BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR TO DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME

BEST TIMES OF THE YEAR TO DE-CLUTTER YOUR HOME

Believe it or not there are several times of the year when it is the best time to de-clutter and do some deep cleaning at home. Not sure if you believe me? Remember the last time, out of the blue, you started to clean your house?!

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MINIMALISM MAKES MY LIFE EASIER

MINIMALISM MAKES MY LIFE EASIER

Now that I am thinking about it, I might have been a natural minimalist all my life. When I was young, I was always tidy and kept my room straight. Mostly because I wouldn't have to listen to my mom nag me to clean it. When I started working, I didn't buy unnecessary knick knacks because it was a waste of money and I would likely get tired of them.

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MEAL PLANNING HACKS FOR FAMILIES - PLANNED EXTRAS

MEAL PLANNING HACKS FOR FAMILIES - PLANNED EXTRAS

If you're a mother like I am (3 kids over here!), you're probably tired of the never-ending task of feeding your family. It can be overwhelming to find the time and motivation to plan, organize, shop, prep and clean up food. All around your kid's schedule and demands, and possibly your own long work day and commute.

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HOW TO GET MORE DONE IN 24 HOURS

HOW TO GET MORE DONE IN 24 HOURS

Everyone gets the same amount of time each day. 24 hours is all you get. However, there are ways to get more done in a day when you learn to use your time wisely. The very first step to using your time wisely is to determine how your time is currently being used and how much time you actually have.

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MAXIMIZE YOUR WORK DAY

MAXIMIZE YOUR WORK DAY


I don't mind being a working mom because I really do enjoy my job and the people I work with. The biggest downfall is being away from my daughter. The second biggest downfall is the lack of time to do everything that needs to be done. I struggled with the latter until I realized if I use my time effectively,

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WRITING EFFECTIVE TO-DO LISTS

WRITING EFFECTIVE TO-DO LISTS


I have always been a huge list writer. I like writing things down so I don't forget and I don't have to keep remembering certain things. There is only so much brain space I have! I can't remember that I need to renew my car registration or my daughter has another birthday party to attend (that I have to buy a present for!)

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CLEARING MENTAL CLUTTER

CLEARING MENTAL CLUTTER

Yes, I know how it feels when you have a million of things to remember and you lay awake at night thinking about EVERYTHING. Your mind is constantly going and it is so hard to slow it down or even to shut it down.

I found when my mind is cluttered, I am more irritable, harder to focus on the task at hand, dwelling on the wrong things, and generally less happy or likely to smile.

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STREAMLINING YOUR WARDROBE

STREAMLINING YOUR WARDROBE

I was never ever a fashionista. Not when I was younger, definitely not now that I am older.

When I was younger, I followed trends or what my friends were wearing. When I started my career, I followed what everyone else was wearing in the office or other professionals working downtown. Now that I am older, has worked professionally for a long time, and become a mom, I think I finally figured out what works for me.

Having a streamlined wardrobe allows me to always have something to wear that looks good, that I feel good in, and can get dressed quickly (because my kid makes me late all the time.)

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PRODUCTIVITY HACKS TO DO MORE

PRODUCTIVITY HACKS TO DO MORE

When I started my wedding business years ago, I quickly learned how much there is to do when you are an entrepreneur on your own. Sure, it is easy to hire help to share the load but when you are just starting out, you want to hold on to every single dollar! The first thing I did was to write down every single task that I needed to do for my business. After that not so easy exercise, I started to create my own systems of being more productive.

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BEST PLACES FOR MOMS TO SHOP FOR CLOTHES

BEST PLACES FOR MOMS TO SHOP FOR CLOTHES

As much as I would love to have a capsule wardrobe, I can't for two main reasons:

1) I live in Calgary, Alberta. One day it is 23 degrees, the next day it is 6 degrees and snowing. My wardrobe literally has to have everything from sleeveless shirts to sweaters.

2) I have a professional full time job that requires business wear and I like to be active with my toddler. There is no way that I can go from work to the playground.

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STEPPING STONES TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

STEPPING STONES TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

The tips I am going to share with you aren't the keys to success but the stepping stones towards building a successful business. Regardless, of the industry you are in, these steps can help you move your business forward rather than standing still or taking steps back.

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SIGNS YOU SHOULD QUIT YOUR BUSINESS

SIGNS YOU SHOULD QUIT YOUR BUSINESS

Quitting your business doesn't mean you have necessarily failed. It could just mean it is no longer a right fit. There is nothing wrong with quitting when it is the right reason and decision for you. Now, the question is when do you quit and when do you push on and hope what you are feeling is just a "phase."

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HOW TO MAKE FAST AND HEALTHY DINNERS AS A WORKING MOM

HOW TO MAKE FAST AND HEALTHY DINNERS AS A WORKING MOM

Going back to work after mat leave was tough for me for so many reasons:

1. I hated being away from Grace and guilty for having to do that;

2. Less hours in the day to do household things; and

3. Getting a healthy dinner on the table for Grace fast.

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DOING IT ALL AS A WORKING MOM

DOING IT ALL AS A WORKING MOM

What exactly does it mean to do it all? Does doing it all mean you are the perfect partner/wife/mom/person? Oh please! As moms, we all have a million of things to do in a short amount of time, that should have been done yesterday or last week, but is only being partially done now because we just found the time and the kids are in bed.

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HOW TO START A BLOG AND BE A BLOGGER

HOW TO START A BLOG AND BE A BLOGGER

It wasn't until I was approached by two people in the same week asking me how to start a blog, that I realized I have been blogging for a really long time and people are starting to see me as a some-what experienced blogger.

In all honestly, I have to thank my friend, Krista for inspiring me and really getting me going. My blog started off as a company blog for my wedding decorating business and I was mostly sharing some of the work I have done for my clients. Super boring read really. I would blog every once in a while with huge breaks in between. (Like months, ekk.) I cringe thinking back now.

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CREATING THE ENTREPRENEUR MINDSET

CREATING THE ENTREPRENEUR MINDSET

"Mindset" seems to be one of those trendy terms everyone throws around when something isn't going their way or change needs to happen. People always talk about changing your mindset to change the outcome or path you are going. I fully agree with this. You can think your way to a different path if you have the right mindset. For an entrepreneur, this is what I think the mindset looks like:

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