Good Type Tuesday | Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Ireland St. Patrick's Day Hand Lettering | Christen AlloccoI can smell the corned beef and cabbage simmering in my crock pot and I want it righhhhttt nooowww. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I’m barely even Irish, but for as long as I can remember, my family busts out the green and my mom cooks a delightful Irish American meal (do they even eat corned beef in Ireland?). Meanwhile, my 100% Italian father laughs at all the Irish hub bub, but I think he secretly enjoys it.

Happy St. Patrick's Day Hand Lettering Work in Progress | Christen Allocco

This is my first year making corned beef and cabbage on my own. So far, I don’t think it’s a disaster*. While I’m making the entree for the first time, I ALWAYS make Irish Soda Bread. It still baffles me, but I make it every year and share it with friends who never seem to enjoy it as much as I do. I have already eaten about 1/3 of a loaf. Today. The bread hasn’t even been in my kitchen for 7 hours yet. It’s that good. But I bring it to every St. Patrick’s Day party I go to and I’m the only one who eats it. I don’t understand people.

Anyway, this year I am hosting a little Irish celebration in my lovely abode. I even made centerpieces–getting fancy now. I found it only appropriate that today’s Good Type Tuesday reflect my 7% Irish blood with a shoutout to the motherland. I went back and forth on whether I should be festive and add green to this little guy. I almost immediately regretted the decision because my green pen only worked if I held it completely upright, so that was fun. Ultimately, I’m glad I added the green, it gives the word a little oomph. Ireland is actually next on my international travel list. It seems like everyone and their mom is going and the pictures are just so dang breathtaking. So everyone, please pay me to make your logo so I can spend the money on a trip to Ireland. I’ll bring you back a key chain.


*Post St. Patrick’s Day Food Coma Update: 200% success. Just enough meat, the flavors were spot on and the company was superb. I added an extra 100% because I was just so ambitious and made twice as many veggies as I needed. St. Paddy’s leftovers all dayyy, son.