2010, Isabella and Luca put their Irish roots to good work. They almost caught a leprechaun. A … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Our St. Patrick’s Day eBooks!

Yipee! Our ebooks for ipads are now available in iTunes. Only 99¢ each! Go to the iTunes store and search for “Aucello.” Want to learn about leprechaun traps and tricks? Check … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Elf on the Shelf, 2014

Our Elf on the Shelf days have begun again!

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Elf on the Shelf, 2013

It’s that time of year again! Jack and Julia appeared on Thanksgiving morning, right on schedule. They had the remote in hand and a list of things to look for … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Elf on the Shelf, 2012

Jack and Julia have been at it again. Follow their 2012 adventures! Here’s how it all started… Happy Thanksgiving! Our elves Jack and Julia have been waiting MONTHS for the … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Elf on the Shelf, 2011

They’re BAAAaaaack….. The Elves on our Shelves have returned! Right. After. Thanksgiving.Who could wait? The first morning our elves Jack and Julia brought some cute new placemats. Day 2 saw … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Elf on the Shelf, 2010

The Elves on our Shelves In 2009 we received our very first elf. We named him Jack and enjoyed seeing where he’d pop up each morning. This year he brought … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why “Paying It Forward” really works

I talk about Paying It Forward with the kids all the time and even wrote a blog about it. I did it accidentally last week – here’s the short version: … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gnome Catapult

Make your own Gnome Catapult using objects you just might have at home. Ready, aim, fire! This was one of the first crafts I pinned on Pinterest over a year … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment