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Your A-toZ Guide to Getting Organized (Part 4 of 4)

Saturday, December 05, 2009      3 comments

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)

Friday, December 04, 2009      3 comments

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)

Thursday, December 03, 2009      4 comments

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)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009      9 comments

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

Stay Motivated

Tuesday, December 01, 2009      2 comments

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

Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

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

Christmas Magic

Saturday, November 28, 2009      1 comments

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009      2 comments

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

Too Soon

Monday, November 23, 2009      3 comments

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

Sunday, November 22, 2009      1 comments

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


Saturday, November 21, 2009      3 comments

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


Thursday, November 19, 2009      2 comments

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! ... Read more

Spark Points

Wednesday, November 18, 2009      2 comments

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


Monday, November 16, 2009      2 comments

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


Sunday, November 15, 2009      2 comments

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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