Things have been pretty quiet around here lately. Not because there is not much going on, but because there is so much going on.
As a bookkeeper, year end is an extremely busy time. I work a part time bookkeeping job, as well as looking after the accounts for one other company every quarter. Just to get them ready for his accountant.
But as well as the end of financial year chaos that is happening right now, I have also been very busy behind the scenes completing the online certification to become an Evernote Community Leader.
And let me tell you, I am so excited.
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I have been using Evernote for a few years now. Four years to be exact. Mostly, I used it for keeping track of my Master To Do List. Occasionally I would see something on a website and store it there to read later. A list of books to read, recipes to try, TV shows to watch, podcasts to listen to, products to look at. You get the idea.
And whilst I have always loved the idea of having a portable organisation system with me, I really wasn’t putting it to good use.
But back in January, I posted about my Life Goals Vs New Years Resolutions and in this post I talked about how I wasn’t going to make resolutions, I was going to concentrate on some goals that I have set for myself.
One of these goals was to move towards digitising my life. I mean really digitising. My vision is to have next to no paperwork in the house. To be able to access everything on the fly. To be able to pull up the information that I need at the drop of a hat. And let me tell you, I am already on my way.
But today I really wanted to share with you my top 10 reasons why I am organising my life with Evernote and why I am in love with this program.
Well, as my holiday is drawing to a close, my thoughts are slowly moving back to reality. And while I am glad that I have put quite a few things in place for the coming year, there is still lots to be done as far as dealing wiht school clutter and back to school organisation goes.
Having a high school student definitely has its benefits. He is old enough to unpack his school bag, he knows where his school notes go, and if I can get him to put down his phone long enough, he gets through what little homework he has in a reasonable amount of time.
Welcome back to Part Two of the Back To School Series, which is a collaboration between myself and Hailey at Organise It All. If you missed the first two instalments, jump on back to the blog and check them out. You can find Hailey’s here and mine here.
Today Hailey is going to share with us how she organises her school clutter.
Recently I wrote a post about my Weekly Vegetable Preparation. I have been preparing my vegetables like this for over a month now, and I have found some unexpected benefits. My vegetable preparation is saving me time and money! As a highly unmotivated housewife, anything that saves me time is a must. But to be saving money also, is a huge added bonus.
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Preparing meals for the family can be a daunting task. They just want to be fed every. Single. Day! What is it with that? I mean, would it really matter if we skipped a meal here or there? I know I could certainly do with a few less calories per week! Unfortunately, my family doesn’t agree. As you have probably guessed by now, I am a shortcut kind of gal. If there is an easier way to do something, I am going to try and find it. And when it comes to meal preparation, I think I have found a couple of techniques that are extremely helpful. Especially when you are trying to get meals on the table every night.
Have I mentioned before that I am really not a good cook. As far as meals go, we are pretty simple. A meat and three veg kind of family. And baking for fun? Not my thing at all. Until I came across this tasty vanilla slice.
When my husband had a piece of my sisters vanilla slice at a party some time ago… he told me I HAD to get the recipe for that one! Then he tried the lemon slice. Mmm, you better the recipe for that too. And of course he couldn’t go past the chocolate slice, which, you guessed it, I had to get the recipe for that one as well.