Fall break is coming up with those delicious spare days off school. I think it’s not only a time for the kids to kick back, but another chance to travel! If your summer vacation plans didn’t quite come together or if you’re just feeling the itch to get away, fall break from school offers a good opportunity for the whole family to take a trip together.   Fall...

Posted on Aug 17 2012 - 5:10pm by Tim Eyre
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  Each year I ask myself, is it autumn I like best, or spring? While everything seems to burst exuberantly into life in the spring, I have to say I do crave fall with its crunch of leaves underfoot, warm pumpkin pie and nip in the air. Don’t worry. I’m not about to instruct you on how to make your own autumn potpourri using fallen leaves. Woman’s...

  I’m a believer in taking only as much as you need. Why pile your plate full of carrots and celery at the salad bar if you aren’t going to eat it all? I suppose we end up with spare veggies because of good intentions. The same can be said of lighting.  For safety, it’s important to have a properly lit environment, but sometimes we all go...

“You find the fun and ‘SNAP!’ the job’s a game.” If only Mary Poppins could come flying down with her umbrella and solve all of my household ills. Even though the Banks had a cleaning lady (or a few) and a cook, Mary Poppins seemed to have more tricks up her sleeve than in her magic carpetbag. That carpetbag, by the way, makes a monthly appearance in my...

The summer of 2012 has definitely been newsworthy, one might even say eventful!  The much anticipated London Summer Olympics are truly exciting, but here in the US there have been many other hot topics this summer.  Wildfires in the western US, a deepening drought in the mid-west, the supreme court decision on healthcare and upcoming US presidential elections...

  I invited my friend Anna to tell us how she keeps her family organized for success in the school year since the first day of school is right around the corner.  I was inspired to set summer goals after reading her last post on Summer Fun  and am equally impressed by how she keeps her household organized during school.  I hope you enjoy the post and find...

  After four and a half years of marriage, my wife and I are about to bring a little someone into our lives. We’ve become pretty comfortable living with just the two of us. The end of September is bound to turn our lives upside down, which is why getting organized before baby comes is crucial in helping with the adjustment!   Making Room for My Baby ...

I believe that after completing school, some of us still crave the old report card. Or perhaps just those of us who made good grades miss report cards? Sure, you may receive an employee review, sometimes accompanied by a bonus for a job well done. Other times, independent organizations create grades for us. And that brings me to green ratings systems. No one out...

Posted on Jul 30 2012 - 8:03pm by Jessica Johnson
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  My nephew is heading off to college in a few weeks and he asked me if I could give him some ideas of what he will need in his dorm room. I was flattered that he thought I was so young that I would remember college dorm life so well. Not so much, he tells me. His mom told him that I research organization as part of my job, so maybe I could do it for him. Nice. I...

  Rural areas are great for many things, like large backyards graced with hammocks and armadillos crossing the road, but I don’t think they’re the best places for hybrid vehicles to have the most impact. While driving a hybrid in a rural or suburban area helps somewhat with gas savings, the car may still create nearly the same amount of pollution...