Cooking for Thanksgiving? Get the Project Foodie App

It’s that time of year to plan out that scrumptious turkey dinner that everyone looks forward to.  Once you have come up with your desired menu, there are so many aspects of the Thanksgiving meal that need to be considered.  Wouldn’t it be nice to somehow get some help managing it all?

While listening to KRLD News Radio 1080 in Dallas today, we discovered a wonderful app that can help in all areas related to cooking called Project Foodie.  This app may be just what you were looking for…that extra help to manage all of the nuts and bolts of making Thanksgiving dinner a great success.  It is a free app on iTunes, and it ...

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6 Clutter-Slaying Hacks for Hosting a Fabulously Spooky Halloween Bash

Image via A Beautiful Mess

What’s the best part of Halloween?

 

Some say it’s the candy. Some say it’s dressing up as something totally different for a night. And others say it’s celebrating the beginning of fall with some good, old-fashioned partying.

 

Of course, if you’re hosting your own bash, you have to think about more than what day you’ll celebrate, and which signature Halloween cocktail you’ll serve.

 

You’ll also need to think about how to set up your home so your guests have a memorable experience. Luckily,

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Simplify Your Life with Daily Chores Modified for Our Modern Times

Our great grandparents were probably brought up with a days of the week” list of chores to help break up the big jobs over the course of an entire week.  Theses days we have so many modern conveniences to make things easier, however we can still benefit from having a set schedule.  Here is our take on the modern-day details of each of these daily chores.

 

Monday ~ Wash Day

It’s much different doing the laundry now than it was back in Victorian ...
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Styled & Organized Habits for Maintaining Great Organization

Let’s say you recently spent a lot of time and energy getting one of the spaces in your home totally decluttered and organized.  You may have even hired a Professional Organizer to help you accomplish it.  It’s an amazing feeling when you walk in and take in the new surroundings.  You actually WANT to be in that space again.  If you need something, you can find it instantly.  You desperately want this new feeling to last forever.  But can it?

 

The cold, hard truth is that everything needs a maintenance routine in life.  The same kind of discipline that you used to get into shape or land that dream job is what ...
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What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?

We all procrastinate.  Even really organized people procrastinate.  Psychologist Dr. Linda Sapadin’s curiosity about why some people procrastinate more than others lead her to discover the six types of procrastination.  So which type are you?

Six Procrastination Styles

PERFECTIONIST

  • Says, “But it’s not perfect yet!”
  • Because they fear others will judge their work, the start is overwhelming.   Wanting the results perfect, their work is never done.  (This is me, but don’t tell anyone!)

DREAMER

  • Says, “I hate dealing with all those bothersome details!”
  • They are all ideas but doesn’t want to deal with details.

WORRIER

  • Says, “I’m afraid to make a change!  It’s too much work.  It might not turn out right or be too ...
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Get Organized Before Disaster Strikes

With Hurricane Harvey unleashing a jaw-dropping, record-breaking amount of rainfall in south Texas, we can’t help but wonder what we would do if it was happening to us.  What would you grab if you were told to evacuate immediately?  Are you totally prepared to make those big decisions if you had to leave?  It’s frightening to think that a life time of possessions and mementos could be washed away with a natural disaster, but it is absolutely something you should consider and make a plan for.

 

We published a blog post last year in honor of September being National Preparedness Month, and if you haven’t already… ...
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Styled & Organized Tips for Sending a College Care Package

You moved your child into her new college digs, gave her a big hug and experienced a roller coaster of emotions as you turned to head home.  Sending a child off to college can be a huge adjustment for the entire family…even the family pets!  Instead of letting all the emotions and worry drag you down, use your nervous energy to do something to show you care.  Send her a college care package that she won’t forget.  Who wouldn’t love getting a package full of wonderful things to show her she’s not forgotten!

 

If you want to send a care package in a free ...
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Dog Days of Moving: A Moving Survey by Sparefoot

We love it when our friends at Sparefoot share their survey results, and this time they were asking Americans about moving as it pertains to seasons.  As Alexander Harris summarizes in his article for Sparefoot.com, The Dog Days of Moving Are Here, But Most Americans Would Rather Move in the Winter, most people would prefer to move during freezing conditions rather than the hotter-than-hot days of summer.  We are based in Dallas, so we can relate to the survey’s majority!

 

Of course, the irony here is that most people have to move during the summer and that’s why moving companies are ...
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