Slice of Life

How to Make Hot Chocolate in a Jar

By |December 4th, 2015|

I don’t know about you, but it feels like the holiday season is flying by and it’s only just begun! Are you feeling that way, too? If so, here’s a simple gift idea that takes only a […]

The Little Stuff is Big

By |November 18th, 2015|

Around the Garvey household, we realize we have a lot to be thankful for. Jay’s health is improving by the day, and he is in the process of resuming all normal activities. This includes checking into […]

We’re Not Promised Tomorrow

By |October 29th, 2015|

In a moment, everything changed. It was our second trip to the emergency room in 48 hours. In an instant, we went from believing Jay had a muscle spasm in his neck, perhaps coupled with a […]

Live in the Now

By |September 10th, 2015|

Earlier this month, I spent a weekend away in Michigan. It had been far too long since I had seen my Mom and spent time with my sister. My niece’s baby shower provided the perfect excuse […]

Organizing Project Update

By |July 23rd, 2015|

Whew! What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been. My evening and weekend project (while not organizing with clients) has been a major reorganization of our lower level. The goal when we started the project […]

Time for Change

By |January 13th, 2015|

Back in 2004, after 13 years of working in corporate America, I decided to take the plunge and start my own business. It had been a dream of mine since college and the timing seemed right. […]

10 Reasons Why January Isn’t So Bad

By |January 5th, 2015|

While I like the holidays every year, this year I actually loved them. I got to go home and see family. I went on a horse drawn carriage ride. I ran in the snow. And so […]

Products to Help You Work Happy

By |September 8th, 2014|

It’s probably no surprise that I contend that life and work are better when you’re having fun. In fact, simplify 101’s tagline is “more fun. more done.” I (firmly) believe that if you’re having fun while […]

Repurposed Paper Scraps: A Greener Alternative to Easter Grass

By |April 4th, 2014|

Oh, plastic Easter grass, although you are a sweet reminder of my own childhood, I really have no place in my home for you. You’re messy. You’re clingy. You’re plastic-y. You’re earth-unfriendly. I see you for […]

How to Be Happy

By |March 26th, 2014|

As you may remember, in 2013 I selected “happy” as my focal point word for the year. It was an interesting choice, especially when you consider where I came from. See, at one point in my […]