January 31st

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Brandy Alexander Day

Close out Sales Day


 Inspire Your Heart With Art Day:

What a perfect time to involve art and heart leading into February.

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is to celebrates art and how it your emotions of the heart. Art is very valued and appreciated for a many reasons such as the feelings, emotions, connections, that it stimulates in a person. Who knows why people react to art the way they do but the bottom line is ART connects to the HEART!!!!

Look at a piece of art and ask yourself: What story is it telling me? How does it make me feel? What emotions are created within me?

A sense of love and romance can be one of those feelings and emotions that artwork can awaken and inspire; possibly looking to create a little romance with that special someone. Art forms can set the mood, with an appropriate piece of art. What is more appropriate for February’s coming Valentine’s Day. Now is the time to get busy and see what you can find to set the mood for someone special when that special day arrives.

Although it is not known how this day started you can determine it’s ending. Possibly find an art class to take. Visit a museum or forge through various ideas for setting the perfect atmosphere for that perfect someone you want to connect with.

No matter what you do take remember It is Appreciation Day!

What could be greater than to have a special Drink while you are enjoying Inspire your heart with art day. Take time to sit back and enjoy this wonderful drink


Brandy Alexander

While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Seriously, half the fun of this early 20th century cocktail is just saying the name with a ridiculous accent. But by all means, clink glasses and make sure you enjoy one today too.

The Brandy Alexander is a sweet cocktail made with cognac and crème de cacao. It is based on an earlier gin-based cocktail known as the Alexander. It was created in 1922, near the time of Princess Mary’s marriage to Viscount Lascelles, most believe the drink is named after Alexander II, the Russian tsar.

Make yourself the ultimate Alexander, complete with coffee ice cream and chocolate syrup. If that doesn’t put a slap happy grin on your face, maybe just saying “Brandy Alexander” will do the trick.

The Ultimate Alexander can be made by using the following ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 2 pts. coffee ice cream
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, chocolate curls, and milk chocolate sticks


  1. 1. Process cold brewed coffee, ice cream, brandy, and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour mixture into glasses, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
  2.  Häagen-Dazs Coffee ice cream and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Sticks maybe used for the delight of testing this incredible drink.

or for those not wanting coffee you can go with

Brandy Alexander #2


  • 1 1/2 Brandy
  • 1 oz  Dark Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Half and Half
  • 1/4 tsp grated Nutmeg

Mixing instructions:

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the brandy, creme de cacao, and half-and-half. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the nutmeg.



Closeout Sales/ Tax Returns

While you are out and about don’t forget January is the month for close out sales. Stores are doing end of the year inventory and are trying to clear their racks after the Holiday madness.

This is a great time to find those needed bargains or to begin next years Christmas shopping.

Beware of anything that could be outdated by next years such as electronics, or battery operated equipment.

Fashions that may no longer be popular.

Stick with the tried traditional and true values. Look for after the season bargains.

This is an excellent time for clothes, shoes, and coats.

Whatever it’s a wonderful time to get out and think about how you are going to spend your tax return.

But be careful because some prices will be jacked up watching for those people who love to spend their tax returns. Make sure large items are really a good deal. Do price comparison . Look at online shopping and closeout sales.

Get out and walk around and enjoy your day.

Remember this is the last day of January for the year 2012. How will you end this month?

Until next time 🙂


2 Responses

  1. I never knew that. : ) Have a great February!

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