Take it Easy on Labor Day!

Whether you work in the home or outside the home, do yourself a favor on this Labor Day weekend and take some time to relax.  Here's how:

LOOK at the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar!

That's right, the Fall Fashion Issue is on stands now and it is just packed full of fashion goodness.  If you want to freshen up your wardrobe for Fall, look no further for inspiration.  Don't miss it!

ALLOW yourself the time to sleep in!

The importance of sleep should never be dismissed!  We live in a world where everyone is on the go all the time, and so many of us are sleep deprived.  Use this weekend as a chance to catch some extra shut-eye.  You deserve it!

BUY yourself a present!

Maybe it's something small, like a milkshake.  Maybe it's something bigger, like that pair of Frye Boots you have been just dying to have.  Either way, give yourself a treat.  You work very hard and should give yourself a gift every once in a while.

ORDER a Stitch Fix for Fall!

Have you tried StitchFix yet?  I just had my first experience with Stitch Fix and it was super fun.  Do yourself a favor if you haven't already and go to their website, open an account, fill out your preferences, and schedule a fix.  It is that easy to have great clothes, personally styled for you and delivered right to your door.  Keep what you love and then send back the rest.  It is a great way to shop for those who, well, don't really have time to shop.  

READ about the history of Labor Day!

Have you forgotten some of the information you learned in your US history classes?  Well join the club!  On this Labor Day, take some time to remember why you have the day off.  At the height of the Industrial Revolution (late 1800s), typical Americans worked 12 hour days, 7 days per week to make a basic living.  Can you imagine?  Thank goodness times have changed and we have legislation that protects the American worker.  Labor Day now honors the contributions, achievements, and history of the American labor force.  Here is a great article that reviews the history of American labor.

Thanks for reading and for those of you in the Southeast who are bracing for the storm, stay safe.  Also, here is a link to a recipe for a Hurricane, the classic New Orleans rum drink, just in case you need it.

~Claire