Or-gan-ize: (verb)
To pull together in an orderly, functional, structured whole; to arrange systematically for harmonious, unified structure.

Monthly Archives: November 2018

Enjoying Hassle Free Holidays part 2

“Letting go of the eight-foot inflatable Grinch no longer appreciated by grown kids opened up four square feet of storage space.”

Sue Marie Bowling

A few years ago I noticed there were “crumbs” of ornaments and other holiday items sitting in the bottom of my Christmas bins and decorations in my holiday storage space that I no longer found beautiful or even memorable. I realized my taste and decorating style had changed over the years and I had added things to my holiday collection but had not gotten rid of those things that no longer appealed to me. As I packed away my holiday decorations that year I resisted keeping many things I had not taken out and used.


November 12, 2018 | 3 comments

Enjoying Hassle Free Holidays part 1

“Organize is what you do before you do something so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up.”

Christopher Robin (A. A. Milne)

The first Christmas commercial I saw this year was on October 17th. There are many people who are appalled at this declaring that it is far too early to begin considering, much less commercializing, the season.

I was delighted to see it.

How can it ever be too early to begin anticipating something good, the joy of family, fun and food of the season?  (more…)

November 5, 2018 | 0 comments