January Blues

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This is that time of year when we may start to feel the January Blues.  According to the Urban Dictionary, January Blues are defined as follows

This is the funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and often lasts until February 1st.   It is an unpleasant time because the holiday season is over, spring is still a ways off, the weather is cold and the only movies are lousy January movies.” 

January blues are a real thing, and it can be caused by a number of different things. It is different to Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is brought on by a lack of sunlight.   January can make even the most energetic of us feel down in the dumps.  Cold, dreary weather, lack of sleep and too much food and drink leave us feeling sluggish and overweight. 

But there are things we can do to brighten our mood and here the FMNDDTeam on Etsy offers up some wonderful BLUE items to lift your spirits and mood.  

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE

Depression is a serious issue and not one we ever want to make light of.  If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, say something, reach out and seek help, do not suffer alone.  Talk to a doctor or a friend, do not suffer in silence, help is there for you.

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January 6th CUDDLE UP Day

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JANUARY 6TH – CUDDLE UP DAY

Many of us are experiencing extremely cold temperatures and major winter storms so I thought it was rather interesting to note that January 6th is CUDDLE UP DAY

Cuddle Up Day is an opportunity to snuggle up to someone on a cold winters’ day or night. Chances are it’s cold outside. So, cozy up to a special someone, and enjoy the warmth and love. This day is enjoyed by both young and old.

This day is a great opportunity to:  cuddle with your cutie, snuggle with your sweetie, hug your honey.  Of course, you do not have to cuddle up with someone……

  • Cuddling up in your easy chair is a great idea.
  • Cuddling up to a pet is rewarding.
  • Cuddling up to a stuffed animal is quite secure and comforting.
  • Cuddling up with a good book is enjoyable.
  • Cuddling up by the fireside is warm and cozy.
  • Cuddling up with a hot cup of tea or coca is relaxing

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Come cuddle close in daddy’s coat Beside the fire so bright, And hear about the fairy folk That wander in the night.”

Robert Bird

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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.

Theme – BLING IN THE NEW YEAR

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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.

 

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – PETS and ANIMALS

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – For Our Pets and Animals

Even our pets and animals whether they live in our homes or barns, deserve a little something extra at this time of year.  Here is a virtual gift basket of ideas for animals,  woolly, furry, feathered and otherwise from the shops of the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team and some special guests 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.

Theme – FOR OUR PETS AND ANIMALS

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – HOLIDAY HOME DECOR

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Deck out your home for the holiday season, whether that is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or New Years  Here we offer this virtual gift basket filled with unique treasures and ideas to help with finding just those perfect touches, all from 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.

Theme – HOLIDAY HOME DECOR

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – GIFTS FOR THE GENTLEMEN

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Gifts for Dad, Grandfather, Boyfriend, Sweetheart, Brother or best friend – no matter who he may be – these gift ideas are just for him!  Here we offer this virtual gift basket filled with treasures to help with ideas for the gentleman in your life, all from 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.

 

Theme – GIFTS FOR THE GENTLEMEN

 

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