Clear Some Clutter and Make Your Life Sparkle!

Clear Some Clutter and Make Your Life Sparkle!

Stuff can be sooo much fun. Getting a new pair of jeans that make you feel like a million bucks, finding a new lipstick in the latest trendy color or buying a beautiful new mug to drink your morning coffee in are all lovely things and can make your life sparkle. One of my favorite times of the year is back to school time when those fresh new notebooks, pencils and journals all hold so much potential. A new beginning. A fresh slate. I love having a pretty home and get sweaty palmed and juiced up thinking about new throw pillows,  organizing do-dads and kitchen ware. I feel the pull of new stuff just like the next person. So while I do have minimalist leanings, I have a nice collection of lipsticks and shoes and have no interest in letting those things go. Why should I? I love them. They bring me joy and they do make my life sparkle.

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How to Make Every Day Tasks More Fun

How to Make Every Day Tasks More Fun

Hello Beautiful Soul. I am crazy passionate about helping you love your home. The way I see it, you only have this one life and that life is made up of day to day experiences. Yeah, there are those amazeballs bucket list days like jumping out of an airplane or singing a solo in front of a thousand people but there tends to be A LOT of time between those things. We write the book, get the job, have the kiddo, go on the trip. Gorgeous, beautiful stuff.

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The 10 Most Effective Habits of Highly Organized People

The 10 Most Effective Habits of Highly Organized People

Do you wonder how to get organized but you it just seems too overwhelming of a process? Well you can organize your life by learning from these 10 tips that organized people swear by!

1. They have a Landing Strip. One place to rule them all: a place for their keys, their purse/wallet, their bag and their phone. No exceptions. They put it somewhere obvious and easily accessible, usually right inside their front door.

2. They get broken stuff fixed. If something breaks, stops working or a piece goes missing they put it on their to-do list and then they get it done or they get rid of it.

3. They label their stuff. They know what teachers know, that when things are labeled they are more likely to get put back in their correct place. You know the whole "a place for everything and everything in its place" adage. Label makers make life easier!

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A Little Reminder

A Little Reminder

When we get the itch to clear out our clutter and spruce up our space it's important to not overwhelm ourselves. Before we go all out and start dumping out drawers and emptying closets onto the floor, remember this little sign: 

Because as the Flylady says, "You can't organize clutter!

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How to Knock Stuff Off of Your To Do List

How to Knock Stuff Off of Your To Do List

One of my favorite productivity gurus is David Allen of Getting Things Done fame. He teaches us that getting things out of our heads and into a system that you can trust such as a notebook or productivity app is the only way to go. We walk around thinking of stuff all day long and it stresses us out! He suggests doing a brain dump and then start sorting out your thoughts and turning them into actionables.

A lot of things that we have on our to-do lists are not actually actionables.

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