Join Me for 17 Days of Green

For the past two years, I’ve been doing my own 17 Days of Green non-meme from March 1st through March 17th, which is St. Patrick’s Day. Green is my favorite color. We love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in this family as, while I am a large part Polish, I’m also a bunch of Irish too.

It’s been fun for me for the past few years, doing my own little meme, so I thought I’d invite you to participate.

The best part? You can participate however you want, in whatever way 17 Days of Green means to you.

You can wear green for 17 days straight.

66.365 - The Girl in the Green Skirt
2010, Day 7

To be honest, I could probably go for well over a month — or two — without repeating any pieces of green clothing. But you can repeat if you want; I will as certain things don’t fit right now. And it doesn’t have to be green from head to toe. A necklace, some socks, a pair of shoes, a belt. (Of note: I don’t have a green belt. I should remedy this!) Just wear it. Fierce-like.

Or you could photograph something green for 17 days.

I'd Be Grumpier2011, Day 6

Find something green in your day — like lily sprouts in the snow. There’s lots of greening in the first 17 days of March (or so we hope), so it’s pretty easy to do. St. Patrick’s Day decorations count. The whole photo doesn’t have to be green; like mine above, just finding a bit of green in the midst of other color is a great little challenge.

Or you could do something green every day. I don’t know what all that entails for you, but as an idea, Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd.

61.365 - Green Eggs and Ham
2010, Green Eggs and Ham, yo!

Other “doing” ideas: paint with green, play with green play-doh, green fingernails, buy a green balloon and carry it around all day, plant a tree (dual “green” message there) and on and on and on.

And, of course, you can bake something green every day.

Green Cupcakes
2010, Key lime cupcakes, recipe here.

I don’t know what you could bake every day for 17 days. Cupcakes. Cookies. Pies. Cakes. Muffins. That’s a lot of green. Throw some spinach in some muffins? Go for it.

I’ll be wearing green for 17 days, finishing off with a crazy outfit in Pittsburgh for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities on the 17th. I’m hoping to blog my greenery every day as a fun way to kick myself back into blogging in my own space, in my own voice. We’ll see though. I’ll also be on Instagram with #17daysofgreen, so be sure to tag if you’re playing there too!

Whether or not you participate in 17 Days of Green, I hope you enjoy following along. It may not be easy being green, but it sure is fun.

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