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WashingtonPost.com Mention!

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The Washington Post?  Are you kidding me?  WashingtonPost.com mentioned an article I wrote for The Inspired Room in “Blog Watch”!  Thanks Melissa for posting my article, and washingtonpost.com for the nod.  Click here to read the article: “5 Steps to Start Organizing Your Home Office“, and HERE to see the mention on washingtonpost.com.  Woohoo!

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“Start At Home”

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Recently HGTV is touting their new marketing line: “Make life ___________, start at home!”  I LOVE this new line, and it’s such a great thought on how to really change your life from the inside out.  Think about it: home is where you rest, eat probably 2/3 of your meals, store all things which are […]

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Home Office Organizing Rule Breaker

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Come on, you know you want to – break the rules. Just because a bread basket was designed for bread, doesn’t mean you have to use it for that. Make your home office more interesting and personal with items from around the house or found objects from a flea market (like the milk crate above). […]

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No More Junk Mail: Getting Off The Mailing Lists

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I found this pretty all-inclusive link for getting yourself (address, email, phone) off the Direct Marketing Association lists. Getting off these lists will cut down on the junk mail you get coming in the door that clutters up your counters! Check out this link to do just that: DMA Choice: Consumer Information and Preference Services

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Meeting a Stationery Designer and Pioneer

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Recently I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Ms. Chris Plantan, Architect and Founder of russell+hazel, at a Design Presentation & Trunk Show. The event was hosted by Office, a local retail shop and gallery in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Plantan and her VP of Sales cheerfully shared some creative processes, enlightening information about the office […]

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Simple Pleasures: Homemade Goodies

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The other day my podcast co-host and I took our kids, saddled them up in the car, stopped at the local coffee shop for a caffeine fix and took off to pick blackberries.  I love the summer & early fall, and usually try to take in as much fresh fruit & products from the Farmers’ Markets […]

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Spend More Time With Loved Ones in the New Year

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New Year Resolution #6: Spend More Time with Loved Ones This series is all about the top New Year Resolutions. One of those is “Get Organized”. Have you ever made this resolution? How did it go? Did you do a “crash & burn” weekend on Jan. 2nd and everything was back to the way it […]

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Product Review: Neat Receipts Scanner

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Have you seen Neat Receipts yet?  You have gotta check it out!  I just reviewed it for Sparkplugging (click to read the full article), and it’s also posted in Reviews section of the Neat Receipts website HERE. (Between PC World & Fortune Small Business I might add!!) A portable little piece of technology that cuts […]

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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs: Get On It!

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In response to Seth Godin’s challenge to blog about CF bulbs, here is my story…..and I’m stickin to it! So, I had a really bad experience with a mis-programmed thermostat basically blowing out our furnace computer. Let’s not talk about the gory details, suffice to say that wow, if your utility bills are high, call […]

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A Teacher Office Makeover & “Shaking Off the Sleepies”

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A couple things happening around the web I wanted to share with you all… Teacher Office Makeover This summer I had an incredible opportunity to work on a project with Portland Family Magazine.  I worked with a teacher on his office.  It was a great time, and the job turned out beautifully! 

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