Holiday Planning

Now is a great time to…

By |October 30th, 2013|

If you’re like a lot of people I know, what I’m about to tell you isn’t going to be well received. But I’m going to chance it anyway because I’d really like you to have a […]

3 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Your Holidays

By |October 23rd, 2013|

For me, the holiday season officially begins on Halloween. Here’s why. In the Garvey household, every two weeks, starting on Halloween, there’s a holiday or “major” event in our home. Two weeks after Halloween is Collin’s […]

Three Holiday Time Savers

By |December 11th, 2012|

If you’re feeling short on time and long on to-dos, here are three holiday time savers just for you.
1. Save time by simplifying gift wrapping.
Gift bags and sturdy, pre-printed gift boxes save time and, since they […]

28 Day Challenge: Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

By |October 23rd, 2012|

Last year in late October, Jen and I started a 28-day challenge to help us all get our homes ready for the holidays. The idea behind this challenge was to bite-size the process of getting our […]

Using Pinterest to Get Organized for the Holidays

By |November 30th, 2011|

I knew as soon as I joined Pinterest that this would happen… my head is just swimming in incredible ideas for the holidays thanks to all the “Pinspiration” and “Pinteresting” things I find there! If you […]

Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 28 Day Challenge – Day 28!

By |November 23rd, 2011|

It’s Day 28! Can you believe it? We are almost there my friends! Congrats to you for all the progress you made during the past four weeks! Woohoo!

So we have one final challenge, and it’s just […]

How to SIMPLIFY the Holidays

By |November 22nd, 2011|

As you enter the holiday season, try these ideas to simplify the hectic parts of the holidays, so you can truly enjoy the most meaningful aspects of the season.
SIMPLIFY the Holidays
S – is for START with […]

Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 28 Day Challenge – Day 27

By |November 22nd, 2011|

Day 27: Sweep Your Entryway
Leaves, spiderwebs, debris, kids’ toys, out-of-season items… these can all add up to a less-than-welcoming entryway for visitors. Grab your broom and perhaps a multi-purpose cleaner, and head outside. Many of us enter […]

Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 28 Day Challenge – Day 26

By |November 21st, 2011|

Day 26: Declutter the Coat Closet
Where is your designated spot for guests’ coats, shoes and belongings? We have a decent-sized coat closet, but ordinarily it is pretty maxed out with our own family’s stuff. Today, I’m […]

Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays: 28 Day Challenge — Day 25

By |November 20th, 2011|

Day 25:  Declutter Kids’ Spaces (or Your Own “Fun” Space)
Today’s challenge is to declutter your kids’ areas to create space for new things that are on their way from Santa and you and relatives. I habitually […]