Preparing for Back to School

Preparing for Back to School

Can you believe it?  It’s already time to go back to school.  I know some of you may be thinking, wait a minute, we’ve still got a few weeks left; then others of you are saying, I’ve already started.  No matter where your schedule sits, you’re in it—the season of school prep.  Well I’ve shifted into the swing of things as my daughter is in a Pre-K program, which is basically just like regular school.

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Paper, Paper Go Away! It's Time for Organization

Paper, Paper Go Away!  It's Time for Organization

Have you ever felt overcome by the simple object called paper?  Ever looked around and saw tons of it piled high?  Whether it is newspapers, unopened mail, paid and unpaid bills—paper can truly become a nuisance in your home that you wish would pick itself up and go away; except if you find money.   Ah yes, the question – what’s in that mail and what is hiding in those piles that require action or could add to your income?

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The Power of Music in your Home

The Power of Music in your Home

You know that feeling…the bass drops, the cymbals crash, the guitar starts a riff…it automatically generates a drive and feeling on the inside that puts a smile on your face.  It always forces an automatic physical response—a bounce, a tap of your feet, a head nod, and maybe a few dance moves.  That’s the power of music! 

 

I’ve thought about this subject so much because lately I’ve been so heads down in my work.  As I’ve continued to press and pursue important goals in my career and personal life, sometimes I forget to take time for myself—to take opportunities to think, meditate, and dream!  It’s so important but a great way to jump-start these moments is to do something that’s so simple—turn on the music. 

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Coloring Your Workspace and Life

Coloring Your Workspace and Life

Everywhere I look I see Color, Color, Color!  It’s so fabulous because color adds life to an empty space.  It provides new light and hope when it may look dim and gray.  Color makes the imagination go wild with ideas and thoughts you’d never pursue in a dull environment.  Have you ever thought about how you naturally smile when you take in an environment that is colorful and inviting?  What I love about my home are the loads of color everywhere!  I had the awesome opportunity to witness my designer, Stacia Pierce, infuse color like a passion that calls and motivates me day after day.  That’s why I love her tool, The Success Journal!   By writing and scripting in such a beautiful eye popping journal, I can always keep myself excited about life!

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L.A. House Tour

L.A. House Tour

So excited to share this incredible house tour with you on my recent travels to the L.A. Success Tour with Stacia Pierce.  (Side note—click here to learn more about the tour!  It’s incredible).  I had so much fun with dear friends sharing this vacation rental—I just had to capture some of the fine details and rustic views that this LA home had to offer.  Check it out below and I'd love to read your comments about the décor. 

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Decorating a Fabulous Foyer that Inspires

Decorating a Fabulous Foyer that Inspires

Imagine this.  Walking up the pathway to your home and hearing the sound of birds filling a warm summer breeze.  The bold entrance door quietly opens and a rush of beautiful color overtakes your vision and you see a blend of pinks, purples, greens and colors that automatically get your creative juices flowing.  These wonderful designs instantly pull vision out of you, to the point where you’re inspired all over again day after day.

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Declutter and De-stress

Declutter and De-stress

We’re a month into 2017 and now is a great time to have a personal check-up with your goals.  Rather than make a healthy list and only review it once per year, go back over your goals and make adjustments to really end the year on top.  One of my areas of focus lately has been to bring more order and clear the clutter. 

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50 New Year Ways to Have a Pretty Fabulous Home

50 New Year Ways to Have a Pretty Fabulous Home

It’s a New Year, which automatically means thinking about changes to make, goals to create and methods to have a better life.  The care and keep of your home is one of the top environmental triggers to either keep you on track with your goals or pull you away from them due to distractions.  Keep in mind, “care and keep of your home” doesn’t just mean the sofa, table and love seat décor; it also means checking off—do you get along with your family, is there always strife and arguments filling the air, or when you open every drawer is there disorder, disarray or just a smell that makes you turn your head to the left and say, I’ll get to that later. 

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Say No to the Holiday Blues

Say No to the Holiday Blues

Do the holidays have you feeling blue?  Do you look at all the commercials and constant holiday cheer and think, why is everyone so happy?  Would you rather crawl under a rock and say, wake me up in February.  Did you know that during the Christmas season people experience increased depression?  There are even higher incidents of suicide and attempted suicide.   Well, I’m here to say if you see yourself falling into Christmas loneliness or depression, here are a few things you can do to feel free, happy, worthy and content.

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Successful Holiday Gift Planning

Successful Holiday Gift Planning

Say this phrase with me: “I will plan and be organized this holiday season!"  Trust me, I know this maybe a difficult phrase to say out loud, but it can be true if you take advantage of your time Right Now.  This is a perfect time to simply begin making lists, writing down possible gifts, and doing research to maximize your gift giving.  That’s why I created the gift giving planner.  Traditionally it’s used to plan gifts for loved ones and friends throughout the year for events like birthdays or anniversaries; however, you can now download the holiday version to easily plan your shopping more effectively.  

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Start Purging and Get Organized!

Start Purging and Get Organized!

Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner and while you may not be ready for this, right now is a great time to start getting prepared.  One of the best preparation techniques is to purge, purge, purge then Get Organized!  If you have children, even they can get involved in this fun task by helping to fold, sort or just count the items you’re purging.  Whether you simply store these items away for another season, give them away to a friend or non-profit, or even throw them away—its always fun for family to get in on the act. 

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Fall Home Checklist

Fall Home Checklist

I absolutely love this time of year.   The brisk morning air, beautiful colors of orange and yellow, and constant additive of pumpkins spice in just about everything!  (And I mean everything).   Well, who am I kidding…living in Florida this starts around the end of November.  But for the rest of you geographically north of me, especially those really north of me, enjoy your view! 

 

Growing up in the Midwest, my Dad always had his fall checklist.  It was all the home maintenance projects that needed to be completed before winter—and he loved doing it (or he loved bossing me and my brother to help).  No matter where you live, there’s always something to complete in your home because maintenance is a pay me now or pay me a whole lot later” type of concept—in the end you’ll be glad you did it.  

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Step Into Fall with a Wardrobe Refresh

Step Into Fall with a Wardrobe Refresh

Can you believe it?  We're already at another major milestone in the year—Back to School!  While this means a ton of planning, organizing and shopping, that shopping doesn't just have to be for the kids.  I know it’s already giving you a guilt trip, but back-to-school shopping is a great time to do a wardrobe refresh.  

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Office Décor That Inspires Creativity

Office Décor That Inspires Creativity

Have you ever needed a mental boost or a creativity jolt, only to walk into your office space and discover it was bringing you down rather than lifting you up?  Perhaps you’ve created a makeshift office that isn’t helping you forge ahead in your business or career.  Well, it might just be the color and décor that’s keeping you down.  Did you know that gray, beige and even white offices induce feelings of sadness and depression, especially in women?  Men experienced similar down and out feelings in purple and orange workspaces.

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In the Kitchen with Pretty Fabulous Home: Cooking Quesadillas

In the Kitchen with Pretty Fabulous Home: Cooking Quesadillas

Being a busy mom with a top career in Corporate America, plus supporting my husband’s business, and having my own blog, means dinnertime needs to be quick and healthy.  The quick part can usually be done, but adding the word healthy to that equation can be a challenge.  In today’s age of quick heat meals or constant takeout, it can be easy to end up with a pretty un-healthy diet.  A method I’ve used to help my family stay on the right track is the Success Journal by my Life Coach Stacia Pierce.  This journal is packed with tons of thought triggers and accountability drivers to help you stay on your goals!

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Summer Fun and Learning Activities for your Children

Summer Fun and Learning Activities for your Children

By Rosene Johnson, CEO Kidz Success Coach     

 

Summer is the perfect time for family outings and vacations. While the kids are out of school for the next few months, you can still maintain the learning and include fun at the same time.  Studies show that school age children can regress one to two months during the summer, and that regression is correlated with socioeconomic background.  Continuing with educational activities can help your child stay on track for the new school year.  

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The Power of Meal Planning

The Power of Meal Planning

This may sound familiar to you: after an extremely long day of meetings, fire drills, and general workplace drama, its now time to put on your best face and come home to your starving kids and actually put together a meal.  Or maybe its your spouses turn this time but as a caveat, you now have car pool duty and need to take 6 other kids home from baseball practice.  Or maybe you look around and it’s just you with no extra person to help do anything! 

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Lessons Learned from Being a Mom

Lessons Learned from Being a Mom

As Mother's Day approaches it's a wonderful time to reflect on life, family and purpose. I absolutely adore being a mother. It's truly an amazing opportunity to share my love and give to my family.  If you're a parent or if you've spent time around children you know that kids can teach you a whole lot more than you bargained for. If you watch how they operate and make life choices, believe it or not there's a ton to be learned. 

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