New Year’s Traditions

Not everyone gathers to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve…I don’t know why I thought it would be that way. Marie Clare Magazine had an article about rituals from around the world. Here are a few different traditions from around the world that I thought were pretty interesting.

What do you do on New Year’s Eve?

Mexico: Women put on new panties in one of two colors to symbolize their hopes for the coming year – Red for Love or Yellow for Money.

Belarus: Single women compete in unusual games, such as lining up piles of corn  and seeing whose kernels a rooster chooses first. The winner is considered the most likely to marry in the new year.

Japan: They throw a bonekai (or “forget-the-year” party), where bosses let employees get more relaxed than usual in the workplace.

Rio de Janeiro: Crowds father at the beach to throw flowers into the ocean at midnight.

Phillipines: Women wear polka dots. The roundness reminds them of coins and wealth.

Ecuador: They burn photos and scarecrows to destroy bad memories from the last 12 months.

Denmark: Friends smash dishes on each other’s doorsteps – those who end up with the most broken plates are believed to have the most loyal friends.

*Article found in Marie Clare Magazine.

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A Few Things to Help With New Years Resolutions

Most of us have the same resolutions every year…and I’m pretty sure every one of these below are on my list. The trouble is keeping them right? Well, Daily Candy and Opensky.com, has decided to help all of us out a bit. Here are some things to help keep your resolutions

1. Catch some more Z’s

Sleep is definitely not overrated. The Sleep Well collection at Opensky.com has everything from heat-transferring sheets to gel pillows to Relaxation Stress Rememdies to help get you to sleep every night in 2013!

2. Lose the Jiggle

Are you over the treadmill? Try a new video or workout set from Opensky’s Get Fit Collection. You can workout straight from home without having the hassel of the gym crowds on January!  Some fab workout clothes or new shoes might help a little too 🙂 

3. Green your Routine

Juicers, Detox Cleanses, and reusable produce bags…decide which is your best fit with these eco-friendly finds from the Live Green-er Collection. Lots of exercise, healthy foods, and no chemicals for me please! 

4. Kill the Clutter

Make room for more important things, by getting clutter out of the way! Organize your Life with any of Opensky’s helpful products for storing and cleaning!

5. Just Chill

Refresh, recharge, and reboot with with the Spa at Home! Give yourself a little bit more attention and avoid stress! Microdermabrasion kits, bath crystals, sugar scrubs, and more will help you take care of yourself!

*ideas from The Daily Candy

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Are you having a bad day?

Well here are 19 people who are having a worse day than you…

A friend sent this to me the other day and I laughed and laughed. Definitely made me feel a little bit better! Hope it cheers any of you up that maybe aren’t having a fabulous day 🙂

Enjoy!

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