Archives for July 2011

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 8JUL2011

Friday's Favorites, but Not Five Once again I am delving into the cyberworld to ferret out interesting and useful blogs for your enjoyment. Because this week was lower than usual on comments, and higher than usual on blog suggestions, I decided to change it up a bit. Hopefully I won't be in trouble with you or with Colleen! 1. Since so many readers have lots of scrapbooking materials, I love this guide to holiday gift making. It's July - time to start, right? (Warning, at least one of the links doesn't work any more.) Continue reading

Ideealistin ~ An interview the Dave Bruno

As promised on Tuesday I have another wonderful interview to share with you today. Once again Ideealistin has put together a great interview, this time with Dave Bruno of The 100 Thing Challenge. You might remember back on January 13th my post consisted of a review of Dave's book The 100 Thing Challenge and how my skepticism changed to enlightenment once I had read the book. Before this I had only seen snippets from other bloggers about this concept and I thought it was just a fad that would be expensive to retract when the novelty wore of for some of the over eager participants who plunged Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ Put Your Big Rocks in First

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom More than a dozen years ago, when I was working, a email like the one that follows circulated. It's probably the only chain email that I've found to be truly valuable. I hope you find it meaningful too. A time management expert stood in front of the group of high-powered achievers. He said, "Okay, time for a quiz." Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would Continue reading

Ideealistin ~ An interview with Bea Johnson

Hi Readers, today I am featuring the first of two interviews that were very generously offered to me by Ideealistin, one of our regular readers and commenters here at 365 Less Things. When she isn't decluttering or reading my blog Ideealistin is a journalist and recently she conducted these two short email interview that she thought would be a nice fit with my blog. I was granted permission to publish these by the two interviewees today's being with Bee Johnson of  The Zero Waste Home and the second interview with Dave Bruno from The 100 Things Challenge is scheduled for Thursday. Without Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ 4JUL2011

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and "fun" for you to achieve some quick decluttering. This week, since I am on vacation (sort of), I am going to take it easy on you as well. We will do some really quick mini missions that shouldn't take long. Keep it simple is the theme of the day, just glance at each of the areas I set and declutter any obvious items that meet your gaze. If the Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Craft room before & mid-declutter

It's the big reveal, not of a completely decluttered craft room but more of the extent to the amount of craft supplies I actually had in the first place. Also as the heading today implies I really only am in mid-declutter of this area. I intend to continue in my usual gradual manner until I am content that I have the situation under control. The process of taking the photos opened my mind even further to how much area this takes up in ratio to how little time I spend actually being creative in it. If you are even in doubt about what needs clearing out in an area I suggest you take a look at it Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 1Jul2011

Colleen is on vacation visiting her daughter and other family, so I'm exploring the blog world this week and picking the Friday's Favorite Five. As a reminder, I rarely read blogs, so picking 5 favorites is always an experiment for me. 1. There is not one post I'm  specifically pointing to here. The Good News Network is my favorite site besides 365 Less Things, and I have visited it every day for years. I think we all could use more good news and less grim in our lives. Geri, who founded the Good News Network, has excellent journalistic credentials as she used to work for CNN, which she Continue reading