Showing posts with label New Year Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Year Ideas. Show all posts

100 Hobbies To Consider

 January is National Hobby Month.  Hobbies are a great way to make friends with your same passion.  Children and parents can really bond when they share the love of a hobby.  Can't decide what to choose for a hobby?  Here are some ideas to get you started

  1.  Acting                                          
  2.  Amateur Radio
  3.  Caring for Animals                
  4.  Arts
  5.  Astrology
  6.  Astronomy
  7.  Backgammon
  8.  Badminton
  9.  Baseball
  10.  Basketball
  11.  Bead work
  12.  Boxing
  13.  Belly Dancing
  14.  Bicycling
  15.  Bird watching
  16.  Board Games
  17.  Boating
  18.  Body Building
  19.  Bowling
  20.  Butterfly Watching
  21.  Button Collecting
  22.  Cake Decorating
  23.  Calligraphy
  24.  Camping
  25.  Candle Making
  26.  Canoeing
  27.  Car Racing
  28.  Cheerleading
  29.  Chess
  30.  Coin Collecting
  31.  Collecting Antiques
  32.  Collecting Artwork
  33.  Collecting Music Albums
  34.  Compose Music
  35.  Computer activities
  36.  Cooking
  37.  Crafts
  38.  Crocheting
  39.  Cross Stitching
  40.  Crossword Puzzles
  41.  Dancing
  42.  Photography
  43.  Collecting Dolls
  44.  Dominoes
  45.  Drawing
  46.  Embroidery
  47.  Entertaining
  48.  Exercise
  49.  Fishing
  50.  Football
  51.  Four Wheeling
  52.  Aquariums
  53.  Gardening
  54.  Garage Saleing
  55.  Genealogy
  56.  Golf
  57.  Go Kart Racing
  58.  Guitar
  59.  Hiking
  60.  Horseback riding
  61.  Hot air ballooning
  62.  Hula Hooping
  63.  Hunting
  64.  Jewelry Making
  65.  Puzzles
  66.  Juggling
  67.  Kayaking
  68.  Knitting
  69.  Learn A Foreign Language
  70.  Playing an Instrument
  71.  Leather crafting
  72.  Lego’s
  73.  Magic
  74.  Metal Detecting
  75.  Motorcycles
  76.  Mountain Biking
  77.  Painting
  78.  Paintball
  79.  People Watching
  80.  Photography
  81.  Piano
  82.  Reading
  83.  Rock Collecting
  84.  Running
  85.  Scrapbooking
  86.  Scuba Diving
  87.  Sewing
  88.  Soap Making
  89.  Swimming
  90.  Toy Collecting
  91.  Traveling
  92.  Walking
  93.  Woodworking
  94.  Sun Tanning
  95.  Collecting Vintage Music
  96. Stamp Collecting
  97. Starting a Blog
  98. Write Music
  99. Fish Aquariums
  100.  Dominoes 
It is a fact that hobbies make you a more interesting person and learning new skills is definitely a great way to keep your mind alert.

January Is National Bath Safety Month

Here is a  January  holiday I'll bet you never knew.  I love holidays.  Give me a reason and I will celebrate anything. Here are a few tips to keep the bath a safe place for loved ones.

Reminders for Bath Safety-
  • Do a safety walk through in  your bathroom when you have young children and older adults. 
  • Take precautions by adding grab bars, slip proof shower mats
     and rugs that soak up water on the bathroom floor.  
  •  Remember to keep cleaning supplies and medications out of the reach of children.
  • Water temp should be 120 degrees or less for children
  • Keep your bathroom doors closed so small children can't wander in.
  • Beware of sharp objects in your bath area
  • Toys are great fun in the tub but clean them regularly with bleach to prevent mold.
  •  Small children don't realize electrical devices and water don't mix.  Keep curling irons and such safely out of sight.


15 New Years Resolutions To Make or Not

Happy New Year to you and your family. Wishing you the best year ever in 2014.   As if you don't have enough, here are a few more resolutions  for you to consider.
  1. The most popular resolution of course is Lose Weight
  2. Be a Blessing to someone every day
  3. Eat More Veggies
  4. Get Healthy
  5. Exercise more 
  6. Learn a New Skill
  7. Make your Bed 
  8. Inspire others
  9. Watch Less TV
  10. Love Harder
  11. Have More Fun
  12. Make New Friends 
  13. Laugh More
  14. Never Give Up
  15. Don't Make Resolutions

New Year Tree Made from Christmas Tree

Image: Our Best Bites
My daughter is doing a tree like this for New Years.  I thought it was such a great idea.  I hope I have blogged this in time for those of you who would like to ring in 2012 in a unique way. 
My daughter's  tree will have a party hat at the top where the Christmas star usually goes.  We were at a store after Christmas looking at New Years hat and horns and etc and a lady and her three children are standing there also looking...she said this is how she and her kids celebrate.  When the ball drops, they burst the balloons.  My daughter said, oh my gosh, this is my new tradition.  When I have kids, this is what we will do for New Years.  She is doing her tree getting ready for her boyfriend to fly in from New Jersey.  She is so excited about the tree.  It's amazing what cool ideas complete strangers will share with you.  My future grandchildren are sure to love this idea.  Wish I had known about it when our kids were young.  I was always in a hurry to get the tree down (the day after Christmas) and the kids never were.  Good reason to leave it up.

Here is Our New Years Tree for 2013. Blow up balloons and  put messages, new year's resolutions, or small gifts inside. You can decorate the tree with items you find at Dollar Tree.  At midnight it's time to pop the balloons, or you can do a countdown with the times to pop the balloons. If your kids are too young stay awake this long, celebrate another country that is in an earlier time zone.  There are so many possibilities with this tree.

5 Tips for New Years Resolutions

         5 Tips For New Year's Resolutions

Making a lasting change in behavior is rarely a simple process, and usually involves a substantial commitment of time and effort.

 1.  Be realistic- make your goals attainable. Instead of resolving to never each desserts again, strive for a goal to eat less of your favorite sweets. Don't set yourself up for failure.

 2.  Dealing with Temptation- have a plan to deal with the temptations to come (and they will). Call a friend, think of the rewards of reaching your goal, have activities in place to take your mind off the temptation.

 3.  Reward yourself along the way but make sure it's not a 10 pound box of chocolates if you are trying to lose weight.

 4.  Focus on Positive New behaviors-start a journal and keep yourself accountable for the behavior you are trying to change.

 5   Forgive yourself-slip ups are normal, learn to forgive yourself and get back on track. This is the place that makes or breaks a resolution. When you slip up,it's valuable lesson, we know where the flaw is, and we can fine tune our resolution. For example if we eat something we know we shouldn't, you have two choices in the future.  Refuse to keep junk food in the house or replace these foods with more acceptable choices.


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