While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.
1. Be honest. If you want something, say something. Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need. Be firm, but honest. People love to help others. Ask for what you want.
2. Do nothing. Take some time every day to do nothing. If you are constantly thinking about other… Continue
Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 25, 2014 at 9:30am —
*This article was originally published 10/31/2012 at A Little R & R*
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Added by Rosilind Jukic on November 2, 2012 at 4:24am —
Organize your home on a dime with these clever ideas!
I wrote my next interior design post:
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 29, 2012 at 11:57am —
Look at these ugly, ordinary jars...…
Added by Rosilind Jukic on January 20, 2012 at 8:25am —
As summer finally begins to make itself known around here (I know, everyone else is experiencing record highs, right?), last week I found myself feeling outsmarted again by our stuff. Continue
"OK, everyone outside."
"Wait, where's your hat?"
"Do you have sunblock on yet?"
"I don't know. Where IS the sunblock?"
"Who used the sunblock last?!"
I've said it a million times. But here it goes again. My job description oftentimes feels like it must read: 50% SAHM duties /…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 4, 2011 at 12:00am —
Helpful Hints to Keep Your Home Tidy From a Recovering Messy
Added by Rosilind Jukic on July 29, 2011 at 4:00pm —
January. New Year. Resolutions. This year i decided to be organized - so i can have more energy and time to be a better mom and a better wife. Schedule in time for work and time for play (with photoshop and my camera).… Continue
Added by Sofia Walker on January 5, 2011 at 10:05pm —
Good news…here’s a way you can save money at the grocery store – skip grocery shopping this week!… Continue
Added by Kristl Story on November 9, 2010 at 10:57am —
Simple Sunday is where I’ve been exploring my thoughts on clutter. So, as part of a series I didn’t know I was starting a few weeks ago (the art of de-cluttering, 5 things I’ve learned about clutter,… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 11, 2010 at 12:52pm —
A task for the kid-less weekend…
Yep. What do I do when the girls are at their grandparents and my wonderful spouse is at work?Organize our book shelf by color! Yes, I’m weird. (And just in case you think I’m nuts too, I also took walks and had lots of time to write.)
I’d seen this long ago on some blog and thought, “Now that would really improve our bookshelf.” I’m always searching for ways to simplify things in our home since clutter and mess really… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2010 at 6:40pm —
Quit 'Spinning Your Wheels',
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This product will allow you to easily re-capture more hours in your day, more days in your week, and even more weeks in your year. I have purchased this product so I could get a great start to my new year 2010! As well as reach much more success! Im scheduling my tasks for each day and making sure that my day is spent actually accomplishing the… Continue
Added by Rhonda Warren on January 12, 2010 at 2:46pm —
Samantha G. who is a member on this site asked me to post some tips about helping tween to get organized. This topic is a familiar one because I have an 11-year-old with lots of stuff. Last fall, I went through her room and completely reorganized and contained her stuff, which was quite a project, but to her credit went rather smoothly. Although my daughter is a visual type who accumulates a lot of clutter, we provided her with a place for everything...and, with a little push, she puts… Continue
Added by Stacey Crew on March 26, 2009 at 2:47pm —
Just the other day at an intake with a new client, a desparate mom asked, “Is there any hope in getting Will organized?”. “Yes, of course Will can get organized. It may take him longer than some of his peers but it can happen,” I said. Apparantly Will’s mom didn’t like my answer since she commented to me,”Well that was a very passive answer!”. General maybe but passive, no.
Parents who seek my help are usually at the end of their rope in helping their child become organized. As I did… Continue
Added by marcella moran on March 2, 2009 at 9:57am —
1. Place hooks, shelves and other put things away spaces at eye level so your kids can easily reach them
2. Clean with your child a few times. This allows your child to learn from you what you expect “clean” to look like.
3. Make a chore chart with rewards that are meaningful to your child. And remember that stickers may be meaningful for younger kids but won’t cut the mustard with older kids. Be flexible as kids grow.
4. Limit the number of stuffed animals your child is allowed… Continue
Added by Melissa Smallwood, Multi-Tasking Mama on February 20, 2009 at 2:27pm —
Feng shui, meaning wind and water is the ancient Chinese philosophy, which is used for designing a home for the success of its occupants. It has evolved in northern China since as early as 4000 BC. At the core of feng shui is the quest for balance between yin and yang, where all things are either one or the other. For example, being relaxed is yin, but being alert is yang. This concept is applied to home furnishings, where fabrics are the most yin, but glass is the most yang, and wood falls in… Continue
Added by Kristina (Boston Family Life) on December 12, 2008 at 11:00am —
I'm sitting at Starbucks enjoying my favorite drink, a caramel machiatto. This is great...it's my REWARD because earlier I was at my bookkeeper's office and that was not fun for me! I made an appointment with her so that I'd have to show up, with paperwork in hand, and go through it. We did that, then make a list of what I still needed to to give her, so I can go home and follow instructions and get it done.
Accounting to me is like organizing is for many. Just the thought of it… Continue
Added by Stacey Crew on September 16, 2008 at 4:32pm —