Organized? Me? I think…not.

I’m definitely a messy person… I know where everything is but I just can’t organize. I don’t make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It’s bad, I really need to take control.
Katie Holmes
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Katie is preaching to the choir here. I am always a mess, although I absolutely know where everything is. I am a “stacker” meaning my go-to form of organizing is to neatly categorize and stack everything in to piles. Not that cool, actually. If someone moves a pile, I am lost forever. Is it just me? Are any of my lovely readers “stackers”? Or are you a labeler, or out of sight out of mind type? Maybe you have all of your clutter under control; maybe not. There are so many different brain types out there, each processing and dealing differently, that there can not possibly be a single solution for all of us.

This year, I resolved to be more organized. So far, I have not come leaps and bounds above where I was in 2011, but there have been a few improvements here and there.

So what did I do? I bought a book. (Like I really need another book in my house. I am the world’s worst book hoarder. I just can’t get rid of them) Not just any old book, mind you. An organizational book. There are a few in my collection that have never held my attention, but I thought I might give this one a try. It’s called:

Organizing for Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff by Lanna Nakone

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I will let you know what I think soon. Wish me luck!

Elizabeth

10 things about me…

Since Let it be Lovely is so new, and most of you don’t know me from Eve, I thought it might be nice to tell you a few things about myself. Let’s get to know each other a bit, shall we?

1. I come from a big family. Seriously. I have 4 beautiful sisters, 2 big brothers, 3 brothers no longer with us, and a 3-year-old little brother (recently adopted by my mom–more on this another time.) I also have a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law who may as well be blood. Whew!

2. I married my amazing, handsome Hubby at the ripe ol’ age of 18. Not something I would recommend for everyone, but somehow it worked for us and after all this time, I cannot imagine being any happier. He is my very best friend and I am a disaster without him.

3. I cry like a baby at any movie about animals, old married couples, dads and daughters, and babies being born. Yep. I do.

4. Hello. My name is Elizabeth, and I am a Twilight junkie.

5. I have over 12,000 emails in my inbox. No joke. I never delete. Thank goodness for the Sweep button. I am actually starting to widdle that number down a few hundred at a time. Yikes.

6. I can’t keep plants alive. My thumbs are black, not green. “What do you mean they need regular watering to survive? I thought I only had to do that every month or so.” Poor plants. I really do like them, I swear.

7. I have an obsession with shoes and could spend an entire lottery fortune on them but absolutely hate wearing them and go around barefoot as much as I can. Am I the only one?

8. I have lived in 15 homes in 4 different states in my lifetime. Oy vey.

9. I have never, ever, ever colored my hair before. Some people are completely freaked out by this phenomenon. The way I see it, if I change my hair color, I will no longer match my kids. They have the EXACT same color as me. I am sentimental and sappy like that.

10. I am a C. I am a C-H. I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N. Amen.

Now you know a bit about me. I would love to hear a little something about you. Leave a comment with a random fact about yourself!

Have a great Monday!

Elizabeth

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