Quick and easy craft. These boards quilts are so easy and make wonderful gifts.

Super Easy Craft – Wooden Board Quilts

These wooden board quilts are such a quick and easy craft for the less-crafty folks like me.  If you’re time-challenged and not terribly artistic, this is a great type of craft to get into.  It’s one of those fun crafts you can put together in just a few hours.  Evidently, full-sized quilt designs like these […] Read more…

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Got Clutter? I’ve got the Answers You NEED

If you’ve got clutter around your house, you are missing out on the peace and serenity that you could be enjoying.  However, there are so MANY problems which can cause clutter.  Depending on which ones are your particular bugaboos, I’ve got some GREAT solutions that will help you. If your problem is your spouse is […] Read more…

Cruises can be SO wonderful, but if you pick one of these 7 worst cabin locations, you could blow up your whole vacation.

Cruises – 7 Worst Cabin Locations To Avoid

Cruising is one of the best ways to discover the world in just a few days. With multiple destinations to explore, exciting entertainment to see and delicious dining to indulge in, who wouldn’t want to climb aboard? While cruising can be a dream vacation, it’s important to know that your cabin can make or break your […] Read more…

10 Ways to Ease the Stress of Moving

10 Simple Strategies to Ease the Stress of Moving

Moving – Start Your Planning Early. If you have are fortunate enough to know about your upcoming move, double the time you think you’ll need to get everything done. Once you start packing (learn how to pack like a boss here) you’ll probably realize you have more belongings than you even realized.  This is a […] Read more…

The way we do chores isn't fair, but we're OK with it.

At My House Chores Aren’t Fair and That’s OK

At My House Kid’s Chores Aren’t FAIR And I’m totally OK with that.  As they say, there’s a method to my madness and I’m doing it for a very specific reason.  Well, actually a couple of reasons.   For one thing, I assign household chores more or less permanently.  The reason I do that is for […] Read more…

Do you need travel insurance for your very expensive cruise vacation? Hmmm, yes, I think so.

Do You NEED Cruise Insurance? Yes, you do!

The question is, do you need cruise insurance when you go on a cruise?  The answer is YES, you definitely do!  At least that’s my two cents worth.  Especially considering that many cruise insurance policies are less than $100/person, it definitely seems like a smart move.   I LOVE cruises and fortunately, we’ve never been injured […] Read more…

Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

I have 7 items you may not have thought of to bring on your next cruise.

7 Must-Have Items for a Great Cruise Experience

Cruises are such wonderful experiences, but especially if you are new to cruising, it’s often difficult to figure out what you do or don’t need.  It’s interesting to figure out the right balance between comfort, style and luggage space!  Thankfully, I’ve done the homework for you to determine what the BEST items are to ensure […] Read more…

'Tis the season for holiday parties. Here are a dozen fun ideas for some Christmas Tree inspired recipes to enjoy.

12 Christmas Tree Treats for your Holiday Entertaining

Lots of holiday parties are going on right now and if you’re looking for fun Christmas tree recipes, you are in the right place.  I’ve put together a round up of some very fun items that you can make for your various holiday celebrations.  It’s just a great way to kick up the fun!   The […] Read more…

A round up of easy holiday snowflake designs for your holiday decorating.

Roundup of 20 DIY Holiday Snowflake Designs

‘Tis the season to decorate your home for the holidays.  Snowflake designs are one of my favorite holiday decorations.  They’re so pretty and festive.  Best of all you don’t feel guilty if you leave them up clear into January or February.    I put together this round-up of some lovely DIY Snowflake designs.  These are […] Read more…

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary listens to pitches all the time. He shares how to make yourself more persuasive and get further in life.

3 Tips to be More Persuasive by Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

Here are a few more tidbits I picked up from Shark Kevin O’Leary during my recent all-day seminar. 3 Ways to be More Persuasive Hey, you might not ever end up on Shark Tank, but we all have to make pitches to persuade other people all the time.  We pitch our ideas to our spouses, […] Read more…

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