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January: “Get Organized” Month

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January: “Get Organized” Month

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, next to losing weight, getting organized is the most common new year’s resolution. And it’s not like I can do without either one! So in my never ending quest to get more organized, which theoretically should cut down on my stress, I came across a couple of websites the other day on pinterest (gotta love it.) That might offer some aid and know how, and break the sometimes overwhelming task down into smaller easier tasks.

Home Storage Solution 101 has a 52 week Home Organization Challenge. All you have to do is sign up, I did, and it’s free! It should be more fun and easier to handle with a more bite sized portions approach to organizing your home.

Another website I found that kind of makes organization and cleaning (which goes along with organization to make it work) a no brainer is Get Organized Now which has a monthly check list that walks you through things to do everyday for the month. For me, it has to be simple and easy or I won’t do it. Not that I’m lazy (ehem . . . ) but as mentioned before, it can be a bit overwhelming which makes diving right in kind of scary. So if you don’t have to think about it . . . Like I said “no brainer!”


Now most of us know our problem areas, but sometimes those problem areas might take some major work, or many of us have too many problem areas to deal with, and we feel lost because we can’t see the starting point over the mountain of “stuff.” Where do I start? Do not fear! I found these tips on the Southern Home Organizers website:

Don’t know where to begin? Here are 15 ideas to get you started:

1. Update your planner with important dates: birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments and other annual appointments, annual veterinary appointment for your pet’s vaccinations, vacation days,vehicle license tag renewal date
2. Go through your household files and pull tax related papers
3. Make an appointment with your tax preparer
4. Archive 2010 and earlier papers
5. Set up files for 2011 bills and receipts
6. Set up a mail-handling system – no more piles of unopened mail this year
7. Clean out desk drawers and organize the essentials
8. Turn your kitchen junk drawer into a utility drawer and fill it with items you use often
9. Update phone lists and contact information
10. Renew your driver’s license, professional license, passport, dog license, etc.
11. Organize all closets and donate old, unwanted items
12. Organize one room per month by clearing out clutter and getting rid of items you no longer need, use or love.
13. Recycle or donate old magazines
14. Update your home inventory using a digital camera or video recorder
15. File your digital photos in online albums or electronic files
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The Wonderfully Versatile Pumpkin!

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It’s the first day of September, with school well underway and summer’s end near, soon it will be fall.

It never fails – this time of year always brings on the hankerings for all things pumpkin!

It’s a great thing that pumpkins are so versatile, you can make so many types of recipes with it.

We thought we’d share our hankering for pumpkins and our recipes with you, We’ll both post a favorite recipe or so every Thursday throughout September, (although Amy will post hers tomorrow.)

Click here and we hope you enjoy!

“Get it Done” Wednesday!! It’s late, but our post is done!

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There’s something to be said about technical difficulties; “They Stink!” or “They make your life a living Hell!” Yes, there’s a plethora of other phrases to find in between these. Feel free to fill in your own blanks 🙂
Anyway, it seems we have been having our fair share of them  between our blogging troubles (we straightened out our “Get it Done” page finally – hope you like it) and misplacing our SD cards for our cameras, the blogging world has become a bit overwhelming to say the least. But we are managing it and taking it in stride!

We have posted our next GID Challenge for the week, do you have your challenge?
Click on the picture to see our next challenges.

“Get it Done” Wednesdays nearly “Done us in!”

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Hey all!  We are finally getting around to posting our “Get it Done” Wednesdays projects. It nearly killed us but here we are – better late than never, right?

I, in my usual fashion, waited until the last minute to carry out my project. I started it last night, but left most of it for this morning. Hey! It wasn’t like I was doing “nothing,” I have been working on getting some of my 7 year old’s birthday party stuff in order; invitations, planning, etc. At least I got my project done! You see, I knew this blog was a good idea to get me moving!

In Amy’s defense she finished her project in ample time, but just didn’t get the final picture and writing done. And, with her 7 year old’s birthday party to prepare for and throw tomorrow, well . . . you know how that goes. Good luck Amy! I’ll be following your footsteps with my own birthday nightmares soon enough!

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we have been experiencing some technical difficulties with getting the text and pictures to be where we want them.

Let me just say, “@#$%$#%&”

There, now I feel better (until I try to go in and fix it again!)

Well . . . you’ll see when you get there.

Bear with us, please, we hope to know what we’re doing at some point . . .

But Wait . . . There’s More!

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Hello everybody! Amy and I have been putting our brains together over this past week to come up with some fun ideas to get us motivated and ready to move.

We are excited to share with you our weekly posts:

To help us in our endeavor to eating healthy and getting into shape (check out our “Off Our Bodies” page) we felt we needed to come up with a way to help make our transitions as easy as possible. Which translates to FOOD/MEALS.

So every Monday we will share a recipe we have found on


Of course, we will add different categories of recipes as we find them so check back weekly, as the page will continue to grow!

Next, to aid us in getting into action with our neat and nifty ideas we have rolling around in our heads, we have incorporated our


Every wednesday, we will each choose a project that we have either started but haven’t finished, or start a new project that we have had on our “To Do” lists for quite some time and we’ll share them with you on our “GET IT DONE” WEDNESDAY page.

We are charging you with this same challenge for you to share with us. So be thinking about your project and check back with us on Wednesday and

Let’s “Get it done!”

And finally, to keep us on task with our healthy habits we will be checking in on Fridays for FAT BE GONE FRIDAY (FBGF). This will be posted on our 

 page where we each will have our own personal pages with our own personal goals and experiences posted.

ONE LAST THING!!!!

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Thanks so much for coming to visit, hope you enjoyed it!

But mostly we hope we have inspired or motivated you as we try to do the same for ourselves!