Hi! I’m Jaime–a Pittsburgh gal with passion for politeness, people and of course–organization! I work full-time in the world of corporate communications and moonlight as a wedding planning diva. I am wife to Steven and ‘mom’ to our newly adopted three-year old boxer, Chase Baxter. I love travel and am excited to be spending Christmas this year gallivanting through Europe with my love. Thanks for reading :) Image by my husband, Steven Dray.
Happy Thursday, friends! It’s Gina here, and I’m trilled to introduce you to an amazing woman, and a dear friend of mine, Jaime Dray. Jaime and I were public relations interns together at a sports television network many, many years ago. We shared a desk, a daily bag of Peanut M&M’s, and lots of laughs. Our friendship was born! It was Jaime who introduced me to Emily’s products, blog, and the woman herself :). I’m so, so thankful for that, and Jaime’s amazing friendship. Enjoy!
ORIGINS A PERFECT WORLD SKIN GUARDIAN: I read somewhere once if you’re going to ‘splurge’ on something it should be your skincare regimen because you only get one set of skin in your lifetime-So true! I am a huge fan of all Origins products, but this one is by far my favorite. It makes my skin feel silky smooth and protects it from harsh pollutants in the air. LOVE!
TARGET REDCARD-DEBIT EDITION–Let’s be honest, is there a busy mom/wife/person/ who doesn’t love Target? For those who don’t want to open a credit card and get into debt, the Target Red Debit Card is the perfect choice. Benefits: money I spend at Target comes directly out of my checking, I get a 5% discount on all purchases and FREE shipping on anything I buy on target.com. Easy and free to sign up–just take a blank check to the register and you’re done!
MOLESKINE EXTRA SMALL JOURNAL: These mini journals are a wonder. They are small, light and compact–fitting into my purse, laptop bag and even my back pocket. I take one to every meeting I have to jot down important facts and figures. ALSO-They come in fun colors! (Pink is my personal fave.)
PRINSTAGRAM: I like instagram because its personal but limits the ‘TMI’ interactions often seen on other social sites. The only sad thing about it was none of my photos were tangible! Enter Prinstagram! I love printing my favorite instagram memories cheaply and quickly. My Prinstagram books are nice little conversation pieces I keep on display in the living room. :)
KATE SPADE WELLESLEY TANNER LAPTOP BRIEFCASE: A gift from the Mister, my kate spade laptop bag is perfection! I have many meetings on-the-go and this classic, sleek bag is the perfect yet functional accessory to any outfit. The padded interior protects my laptop/ipad and leaves some room for my moleskine too!
PERPETUAL CALENDAR: When I was working my very first internship out of college, my boss introduced me to all the gloriousness of the ‘perpetual calendar.’ It’s an easy way to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions throughout the year. Best part? People are always so impressed I remember their special days! As a perpetual card/note sender, I could never last without this simple and helpful product.
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Twitter and Instagram: @jaimedray
THE SIMPLICITY SERIES features busy gals, in different stages of life, making what matters happen and tips and tricks they’ve found to be helpful. Simplicity is about building margin into your life and spending time on and with that which fuels your heart. While we love to share products and services that help us day to day, but simplicity is about HEART and intentionally choosing the thing that matters most (your TREASURE) more than anything money can buy. We wear many hats and we know you do too, so we’d love to hear your thoughts as well!
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Luke 12:34