Archives for December 2010

Vision Board 2011

As I said earlier this week I am not making resolutions this year.  I am making commitments to what will happen in my life.  I am taking ownership of myself and the things I can control. I refuse to say things that are vague like "make more money".  While I know that is a very admirable statement, I need to really be concrete about the things I want to happen in the coming year. Some … [Read more...]

Beautify Your Blog in 2011

Who cares about shedding 5 pounds what about just looking better in general! Want to Beautify your Blog, but don't have the time or money to spend?! Well I have the PERFECT challenge for YOU! Yes, YOU! What's up for grabs you might ask? 3 Ultimate Custom Blog Makeovers (WP or Blogger) (Disclaimer: This does not include istock images/design kits.) Who can Win? 1 Dream Team Winner 2 Winners … [Read more...]

8 Great Organizational Products

Today I'd like to share with you my 8 most used organizational Products for 2010.  Some of these items I've been using for years, and some are new introductions.  Either way they are full of awsomeness. 1. The Homework Caddy The wonderful woman who invented The Homework Caddy (review) is shear genius.  This system has made finding homework paperwork so much easier.  We use this … [Read more...]

The Truth About My Weight – #mamavation

Coming to terms with my body is a very hard thing to do.  I've been in denial for some time about it.  Although I am aware of it, I don't look in the mirror much. This last weekend I really looked.  NAKED looked!  It was horrendous.  I had 3 cesarean sections.  There is literally a flap of stomach hanging over the area with the scar.  Did I mention when I look down I can't see my vagina because … [Read more...]

Is It Really a New Year’s Resolution?

Are New Year's Resolutions really needed?  I do believe that you wipe the slate clean and start anew on January 1st, but resolution is not the word I would use. I don't resolve to do anything in 2011.  I am adimant about making a change in so many ways.  I've decided that this year I'm going to make a vision board.  I want to see and speak the things I will make happen in 2011.  I have no desire … [Read more...]

One Person’s Kindness

Yesterday (by 45 mins) a very inspiring thing happened to me.  I want to share this story with you because I hope it will touch you as much as it touched me. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many of you may already know my husband lost his job 3 months ago.  We were struggling before but now it's just not fun.  Late in the afternoon I got an e-mail … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Double Rainbow

Just when I think that I won't be posting anything today... the sun comes out after 5 long days of heavy rain.  (This is the view outside my 9th floor window of my office located in Hollywood, CA.) … [Read more...]

Social Media Moms – What Do You Tweet?

Today is my first post for Social Media Moms.  Go over and check it out if you will.  Make sure to spread the word and love.  Thanks for checking it out. If you haven't already gotten on the 2011 Directory of Influential Moms make sure to fill out the questionnaire. … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Help

Yet again I'm asking all of you for help.  R is home with all 3 kids for the next 2 weeks by himself during the day while I'm at work.  The forecast for the next 2-3 days is heavy rain (as it has been doing for the last 2 days).  Here in SoCal we are not used to mass amounts of rain, and rely heavy on sending the kids to the backyard to play.  There are many of you are wonderful at rainy day … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Gifts In A Jar

One of my Crafting gurus has yet again sent a fantastic tutorial for my Fashionably Organized readers.  Sara of Sara's Organized Chaos has a pretty easy way to make a gift in a jar, like make your own cookies.  Maybe next year I'll get industrious and do this for people. Looking for a really easy, inexpensive but great last minute gift? If you are, you need to pay attention because I will have … [Read more...]

Buzz on By Thursday – 12/16

Welcome to “Buzz on by Thursday" blog hop, hosted by Fashionably Organized, The Two Savvy Sisters is on Vacation, Emmy's Closet and Sunny Bug. Buzz on By Thursday is a great way to meet new bloggers and increase your Google followers! Join us, we promise you will have a blast! If you want to be a part of Buzz on by Thursday, just follow these few rules: Follow ALL of the Hostesses If … [Read more...]

Organizing Magazine Recipes

I received this question from a friend.  After I answered her she suggested I share my answers with all of you.  I quickly realized she was right because many people are in the same predicament as she is in. Dear Fashionably Organized, I've finally decided to recycle 2 years worth of Real Simple and Rachael Ray magazines that I've been holding on to for the recipes. I'm pulling out my favorite … [Read more...]

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