10 Tricks to Make the Holidays a Treat!

10 Tricks to Make the Holidays a Treat!

Well, it's officially the start of the holiday season, though some intrepid retailers had Christmas decorations for sale a few weeks ago.  Geez.  

So, after you've taken the family out for some good ol' fashioned trick or treating, wiped off the last of the glitter and makeup and brewed a cup of tea, join me for a few tricks to make your holidays a treat.  

1. Gratitude:  I'd say 96% of our holiday stress actually comes from being abundantly blessed.   #firstworldproblems We are so blessed and so wealthy. Wrapping my head around how stinkin' lucky I am has made all the difference in my personal stress levels at both the holidays and beyond.  Is there a way to reframe something about the holidays that usually stresses you out? Maybe the thought of relatives staying the night has you on edge, but there's only a finite number of years they will be doing that. Learning to appreciate the experience can make all the difference.  Maybe you're afraid of the effects of the season on your waistline, but realizing what a blessing of abundance it is to have too much food might be enough to make you take a breath and enjoy it.  Just take a moment to take a deep breath, and be thankful.

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Sunday Funday: Good Reads!

Sunday Funday: Good Reads!

First of all, YESSSSS!!!!! It's time to use pumpkin pictures again!  

Second of all, here are a few links I'm loving this week.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.  

First of all, YESSSSS!!!!! It's time to use pumpkin pictures again!  

Second of all, here are a few links I'm loving this week.  Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy.  

Sorry Mom, your kids don't want your stuff

Fall is here, time to tune in to a new Swedish buzzword - Lagom - short for "just enough"!

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Winner Winner. We totally helped some people.

You guys!!!!  We raised over $3,000 for hurricane, earthquake and Kelly relief.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Your generosity is off the the charts.  

But get to the point, Kat! Who won? 

Well, you'll have to watch and find out!

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P.S. Wondering what hurricane relief has to do with organizing?  Well, owning less often leads to having more to give.

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Let's Help Some People (FREE SESSION raffle)

Let's Help Some People (FREE SESSION raffle)

So, if you've turned on your TV or swiped left to Apple News, you've probably noticed that our Southern friends aren't faring so well.  If you've read my blog, you know that one of my high school idol's husband is a widower now, with a LOT of medical bills.  A lot of people need our help, but I'm just one person.  I was hoping you'd want to go in on this with me. 

Here's the deal.  If for every $10 you donate to the Mexico earthquake, or Harvey, Irma, Jose and Kelly Relief (because of course her letter was the next up...), I'll enter your name in a hat for a free session with me...

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Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'

Why do I subject myself to all the decluttering, organizing and simplifying? 

Why, I'm glad you asked.  

To make room for what I LOVE.  💖  💛  💜

This was a hell of a summer, but amidst the tough times and hard things, there were moments of joy, love and even, dare I say, the divine. I am so grateful for all the simplifying because it means I was able to be present for some of the beauty in the midst of hard times, rather than wondering where the hell my passport was or what I was going to pack.  It even made the hard times themselves easier, because I just had to deal with those situations, rather than them PLUS an added layer of stress because my surroundings and life were in chaos. 

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