What to do about Writer's Block?

Have you ever had extended writer's block?  It's pretty much the story of my life.  I've had two or three failed attempts at blogs before.  Even this one got off to a rocky start.  See, I'd have all kinds of ideas of things to write about.  Then, when it came time to actually write, I would get super self-conscious about what I was writing.  It would take me days of writing and editing before I was satisfied. ...more

Schedule That Meeting

http://hopefulforserendipity.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/schedule-that-meet...Monday, November 10 What knowledge do you have that others don’t? Write a “how to” post about anything you’ve got skills for, small or large....more

Getting Your Life in Order: One Step At a Time

Life comes at you quickly with various activities and often times before you know it, your life is a mess. Being that busy is a blessing because it keeps you busy but it can often leave you with a list of things to do that looks more like a book rather than a list. Keeping an organized life organized is an easy task, but keeping a rather messy life from getting messier is where the challenge comes in. This will highlight some tips that will help you get your life in order, this is a process but it all happens one step at a time.Write It Down!...more

Calendar To-Do System - Getting Stuff Done by Date

Ah- the  ever-present, never-ending to-do list.  Whether scribbled on designed, organizing sheets or typed into a smartphone app – but do we ever ever check everything off?  And then there’s the pile of papers to go along with it. If you’re a parent, this may be dominated by permission forms, tests, progress reports and volunteer forms to sign and return, presumably before the deadline. Then there's the sale you missed, the coupon that expired....more

3 Tips for Organizing Photos

So, you've got tons of pictures saved to your digital camera and phone. Will they sit in picture purgatory forever or be unceremoniously deleted a year down the road? When I first had kids, I decided to make a concerted effort to keep pictures printed off or organized for future use. I scrapbook so it does force me to keep things in a somewhat orderly fashion, but I've found a few other ways to store or showcase my pictures. ...more

52 Weeks of C.H.a.O.S. {An Introduction}

C.H.a.O.S. = Complete Home Overhaul SystemFor the born disorganizedThis is a year-long weekly series that runs every Sunday. If you’d like an email reminder of the next installment in the series, please click the button above. If you’re new to this series, click on the C.H.a.O.S. tab to start at the beginning....more

3 Tips to (Almost Effortlessly!) Keep Your Home Organized

It happens in a flash—you start with a fairly organized system, but a few days later, laundry has piled up on the bedroom floor, and the week’s mail is still sitting on the kitchen counter. Odds and ends have seeped out of the places where they should be to spots around the house where they were used and left behind. ...more
I love the tip about doing it now if it only takes a few minutes.  I've started implementing ...more

Getting Rid of the Toys

 For the first time since we moved in, I feel like our house is too small. Except that it's not actually our house that too small - like everyone else, we just have too much stuff....more

5-Minute Organizing: Manage Messy Wires With Washi Tape

We have just finished a week of cleaning and purging here at Sprout's House, and already the house feels lighter and brighter. The sitting room was one of the last rooms I tackled, and I nearly lost the will when I noticed this... Eek....double eek in fact! It was a tangle of wires along with layer upon layer of dust! ...more