Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve

The holiday is upon us.  It's time to let all of the stress melt away and enjoy this time with your family and friends.  I wanted to give you some Christmas Even traditions that you can do, even with little to no preparation.  These are easy and fun ideas that everyone will love. Read A Christmas Story Not only does reading a Christmas story help you put the little ones to bed, it helps you ...

The Last Minute

The Last Minute

Yes Christmas is literally hours away.  However if you are feeling stressed out and behind the eight ball, you CAN still have a great holiday!  Here a few tips for things you can do quickly and easily that will make a big difference.  Remember, done is better than perfect!   1.  Have your kids help out.  If you already have house guests ask them to help too with the small tasks. ...

6 Tips To A Sparkling Clean Holiday

One of the most stressful parts of the holiday season is having guests over.  I don't mean the guests are stressful, I mean the preparation FOR the guests is stressful.  Everyone likes presenting a clean home to friends and family.  On top of wrapping, cards, decorations, AND cooking, cleaning can seem next to impossible. Enlist Assistance Enlist help.  You can hire a ...

Barking Around The Christmas Tree With The #bestofBLUE

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Tips for Easy Wrapping

Feather Trees

A lot of time wrapping takes place at the last minute, the night before the presents are going to be opened.  I am going to give you some tips to make wrapping a little more bearable this year. Before you start wrapping, consider these statistics: Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste ...

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Guide

Gift giving doesn't have to be stressful.  It's all about coming up with unique gifts that will be useful as well as loved.  Here are some of my suggestions.  Have other awesome ideas?  Tell me in the comments below. Please note I receive samples of some of these items in order to be able to write these reviews. I only bring you items I love and would gift my friends and ...

Elf Gets Organized-Day 12-Relax

Day 6

So you've already been going a million miles an hour and the holiday season is flying by you.  This is your official reminder, from The Joyful Organizer and Elf on the Shelf, to take some time for you.  Relax and have a cup of peppermint mocha.  Meet a friend to chat about your year or go for a manicure.  This task isn't about racing to the next event or spending a lot of money, it's about taking ...

10 Steps To An Organized (And FUN!) Holiday

Christmas Survival Guide

The holidays are rough.  Yes, they are filled with parties, family and friends, food and fun.  However, they are often the cause of a lot of stress.  If don't read anything else this holiday season, read this quick and easy guide to having a stress free holiday! 1.  Check your wrapping paper inventory BEFORE you sit down to wrap.  So often people sit down to wrap and have nothing OR (and ...