So, I have a lot going on and I need to spend quite a bit of time getting it organized because it’s driving me crazy!

*My house is a wreck (small children tend to have that effect, especially when coupled with emptying a classroom of 6 years’ worth of stuff)

*I am VERY stressed, even though it’s summer break and I really don’t have a reason to be (ok, aside from the ‘house is a wreck’ part

*I have people coming over in a few days to celebrate the end of the year. YIKES!

I have found a few things to help out, but they, too, need to be organized so they fit into my day. Ah, the joy.

First up is my art journal, which I have already started. I have found that concentrating on what I’m doing in that book helps with the stress level a little. I’ll keep posting topics and ideas so you can play along, too. 🙂

I found a few really great websites (and a few apps to go with them!) that should be really good at helping out.
* <– so far, I’m loving her 15 minute cracks at controlling the mess. I have to do a full on scrub of my house this week, which should make the 15 minutes a lot easier to keep up with in the future! There are also a lot of other things on this site that I am loving. If you haven’t already, stop in and check it out!

*<– this one has already helped me stay focused quite a bit during the last month of school when I needed it most. You can sign up for their daily e-mails with focus points to help you control the stress in your life. I finished the first one: grounded and went back to do it again, since I wasn’t committed to it. It’s absolutely worth the daily e-mail and I’m not a big fan of filling my inbox with stuff.


So, there we go. There’s the start to my organizing. I organize the same way I clean a room, throw everything in the middle and dust it off before you put it back where it’s supposed to go. This isn’t quite everything I need to throw in the middle, but the kitchen is glaring at me and I’ve managed to put off walking in there quite long enough. Time to tackle the mess.



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