Organizing in the New Year


Happy New Year! It’s January 1 and like half the people I know, I am pledging to resolve to be more organized. I also resolved to live healthier but then I woke up and ate leftover potato chips with the Rose Parade so it’s not looking good. Let’s concentrate on the other stuff, shall we? […]

DIY Desk Caddy


Now that I am paying good money to rent a studio for the specific purpose of working, I determined to stay organized. No, for real. I mean it this time. I know I have said that before, but I am on a new path. It’s new. That counts. And I have a new rule too: […]

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


I have an unhealthy relationship with housework. Sometimes it is my greatest pleasure, while other times it is my worst nightmare. Despite my reputation for sequined lunacy, deep down, I am very orderly person. Nothing makes me more happy than walking into an environment where I know where everything is. That doesn’t mean it needs to […]

My Anti-Medicine Cabinet


  I’d like to take this moment to come out against medicine cabinets. Okay fine, I’m not against medicine cabinets like I’m against the holocaust, but I really dislike them. Sure, they made sense back in the day when people milked their own goats and a family of five shared a single toothbrush, but nowadays, even for […]

Mercury Retrograde


  Want to see an impressive eye roll? Start talking to me about astrology. Look, I know Yoko Ono won’t get her hair cut unless the stars are aligned in her favor, and that is a valid opinion, but I do not share it. Not even for Yoko. Not long ago I heard someone on […]

DIY Dry Erase Board

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents Some women are crazy about shoes; I’m all about the school supplies. Give me a pencil sharpener and a box of crayons and I’ll show you a […]

Efficiency, you Jerk

I read somewhere that chronic list-making is one of the most common attributes among successful people. (You know the type – so  annoying). It’s because they get an odd thrill out of crossing items off the list, thereby spurring them onto the next item on the list, thereby making them super productive and efficient and […]