The Year of the Pig is Coming.

 

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On Chinese New Year, Feb. 5, 2019, the Year of the Earth Dog will officially be over, and the Year of the Earth Pig will begin.  The Pig is the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. 

According to the myths, the Pig was the last to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for the great meeting. Legend holds that just as the emperor was about to call it a day, an oink and squeal was heard from a little Pig. The term “lazy Pig” is due here as the Pig got hungry during the race, promptly stopped for a feast then fell asleep. After the nap, the Pig continued the race and was named the 12th and last animal of the zodiac cycle.

 

Typically, those born in the year of the Earth Pigs are good at socializing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. 

Lucky things for Pigs include

       Colors: yellow, gray, brown

         Numbers: 2, 5, 8

         Mineral: agate

 

Just a few of our favorite and familiar pigs from literature, TV and movies –Porky Pig, Piglet, Babe, Gub Gub (Doctor Dolittle), Napoleon Snowball and Squealer (Animal Farm) Wilbur (Charlotte’s Web) Hamm (Toy Story) Arnold Ziffel (Green Acres) and of course, Miss Piggy.

 

 

 

There is no shortage of ways to surround yourself with pigs this year.  Check out these great finds from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team and find the perfect little piglet.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide HOLIDAY HOME DECOR

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Our homes seem to reflect us most clearly during this special holiday season.  Decorated with traditional colors and family heirlooms or perhaps some bold new traditions or minimalist décor, whatever your decorating style, these holiday home décor finds are sure to inspire you. 

Candle holders to help set the mood.

 Vessels to fill with greenery and pine cones.

 

And all manner of decorative accents.  Deck out your home for the holiday season, whether that is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or New Years.   

The holiday shopping season is in full swing.  This collection contains some great gift ideas, including lovingly handcrafted designs and vintage finds.  All brought to you by some of the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy.  Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find. 

 

 

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2018 Gift Guide GIFTS JUST FOR HER

 

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Shopping for Mom, your sister, your aunt, your grandmother, perhaps your fiancé or wife – whoever you are shopping for, these suggestions are sure to please.   

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2018 Gift Guide – FOR YOUR TREE

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 The Christmas tree was traditionally decorated with “roses made of colored paper, apples, wafers, tinsel and sweetmeats”. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which were ultimately replaced by lights after the advent of electrification.  Today, there is a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garlands, tinsel, balls candy canes etc.  An angel or star might be placed atop the tree to represent the Angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem.  Edible items such as gingerbread, chocolate and other sweets are also popular and are tied to or hung from the tree’s branches with ribbons. 

The holiday shopping season is in full swing.  To inspire you, here are some great gift ideas, for your Christmas Tree.  These vintage and handcrafted suggestions are brought to you by some of the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy.  Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs. 

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Bring home the tree or unpack and fluff it as the case may be and get ready to decorate for the holiday seasons.  New ornaments, family treasures, popcorn garland, whatever strikes your fancy is the perfect way to festoon your tree. 

 

 

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2018 Gift Guide – Holiday Gifts Under $30

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The holiday shopping season is in full swing.  To inspire you here are some great gift ideas, all under $30 US.  These suggestions are brought to you by some of the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team on Etsy.  Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.

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BLING in the New Year

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BLING IN The New Year ~ Welcome 2018 in Style

A New Years offers the opportunity to start anew and celebrate in style. Bling in the New Year with these wonderful sparkly ideas for you and your home from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team.   Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.

The old year cracks under the burdensome weight of twelve heavy months, and the next year emerges fresh and anew from its shell.

A cracked bell still tolls”

Terri Guillemets

From all of us, to all of you, May 2018 bring you good health, boundless happiness and a resolve to live the life you wish and follow your heart’s desire.

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Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.

Michael Josephson

January

 

 

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – BAKING UP SOME SWEET TREATS

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Baking Sweet Treats

Grab your aprons and those mixing bowls and make up a few sweet treats for the holiday dessert table.  Find that favorite old cookbook of recipes or try something new.  Here is a virtual gift basket of ideas to inspire your baking prowess, from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team.   Check out these great finds and shops and prepare to be amazed at the variety of handcrafted and vintage treasures you will find along with items for all your crafting needs.

Theme – MAKING AND BAKING SWEET TREATS

 

 

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Here’s a fast, no bake treat for your Holiday Sweets

I AM NOT A RUM BALL – I AM A RASPBERRY JAM BALL

¾ CUP Sebake - rum balledless Raspberry Jam

3 TBSP margarine or butter

1 TSP Vanilla

2 ¼ CUPS Honey Graham Wafer Crumbs

Chocolate sprinkles

 

In a medium-large saucepan on low heat, combine the jam and margarine.

Stir until margarine is melted and the mixture is more or less smooth

Remove from heat

Add vanilla and crumbs

Mix thoroughly

Form in 1” balls and roll in chocolate sprinkles. You can put them in fancy little truffle cups for an elegant presentation.

Should make about 2 dozen.