Jayne's studio was so fun to work on. Who wouldn't love to be amongst beautiful fabrics, beads, trims and creative company!
Jayne is the creative handbag designer behind www.designsbyjayne.com . She is also a wonderful mother + wife. Her story brings tears to my eyes and I'm proud to be a part of her life. (Look for her story in a future post)
Jayne gave me a ring when she was ready to take her biz to the next level... take a look, I think she's got it going on! Take a look at the BEFORE + AFTER PHOTOS yourself...
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BONUS... you are getting 2 weeks for the price of one! I was too lazy last weekend with the sun shining + all [that's a perfectly good excuse if you live in the pacific northwest].
Take a moment to see what you missed this time last year... TRUST ME GIRLFRIEND... you won't want to miss my hobknobing w/ PETER WALSH post *achoooooo, sorry my allergies are still acting up!
Create + Maintain a System for your Mail Every household needs one!click here
Peter Walsh... Peeetah oh Peeetah I am such a dork I just got back from my NAPOconference (a gig for professional organizers) and I had my moment to meet Peter Walsh of Clean Sweepand now Oprah fame. click here
Mother's Day Gifts She'll Adore Mom's may say they don't want anything but a card... but now really, who are they kidding? click here
The Little Labler that could... I'm into labeling- go figure! I'm often asked which label maker I use... she's not fancy, she's not hi tech... click here
100th Post! So, I've know this day was coming and put off posting so that I could make a big "to do" out of it. click here
Overwhelmed We all feel overwhelmed now and then... or monthly, possible daily! Here's what I do for myself and my clients when it's all just too much: Implement theshebang's2 minute Project Brain Drain.... get it off your mindand on to something else. click here
My clothing castoffs are ready to head over to Diana's for a clothing swap! And these swaps are poppin' up all over- Rushing Water Yoga in Camas, Washington is hosting a monthly swap... but my swap is all about trading w/my girlfriends that are just about the same curvy as I am ;)
Head over to www.Cluttercast.com to see what Darryle is casting off- she's got a daily cluttercast item and is the queen of this movement!
CLOSET Organizing tip: Make decisions as you go... keep a shopping bag in your closet to catch all the items that you are ready to cast off. Makes it waaaaaay easier to just grab + go.
Over at my lifestyle management plan- The Shebang... I send members a weekly "maintain the shebang" email. I spent this week tackling my own piddly widdly items and feel much more in control. Here's what I knocked out...
set up new on line bill pay w/the checking account I prefer to use!
scheduled Dr. appointments for: me: wart removal (i know gross and even grosser now that my fingers are bubbling up!) son: pediatric appt. me: mammogram
had a lil' she-time! coffee with one girlfriend, lunch with another ;)
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As many of you know I've been 'cluttercasting' an item each Friday. Truth be told it's hard for me to find something to release into the world that is somewhat valuable + easy to mail [meaning it won't cost an arm + a leg or much more than a Grande Cinnamon Dolce latte].
So far I've cluttercasted the following:
And not a single item has left my home...
THIS is SO typical of me. Read this lil' didy I wrote titled Postal Procrastination click here and you'll have a much better idea about my 'issue'.
I promise I will mail these items tomorrow!!!! I PROMISE I PROMISE I PROMISE.
I ALSO know myself well enough that I've got to make a change in my weekly Friday Cluttercasting so that I can stick to my promises and not drive myself bonkers in the process.
SO... tonight I'm going online to www.donorsResource.org to find a 'local' home for a couple of items. 1. the Barbie house 2. a Chair
I will cross my fingers that whomever is the recipient of these items will come + get em'... obviously I have a problem with that and not the clutter itself.
I ALSO plan to adapt 'cluttercasting' to suit my organizing style... so from this point forward my Organize in Style cluttercasting style will include 'clothes swaps' [you won't want to miss the pics of this event!], items I 'regift', donate, drop off, share, and giveaway!
Take a moment to see what you missed this time last year... it's my weekly roundup of 'same time last year' blog posts.
oh Pottery Barn how we love you so....
Spring Break Project- storing kid's artwork Yes, the kids are underfoot, they brought home a trimester's worth of school work + art work and now it's your job to manage it- AGAIN. Yes, girlfriend this is another "it never ends" project. read more
Books Solutions Take a look at how the books are stashed away. Granted you can't read the titles, but once you turn the basket around voila... read more
Junk in the Trunk- function meets fab! Have you been eye balling these? ME TOO! Oh where oh where can it fit... read more