Category Archives: Organization

Southern Living refers to where I live as the “upper south” I call it the “lower north”.  In all reality it has the climate of the Midwest with lots of snow and long winters without much sun!  It is enough … Continue reading

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Saturday was so beautiful here.  The sun was brightly shining, the birds were singing loudly, and the blooms were bursting in to life. Oh, how I love Spring!  The “freshness” of the air and all things are new.  Being a … Continue reading

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I  previously posted how I struggle to keep my home in order.  Yesterday, I had an ah-ha moment! It was such a revelation that I could almost hear clapping and cheering!  Drum roll please……I’m overwhelmed! With work, homeschool, sports, and … Continue reading

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When I returned home after a busy day at the office, I discovered that the “fairy god maid”  had not visited me.  She flew by without even so much as sprinkling fairy cleaning dust on my house.  One look must … Continue reading

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These posts have been seemingly sporadic as I did not take into consideration my family’s outside commitments and upcoming holidays.   Nor did I anticipate my son getting the stomach virus. Ugh! With the 30 minutes challenges, I have found that … Continue reading

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Day 5’s challenge was to vacuum the downstairs, including the rug under my kitchen table as well as mop the kitchen.   Before I can begin vacuuming, my son must first pick up his mountain of toys which at times … Continue reading

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After I prepared dinner, cleaned the kitchen, made popcorn and watched “You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown”  (our family’s pre-election day tradition).   I set the timer for 30 minutes and began dusting the down stairs like a mama on a mission.  … Continue reading

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Day three’s 30 minute challenge was the downstairs bath.  With my homemade cleaner in one hand and a towel in the other I shined the mirror, scrubbed the sink until it sparkled, cleaned the toilet until it was fresh and … Continue reading

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As I stood glaring at Mt. Laundry dread and sadness crept upon me.  I was unsure if I  could conquer the growing pile of laundry that had been residing on the bed in my guest room.  I was tired, my … Continue reading

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