How to Stay Organized During the Holidays

It’s hard enough to stay organized the eleven other months out of the year, but add some crazy relatives visiting, three other dogs, a Christmas party, and a big ol’ dose of holiday cheer and pretty soon your house looks like a tornado came through.  However, there are some things you can do to retain at least some of your sanity. When the holiday season first starts, even though it’s hard to resist, try to go easy on the decorations.  Taking … [Read more...]

How To Stay Organized Everyday

No need for a "cute" grocery list, just get it done! In this day and age, it can be so hard to stay organized every day.  Something may come up, a phone call may throw you off, and the possibilities are endless.  I have a few tips to help you stay organized every day.  Hopefully they help! The first thing you need to do is start prepping the night before.  Do a quick pick-up throughout the house.  Clear off the counters, take out the trash, … [Read more...]

School Is Starting Back, Did You…

Many schools have already started back up for the fall session, but we've got one one more week left of our summer break before it's time to get back to school.   Getting ready for school to start back up can be very hectic, so I've included my personal check list  for your review. Things To Do Before School Starts Back Up . Back to school shopping for items that are needed NOW Shoes Clothing ( Backpack Lunch kit Books from … [Read more...]

Vehicle Preparedness Kit for Summertime Fun

We all know that we need a preparedness kit in our cars for Winter, but have you considered things that you might need for a spontaneous Summer day out?  Now that Summer is in full swing here’s a list of things that you might need when you hit the road for a day of unplanned fun. Things to keep in your car: Blankets and light jackets for each person in your family-- Sometimes, even though it’s Summer-time, temperatures can drop at night.  … [Read more...]

Get Organized For School Days

Summer is over for most and kids are back in school and there is plenty to do, so get yourself organized!  Here are a few things that we do the night before school in order to be prepared for the next day: Lay out clothes for the next day, even socks and shoes! Organize our backpacks and have them laying by the door. Get lunch boxes together, all but the frozen ice packs and final touches. Know what everyone would like for … [Read more...]

Quick Tips for Surviving the Holidays

As the Christmas Eve approaches, your stress levels are probably rising.  Did you buy a gift for each child on your side of the family?  What about your husband's nieces?  Did you remember to get that new afghan your grandmother wanted?  What about the toy your son has been eyeballing?  How is your budget looking?  Is everything still in check?  Dealing with the holidays can be incredibly overwhelming and the truth is that no mom can be Super … [Read more...]

Is Becoming A Minimalist For You?

Chances are, if you’ve been reading blogs lately, you’ve come across more than a few posts about minimalism.  What is minimalism?  Is it actually something worth pursuing?  Does it have any benefits?  Most importantly, is it right for you? Minimalism is basically downsizing your home and possessions and living with less than usual.  For some people, minimalism means only having necessities, rather than “wants,” but for other people, minimalism … [Read more...]