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5 Ways to Make Room for Incoming Christmas Gifts

By Jenny Layton Christmas is just over a week away, and while our children may be dreaming of the pile of presents under the tree, we are left wondering where to put it all. In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, here are five SIMPLE ways you can stay ahead of the problem. Chip away at it for just 15 minutes a day. The strategy here is to eat the elephant a bite at a time. By setting the timer for just 15 minutes a day, and … [Continue Reading...]

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Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift

Holiday shopping is tough. The challenge lies in finding the right thing. That’s especially difficult when so many of us don’t need any more things. Things simply add to the clutter that we’re already wading through. So we visit specialty shops, boutiques, malls, and online stores in hopes of finding something both useful and unique—and magically within our budgets. Perhaps we can save you some effort. We have loads of fun, creative, … [Continue Reading...]

Go Quote: December 15, 2014

"It's not so much what you accomplish. But what's more important is how far you've come to accomplish what you have. Success is the measure of not mere achievement, but also how hard one had to work.” - Therone Shellman … [Continue Reading...]

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Delegate!

All the cheery greetings and pleasant gatherings associated with the holidays bring their own portion of stress. Don’t shoulder that stress alone. Reduce it by delegating tasks. Ask guests to bring a dish, solicit help from family to prepare for parties by cleaning, cooking, or sending out invitations. People like to feel included and important, and nothing does that more than getting them involved. … [Continue Reading...]

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Take This Down: Benefits of Handwriting in a Digital World

We live in an era of Big Data. With the rapid advances in mobile technology and the convenience of the Internet, we have more facts available to us than ever before. With a quick search, we can discover the history of cheese, or the name of the actor who voices the robot in the Iron Man movies. If cell phones were allowed on Jeopardy, it wouldn’t even be a contest anymore. But there’s a big difference between fact-finding and inspiration. … [Continue Reading...]

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Survey: How do you prefer to shop our catalog?

As we develop our 2015 catalog program, we need your insights and opinions. Please complete this survey by December 31, 2014 to help us create catalogs that are ideal shopping tools for you. At completion, we have a special “thank you” gift for your time. Click here to take our survey!  

Go Quote: December 15, 2014

“It’s not so much what you accomplish. But what’s more important is how far you’ve come to accomplish what you have. Success is the measure of not mere achievement, but also how hard one had to work.” – Therone Shellman

Survey: How do you prefer to shop our catalog?

As we develop our 2015 catalog program, we need your insights and opinions. Please complete this survey by December 31, 2014 to help us create catalogs that are ideal shopping tools for you. At completion, we have a special “thank you” gift for your time. Click here to take our survey!  

Delegate!

All the cheery greetings and pleasant gatherings associated with the holidays bring their own portion of stress. Don’t shoulder that stress alone. Reduce it by delegating tasks. Ask guests to bring a dish, solicit help from family to prepare for parties by cleaning, cooking, or sending out invitations. People like to feel included and important, and nothing does that […]

5 Ways to Make Room for Incoming Christmas Gifts

By Jenny Layton Christmas is just over a week away, and while our children may be dreaming of the pile of presents under the tree, we are left wondering where to put it all. In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, here are five SIMPLE ways you can stay ahead of the problem. Chip away at […]

Take This Down: Benefits of Handwriting in a Digital World

We live in an era of Big Data. With the rapid advances in mobile technology and the convenience of the Internet, we have more facts available to us than ever before. With a quick search, we can discover the history of cheese, or the name of the actor who voices the robot in the Iron […]

Go Quote: December 8, 2014

“My will shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” – Elaine Maxwell

Set time limits

Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse, spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. During that time, she heard several of the same regrets. She recorded them in a book called, The Top Five Regrets of The Dying. 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a […]

What Aristotle Exposed About Getting Organized

Aristotle once said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” It’s hard to argue with Aristotle, one of the greatest scientists and philosophers the world has ever seen. It’s even harder to argue, given that his very name means “the best purpose.” Indeed, his advice encourages you […]