So You Say You Want Technology

My children love technology.  Who am I kidding...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  But in real life you can't sit on your iPod all day and ignore that there are chores and responsibilities for each of us. In real life we have to be responsible.  At least that's what I tell myself when I sit down to pay bills. What's that saying? “If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, then someday you can do the things you want do when you want to do ...continue reading

Disneymoons

It's been a little quiet here on the Neat & Pretty front.  My three kids ended their school year and we immediately left for Disney World for a family vacation.  We went with my mother in law to celebrate my father in law who passed away in July of 2013.   He asked us to take the children to Disney for him instead of a big funeral.  He wanted to take them and never had the chance.  It was an amazing trip with beautiful weather.  My husband and I had been once on a ...continue reading

Sister Sister

I have a wonderful sister.  She's four years younger than me. (We have an awesome brother in between us too.)  She lives here in Athens with me and we are great friends. Though we share many values and love many of the same things...we are definitely different when it comes to organizing.  Me....the organizer from birth and she...well let's just say she won't ever have a blog named "Neat & Pretty".  We shared a room for a good portion of our lives. We have many fond ...continue reading

Q & A Hour Success

Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap, Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap, Tap, Tap, Tappity Tap That's all that could be heard at my house for the past hour.  I hosted an online question and answer session for locals interested in organizing.  They posted questions about and pictures of problem areas.  I encouraged them to post the things that are stumping them in their organizing process.  I then offered them different solutions for how to choose the right storage containers and ways to think ...continue reading

1 Year TRIBE-versary!

Though I write about organizing, I also write about being disciplined.  One year ago I made the decision to get serious about my fitness.  Today is one full year since my first training session at TRIBE Fitness.   In 2012 I had three surgeries.  Feb 1, 2012 I had my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction after finding out I carry the BRCA gene mutation.  I had three surgeries that year and I feel like I just spent the whole year in recovery mode.   I was ...continue reading