Entries by Cary Prince

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 of, what I wanted less of and how to get it just right. […]

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, and it has actually taken the place of […]

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, donated, organized and labeled in that time. Finding a place for […]

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 special measures. And that is exactly why I love the holidays so much: it gives us a reason to do […]

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 (massages, spa treatments, mani/pedi) and experiences (visit to a theme park, museum membership, skydiving). There are […]

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 home.  There is no way you can go wrong in making either of them! That said, however, I […]

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 their swim lesson, the school program where your child was the turkey in the Thanksgiving play, the […]

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 had a hectic afternoon running the kids around, and feel challenged to put a good […]

How to Organize Your Child’s Artwork

  Back-to-School Tips, Part 3: How to Organize Your Child’s Artwork It’s a young Jackson Pollock! A promising Picasso! A mini Miró! Oh, the heaps of praise and admiration we give our young artists while marveling at their latest masterpiece. But when that one masterpiece becomes one of a million masterpieces, you realize that not every creation can […]

Organizing School Papers

Back-to-School Tips, Part 2: Organizing School Papers Are all those school papers driving you crazy? It’s only one month into the school year and you may already be drowning in paper! A rite of passage for every parent is figuring out how to organize the endless flow of paper that comes home every day with your child. […]