Wednesday, October 29, 2008

what works for me - Non salt water softener

Friday we had a no salt water softener installed in our house. I love it! We had a dishwasher that really was on its last leg and truthfully I thought okay we will get the softener and then buy a new dishwasher too. Well we got the water softener and then they gave us citric acid and we ran through two loads without any dishes and low and behold now our dishes are sparkling clean. I love it one less thing for me to do . I love loading and unloading a dishwasher better than hand washing them !!!
Not the only benefit my hair is so much softer and healthier too . We use less product shampoo, soap, conditioner.

The big thing for me though is that no extra salt is going into our bodies. I dont believe that consumers know that for us in the area of Kitchener/Waterloo that a salt water softener used more salt in a year than goes on the roads in the winter time. Yuck!!!!!! Or that the backwash of a salt softener could provide enough water for 1200 homes. What a waste!!!!!
It has also been proven taking salt out of your water can lower your blood pressure.

If we are trying to take it out of diets why would we put salt into our bodies everytime we wash, brush our teeth, wash our hands etc. It is just not needed and I am happy to say we own a no salt water softener.
I hear within two weeks all our dry skin will go away too!!!!! I can hardly wait. We havent done any laundry but it is suppose to be much better no fading of colours and uses less soap too. I will update you .
So that is what works for me this week our no salt water softener.

Monday, October 27, 2008


So I went out tonight bought the filefolders I needed and envelopes to organize my filing cabinet. Tomorrow night is the night it will be done. I want to have it done this week !!!!!!!
I also rememebered to buy crazy glue to fix many things around the house including my daughter's halloween costume which needs to be ready for Friday of course.
I am happy to report that we are the proud owners of a no salt water softener and I am in heaven. We love it !!!!!!! I will do a longer post on this on Wed for works for me Wed at Rocks in My Dryer.
Suffice to say I love no more dishes by hand the dishwasher is working beautifully and all the dishes are coming out sparkling. My hubbie and daughter have taken over this chore of dishes so one less thing for me to do . I then can concentrate more on the other 1,000 tasks at hand like to continue to organize.
So I will update tomorrow once the filing cabinet it finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Filing Cabinet Still a Work Inprogress

I have to go out and buy some filefolders and envelopes to organize the rest I have left. I have decided to set up some systems that will work for me . I am going to have one filefolder for receipts called shopping receipts. Within that filefolder I am going to have envelopes for each store that I shop at that I decide I need to keep receipts for. I am going to also have one for christmas gifts separate to keep. Then once christmas is done I can either put them into the shopping recipt ones if it was a gift for my daughter or husband and then get rid of the rest of them.
I havent exactly decided on how I am going to organize the rest of the filefolders other than to have one for 1st me fest to keep the contacts and info in and then one for the spring me fest we are working on right now. I will have one for Those Two Girls and put any other information into for our business.
Does anyone have any great ideas on how to organize the rest of the filefolders???? I will need one for read later, school stuff- one for each school I a currently work for. I will have a misc school one which I will have past school information information in it and any board of education stuff I have.
Recipes would be a good one too but maybe I will just buy a binder for that one.
I bought a binder already for all the business cards I already have and the ones I will be collecting for my shows. I am also going to have a filefolder to easily be able to throw any new business cards I get so I can know where they are at . Then I will take time once in awhile , not sure on time line though, to put them into the business card binder.
What type of titles do you have for your filefolders????????

Saturday, October 18, 2008

update on filing cabinet

Okay so not all organized yet . Wow that took a lot of time and I went through it fast.
I got rid of papers to fill 1/2 a recycling bin and one garbage bag of garbage too. It feels
good and is slowly getting there.
I need to get some new folders that fit in the cabinet. It will take one more going through to pull it all out and then organize it. I will do this once I buy folders so I can put them right to where they need to go to be stored.
Whew feels good !!!!!! Now off to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One big post

I am currently reading how to cheat at organizing and will be posting notes or things I learn that I want to remember on my blog.
Next I am going to be reading How to cheat cleaning by the same author. Another book I am waiting for is Jenny McCarthy's book on how she cured her son of autism.
Todays shopping spree I bought a binder and some business card holders(plastic sleeves) to organize all the business cards I have all over the place which again will empty some of the filing cabinet. Talking about the filing cabinet as soon as I am done this post I am going to start on it by throwing out all the garbage that has accumulated in it.
I bought a timer today for my daughter too so it will help her with time managment. Basically I am using it for the time for getting ready for bed so she knows how much time she has.
Lastly I bought one plastic basket for my daughter and then one dishpan for my hubbie. I bought the plastic basket for my daughter to be able to throw her misc stuff on her desk into it. I am going to go back though and buy one for her dresser so she can throw her cds into it.
I bought the dishpan because hubbie does not like to put his shoes on the white shelves in the coat closet instead he thinks it is okay to leave them out and have ppl trip over them. Well I finally gave in and thought I could buy him the dishpan to put is two pair of shoes into which for him will be easier just throwing them in and I dont have to remind him anymore . I put the dishpan on the opposite side of the sliding doors so no one will ever see it when we hang up their coats. I was actually silently jumping for joy that he liked that idea because it gives my daughter and I another shelf for our shoes. SHHHHHHHHH.... dont tell him though.
Off to clean out the filing cabinet .

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Not to be missed free e-book

Okay so today while going through blogland I found a great book for all
of us wanting to get organized or trying to get organized. Not to miss it
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


The one think I need to work on is blogging more often. I need to make
time to fit it into my schedule each day. Another routine that is a work

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Get Ready to Say "Cheese!"

Everyone loves to get pictures in their Christmas cards and letters. It is perhaps the best part! To have a chance to see a family's progression and growth is part of what makes the holidays so special.

The Countdown to Christmas Challenge for today is to make an appointment for your family's Christmas portrait to be taken in time so that you can get the pictures back in time to send in cards.

Funny to read this one because my daughter said today , "We have school photos tomorrow the teacher forgot to hand them out on Friday." Angel is still healing from the chicken pox so not sure she would feel comfortable getting pics done right now. She is almost healed but some are still there . I personally find the photos at school are so rushed to get a good pic is hard and they cost soooo much. I decided two years ago that we would get our own done to put in cards for family and friends. I love getting pictures of friend's children in my cards to see how much they have grown from year to year.

To do : call and book a time for pics in a couple of weeks when I know Angel will be all healed up.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all fellow Canadians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Marcia at HDMac's Crafty Blog and I now need to write 7 random things about me, then pick 7 more people to tag. And since I had nothing better to write about today, here we go.......

1. My passion is working with children and I am fulfilling my passion by being an educational assistant in the schools.

2. I love being a mom to a wonderful daughter named Angel . Yes her name is Angel some of have asked me if that is her real name.

3. I married my soulmate and we are so much more in love then we were the day we married.

4. I am so glad I met my best friend Lisa and know we will be friends forever.

5. I miss my grandma that passed away 2 years ago.

6. I used to collect penguins and own many.

7. Hmm.... I really love meeting new friends through blogging .

Now I have to tag people!

I tag:

Jen - The Most Important Work

Marcia- The Organizing Queen


finally accomplished a procrastination challenge

I finally was able to accomplish something that I have been procrastinating for so long.
The end table when you come in my door. First I was at dollearama( my favourite store if you dont already know) and found a nice blue glass bowl to hold my sunglasses and keys. I went through all the papers and tossed a lot of junk, and papers. I got all the papers I need to keep inorder on a wooden tray and then of course my key bowl is there too. I made room to store my lunchbag too.
I took off lots of old bank statements and need to either shred them or cut them up and get rid of them too . The table looks so much better thank you to Debbie at Virtually Organized. Pop by to join us so you too can get procrastination challenges accomplished.
The next one I want to work on is my filing cabinet inorder for my new business "Those Two Girls". I want to start the business off right all organized files easy to access . So this weekend I will go through it and toss and recycle papers I dont need and throw out any garbage.
Sorry I dont have after pics of my table my camera spot on my printer is acting up.
I will try to fix it and post afters of my filing cabinet.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

wow!!!!!!!!! Friday Fling too

Time just really flies by!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Angel is still healing from her chicken pox actually she is off at girlguide camp this weekend so hubbie and I have a little time to ourselves. We are going out with friends tonight for supper.
I didnt get my whole inbox deleted but getting closer and closer maybe by next week. Still working on photos when I get a chance. This will definitely take awhile and then I want to burn them to cds for backup.
I threw out some old roses that were past there point. Lots of papers from my desk area. I cleaned out my car so papers, wrappers, and empty water bottles too. When I was in dollerama they had a cute little waste bag to attach to the seat so I bought that and hopefully that will help to keep the car clean. It needs vaccuming too on the list for this week.

I did everything on my list but not on the day it was suppose to be done but at least it all got done and I could easily everyday look and see what I hadnt accomplished this week and do something. It still really helped me.

I am working on a menu binder so I found some recipes printed them and found a binder I am not using that will be changed into my household binder. I started it a long time ago and never really did a whole lot with it other than printing out some pages and page dividers. I used the vacation part to plan my disney trip and then I used the calendar part but the other parts sat empty. I now have some recipes in there. I found a great book at work on easy recipes to try from beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts too. I am going to buy it and then use it for a lot of recipes to try. So if anyone has some recipes that are easy and want to share with me that would be awesome and I sure would appreciate it.
It is really dreary here and looks and feels like rain. It is very damp and cold and I took out my winter coat yesterday too !!!!!!!!!!!! BBBBBBBBBBrrrrrrrrrrrr............... keep warm and have a great weekend.