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A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

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Ever repeated the location for something so many times you just want to scream the next time someone mentions the words “Where is…”? Or have you had to explain how a process works repeatedly? I love using pictures to explain. It saves time, energy, and can make it so much easier for other people to understand where items belong or how the process works.

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The Space between Belief and Action

Well Being + Decluttering Survey

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Research suggests that most people understand the correlation between decluttering and an improved mental state.  Studies have proven that organizing will help you feel better. Yet in a recent poll by Huffington Post, 47% of Americans worry about the organization of their home.  In another study 1 out of 4 people say they feel disorganized at work. So why do we stress over something we know will reduce stress?

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Emergency Preparedness Kit

In light of the latest impending weather systems I thought I would repost my Emergency Preparedness Kit, which I posted on Feb 12, 2013.  For this particular storm I am also including blankets and hot chocolate. Stay warm!

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Snow above window
In light of the recent events in New England and Mississippi I thought I would share my emergency preparedness kit. These are items that I always have in the event of power outage or unknown event. For more detailed instructions please visit FEMA’s website . Click here for information on the first aid kit which is also ready in the event of an emergency.
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Contents:
Candles
Family Emergency Plan
Farkel
Flashlight
Food, not requiring can opener
Insect Proof Headnet
Lamp
Matches
String
Utility Tool
Weather Radio, battery operated
Water Bottle, with filter

Weather Radio

This is stored in my hall pantry in a small labeled storage container. We label it Weather Radio so that way we always know where the radio is located.

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Organizing your To-Do list

Have you ever had a to-do list so long you needed another list just to figure out what you were going to do off the first? I love walking into someone’s office/cubical and seeing all the post-it notes covering the walls and desk. Or the kitchen counter with the one list that includes everything: groceries, errands, reminders, even goals.

I recently came across an article discussing Thomas Edison’s to-do list from January 3, 1888.

Thomas Edison to do list

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Gearing up for GO Month!

Get Organized New Year

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As Christmas winds down I prepare for my busiest month of the year. For many people, the new year brings a resolve to become more organized.  For that reason, January is deemed “Get Organized” Month by the National Association of Professional Organizers. During the month, I will be covering new topics, including No More To Do Lists!; How to Organize your Desktop: electronic filing organization; and Is it possible to be organized with children? Continue reading

All Suited Up: A Menswear-Inspired Nursery

Love seeing a friends well deserved mention on Red Tricycle! A beautiful tribute to Kescha Wilson for this “Well Suited Nursery”!

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No matter how much HGTV we watch or how many pinterest boards we maintain, it can be tough to break out of the age-old blue vs. pink nurseries we always see. Recently we stumbled across this adorable “well-suited” nursery and were totally wowed by the menswear theme and amazing details. With this sophisticated theme, our baby boys will be feeling dapper in no time.

This room was inspired by Menswear and I call it "Well Suited". A nursery doesn't have to be the "Nursery in the Bag" purchase.Think outside of the box. There are no rules when it comes to design. Since I am budget conscious and like to change my home often, I like to buy items that can be used in any room in my home. Therefore, I stay away from kiddie themed items..but the nursery still feels warm and ready for a child. In this case, I like different textures/patterns together on a well dressed man so I decided to translate it to a room. Source: The wall paint color is Behr: Amphibian, Trim/Ceiling: Sherwin Williams: Amber White. The plaid lamps, studded mirror, plaid pillow cover and storage containers came from HomeGoods. The Amber colored Houndstooth Rug is from Garnet Hill(clearance). The blinds and side tables which are outdoor tables are from Lowe's (clearance). The glass lantern, striped sheets and tweed magazine holder are from Target (clearance). The Mayfair Steamer Trunk is from Restoration Hardware outlet (deeply discounted). The Luca glider is from Monte (in Stone with charcoal piping) and is recycled from my previous nursery which I ordered from Pink and Brown Boutique. The stuffed puppy is from Sam's Club. The boy's clip on ties, bow ties, hats, and stuffed animal clothing came mostly from thrift stores. The crib is the two toned Babyletto Modo crib which can be purchased online at a number of stores (also recycled from the previous nursery). Curtains are from Ikea.

The designer extraordinaire’s inspiration for this super unique nursery? She loves the different textures and patterns of a well-dressed man’s suit (we definitely agree) and decided to translate that it to a room. To keep things feeling clean and mature, the designer stayed away from kiddie-themed items and found decorations that could be used in any room throughout her home—totally budget-friendly too!

This room was inspired by Menswear and I call it "Well Suited". A nursery doesn't have to be the "Nursery in the Bag" purchase.Think outside of the box. There are no rules when it comes to design. Since I am budget conscious and like to change my home often, I like to buy items that can be used in any room in my home. Therefore, I stay away from kiddie themed items..but the nursery still feels warm and ready for a child. In this case, I like different textures/patterns together on a well dressed man so I decided to translate it to a room. Source: The wall paint color is Behr: Amphibian, Trim/Ceiling: Sherwin Williams: Amber White. The plaid lamps, studded mirror, plaid pillow cover and storage containers came from HomeGoods. The Amber colored Houndstooth Rug is from Garnet Hill(clearance). The blinds and side tables which are outdoor tables are from Lowe's (clearance). The glass lantern, striped sheets and tweed magazine holder are from Target (clearance). The Mayfair Steamer Trunk is from Restoration Hardware outlet (deeply discounted). The Luca glider is from Monte (in Stone with charcoal piping) and is recycled from my previous nursery which I ordered from Pink and Brown Boutique. The stuffed puppy is from Sam's Club. The boy's clip on ties, bow ties, hats, and stuffed animal clothing came mostly from thrift stores. The crib is the two toned Babyletto Modo crib which can be purchased online at a number of stores (also recycled from the previous nursery). Curtains are from Ikea.

To stick close to the menswear theme, the little gentleman’s mom relied on masculine prints and suit-inspired patterns in her decorating. She hunted down…

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