In true southern style, we will reign in the new year with some black eyed peas. For those of you who are not from the south, or have never heard of the New Year's tradition of serving black eyed peas, eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day is supposed to bring good luck for the year. So with New Year's Day tomorrow, head on over to your local market to secure some black eyed peas for a tasty new tradition that the family will love. The idea of eating black eyed peas may not sound all that ... Continue Reading
Bring good luck and good fortune to your New Year’s table with one of these black eyed peas recipes.
Make the resolution to make this next year a great one for your relationship.
At the end of every year, we begin thinking about how to improve ourselves in the upcoming twelve months. We make plans for starting the New Year in a positive and productive way, which is good, but how often do we apply this to our relationships? Here are some ways to give your relationship a boost and make 2013 your best year yet. Get Healthy Together It’s so much easier to eat better, start working out or give up a bad habit (like smoking) when you have support. For example, if ... Continue Reading
Five steps toward making New Year’s resolutions and sticking to them this year.
Every year millions of people start off the new year with at least one resolution, or commitment toward better change in their lives. It could be losing weight, quitting smoking, taking up a new hobby , going to the gym, starting a long-put-off project or doing a daily random act of kindness. Unfortunately, just as many people give up their resolution while still snow on the ground. Still others don't even make resolutions for fear of not sticking with them as they've done in the ... Continue Reading
Learn how to choose a New Year goal and resolution to start the year off on the right foot.
Everyone starts out the New Year with goals and resolutions but most people can’t or don’t stick to them. We all have things in our life we’d like to change, improve and get better at. Make this the year you actually do the things you want to see changes in. For 2012, I have two solid athletic events that I’ll be training for, along with lots of small goals in the weight lifting arena. I am an athlete and this part is easy for me. The hard part is focusing on something else ... Continue Reading
Master the smoky eye for a makeup transition from day to night.
One of my favorite tricks to instantly take my day look to night is to do a smoky eye. The dark eyeshadow adds depth and drama to your eyes, but many people are wary to give it a try. For those of you who are a little color shy - here’s a guide to help you master the smoky eye. Perfect for New Year's Eve. Remember, it’s makeup. No commitment required. Step 1. Apply a light colored, shimmery eye shadow all over your your lid, up to and under your brows. To look even more “awake” ... Continue Reading
Learn ways to sparkle and shine this New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and whether you’re celebrating at a big bash or hosting an intimate get-together at home, it’s the one night of the year where sparkle is always appropriate. Even if you normally shun sequins, you really should reconsider - at least this once. After all, if you can’t shine on NYE, when can you? Take a read through the descriptions below - from shimmer-shy to all-out-dazzle - and figure out which one works best for you. Sheen If you’re a ... Continue Reading