January 1st is just around the corner and that means it’s time to make your New Year’s resolution. Statistics show that about 50% of Americans make at least one New Year’s resolution and about half of those that do make them keep them for at least 6 months. What are the top New Year’s resolutions? Exercise/weight loss, quitting smoking, money management/debt reduction. It’s easy to make a New Year’s resolution, but how can we keep it throughout 2011? Experts agree that setting yourself a realistic and specific goal increases your chances of sticking to your New Year’s resolution. Good luck!
Start early and ask for some fun New Year's items as a Christmas stocking stuffer. More importantly, put some colorful Koozie's at the top of the list.
Koozie's are the holiday friendly covers that will keep that drink as cold as the New Year's air. With a pack of 10, every guest will have an easier time keeping track of their beverage.
With 2011 approaching and with every minute counted down to midnight, just don't forget to keep recovering the next bottle in hand. We don't want a bunch of koozie's piling up in the recycling bin now do we?
When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, the most exciting place to be is New York’s Times Square. There is no better way to ring in the New Year than watching the ball drop live amongst one million people in the heart of New York City.
The New Year’s Time Square tradition dates back to 1904. Beginning as a celebration of The New York Times, the owner, Adolph Ochs, put together a fabulous street-festival which included fireworks to celebrate the new home of the publication. Over the years, this festivity has evolved resulting in Times Square now being the ultimate place to celebrate the New Year in NYC.
OPI has just released its holiday collection inspired by the major motion picture, Burlesque. The collection is made up of six glitters and six metallics, all of which are more than worthy to be painted on your nails this New Year's Eve.
Each color is packed with all the glitz and glamour a girl needs to have a show stopping night out on the town.The glitters are made up of a assortment of different colors - from purples and pinks to golds and green. The metallics also range in color from deep reds to golden coppers. The selection will keep you partying well into the new year.
Every New Years Eve, Manhattanites and tourists alike board cruises to bring in the New Year in style. If you’re looking for something different than watching the ball drop in Times Square this year, a New Years Eve cruise may be a good option for you. Cruises typically offer an open bar, luxurious atmosphere, and amazing views of fireworks over New York City.
New Years Eve cruises offer you and your friends a unique experience with picturesque views of the skyline and photo opportunities with sights like the Statue of Liberty in the background. So skip the crowds in Times Square, skip the lines to get into clubs, and spend a perfect night welcoming in 2010 aboard a New Years Eve cruise.
It’s about that time of the year again to say out with the old and in with the new. 2009 is quickly coming to an end while prospect for the year 2010 are beginning to take flight. For most, a new year brings new opportunities, while for others it offers the chance to start over again. Either way, it’s a time for celebration. Whether you go out with your friends or just stay in with your significant other, New Year’s is a worldwide celebration and has been one for centuries; New Years Eve NYC.
Now pork has kind of been on my brain so a lot of these recipes have to do with pork (I'm a meat kind of girl). This one combines delicious spice rubbed pork with pesto sauce and a crunchy crust. Yum!
I won't bore you with a bunch of hoo-ha, this recipe is good (everything from the Food Network usually is) and surprisingly easy.
For the pork:
5 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
3 sprigs fresh marjoram, leaves stripped
1 clove of garlic
3 cups of potato chips (low-sodium for the health conscious)
2 lbs bone-in, center-cut pork loin roast
This is an interesting new way to play with peaches. Food Network Magazine makes these Opal Basil-Macerated Peaches look divine and you need to try them out.
They're a perfect fit for your New Year's Eve dessert because they go great with champagne and all sorts of bubbly drinks!
4 firm-ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered
1 oz opal basil leaves (2 cups)
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 cup sugar
Creme Fraiche for garnish
Cut up the peaches and basil and place them in a bowl on the side. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 cup of water and lime zest; bring to a boil. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 2 minutes.