Home Renovation: Organizing a Plan of Action

  In my previous blog post, I explained that your first step in a home renovation project is finding your service professionals. Even if you discovered that you wanted to complete the job yourself, you still need to complete this next step: creating a home renovation organizing plan. Any home renovation organizing plan is going […]

Great Quote about Liberation from Fear

A good friend recently shared this quote with me.  I had not heard it before (although it is commonly mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela’s 1994 Inaugural Address). “…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens […]

Home Renovation: Organizing Your Initial Steps

Organizing a home renovation does not have to be a mind bending experience. You just need a plan, a calendar, flexibility, and some help from friends, family, and/or professionals. The largest renovation job I’ve had to orchestrate was getting my basement sealed to prevent future flooding (the finished and unfinished halves of the basement had […]

Beautiful Habits

“The hard must become habit.  The habit must become easy.  The easy must become beautiful.”   ~Doug Henning

Where I live…

“Where I live is a reflection of who I am and how I want to live.  It is my home – an extension of my soul.  It’s where my spirit rests and plays.  I share it with people I love and that makes all the difference.” -Quote found on a tag from Square Nest.

It’s Not About Willpower

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” – James Gordon, M.D.   Image: EA / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Create a Collage While Family is in Surgery

My sister-in-law recently had a major surgery.  While the surgery was scheduled as opposed to emergency, the family was still apprehensive and emotional during the long surgery.  To help keep our minds busy, we used the time to create a collage for my sister-in-law.   We brought with us to the hospital waiting room magazines, […]

Re-defining “Organized” after Having Children

I recently ran into an old friend who was telling me about how her idea of what an “organized home” looks like has changed since she’s had children. Before she had children, my friend was very particular about how her home looked.  Now, she has three children (including an infant) and all the equipment and […]

Planning vs. Failing

Planning vs. Failing

My fortune cookie the other night said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”  One of my ongoing life lessons is that what I want to happen doesn’t just happen.  I can’t wish something into existence.  Believe me, I’ve tried.  Weight loss.  Cleaner house.  Less debt.  Um…nope. If I don’t identify a clear next action […]