A HUGE Planner GIVEAWAY!

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In the midst of getting the twins through their first cold (poor baby girls!) and my hubby being out of town for work (it’s been a bit chaotic around our house!) I wanted to pop by and share a fun giveaway with all of you! 

Let me preface this by saying: I’m a fan of a paper planner. I’ve been that way since that one time that my Google calendars didn’t sync properly, and I didn’t know they didn’t sync properly, and I ended up missing several appointments. Back to paper it was, and I’ve been like that ever since!

So when I had the opportunity to participate in an actual paper planner (and goodies!) giveaway, well. You know I had to! And I knew all of you would love the opportunity to win, too!

The Illusion of Getting My Life Together

This is so so so me…who else? Show of hands!

Meet the Planner Giveaway Sponsors

Here are the fabulous planner giveaway sponsors, and their answers to a couple of goal-oriented and planner-related questions. Please take a moment to get to know them before enterring the giveaway.

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On the Road in 2016

Y’all know I normally do a “Top 5 Posts” post at the beginning of each month, looking back at the previous month to see what was most popular around here! Well, I figured I’d stop and see what the top 5 posts were for all of 2016! Are you ready?!

February

1. The Top 10 Creative Ways to Use Concrete in Your House – This was a fantastic post on a variety of creative ways concrete can be used in home decor! 

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Why Declutter and Organize Your House?

I’ve heard folks talk quite a bit about their New Year’s resolutions in the past week or so – you probably have, too! And something I keep hearing over and over from people is, “I’m gonna declutter my house!”

I’m right there, too. I have a whole list of spaces in my home that need some major decluttering, and I’ve already started on a few of them. But the other day, someone asked me why I was even bothering with it at all! They felt as if clutter was what happened when life happened, and there was nothing that could be done about it. 

First of all, I don’t believe that for a second. Second of all, I know it’s not true in MY home, so I knew it couldn’t be true for everyone. And third, when Mackenzie  Fox contacted me with a guest post on this very topic, I then had the facts to back up my assumptions! She puts it quite well, and gives us some simple steps to follow to get the decluttering process going! Read on…

Opening image for article in AARP Magazine on the social and psychological effects of clutter in the home.

Do you live in a highly-organized living space, or can you just not be bothered about the “creative” chaos that surrounds you? If you belong to the second category, you might want to re-consider your fondness of clutter for the following, very important reasons (quite a few of them are related to your health):

  • Although you might think you are living in the perfect symbiosis with your clutter, the fact remains that it does cause stress and anxiety. Huffington Post conducted a survey which showed that a whopping 84% of people were worried that their homes were not clean or organized enough, while 42% feel anxious when their houses are unorganized and cluttered.

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A QUICK Christmas Ornament Storage Hack! FREE PRINTABLE Included!

Have you taken down your Christmas decorations yet? I always take ours down on New Year’s Day, and this year was no exception. The only problem was, I had a few new ornaments that I wasn’t sure how to store. Mainly two large round glass balls. Oh dear. 

I was going to place them inside two Solo cups taped together, as I had seen on a Facebook video, but they were even too big in girth for the Solo cups! Mercy! What could I do?!

So I started walking around my house looking for something to put them in, and suddenly, I got an idea!

Do those words, “I got an idea!” strike fear into the hearts of everyone else’s husbands, too, or is it just mine?

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The Best Way to Organize Baby Socks (and Other Tiny Things!)

There are lots of tiny things around our house these days, as you can imagine. And they’re all the fault of two tiny 4-month-old baby girls! (Of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way!) But after a few weeks of doing their laundry and trying to fold all those teeny tiny little pieces that make up infant clothing, I was getting a little bit frustrated. And if I thought it was easy to lose socks in the laundry BEFORE kids, oh my goodness – BABY SOCKS ARE THE WORST!!!

After having to purchase more socks than I can remember due to the loss of so many, it dawned on me: I know how to fix this! Why didn’t I remember this sooner?!

The solution?

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Safety pins.

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