Saturday, October 31, 2009

Daylight Savings To-Do List

Tonight before you go to bed, be sure and set your clocks back one hour for daylight savings time.

I always use daylight savings time as a reminder to do the following:
Change the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; and

Flip over the mattresses on my beds

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

It's still hard for me to believe it's Halloween already. Weren't we just celebrating the New Year?

I'm wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween. Make it a safe night and make sure to take all that extra candy to the office to avoid eating it all yourself. My personal favorite's are Mounds bars. I'll try to follow my own advice when it comes to those.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tip Tuesday - Energy Saving

Unplug appliances when not in use to save on energy. Did you know that most appliances and/or electronics will continue drawing power even when switched to the "off" position as long as they're plugged in to the outlet?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Real Simple Quote for the Day

Ever felt this way?

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”

―Phyllis Diller

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tip Tuesday: Keep Like-Items Together

Keeping like-items together makes it easier to see what you have and will prevent you from buying more than you need.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Earthquake! - Particiate in the Great Southern California ShakeOut Today

Earthquake Pictures, Images and Photos

At 10:15 a.m. today, millions of Southern Californians will be participating in the Great Southern California ShakeOut. The ShakeOut is a way for those of us here in "earthquake country" to prepare ourselves for future earthquakes in our area.

Please visit the Great Southern California ShakeOut website to learn more about what you can do to prepare for "the big one" - or even for "the little one".

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tip Tuesday: Makeup - How Long to Keep and What to Toss

Here's a quick run-down of makeup items and tips for when and what to toss:

Foundation - After 6-12 months

Lipstick - After 1-2 years

Blush - Every 2-3 years

Mascara - Every 4 months

Eyeliner - Toss liquid after 3 months

Clean makeup brushes every 2 weeks in a gentle shampoo and water

Toss makeup sponges after 2 weeks

Friday, October 9, 2009

Book Recommendation - Blogging for Bliss

Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all Kinds

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you'll notice the design has changed in the past few weeks. This is a result of reading my book recommendation today - "Blogging for Bliss - Crafting Your Own Online Journal" by Tara Frey.

This is a wonderful book for the creative and not-so-creative person who wants to personalize the look of their blog. There are lots of great ideas for layouts and ways to get them to work for you.

I'll admit, I'm not blog layout savvy at all and this book was just what I needed to give my blog a creative kick in the pants. Who knows, I just might change it again in the next few months.

Enjoy this book!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tip Tuesday - The Organizer's Mantra

I know this isn't really a "tip" but I wanted to share it with my readers:

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful".

~ William Morris

Friday, October 2, 2009

Product Recommendation - 10-Hole Scarf Hanger

I've noticed while shopping recently, that scarves are more popular than ever. But how do you store yours?

I purchased this 10-hole scarf hanger for my scarf collection and I love it. So I'm recommending it today to my readers.

You can purchase this item for less than $10 from or The Container Store.