Jim Deitzel from Rubbermaid, The O Myth Recap

Krista and I had the pleasure of talking with Jim Deitzel of Rubbermaid today on The O Myth.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

Think about where things are at in places such as the pantry: can the kids get their snacks easily

Jim likes the tips and tricks he’s picked up from the list of Organizers on his blog. Check out the list HERE.

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Peter Walsh, The O Myth Recap

Peter Walsh

(Love his books?  Check out the contest below to win one!)

Krista and I had the pleasure of talking with Peter Walsh of Peter Walsh Designs and a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

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“Supermoms” & Asha Dornfest of ParentHacks.com

Krista and I had the pleasure of talking with Asha Dornfest of ParentHacks.com.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

Cookbook: The Six O’Clock Scramble

ParentHacks.com started as a resource that Asha wished she had when she became a parent.

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“Supermoms” & Marlynn Schotland on The O-Myth

Krista and I had the pleasure of talking with our guest today, Marlynn Jayme Schotland of Urban Bliss Design & Mamaprenuers Inc.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

– Marlynn likes to use Outlook, and schedules even prep times in her calendar  (so smart!)
– “Supermom” is a mystical being, so take it easy moms!  Don’t make unrealistic  expectations of yourself, because disappointment is sure to follow.
– Check out Marlynn’s event in Portland, Oregon HERE

Also, be sure to check out Marlynn’s blogs:





Our contest winner of Aby Garvey’s book is: Holly from Denver!  Congratulations!

A new contest! We have a contest goin’ on (again)!  You can win a set of “Mama Calling Cards” from Urban Bliss Design!  On lucky winner will walk away with a set of cards!  This is one example of Marlynn’s fabulous design sense:

This is just one example of Marlynn’s designs, so be sure to check them out on her website, Urban Bliss Design.

Don’t miss out! There’s only going to be one winner, so don’t delay.  To enter the contest, leave a comment about your thoughts on being a Supermom (be sure to include your email address) below.  The deadline is Sept. 25, so don’t miss out!

Next time on The O Myth: Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks.com joins us on Sept. 26th at 10am PST 

Coming up in October on The O Myth: Peter Walsh!  Yes, THAT Peter Walsh!

The O-Myth Recap: Aby Garvey, Simplify 101

Krista and I had the pleasure of talking with our guest today, Aby Garvey of  Simplify 101 & Creative Organizing Blog.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

  • Aby mentioned that organizing is different from storage. Interesting?  I thought so!
  • Organizing is more than just products, but thinking about the overall space and your needs.
  • Maintaining a space has a lot to do with establishing habits.
  • Aby’s “Bucket List” post

We also mentioned…..
Organizing for Your Brain Type, by Lanna Nakone

Organizing for the Creative Person, by Dorothy Lehmkuhl & Dolores Cotter Lamping, CSW

The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker (Aby Garvey & Wendy Smedley)

It’s a contest!

We have another contest goin’ on!  You can win Aby’s book, The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker. To enter, leave a comment and say hi (be sure to include your email address) below.  The deadline is Sept. 5, so don’t miss out!

And if you’d like to share, what’s your creative outlet?  Scrapbooking?  Jewelry?  Knitting?  Acrylics?  We know you’re out there, creative people!  I’ll go first, I’m a knitter.  😉

Be sure to join us next time on The O Myth, Sept. 12 at 10am PST with our guest, Marlynn Shotland of Mamaprenuers (formerly Portland Mamas, Inc.)

Wendy Piersall, Technology & Supermom Myths: The O Myth Recap

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Our guest today was Wendy Piersall of  Sparkplugging & SparkplugU.

Here’s the Pearls of Wisdom from the show today:

  • Earth911.org: Need to recycle something?  Not sure where to go?  Check out Earth911.org for sources and loads of information about recycling in your area.
  • Free Geek: A local place to take used electronics in Portland, Oregon
  • OfficePDX.com:  A local Portland, Oregon place that also has an online store.  Think vintage + function + art and you’re on the right track!
  • Organizing photos: Have lots of digital photos and not sure what to do with them all?  Consider using Flickr, Picasa and Photoshop Express to get them together and in shape!
  • Techie Tip: Check out Active Words.  It’s my new favorite productivity tool!

We also mentioned…..

Internet Notes

We have a contest goin’ on!  You can win this lovely “Internet Notes” book, sponsored by The Organized ParentTo enter, leave a comment on this question:

“What is your favorite vintage piece of technology?”

Mine is definitely typewriters and this cute rotary phone dial (from Queen of Tarte)!

vintage phone dial

Join us next time on The O Myth, Aug. 22 at 10am PST with our guest, Aby Garvey of Simplify101.

The O-Myth Recap: Melissa Michaels, The Inspired Room

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Our guest today was Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room.

Here’s a few notes from the show:

About decorating:

  • create a lifestyle
  • consider your lifestyle when putting together your rooms and purchase items accordingly
  • your decorating style is like a puzzle, it develops over time
  • getting started?  get rid of the things that don’t bring your happiness, and work from there

Want to learn more about Melissa?  Check her out online:

Website: The Inspired Room, www.theinspiredroom.com

Blog: The Inspired Room Blog, www.theinspiredroom.wordpress.com

Other stuff we mentioned on the show: Check out Krista’s blog for more info on the products we talked about today.

Missed the show? No worries!  You can listen or download this show and our other past shows.  Also, consider setting a reminder right there on the home page so you don’t miss it next time!

The O-Myth: www.blogtalkradio.com/theomyth

Join us next time with our guest, Wendy Piersall, CEO of Sparkplugging.com on August 1 at 10am PST.

Gwynne Warner, Feng Shui & Organization: The O-Myth Recap

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Feng Shui (Krista likes to call it “Mishee-Mushu”) & Organization, they work well together! We had Gwynne Warner of 10K Blessings Feng Shui. We had a good ol’ time! Here’s a few notes from the show:

  • Desks: keep them big, with room for opportunities! Gwynne made it pretty clear that making space for breathing and success is so important. Krista and I were so proud of our big desks! (Does this count for
  • List and then take care of your “drags”: make a list of things that are dragging you down, physically, emotionally or little projects around your office or home. Then, pull out your calendar and mark down a time to take care of them. Love that!

** Update: Gwynne was kind enough to send this great list about good Feng Shui in the home office.


  • Newly purchased so you don’t inherit predecessor chi
  • Wooden (no glass)
  • Must have main desk to return to if work have mobile office
  • Shapes: square or rectangular desk for accomplishing tasks; circular desk for creative needs
  • Receptionist desk curved at front
  • Desk must be large enough (not too big, not too small)
  • A full front panel


  • Newly purchased so you don’t inherit predecessor chi
  • Solid-backed
  • Goes at least to your shoulders

We also talked about a great book about Feng Shui by Karen Kingston: Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui

Join us next time with Melissa Michaels, The Style Coach and the woman behind the curtain at The Inspired Room!

Time Management: The O-Myth with Ronnie Noize

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Winners will be announced on our next show, June 20th!

Today on The O-Myth:

Today Krista Colvin and I had our first O-Myth BlogTalkRadio show! We were happy to have Ronnie Noize, The Marketing Coach joining us to talk about how there’s just never enough time in the day. Ever felt that way? Here’s a few things Ronnie shared with us today:

  • Use systems to make life easier: Routines and tracking systems will go a long way to making life easier.
  • Systems make sure things get done: Ever gone through your day and wondered what the heck you accomplished? Too many of us live life unconsciously and don’t get to the things we want or need to do. Using routines and systems help you go about your day with purpose!
  • Email doesn’t have to rule your life: This was especially insightful. Ronnie shared with us that she doesn’t read every email she gets. Some people will use email to get too familiar or ask for things they wouldn’t otherwise. She heavily screens her email, and not all of them are opened (some are just flat out deleted). Very interesting, and caused me to think…

If you couldn’t make it live, you can listen to the audio here.

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