18 Nov 2013
November 18, 2013

Hot Damn…. My sister is hosting!

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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?  I always love celebrating this particular holiday … mostly because it’s not my holiday to host!  This year for the first time we’re going to have a big family shindig at my sister’s house.  Yes, for those of you who know my sister – I.. read more →

21 Oct 2013
October 21, 2013

I Had a Hall Pass…

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(*Immediate Disclaimer: I am NOT referring to the Urban Slang version of a “Hall Pass” in which I took a break from my marriage! Read on to learn what type of Hall Pass I took…) Did you miss me? Did you notice that I’ve been MIA since the end of summer? Yup – a good.. read more →

Electronic Organization – is it time for a professional? A few weeks ago I was introduced to Alexa Jones, the founder of Evolve – an awesome company that specializes in electronic organization, standard operating procedures, recruiting and retention programs, website creation and design and building/maintaining a social media presence. We were chatting about how so.. read more →

Please tell me that I am not alone in having a love/hate relationship with photos and memorabilia. I LOVE the concept of taking pictures, keeping mementos and documenting all the precious moments. When my kids get to the point of not wanting to hang with me, I plan on diving into the boxes and albums.. read more →

Does the sight of a cluttered room give you heart palpitations?  Does it make you feel crummy about yourself and how you keep your space?  Do you feel an actual physical reaction to things being a mess … tightness in your chest or a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach?   Or does.. read more →

11 May 2013
May 11, 2013

Just say thanks for everything

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Truly, all the time is time to appreciate mothers, but I guess an official holiday keeps the pipe cleaner industry afloat. Some of a mother’s work is obvious. Many mothers, including myself, do the bulk of the shopping, the laundry, make the beds and pack the lunches. If asked to generate a list, these are the tasks.. read more →

26 Apr 2013
April 26, 2013

NUGGETS from NAPO

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I just returned from a 3 day Conference in New Orleans with the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and to be honest my head is still spinning with all that I was exposed to.   I had the opportunity to meet some super knowledgeable and inspirational organizers and productivity consultants, I learned about a number.. read more →

There’s nothing like those first warm days of the year. Suddenly, with a re-energized spirit, I open all the windows to air out my life. It feels good, but it always makes me assess my surroundings, the piles of papers and mail and outerwear that seem to blend better during the dark winter months. In.. read more →

In honor of today (March12th) being “National Organize Your Home Office Day” (yes, they really do have a day for just about anything you can think of!) I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some tips on two home office areas that seems to get a lot of people locked up.  I.. read more →

25 Feb 2013
February 25, 2013

There’s an App for that!

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Our goal at design+conquer is to help you make your life easier – plain and simple.  We can do that through helping you to organize your space, by creating new systems that are based on how you live, or even just being that person that helps you tackle things you’d rather not do, but know.. read more →