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Nettie Owens June 27, 2013 at 07:43 am
What is your favorite plant based meal?
Barbara Wagner June 30, 2013 at 02:01 pm
I made a version of this but included a huge punch of chopped swiss chard from the garden. It wasRead More awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!! The pressure cooker made it quick and easy!!
Nettie Owens June 30, 2013 at 08:28 pm
That's excellent, Barbara! I am so glad you enjoyed it and modified it to fit your needs. I loveRead More to tweak recipes to use what I have on hand and my families tastes.
Linda Hoffecker March 13, 2013 at 06:55 pm
Hello: Do you have a website we can refer to for more indepth info? I need this kind of help. ThankRead More you. Linda
Nettie Owens March 14, 2013 at 01:03 am
My website is sapparisolutions.com and you may reach me at nettie@sapparisolutions.com orRead More 443-904-5412 I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Nettie Owens September 14, 2012 at 10:24 am
If you are interested in finding more about how to become a professional organizer, please check outRead More the class being offered at Harford Community College, "Be a Professional Organizer". September 18. You may register by calling the college 443-412-2376 http://www.harford.edu/cet/default.asp?FA=ContEd
Nettie Owens July 7, 2012 at 11:59 am
Great Question, Tina! There are a number of places you could take them. If they are in good shapeRead More the Friends of the Library collects books to resell, local preschools will often accept them, Goodwill, Salvation Army and even the Lions Club. If you haven't tried Freecycle.org it is a great way to reuse items and divert them from the landfill.
J July 14, 2012 at 05:49 pm
When deciding what things to keep, what kind of questions should I ask myself? I don't know how toRead More let go of things that have sentimental value.
Nettie Owens July 14, 2012 at 06:24 pm
Items with sentimental value can be tricky. The questions remain the same. First of all, do youRead More love the item? Does it bring you joy? Second, do you use or need the item? Third, for papers, do you need the information for tax purposes? If these questions do not help you decide then you have to dig deeper and understand why you are holding on to the thing and understand what will happen if you part with it. We sometimes attribute deeper feelings to things than they deserve or that others do. Consider a vase you received from your wedding. You are since divorced but you held on to that vase from a close family friend. It reminds you of your failed marriage but you don't want to let it go in case that friend comes over and sees it missing. One day the friend comes and you say, "I have been cleaning out in an effort to downsize, I wanted to know if it would be ok with you for me to pass the vase along or do you want it back?" Your friend responds, "I gave you that? Gosh, it has been so long I totally forgot. Yes, you can pass it along. I am surprised you held on to it after you and Pat split." So, the last questions you can ask yourself are what's the worst thing that will happen if I part with this and how hard would it be to get what I need when I need it? I hope this helps! Feel free to give me a call at 443-904-5412 or respond back to this post.
Sherry Hawkins January 10, 2012 at 12:00 am
http://havredegrace.patch.com/blog_posts/because-i-made-a-new-me-resolution My ^ blog is somewhatRead More alkong the lines of yours. Check it out when you get a chance.
Nettie Owens January 11, 2012 at 03:22 am
Thanks for sharing! Best of luck in your efforts for a 'New Me.' Your positive attitude andRead More stick-to-itive-ness is very encouraging!
Bill Lawson December 13, 2011 at 06:57 pm
Writing it all down... good idea.
Nettie Owens December 14, 2011 at 11:36 am
I think that when we trust our 'to-do' lists to our brains then we either forget items that need toRead More be completed or we are unrealistic with what we can accomplish. I find it so satisfying to check things off my list!
Nettie Owens November 28, 2011 at 07:41 pm
You can make the challenge work for you, Doug! Good Luck!
Nettie Owens November 28, 2011 at 07:42 pm
You have some great ideas Bill! You are considerate to not leave it all to your children. OftenRead More the things we value others do not and then they are left feeling guilty about parting with our stuff.
Carol November 29, 2011 at 01:34 pm
I can't imagine getting down to only 100 items. Both of my parents have passed away and it took aRead More while before I could start going through things much less parting with them. I have slowly gone through and donated a lot of stuff. My big problem is that room... that one room that has become the holder of all things that need to be sorted through or things which I need to hide away temporarily LOL. My goal is to have that room cleaned out and organized by the end of the year! I do like Bill's mindset that he doesn't want to leave it behind for his kids to clean up! I'm going to have to adopt this mindset as well! Thanks, Carol