Two weeks ago we had a simply fabulous Moms Night Out at Pearl Wine Co! Leora, the owner of Pearl, was an extremely gracious host, and we enjoyed her company and hospitality as much as we did the atmosphere. We started the evening with cocktails (mom’s choice of wine or the signature drink the, “MILF-tini”), appetizers from Whole Foods and mingling. Then some ladies tried out the made to order grilled cheeses from Lionheart Foods (the word on the street is the Northeastern was outta control awesome), while others such as myself decided to have dessert first courtesy of the NOLA Pie Guy, Nate Winner. We also had the most adorable personalized cookies from Alyssa of Essie’s Sparkling Confections. She can recreate pretty much any logo, which is such a fun touch!
Once everyone had settled in, Stasia Cymes, holistic professional organizer with Clear the Clutter, gave a 40 minute presentation which included her best tips and tricks to organize and pare down the clutter. It was VERY clear from Stasia’s presentation that she is passionate and excited about what she does, but as moms we loved that she comes from a inspirational and non-judgmental place.
Some of our favorite take home points directly from Stasia included:
- The first step to getting organized is setting time for yourselves. Put it on the calendar, and stick to it! Also stay away from your phone, social media and other distractions when organizing.
- Clutter is a decision waiting to be made.
- It is ok to have empty space: it is giving yourself room to grow!
- Moms of multiples must be twice as diligent about what comes into their homes.
- Do not let junk mail touch your counter; it does not deserve a place in your home.
Following the presentation, Stasia took several questions from the audience and then we went into giveaways. It really was exciting as we called the names of the moms that won the Dry Bar Bleu gift certificate, Christie Froom Photography Photo Session, bottle of Sparkling from Pearl Wine Co, an organizational session from Clear the Clutter, and a turkey dinner and sides for Thanksgiving for 6-8 people from Whole Foods.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Christie, of Christie Froom Photography, for not only capturing all of the fun but also for being such a fun person to hang out with. Being able to laugh and hang out with the event photographer (while not a must) makes everything so much more enjoyable!
Last but not least, we know NOLA Moms love and appreciate swag. We would like to thank Whole Foods for providing the swag bags filled with chocolate, lotion, mints and other goodies. We would also like to thank Dry Bar Bleu, Nurse Nikki LLC, Pearl Wine Co, Drink Iconic, Kleenhanz, Peter Rabbit Organics, Let’s pARTy NOLA, Drink Deck, Boogie Wipes, Puffs Fresh Faces, Theodent and Ulla Gaudin for contributing products for the swag bags.