Greetings to Alicia and Sarah, a nice way to end our
books for women by women by getting us all organized!
We heard the same thing from women everywhere we went: “I wouldn’t really consider myself super organized. Are you sure you want to talk to me?” Angela Harris, busy mom of two, joked, “People think I’m organized because I juggle things. But my car, my gym locker, and my office tell the real story.”
Even those who described themselves as very organized, even anal, were quick to point out their flaws and shortcomings. None felt remotely qualified to have their organizational tricks held up as examples of what to do.
Why on earth, we asked ourselves, did these women feel their “imperfect” ways left them short of the mark organizationally? Perhaps it’s because perfection has been held up as the gold standard when it comes to organization. We think it’s high time for a new standard of organization: an imperfect one.
What does it mean to be imperfectly organized? Foremost, it is a mind-set. It means making a conscious decision to let go of the notion that everything must pass inspection by the organizational police, and instead permit yourself to keep the gears of your life turning in your own unique way. Even if it involves shortcuts and a little messiness that might horrify your mother or mother-in-law, the goal is to have enough structure in place to avoid missing important things, yet remain limber enough to handle the inevitable curveballs that get thrown your way. And unless you have enough time to make organization a full-time job, you’ll need to embrace shortcuts and imperfect approaches to getting organized. Remember, organization is not an end state, it’s an ongoing fact of life—a process.
This book will be gifted today!
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A huge thanks to the following sponsors for offering up some very heartfelt presents for the month of December... Besides the featured Authors book each day, we will have weekly PRESENTS of the following..
From top to bottom.....Pellon is gifting 2 pillows, 1 batting for a throw, some pillow stuffing, and some wonder under to 2 winners who stick with Pellon!
Aurifil is gifting 4 boxes of large threads in a variety of colours to 4 lovers of threads....
Bag Lady is gifting 5 assorted frames for coin purses to 1 coin purse lover!
Reliable Corporation ( you can see close up here) is gifting 2 Sensor Irons to 2 quilters who love to iron.
Purdy's Chocolate is gifting 4 large boxes of chocolates...( I did not even peak under the wrapper, so I am not sure what is there ) to 4 lucky chocolate lovers.
Andover Fabrics is gifting 4 beautiful assorted fat quarter bundles to 4 fabric lovers...
And Seal Press will be gifting the book that is featured each day!
Our whole month of December we cheerleaders will be celebrating all of YOU, who have been
with us for years. To our new followers, we will welcome you with all the warmth we can muster....
WE hope you will be visiting us and leaving lovely comments for all of our guests who have
made this month possible.... Take this time to thank those around you for all of our blessings...
It will be a very special month....
Whatever your wishes are this season, these are our wishes for you...!
With warmest blessings from our cheerleading TEAM...
Jane, Carol, Katherine, Marlene, Wendy, Corrie, Linda, Cherry,
Pauline, Christine....These are our cheerleaders...
and a new one who will be joining the team in 2013 Mary!
congrats to SharonP for winning our last Purdy's chocolates
congrats to JulietteR for winning a variety of BAG LADIES
coin purse handles...( 6 in total)
and our final giveaway with much appreciation of all of our sponsors
goes to jerryanne T....
A big thanks goes out to Seal Press
for bringing us all a month filled with amazing authors...
It gave many of us an opportunity to slow down the pace
a bit and put our noses into books .....
a nice change it was...thank you all!
Congrats to SALLIE for winning the book of the day!
See you all on Monday, for our announcement of our next
BLOG HOP.... ( for end of January)
DARE to DRESDEN!