Stay out of my kitchen

I like to cook. It is one of those skills I came by through watching my mother (thanks, Mom) and with a lot of practice in making meals when I was younger. It is something that I enjoy, find challenging and try to share with my son....more

My 10 Favorite Cheap Items for Organizing the Car!

1. Laundry Baskets – When I saw this idea, I thought it was brilliant! Keep one or two laundry baskets in the trunk of your car. I am sure you can find multiple uses for them, but the use that we were really excited about was grocery storage. Put your groceries in the laundry baskets to keep everything contained while you are driving. This prevents a bunch of grocery bags falling all over your trunk....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Overcoming Struggle with an Organized Effort 5-8-12

You may experience totally unexpected movement in the day, including social events.There is a confusing struggle for financial security, with a need to make important decisions regarding savings and investments, even lifestyles.Taking and making the “Right” decision is where the struggle is for most folks.Make an aggressive effort to manage/sell products and services, and the returns will be benefic.Opposing Energies: Anxiety, expectations....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake” Reflecting More Before Making an Important Decision 3-17-12

Today’s influence affects romantic relationships, and business maneuvers.The use of intuition in practical matters today will actually take the lead.Your goal is to do things not just well or correct; but in a well organized and imaginative manner, and rise above the ordinary.Opposing Energies: delays, over-focused, insincerityRestlessness will influence your thoughts, and may be distracting.This restlessness today acts as a messenger creating an awareness about making impulsive decisions, giving you time to reflect....more

How to Live a More Productive Life by Changing This One Thing

I read an article a few weeks ago about a writer who decided to radically change her writing schedule and found as a result that she was able to see a significant increase in her ability to be productive and get things done. I was inspired to adapt this for my own writing and work life, but I thought the strategy could also be applied to my home life as well....more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Work Plans are building a Positive Force 12-5-11

A great time to expand your work and define your progress along the way.Opposing Energies: setbacks, greed, dishonestyUse caution with partnerships, keep positive and organized.Refrain from translating your business plans into your dreams of the future, and stand solid on the facts.Wide Awake Words™ for today: patience, perseverance, realistic, hardworkingOn the romantic front: Today’s energies reflect loyal and attentive features....more

Organize a Stress-Free Move in 5 Simple Steps

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore...more

Just Say No To An Over-Programmed Summer

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore...more

Are You Living with your Organizational Opposite?

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore   What’s your type? No, not tall, dark, and handsome or strong and silent. It’s neat freak vs. total slob. You probably never even thought about it when you were falling for your mate’s puppy dog eyes, but now that you’re living together, it’s probably one of the first things you notice. Opposites do attract after all. If you’re the neat freak, the clutter and lack of organization can feel like a personal attack. That pair of shoes left in the middle of the bedroom? It’s like a dagger straight to the heart....more