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Weekend Wind-Down Party #4

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Happy Friday evening! Who's ready for a party to celebrate the weekend?


I'm so thrilled to be able to bring you this party each week along with 7 other fun bloggers. We're excited to get your posts out there and see what you have to share with us! To start this party we've picked 8 unique features from last weeks party. (Please note that we can only feature posts and/or bloggers that link back to us in some way!)Here are this week's fabulous features:



Ready to get this week's party started? Me too!

Here are the super simple rules to make this a fun party zone:


Here are the hosts...follow each one on the social media platform of your choice!

This Simple HomeBlog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+De Divah DealsBlog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/LinkedIn/InstagramSnippets of InspirationBlog/Facebook/

Blog Interview

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Happy Friday! I just wanted to let you know that the Blogging On the Side girls have interviewed yours truly. The interview is posted today on their blog! It is not very long, but it will help you to get to know me a little bit better..where I've come from in the blogging world and where I'm headed. Hope you'll head over to the interview and take a peek! Give the BOTS girls some love while you're there! =)


I Don't Want to Work

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I have never wanted to have a job.

There, I said it.



But before you judge me, let me explain.

What I mean is that I have never aspired to have a regular, 9-5 job. The kind where you wake up in the morning, go to work, come home, sleep, wake up, go to work, and so forth. Every day, same thing, over and over for the rest.of.your.life.

Maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but do you feel like that is the cycle you're in? Like you're obligated to this place you call work and the endless pit of making money to spend it on material and necessary things?  Maybe your family's financial situation forces you to have to work, putting your kids through school or to help with other bills. Maybe you work long hours, overtime even, and feel that you never get to spend time with your kids or family. Maybe you're tired of working all day long with no real vacation and not much to show for it.

That. I never have aspired to do that.

I do know that this is a necessary reality for many women, and…

Hello Monday January 27, 2014

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Its Monday, time for some hellos! If you're just coming in, Hello Monday posts, started by Lisa Leonard, are where I greet the week with some hellos, and reflect a bit on last week. I'm trying to get better about taking pictures of small things throughout the week...didn't do so well in that area this time! :( Here are my hellos!

Hello cold weather, rain and snow.

Hello organizing projects. Clear spaces are so refreshing!


Hello putting printer and cables hidden out of sight. Such a great solution to a messy area!


Hello electric blanket. You are necessary on these cold days.

Hello woodstove. I'm still figuring you out...it was a bit chilly this morning!

Hello yummy salad. I could eat salad every day...actually, I think I do!

Hello to working on new products for So Sew Organized. Can't wait to reveal these!


Hello drinking lots of water with lemon. This helps me fight colds and flu, so far this year its working great!

Hello new opportunities this week. My week, and my heart, a…

Weekend Wind-Down Party #3

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Happy Friday evening! Who's ready for a party to celebrate the weekend?


I'm so thrilled to be able to bring you this party each week along with 7 other fun bloggers. We're excited to get your posts out there and see what you have to share with us! To start this party we've picked 7 unique features from last weeks party. (Please note that we can only feature posts and/or bloggers that link back to us in some way!)Here are this week's fabulous features:













If you've been featured, congratulations! Feel free to grab this button and display it proudly! =) {just right click and save to your computer, then upload to your blog}



Ready to get this week's party started? Me too!

Here are the super simple rules to make this a fun party zone:


Here are the hosts...follow each one on the social media platform of your choice!

This Simple HomeBlog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+De Divah DealsBlog/

Blog Coaching from Kathryn at Singing through the Rain

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Recently I had the opportunity to take advantage of a blog coaching package offered by Kathryn. She has a fun, beautiful blog, Singing Through the Rain, geared towards military wives, and offers packages of blog coaching and virtual assistance to help the rest of us whip our blogs into shape!

My main concern was my sidebar. Basically, it was a mess...I practically couldn't stand to look at my own blog. Not good, huh? Especially when I am trying to attract people to my blog, and I want them to stay! I needed things to be inviting, uniform, and easy to find/navigate. I had tried to fix it myself, and no dice.

Kathryn was so super quick! She began working on it as soon as I contacted her, and within one day she had already tidied things up so much. She stayed in contact with me throughout the week, allowing me to make suggestions and ask questions. I liked the fact that she has her own blogging experience to add, she knows what works and what doesn't!

At the end of the week, with th…

My Current Devotional Plan

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While we are still close to the beginning of a new year {its still January, so it counts, right?} I wanted to share a bit of my plan for my personal Bible reading schedule this year.


Some people stick to the same devotional plan year after year. Nothing wrong with that, but I am not one of those people. I don't want to get caught in a rut of doing something just because it is what I've always done. I like trying new things and sometimes pushing myself to do better than I have in the past.

In the past few years, I've read through the Bible in a year, then did a year of concentrated study on a few particular topics, and then last year read through the Bible twice in one year. That was particularly stretching, but I feel it gave me a great look at the Bible as a whole. I think it will be a while before I attempt it again, however. :)

To start this year off, I'm following a daily reading guide in a quarterly called Feature. This edition is a few years old, but the Bible does…

Hello Monday! January 20, 2014

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I've always enjoyed reading Lisa Leonard's Hello Monday! posts, so today, I'm linking up my own. Will you join us by leaving your own hellos in the comments?

I'm trying to focus better on paying attention to small details and enjoying simple moments. This weekly post seems like a great way to do just that, and I'm going to try to take more pictures of daily life to go with it. I'm caught without a camera way too often...give me the bad blogger award!

So lets say hello to a few things today, shall we?

Hello warm sheets and down comforters.{Yes, that was plural.} It was hard to leave you this morning.

Hello visiting my uncle's cabin in the Maine woods.


Hello beautiful lake!

Hello to-do list. I'm working on being a better list-maker.

Hello new covering of snow. The trees are so pretty!

Hello brand new items in the So Sew Organized shop. I love coffee-themed accessories, don't you?

Hello free stuff. You can get this pouch free until the end of the month, just by…

Weekend Wind-Down Party #2

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Happy Friday evening! Who's ready for a party to celebrate the weekend?


I'm so thrilled to be able to bring you this party each week along with 7 other fun bloggers. We're excited to get your posts out there and see what you have to share with us! To start this party we've picked 7 unique features from last weeks party. (Please note that we can only feature posts and/or bloggers that link back to us in some way!) Here are this week's fabulous features:








If you've been featured, congratulations! Feel free to grab this button and display it proudly! =) {just right click and save to your computer, then upload to your blog}



Ready to get this week's party started? Me too!

Here are the super simple rules to make this a fun party zone:


Here are the hosts...follow each one on at least one social media platform!

This Simple HomeBlog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+De Divah DealsBlog/Facebook/Twitter/

Shop Update - new totes, aprons, and zip pouches,oh my!

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Its a new year, time for some new products at So Sew Organized! I've been working hard to bring some new colours and fabrics to the So Sew Organized shop... and today I get to share them with you! So exciting!

I'm going to let them speak for themselves, because if a picture is worth a thousand words, this is a long post. =)

Colonel Mustard tote - in medium or large

Order this tote by the end of the month, and you'll get a matching zip pouch, free!

Next up: new aprons
 This reversible half apron is called "Coffee Break"
It's break room partner is called "Latte Time." I am in love with this one!
I still have some more new products to add, plus I've added a few original pieces such as this one that have a very limited inventory. There is a bunch of new, fun stuff to see at So Sew Organized, so click on over and take a peek!

Which new item is your favourite???