Turning a Holiday Decorating Fail Into a Fun Activity

How to Do Holiday Decorating Fun Style Decorating for the holidays is never easy. But it can be when you decide that a fail is an opportunity to do something fun. There’s something to being said for decorating at the…

Little By Little — It’s Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

The Little By Little Method To Getting Organized Even When You’re Sick I have embarked on a new project of getting organized this fall, one that takes into account my personality type — the “messy” & time challenged Organic Freedom…

Laundry Day Apocalypse

How I Fixed My Laundry Day Troubles When I think of Laundry Day I think of an exploded mess that is usually my laundry room and I’m immediately exhausted. As usual with PixiesDidIt before and after photographs I forgot the…

When Should I Get Ready for the Holidays?

Did the Holidays Already Happen? Because I’ve only just gotten the dining room table cleared off from Halloween decorating, and already Christmas stuff is 1/2 price at our local drugstore. I was actually relieved to see that the other neighbors…

More Confessions of a Messy Organizer

I Broke a Bowl: And I Kept It I know. It’s shameful. I blithely say in our book, Organize Your Way, that people of my personality persuasion — Organics and Smarts — should just throw out anything we break, because…

Chore Charts Are for Dummies

Okay they’re not really. They’re probably just for Classics and Funs as chore charts are detailed activity that requires maintenance and follow through, and as an Organic Freedom with a Smart Freedom husband, we have never been able to get…

How Do I See My Friends More?

Bringing Back the Art of Calling Hours Remember how in Sex and the City the foursome always made time to have lunch or dinner or generally hang out all the time? Or how in almost any show friends are always…

I Have a Confession to Make

My Dining Room Table Has Looked Like This for Ten Days, Okay Two Weeks Kelly started it. She posted her “messy” dining room table on Facebook last week. And I posted mine. Mine is obviously messier and it’s probably a…

What’s Your Definition of a Messy Home?

Half-Assed Homemaking with The Pixies Yes we’ve finally done it… created our first podcast. We talk about retail subscription services and whether they’ll trip some types up and what to do as a guest when your in-laws have old plastic…

Retail Subscription Services…Good or Evil?

To Subscribe or Not to Subscribe: That Is the Question Retail subscription services seem to be the hot new way for retailers to get us buying and coming back for more. I have resisted this new trend because being an…