MARCH is the “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” month, but what does that saying really mean?! Turns out it’s all about the weather. Winter is LONG, an it’s not over until nearly the end of March. We hang on through those first few weeks and the last of those fiercely cold days of winter (like a Lion) and wait for the start of the mild Spring days (like a lamb) near the end of March. I don’t know about you, but when I see the sprouts of green coming up through the earth I feel JOY and HOPE! The March equinox also celebrates this REBIRTH and many cultures celebrate with Spring festivals.
The birthstone for March is the beautiful BLUE AQUAMARINE. Think SKY blue, OCEAN blue, CRYSTAL blue! It is a DESIRABLE gemstone and the color reminds me of the BEAUTIFUL BLUE SKY of SPRING DAYS AHEAD!
Want to learn more about AQUAMARINE? Here’s some ancient lore (which means it’s probably not true) and facts about the March Birthstone:
* Believed to be the treasure of MERMAIDS!!
* The gemstone’s name is derived from two Latin words, Aqua meaning “water” and marina meaning “of the seas”.
* Mainly found in Brazil, it is a semi-precious gem and is a member of the beryl family.
* The color of aquamarine ranges from teal, to translucent blue-green, to a clear pastel blue.
* Used by Sailors as a symbol for safe ocean travels, fearlessness, and protection from drowning.
* The soothing energy makes Aquamarine a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias.
* Believed to relax the senses, and for this reason is often used in meditation.
* Decorative jewelry and protective amulets using aquamarine have been found dating back as far as 500 B.C.
* Thought to reawaken the love of married couples.
* Aquamarine is the traditional gift for the 19th wedding anniversary and would make an amazing anniversary gift!
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Brrrr, February is one of the coldest months of the winter and one of the best months to CUDDLE! What warms you up during the winter? A hot cuppa coffee, a good meal, someone to share it with?? Maybe that’s why February is also the month for LOVE. Valentine’s Day comes mid-month and it’s a perfect time to romance those we love. Just as there is a promise of Spring, we promise our love, and life begins anew.
February birthdays are celebrated with a very special purple gemstone, the Amethyst. Want to know more about this birthstone?! Here are some fun facts, and folklore from traditional stories or legends (meaning not all true of course):
♥ Amethyst is a highly prized variety of quartz and used throughout the ages, from ancient Egypt to today’s British Crown Jewels.
♥ It ranges in color from lilac to deep purple to violet.
♥ Ancient Greeks carved drinking vessels from Amethyst and believed it could ward off drunkenness, and instill a sober mind.
♥ European soldiers wore amulets made of amethyst as protection in battle, and to promote bravery.
♥ Amethyst is mentioned many times in the Bible. We are told in Revelation that the 12th foundation of the Holy City is made of Amethyst.
♥ In Feng Shui, Amethyst enhances the wealth corner, of both giving and receiving.
♥ It is known as a spiritual healing stone, cleansing both the physical and psychological. Amethyst encourages calm, promotes peace, and raises hopes.
♥ Amethyst is the 6th Anniversary Stone!
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“Hand-models?” I thought, “What is a hand model?!" My mom explained that beautiful long fingers, flawless skin, and exceptionally kept nails make for hands that are admired by television producers, marketing the latest products. These models she explained, were paid to keep their hands in perfect condition, which meant forgoing the normal chores of scrubbing dishes, using laundry detergents and mopping with harsh chemicals. As an eight year old, I thought I had just happened upon the perfect career path, until reality set in. My hands weren’t long and beautiful, like my mother had described. They were actually quite average with knicks and scrapes from playing outside and a healthy dose of dirt underneath my nails.
How do you get that “Wow” response—primarily from her, and also from others? You want her to be impressed, and to feel proud when her friends are gushing, but how do you do it? It maybe seem like it’s all about how much you spend, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few insider tips to ensure that you get the most “Wow” for your buck:
Make it Special—Customize! If you’ve been out looking for rings, chances are you have browsed through one of those jewelry stores in the mall.
As you plan the perfect proposal, we can help with the perfect ring choice. If “diamond ring” is as far as you have gotten, and the options seem overwhelming, read on. Knowing your girlfriend’s ring style will help when narrowing down the choices. Her ring style combines her personality, the style of clothes she wears, and her hobbies. You are already confident knowing these things about her.