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Friday, November 7, 2014

Always Use Your Best

I am a firm believer in always using the best you have. I always use my best dishes, glasses and other dinnerware. I always use my linen napkins every time we eat dinner.

I use my best vases for flower arrangements. I wear my best shoes on the weekends. I wear my scarves and jewelry on the weekends also! I don't see any point in "saving" things for special occasions. Honestly, you never know if those occasions will come. So use your best and wear your best always.

People, places and things are here to enjoy so enjoy them. Attached are two of my favorite YouTube videos from the The Daily Connoisseur.  I love how Jennifer is a connoisseur of daily living.  Lastly, if you missed my blog entry on wearing your best in the evening see here. Watch the videos and enjoy!

My top from J Crew and real pearl necklace. 
Now most people would save this for the holidays.
Well, I didn't. I like to wear nice things now. 

My blue and white dinnerware. I use it almost everyday for dinner or breakfast.

My glasses I use everyday. My step-sons use them also. 

I like to use nice platters when having dinner also. I found this at the Goodwill.
See my blog entry here about Goodwill shopping. 

To watch "Always Use Your Best" on your mobile click here.
To watch "Portion Control Tip Use China" click here.

(all photos via Mrs. Shockley, videos via the Daily Connoisseur)


  1. What a great post! I must say I have been guilty of not using my nice items as much as I should. I have some beautiful stemware I purchased several years ago that i have only used 4 or 5 times. They are too beautiful to collect dust, out they will come for my next dinner or even lunch.

    1. Oh yes, Mrs. Shery! I say use it all. Honestly, we never know what may happen. Enjoy and use your things! It also encourages your children more than you know.

  2. I love using my best also. One way to ensure you don't slip back is to declutter your less-than-best. If it's not there you can't use it.

    You have such a beautiful face and smile - you always seem to glow!

    1. Thank you Fiona! That just melted my heart! I so appreciate you coming and reading the blog. I loved your post today also. It's amazing how we learn things over time.