Did you know that there are different kinds of Southerners? There sure are. And you can usually tell what region a southerner is from by their accent. A coastal Southerner has a very different accent from a mountain Southerner for instance. I come from the Mountain Folk. Here in the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains it [...]
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One of the things I was looking forward to the most this Thanksgiving was my Mom’s Holiday Fruit Salad. Ohhhh goodness, I could eat my weight in the stuff. It really is just that good. Now, normally I would have to wait until Christmas Dinner to have some more. EXCEPT…she is allowing me to share [...]
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“Thanks to Seagate for supplying product for giveaway and some of the information in this post.”
I have been a Mother for 22 years. Saying that out loud just seems absurd to me. It is so hard to fathom that I have a 22 year old and a 15 year old child. Think of the number of loads of laundry I have done through the years. And the mountains of dishes. It is even harder for me to fathom that I have friends that I went to school with who are GRANDPARENTS! I mean really, just yesterday we were graduating from High School ourselves. In my mind I am apparently a lot younger than I am on paper. And then there are times that I look back and look at how far my little family has come…where we were, where we are and where we are going…and wonder how in the world we have accomplished so much.
Then I remember, we have been BUSY! Of course that is the way of Mom’s. We are the glue, the fabric. We keep things balanced and organized. We at least try to hold it all together for everyone else.
Today’s Mom is busy, socially connected and looking for ways to keep everything balanced and organized.
I don’t know about you, but I know I am constantly on the lookout for things that will help in that endeavor. With thousands of photos, videos and other files that need to be kept safe and secure I need a SIMPLE and FAST way to back up all that precious content. Seagate has delivered! With the new storage product, the Seagate Slim, it is not only sleek and portable (just slightly larger than an iPhone5), it comes with a software Dashboard that allows for one-click or scheduled backup and the added feature of back up for Facebook and Flickr albums!
Other features include:-500GB capacity-Depth of 9.6 mm -USB3.0 interface (compatible with USB 2.0)-Sleek, aluminum casing
Starting around $80, you can pick up this perfect gift for Today’s Mom via Seagate.com, BestBuy or Amazon.com.
AND thanks to the great folks at Seagate, One lucky reader is going to win one!!
My poor office has been the catch all for too long. And it always seems to be the last room to get cleaned.
It had gotten so bad that I wouldn’t even go in there to work. I moved to the living room and made the couch my desk. It was just depressing.
Fellowes sent me a whole set of their decorative Bankers Boxes to help me get organized and get a jump start on my Spring cleaning. I love how easy they are to assemble! When I first pulled them out of the box I was a little intimated but the instructions are printed right on the box and are easy to follow.
The window lets you see what is enclosed at a glace and makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. And did you know that they are made from 60 percent recycled content, so they’re environmentally friendly!
Like cords. Lots and LOTS of cords. These seriously aren’t mine. Bric has about 10 million cords. Good gracious and Heaven forbid if you ever try to throw one away. I mean seriously, how many power cords does one person really need??? Apparently 10,000,001 according to Bric.
I am working on getting it all organized, and it is certainly MUCH better than it was…but still some to go. The Fellowes Bankers Boxes Stackable Storage are great for small spaces that need a lot of storage solutions to help get it organized and keep it that way. Normally I would use plastic totes or just shove everything in drawers, but then I have to find something, everything gets pulled back out and the whole cycle starts all over again.
Stackable Storage products come in a variety of sizes to suit your organization needs and throughout the month of April you can find special promotional pricing on www.amazon.com !
You can also enter the Fellowes Bankers Box ‘Messiest Closet’ Contest where you can enter to win a consultation with a professional organizer from the National Association of Professional Organizers and receive up to $500 in free Bankers Box Stackable
Storage products. Five second place winners will also win $500 worth of product. Click here for more information: www.facebook.com/bankersbox
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Fellowes Bankers Boxes. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
I love Seagate. Seriously. They have saved my rear more times that I would like to count. THANK GOODNESS they have taught me how to easily back my computer up. Love, love, love them. Their products AND their customer service. That is saying a lot for me.
Another great thing about Seagate hard drives, they make a great gift! If I am having a hard time figuring out a gift for the techies in my family, which is just about all of them, an external hard drive is the perfect solution. Bric and Tate can always use one.
And NOW, they have one that is absolutely and utterly PERFECT for ME!!! Ok, I have a couple that I use, one backs up my computer and one stores a lot of my media…but this one…this one is OhMyStinkinHeck wonderful. It backs up all my social media!!! Seriously, Shut the front door.
The Backup Plus portable drive from Seagate is the simple way to protect and share your entire digital life—without getting in the way of the rest of your life. You can:
Protect your stuff with easy, flexible backups
Automatically save photos from your social networks
Share photos and videos to social networks with a click
Easily increase transfer speeds by upgrading to Thunderbolt™ technology or FireWire® 800
I just know they made this with me in mind. I bet all the creative folks at Seagate were sitting around the table one day asking each other how they could make my life better and that is how the new Seagate Backup Plus was born. Ok, so it probably wasn’t just for me specifically but I bet it was for folks like me…and YOU.
Backup Plus is the amazing line of external drives from Seagate that lets you do more with photos and movies, protect everything in your digital life, and manage it all from a single, intuitive dashboard. You can:
Choose from two easy backup options, automatic or scheduled
Save the photos you’ve shared automatically
Share photos and videos
Upgrade your connection in a snap with swappable adapters
Backup Plus also lets you link your Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube accounts directly to your drive, making sharing and protecting things online easier than ever before. Cool huh?!All those mobile pictures I upload to Facebook directly from my phone…I can now back up. Loving it!!
One of the other great things I really appreciate about Seagate products is that they are so easy to use. I had a backup drive from another brand before I had ever even tried a Seagate product and it was so complicated that I never really used it. And so when my computer crashed, I lost everything. Yes, I cried. Yes, it was my own fault. Yes, I learned a lesson. But, with Seagate products being so user friendly, I don’t have to worry as much. I have my computer scheduled to back up each week and I never have to worry.
So, this year you can ask your loved one to SAVE YOUR SOCIAL LIFE with a Seagate Backup Plus or you can WOW a loved one with one of their very own.
Thanks to Seagate for supplying sample product to help facilitate this post. All opinions contained within this post are my own, never influenced by an outside source. I really do love Seagate. Almost as much as I love Bon-Bons. And that is saying a lot.
Most storage boxes are just that, storage boxes. Bento Boxes are ohhh so much more. They are designed to organize your items rather than just storing them. See, the inside can be divided up into sections, divide and conquer baby!
Bento helps you organize with:
Bento’s Flex Dividers allow users to customize the inside of the box, creating organization solutions that are perfect for a variety of needs. Flex Dividers pop open when needed, and simply pop back when not. Each Flex Divider can be opened or closed separately of the others to create a permanent home for belongings.
Bento Toppers™ can be used in two distinctive ways. One way is that it can be a tray to display and contain items. By using Bento Toppers this way, you can create boundaries for items that can often take over a counter space such as magazines or mail. Use the Bento Topper on its own, or resting as a tray on top of a Bento Box to contain items like remotes while cov-ering the contents in the box below. The second way to use Bento Toppers is as a lid for the Bento Box by simply flipping over the Topper. This way you can hide things (such as personal bathroom items) that you do not want everyone to see but are needed for easy access.
Bento Boxes and Toppers come in variety of fabric designs and colors to compliment any home décor. The boxes were designed to hold common household items such as DVD & Video Games, File Folders, Mail, Toys, Hair Care Accessories, Audio & Video Accessories, Magazines, Board Games, Crafting Supplies and Office Supplies. Bento Boxes are stackable to make the most out of your space. Covered with polyester, the boxes are durable, yet easy to clean with a damp cloth.
You can visit the Adventures in Organization Blog to read how Rubbermaid and professional organizers use Bento Boxes and Toppers or, here are some ideas and tips for your active storage areas:
Tips for creating Organized Active Storage
Active Storage [ak-tiv stohr-ij] noun – a designated place for items used on a daily basis and accessed frequently
Creating Organized Active Storage that works for you:
Everyone uses active storage, in fact, I bet you have some sort of active storage in your home that is working for you! However, active storage items can also cause constant frustration if not stored correctly because we do use them so frequently and they are often stored in spaces where everyone can see them. So, here is some advice to getting your active storage organized and under control to make your everyday life a little easier!
Determine where you need work.
To do this, simply ask yourself these simple questions: What am I constantly looking for everyday (is it your keys, your son’s water bottle)? What has a place to go but I never put it there (is it your hair brush, your remote control)? What items are cluttering up flat services in your home (is it mail on your counter top or shoes by your front door)? The answers to your questions will help you determine what you need to find a new organizational solution for.
2. Take a step back and explain why it is not working.
You might have to do some investigative work here. For example, you find that you always leave your hair brush on you bed in the morning. You have a place for it to go in your bathroom but your headbands that you wear are in your closet so you take you brush into your bedroom to use it. Active storage should always be where you actually use the item. Or let’s say your kitchen counter-top is continually piled with junk mail and magazines. Be realistic with yourself and the time you have. You probably do not have time to read 5 magazine subscriptions each month but you do have time to read two. So unsubscribe to all but your two favorite. And finally, those keys you are always losing. Do you actually know where you should be putting them? If things do not have a designated home or a place to go once you are not using them, they will get lost.
3. Be creative and design a solution. Then force yourself to follow through and put things away for 30 days (that’s how long it takes to make something a habit).
Here are some tips to keep in mind: Make them easy to get to. If you have to walk into another room and open two drawers to get to it, you will not put it away. Make sure your things have a DESIGNATED home. Not, oh my keys go somewhere on my table but instead – my keys go in the left corner of the Bento Box on my table. Let everyone in your household know where the designated homes are for these items.
The Rubbermaid Bento Boxes and Toppers are currently available for purchase online at Rubber-maid.com and will be available at retail in late October at Fred Meyer.
…one of you are going to WIN a set of Bento Boxes and Toppers for your home!!! (Retail value of $113.93)
TO ENTER: Leave a comment stating what room you could use Bento in the most. Or just say I wanna win. Or Hi. Any will do. All entries must be received by Nov. 9th at 11:59 EST.
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