Thursday, March 31, 2011

Notebooks for you!

For years I have been holding on to some old books that my boys nearly destroyed ... they really were just not suitable for donation given the colored on and ripped pages. But I hated to throw them away!

So, I've recycled the covers and made cute notebooks!!

These notebooks have a total of 100 lined pages. The pages are separated into sections of 25 pages, and each section has a pocket page which is tabbed so that you can easily flip to that section.

Use them to keep up with lots of lists! Perhaps you keep several running to do lists for personal, business, groceries, and all of those other ideas running through your head!

You can find them in my Artfire shop!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I just want to find my keys!

I don't want to live in the neatest, most organized house on the block. I just want to be able to find my keys!

I have a lot of people fooled. They think I am so organized, so together. They think that I do as much as 4 people!

Well ... let me fill you in ... I am not that way at all! Really, most days I just feel like I am treading water in the housekeeping department, barely getting all of my priority todo's done, and running out the door without makeup on. Most days, I feel like if I have done those things then I am doing okay.

Well ... this year I want more than that. I actually want to keep the house clean, get more than just the priority todo's done, and at least occasionally put make up on and fix my hair.

How am I going to do that? Truthfully ... I have no idea! I didn't grow up in a neat house, my mom was the perpetual "run around like a chicken with it's head cut off" kind of mom. Now, don't get me wrong, I had a great mom! She was just busy, always busy, never ever do I remember when my mom wasn't busy, and now I know that she regrets being so busy.

I don't really want to be that busy mom. I want to have time just to sit down with my kids and play a game ... and I do ... However, I haven't escaped the nagging voice in the back of my head that is constantly reminding me of the 101 other very important things that I should or could be doing in that moment. I keep telling myself that the game IS a very important thing and I SHOULD be playing with my kids ... darned conscious!

So, how am I fighting off everything I learned as a child?

- Stop, relax, really look at my list and decide what is really important and what things do I perceive as important.
-Evaluating the time commitment of the things on my list and being choosy to what things I sign myself up todo.
- Remembering what I did in the past and deciding if those are things I would like to repeat, or if those things need to be eliminated.
- Be nice to myself and my children. Remembering that taking care of myself sometimes does mean that I am taking care of my children.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Large Coupon Organizers

I've just listed some new large coupon organizers in my shop! Here is a sneak peak!

You can see all coupon organizers Here!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day of the week magnets!

Keep up with your daily lists with these day of the week magnets!

Use them to post your daily todo list, menu, things to mail during the week, or just as a complimentary magnet to your office decor!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm Drowning in Taxes ... So I am having a Sale!

I am drowning in tax forms!!

As most of you know ... I don't have many sales or coupons for my shop! So, you better get in on this one while it lasts!

I am spending this week getting my taxes finished, so in honor of our favorite time of year (I say that with as much sarcasm as possible!), I am having a 20% off sale in my Artfire shop! Coupon is good starting today and ending 11:59pm EST Sunday, March 6th.

This is ONLY good in my Artfire shop!

SAVE 20.00 % On
All Items
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.