Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Gumbo!

It’s Fat Tuesday: a perfect time to share and prepare one of my all-time favorite Southern dishes from New Orleans: gumbo! This love affair has grown stronger every year as I have tinkered with the recipe, figured out what I wanted more…
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3 Ways Lemon Water Can Enhance Your Life

Lemon water. That’s where this blog started a year ago, and I figure there’s no better way to start the blog this year than with the elixir that has been a constant for me over the past 12 months. It's the first thing I have in the morning,…
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The Recipe for Good Luck in the New Year: Black-Eyed Peas!

The New Year is almost here!  And with that comes a great reason to throw a holiday party. For this occasion however, we bypass the New Year’s Eve ruckus to focus on the New Year’s Day goodness . . . as in the Rose Bowl Parade, football…
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Labeling: May the Font Be With You

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ordinary people get together to do extraordinary things . . . sounds like your typical organizing session! It’s been a year since my first blog post “Give it a Home” and so much has been sorted, purged,…
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Tips to Make Your Holiday Party a Hit!

Holidays are wonderful for so many reasons: it’s a time to honor traditions, gather with family and celebrate with friends.  They’re called “holidays” because they aren’t “everyday” – it’s a special occasion that calls for…
12 organizing tips for the holidays

The 12 Days of Organizing: My Favorite Things

‘Tis the season for giving!  I absolutely love this time of year and as a professional organizer, I encourage my family, friends and clients to focus on experiential giving. These are gifts that are consumable (food, beverage, treats), indulgences…
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‘Tis the Season: Get Organized and Enjoy the Holidays

Making a list and checking it twice . . . that is my mantra for the holiday season and it’ll make a world of difference in your life, too! Just like you’d never go on a road trip without looking at a map, smartphone or GPS device to guide…

Pecan Pie Perfection

‘Tis the season for family gatherings, holiday celebrations and, most importantly, festive feasting! Hands down, my favorite course of any feast is dessert. And at Thanksgiving, the traditional pumpkin pie and pecan pie are staples in our…
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Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia

Back-to-School Tips, Part 4: Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia As a parent, it is your right and rite (of passage, that is) to chronicle every step of your child’s life: the certificate congratulating them on learning the freestyle in…
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Simple Salmon Supper

I’m taking a break this week from my back-to-school series for a very important commercial break: what’s for dinner? Want to learn how to make the best, healthiest and easiest dinner ever? Even when you’re rushing home from work, or…