Kate Spade

Keeping It Together

Happy Spring!!! 

Could that be any more exciting? I didn't think so! Snow? What snow?

Along with relaxing on Sunday's I also love to plan out my week. Trust me, making lists relaxs me to the core.  I always like to know exactly what I'm cooking for dinner and have everything I need for each recipe. So I usually grocery shop on Sunday's too. Another relaxing task for me believe it or not. 

If I had any advice for the busy woman on the go it would be to get your act together in advance. It really brings peace of mind to know what's for dinner and what you have going on. Get yourself a beautiful planner that you like to look at and notebook for inspirations along the way. With a new season brings a new planner for me. A recent trip out of town last week lead to a pretty amazing shopping trip with my Sis-In-Law. I found this amazing planner, paper, and notebook. 

Get the goods here:  Notebook  &  Planner

Get the goods here: Notebook & Planner

This Spring is going to be my most organized ever.

So lets talk some tips to keep it all together. 

  • Get out your favorite cookbook or pull up some cool recipes on Pinterest and plan at least three meals (if your the cook in the house) so that you have at least an idea of whats on the menu that evening and you are prepaired.  
  • Staying on the food track, make your lunch the night before. 
  • Priortize. Look at your schedule for the upcoming week. See if you have any deadlines or important meetings and make sure you have everything together for that.  
  • On Sunday's I always clean out my handbag. Get rid of reciepts and papers that you don't need and file the rest. Add anything you think you might need for the next day.  
  • Polish your nails Sunday evening so that's one less thing to worry about the next day. 

I hope you have a relaxing and productive Sunday!

This week lets really aim to enjoy the little things, shall we? 


Way Back Whimsy

As I write this I am watching How To Marry a Millionaire (Marilyn! Swoon!) and I am reminded of my deep love for the 50's and 60's era. Watching these fabulous actresses sit atop their rooftop patio drinking champagne in their circle skirts makes me truly wish I was alive back then. So all of this got me to thinking as to how much time as changed in so many ways. One of those things is manners. Isn't it amazing how little thinking of others has become acceptable? I think we all need a little work on our day to day manners. I am always looking for ways to better myself as a person both inside and out. In the Kate Spade book so appropriately titled "Manners" I came across 10 Gentle Reminders that I thought was a nice refresher.

1. Making others feel at ease is the essence of etiquette, yesterday and today. 

2. There are few words more elementary or more welcomed than please and thank you. 

3. Good moods are contagious. Hopefully, yours will be pleasantly catching. 

4. Be aware and considerate of personal space- physical, visual, and aural. 

5. Showing respect is a gift, one that costs nothing and is endlessly appreciated. 

6. Think of your tone of voice as a telegraph. To the listener, it speaks volumes. 

7. A short fuse does nothing but burn. Should you find yourself with one, steer clear of others.

8. Never underestimate the message that's sent by your poise and posture.  

9. Clothes count. Appropriate attire is not only respectful, its refreshing. 

10. Let common sense be your guide and graciousness be your goal.  

Now run along and enjoy your Friday, smile, and open the door for someone.