Christmas Presents Organized

It's so funny that when you are an organizer you naturally come up with a system for everything.  This time I came up with a system for organizing our Christmas presents. I'm not talking about the lists I have for each person I'm shopping for or the Wunderlist I've created for store by store shopping.  I'm talking about keeping track of what present is for what family after it's been wrapped and tagged.  If you're anything like our family we celebrate with friends and ...continue reading

War on School Papers

If you're anything like me...you are always battling a war on paper...specifically school papers.  We talked about those stacks of paper last week.  Let's continue to talk about how those stacks of paper enter your home.  They don't always enter your home as a stack...usually they come in the form of cute drawings and special stories written by your children.  They come in the form of papers from the teacher and communication from school.  There are all kinds of sources  ...continue reading

Activity Bags

My children are 11, 9 and 5.  We have one playing volleyball, one playing flag football and one taking trapeze lessons.  On top of that we attend church regularly and sometimes help out with the campus ministry at church.  And we do have a little bit of a social life beyond that...sometimes.  HA!   Last year we were always arriving at someone's lesson or practice and the other children were complaining of being bored, thirsty of hungry.  So this year we are trying to be ...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

The Teacher In Me Is Proud

In my first career I was a teacher.  A high school french teacher...but really just a lover of learning.  I am still a teacher at heart and I naturally bring that into my work on a daily basis.  I aim to TEACH my clients as we work together.  This is why I work together with my clients...they must be involved in what we are doing.  I want to leave them prepared to tackle things on their own.  I want them to be able to teach their children.  I want them to start thinking ...continue reading