Friday, January 25, 2013

Chocolate Cake Day! Who can resist!?

 This Sunday, January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day! Who doesn't love Chocolate and how wonderful it makes us feel. If you are having a hard day, have some chocolate to sooth your soul.

Some fun facts about National Chocolate Cake Day:
  • In Greece, cakes (or “plakous”) were heavy and flat, and people served them with nuts and honey. 
  • A company called O. Duff and Sons pioneered the first boxed cake mix in the late 1920s. 
  • In 1948, Pillsbury introduced the first chocolate cake mix.
  • Today, the most popular kind of cake is chocolate!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Celebrate National Compliment Day on January 24th!

 All too often we forget to compliment those around us. Everyday you should pay a compliment to another person and see how it makes you feel! Tell someone they are AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, FRIENDLY...any compliment you pay will make you happier every minute. 

We challenge you on January 24th to compliment at least five people. Not only are compliments appreciated by the receiver, they lift the spirit of the giver. Compliments provide a quick and easy way to connect positively with those you come in contact with. Giving compliments forges bonds, dispels loneliness and just plain feels good.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st!

He empowered individuals, strengthened communities, bridged barriers, created solutions to social problems, and had a Dream for everyone to be equal. We have a lot to be Thankful for in our lives today and Martin Luther King Jr. has contributed much to the freedom we know today.  

Check out here some facts on Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tomorrow is Benjamin Franklin's Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Franklin! 
Honor the man who gave us electricity...and many more 
wonderful inventions that we use today in our daily lives.

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706.
He has friends all over the world! Visit several fascinating places—
from Philadelphia to London—that celebrate ties to honor the life of Franklin.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Today is BUBBLE BATH day!

What a perfect day to be considered Bubble Bath day! These winter days seem to be so long, dark and very cold. What better way to warm up then with a soapy, foamy, sudsy bubble bath...

Some fun facts about Bubble Bath day:
  • In Ancient Rome, bathing at a public facility was part of the daily routine for most citizens. 
  • Up until the late 1940s, the average American bathed once a week for personal hygiene. 
  • Today, a daily shower is standard, but it’s important to indulge in a luxurious soak every once in a while!
  • A bubble bath can help open up your pores, cleanse your skin, and relax muscles.

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 5th...National Bird Day!

Tomorrow, January 5th, 2013 is National Bird Day! Take time to enjoy the beauty of birds and also work to help preserve their beauty and life in our world. Here are some ways you can get involved...

  1. Post online about the awareness of this day to help others get involved.
  2. Host events with birds as the main attraction to help spread awareness.
  3. Teach others about your knowledge of everything birds.
  4. Donate money to a cause that helps to support and protect birds.
Visit this website for more tips about this day!

We have the most perfect 'bird' doll for you to love and celebrate the day with...check out Marie Osmond's 'Adora Belle Oh, So Tweet' doll!

AND...don't forget our Paradise Galleries bird mascot...PIPER! Always there to help you chose the best dolls : )

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January is National Thank You month

All month long, January is time to say 'Thank You' as it is National Thank You month! There are many ways to say thanks to everyone in your world. We all have a lot to be thankful for in this day and age, if we are blessed with a great family, fun friends and our health. 

Here are some ways to say 'Thank You' this month: 

Make a list of all the people we have in our lives to be thankful for: parents, teachers, friends, siblings, mentors. Make a list of all the people you feel grateful for and aim to thank one person each day. 

Thank someone new, leave a thank you note for the mailman, say thank you to a fire fighter, or bring a coffee to your bus driver. 

Say it in the morning...say 'Thank You' for the miracle of life every single day. 

Pay your thanks forward and make a donation to an organization you love in honor of the person you’re thankful for. 

If we all take some time this month and say 'Thank You' we can make the world a better day at a time. Here is to a happy and prosperous 2013!