Weird Sayings- where do they come from?

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Idioms from A to Z
            Do you ever wonder about some of the strange sayings that make their way into our conversations and language? Some are pretty obvious, but others may have you scratching your head. There are idioms for almost every letter of the alphabet, and here are some for you to start using, or maybe just understanding their meanings.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: It’s better to do something than just talk about doing something
Blood Is Thicker Than Water: The family bond is closer than any other relationship
Close but no Cigar: To be very near and almost accomplish a goal, but just not quite make it
Dog Days of Summer: The hottest days of the summer –even the dogs don’t want to go out
Excuse my French:  A nice way of saying, excuse me for cussing
Feeding Frenzy: Like fish attack, it is an aggressive strike on someone by a group. 
Go For Broke: To risk it all, even if you go broke
Hold Your Horses: Rein in your impatience
Icing On The Cake: You already have what you wanted, but this is just an extra bonus
Jaywalk: Instead of using the crosswalk, you think you are a bird and can just cross however you want
Knee Jerk Reaction: A response that is automatic; you don’t even think about it beforehand
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Leave them alone, and don’t keep rehashing a situation
Method To My Madness: My actions may not make sense to you, but there is a goal at the end
New York Minute:  time that seems to go fast, such as in a fast paced city
Off The Hook:  Like a fish, you’ve escaped a bad situation or tough job
Pig In A Poke: making a deal without really checking it out beforehand (blindly)
Raining Cats and Dogs: A rain storm that is loud and heavy
Smell A Rat: Think that someone is snitching or betraying you
The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall:  Like David and Goliath, a big opponent falls the hardest
Under the weather:  feeling not quite well; a little sick
Van Gogh’s ear for music:  no ear makes you tone deaf
Water Under The Bridge: something from the past that you don’t need to pay attention to anymore
X marks the spot: when you find something you were looking for, like an ‘x’ on a map
You Can’t Take it With You:  Things don’t matter when you’re dead and gone
Zero Tolerance:  no room for infractions or mistakes

Great American Pie Month- YUMM!

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Great American Pie Month

February is the Great American Pie Month. There are songs about pie and more types of pie than you could think of. You may suppose that Apple is the most American pie, but there are so many interesting types of pies that you can make. From traditional to creative, these pies will thrill your family and have them coming back for more.

Caramel Apple Pie

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie


Banana Pudding Pie


No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Stars and Stripes Pie

Cocoa Ritz Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie in a Jar

Pumpkin Hand Pies

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Mini Strawberry Pies

Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Lemonade Pie

Raspberry Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Homemade Apple Pie








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Go RED this month… in a NEW Red Dress!

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Valentine’s Day Dresses
February is Heart Month and we celebrate Valentine’s Day also. Wouldn’t you like a new red dress to wear on these occasions? Here is a great list of pretty red dresses, all under $50. Go Red and be beautiful!

AxParis Women’s Heart Print Two in One Dress

SOTW Texture Skater Dress

Women’s Plus-Size 3/4 Sleeve Fauxwrap Dress

Cocktail Party Pencil 

Women’s Lace Mini Sheath Dress

Wrapped Knee Length Dress

Stonewashed Rayon Embroidered Mid Length Dress

Double U-Neck Dress

1950S Vintage Cocktail Dress

Long Sleeve Cotton Elegant Korean Beaded Lapel Slim Fit Dress

Vintage Floral Crochet Dress

Sleeveless Vest Skirt Dress 

‘Serena’ Elegant Vintage Dress

Lace Slim Embroidered Fit and Flare Mini Dress 

Marc New York Women’s Lace Long Sleeve Dress

Blair Women’s Plus Size Carefree & Casual 

Women Vintage Polka Dots Sleeveless Evening Dress

Hip Stretch Dress 

Warm Flower Plaid Dress


All About “February”

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Fun February Facts
We all know that February is the shortest month of the year. We also may celebrate Black History Month, President’s Day and of course, Valentine’s Day. There is a lot more to know about this compact month of February.
February has two astrology signs, Aquarius and Pisces. Water signs for all that melting ice and snow during this month, maybe? Amethyst is the birthstone, which is a deep purple. This is also a kind of cool and icy color, going along with the wintery theme.
Primrose and Viola are the flowers of the month for February. Violas again have that deep wintery purple, but they are accented by yellow and some brighter colors. Perhaps this represents a little peak at the Springtime that will be coming soon.
February is the only month that has four weeks with a full seven days (although this happens only once every six years!) October and February both end on the same day of the week- every single year. This month can sometimes pass without a single full moon, which next happens in 2018.
The Boy Scouts were incorporated in the month of February in 1910 and Queen Elizabeth of England was coronated in February of 1952. In Welsh, February is translated as ‘little month’.
The root of the word February comes from februare, which means to purify. It was considered unlucky, since the month was historically spent honoring the dead and rites of purification.
As an anagram, February can be “bury fear’ or ‘bare fury’, so angry or brave. We normally think of February as the month of love, which seems a lot more positive and fun!
While February is the shortest month of the year, it is jam packed with holidays and special treats. The next time someone tells you February is just about Valentine’s Day, you can tell them some of these interesting, but sometimes obscure facts.