Saturday, December 10, 2011

One Year to an Organized Life

Raise your hand if You make New Year's Resolutions.  Raise your hand if they usually fall away by February.  Raise your hand if you get disappointed with yourself because of it.  Hand tired?  Mine too!  Here is the answer!!! No, really!  

I am very excited to announce that starting in January of 2012, we will be going through this book together!  The author has graciously agreed to let us use her book in this "group" format and has even said that she would stop by to guest post from time to time.  She also has a Facebook page where she says that you can post any questions you might have and she'll be glad to answer.  If you look on Frugal Franny's Facebook page under the "like" section, you'll find a link to her FB page.  I encourage you to go there and "like" her page so you'll have quick access to it.

This book is so awesome because it breaks down everything into small easy to accomplish chunks where you do a little every week so you don't get overwhelmed.  And by doing this together we will have each other to lean on and be accountable to so that we don't give up.  Then, once everything is organized it's really very simple to keep it that way.  Author Sara Horn of "My So Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife" practices what she calls "Ms. Nancy's One Touch" rule.  If you touch it, deal with it only once, meaning put it back, file it, throw it away, clean it, etc.  If we would only take those few seconds (and it really is quicker....I did an experiment!) everything would always be in it's place and we would be much happier.  Happier?  Yep!  Scientific fact that people get depressed when stressed, worried and preoccupied with things that are piling up that need taken care of and sometimes that depression actually immobilizes us from taking action. Can you say never ending vicious circle!?!

So go right now to your local bookstore and get this title.  Don't have a bookstore? Order it from Amazon!  It would also make a great Christmas or Chanukah gift for that person who always wants to do something like this but just never follows through.  Have him or her do it along with us!

I'm going to start right after Christmas so that I can post on how I did the first week of January.  I'll do this book very much like the other one if you're following along on that.  I'll post the main ideas for the week from the book then I'll tell you how I did.  Then you will have that week to do that activity in your house and we can compare notes!

As soon as you get your copy, go ahead and read the introduction.  Oh and don't worry if you can't start the very first week of January.  Just read the intro when you're ready and pick up with us.  If it's further into the year, read the intro and January and February just to get a feel for what's going on, then pick up with whatever week it is.

I'm really excited to be doing this book.  It really was written for someone with my kind of personality I think.  Small activities that are easily accomplished!  So many times I think about all that I have to do and then just turn on the TV to forget about it!  Yes, on some things I am extremely organized, but I've got my piles and closets!  And don't say I'm too busy!!  My friends who use that excuse are also following about 8-9 different TV shows every week and go out to movies.  If you have that kind of time, you have more than enough for this!  Some things only take a matter of minutes and some things only need part of a Saturday afternoon.  Come on....let's so this!! Time to take charge of our lives and finally get on top of all the "stuff" holding us back.  Who's with me ?!???!????

Until Next Time.....


  1. I'm new here, but I've "known" Regina for almost 11 years. I'm excited to try this. I've had the book since it first came out, but I haven't gotten very far.


  2. Just ordered my Book!