Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Works For Me Wednesday-Hodgepodge

Hey everyone! Let's mix it up a bit this week. Random thoughts:
  • I keep a one page Year-At-A-Glance Calendar on my desk and write everything of importance on this one page: when I had oil delivered/how much per gallon, paid my taxes, had a doctor appointment, got my boiler serviced, bought a major appliance, etc. Makes it easy to track things and I keep every year's calendar.
  • Treat yourself to an inspiration board! I honestly hope everyone has a little chunk of space that's truly their own, feed your spirit with a big cork inspiration board! Mine is full of sayings, sketches, clippings, cards and do-dads that just make me feel good! And yes, I might even have a pamphlet titled 50 Things To Do With Bacon pinned to the bottom:@) 
  • Leave a bottle of vitamins at the office. Even if we tend to forget to take them at home, somehow we can always find the time at work-just keeping it real folks.
  • Reducing magazine clutter-I get several mags and mostly save recipes. I am ruthless, if nothing catches my eye I immediately chuck it. I'll tear the recipes out of the others when the next edition comes and store them in a three ring binder with dividers (app, side dish, main, dessert, canning, etc.). If it's a full page I'll three hole punch it, small pieces of paper get piled into plastic sheet protectors. My friend has an accordion file where she stores decorating and gardening ideas by month. Full disclosure: I do save Martha Stewart Living (if I feel it's worth saving) and Christmas issues of Country Living.
  • Made me chuckle... how's this for a little diet motivation!
Have a happy day:@)

19 comments:

  1. I NEED THAT CAT IN MY ICEBOX!!! sandie♥

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  2. You are so much more disciplined than I with the magazines. I hoard them. I also need an inspiration board. Mine is in my head I fear.

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  3. Hi Lynn, I like the dyed deviled eggs but it is too involved for me to ever give that a try.

    Your Random list today is a great idea. I'm like Olive, My lists are in my head. Trouble is...this head is getting older. HA!

    I need that cat on my fridge!!! Laughing here.
    Have a happy day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  4. Love your list! I am getting much better with magazines. I just started getting a free subscription of Martha Stewart and it's a lovely magazine. hugs, Linda

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  5. I love your tips. You really have some great ideas. The cat has started my day with a very big smile. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. I need to get me a cat like that one! I take my vitamins each and every day. I have stopped getting magazines, once in a while I treat myself to one at the supermarket check-out. So many can be read on line anyway. Have a great day. xo (I mailed your giveaway yesterday.)

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  7. LOVE all the clever advise Lynn! Thank you so much! The Kitty is SO ADORABLE!
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  8. Great tips! I could use your attitude about magazines, I'm so afraid I have a bit of a hoarding gene! xo

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  9. Great pinters, Lynn. Thanks for the ideas!...Christine

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  10. Sooo much good advice. I love weight watcher cat. Lol.

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  11. Excellent ideas. I actually do keep a bottle of vitamins at work. Problem is, I'm no better at taking them there than at home. Some folks think vitamins are expensive. Not for me - a bottle last a year or more.

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  12. Ok, Lynn, I just had to go over to amazon to see what a year at a glance calendar looked like, because I am kind of an organizing freak and this sounds like a great idea to me. I always fall for the magazines with "lists" or numbered items--25 ways to label your spices, etc. I never ever take my vitamins except the day after my annual exam after the doctor yells. I bought my kids the chewable kind to take to college so they would remember but I'm a bad example. I'll try harder. Linda

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  13. Great tips that work for all of us. Thanks Lynn.

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  14. Steeling your cat, putting him in my refrig! Great tips on dealing with the daily clutter. thanks for dropping in.. xo marlis

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  15. hehe ............ thanks for starting my day out with so much great inspiration and a good laugh - I need that cat!

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  16. I love the idea of an at a glance calendar for the year on the desk. I used the month by month and you can't really see what you've done and what's ahead. Plan, plan, plan and a few reminders along the way is SMART! Read several of your posts this morning and I am so doing your method of boiled eggs. I can't tell you how many times I've made them and peel away more than half of the white... arrrrg! Loved the dyed eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

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  17. I need that motivator. Of course, since I'm a night muncher, I would probably have a heart attack.

    And your tips this week were FANTASTIC. I love the year calendar and need to start doing that pronto.

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  18. Can you loan some of your "getting rid of magazines" ruthlessness to me? I really need it! I've saved way too many magazines over the year and I'm beginning to realize I will probably never really look at them again.

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  19. I have saved all the Christmas issues from Country Living since the magazine was first published. Not very happy with their new format, but love the Christmas ones.

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