Start Here When Organizing
By jamie June 21, 2016


Not sure where to begin? Need to jump-start your organizing? Feeling overwhelmed by clutter? Start Here: with the take-out menus. Admittedly this might sound like an odd idea, especially if you feel like your every space is cluttered! Take-out menus can feel like the least of your problems; but stick with me, I’ll explain. I like the idea of starting with >>>

Don’t Miss The Sunset
By jamie June 7, 2016


I stopped to capture this gorgeous sunset on camera. I stopped. If I hadn’t stopped, I would have missed it. Are you stopping? There is a good chance that your clutter, your calendar, your life keeps you going – and going – and going. Which is a good thing. Unless you never stop. Sometimes we need to stop! Stop to >>>

Pictures You Promised People
By jamie May 31, 2016

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I hit the ‘gallery’ icon on my phone and there is was – the picture I promised to send my sister (a few weeks ago.) Whoops.                 She knows how much I heart dragonflies and for my birthday she bought me a strand of tiny, light-up dragonflies. Near my desk I have a >>>

How To Toss It?
By jamie May 17, 2016


This week let’s both let go of something that needs to be tossed – but because we didn’t know what to do with it we held onto it – otherwise known as CLUTTER!               This is my favorite printer. It hardly ever jams. It is good on ink. It is reliable. Strike that – >>>

Clothing: a simple stress-free seasonal swap
By jamie May 10, 2016

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click here to print the seasonal swap out cheat sheet Could you use some extra closet space? If so then it might be time to store away a few things you won’t need in the coming months. Usually you’d grab a big storage tub and toss everything inside. THIS IS A BIG MISTAKE!! The tub will be super heavy to >>>

Use Something Up
By jamie May 3, 2016


A few weeks (okay, maybe months) ago I tried a new recipe from my shoe-box of clipped but hardly ever prepared recipes. It called for a packet of sesame seeds – which I purchased.                 I made the dish – sesame chicken – yum! But it had L-O-T-S of steps. Now I’m stuck >>>

STOP the Freebies
By jamie April 26, 2016


I am finally ready to accept it – just because something is f-r-e-e doesn’t mean I have to bring it home. Seriously, my kitchen drawers are brimming with all sorts of things I didn’t need, but I picked it up and brought home simply because it was f-r-e-e.                 I have 3 quarts >>>

10 Minute Inventory
By jamie April 19, 2016


Yesterday after running a few errands I had an “oh-no” moment! First, I picked up Holly’s favorite dog food at the pet store. Then, I stopped at the craft store for a tub of under-the-sea stickers. This week I am the guest reader at my niece’s school when I’ll get to read a book to the class then we will >>>

Fill One Bag then Toss It
By jamie April 12, 2016


So you may remember back at the start of the New Year I challenged you to join me for the BIG BAG TOSS of 2016. In case you missed it you can read all about it here The BIG Bag Toss of 2016 Turns out many of you really liked the idea of the big bag toss challenge. It also >>>

Contain Clutter – Here’s How (and why)
By jamie April 5, 2016


Here’s how I do my best to corral and contain clutter… Last night I cooked dinner, the best part is I actually used one of the many recipes I’ve clipped and tossed in a shoebox! The side dish was roasted veggies and they were yummy. Who would have thought I’d want a cozy dish in the beginning of April – >>>