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Give Yourself a Break

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , |

You have my permission to give yourself a break this holiday season.  Maybe if you have permission from a fellow human that has been there, and there are many of us, you will give yourself a break.  That means if everything does not work out as planned, nothing will happen. The sky will not fall, the world will not end.  Ok, there are some prophets that may disagree, but that is a philosophical discussion for another time and place.   The holiday season is upon us and there is so much to do. It’s time for the hustle and bustle [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Sanity For the Holidays

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Holiday Organization, Planning, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   The holidays sometimes seem to creep up on us before we know it.  We have so much to do on a regular basis that we don’t always realize a holiday is quickly approaching.  I know that has happened to me more than once. Keeping our sanity during these times can be a challenge! So much to do and so little time! Things like figuring out gifts for everyone on our lists, cleaning, decorating, cooking, etc.  We want our holidays to be memorable and that can cause us to put more on ourselves [...]

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Top 3 Benefits of Giving The Gift of Service

By | December 9th, 2014|Categories: Holidays, Reduce Stress, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of digitalalert / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Trying to figure out a gift for that special someone? We put so much thought into finding the right gifts for everyone on our lists. Whether they are naughty or nice, we want to show our love for them by presenting each one with that perfect gift. Each one of us is unique, and the perfect gift for one, may not be the perfect gift for another. There are those that have so much that adding one more ‘thing’ to their spaces may not really be a wise choice. My recommendation is to consider [...]

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Dining Rooms Are Not Just For Dining Anymore

By | October 19th, 2014|Categories: Holiday Organization, Home Organization|Tags: , , |

Fall is in the air with crisp cool air and the leaves beginning their beautiful color transformations. It’s a season of preparation for holidays and winter weather. Fall festivals provide us with the opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature before it gets too cold. Preparations on our homes interiors include getting ready to receive guests for holiday celebrations. The rooms to focus on are those that will be used for these gala events. Organizing the kitchen is important to create wonderful holiday meals, but the dining room is also an important component to serve the meals. Dining rooms can be formal, informal, and [...]

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Don’t Be Afraid Of Organizing For Halloween

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: Holiday Organization, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Boo! Did I scare you? We are approaching the Halloween season, just having past the Autumnal Equinox a couple of weeks ago. It’s getting cooler outside and the leaves are beginning to turn colors. There’s definitely a shift in the air. And if you have kids they may already be thinking about what they’re going to wear for Halloween. This is the time to begin the planning process if you haven’t already started. Having a plan will take the guesswork out of knowing what you should do, when organizing for Halloween. Developing a plan also reduces the stress of the last minute running [...]

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Easter Holiday – Here Comes Peter Cottontail…

By | April 7th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Planning|Tags: , |

‘Hoppin down the bunny trail… My family gathers together for each holiday, and the next one up is Easter. It’s such a fun holiday! There is of course, the religious aspect, which is what the holiday is all about. There is no connection that I could find, between the Easter Bunny and the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead. In my family, the celebration continues after church with dinner, and an Easter egg hunt for the little ones. At this time of year in the Midwest, the weather dictates where the egg hunt will be held. [...]

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‘Tis the Season’……of Giving

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Donation, Downsizing, Holidays|Tags: , , |

The holiday season is in full swing and so is the season of giving.  That’s what the holidays are all about… giving.  To give of one’s abundance, is the definition of giving, as shown in www.Dictionary.com. We give thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday for the abundance of blessings bestowed on us throughout the year.  Charity food drives are prominent at this time, as a means to give of one’s abundance. Donation drives to give away your excess things are also in full swing.  This is a good time to purge not only your things, but to have your kids go through [...]

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Holiday Planning

By | December 13th, 2012|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , , |

Do you get anxious every year as we approach the holiday season? Perhaps when you begin to see Christmas ads in your mailbox, or holiday displays in stores that you frequent. Retailers seem to start earlier and earlier every year, sometimes before Halloween. It can be overwhelming, and a reminder that you better start your holiday planning so you will be ready for this festive time of year. It can be a stressful time. There are gifts to make or purchase, some that may need to be sent to loved ones in another state or country. Possibly greeting cards to mail, [...]

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Organize Your Kitchen for the Holidays

By | October 13th, 2012|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Kitchen, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Here we are, once again, at the beginning of October and just past the autumnal equinox. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are beginning to turn colors and will soon begin their descent from their limbs to the ground. Fall decorations are beginning to appear in shop windows and in many homes around the neighborhood. The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to begin preparations for all the festive events that take place this time of year. As we begin to plan for the upcoming holidays and the gatherings with family and friends, meal planning is a big piece of the [...]

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Gift Giving for the Holidays

By | December 12th, 2011|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and Joy to the World are just some of the wonderful carols we sing to celebrate the season. We hear them piped into all the stores earlier and earlier every year. It’s the retailer’s way of getting us in the holiday moodand enticing us to buy gifts from them for all our gift giving. Some of the stores even have a calendar countdown to show us how few days we have left until Christmas. It’s a lot of pressure on us to make sure we have all the gifts purchased for everyone on our list. And finding [...]

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