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Spend Time with your Girlfriends during the Holidays | Jacqueline Cromwell

Friendship-Girlfriendology-Guide-to-Holiday-Girlfriend-Advice free ebookSure it’s the ‘hectic holidays’ but did you know that spending time with your girlfriends REDUCES your stress level. You actually NEED to spend time with friends – during the holidays and throughout the year.

Thankfully we’ve got some great girlfriend advice on how to spend time with our friends over the holidays – thanks to girlfriend JACQUELINE CROMWELL.

The following fab girlfriend advice is from our FREE eBook – The Girlfriendology Guide to Holiday Girlfriend Advice. (Did you get yours yet? Plus, share it with friends – it’s FREE!)

Spend Time with your Friends at the Holidays

Ok, first off let us admit the truth. The holidays, while absolutely wonderful, can be extremely stressful. And when life is crazy and stressful is also when we need to spend time without girlfriends the most! But it seems this is the time of year when we see our girlfriends the least because the last thing we need is one more obligation or event to prepare for. Well, girlfriend time during the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful or just another time obligation on your plate. It can be a time of respite, productivity and joy!

I like to start off the season with a fun and relaxed girls’ lunch out! And to many of us, the start of the Christmas/Hanukkah is Black Friday. I admit that I am one of the crazy people who goes out on Black Friday but I am not there when the stores open. Honestly, I have no interest in shopping with friends on Black Friday because I have a list and I am on a mission. But I still want to have some girl time!

So last year my girlfriend Sue and I decided to start meeting for lunch on Black Friday! I know, you think the restaurants would be crazy but not necessarily. If you go into a place like Chevys, for example, at 11:30 they are just about empty! And this isn’t just for the girls who are out shopping! Anyone who wants to take a break from the cleaning, decorating, escape the football or needs to vent about their family Thanksgiving can enjoy a girls’ lunch! I am keeping it super stress free by making a Facebook event and opening it to everyone. If they want to come they just show up! How stress free is that?

Another great girlfriend activity is craft night! Christmas and Hanukkah have tons of little projects and jobs that need to get done but it doesn’t have to be boring! About seven years ago my girlfriends and I started having a roving craft night and no other months are as needed in my life as November and December!

How it works is that whoever hosts just provides some place to work and drinks. Then as the attender, you bring a snack to share. Some of the most popular are M&M’s, crackers and canned chocolate frosting with mini pretzels. You also bring what ever project you have that you are working on. I have addressed Christmas cards, wrapped gifts or organized my coupons. We schedule it after dinner and it usually just lasts about three hours. Always fun and always laid back!

Want something a little more festive? A party perhaps? Then consider a soup and salad potluck dinner! This is a laid back menu that allows you to indulge in dessert, which is most women’s favorite;). 1 person can make or buy soup, another a bagged salads with some extras to go into it, then another brings a great bread, then 2 bring dessert! The hostess provides the drinks and a place to enjoy. You can even do a fun and low key ornament exchange. My friends and I all buy clearance ornaments after Christmas in order to have super cute ones for the next year’s exchanges (and so we don’t have to go to shop for them).

Remember this holiday season that there are many easy and stress free ways to have quality girlfriend time. So go enjoy the season, your family and your girlfriends!!!

Jacqueline Cromwell is just a nerdy mom who has many weird a diverse interests! I stay busy homeschooling my four kids, writing my three blogs and being a social media consultant! My life philosophy is that I feel that anyone can do anything they want to learn to do. I enjoy sharing my opinions and equipping other do things like save money, school their children and cook! You can find her at The NerdFamily Blog, NerdFamily Food, NerdFamily Things.

For more great Holiday Girlfriend Advice check out our FREE eBook The Girlfriendology Guide to Holiday Girlfriend Advice. THANKS Jacqueline – and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY Girlfriends!

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Not-so-black Friday | The Day After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Black Friday quoteIt’s funny how during Thanksgiving we’re thankful for what we already have, but then we practically trample each other for stuff we don’t have on Black  Friday. – Unknown

I know that Black Friday got its name because it is the day many retailers go from being “in the red” to “being in the black.” I know black can be sophisticated, timeless, and chic. But for me, the day after Thanksgiving is less about black and more about…well, orange.

Much as I love my family and the Thanksgiving get-togethers, I treasure the day after. For me, it’s a day to catch up with girlfriends, find out how my “chosen family” is, and appreciate the wonderful women in my life that share their friendship every day of the year.  The day after Thanksgiving is a time for shopping (or enjoying the quiet of not shopping), for relaxing without the pressure to have the Pilgrim-perfect day, for enjoying leftovers. It’s a day for going to the gym, seeing a movie with friends, and eating leftovers. It’s a day of indulgence in things around the house, getting to projects I’ve put off for too long, and eating leftovers.

I am grateful for so many things: health, friendship, family…the list is so long. One day is not nearly enough time for all this gratitude. So I carry it to the day after Thanksgiving.

Also, I really love leftovers.

What are you thankful for on this day after Thanksgiving? Will you join me in being grateful for girlfriends and take a few minutes for orange Friday?

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Who NOT to set a place for this Thanksgiving / Insights from a BFF Conversation

Be thankful for what you have Thanksgiving Oprah quote“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.”

Oprah Winfrey

It wasn’t meant to be a Thanksgiving conversation between girlfriends. It was a ‘mayday’ kind-of call where one friend was having a rough time and the other was too, actually.

The two friends were me and one of my very special BFFs, we’ll call her ‘Callie.’

Callie and I have both been through some pretty radical changes in our lives the past few years. We’ve experience huge changes in our lives, seen the people around our Thanksgiving table come and go. Traditions that we’ve had for decades have ended and, to be honest, that has been stressful and sad.

In the midst of a teary conversation, it hit me. It was a Thanksgiving conversation. Not the time, but the sentiment. The solution was very similar to the Oprah quote above – we need to focus on what we have, not what we don’t (or used to). We’re both healthy, happy, strong, smart women. We have amazing people in our lives who love us. We each have very satisfying careers. If we focus on what we have, and not what don’t, we are blessed beyond measure.

So, who do we NOT set a place for at our Thanksgiving table? Don’t make room for regret, for all the old memories. Don’t allow the past to shape our future. Remind yourself, or a friend, to focus on what we HAVE not what we don’t.

And be THANKFUL girlfriend! We have each other. We are blessed beyond measure. Happy Thanksgiving Friend!

(& thanks Callie for being the friend I needed to share this conversation with. When we raise a glass of wine together today, in a house full of friends, I will be especially grateful that you’re my BFF!)

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Homemade Girlfriend Gifts – Creative ways to say: Your Friendship is Special! (+ Recipe!)

Homemade girlfriend gift ideasHave you found that perfect Christmas gift for your girlfriend(s)? Been shopping for the perfect holiday surprise for your BFF? It just might not be in a store!

When you make and give homemade gifts to others, you’re making a lasting impression that physically demonstrates your love. (Like the thoughtful gift from my girlfriend Tina – a Girlfriendology Friendship Flower-inspired Pillow. It’s it beautiful?!)

In my personal opinion, a gift that comes from your hands and heart, is a wonderful symbol of your friends and is better than anything store-bought. Keep this in mind when planning the gifts you will give this year.

Choose a gift that suits each recipient, because that level of customization and creative thought will shine through. Each loved one will know that your gift came from the heart and will cherish and appreciate it accordingly!

Try these ideas for homemade girlfriend gifts:

1. Candles and Reed Diffusers – The materials for a homemade reed diffuser are purchasable in large quantities, allowing you to make several at once on the cheap. Purchase glass bottles or containers, wooden reeds and a favorite potpourri scent. Decorate the bottles and containers as desired and package with reeds and liquid scent.

• Decorate each candle/diffuser bottle to suit the gift recipient for a completely customized gift from the heart. Use paint, stickers, scrapbooking elements, or other decorations as your heart desires.

2. Bath Salts – Purchase decorative bottles or jars, food coloring, essential oils and Epsom salts. Combine the Epsom salts and food coloring and mix well. Add the desired scent and mix again. Spread your completed mixture over wax paper and allow it to dry completely before placing in the jar.

  • - Try creating corresponding scents in different colors and layering them in the same jar. Experiment with different essential oils, perfumes, and different colors to create relaxing bath salt recipes.
  • - Start this project early, as the scents turn out better when they are allowed to “cure” for a week or two before use.

3. Jar Cookies. Create decorative cookie recipe packages by combining the ingredients for cookies or other baked goods in canning jars. Use ribbon and fabric to decorate the lids and write the recipes out neatly on cardstock. Experiment with different recipes depending on the intended recipient.

  • - For example, a recipe for chocolate chip cookies calls for 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup of white sugar and chocolate chips. Layer these ingredients in the jar and include the baking instructions with the gift.
  • - Another good recipe is mocha coffee mix. Combine 1 cup of dry milk powder, 3/4 cup of sugar, 2/3 cup powdered creamer, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup of instant coffee, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. Recipient should mix 1/4 cup mixture with 3/4 cup boiling water.

4. Homemade Liqueurs – My girlfriend and I just made a huge batch of homemade Kahlua for our friends. (We found decorative bottles at Homegoods, TJ Maxx and some small Mason jars from Wal-mart.) There’s lots of recipes and examples on Pinterest! (And follow us on Pinterest as we share the gifts we’re making.)

Homemade Kahlua Girlfriend GiftHere’s our homemade Kahlua Recipe:

  • - 12 Cups of Strong Chocolate Coffee (Millstone Chocolate Velvet coffee was great!)
  • - 2 Cups of Light Brown Sugar (I’m going to try it with Splenda or Stevia soon!)
  • - 5 Tablespoons of good Vanilla (We got really good Mexican Vanilla Extract from Penzey’s. They also have vanilla beans if you want to add some of these.)
  • - 750ml of Everclear (190 proof alcohol – dang! This is strong – you can decrease if you prefer.)

Bring the coffee and sugar to a boil. Then let it cool completely! (We actually put the pan out in the snow to cool down fast!) Add in the Vanilla and Everclear. Mix it all together then we filled 6-10 oz containers (mason jars, decorative bottles with clasp closures or tight corks – that we’d cleaned in boiling water). We can wait to add decorative labels and attach some recipes. (We actually served some for friends this weekend over mocha brownies and ice cream – YUM!) DO IT NOW! It is best when it ages a little (at least two weeks).

Homemade gifts don’t have to appear pricey or professional to tug on the heartstrings of the recipient. The gift recipient will know that you put thought and love into the gift that you created. Handmade gifts can be significantly more meaningful than store-bought gifts. It’s a good idea to make your own gifts even when you can afford something commercial.

What’s your favorite girlfriend gift to make? Are you making Christmas gifts for your friends? Share below!

More ideas for homemade girlfriend gifts!

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Having a Happy Holidays without a +1 | Girlfriend Advice for the Holidays

friendship michelle maskalyHoliday Parties, Family Gatherings, New Year’s Eve – lots of pressure to have a +1 (Date/Partner/Boyfriend) for the holidays. But what do you do if you’re single and solo?

The following fab girlfriend advice is from our FREE eBook – The Girlfriendology Guide to Holiday Girlfriend Advice. (Did you get yours yet? Plus, share it with friends – it’s FREE!)

Practical Tips for Surviving the Holidays Without a +1

By Michelle Maskaly, The Adirondack Chick

Being single during the holidays can be stressful. There are a ton of family gatherings, romantic jewelry commercials and the overly-hyped New Years kiss.

Here are some tips for surviving the holiday minus a “plus 1″ and without emptying your entire wine cabinet.

Manage Your Own Expectations

It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype. Before the first invitation for the first holiday party of the season even arrives, take a step back from the situation and be realistic. The likelihood of meeting someone you truly want to date between now and New Years is not a wager I’d want to make during my next trip to Las Vegas. Give yourself some positive reinforcement that you will meet the right person, but that it doesn’t have to be by the time the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31st.

Be Prepared

You already know your Grandmother is going to ask in the middle of a family dinner where your boyfriend is, why you’re not married yet or when she is going to be a great-grandmother. Instead of it triggering a downward spiral that ruins your night, go into the family gathering knowing she is going to ask it. Have a creative one-liner prepared that makes it clear being single is your decision. Reply to her inquiry, and then move on to a different subject, adding there are more important things going on in the world than your love life.

Know Your Limits

Just because you get invited to an event doesn’t mean you have to attend. If you know your friend from high school’s party is going to be filled with couples and it’s going to make you feel miserable being there, politely decline the initiation. Putting yourself in a situation where just thinking about it makes you nauseous will just set you up for failure. Your time is too valuable to be doing something that’s not fun.

Be Selective

Easier said than done, but surround yourself with friends and family who you are 100 percent comfortable with and make you feel good. When you have others around you who are not obsessed with romanticizing the holidays, or always talking about their latest random romp in sack, it’s easier enjoy the holidays and have fun without worrying about whose hand you’re holding in line to go skating at Rockefeller Center.

Friendship Girlfriendology Guide to Holiday Girlfriend AdviceMichelle Maskaly is an East Coast-based social media consultant, freelance journalist and lifestyle writer. She is the author of the food, travel and single girl lifestyle website, The Adirondack Chick and the pet lifestyle website, My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much. Check her out on Facebook: Michelle Maskaly, The Adirondack Chick Twitter: @mmaskaly and @theadkchick

What girlfriend advice do you have for the holidays? How do you handle all the holiday parties as a single or double?

For more great Holiday Girlfriend Advice check out our FREE eBook The Girlfriendology Guide to Holiday Girlfriend Advice. THANKS Michelle – and have a HAPPY HOLIDAY Girlfriends!

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5 Ideas for Girlfriend Holiday Parties – Let the Friendly Festivities Begin!

5 girlfriend holiday party ideasLife may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. – Unknown

We SHOULD dance, right girlfriend? Well it’s almost the holidays and it’s never too early (late, or in-between!) to rally around your favorite female friends for a little holiday festivities, right?

Actually, if you plan soon, you can beat the holiday rush and get the girls together to celebrate the pre-holidays. So, we’ve got some ‘girlfriend advice’ on holiday parties to get the friendly festivities going!

1. Movie Night – There’s something really special about hanging out with girlfriends watching a chick flick – especially when it is a favorite holiday movie. Tell the girls to dress comfortably (and bring their furry slippers!). Serve some snacks, open some wine, light a fire in the fireplace and turn on a holiday favorite like It’s a Wonderful Life, Elf, Love Actually, The Holiday, or whatever is the girlfriend favorite holiday movie!

2. “Office Party” – A lot of us work from home. We don’t have co-workers in the cube next to us to celebrate and decorate for the holidays. For those who have offices/job to go to, the people we work with may or may not be our closest friends, right? There’s no reason you can throw your own ‘office party’ with your BFFs. Plan a night to do something special, to get dressed up, to go to a new place. Perhaps suggest a dollar amount that everyone feels comfortable with and cater a meal so no one has to cook (and everyone helps clean up!). Surprise them with a thoughtful gift to remember the night and the fabulous party with friends. (Note: If you’re girlfriends are long distance, plan a Google Hangout or Skype Party! Make the same appetizer and/or drink recipes, pour yourself a ‘bubbly’ and spend time online enjoying each others’ company!)

3. Dance Party – Life is short. We SHOULD dance. If possible, find an open space, decorate with lots of lights, have your favorite music playing and see what happens! Or meet at a dance club. Regardless of the location, dancing shoes and fun dresses required!

4. Cocktail Par-tay – Who better to ‘partake’ with than the women who you would want to raise a glass to in appreciation for their friendship!? Make the cocktail party especially festive with some special libations – like these from our girlfriends at Cooking With Caitlin: Holiday Spiced Bourbon, Hot Buttered Cider Rum or (our personal fave!!) Makers Mark Milkshakes!

we should dance quote5. Fireside Chat – Select a few friends and spend an afternoon or evening by a fireplace just catching up on the previous year and the goals for the coming new year. It’s a wonderful time of year to reflect and dream. I do this with a couple of my friends each holiday. It’s a beautiful way to stay in touch and share our lives. I highly recommend it!

Bonus Holiday *Party* – really isn’t a typical party. Why not volunteer somewhere with your BFFs? A ‘soup kitchen,’ donating and/or wrapping gifts for children who Santa might forget, at an animal rescue – try to help these wonderful pets find a home for the holidays. We could all be reminded of what’s really important at the holidays and all throughout the year – the gift of friendship, family, health and home. I’m pretty sure time spent with a friend volunteering is even more rewarding than shopping, dining or texting. Try it!

What Girlfriend Holiday Parties are YOU planning? Share your ideas below in the comments and inspire other women!

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3 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays With a Friend (& Make these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes!)

Celebrate friends who make every day a holiday quoteCelebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Amanda Bradley

Don’t you love the friends who make every day a holiday?!

Well, the holidays are rapidly approaching and we’ve got some girlfriend advice to minimize the stress and maximize the memories by spending time with our favorite friends. Here’s our list of 3 Ways to Get Ready for the Holidays with a Friend:

1. Wrap Gifts Together – Making a present beautiful is a great way to make the gift-recipient feel special and loved, right? What can make it even better? Wrap your gifts with a friend and make some memories as you create beautiful holiday presents. I know this for a fact thanks to Judi and Sue who I spent a day with wrapping gifts. We laughed, shared stories and enjoyed making the holidays gifts even more special together. (This is also true for writing holiday cards, a task that might not normally be fun. By the fire one night in my dear friend Dana’s house, we wrote our holiday cards, drank wine, enjoyed the fire and got our cards done – together. It was one of my last Christmas’ with her and I’ll always treasure that night.)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes recipe2. Bake Together or Do Cookie Exchange – Saving time during the holidays is a wonderful ‘gift,’ right?! Organize your friends to do a cookie exchange. Or, invite a friend or two over to do your holiday baking together. Both will be wonderful ways to spend time with your friends and save some time over the hectic holidays. (My friend Andi has the women in her family over for a day of cookie baking. It’s a wonderful tradition in itself, but my favorite part is where she shares little bags of a tasty cookie assortment with her friends. I love finding it on my doorstep!) Our recommendation, especially for Thanksgiving, try this yummy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcake recipe by our friends at WannaBite.com. You might want to make a triple batch – for you/your family, a girlfriend/her family and a few extras as special treats you share with friends and neighbors!

3. Run Errands for each other – Combining two of our ‘signs of friendship’ (asking a friend for a favor and making her life better), this most wonderful time of the year is a wonderful time to help each other. One great way is to make her life better by running some errands for a busy friend. It can be as easy as combining errands – like picking up her holiday greenery when you’re buying yours. Or it can be just taking some items off her overflowing ‘To Do’ list like picking up gifts, delivering packages, mailing packages or assisting with airport transport for incoming relatives. Just help her out and make her holiDAYS better. It’s the thoughtful gift of time that is greatly needed at this wonderfully busy time of the year.

3 ways to get ready for the holidays with your friendsBONUS: Check in on your Friends – The holidays can bring sad memories and sometimes lonely moments. Be the thoughtful friend who cares about the girlfriend who lost a parent or partner this year. Give special attention to friends who might find this season less than jolly. They’re great candidates for the above – to cheer up with Pumpkin Cupcakes, to help out their busy holidays by running an errand for or making their gift even more special with a thoughtful gift with lovely wrapping.

Actually, just practice being the kind of friend who makes every day a holiday for your girlfriends. How do YOU get ready for the holidays? How do you make your friends feel special during the holidays (or any day!)?

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Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes, 2 – Show Your Girlfriend Gratitude!

Stop to thank JFK quote, Thankful ThursdayWe must find time to stop & thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy / Thanksgiving Quote

Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend!

Sometimes we just can’t find the right words, ya know? Like when you know how much you love and appreciate a dear friend but you just don’t express it the way you wish you could.

Well, like the JFK quote above, we all need to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. So, we’ve ‘prettied up’ a few Thanksgiving quotes to show your girlfriend gratitude (tweet them, post on their Facebook wall, send in an email!) – just make sure you share them with the people who give you lots to be thankful for on Thanksgiving and all year round!

Because … Feeling gratitude & not expressing it is like wrapping a present & not giving it.
– William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Quote Feeling GratitudeCelebrate Thanksgiving by telling your FRIENDS how grateful you are for them! Here’s some Thanksgiving quotes to share with a girlfriend.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust / Thanksgiving Quote

Thanksgiving quote let us be gratefulOne of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand & to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Thanksgiving quote true friendshipI thank my God upon every remembrance of you…
– Philippians 1:3

Thanksgiving quote scriptureTime spent on gratitude is never wasted. Take a moment to send a quote/image from above to a friend and let her know how thankful you are for her friendship. Show your girlfriend gratitude. You’ll be blessed as well! Happy Thanksgiving Girlfriend!

More Thanksgiving Quotes :)

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Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes – Be Thankful Girlfriend!

Thanksgiving quote Thank youIf the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

Regardless of religion or political party, male or female, young or old, white or dark meat preference … we all celebrate Thanksgiving! Friends and family gather across our great country to share a meal, laughter, sometimes tears and a whole lot of turkey!

Thanksgiving is the pinnacle of gratitude. It’s the day we stop to focus on gratitude, to gather with friends and family, to attempt to count our endless blessings.

Send the following images or tweets of these Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes to your friends and family to celebrate this season of gratitude. (And check more Thanksgiving Quotes and Funny Thanksgiving Quotes!)

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  – John Fitzgerald Kennedy / Thanksgiving Quote http://bit.ly/ThxgivingQuotes (SHARE with a Friend!)

Thanksgiving quote JFK express gratitude
Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having Family & Friends. Courtland Milloy / Thanksgiving Quote http://bit.ly/ThxgivingQuotes

Thanksgiving Quote gratitude for having family and friendsIf you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily. – Gerald Good / Thanksgiving Quote http://bit.ly/ThxgivingQuotes

Thanksgiving quote try thankfulnessThanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron / Thanksgiving Quote http://bit.ly/ThxgivingQuotes

thanksgiving quote word of actionShare a quote with a FRIEND! Express your gratitude! (And check out more Thanksgiving quotes!)

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Girlfriend Gratitude – Share your Gratitude with a Friend

Girlfriendology quote happiness quote“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”
Albert Schweitzer

Thankful for something? Don’t keep it to yourself!

Get ready to amp up your happiness quotient girlfriend. The next time you have something, anything, to be thankful for – a terrific day at work, a great burn at the gym, a fabulous new pair of shoes – share your joy with a friend and multiply the magic.

It’s that simple.

We’ve focused on the positive power you will experience by keeping a daily gratitude journal. Thus week, we’re going to share a simple secret on making those moments of gratitude you’re discovering even more powerful. We’ll also share a few simple ways to put this positive power into practice.

By keeping a gratitude journal, you’re already halfway there in multiplying those good feelings. The next step is to take those gratitude gems and let someone else in on your joy. This simple act will take full advantage of your positive experience, and will create a positive experience for someone else!

Why share your joy? Studies have shown that on average, we have three times more positive experiences than negative ones in our daily lives. But we also share some very human biases toward negativity and habituation. Negativism is a tendency to give more weight to our negative experiences. Habituation means is getting so used to good feelings that they become habit – routine and largely unnoticed. Both of these can keep us from extending our good feelings to others.

Modesty can also make us reluctant to share our good news. We don’t like to boast or show off. We can even feel a little guilty that, in simple ways, we’re doing better than others. Bonding over bad experiences like work or traffic or relationships seems easier and even friendlier. Don’t go there. It’s true that misery loves company. Well, joy and happiness positively delight in good company. It makes you, and those around you, feel better about yourselves. Want to increase that positive power? Support others joy by encouraging them to share their happiness with you!

It will make you a better person.

While the objectives of keeping a gratitude journal include drawing attention to and focus on the positives and experiences in out lives, sharing those experiences increases the effect beyond feeling it or writing it down. Happiness grows in sharing.

Here are a few simple ways to share your story.
1. Phone a friend. You can do that anywhere, any time. If you get voicemail, leave an enthusiastic message.
2. Go to lunch. Seeing the genuine happiness on your friend’s face when you tell her the good news is priceless.
3. Socialize your happiness through social media. Twitter, FaceBook and even Pintarest are all wonderful ways to share your positive energy.

Remember that gratitude makes us optimistic. It decreases envy and materialism. Sharing your joy is not bragging or boasting; it positively affects the people you share with.

So talk with those close to you. Let them in on your happiness. The positive results are immediate – like right-this-minute immediate. Describing our happy experiences to friends and romantic partners will support your well-being, increase your satisfaction with life and even up your energy. Try sharing with people you know, people who are closest to you; they’re more likely to cheer you on and encourage you. The idea is that when sharing a positive experience – select a supportive listener,

Virginia Woolf once wrote “Pleasure has no relish unless we share it.”

So this week, let a few of your closest girlfriends in on the things that are making your day brighter. They’ll be more than happy to listen, and will be likely to share their happiness with you.

Have a thankful week girlfriends!

Let’s make this year filled with friends and gratitude. Sounds like the winning combination for a wonderful new year!

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By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend- check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 70,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes. & Did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

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Daylight Savings Time … What could you do with that extra hour?

be a better friend secret of lifeGood morning girlfriend! How’s that extra hour today?

Did you remember to ‘fall back’ today? Gotta love that ‘extra hour’ that we get each Fall for Daylight Savings Time. It’s the only day of the year that we get an extra hour to do whatever we want. Let’s all say it together: whoo hoo!

Okay girlfriends, so what do you do with that extra hour?

We have a couple ‘FRIENDly suggestions’ for that extra hour today!

1. Call your friends – We designate Sundays as ‘phone a friend’ day. Why not spend that extra hour today calling up maybe old friends you haven’t spoken to in a while? Or spend time with some new friends. It doesn’t matter which, just remember to spend time with the amazing people who love you and bless your lives with their friendship.

2. Send Cards - When was the last time, okay – aside from your birthday, that you received a card from a friend? A real, hand-written card? It’s kinda nice, isn’t it? Why not stop by Target or Hallmark and pick up some girlfriend-ly cards and send notes to your best friends. It’s pretty easy to do and means so much to them. Want to add an inspirational quote? We’ve got them! If you don’t know their address, check out Switchboard.com. Just send a card. A few words can say so much.

3. Go for a Walk with a Friend – I love those walk/talks where I get to exercise and catch up with a friend. It makes the miles just melt away and conversations keep me going so much that I don’t want to stop! Why not call up a friend and go for a walk? Get healthier and closer. It’s a wonderful thing – especially in Fall when it’s still nice enough to be hanging out with a girlfriend outside.

4. Facebook notes/Emails to your Friends – Facebook and email make it so easy to stay in touch. Send a note to your fave friends and tell them why they’re you’re fave friends! Or just say ‘Hi – what’s up?’ Just stay in touch with your friends. They’re worth that, right?

5. Make a Girlfriend Gift – If you’re crafty or even if you’re not, it’s kinda fun to give something that you made to a friend. Make a card, jewelry, scarf for a friend. They’ll treasure it – forever! (Here’s some ideas on girlfriend gifts to make.) Or, if you’re more into culinary crafts, what friend would love to have a surprise treat you baked for her? Go for it girlfriend!

6. Take a Class Together – My girlfriend Allison recently joined my gym. We’ve had a walk/talk date on the treadmills and taken a few classes together which MAKES us show up for class and makes it much more fun. (We totally made faces at each other during a tough weights/abs class that kicked our butts!) Call up a friend and make plans for a class or get together and workout to a DVD. It’s much more fun with a friend!

What are you doing with your extra hour today? How can you spend it with a friend?

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hAPPiness in the Palm of Your Hand – Happiness Journey for Girlfriends

happiness appHappy Today Girlfriend! This year we’re looking at Happiness as a goal for our selves and in ways we can contribute to our friends’ happiness. Our ‘happiness journey’ has lead us to … Is there a technological path to happiness?

“Some Pursue Happiness – Others Create It.”

                                                                 Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long ago as the 1960’s there were theories developed that logically tied the pathways to happiness to the operation of a computer. Dr. Maxwell Maltz for one, considered the brain a computer, personal thoughts and beliefs as sources of input, and human expressions and actions as outputs. If that expression and output is recognized as happiness, it would follow that the inputs we control – our thoughts and beliefs – can be directed to create our happiness.

If only it were so easy.

What began as Psycho-Cybernetics has traveled leaps and bounds since the early days of the tech era. Now there are a multitude of readily available technology-based happiness apps literally at your fingertips. Here is a short-list of Happy-apps to consider:

HappifyTrain your brain! Happify was developed with the help of scientists to boost your happiness and feel better about your life. Through a set of research-based activities that you personalize, you can form life-changing happiness habits and build your five basic happiness skills: Savor, Thank, Aspire, Give and Empathize. The app is FREE.

HappierDiscover, create and share the small moments of gratitude in your daily life. With this on-the-go gratitude journal, you’ll find yourself routinely saying “I’m happier now because…” Bite-sized, expert-led courses will help your find new ways to experience the joy, calm, and satisfaction and comes with happiness. The app is FREE!

MoodkitCNET says “It’s like having your own portable psychologist…” It’s designed to improve both your mood and your overall well-being. It features integrated tools that will increase your optimism, enhance your mood and give you a greater sense of control over your life and happiness. The app is $4.99.

Simply BeingLet the voice-guides Simply Being app guide you through a 5-20 minute meditation session. Enjoy deep relaxation, stress relief and all the benefits of deep meditation from the start. A variety of music and nature sounds will keep you on a pathway to peaceful happiness. This app is $0.99.

Track Your HappinessA featured #1 app on the app store, you can track four happiness items and discover what makes you healthy and happy. You can track your happiness and express your gratitude, stay in touch with friends and see your progress. Graphs by the day, week and month help your visualize your journey to happiness. The app is $0.99.

That should be plenty to get you started on taking your first steps on the digital highway to happiness girlfriends. And there are plenty more where those came from, which is any gadget you’ve got that you can access apps with.

Get online girlfriend, and put the power of the internet to work on creating your happiness!  And why not share what app you’re going to use with a friend so you can share your happiness progress?!

More on Happiness …

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Happiness: Do the Math | Our Happiness Journey (JOIN US!)

Happiness is a voluntary thing

Happiness is a Voluntary Thing | Our Happiness Journey continues …

7 simple secrets to make friends love you

7 Simple Secrets to make Friends LOVE You

7 simple secrets to make friends love youA friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard

Ever move? Get super busy with kiddos or work? Become ‘a little’ addicted to social media and spend all your time on your phone? Or dedicate all your free time to others?

It’s easy to let these things happen. It’s life. It’s this time of your/my life, right? But, after the job, kids, phone, family, volunteering, exercising, cleaning, cooking, driving, delivering … sometimes ‘friends’ get lost.

FACT: Female friendship makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more beautiful. Plus, DANG IT! Friends make life a lot more fun!

Some women feel like they’re unfriendable. Some of us just get super busy then wake up one day, when we need a friend, and not have anyone close to call. Some women are afraid to go the extra step in a friendship to make it a GREAT friendship.

That’s why we’re here. That’s why we need to do little things to be a friend, or an even better friend. That’s why we’re sharing these 7 Simple Secrets to make Friends LOVE You:

1. Be Thoughtful – Her birthday, favorite perfume or flower, her style and boot size, remembering to ask about her daughter’s soccer tournament or her job interview … it’s the little things that add up over time. Everyone likes to feel special, right? Make a friend (or a new acquaintance) feel special by remembering to ask about her life, by caring about the little moments in life that we need a girlfriend to share with us.

2. Be a Good Listener – It’s easy to get busy … to multi-task during a conversation, or wait to run errands before making a phone call. But are you REALLY listening? Are you picking up on the real things that matter to your friend(s)? REAL friends listen. They care. They show it by giving others all of their attention, by hearing even more than what their friend is saying. Be the friend you’d love to have. Be the listener that your BFF deserves!

3. Put the Phone AWAY – That text, Facebook update, tweet or selfie can wait. Life is short – spend it WITH your friend.

4. Understand the ‘rules of conversation’ – Ever go to a party and get ‘stuck’ talking to someone about THEM (and they’re not that interesting?). Don’t be that person. Know the ‘rules’ – like: ask about them, care about them, listen to them. Forget about yourself when you’re talking to her. Make her the center of attention. Your friendship will grow as you show her how much you care about her.

5. Compliment her (sincerely) – Having a friend is a blessing. Having friends who make you feel good about yourself is a joy. Be the kind of friend who notices that she’s lost weight, has a new outfit or haircut, that she’s completed a race or achieved a major goal. Be that kind of friend. She’ll (sincerely) appreciate it and you!

6. Resist the Urge to give Advice – Girlfriend advice is AWESOME, if you want advice, right? Sometimes as girlfriends, we might feel like we’re allowed to be honest, even if it edges on giving advice. Refer to #2 above – LISTEN. Show her you trust her to do the right thing, buy the most flattering jeans or get the perfect new hairdo. Unless she asks, just be a friend and give her the benefit of the doubt.

7. Make Time for Your Friends – We saved the best for last. Look at your calendar. When was the last time you spent time with a friend? When did you actually make the effort, spend the time, and share your lives? When did you laugh together, or cry together? Girlfriend, it’s the most important thing we have … our time. How we spend it is a real indicator of what’s important to us. Just do it. Make time for your friends. You won’t regret it!

7 simple secrets to being a better friend. Friends are worth every one of them!

What’s your Friendship ‘secret?’

This blog post was inspired by this Muse article.

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Happy Fall and Halloween Girlfriends! 10 Ways to Celebrate Falloween

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck

Halloween Erma Bombeck quoteWe love Erma Bombeck. She had such a gift for women’s wisdom. Like:

When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.

It takes a lot of courage to share your dreams with someone else.

LOVE Erma! So glad she shared girlfriend advice with all of us!

We’re celebrating FALLOWEEN this week on Girlfriendology. It’s that special collision of Halloween and Fall that has us shopping for pumpkins and decorative ghords, candy and candied yams, costumes and elastic-waist pants!

As we love to do on Girlfriendology, we try to share women’s wisdom and insights on life that hopefully can help you create moments and memories with friends and family. So, here’s our Falloween celebration ideas … (SHARE YOURS in the comments below!)

1. Don’t fret over having Left-over Halloween Candy! We’ve got some ideas on how to get rid of it!

2. Enjoy Halloween Treats without Guilt – because a girlfriend would never make you feel guilty about some candy!

3. Invite the Girls over for some ‘scary-good’ wines! Our review of Elk Creek Wines. What’s your favorite fall wine?

4. Get together and make some fun Falloween craft projects, like this Jack-o-Lantern bucket (fill with the candy you’re handing out or a fall floral arrangement). I’m using some Thanksgiving kitchen towels from Target right now as fabric to cover some pillows for the season. What fun creative projects are you doing?

5.  Get dressed up for Halloween WITH your Girlfriends! The shopper-girls of Sex and the City? Movie BFFs Thelma and Louise? Dress up together – it’s much more fun!

6. How about some ‘Retail Therapy’ with your Shopping BFFs? Get the girls together and go Fall Fashion shopping. What’s your Fall Fashion fave outfit? (Me? Give me some boots and jeans or tights/dress, I’m a happy girl!)

7. Celebrate Fall Girlfriend Birthdays! Give her a thoughtful gift and get creative in making her feel special on her special day.

8. Invite the Girls over for a Football Party! Who says that boys should have all the Football fun?! Not us! The NFL says that 44% of their fans are definitely female. Watch ‘the game’ with the girls – and enjoy treats like the recipe for Crockpot Buffalo Chicken! (or this Crockpot Pumpkin Bread!)

9. The cold weather makes it perfect to throw a Girlfriend Soup Party! What’s your favorite fall soup? Why not share it with your friends?

 10. Help yourself and your friends prepare for the coming ‘hectic holidays.’ Giving your friends support in the crazy-busy seasonal days. Doesn’t require special gift wrapping!

The most important thing about celebrating Fall and Halloween (or Falloween), is just planning time with your friends. DO IT! Have a great Fall Girlfriends!

Here’s what’s going on this week on Girlfriendology:

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend‘ - check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 70,000 women and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes & did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

Note: Girlfriendology does share affiliate links from time to time. However, we only recommend products that we’d honestly share with a girlfriend.

 

Girlfriend Football party

Recipe for a Fun Football & Friends Party | Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Pull on your favorite jersey, call up your foodball-fan friends and throw an awesome fall party!

Girlfriend Football partyWhether it’s NFL, College or High School games, we women are football crazy at this time of year. Actually, according to data from the ESPN Sports Poll and the U.S. Census, league officials say 44 percent of all football fans are now women. Go girl power! Taking over football too!

So, it’s just natural and a lot of fun to invite the girls over for a football party. Here’s a couple ideas – add yours in the comments!

* GO BACK TO SCHOOL – Remember when we used to cheer on our own high school team? We’d go with our girlfriends and watch the game, or maybe not watch the game but just enjoy spending time together. At your alma mater or your (or a friends’) child’s school, get the girls together for some high school football. Meet at your home before or after for snacks and drinks. Go girlfriends! (Bonus if you all dress or do your hair as you did in high school!)

* TAILGATE!!! – At a live game or even just to gather around a TV, invite your besties for a tailgate party in a stadium parking lot or even your driveway. Especially if it is nice, chilly weather, make up some chili or grill some burgers, have a cooler of beverages and hang out outside with your fun fanatic friends!

* BEST VIEW OF THE GAME – is generally on TV so invite the girls over to your house to watch the game of the week. Make it easy by preparing a tasty dish ahead of time in your crockpot, like this CROCKPOT BUFFALO CHICKEN recipe from our friends at WannaBite.com. (Doesn’t it look great! Can’t wait to have the girls over to try it!) Maybe a game of tag football during halftime? ;)

* LONGEST PLAY OF THE DAY – Does your football friend live in another city, state or even country?! Do you talk football with her? Make wagers? Cheer for each other’s teams? Why not watch a game together? Hopefully you can both watch the same game simultaneously. Then, get your own snacks and drinks, and give her a call on Skype, Facetime or in a Google+ hang-out. It will almost seem like she’s there on the couch with you disputing the ref’s and cheering on your favorite football teams!

Other ideas on a fun, friend-filled football party? Share in the comments below!

And … here’s even more FALL IDEAS FOR GIRLFRIENDS :)

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend- check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women!

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More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 60,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes.More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes & did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

Note: Girlfriendology does share affiliate links from time to time. However, we only recommend products that we’d honestly share with a girlfriend. Photo from WannaBite.com – used with permission.
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