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Very Superstitious

December 31, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we often reflect upon the past and resolve to do things better in the year to come. Some cultures celebrate by following age old superstitions to ensure a happy year ahead. Here are just a few of them:


Eating 12 grapes, one to represent each month of the year, is considered good luck by some.


Others eat leafy greens, which signify money, as a way to bring about prosperity in the coming year. Black eyed peas are also thought to resemble coins, another sign of wealth.


Make sure to wash your clothes and clean the house before midnight so you do not bring any “dirt laundry” into the new year. A sparkling house allows for a clean start. But be sure to do it now to avoid sweeping away the good fortune on January first.

All the single folks might want to wear red underwear beneath their New Year’s eve finery. It is thought that red lingerie will bring  love in the future.


Welcome 2015 by eating foods that are the proper shapes.Eat round foods, such as donuts and bagels so your dreams and wishes come full circle  Eating long noodles equates to living a long life.


Just don’t eat everything. An empty refrigerator or cupboards mean they may stay that way all year!
Whatever you do to welcome the new year, may it be one of great happiness, good health and prosperity!
Happy New Year!

XO Indigo Jones

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Hot Tips Tuesday: Folding a Tee Shirt

July 9, 2013

Laundry being tipped out of basket

My closet and drawers are often a mess. Don’t get me started about B’s. She has pushed her bed up against the closet door and pretends it doesn’t exist, since it is so packed with junk, it really doesn’t. Tomorrow, we have committed to cleaning up her room and organizing her clothes. I live in fear of taking on the task, but it must be done. Seeing this video on the best way to fold a tee shirt, makes me feel like the task will be ever so slightly less daunting. Check this out; it’s genius!!!

  1. Lay the tee shirt flat on the bed, front side up.
  2. Visualize where the fold will be on one side. (Usually a few inches in from the side seam.)
  3. Grab the hem of the tee shirt at the imaginary fold line, and pinch it lightly about ½ way up the “line.”
  4. Fold the bottom part up to the shoulder of the top (still along the imaginary line,) hold it in place and pull the pinched part, resulting in the shirt flipping into a perfectly folded one, on 3 sides.
  5. Shake it gently, and tuck the remaining side in, and “viola!” A perfectly folded tee shirt every time.

Now, if someone can come up with a method for the cleaning and organizing part of the task, that would be priceless!! If we don’t come out of her room in a day or so, send help!

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Hot Tips Tuesday: Natural Whiteners

April 9, 2013


There are lots of natural ways to whiten dingy fabrics, without using bleach.

Try some of these green ideas for your next load of laundry:

Add ½ cup of baking soda to your wash to whiten. (is there anything this powdered powerhouse won’t do?!)

Try a lemon and warm water pre-soak, before washing.

Distilled white vinegar will brighten up those whites, when ½ cup is added to the wash cycle.

Spring is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to “lighten up!”

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