Thursday, April 7, 2011


Today I am a guest host on Donna's Blog Everyday Elegance.
Click on that link to visit Donna and read my posts.

I was thrilled to be asked, my very first time,
 and also I was very nervous, 
because I was going to discuss the nitty gritty stuff
 of organizing. We all know this is a difficulty
 for many and for some it is interfering 
with the enjoyment of their lives. No light topic here,
for sure, but I hope some of the ideas and philosophies 
I will put forth, today and tomorrow will help 
some of you in some way.
Please feel free to email me with any questions.



Bead and Needle said...

Where Women Create...Guest Host...I can say I knew you when! Congrats, Z...couldn't happen to a nicer gal! Happy WINDY Thursday - Tanya

d. reyné said...

Hi Suzan!
i just read your post (and added your blog address to the bottom)
It is wonderful!
Though I knew it would be it has been enlightening to see this issue through fresh eyes!
You have a wonderful gift and I am so glad you shared it with us today!
I can't wait until tomorrow!
P.S. I LOVED our phone visit today!
We have so many things in common
I am so grateful for this series because it gave me a chance to get to know you!
Have a wonderful evening!
And I will call next time and pick up the tab!

Jane said...

Congrats!! I'm off to go read your post, I definitely need help with organizing!!

erin said...

great guest post, Z! i love the idea of the fifteen minute timer to get things going AND great advice not to hold onto something just cuz someone gave it to you.......i have to work on that one, as i am very sentimental! you are such a good writer, i don't know why you were nervous. good job.

Theresa said...

I am heading over to read the guest post but I wanted to say thank you for the link to the nest, I just shared it with my family on FB cuz I knew my boys would go crazy for it! We took the little ones away for a couple of days, lucky us my sis had a time share that was going to expire and they couldn't use it. No place special, kind of close to home but in 2 1/2 days they have been swimming 5 times and are having a great time! me too!
Now to read your post...
really quick note though, I was thinking of you and your mad oraganizing skills as I looked at the papers and junk piling up on my kitchen counter. NO LIE! I was thinking Z would tell me to get rid of most of it and use that cute pink bread box for something better than a junk box! just letting you know you are thought of often! love ya! t. xoxo

Theresa said...

That was awesome! I have to try the 15 minute purge, that is a great idea. The sentimental thing is so me, I know it's not the person it's thing, I have the hardest time with it. My MIL gave me a cople of beat up dressers and an ugly lamp and just because it was Duane's grannies I thought I needed to keep them. He put the worst of the dressers to the road without even thinking about it! I need to learn this manuever! xoxo

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is very exciting! I'm thrilled for you:)

Rebecca said...

You did great and I can't wait for tomorrows post!
Interesting system and I loved the pledge... so true.

June said...

Hi Z,
I got home late tonight from grocery shopping (been gone all day) and saw that you had posted. I will go over to Donna's in the morning and get inspired reading your posts there.
See ya then!!!
big hugs...