Ok... We've come a long way baby- but the trophy went to Online Organizing... and that's ok- we've got a good thing going on girlfriends and I appreciate you all supporting the journey- it was FABULOUS. I've got pics to prove it!
If you haven't a clue what I'm babbling on about... Organize in Style blog (that's where you are now) was a finalist for BEST Organizing website/Blog at the recent Organizing Awards held in Bel Air, California at the Luxe Hotel. I mixed and mingled with the organizing elite. And yes I had on my cute loaner shoes from my girl Diana.
Yes this is me with Christopher Knight (you may recognize him as peter brady) AND no I didn't sing the Brady song about time for change... you've got to rearrange! But we did chat about Green Plug one of the sponsors and how my brother knows his buddy (small world stuff).
Recognize this guy... He's Hal Sparks of Queer as Folk, but I love him for Talk Soup- the show he hosted about all the reality show updates. Here's me telling him I should have had his job on Talk Soup or it may have been me telling him about the acceptance speech I didn't get a chance to give. Which by the way went something like "wow, thank you! My lil' blog is all about fabulous meets function. And well, I just can't wait to get my hands on Hal Sparks hair."
He seemed fine with all that... maybe he's a better "tolerator" than Peter Walsh was when I palled up to him last spring (click hereto view my attack of peter walsh). Hal let me know that he grows his hair out whenever he's 'not required' to have is short for a role... he went on the share that he's Native American and then, well, it made it all quite clear to me that he is indeed in touch with his function meets fabulous self ;) Hal was also an INCREDIBLE host- his jokes were FUNNY, not snort cocktail out your nose funny-whew- but he nailed it.
I'd be remiss not to add a few more pics and the Organizing Award List of finalists + recipients.
The Recipient is....
Awards Finalists, in alphabetical order- Recipients are in bold.
Best Closet Design Firm:
Get It Together LA!
South Bay Closet Lady
Most Valuable Educational Resource:
A Red Bench
Best Garage Design Firm:
The Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Product:
Bamboo Laptop Stand from KangaRoom Storage
Best Organizing Website or Blog:
Jeri's Organizing & Decluttering News
Organize in Style
The Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Service:
Hands On Organizing Services
No Wire Hangers
UCLA S.A.F.E. Collection Center
Best Publication Featuring Organizational Information:
Real Simple Magazine
Best National Organizing Television Show: Best Office Organizing Product:
Real Life, Real Simple
Corky Wall Organizer from KangaRoom Storage
Hanging File Folders from Pendaflex
Shelf Conversions by ShelfGenie
Best National Organizing Television Show:
Best Office Organizing Product:
Best Home Organizing Product:
Complete Closet System from KangaRoom Storage
Vital Records PortaVault from Securita
Shelf Conversions by ShelfGenie
Most Helpful Organizing Technology:
Best Organizing Book:
Knack, Organizing Your Home by Emily Wilska
Organize Your Office & Manage Your Time by Dhawn Hansen & Tracey Turner
The Floor is Not an Option, by Sheila G. McCurdy
NAPO Los Angeles Chapter Awards:
Most Innovative Organizer
Debbie Gilster, Center for Growth and Productivity
John Trosko, OrganizingLA
Peter Walsh, Peter Walsh Design
Most Supportive or Organizer-Friendly Charity
Habitat for Humanity
National Council of Jewish Women
The Salvation Army