Homestyles

Gratifying Gift Giving

Create a unique photo book for family and friends By Debra Goldie Jones | Photo by Debra Goldie Jones ~ Gift-giving gets harder the older I get. Most of my friends are either downsizing or can buy themselves facials, massages, and bestselling books. I’m particular. I like to give something that reflects my style and

One Woman’s Kitsch is Another Mom’s Tchotchke

By Debra Goldie Jones ~ My mother, bless her heart, could have used an extra bathroom. With four kids claiming the bathroom upstairs and the downstairs “utility room” overflowing with loads of laundry, she resorted to the kitchen windowsill to hold a small cadre of personal care products. One particularly unappetizing and cringe-worthy repository was

Ask the Organizer

By Tammy O’Neil ~ Are you easily DISTRACTED and DISORGANIZED where CHAOS and CONFUSION rule your life…? Do you feel like you’re living in a Traditionally Organized World when you’re not…? You’ve come to the right place for answers! Dear Organizer Coach, Since I’ve retired, I enjoy traveling, however; I get paralyzed with fear just

Ask the Organizer

By Tammy O’Neil ~ Are you easily DISTRACTED and DISORGANIZED where CHAOS and CONFUSION rule your life…? Do you feel like you’re living in a Traditionally Organized World when you’re not…? You’ve come to the right place for answers! Dear Organizer Coach, I’m downsizing from a 3,500 sq. foot home and moving into a 2,000

Making A List and Checking It Twice

By Tammy C. O’Neil, ACC, CPT, CSSC ~ The holiday season is approaching. It’s a time when many of us grow anxious and stressed over creating the “perfect holiday.” Together, let’s decide to remove perfection from our vocabulary and believe that “good enough is good enough.” I wander if Santa is a techie list-maker or

Control Clutter Before it Controls You

By Tammy C. O’Neil, ACC, CPT, CSSC ~ I love springtime, green grass, and watching flowers bloom. Everything looks new and fresh. I begin to feel like a new me is emerging. Uncluttered…What about you? Do you like to have open, uncluttered spaces to live, work and retreat to? NOW is the time to Control

Make Lisbon, Portugal Your Next Vacation Destination

By Shirene Hayes As I was researching my next exciting adventure, I fell in love with the beautiful pastel-colored buildings and scenery of Lisbon, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and book a flight. My chosen airline was TAP. It was a great value and was an exceptional experience, with superior service,

Marie Kondo: Creating a Thrift Store Revolution!

Whether or not you are following the newest craze that is Marie Kondo’s wildly popular approach to tidying up, there is no denying that the current decluttering trend is creating quite an impact on thrift stores, they are bursting at the seams with donations. For those of you who have not heard of Marie Kondo,

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