sábado, 27 de julio de 2013

TRAVEL SERIES. From Jen`s Blog. Thanks Jen

I wanted to give you a bit of a sneak peek into what’s coming up next on OLJ for videos and blog posts next month.  Although I am taking a break from posting home organization content for the remainder of the summer, I still want to remain active with my videos and blog posts.  Packing and travel prep are passions of mine and I thought that August would be the perfect time to share a new travel series.  I’ve made lots of packing videos over the past three years, but I’ve never shared my all-time favorite packing and travel necessities in dedicated videos or posts.  Here’s a sneak peek at the next four weeks of content…
OJ|OLJ 7:26:2013I’m planning on kicking off my travel series next Friday with a look at my favorite checked luggage.  The following Friday I will feature my current carry-on bags.  After that I will share my carry-on and inflight necessities.  I will end the series with a carry-on challenge, where I will attempt to pack for a three-night trip using my Vera Bradley Weekender bag as a carry-on (no checked luggage!).  As some of you might already know, I never pack just carry-ons for travel, because it is too difficult to do when traveling with my husband and all of his things.  I thought it would be a fun challenge for me to attempt and might be interesting to those who like to travel with carry-ons only.  There might also be a fun giveaway at the end of this series featuring some of my favorite packing products. ;)
I am excited to share more about my love for travel prep and packing with you.  Stay tuned!

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: My Clean, Natural and Green Laundry Routine

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: My Clean, Natural and Green Laundry Routine: Until a few years ago, I just bought whatever laundry products were on sale.  I didn't know and didn't much care what was in them...

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: 4 Ways to Fold Bedsheets

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: 4 Ways to Fold Bedsheets:   There are two things you need to know in order to fold your freshly laundered bedsheets into happy little packages waiting to be opened ...

BEAUTY: What is in My Shower & Tub. Summer 2013, by Jen Ross

MASCOTAS: Còmo evitar que los gatos muerdan las plantas


viernes, 26 de julio de 2013

This 86 Year-Old Gymnast Has AMAZING Skills and Strength!

This 86 Year-Old Gymnast Has AMAZING Skills and Strength!




Diana Spencer - Princess Of Wales

Bathroom Organization, Part 4, After Tour

Bathroom Organization, Part 3, Container Store Haul

Perro recibe efusivamente a su amo tras 6 meses de no verse. Esto es amor

ASK MARTHA Maximizing Space In Your Laundry Room - Martha Stewart

ASK MARTHA Innovative Kitchen Storage - Home How-To Series - Martha Stewart

jueves, 25 de julio de 2013

martes, 23 de julio de 2013


I’ve been there:  I see a fabulous bargain I can’t pass up, so I snap it up; someone kindly passes something on to me I didn’t ask for, so I say yes to protect their feelings.  In either case, I end up with something in my space that has no place.  Next step is to look around my home trying to find somewhere to put it or just plop it on the floor to deal with later.  The lesson to be learned is that if something has no logical, useful or permanent place in my home, it has no business being there.
One approach is to get rid of something else to make room for the new item.  If you have a sweater drawer so full that it can’t possibly hold another sweater, don’t buy or accept another sweater until you go through that drawer and give away anything you no longer wear, love or need.
Another solution is to learn to say, “no.”  I love the idea of “conscious shopping.”  Most of us become temporarily unconscious when we shop.  We operate purely on emotion rather than being rational.  Instead of asking the logical questions, “Do I really need this?” or “Where is this going to go when I get it home?” and “What am I going to use this for?”  We say, “Ooh, how pretty, and so cheap!”  Now what?
When beloved friends or family members offer you their cast-offs and you are reluctant to refuse their kindness, just say, ”Thank you so much!  Let me go home and see if this goes with the rest of what I have and I’ll let you know if I can use it.”  Make sure this person knows you are grateful for the offer, but that the unsolicited item may not be for you and you know they will want to make sure it goes to the perfect recipient.
Face it, there is very little we actually need.  Our spaces are already crammed with items we rarely, if ever, use.  First, ask yourself this question:  “On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do I need, love or want this thing?”  Then ask, “Does it really have a space and a place?

by Mary Sigmann CPO ® |

note:  Copied from the blog of Mary Sigman, a lady who I admire, since she was my first Coach in Organization.  Thanks Mary.



Si perseveramos en nuestros proyectos, lograremos nuestras metas.  De lo contrario seguiremos postergando eternamente y seguiremos en el mismo lugar.



Bombero salva a perro con su propia boca

COMPARTO MIS TRABAJOS / Bailarina en pàtina

DECORACIÒN: Estilo Shabby Chic


lunes, 22 de julio de 2013

EL PLACER DEL INVIERNO / winter pleasure

escaping winter's chill


winter fun

Gran Bretaña: William y Kate tuvieron un varón

Gran Bretaña: William y Kate tuvieron un varón

El Papa Francisco llegó a Río en su primera visita internacional

El Papa Francisco llegó a Río en su primera visita internacional


Hoy lunes, comienzo de semana laboral ha sido un dìa excesivamente frio, como los ùltimos en realidad, mis perritos temblaban y gemìan de frio.  Los arropè bien, y me quedè con ellos.  Ese frìo que traspasa los huesos, y que invita a quedarse en casa, al menos salir lo menos posible.

Terminè en parte mis vacaciones, estuve trabajand bastante hoy, ademàs ayudando a mi nana con algunas actividades de mi hogar.

De noticias importantes, el Papa Francisco, llegò a Brasil, dando muestras una vez màs de su humildad y austeridad, como deberìan ser todos los sacerdotes.  Un ejemplo de calidad humana y de fè.  

En otro aspecto, tambièn una noticia muy feliz, llegò al mundo el bebè real, hijo de Kate y William.  Tengo hermosos recuerdos de Inglaterra, especialmente de Londres, en donde tuve la suerte de vivir.  Fui testigo in situ  de la gran tristeza que embargò a todos los Ingleses por el asesinato de Lady Di, quien era tan adorada y querida.  Una gran mujer, y mejor ser humano.  Su nietito vino al mundo, ella habrìa estado muy feliz.

Fue un dìa productivo, aùn no termina, mi marido està por regresar de su trabajo, por ello me despido por hoy.

Mañana serà otro dìa lleno de bendiciones y lindas noticias.  Gracias por leerme, y por vuestros comentarios.

How to Organize a Small Linen Closet