Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”. Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.
Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip! (Think Hints from Heloise!!)
Boxing it Up
For this wonderful idea, I have to credit my mother, Charlotte—the 70’s model in my blog. It’s one of those things that when I saw it, I thought….”why didn’t I think of that?” And maybe in all respects it’s obvious to everyone else out there. But hey, it’s my blog, so I get to share what I want, right?
The idea is to use a small box/container to take all the items you use for something, and make it easy to grab and take elsewhere. My example is for my nails. Now granted, I realize many women get their nails done at the salon. But there are still times you need to touch up or even do them yourself. And I usually do this when watching television. I used to grab from my bathroom the polish remover, cotton balls, an emory board, my clear polish and figure out which colored polish I wanted . Then I’d stack them in my arms to take to the living room. How silly!! Now I have this box set up and ready to go—I just add the color polish and voila!
I used a box that I had laying around for this concept. If you really wanted something prettier, the container store is full of these items–see below
Or if you want your box visible (like decoration) you could use a basket
If you’re an avid traveller, another example of this which can be helpful is to have your makeup & toiletry bag filled and ready to go. Since most of us already have travel size goodies, why not have them already arranged in your travel bag, so you don’t forget anything? I’ve done this for years and it does make packing for a trip quite easier.
Would this idea work for you? Or do you already do a version of this trick? The rest of this week, I’ll be styling bomber jackets (since it’s starting to get crisp outside)!