Friday, March 20, 2009

Blog carnival introduction: Welcome to my site!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome to organized everyday, an organizing blog with a twist of reality. Most organizing resources are written by people who have a career in professional organizing and have one.. maybe two children. They have exactly what they want on their plate at all times because they designed it that way. We read their books, and we feel inspired for the moment, but we wish someone who had umpteen kids and too much on their plate would actually give us the scoop once in a while too.
As a prior military wife with (at one time) four children, five and under and on my 10th move in 10 years of marriage, I felt loosely qualified to identify with anyone who was overwhelmed with life. I tell more about my organizing story here. I lived through it! God got me through it and taught me so much about organizing and keeping on top of things. And I don't feel like I've mastered anything yet! I joke about my status as an "organizing mommy" not an organized mom, but I still have a few things to share that should help some of you.

I've developed a process called: the Blitz. I've made it into a weekly carnival. I would LOVE it, if you tried it with me this week! Our first one was here: check it out.

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I love to organize spaces also. Labeling and defining the space is the best way to keep things organized! Check out the tab above on organizing spaces.

Time management is also a big issue for anyone who wants to be organized. Here I am breaking tasks down into manageable chunks...

Occasionally, I write about my family, friends, or just plain Weird stories. My Mom (seated in the back row with my Dad) says weird stories are her favorite part of my blog, and you KNOW her opinion is NOT biased or anything..


I like to make crafts and recycle things. These mittens and hat were made from a sweater.
Check out the crafts section.



Of course, there are recipes, homeschooling, and other things here. Green smoothies (below)


So, you want to get organized? Are you tired of drowning in your messy house, looking for things all of the time? Me too. So, let's explore this journey together, shall we?

I LOVE the journey of moving forward toward higher organization of my home, my kids, my life.. I want to stop stumbling over stuff and start sailing in smooth seas... Ready to join me?

There's so much to learn! Let's do it. Let's blitz-it!!

62 comments:

Shelly said...

Your title got me interested, since organization has never been my strong point. lol

Jen L. said...

Fantastic blog! I love your masthead. Happy Ultimate Blog Partying!

Dawn said...

Hi-stopping by from the UBP. I have 5 kids and I need to definitely be more organized. I'll be looking around your site for some help!!!

Hadley said...

ME! ME! ME! I want to get organized!!

Found you from UBP - going to look around some more!

Nancy said...

Love the blog and look forward to reading more about organization - I'm obsessed with it but I'm also a procrastinator so does that tell you what my house must look like? Hope you can ride the blog range over to visit us at the ranch and look forward to visiting your blog again!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

You have a really nice blog and lots of good ideas (from one of those professional organizers with three kids LOL) Nice to meet you!

MoodyMommy said...

Great ideas!! I am gonna come back when I am done UBP hoping...have a good week!

Lisa P said...

oh man I neeed organization bad

DJ said...

You really, really like to organize! Hope your enjoying the blog party. Nice to meet you.

Heather@justdoingmybest said...

Nice to meet you! I love your realistic spin on organizing. :)

Summer said...

Your green smoothie looks like an avocado shake. My hubby makes those sometimes and they are actually very good.

I am a very organized person but I've found myself falling behind lately so I may look around your blog for tips.

Oh and I did make the cake. It was for my sister's wedding in December. Of course I noticed every little flaw but I'm still rpetty proud of it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

A. Smith said...

Hi there! I recently found your site and got motivated! Thanks so much! Haven't gotten around to writing my own blog yet, but just started following a few. I look forward to all of your interesting info and maybe down the line I will share some as well!

Storm said...

Nice to meet you. I am an organization fanatic and actually am a semi-professional organizer.

Love the masthead. Welcome to the party.

Corrie at "Cents"able Momma said...

Great introduction...I'm going to add you to my Reader. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-).

amykiane said...

hello! found you over at the UBP at 5MFM. love some of your suggestions for housework. :)

Linda said...

Great blog! I can relate to just about everything you write about. I'll be back to look around more.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy the party!

Jolyn said...

This is SO COOL. I am so going to be back.

momstheword said...

I love the look of your blog. Very cool! I am going to take your button and also follow you.

I love your Blitz meme. I already do a Friday one but I am sure there will be days when I will be able to join yours too (although I can't post pictures yet).

I have a Monday meme called "Making Your Home Sing!" which you are more than welcome to join! Love to have you! (just look for it under the sidebar label if you want to read about it).

I am a homeschooler as well. It's very nice to meet you!

~Sandy~ said...

thanks for stopping by my party :O) nice to meet you!

Jennifer said...

Wishing you a wonderful UBP week!

jo said...

Just wanted to let you know I stumbled across your introduction and it was wonderful! Amen!

Carole said...

Ouch. So a single mom and business owner with just one child doesn't qualify? How about when I add a hyper-dog, 2 cats, gardens, and a beach? Just ribbing you!

The main secrets are doing things when they need to be done and not letting things pile up - and like you said, breaking things into little manageable tasks. Do those 2 things and you'll find things will go a lot smoother.

Have a great weekend at the party!

KarenW said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my party! I am so glad I found your blog. I really need to get organized! The mess is stressing me out. Help!! I'm putting you on my google reader and planning on getting back here soon.

Jessalyn said...

It looks like I have come to the right place. I can definitely use your organization tips!

Fruitfulvine2 said...

Love your blog. I'll definitely be back. Isn't this UBP great?!

Mama Needs a Cosmo said...

Oh. My. GOD. I MUST know who designed that header graphic! I love your blog -- I'm actually just in my "infancy" phase of organizing. I'm using Julie Morganstern as my mentor in the area. I will definitely subscribe to your feed so I can return and look around a little more. Have fun at the UBP!

Mama Needs a Cosmo said...

PS: I forgot to tell you THANK YOU for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment on my UBP post! I am already familiar with Pink Truth; in fact, I just spoke with Tracy yesterday regarding the feed at the site not working. I am adamant about telling the world my direct sales story, and Tracy (and the wonderful women at Pink Truth) have been amazingly helpful and encouraging.

I recognize your name from the Tackle it Tuesday blog -- let me tell you . . . your bedroom is immaculate compared the room that I have set for tackling. I have not yet begun the tackle, but I'm inviting everyone into my dungeon of despair -- a junk drawer that has overgrown into a junk room. I'm giving myself a goal of FOUR WEEKS to complete the job. The pictures will make you squirm! :)

Buildeth Her House said...

I LOVE your blog! I hope you will stop by sometimes. I will be back.

Venti Nonfat Chai Latte said...

Hi I'm stopping by from the Ultimate Blog party. I'm currently a navy wife, active duty. I can't say that I have moved 10 times in 10 years and I'm thankful for that. We have actually been lucky in our navy career. Minus the fact that my husband with miss the birth of our second kid but that's navy life. I need to blitz tomorrow!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Sheryl1024 said...

I'm so glad to discover your blog via the Ultimate Blog Party!! I can't wait to come back and read more! Have a great week!

Kristen Reyna said...

So glad to find you through UBP! Love your blog and I'll definitely be back. Happy partying!
With hope,
Kristen
www.cidpandme.blogspot.com

Megan said...

Just stopping by from UBP!I have been here before and will be here again. I'm loving your blitz idea!

Mamati @ daily dose of me said...

Organising isnt it fun?! lol oh if everything was organised or everyone?
I love your blog especially the reality part of it, stopped by from UBP and absoutely love ur blog.

Will defintely be back for more, we all need a little organisation in our lives.

Regards

Mamati

Michelle said...

I started doing a word for the year last year and my choice last year was grace I bought lots of cute little things that said grace and tried to become a nicer person for some crazy reason this year I picked O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-I-N-G. I must have been crazy. I can't wait to have a cup of coffee and read your blog. I'm saving it in my favorites to come back often.

Lynn said...

Wow, it looks like you have lots of neat stuff here! I'm glad to have met you. I will definitely need to spend some time poking around :)

Melinda said...

YOu are my first stop on this UBP extravaganza, good luck winning something fabulouos!

shop with me mama said...

Just wanted to stop by your beautiful blog! Have a great week, and nice to meet you :)
Kim

Autumn said...

I was dropping in from UBP and I have to say your title and graphics caught my eye. Organization 'used' to be a strong suit, but after 2 kids my brain is GONE!!! I'll be reading more from you to get MY house in order!

Have a great week!

Autumn

SkylarKD said...

Great blog - I can use all the organizing tips I can get! ;)

kelli said...

strange to meet some one totally random from their blog to realize that you have met that person irl! Great blog!

joan@HG Openhouse said...

Well, what a great blog -- there's a whole lot of us out there on the journey to a more organized home and life. My party post is about organizing your home office so check it out over at openhouse.homegoods.com and let's keep the party rolling!

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I think I may be in heaven! ;) Your blog is just my cup of tea.

Thank you for stopping by my party!

Happy UBP09!!

Baba said...

Hi! So nice to meet you and your lovely family! Hehe so what does organized mean? LOL. Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit.

DeeDee said...

you have definitely sparked my interest.. I am coming back to visit with you more often.
I have give-aways at my place...
stop by if you have time
Blessings!

Julie said...

I could use some organizing help - I'm glad I found you through the UBP.

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Very interesting blog! I'll have to look around. Happy UBP!

Super Fun Mama said...

Blog hopping as part of the UBP. It is very nice to meet you and your blog. I have a toddler learning/ fun activities site. I also review childrens products. I am looking forward to adding to my blog list (definitely don't need to it is already so big but can't help myself because I love reading blogs). Have fun with the party! My blog is www.superfunmama.blogspot.com.

Bookmarked your site!

Jamie said...

Hello! I'm Jamie, and I found you blog through UPB! Who doesn't need some tips on organization? I certainly do!

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

I'm giving away Pink Champagne Shower Syrup from Jaqua Beauty...stop on over and enter! Ends April 8. Open to USA.

Ta!

I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.

Karen said...

Hi, I am a new blogger and really enjoying the party. I am putting you down as a favorite. I defintely help in organizing. I try and then it gets all messed up with the family or me not feeling well. Thanks for your site. I will be coming back to see you.

MamaArcher said...

Hi there nice to meet you. Hope you are enjoying the party! I am a chaplains wife (USAF) and we have 9 children. We know what it is like to move many times with a large family. I think your idea of helping with organization is great! Everyone is in need of a good organizing tip here and there! It is great to stop by for the UBP and hope to see you around my blog too.

Teresa said...

I would love to join you in getting my house more organized. I have seen the video on the hats and mittens befor and would love to try it to. Thanks for the invite.

stacey @ tree, root, and twig said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my site with the UBP, and for leading me here to this site. I'm following you on Twitter now, and I'll look forward to your tweets and updates on your blog. Take care!

Hindu Baby Names and More said...

Hello,

Stopping in from the blog party! I have to say that your organization has me amazed. As a current military wife in a house with 5 kids, I can't say that such is my strong suit..lol :) Kudos to you for setting such a great example, I'm sure you'll teach me something!

Ashley

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The Casual Perfectionist said...

Hi! I'm just stopping over from the UBP, and I can't wait to read more of your blog!

HeatherMama said...

I'm here via UBP and I desperately need some organizing tips! I work full time and have 3 kiddos and a husband to chase after when I get home! Not much time for anything else, including keeping everything organized and in order!

Leah said...

I love organization! Your title brought me over here for the party. Hope you are having a good day!

Rhonda said...

Hi, I am blog hopping from UBP! Your blog and life sounds very interesting! Love the header!

I love to organize...just hate to clean! Hey a green smoothie!!!!!! Someone else who likes them. I actually love them...how they make me feel and have one every day for the last month when I discovered them! What is your favorite recipe for green smoothies...stop by and I'd love for you to share! I posted about green smoothies on my blog...look under recipes or scroll down...

Have a great day!

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hey-

I really admire your organization. Can you come spend a few months at my house? :)

I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

Ruby said...

I followed you from links on the UBP. Is that over yet? It has been a BIG week!
Really like your stuff here and will pop back to read more as I get the cahnce.
Ruby

Beachcomber said...

Hi just stopping by from the UBP. I so want to get organized! I like your blog header.