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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The Shebang isn't like the other Time Management Plans... She may be a finalist for the Los Angeles Organizing Awards with the likes of David Allen, Franklin Covey, and Julie Morgenstern but she marches to her own beat in a pair of cute shoes!
In fact she doesn't really consider herself a Time Management Expert... She's more of a Lifestyle Expert. She's talks you off the perfection cliff, tells you to simmer down and take it one month at a time. She professes people over perfection, and to slow down + enjoy the journey. But the description fits, so she's going with the flow.
Best Time Management Expert*: An individual organizer or organizing firm primarily devoted to helping others effectively streamline and prioritize projects, tasks and responsibilities.
And that description is what The Shebang! lifestyle management plan is all about girlfriend.
With Shebang 101 you prioritize your daily, weekly, + monthly routines.
The She Monthly Project is based on tackling Self, Home + Endeavor projects on a rotating monthly basis, while taking a break every quarter to revisit your Shebang 101 routines + tackle your Seasonal Shift List. Because you CAN DO IT ALL... just not in 1 day or month!
And Maintain the Shebang simple keeps you sane!
The Shebang! would love your support as Best Time Management Expert... She's quite the underdog but she's a sassy lil' bugger that knows a girlfriend just needs a plan + swift kick in the spanx now + then!
Hey lil' Mamas.... here's my unsolicited organizing advice... because I've been there ;)
1. Things will NOT be the same so stop trying to keep them that way. this is merely summed up as PEOPLE over PERFECTION... say it with me now ;). PEOPLE over PERFECTION. This my dear lil' mama, is in regards to not worrying about anything being 'out of place' when people come over. If they have kids they get it.. if they don't they NEVER will get it. It's also ok to mourn/grieve that perfection is now a thing of the past...
2. Think about what you need help with and learn how to ask.THIS was one of the hardest things for me... Many want to help but are not able to anticipate your needs. This in turn chicarita requires you to once again let go of the perfection piece [can you tell i'm talking about me ;) and well... you ;)]. You will do things your way and everyone else will do things their way. The sooner you are comfortable with this the better. ps. your baby will be fine + become easy going...so I hope ;)
3. SLEEP... stop using the babie's nap time to clean your house. NO ONE cares if your house is clean except you (and maybe your mother-in-law, but I doubt that as well). Your baby is not crawling on the floor or getting into anything... I repeat SLEEP. and again SLEEP. and last time... SLEEP
These tidbits may well be the 3 MOST important THINGS I ever share with you....
Philanthropy Award*: Individual organizer, organizing firm, or NAPO Chapter who have gone above and beyond the call of duty with their time, leadership or financial support in service of an organizing project benefitting the public
Arizona NAPO Chapter, Go Month Foster Family 2007
Dorothy Breininger, Delphi Center for Organization
Heather Lambie, Your Home Editor
Leslie Haber, An Organized Life
Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design
Best National TV Show Incorporating Organizing**: Favorite television program exceptionally showcasing professional organizers and the organizing process
Clean House (Style)
neat (HGTV Canada/Discovery Home Channel)
Oprah's Clean Up Your Messy House/Peter Walsh (ABC)
Small Space, Big Style (HGTV)
Best National Makeover Reality TV Show*: Favorite national makeover reality program utilizing a team approach to organizing
Extreme Makeover - Home Edition (ABC)
Home Made Simple (TLC)
neat (HGTV Canada/Discovery Home Channel)
Real Simple. Real Life. (TLC)
Stager Invasion (TLC)
Best Organizing Book: Favorite book exhibiting organizing principals in an entertaining and informative manner (title/author)
Organizing A to Z by Lisa Lelas
Organizing For a Living by Jackie Tiani
Organizing Outside The Box by Hellen Buttigieg
Sorted! by Lissanne Oliver
The Clutter Diet by Lorie Marrero
Best Publication Featuring Organizing Information: Favorite magazine or publication dedicated to sharing and teaching organizing principles to the public
Better Homes & Gardens
Martha Stewart Living
National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD) - The Chronicle
Ready Made - Instructions For Everyday Life - BH&G
Real Simple Magazine
Best Organizing Website or Blog: Favorite electronic media providing and teaching organizing principles to the public
Clutter Diet Blog - Lorie Marrero
Jeri Dansky Blog - Jeri Dansky
LifeOrganizers.com - Paul & Valerie Holstein
Simplify101 Blog/Website - Aby & Jay Garvey
Unclutterer Blog - Erin Doland
Most Valuable Educational Resource: Favorite class, workshop or other educational resource contributing most to education of professional organizers
A Red Bench
NAPO National Conference
National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD)
Professional Organizer Training Institute
Best Organizer as Coach or Mentor**: Favorite professional organizer or organizing firm who most consistently, meaningfully and effectively devotes a portion of their time to mentoring or coaching organizers
Beth Randall, Joe Organizer
Denslow Brown, The Organizer & Coach
Kristine Oller, Feeding Your Focus
Margaret Miller, WABC Coach
Most Ecofriendly Organizing Product**: Favorite product manufactured using renewable resources that protects the environment
Avery Eco-Friendly White Address Labels
Method Pink Grapefruit All-Purpose Cleaner
Recycle Bags by Kangaroom Storage
The Glam Can
Unikeep Enviro Binder
Most Ecofriendly Organizing Service: Individual organizer or organizing firm that offers a service with extraordinary environmental sensitivity
Ann Sullivan, Organizing People for Life
College Hunks Hauling Junk
Go Junk Free America!
Sara Getzkin, Hands On! Organizng Services
Tanya Whitford, Organizing Wonders
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I adore Jeanne Fitzmaurice owner of Designhergals.com and the women behind the Gal to Gal Foundation. Her sole soul mission is help grant wishes of women + their families with stage IV breast cancer... which many of you know is the stage you DON'T want to hear or EVER have.
Below is a video of Dorit Shapiro, the past foundation president. This video was only 4 days prior to her losing her battle with breast cancer. This year the goal is to raise $250k in her honor.
PLEASE join me... it's only $5 (or donate more if you wish) and 2 minutes of your time. My team name is: the [whole] shebang and I'd be so honored to have you join me.
PS. here's a link to the wishes you could help gant. GRANT WISHES