Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 4 of 4)
V – Vet your e-mail
If your inbox is constantly clogged, set your e-mail preferences to filter “I can read this later” stuff into its own folders.
W – Waste not, want not
Kitchen storage doesn’t have to stay in the kitchen: Look for w... Read more
Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 3 of 4)
N – Build a household notebook Restyle a 3-ring binder into command central. Divvy it up with tabbed categories such as Contacts, Food and Activities. Then stock it with class phone lists, school lunch schedules, blank calendars and more so ev... Read more
Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 2 of 4)
G – Map your garage
Make over a garage-turned-dumping-ground by drawing a map of the space and designating a spot for everything: cars, bikes, camping gear, lawn/garden tools. After you’ve arranged your stuff, post copies of the map on the... Read more
Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 1 of 4)
Keeping your stuff and your life organized can be harder than a college physics exam. But with these savvy tips & tricks, it’s as easy as A-B-C.
A – Assign a color scheme
Banish cries of “It’s not mine!” by color-coding your kids gear al... Read more
1. Music is key, so blast it when you work out. Listen to your playlist only when you exercise so you’ll look forward to it.
2. Give yourself a no-food reward after a week of eating well & exercise. Get a manicure or buy yourself flowers.... Read more
Healthy Resolutions You’ll Keep
We’ve all made live-healthier declarations at the start of a new year (Exercise every day! No dessert!). Problem is, most of the time, they’re just too grand. The key to making resolutions stick is to take little steps toward your main goal. ... Read more
We did our holiday decorating today - that was great fun! The house really looks great. This year, I let my husband do a lot more decorating - I decided that he had some better ideas of where to put things. I was right - the place looks wonde... Read more
The Best Decision Making Tool Ever
It's called the 10-10-10 rule, from best-selling author Suzy Welch. It's a way to re-think your thinking. What you do is, when faced with any complicated decisions - assess the impact it's have on your life in 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 year... Read more
I was walking around my neighborhood yesterday and noticed that many, many houses were already decorated for Christmas. I don't know about any of you, but I feel that it's too soon! I know the stores are blasting us with "pre-Black Friday" sal... Read more
Water aerobics are the greatest!! I used to do them all the time - I was even a substitute teacher for awhile - but now I just don't have the money to indulge in classes. I recommend water aerobics for everyone.
If you are afraid of the... Read more
Well, I didn't get the job I interviewed for last Friday. I am very sad about it, too. I know that it was a perfect job for me, but apparently it was the perfect job for someone else, too. I'm glad that I at least got the interview because in... Read more
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
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I am so excited! I just passed the 5,000 point mark. I am so proud of myself. I had joined SparkPeople quite a while ago, but never really got into it. This time, I love it so much. I have been talking it up to all my TOPS friends, trying t... Read more
Yesterday a large portion of my family attended a get-together at a local restaurant, kind of a "mini-reunion". It was fantastic! Getting to see the children of my cousins and getting to actually know them is a wonderful thing. We shared stor... Read more
Well, I did it! I took my very first yoga class through my local library. It was really, really great! I have always thought of yoga as something kinda weird, but it really is not at all like that. This was so soothing, yet invigorating at t... Read more
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