Organize Valentine's Day

Valentine's, the first Hallmark holiday of the year, is right around the corner. You may be feeling pressure to come up with a surprise for your special someone. Here are my suggestions:

  • Chocolate or candy in moderation only since weight loss is the #1 New Year's Resolution.
  • Be process oriented. Instead of jewellery and a card, look for suitable containers to house the gifts from the past. Examples: wooden memory box, a jewellery box or a leather scrapbook. Gather a collection of photos or video clips, add captions or music and you'll truly have a gift from the heart.
  • Purchase tickets to a concert or romantic restaurant. See my events page for tickets to the Matt Dusk concert. 

Tackle it Now Day

Tackle it Now Day


Do you feel overwhelmed by obligations and priorities that never seem to end?

Are you bogged down by clutter and piles of paper?

Don't worry, everyone occasionally needs a push in the right direction.

Semi-annually, on the Sunday designated for the change to Daylight Savings Time, Havoc to Harmony will provide simple shortcuts to inspire you to tackle whatever action items that you've been procrastinating about.

Listen to the message that was featured on Wave 94.7 FM.


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Tackle it Now Tip

Hints for Handling Your Gift List

How do you handle your holiday wish lists? Sometimes the simplest hints are the best. For years I have been using the same easy to implement method.

  • I purchase the tiniest address book I can find and assign one page for each person on my guest list.
  • I record their sizes, colour and style preferences.
  • I include family members, friends, hairdresser and all service providers.
  • I keep the list inside my wallet so it can quickly and easily be updated.
  • Information for stocking gifts is also recorded.
  • I can frequently review what I have purchased to keep my budget on track.
  • As I wrap gifts I check them off!
  • If certain gifts need to be hidden I record where they were put.
  • I also list ideas and purchases of hostess gifts to keep on hand.

There are many benefits to this system. It is lightweight and portable, but most importantly since I keep the lists year after year, it helps me to prevent repeating gift ideas. Who wants to get a sweater or tie year after year?


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