Category Archives: New Year

Our Most Popular Posts of 2014

Oooooh, I’m so excited.  2015 is going to be a great year.  My first blog post ever was published August 28th, 2008 and since then I haven’t been a serious blogger. Google Analytics who?  SEO, Schmess-E-O, A Plan?    All of that’s going to change.  Instead of asking myself, “What do I want to write […]
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French Pastry Giveaway

On our New Year’s celebration tomorrow, I’m using Looka pastries on our buffet.  They are high quality, yummy treats made with real food ingredients and readily available in the Freezer section at Wal-mart.  Affordable, stress-free perfection. We’ll have other things too–like homemade Kombucha (I’ll show you how to make this later.  I can’t even stand soda […]
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It’s Getting Ready to FReeeeeZE!

Christmas just ended and I hope you have time to rest before your daily routine starts again.  I wanted to pop in and ask you to wrap your mind around something.  Just think about it.  Don’t DO anything yet: January should be your gazelle intense, super focused, financial progress making month.  There’s no better month to get intense. […]
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Ringing it in

I love fresh starts.  I know I don’t have to wait for a New Year to get one.  My Savior makes it possible for me every day. But there’s something special about a New Year just the same.  I love giving lots of thought about my goals and plans for it.  It’s so much easier […]
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Take Note

It’s time to do yourself a little favor.  Take a quiet moment while the memories are still fresh and write some Christmas notes for yourself for next year. This isn’t the time to make huge plans (Which is so tempting when the execution of those plans is still 12 months away.)   Just write some […]
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Kid’s Room Organization–4 easy steps

Children’s rooms may be the hardest rooms in the house to organize, because they have their own ideas :).  The best system to use is one you develop with their help and is simple for them to use.   Eclectic Kids design by Vancouver Interior Designer The Sky is the Limit Design I once saw […]
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Sewing Rooms, Craft Areas, and the Home Office

Prepare to lose all respect for me. This was my office/sewing studio/school room.  It was a mess. (It’s a different kind of mess now.) I forget the actual measurements of the room, but it’s something like 20 feet by 17 feet. If I wanted to get nothing accomplished today I would go measure it for […]
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Organizing Linen Closets

When I look at a well-organized linen closet I notice they have a lot less stuff than I do.  I’m still trying to figure out what amounts of things I need.  I have a bin in the attic of old towels for washing cars and camping. In addition, each child has 1 towel to themselves, […]
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Your Own Gift Wrapping Station

My biggest mess in my office right now is gift wrap.  I moved a year ago, but never unpacked that box. Since Christmas the box has been broken on two sides and the contents strewn around my office. If I showed you a picture you might lose all respect for me.  So here’s one that […]
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5 Steps for Organizational Bliss aka How to Organize Almost Anything

Drumrolllllll please. Are you ready for this?  5 Steps makes it sound so easy doesn’t it? I hope you can have fun with this and look at all your stuff with fresh eyes.  Try to think outside the box… :). 1. Take a before photo of the mess.  You’ll be glad you did when it’s […]
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