I read this week that we will not live to see another February like this one again in our lifetimes. This February has 4 Sundays, 4 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays, 4 Wednesdays, 4 Thursdays, 4 Fridays, and 4 Saturdays. This only happens once every 823 years.
February is one of my favorite months. Not because of “singles awareness day” aka Valentine’s Day, although I do feel better about it now that I am married, but because of the birthstone Amethyst and the flower that represents the month, violets! I think it is safe to say that I love purple!
I have a big rough amethyst that serves as a door stopper in my house. I actually took it from my mom and I’m not sure she even knows that it’s missing. But it is gorgeous! For a girl who loves sparkle, to look at the inside of that rock and see the naturally occurring crystals, just makes my world go around. My mom used to use it as a lesson when I was growing up too. She would take the rough side of the amethyst rock, the one that had nothing special and say that the outside doesn’t matter, it’s what is on the inside that counts. Then she would turn over the rock and that’s where the beauty was.
Amethyst is a quartz that can be mined relatively easily. The moment when you find that ugly, bumpy rock and then crack into it with your rock hammer and see the gorgeous crystals you feel like you have struck a fortune. Amethyst can be expensive depending on the color but it is also an affordable stone that can be easily found in many jewelry stores. Here are a few from our selection…
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The color of Amethyst is royal purple and has been sought after for decades by royalty. If I was a princess an amethyst crown would be right up my alley. Take a look at a few of these…
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February Fun Facts:
~National Bird Feeding Month
~Every First Sunday of February is Super Bowl Sunday
~In Old English, February was called “mud month”
~February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language
~February is the only month that can pass without having a full moon
~Today, February 3rd, is national carrot cake day, let’s all celebrate this together
Happy February and thanks so much for reading!