Posts Tagged ‘stress reduction’

How to Get Thank You Notes Done

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The Christmas season is approaching (or is already here according to Target)…time for parties, decorating, gift giving. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. After all that fun, thank you notes often follow. Ugh. Thank you notes aren’t my strong point; I have the hardest time getting them out. When I run into a task that I never seem to complete, I try to simplify it and increase my chances of success. Here’s how I’ve tried to make thank you notes easy so they actually get done.


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The L-DOOM (aka The Long, Drawn Out Organizing Method)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

We’ve been living in our whole house (not the just the bedrooms) for a little over a month now. The remodel isn’t officially over (don’t get me started on that!), but we can cook in our kitchen, so it’s all good.

But now we have to move back into our home… (more…)

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Just Don’t Care

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We just returned from our beach vacation…

We survived 44 total hours in the car with X-man and TJ to return to our almost done home. Now that we are nearing the end, I find I just don’t care as much anymore.

The Chaos

When I set-up our living space for the remodel, I did some basic organizing, but didn’t go all out designing a system because I knew it was temporary and wasn’t worth my time to make the spaces easy to maintain. Sure enough, after nine weeks of cooking in our bathroom, eating in our bedroom, and dumping items wherever we can find space (plus packing and unpacking from a long road trip and week at the beach), our living area is a bit of a mess. (more…)

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Surviving Full Blown Reno

Friday, June 10th, 2016

We are in full-blown remodel mode!

The Chaos

  • Returning from a trip to a house with no kitchen
  • Adjusting TJ and X-man to the new home layout
  • Messy, messy rooms


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Preparing for Chaos

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

We have decided to remodel our home!

The work will touch every space in the home except for the bedrooms. We are gutting the kitchen, taking down part of a wall, adding a bathroom in the playroom, putting in new floors, adding more lights, removing the fireplace, rearranging the laundry room…whew! (more…)

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