Getting Myself Organized

Getting Myself Organized

It’s been a few weeks of endless activity around here.  I spent Saturday driving girls around to craft stores so they could find what they need to create some jewelry for their shop.  Then we ate Chick-fil-A and talked about our favorite suspense movies.

My kids love those kinds of movies.  I don’t.  In fact, I get so nervous during them that my bladder gets all tense and I keep going to the bathroom.  The kids will ask me, “Do you want us to pause it while you’re in there?!”  No please don’t!  I can’t take much more.  I will just come back out after everyone is safe and there are no space fights or police chases or….gulp….sharks.

Back to being busy, this week will be no different.  I have a TON of things to tell you about and I hope you don’t get tired of me.  If you do you can use that energy to feel sorry for my family since they can’t click on a little red X to stop listening.  My brain never turns off.  It’s a blessing.  And a curse.

I have so much going on that I decided I needed a better way to organize myself.  Besides this blog gig and homeschool and summer activities, I am still working toward getting more fit and losing weight.  I can organize a little with my iphone, but the information is in 12 different apps and I spend all my time looking for them.  So I decided to order an old fashioned kind of organizer from my friend Celia, who makes the most beautiful, well thought out planners.  I’ve been looking at them for a while, wondering if I needed to get something tangible that requires the use of a pen.  Remember those?  Black, pointy, can’t find them in your purse?

So I ordered and got my planner which has spaces for keeping up with not only regular appointments and plans, but also fitness and spiritual goals.  That is just what I needed.  Then Celia emailed me and said she’s like to offer a special discount to my readers for the month of June.  How nice of her!  So if you want a planner like mine hop over to Celia’s place, The Printed Planner, and get yourself one!

I will be telling you about a lot of my favorite products over the next couple of weeks.  I’ve had these all in the works for a while, trying to get you deals and discounts on some of my faves, but didn’t realize it would all kind of fall at the same time.  Oh well….it’s still great stuff and you will love it all just like I do.  I never recommend anything that I don’t really LOVE!

And if you missed it last week, go check out my interview with Becky at Organizing Made Fun where I share how we keep all of our pool toys organized and some of my tips for traveling with kids.  There’s one tip about traveling that has really gotten a lot of attention.  Here’s a hint:

Speaking of travel, I will be spending the rest of this week getting the girls and I ready to go to Kansas City next week for the One Year Adventure Novel Summer Workshop.  And I am also wrapping up the last couple of chapters on my ebook, so when I say I am busy….you should believe me.

Have a great week and don’t forget to stop back by and see what great deals I have to tell you about next!

Be sure to check out the ebook bundle, Natural Mothering, for some great resources!


  1. You are writing a book?! Awesomeness! My husband says I should write one, but I don’t know what I’d write about book length. I’ll be praying that this will go well this week!

  2. “My brain never turns off. It’s a blessing. And a curse.” I SO hear you!!
    Have a good week!

  3. Hi Lisa ~ Thanks for getting back to my e-mail. Yea, the comment worked. The problem was that I was reading your blog as a whole, if that makes sense. I needed to click on the individual blog post title in order to leave a comment. So, now that I’ve done that I’m going to go give my final entry for the candle. : )

  4. Oh, I forgot, my favorite candle fragrance is…something clean smelling like fresh linen. But in the winter it’s bayberry, hands down.