Tuesday, February 21, 2012

an Organizational Giveaway!!

you may remember i listed a blog i found in a previous post about getting organized. i also rambled about my lack of natural tendency to organize in a post should you be interested.

Organize the Whole Shebang with Krista Colvin. If you didn't check out her site before.. you have to now! I'll tell you what... if we were moving to Washington instead of Florida... i would be hiring her for sure! I love her site and her approach to organizing. "You can do it all... just not in one day, week, or month". That is where so many of us get frustrated and give up. We expect to get organized in a quick weekend and then be forever happy and organized. But things change and we need to adapt everything.. even our organization.. according to our crazy lives!

i totally identify with Krista when she labels herself a "piler". i am too! piles everywhere. i like to be able to see things. if i put it all away. it's out of sight and out of mind. however matt is a "piler" too.. and that's not good when it comes to our paper piles. mail. uh, how i hate to go get the mail. i never do it. when matt is gone for a week.. yep.. it piles in the mailbox unless garrett gets it. so when i ordered Krista's "the smart woman's pocket guide to doing it all"... i was actually excited to get the mail. i checked for a full week (even with matt out of town!) Confession: i didn't even know what mailbox was ours.. i tried a few before i found it! So you know i was excited to get this. Finally I emailed Krista about it since i figured it shouldn't take too long to get from WA to NV. She got back to me right away.. and what a great gal! apparently i had ordered the downloadable copy.. but i like the print in my hand for something like this... so she changed it and sent it right out. a few more correspondences and she offered to do a giveaway on this here little blog!!

you Need to check out her site !! it's great. tons and tons of ideas, tips, things to download.... i've been camping out there lately.

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!
Krista will send you a pocket guide!!! All you have to do is: leave me a note saying what you are organizing... what you want to organize.. or what you love about organization! (i know some people read via facebook.. so leave me a note there if you would rather. but make sure you do so i get your name in the drawing!) then bop over to her site and sign up to be a SHE VIP. (you can do it through this link as well). You will receive awesome updates and tips!

I'm working on Creating a Mail Center this week. check out what Krista has to say!

we'll announce the winner this friday! Link

8 comments:

  1. I have 3 kids, theres not a whole lot that doesn't need to be organized! Sounds like a great book!!

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    1. thanks Talena! i'm determined to crush this "it's just this season of life mentality" that i always blame everything on.

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  2. This is really great, I can't believe I'm not the only one! I am a "piler" too, so is Rob! I never knew what to call it,now I know. We do it for the same reason, if we put things away we are afraid of not finding it! I have been organizing Kiahs toys and I think I have it down. I think my biggest problem is the kitchen. I would love to organize my kitchen! That's the other problem is I am a "shover"!

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    1. oh you are so not alone!! Pilers R us! i like the "shover" classification too... i do that with kitchen things... closet things... craft things! yep, i'm a shover too!

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  3. I'm organizing my whole house, one room at a time. I have done the pantry and that's it so far. Baby steps right?

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    1. baby steps are the way to go! thanks michelle!

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  4. Organizing the kiddos bedrooms so I can put my seven month and 23 month old boys together:) Eeek! This sounds like a well timed giveaway for me!

    (Also, came here by way of the Barela family blog. You have a lovely family!)

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    1. hi christie! nice to "meet" you :) thanks for stopping by! doesn't organizing the kids rooms seem never ending? it does for me.
      glad we were connected through aubrey!

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