Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blue Monday and the Dreariest Week of the Year

Did this week seem like the pits to you? There might be a good reason.

One British psychologist theorized that Monday, January 17, was the most depressing day of the year.  
Psychologist Cliff Arnall has developed a complicated equation on happiness, and contends that the combination of dreary weather, debt from the holidays and broken New Year’s resolutions add up to make the third Monday of January the saddest day of 2011 After a little Internet searching I discovered that psychologist Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University described the Blue Monday equation in 2005. A newspaper later printed a correction requested by the school, saying that Arnall was actually just a former part-time tutor at the university. Even according to Arnall's own equation, we have a week to go until the real Blue Monday arrive . January 24 is predicted to be the most depressing day of the year. According to my calculations this makes this week the most depressing week of the year and January the most depressing month of the year. We can only hope that the worst of the year is behind us.
My cure for all this is buying these gorgeous pale blue quartz beads and combining them with snowy white beads. I added some silver and crystal and created this bracelet which is full of sparkle.
The same reasoning calls for June 17, 2011 will be the happiest day of this year.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Etsy Store Absurdious Has a Great Contest Offer for Art Lovers

I found a give away by a fellow artisan etsy store-Absurdious. One winner will receive one item under $20.00, whether a print of an art print or note cards.
Also, if the winner chooses a print, Absurdious will give him or her a discount on the purchase of a custom made frame with glass and mat, (a 20% discount), or $28.00. To enter you need to visit Ozark Scents Blog. You also really need to visit Ozark Scents etsy store to see some of their yummy soy candles. I couldn't resist One of their best sellers--Monkey Farts!! This is a great fragrance, has an awesome scent throw too!! Bananas, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, you name it!! This one is a mixed tropical fruit basket. It also has a hint of vanilla. It is a sweet and enjoyable fragrance. Comes in a 8 oz. jar filled with our soy blend wax with antique lid. If this isn't you try one of their other fragrances at