Friday, December 31, 2010

It's New Year's Eve!

New Year's Eve! Blah, blah, blah!!! Tonight I'm wearing this cute little hostess apron during "Merlot Hour" ...it's says "Party Girl." While I am definitely a party girl, believe it or not, I've never really been into New Year's Eve. Just between me and y'all, I can't stand going to parties with a bunch of drunk strangers kissing me at midnight! It's just gross! I will enjoy watching Anderson Cooper & Cathy Griffin's coverage of The Time's Square Ball, a champagne toast with my Waterford goblet, and singing Auld Lang Syne.

I shall reflect back on the past year--thinking about what I did wrong and how to change that and what I got right and how to keep that going!

It's fun looking forward to the new year isn't it? This year, I decided to write down my goals for 2011...not resolutions--just personal goals I want to accomplish, places I want to visit, and of course, there are several goodies I want to buy!!! If you follow me on Twitter here, you can read "Miss Janice's Goals for 2011."

New Year's Gifts
Even though I'm staying home and not hosting a party this year or attending one...here's a photo of a gift I packaged for guests a couple of years ago. I used a four-pack box and filled it with a split of champagne, two inexpensive champagne goblets, some party horns, black shred, and my signature gingham ribbon.
Get Your Party Favors Y'all!
This is my favorite New Year's party favor of all time!!! It's a can of the Southern favorite New Year's Day food--Black Eyed Peas...wrapped in cello and adorned with a party blower! Remember, for every pea you eat, that's a dollar you'll earn in the new year! {That's what Mama said!!!}


It's Time for a Blog Break Y'all!
Please excuse me while I take a break from blogging for a short while. I need to do some computer maintenance, some work around the house, and possibly get a new blog design! {Speaking of blog design...does anyone know why my right margin has dropped down below the last post on this page?}

Before I close for my break, I want to thank all my readers for your precious comments on the blog. Y'all are so sweet! You may certainly still e-mail me with your questions and also follow me on Twitter at SocialGraces101...I'll still be tweeting "What I'm Wearing," et cetera.

Happy New Year to all y'all! I hope that you reach the goals you set and that you have a prosperous, healthy, and happy New Year!

Don't forget to open up the front door of your home at midnight to let the old year out and the new year in...it's a Southern thing y'all!

Chin Chin!


Miss Janice

49 comments:

Lily Lemontree said...

Enjoy your blog break dear lady, we all need one every once in awhile!
I will definitely open my door at midnight (had never heard of that before) and think of you while I am doing so!
Wishing you all the very best for 2011!
xoxo

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I'm watching Anderson and Kathy, while reading blogs, drinking cocoa and cuddling in bed with the dog. Exactly the way I love to spend NYE. Cozy and avoiding crazy drunk folks.

Cheers to a fabulous New Year!
KK

Fashion Meets Food said...

Hope you have a Happy New Year. You are so creative and always have the best gifts!

xo

Tammy B said...

Happy New Year!! I'm watching NBC from Times Square with Bo at my feet. Enjoy your blogging break. We are going to miss you. I peeked at your goals. I need the inspiration.

flip flops and pearls said...

I pray that 2011 brings you many blessings!! Happy New Year, Friend! Much Love, Daphne

The Doxie Diaries said...

OMGosh!! I chuckled when I saw your comment about opening the front door at midnight. I have always done the same thing. This year my daughter got to open the door. I had totally forgotten to mention it to my friends, so I swiped it and put it on my FB status. I'll miss your blogging but I know you have been a busy bee this past year. You deserve a break!

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

Suburban Princess said...

Happy New Year!

That's actually been done in Scotland since ancient times...but since so many Scots were banished and came to north American via the islands it makes sense that so many of their traditions would be alive in the south. Did you know the Scots were jumping the broom long before we knew what a Jamaica is?

My husband will be popular today as he will be needed to first foot lots of houses!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Happy Happy New Year Dear Miss Janice! I just adore your blog and wish you a very restful and productive blog break, but would be dishonest if I wished it to be a LONG break. You will be missed!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

I could not agree more about New Year's Eve...eeewwwww! hahaha

linda said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice!
-linda,ny

linda said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice!
-linda,ny

Sherrie said...

Happy New Year Miss Janice! I hope you accomplish a lot on your blogging break. I just started to follow you on twitter so I can keep up with your goings on. Love following your blog! :)

Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Miss Cuteness! Look at your header filled with you - just darling! Here's to another wonderful year of blogging.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Whosyergurl said...

You are adorable! Happy New Year, Miss Janice! I have heard that eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck, but never heard that about dollars. Love your..."That's what Mama always said!"
Thank your for always showing all of us how to be a little more gracious. We all need that!
XO, Cheryl

Shavon Hankins said...

I so enjoy your blog and will dearly miss your blog during your blog break. Wishing you a Very Blessed 2011!!

Shavon Hankins said...

I so enjoy your blog and will dearly miss your blog during your blog break. Wishing you a Very Blessed 2011!!

Mimi said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice!! If I ever get through posting about Christmas, I'll be taking a break, too ~ gotta put up Christmas sometime! Oh what fun we have in the South!! My door is always opened at 12:00 for the New Year to blow away the remains of the Old Year. Funny, but somehow that makes me sleep more peaceful that night. Enjoy your much-needed break. Look forward to all the great things to come from you!

bevy said...

Loved reading your 2011 resolution tweets! Have a wonderful break and even better new year!

Bea said...

Happy New Year, Miss Janice! I wish you the best...

mamamagnolia said...

Love the aprons. I like a quiet New Year's party too. Just a few friends at my house and everyone goes home early so we can ring in the new year in our pjs.

TW said...

You do goals too? I've always prefered the fine distinction of a goal over a resolution. :)

Enjoy your break. I look forward to your return!

Lori said...

That is so weird with your bar at the bottom of your post. Wish I had and answer for you. Happy New Year, never heard the opening the front door thing, but love the black eyed pea favor, so cute!

Chick in the Czech said...

Have a great blog break!

I brought my New Year's Eve hostess a cutely wrapped can of black-eyed peas but it was hilarious becuase she did not know that they brought you good luck at the New Year! I had to explain the meaning so she did not think that I brought her a can of food.

Candy said...

I wish you all the best for 2011, Miss Janice... take a nice relaxing break and I can't wait to see you back! :) Love, Candy

Teresa Jane said...

GREAT picture. Buh-bye!

Stitchfork said...

Love the monogram apron!
Happy New Year!
Cathy

Lisa said...

I took a little holiday break myself, Miss Janice but I wanted to swing by and wish you a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

annie said...

Enjoy the break Miss Janice.Hope it will be a real refresher for you.
You look so nice in your new header!

The side bar is dropped down because something in your main blog area is too large. Usually it is a photo that is not sized down enough.

flip flops and pearls said...

Enjoy your break!!

I'm coming to FB to give you some love:)

Happy Day Friend,
xo

Designs on 47th Street said...

Best wishes in the new year Miss Janice. Looking forward to seeing your changes for 2011.
Hugs,Donna

CailinMarie said...

Happy New Miss Janice. You may be pleased to know, my own New Year's goals include a personal makeover among other things. I have decided it is time to become a lady. I stumbled upon your blog some time ago and I shall be visiting rather frequently as I endeavor to make progress.

...All Things Refined said...

Cheers and Happy New Year Miss Janice! I look forward to all your post in 2011. You are the best! Joy

KDC Events said...

Happy New Year Miss Janice! Enjoy your break and I look forward to your return!!

midnight macaroons said...

Hope you enjoy your blog break. We all need to detox our minds from the electronics from time to time. I just posted on dog houses. I think you would like it.

Wishing you a fabulous 2011!!!

Bella Michelle said...

I seem to always be last at the party, dear blog friend! Wishing you a Happy New Year and my hope is that your 2011 brings only joy and blessings. Enjoy your bloggy break!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Hope you're enjoying your break. One of my goals for 2011 is to be more like Miss Janice!!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Hi Miss Janice

I just found your blog over at Back Porch Musings.

Just wanted to say Hi Your name caught my eye.

You look really cute in your picture with your pearls on your shoes.

Janice

Happy New Year

Curtains In My Tree said...

PS

Love that you showed your Black-Eyed_Peas I always put a can in all my gift sacks to my friends and family. My Grandmother always had black eyed peas on new years day

Janice

Henley on the Horn said...

We can't wait for you to come back! Please don't break for too long!

High Heeled Life said...

Hi Miss Janice .. just stopping over to say I have missed your posts ...can't wait to see what wonderful delights, and creative ideas you bring us next...xo HHL

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Hello Miss Janice!
I just popped over to see how you were doing as I don't facebook or tweet. It has been quite a long time, but I do so hope you're enjoying you time off the computer. I pulled off a darlin' soiree yesterday at the schoolhouse for my birthday buddy and thought of you! You would have loved it down to the details. Thanks for inspiring me to do my best. I shall send a photo to your e-mail!

Love,
Mrs. Kindgergarten

Marla said...

just dropped by to say I have missed your happy posts! Enjoy your time "away"!

Screen Door Prep said...

Missing your posts - I had just found you! =) Hope to see you back soon!

Beth Dunn said...

You just couldn't be cuter in that pictures!
xoxo
SC

KMS said...

Looking forward to your next update... hope all is well!

Also, I hope you don't mind but I tagged you on my blog for an award. My blog is http://townandcountryprep.blogspot.com/ .

Beeutiful by Design said...

We miss you Miss Janice - will you posting again soon? Hope you are well - Jennifer

Shavon Hankins said...

Please, Please Miss Janice!! Do come back to Blog!! I especially miss all of your incredible holiday ideas!!
You are truly missed!!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Miss Janice~

Just stopped by to wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day!

Miss You Much,
Mrs. Kindergarten

linda said...

Miss you, Miss Janice! Happy New Years, Happy Valentines day! Hope all is well with you and your family!
-linda,ny

WhatMissLoves said...

I really love all your different aprons! How many do you believe you have? Hope you can follow me!