Ten Ways to Organize Your Papers - Online and Offline

I hear it over and over again from just about everyone I talk to about getting organized. “Help me get rid of my paper clutter. Help me organize the papers I have so I can find them when I need them.” What I have found is that people think this is much harder to do than it actually is. Often they have such difficulty overcoming their inertia that they never even attempt to organize their papers. And once they add in the virtual clutter on their computers just the thought of organizing makes them reach for the aspirin. ...more
I have the same problem.  Every year I start out strong but usually by this time each year, I've ... more

Do You Make Lists?

I always find it funny how I see bits of myself in characters that I would probably say that I have very little in common with. Lilly Lane, the best friend in Stephanie McAfee's Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is one of those characters. I've already talked about how we both dislike talking on the phone but Lilly and I have something else in common -- we love lists. ...more
I usually start off making lists but usually forget where I put them.  LOL more

What Wouldn't You Do For A Friend?

Graciela "Ace" Jones is a powerful force. She's loud and tough. She's sassy. I'm pretty sure that Tyra Banks would say that Ace is "fierce." Ace is a lot to handle but one thing is clear in Stephanie McAfee's Diary of a Mad Fat Girl -- Ace is one heck of a friend. ...more
I think the only thing I wouldn't do for one of my close girlfriends is to do something that ... more

Do You Put Your Dreams On Hold?

Ace Jones, the heroine of Stephanie McAfee's Diary of a Mad Fat Girl often made me laugh when I was reading the novel. She's feisty but under that tough exterior shell she's really hiding a soft, vulnerable heart. As much as Ace's antics made me laugh there were times when she made me sad. Like of many of us, Ace put her dreams on hold because she was scared of failing. ...more
Yes, I have.  I think it happens to all of us.  Whether it's time, money, responsibilities, ... more

Spring Cleaning in 10 Minutes a Day

It's that time of year again -- time for spring cleaning! If you're like me, this annual ritual strikes fear and dread in your heart. Does spring cleaning seem like the Mt. Everest of housekeeping tasks? A challenge only a few have undertaken successfully? Don't worry, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be scary, but it is something we should all do. It's not just about cleaning blinds and sweeping baseboards, though doing these things is great. You can also use spring cleaning as a prompt to schedule household maintenance and service checks that will prevent problems down the line. ...more
I never leave a room empty handed.  There is always something that needs to be stored in another ... more

Spring Cleaning in 10 Minutes a Day

It's that time of year again -- time for spring cleaning! If you're like me, this annual ritual strikes fear and dread in your heart. Does spring cleaning seem like the Mt. Everest of housekeeping tasks? A challenge only a few have undertaken successfully? Don't worry, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be scary, but it is something we should all do. It's not just about cleaning blinds and sweeping baseboards, though doing these things is great. You can also use spring cleaning as a prompt to schedule household maintenance and service checks that will prevent problems down the line. ...more
I never leave a room empty handed.  There is always something that needs to be stored in another ... more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 7: Share A Moment and Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching April 6. ...more
I love the few minutes in the car each morning with my daughter.  I try to turn on a song I know ... more

(PHOTOS) 10 Spring 2012 Fashion Trends I Love

From New York to Paris, the spring 2012 runways were bursting at the seams with fun new and old styles and trends to incorporate into our modern wardrobes. Here are the top 10 budding trends for spring:   1. Peplum: a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips. ...more
I love all the colors that spring brings to stores.  I've been neglecting my wardrobe lately but ... more

Do You Text or Do You Phone?

Author Stephanie McAfee had me laughing within the first couple of pages of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl. When Graciela "Ace" Jones starts complaining about how her best friend, Lilly Lane, loves texting and will avoid talking on the phone, I was nodding my head in sympathy ... with Lilly. Yes, it's true, I avoid the phone....more
I will admit that I have texted someone to call me on the phone.  LOL But in my defense, I ... more

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None of my rooms have been updated. I moved into this house in 2000 and everything looks the ... more