Monthly Archives: December 2012

End of Year Roundup

My end-of-year routine includes emptying my personal and business files and setting up new ones for 2013. I’ve been doing this for so many years that it’s become habit. Do you have a habit you’d like to start (or stop)? … Continue reading

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Quote: Look inside

“All the wonders you seek are within yourself.” – Sir Thomas Browne During this season of wonder, take some time to look inside and find the miracle of you. You have much to offer once you identify your gifts. Organized … Continue reading

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regifting and self-gifting

The Thursday before Christmas is Regiting Day. If you’re not familiar with the term, regifting is like recycling; giving new life to a gift that you didn’t want. Some people frown on the practice, but if the gift is something … Continue reading

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Reader question: Avoiding Holiday Chaos

This time of year can be chaotic for many people. The shopping, wrapping, baking, traveling and eating often take more time and energy than they realize. Last week a reader asked how she can spend more time enjoying the holiday … Continue reading

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yes, virginia, we all have clutter

Whether I’m working with clients or speaking to groups, people always seem to be surprised when I tell them that everyone has clutter. Yes, I have clutter, too. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. The question is, does your clutter … Continue reading

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Product Review – Tool bench

I like to make things, I like to fix things and I like to put things away when I’m finished using them. Therefore, one of my very favorite things is my tool bench. I bought it a few years ago … Continue reading

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meditations on stuff

I subscribe to Ashley Mills’ blog, the handmade home.  After reading her recent post on simplicity, I thought it was important to share. Even though it starts out with her son and his abundance of toys, it really captures the … Continue reading

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