Jan 24, 2022

Monday Memo…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Monday! I know it’s been a minute…well…more than a minute since my last post was in early December BUT  here’s the good news… I’m back and ready to give you a dose of Glamour, Inspirational Decor, organizing tips, fashion features and low and behold a newly designed blog is in the works  and will be ready for it’s debut in just a few weeks.

That being said, I need to catch up and wish you the Happiest of New Years in addition to my best wishes that 2022 will be filled with every blessing for you and your family.

As we start the last week of January (How did it get to be the last week of January already??) I’m featuring 3 easy peasy items that you can do to add a bit of happy to your day. It’s Monday for goodness sake and I have a feeling we could all use a little something to put  some “pep in our step.”

Monday Mantra

A friend of mine posted this lovely message on another social media site and I thought it was a perfect Mantra to embrace as we move into 2022….

As we continue out promise to eat healthy this year..(does this sound even remotely familiar)  I wanted to repost my Kale Salad Recipe that is  easy, delicious  and super healthy! It’s your basic win, win!

 

Kale Salad Recipe

  • Organic Kale (pre washed bag) (chop in food processor)
  • Organic Persian Cucumber (1 large whole chopped)
  • Organic small Cherry Tomatoes (10-12 chopped in halves)
  • Organic Carrots (Grate 2-3)
  • Dried Cranberries (1/2 cup)
  • Sunflower Seeds Unsalted Roasted (1/2 cup)
  • Feta (1/4 to ½ cup)
  • Garbanzo Beans 1 can (rinsed in  a meshed strainer prior)  before adding to salad

Portions of each item can be increased or decreased as per your preference.

Combine all ingredients and mix together gently

                                    *All items listed are available from Trader Joes

Salad Dressing

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil  (1/2 cup)
  • 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon
  • 1 T Honey

Shake in a jar until combined. Pour over salad  

Drizzle extra honey on top if desired

(Store remaining dressing in fridge)

 

Finally, if you’re in need of an  “instant” pick me up-Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers. I spotted TULIPS at Trader Joe’s this morning and it was a wonderful reminder that warmer days are ahead not to mention their pretty in pink.

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Dec 6, 2021

Monday Memo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Believe.

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Nov 1, 2021

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

I hope you feel FABULOUS today and everyday!

Pass it on!

Happy Monday and to the most wonderful week ahead.

Hello November. xoxo

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Oct 24, 2021

Monday Moment of Reflection

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

A simple and sweet reminder to start your week.

Keep Going…

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Oct 11, 2021

Monday Moment of Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Have Courage…

 

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Aug 6, 2021

Friday Style Quote(s) and an UP-date…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy Friday and my sincere apologies for being MIA for longer than I had ever hoped. Where have I been ?  I can sum it up in two words (and I know if you’ve been in a similar situation nothing more needs to be said), JURY DUTY. Yes, I was doing my civil service and taking part of being a juror in the lovely LA Courts.  I know that serving on a Jury does not mean you have to show up looking like you’re walking the Red Carpet (even if this is LA) BUT…  I am here to say that if you are being observed in public no matter what it’s for… perhaps it time to put a comb through your hair and wear something presentable. I KNOW we’ve been locked down during the Pandemic but update: Loungewear is NOT streetwear. Capiche?!

 

As I observed  how individuals were choosing to present  themselves in public as of late, I am here to say that in my very humble opinion: I think there are certain individuals that could use a “gentle reminder” and a serious upgrade ! Embrace the idea of  making a little bit of effort to look presentable.

Bearing in mind that we are opening back up (slowly but surely )I am here to tell you that the opportunity to wear something that makes you look good -will  always heighten your sense of self esteem.

Here’s to upping your “style” ante and putting yourself back out into the world feeling and looking your best!

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Jun 21, 2021

Monday Morning….and a Quick TIP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Sound Familiar????

 

Hello Monday and welcome Summer.  By any chance did you reach into your closet this morning and utter these words: (be honest) ….

 

To quell your carving for some Summer Style and to make sure you always have something to wear might I suggest always having on hand  at least ONE great Sundress  that you can throw on at a moments notice and dress it up with some heels and accessories or dress down with sneakers and a pair of sunnies.

Image Courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue Denisa Dvrakova in Dior

Here are a few favorites that are on my radar. I hope  they will inspire you to savor the Sun in a fabulous Sundress for the Season at hand.

Image Courtesy of Alexis

Dress and Image courtesy of Ulla Johnson

Alexander McQueen S/Summer 2021* Can’t bypass McQueen xox

Lavita Dress @ Shopbop.com

Jaden Dress by Reformation

 

Enjoy and Happy Summer!

 

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May 24, 2021

Monday Moment…(of kindness)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Let’s admit it…The world got a little crazy during the Pandemic.

Now that things are really opening UP and getting back to what we could consider normal or a version of  what we once knew as normal, I have noticed -as of late a bit of tension that looms when I’m out and about. Perhaps this hostility is partly due to being locked down for so long and withdrawn from the outside world. Did we somehow forget  how to act around the general public?.. So for the sake of sanity and doing a small part in making the world a little better place- I have a suggestion that I hope will brighten all of our days as we interact with each other:

Be kind.

It’s been a rough 14 months-for all of us (and for many -much harder than we could  even imagine) so at the very least extend  a simple act of kindness or a gesture of acceptance when you’re interacting with others .YES this includes even complete strangers. . You never know when that simple act of kindness might just be the BEST thing that happened to that person in a long time.

Kindness….it can make an Impact (in the best of ways)!

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May 17, 2021

Monday Memo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

A gentle reminder:

Surround yourself (today and everyday) by those that lift you UP!

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May 10, 2021

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

In honor of Mother’s Day and a gentle reminder to ALWAYS cheer each other on!!!

Always Remember…You’re only competition is YOU.

Go & Do!

Image courtesy of Good Housekeeping.

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