Back to School is For Grown Ups Too! (& A Giveaway!)

NOTE: This post will remain up until Monday morning when the winner will be announced. And stay tuned for two more giveaways next week. One will be an interview with a P31 sister and her FABULOUS new book release and one will be in conjunction with an Encouragement for Today devotion I will have running. Oh, and it involves dark chocolate, coffee and gift cards!!!

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Welcome to all you who’ve joined us via the guest post I have running over at LeAnn Rice’s She Cooks. There is a fun kitchen giveaway over there. And right here you have a chance for a back-to-school organizational giveaway for grown ups!

Double the fun!

Double the chances!

I don’t want to take time here to chat since I really hope you’ll visit She Cooks and see what’s cookin’ over there :-) So, I’ll just tell you about the giveaway and give you chance to win!

Since all the kiddos are buying pencils and pens; notebooks and notions, I thought we’d give away some organizational “officey” stuff for big girls! This giveaway includes:

~ Some funky push pins

~ Some matching funky big paper clips

~ A set of push pins with clips for items like coupons, reminder notes, lunch money, etc..

~ An equally funky desk pad that lists the days of the week. You can use this to display your to do list, your menu plan, your prayer list. Anything goes! It is undated so you can begin using it any time of the year.

~And a signed and personalized copy of my book The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized. It tackles how to take care of the ‘have tos’ of life (cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, errands, dealing with paper piles, etc) in an efficient manner so you can get around to the ‘want tos’ of life (spending time with God, your family, or friends or pursuing a hobby or interest)

So, simply leave a comment telling us the one project you’ve had on the back burner for waaaaay too long that you wish you could tackle this weekend.

I’ll go first.

I wish the world would stop so I could take about three hours to steal away at a coffee shoppe (with some friends along for company of course–working on their chosen projects) to sip lattes and transfer all of my sticky notes, scribbled napkins, pieces of scrap paper and corners of Christmas card envelopes with all the latest addresses I need to update into a nice, new address book.

I’m talkin’ about 5 years worth of addresses, people! Currently, they are all shoved into my old, falling-apart, excuse-of an-address-book. Positively pitiful!

Now, how about you?

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65 Comments

  1. I believe I have the tools to be organized, but I just haven’t gotten everything to running smoothly so I can stay organized. Does that make sense? The book may be just what I need! I am visiting from She Cooks. Love your blog and will look forward to your next posts!

  2. This weekend was to be spent in my basement getting things packed up for Good Will, but now with the beautiful sun, it’s out to the garage I will head to clean things out there…plus detail my van! Enjoy!

  3. Oh it is hard to pick one! I have so many! My kitchen cupboards need gone through and cleaned out of the things I don’t use and then reorganized!
    My teenager had been doing a massive cleanout of her room. It has been painted and now things need to get put away and a few more things tossed out! She took a yr to do this. I wouldn’t paint until she cleaned out.

  4. I wish I would take the time to find all of the packing boxes (from a move 3 1/2 years ago) tucked back in all the closets and unpack them and get rid of them once and for all.

  5. I need to tackle the playroom/library & the “classroom” in the basement….the intent was to do it before our school year began, especially as this year there will be three for me to teach. It’s out of sight, but definitely not out of mind. The playroom is the worst, total disaster area and I am the Great Procrastinator. I have great intentions when it comes to organizing, but my follow-thru is lacking in a big, big way.

  6. OMG! Where to start. I would love to e more organized with my scrapbooking and card making. I also need to work on my recipe albumes and be more organized with them. And i really need to begin my beading projects. I think i really need to better organize my time so i can do these things. Thanks Karen for the opportunity to win this prize. It sounds great and I love those sort of things. have a great day

  7. Hahahaha…I only need to say one word to describe this closet and I know many out there will know what I’m saying…SCRAPBOOKING!

  8. My list is long too…but I’ll have to say making my new 9 year old son’s Christmas stocking. He joined my family from Ethiopia in February and this will be his first “American” Christmas. I’m excited! Thanks for the contest! Sweet blessings.

  9. I so desperately need to organize my utility room! I have all my sewing stuff, my husbands computer stuff, my canning jars and stuff plus so much other stuff that I am not even aware of and it is need of some organizing.

  10. I NEED TO ORGANIZED EVERY WHERE . THIS WEEK-END I NEED TO GET ORGANIZWD AND BEAD SOME JEWLERY FOR 10 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND SEVERAL FRIENDS. ONE THAT JUST HAD KNEE SURGERY . MY BEST FRIEND IN TOWN AND A NEW FRIEND AT CHURCH. OF COURSE THE DEVIL DON’T WANT ME TO ACCOMPLISH THAT SO I AM IN TERRIBLE SHOULDER PAIN. DEVIL IS A LIAR AND GOD’S WORD IS TRUE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.

  11. I’ve been wanting to work on taking off the wallpaper in my kitchen ever since we moved here (one year ago!). Maybe next week?!

  12. Scrapbooking photos. I have become a scrapbook supply collector and need to start (and finish) at least one scrapbook. I’m so overwhelmed I put off working on it. Also, I really do not care for filing monthly paperwork at home. I end up stacking it in piles and then once or twice a year, I finally feel ashamed enough to file them away!

  13. I desperately want to clean my closet!!! I can barely see the floor. I had surgery a few months back and ever since even the most basic chores have been “a chore”… so things have really gone by the way side…

  14. Seriously, I have several projects on the back burner. Scrapbooking and cardmaking, which I really enjoy, but always gets pushed back. I would love to spend two or three weekends getting organized and finishing some projects

  15. I want to tackle all the sketches and tutorials that I have printed out over the past couple of years. They need to organized into binders so that I can actually create with them.

  16. I would like to clean out closet in guest bedroom that has boxes packed up from when we moved from GA to NC seven years ago..yes 7 years ago! Obviously we don’t need most of it because we haven’t seen it in seven years.

  17. I would like to get my Quicken files updated from 2008 moving forward!!!!! Talk about putting something off . . .

  18. Organize my pantry. And since one of the shelf supports broke the other day, it’s actually going to happen. I have to pull everything out so DH can do the repairs. And believe me, once it’s all out, it’s not all going back. Thankful for a husband who is happy to help and a free weekend to get it done!

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