Monday, June 18, 2018

Made in the USA + Eco Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Blueing

I recently saw this Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Blueing product at the store and decided to try it. It really does help your whites become whiter. I love that it is made in the USA, bio-degradable and non-toxic. What are some of your favorite laundry products?

Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Things that Make Me Happy - May 2018

May was a super busy month.  Here are 10 things that made me happy this past month.

  1. Seeing Hamilton with my mother-in-law and having fun after.
  2. Speaking about paperwork at South Regional Library in The Woodlands.
  3. Working on several moving jobs. I did a lot of moves in May.
  4. Spending some quiet & down time with my husband.
  5. Seeing the new Carlos Cruz-Diez installation at the Buffalo Bayou Cistern. 
  6. Having the help of several other professional organizers on various projects.
  7. Going to Lynrd Skynrd with my dad, brother, Bryan and friends.
  8. Going to Kenny Chesney with my aunts and friends.
  9. 2 completely free weekends since January with no work either day of the weekend. 
  10. Being inducted onto 2 boards. I am the Membership Director for NAPO Houston & Director of Philanthropy for the National Concierge Association of Greater Houston. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Client Bad Ass Mama: Pantry Organization Before + After

If you have been following along you can see other before and afters of this particular client organizing project I was working on here in Houston here, here, here, and here. As a professional organizer, you often have to go based on what your clients wants. With this particular project we didn't buy any new product, we purged, made a list of everything we purged, then organized and put everything back into the pantry. There is still a LOT in the pantry, but we got rid of SO many bags of expired / bad food. 

Here are some pantry products used in this pantry that the client already had.



Monday, June 11, 2018

Made in the USA: Osea Products

This Osea Ocean Cleanser and Body Polish came in my Beauty Heroes box last month.  I was so excited to try it. I love that it is made in the USA and has so many eco ingredients. Have you tried this product?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Eco Vinyl Tablecloth

I was browsing the aisles of the grocery store and came across this eco vinyl tablecloth. We use vinyl tablecloths for our outdoor table and I decided to give it a go. I like that it does not leach out the same phthalates as pvc or release as many toxins. It is 100% PEVA with a flannel backing and 100% recyclable packaging. Here is a similar tablecloth by the same brand. I am always searching Houston for eco products for my personal assistant and concierge clients.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Here are some favorite and popular organizing books that I or my clients have loved through the years. I also wrote a post about it almost 2 years ago. Do you have a favorite? Since recording this video, I have picked up a few new organizing books as well, which I will have to share in a future video.

Power of Less by Leo Babauta
New Order by Fay Wolf
Good Things for Organizing by Martha Stewart
Remodelista by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick
Get it Together by Melanie Cullen
Organizing Plain and Simple by Donna Smallin
The Little Book of Tidying by Beth Penn (not on the video)

Monday, June 4, 2018

Made in the USA: Grandma's Spot Cleaner

I was browsing at the store and came across this Grandma's Secret Spot Remover and thought I would give it a go.  I feel like I am constantly trying to remove stains from clothes. I loved that this product was made in the USA. So far, it works pretty well.