New Years Resolution…A decluttered organized life?

It’s that time of year again when everbody starts shouting their new years resolutions, “It’s a new year time for a new start”, “I am going to lose weight”, “I’m going to overhaul my life style” My favorite is “I’m going to get organized”  I feel like I am a pretty organized person, you have seen what I have done, but my home is still Chaos.  Yes I have a 2 year old that dumps his toys everywhere.  But, those at least I can contain at the end of the day.  My biggest issues are things getting dumped in my space.  So that is my biggest hurdle, what can I do to make my space, my space and declutter everything else?   The biggest issues is that I am kind of a self proclaimed pack rat.  Not with everything just Mail.  Maybe my husband was right, I do need the Neat Desk Organizer.  When I was little my most favorite gift ever was when my grandmother would bring me a big box of junk mail.  I mean seriously it was awesome.  It would keep me entertained for hours.  Also my favorite store to go into was HH West, I don’t think they exist any more but they were a fancy office supply company.  When I got to go in there to get something it was so cool and such a treat for me!

Ok now that you know I am truely weird and have a very strange addiction to office supplies I need to harness this energy and figure out the best way for my area to be the most productive area in our little apartment.  Clearly I spend a lot of time on my computer whether I am scrapbooking, writing blog posts, or just playing mind numbing games after a long day at work. 

Here are some easy tips for getting the clutter out of your life and getting yourself onto an Organized Life.  This tips work for your closet too  😉

  • Have I used it in 6 months?
  • Am I going to miss it if it’s gone?
  • Can I recycle this and use it for something else like a gift – Great thought for old CDs/DVDs, Containers, – More blog posts to come on this one
  • Keep a running list of projects you want to do.  Make sure you can see it so that you are reminded that you want to get that done.  You will feel really good when you cross it off the list.
  • Live to keep it simple.  If you have a system that is too difficult to maintain you will never maintain it. 

There are more and if you subscribe to any email catalog or news letter they are going to throw in their two cents about what is the best way to organize.  Remember organizing doesn’t have to break the bank, it can very very quickly, you just have to have a plan and then stick with it. 

Want some more realistic organizing advice?  Leave your comments below and I will gladly help you out. 

Hope everybody has a safe and wonderful New Year!!!!!  Here’s to 2014!

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Weekend todo list

What’s the first think you do when you wake up on a Saturday morning? Ok making my todo list isn’t the first thing I do. I turn on the coffee pot take care of the little boys and then while eating breakfast I start writing. This week I’m trying to put everything on one sheet of paper so that I can carry it with me.

Here my to list. What do you do to make sure you get what you want to done on the weekends?

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Have a great weekend everybody!!
-Stef

Layout ideas: It’s all about the pictures

When I am scrapbooking I think about what even I am putting into a book.  Sometimes if I don’t have a lot of pictures then adding embellishments and extra papers is necessary to fill up the page.  Other times there are more than enough pictures to fill an entire page.  Also, if the pictures are really busy it’s sometimes overkill to add extra stuff.

With some of our recent trips to Chicago there is so much going on in pictures that the layouts need to just be, simple.

Let’s face it, I was working on this book really fast too.  Had a coupon code I had to use!!  But, at the end of the day it’s all about the pictures and the stories behind them.    Enjoy these layouts and happy memory making with your pictures!!!!

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Thanks for stopping by.

Is your New Year’s resolution to get organized?   I can help you!!!

Like my Facebook Page The Organization Maven to follow along New Organization ideas as we head into the New Year!

Happy Holiday’s Everybody!!!!

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Photo Printing Deals this week

So seeming as if the Fast2Fabulous album uses 4×6 pictures I figured it would be good post who has deals on photo printing this week.

Also, you may want to get a start on getting those 2013 pictures printed while there are deals.  So here you go.

Walgreens

  • 50 prints for $5  (so $.10 each) – Originally $.20 each
  • Coupon code 5Dollar50

CVS

  • $.12 Prints (50 minimum) – Originally $.20
  • Coupon cod Prints12
  • Free same day pick up

Target

  • $.19 each but remember to use your target red card for an additional 5% off.
  • $.15 if you use ship to home and if you use your red card I would assume they ship for free.

Walmart

  • $0.09 if you ship to home
  • $.15 if you print at the kiosk

Now go get your pictures printed!!!   If you need books to put all of those fun pictures in let me know

Visit my Website at www.ahniandzoe.com/steflorello Or,

If you aren’t sure what you need or what will work best for your pictures let me know and I would be happy to get you started.

Thanks for visiting today!!!

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Fast2Fabulous album COMPLETE!!!!

So I was going to try to make this album in secret and give it to my husband for Christmas, but then that didn’t work so…. here it is.  It’s an album written in my Son and dog’s perspectives.  Kind of a story about their friendship!!!!

I used the Annie Get your Gumball Fast2Fabulous Album

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Here is what I used to complete the album

  • 60+ Pictures, there are spots for up to 72 pictures but you could fit more if you wanted
  • Tape Runner
  • Marker

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I started at 8:51 by 9:51 I had all of the pictures sorted and taped down.  By 11:22 I was done with all of the Journaling and that’s with watching 2 Christmas specials on TV.  Add page protectors and the book is done!!!

It’s that easy…

I didn’t add any extra embellishments but there is a ton of room for them.    Here is the gallery of the finished product.  You can also find the pictures on my Facebook page 

Hope you like it.  If you think this is something that you would like to make let me know and you can order one of the 11 different Fast to Fabulous albums by Ahni & Zoe.  I know that we all don’t have a lot of time and scrapbooking can seem daunting, but with the NEW Ahni & Zoe line of products, it’s about getting your pictures out for everybody to enjoy in the more efficient way possible!!!

Website:  www.ahniandZoe.com/StefLorello

Email:  Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting today

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Last Minute Projects…get them all done by Christmas

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While I am done Christmas shopping already, and even some of the gifts have been mailed off to family out of state, I do still have some projects that I need to tackle before Santa visits our home!!!

So how do you tackle getting things done while still dealing with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and everything that comes with it?    It’s all about prioritization.  If you are making something for the first time, be sure to leave a little extra time.   Let’s face it you are Super Woman/Man but things come up.  My excuse is that I have a toddler running around chasing after me making everything take twice as long to complete when I am at home.  Case in point, said toddler has stopped me from writing 3 times already.  This post is taking forever to write!!  🙂

For the things that you have made before, crank those out, just get them done.  I have a couple of photo gifts I have to make and although I will do all of the printing at home, it’s best to not be doing these on Christmas eve!

THE LIST:

  • Photo prints
  • Small photo story book
  • Blanket
  • Fast to Fabulous book

While this seems to be a lengthy list of things to complete in short time.  It’s doable.  And don’t worry I will be posting throughout the time.  Some posts may have to wait until after Christmas so that certain people don’t see what they are getting.  But at least with some time off of work it’s doable to get all of this done.

Hope you are staying on track with your Christmas Mayhem.  Thanks for visiting today!!

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Ahni & Zoe Preview: Post #7 – Holiday Gift Guide and Ordering Deadlines

Loving what you are seeing yet?  Think some of it would make great gifts?  We then it’s time to get ordering!  To help figure out what item is best for your gift giving needs check out the Holiday Gift Guide!

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The clock is ticking on Holiday Delivery:

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If you order directly on my website http://www.ahniandzoe.com/steflorello orders placed –

  • before December 16th will get to you before Christmas
  • up until the 19th will make it using Overnight or 2nd day air shipping.

If you are going to order through me, need to have some extra time so that I can be sure to get it to you.  So this party will be closing on December 12th

QUESTIONS? Leave me a comment, Post on my facebook Page (Click here) or send me an email Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

Interested in hosting a party?  The first person to schedule a party with me will get 1 product FREE.  Send me and email and we will get it scheduled today!!

Just interested in ordering?? Send me an email at Stef.Lorello@gmail.com and I will add your order to the group for this party!!!

Thank you so much for learning about Ahni & Zoe.  I will be posting more throughout the week.  we have a new iPhone app coming called Inawink.  A great way to have your pictures automatically printed, one less thing to think about right?  And I am going to get a couple of projects done so I will be sharing those as well.

Thank you again for sharing my excitement for this venture, and don’t worry this isn’t all I am going to be posting about, I will get back to being “organized” soon  🙂

Thanks again

-Stef

Ahni & Zoe Preview: Post #6 – Hosting and Starting your own business

20131206-075754.jpg Yes Ahni & Zoe is a PARTY Business.  But what it’s not is me coming to your house and babbling on for hours about product.  I Come I set up the stuff and we sit and chat on the couch for just a little bit.  I’m here to answer questions and help you get your projects off the ground – quickly. The Point of Ahni & Zoe is being able to help everybody from The Snap of a Picture to the Finished product.   They took the “Creative” out of the name because frankly it scared people.   “I’m not creative, I can’t do this”, “Being creative takes too much time”  Most of the time this is true but now with Ahni & Zoe the products are really No Excuse products.  Print your pictures and tape them into a book, make a quick note about what’s going on in the picture or even just the date and DONE!!  It’s that simple. The theme is get your pictures out of the boxes, off your phones, and computers and get them to a place that everybody can enjoy.  It’s so simple so start today.

SO…What do you get if you host a party??

No matter what the sales level you get 1 item, any item 1/2 off (Remember if you are the first to schedule I will make that item totally FREE!!!!)

  • When your party reaches $250 (it’s really not hard to do, don’t be intimidated) you get 10% of your party sales in free product.
  • Have 1 friend book their party and you get 15% of party sales in free stuff
  • Have 2 friends book their party and you get 20% of the party sales  in free stuff.

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Want to Make Money, Make Friends, and Make a Difference?

Yes Ahni & Zoe is a pyramid business, but it doesn’t feel like it.  This business is all about running it your way.  If you love the products and you are going to be buying a bunch anyway, why not get them at cost and share your projects with others??   There are a lot of options on how to run your business you don’t have to build a team if you don’t want to.

  • Earn 30 to 40% on your personal sales – the more people buy the more you earn. – I have been at this level for over 5 years, I like to consider this level the Hobbiest 🙂  The quotas you have to meet are WAY better than ever.  If you want more details let me know and I will fill you in!!
  • Earn Commissions as you build your own A&Z Team:
  • Want to try it out?  The New Consultant kit is $139 and includes Product Samples, Marketing Materials, Training & Support, A&Z Connection (the business hub) and the trial version of the business website (it’s $10.99 a month after the trial)

Want to sign up and start your business, or just learn more about it.  Log onto my website www.ahniandzoe.com/StefLorello to find out more.  I’m here to help you with ANY questions you have. Below is a pic of our Fast Start program and what you get for having parties and sharing your love of pictures.  You can earn an Ipad Mini.  How freaking cool is that???    Plus not only are you earning $ they are giving you $ for more products, which in all honesty you can use for yourself, give as gifts, or turn around and sell.  It’s up to you!!!! Fast Start Progrma QUESTIONS? Leave me a comment, Post on my facebook Page (Click here) or send me an email Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

Interested in hosting a party?  The first person to schedule a party with me will get 1 product FREE.  Send me and email and we will get it scheduled today!!

Just interested in ordering?? Send me an email at Stef.Lorello@gmail.com and I will add your order to the group for this party!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you in a bit with the next post!!!  NEXT POST:  Holiday Gift Guide & Ordering Deadlines

Ahni & Zoe Preview: Post #5 – Photo Storage

It’s post #5 Introducing more of the new product line from Ahni & Zoe

Here come the preview party posts everybody.  Here is a link to the catalog.  CLICK HERE

If you want a paper catalog please send me an email with your name and address to Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

New Ahni & Zoe Photo Box (Page 26 in the catalog)

I did get one of these and it’s pretty cool.  It’s only seconds to put it together, add photos, and you are on your way to getting your projects done.

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Here are the details

  • Holds up to 150 photos
  • Sleek design for easy storage and transportation
  • Holds both 4×6 and 5×7 photos
  • Keeps photos safe

How much is this stuff?

$9.50

I have some of the old magnetic displays and I absolutely LOVE them.  They are so versitile

Want to see all of the products in a video??CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS?

Leave me a comment, Post on my facebook Page (Click here) or send me an email Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

Interested in hosting a party?  The first person to schedule a party with me will get 1 product FREE.  Send me and email and we will get it scheduled today??

Just interested in ordering?? Send me an email at Stef.Lorello@gmail.com and I will add your order to the group for this party!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you in a bit with the next post!!!  NEXT POST:  Hosting & Starting your own business

-Stef

Ahni & Zoe Preview Day: Post #4 – Magnetic Displays

It’s post #4 Introducing more of the new product line from Ahni & Zoe

Here come the preview party posts everybody.  Here is a link to the catalog.  CLICK HERE

If you want a paper catalog please send me an email with your name and address to Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

New Ahni & Zoe Magnetic Displays (Page 25 in the catalog)

I didn’t get one of these in my kit.  Kind of sad about that.  but from the people I have heard that got them, the are awesome. Solid wood, and decorative but simple all at the same time.  A great way to show your projects and keep your family organized.

Here are the details

  • 16×16 inch frame
  • Includes 4 magnets
  • Sawtooth Hanger for Easy Mounting
  • Quality Wood Construction, made in the U.S.A
  • Comes in Black and Brown

How much is this stuff?

$59.50

I have some of the old magnetic displays and I absolutely LOVE them.  They are so versitile

Want to see all of the products in a video??CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS?

Leave me a comment, Post on my facebook Page (Click here) or send me an email Stef.Lorello@gmail.com

Interested in hosting a party?  The first person to schedule a party with me will get 1 product FREE.  Send me and email and we will get it scheuled today??

Just interested in ordering?? Send me an email at Stef.Lorello@gmail.com and I will add your order to the group for this party!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you in a bit with the next post!!!  NEXT POST:  Storage

-Stef

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