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Friday, December 31, 2010


As long as I can remember My Mom always made a huge pot of black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve Day. I remember one New Year Eve Party where my mom must have had 20 spoons in her hand and a pot of black eyes peas in the other and making everyone eat a minimum of a spoonful. She said, "If you don't eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, you'll have bad luck all year!" A few guests would just eat a single black-eyed pea while pinching their nose, just to satisfy my Mom’s wishes.
Not only is it a tradition in the Abston household but it is a tradition in the American South to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. In the South it is said that black-eyed peas symbolize good luck and prosperity. Some believe that the black-eyed peas represent the "coins," while the winter greens they're often served with represent the "dollars." Eating them together on New Year's Day is supposed to guarantee many of both in the year to come. Others believe more generally that, like the peas swelling as they cook, the person eating them will swell with good fortune.
For myself and my entire family we have taken Mom’s advice about eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day very seriously! We all make sure to take advantage of good luck for the coming year. A New Year's Day doesn’t pass without us eating a big bowl of black eyed peas over sticky rice. So, my advice to all my family and friends is for everyone takes advantage of this limited window of opportunity to lock in a year's worth of good luck!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Save a Trip & Shop On Line at Zappos

Between purchasing gifts, holiday parties, travel plans and family traditions, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Yes, the Holiday season has arrived! Time to start thinking of your Christmas purchases for the kids, that special someone, Mom, Dad, friends and co-workers! Wow, it’s a good thing at Zappos there have come up with more gift ideas for each and every person in your life. They have a vast number of great gift ideas for the entire family.
At Zappos they make gift giving easier.  You'll find gift ideas for the holidays, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby & wedding showers, and much more. They also provide an assortment of handbags, men’s & women’s sunglasses , personal leather goods, Cole Haan belts, top name beauty supplies.  You'll find that at Zappos your purchases go beyond just gifts, but they help you celebrate your special events with the little extras that help make life better.

Cole Haan carries leading styles and name brands. Every year they launch an exciting new assortment of high-quality men's & women’s, children’s & infant’s footwear, and glamorous handbags. This holiday season, instead of browsing the crowded malls browse my favorite online retailers, Zappos. They offer free shipping on all domestic orders placed on their website, with no minimuhttp://www.zappos.com/cole-haanm order.Unlike many other web sites that put restrictions on minimum purchases, as well as, lots of special exceptions.

Go Get Your Shop On!!!