Author catherine

catherine has written 38 entries.

Inspiring Women: Laurie Grace

By catherine | May 18, 2014

Searching for the right business coach is like looking for the golden egg on an Easter egg hunt. For the partnership, you have to have a strong connection, mutual respect, a desire to learn, and a willingness to trust.  After several unsuccessful attempts on my end to find a right fit, I was delighted and [...]

Inspiring Women: Lindsay Leggett

By catherine | April 16, 2014

Lindsay Leggett is special. This was the first thought that popped into my head when we initially met. Over the years, as our friendship grows, I continue to add wonderful adjectives to my long list of things I know and love about her-kind soul, caring friend, crazy talented designer, lover of animals, creator of gorgeous [...]

April Home Organizing To-Do List

By catherine | April 1, 2014

Happy April!
1. Laugh. April is Stress Awareness Month which means you need to schedule some time for fun:) Kick it off with an April Fools prank!
2. Plant. Do some research at the nursery and spruce up your yard with spring flowers. Stay tuned later this month for tips on organizing gardening supplies.
3. Sort. Pull out [...]

Inspiring Women: Alyssa Reeves

By catherine | March 13, 2014

Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Alyssa Reeves, owner of Paradise Design Co. Alyssa and I first met 10 years ago(can it be that long!) when she was designing brilliant invitations for black tie fundraisers at the Dallas Museum of Art. Each year we had different themes for the same event, [...]

10 Ways to Have a Calm Christmas

By catherine | December 12, 2013

Calm Christmas. Now, I know it might sound like an oxymoron, but from an organizing perspective, there are several strategies, when applied, that can take you from chaos to calm and maybe even help you enjoy the holiday season.
While doing a little Christmas reading, I came across a lovely quote. It is from Caroline Kennedy. [...]

Inspiring Women: Kelly Killian

By catherine | October 24, 2013

Have you ever had one of those moments when you randomly pop into a place you’ve never been before just because you have a few extra minutes? And, as an unexpected result, – have you discovered the perfect dress, found a new favorite haunt, or made a new friend? A few months ago, I had [...]

Recipe Book: How To

By catherine | October 17, 2013

Happy National Kitchen Month! In honor of this lovely little holiday, I wanted to talk about recipes and what the heck to do with all those wonderful ones you have hand written on the back of a napkin, torn out of magazines, printed off a blog, or have received as hand-me-downs from cooks who have [...]

Product Love: Charles Viancin Lilly Pad Lid

By catherine | October 10, 2013

Every once in a while, i stumble across a product so surprisingly original that I’m left in equal parts awe and envy; in awe at the clever and thoughtful design and envious that i didn’t think of it myself. Such was the case when i recently crossed paths with a Charles Viancin Lilly Pad Lid [...]

Get a Jump Start On Your Holiday Card

By catherine | October 3, 2013

Are you making your list and checking it twice?
It’s only the first week of October, but the holidays are fast approaching. Can you envision a holiday season free of stress and all those last minute “to-dos?” Imagine actually being able to take time with your loved ones and soak in the holiday spirit without a [...]

Products We Love: Back to School

By catherine | August 8, 2013

As we head into the “back to school season”, I am reminded of how grateful I am that I wore a uniform during my K-12 years (although, admittedly, I was not grateful at the time!). Mornings were not my favorite time of the day; however, as I have gotten older, I certainly have acclimated a [...]