happy new year

Happy New Year and Giveaway Details!

Happy New Year!  I’m very excited about 2018.  Overall, I would say that 2017 was a pretty good year for my blog as well as my other business Online Profile Pros.  I had an interview in Forbes and another article in Entrepreneur about Online Profile Pros and how we help people with their online personal brand.  I’m really looking forward to some more accomplishments for Living with Claire and Online Profile Pros in 2018.

Also, if you haven’t already signed up.  Smile Brilliant is still doing an their giveaway thought the end of the day on Sunday, January 7th.  You will have a chance to win a T3 Sensitive tray creation kit (like the one I used in my Smile Brilliant post). Just go to: https://www.smilebrilliant.com/g/livingwithclaire to enter.

Click here for the Forbes article.

Click here for the Entrepreneur article.

XOXO

Claire

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easy black eyed pea recipe

Easy Black Eyed Pea Recipe- Just in Time for New Year’s Day

When I was 9 years old, my mom and I moved to Texas.  That’s where I first learned of the tradition of eating black eyed peas for good luck on New Year’s Day.  Given that we were from California, my mom would make our black eyed peas into a salad with raw veggies and a light dressing.  My husband on the other hand always made his grandfather’s simple and easy black eyed pea recipe with basically 3 major ingredients.   He’s been making this recipe for me for about 14 years now (we just celebrated the 15th anniversary of our first date on December 20, 2016) and I must say that it never disappoints.

If you’re not familiar with the black eyed pea tradition for good luck, here’s a bit of backstory.  According to About Food:

“On New Year’s Day, you’ll find people throughout the South eating black-eyed peas and greens……Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s has been considered good luck for at least 1,500 years.”

Well I think many of us can agree that 2016 was not our favorite year.  Therefore, I think it’s imperative that we do what we can to ensure that 2017 ROCKS!  I know that I will be having my black eyed peas, will you?… Read Full Post