Don’t you love it when you’ve finally gotten your home in order? You can step back, take a deep breath, and everything is organized into closet bins and divided drawers. But what happens next? Ugh. It’s so easy for everything to fall apart and pile up again. Why is that? And what can you do to stop it? I’ve mentioned before that I have been a relatively organized person since grade school, but that doesn’t make me a stranger to ‘stuff’. I can remember the stacks of papers, books, mail, and other stuff that littered the dining room table as I grew up. The open floor plan of our house placed the ‘formal’ dining area just inside the entry way and on the way to the kitchen and main family living space of the home. This made the dining room table the perfect dumping ground for everything. I don’t mean […]
I have a love-hate feeling about cooking. After a long day at the office, standing at the stove for another 30 minutes or more is the last thing I want to do. (Disclaimer: I do need to be honest and disclose that more often than not on these long days, my husband makes dinner for us and insists that I relax – aren’t I the luckiest?) We both hate grocery shopping. However, on the more ‘chill’ work nights and weekend evenings, I love the cathartic, almost relaxing feeling I get from being creative in the kitchen. I never really change my mind about grocery shopping, but it must be done! I also love finding delicious, healthy recipes to try. My “tasty goodies” Pinterest board is my most-pinned to, and I add more almost every week. It’s stuffed with yummy recipes. But as many of us know, Pinterest is a hub […]
Decluttering and organization will make your place of living even that much more peaceful. Simple living is all about the basics of need versus want.
Most days I get dozens and dozens of emails, and these are just the ones that are legitimate. They’re from clients, vendors and co-workers. I love that I can use email to communicate quickly, how email provides a paper trail for records, and how it supplements my organization of tasks. But I don’t love the way it complicates my life. In some ways, it’s made my life fragmented and frustrated. I crave the moments when I can get off the grid and leave all technology behind. Here’s an example: email is the bane of my existence when I’m trying to focus on a project or lengthy task. Unfortunately, I’m of the makeup that, when I see the little box slide in at the upper right of my screen I feel like I have to check the email. If it’s a request for something that only takes a minute or two to […]