yeah, that’s a car selfie, we’re casual here
About four years ago we launched this site to talk about and inspire one another about the every day. The crazy good every day. And for me what I first wrote about holds true, I think the post was called 7 ways to have a good day, or something like that. Oldest son suggested I start posts with ‘a number’ and ‘ways’ to do it. I guess it increases your SEO or search engine optimization and honestly we’re not all concerned with that here and now simply name our posts whatever feels best.
So, here’s the original 7:
make your bed, eat protein for breakfast, get out of your yoga clothes, put on some makeup, walk the dogs, make some dinner, spend time with those you love.
Of course there’s a lot of everything that goes along with the above, like work, and parenting, and travel, shopping maybe, and housekeeping, and bad moods…yet, if I’m honest and I can check off the above, it’s a pretty damn good day.
I like to instill those 7 in my kids, and sometimes tell them they need to do the ‘every day dress’ thing. As in, get up, dress up, show up. It’s working; they are all on a pretty good path, bumps included. Here’s how second daughter hosted a little birthday brunch celebration for one of her squad this past Sunday, so proud of her, happy birthday Gabby.
not that I ever approve of shots, ever
Those 7 aren’t exact, simply the feel of it all. Walk the dogs can be anything that makes you feel alive, connected with nature, that moves your body. Get out of your yoga clothes is about showing respect for yourself and others in what we are all wearing for the day, runaround included.
Make your bed is absolutely basic. First things first. There’s nothing better than walking into a room, good day or not, with a nicely made bed. Simple.
Protein? In the morning? Can only think of a few things better than that and one of them is coffee. 🙂
Now about makeup: I’ve been guilty here. Kind of liking letting the skin show through with a little BB cream and a nude lip, or red-orange. Maybe I’m trying to be a little french or maybe all kinds of makeup feels like it’s aging…not really sure. My momma always told me, “Rebecca, brush your hair and put on some lipstick,” so that’s the least I can do. 🙂
If you’ve read along you know I’m all about dinner; it brings everyone back, and to the center, and is pleasurable in so many ways. Husband can’t understand at all how I think about ‘what’s for dinner’ first thing in the morning or maybe even the afternoon before. Wow…food rules.
And, as for dinner, it’s really a great way to spend time with those you love. It’s either glorious, or subtle, or even in between – whatever the day may be, and we love all of that – a punctuation mark. Wikipedia calls punctuation “The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, to aid interpretation; division of text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.” Can’t think of a better way to mark a day than a good meal with those we love.
Now the tangent; one thing we didn’t write about in the beginning is something we’re growing to love even more: searching, looking, seeking, aligning, and drawing out the best in others, always.
Thank you for reading, especially if you’ve gotten this far. Every day dress, 141 subscribers, 217,821 views, 776 comments, LOVE. Thank you. xoxo… Search engine optimization be damned.
BEST ONE YET! Rebecca all so true xoxo
humble thanks xo
Congrats on 4 great years!!!!
Love your blog!
Thank you Jane! Miss you! Best to you, yours, and those precious grands. xo
God bless you Rebecca for all you do and to share with readers on top of it all! I am always happy to see your email come through. You have a fantastic outlook and it benefits others. I hope your readership flourishes! You have great posts that are always great to read! Keep every day dress them coming for everyone sake. You have been blessed with talent and gratitude. Thank you for sharing!
Ann, you’ve been there from the get-go, sincere thanks and my best to you and yours. xo
Congratulations on 4 years! Keep it going….I enjoy your blogs!
This was the best post and I agree with your importance on all factors of life especially dinner together. You have given your children a strong legacy to live by.
love breaking bread with loved ones. xo
Beautiful post, congratulations on where you’ve come with the blog, it’s always inspirational, dinner suggestions included !
I adore your blog. Have learned a lot — about fashion, dinner, travel, and celebrations! Thank you for sharing your life here.
Thank you, Ann. Happy to have you stop by. xoxo