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Using Sugar on the Outside of Your Body

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 19, 2017 5:43:00 AM

 

If you are a chocolate lover, you love the smell of chocolate! 

This DIY video shows you how to make your own, inexpensive cocoa scrub, that'll leave you refreshed as it makes your skin smooth as a baby's butt. 

You can make it yourself with ingredients you have in your cupboard. What's fun is this healthy scrub is loaded with carbs, but they're for the outside of your body, not the inside and while you use it in the shower, you'll feel like you're at the bakery!

Watch Karen (my bonus daughter's neighbor) show me how to make this fabulous scrub. As they say in restaurants...."Enjoy!"

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6 Fun Things to Do in October

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM


Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.
Always work with it, not against it. ~Eckhart Tolle

1. See the sights

October in our state of Washington and its neighbor Oregon is stunningly beautiful now. Take a drive through the countryside and remember, it’s not too late to get one more picnic in.

 

What are some famous sights in your area? Go check them out. If you have already been to them, try to discover something new about them. If there aren’t any famous sights in your area, then go discover ones that aren’t famous.

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Topics: Family Games, Playing with Kids, Daily Thought,

How to Have Fun Anyway

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 16, 2017 5:05:00 AM

 

 

I received an email one day from a woman who challenged my motto “Make it fun and it will get done,” and it caused me to think about what I mean by that. She said something about fun not leading to happiness and since I think happiness is the most important goal we can ever have, (I think it’s more important than being organized) I had to think seriously about my definition of fun.

 

The word fun can conger up vacations, yachts, fast cars, parties and any of the stuff of brochures luring us to spend money. The brochure brand of fun doesn’t make us happy unless we already are. Don't you know that from experience? This pic was taken at Senior Frogs in Cancun. The Frog definitely knows how to play and get not only children, but adults to have fun if they want to. I remember on that outing one of our grandchildren was upset about it all. It was too loud for her and she wanted no part of it. She was an example that joy has to come from within in order to have fun.

Clooney's Refrigerator

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Topics: Happiness, inner child

Talking to Your Inner Child in Public

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 13, 2017 10:16:35 AM

 

 

In this video on getting to know your inner child, you'll learn how to talk to her when she's about to put cookies in the cart at the grocery store and how to remind her who's in charge before you even go in the store.

If you're just starting to wrap your mind around this concept of having an inner child, this video will really help!

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Getting Organized Will Make You Feel Good

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 12, 2017 5:04:00 AM

 

 

Here are some questions and some presumptuous answers.

 

1. Question: Why do you want to be organized? Answer: You know you’ll feel better.

2. Question: What is that you look forward to during the holidays? Answer: Sharing fun, food, celebration and love of God with family and friends.

3. Question: How have those past holidays measured up to your desires? Answer: I wish I’d been more organized.

The answer to question #1 is correct for everyone; we know that getting organized will make us feel better.

When I got organized in 1977 (yes 40 years ago) I knew I’d feel better if I got organized, because I came from a home that was run by a loving BO whose main goal in life was to create a cozy, clean, happy home. My mom accomplished her goal and I was witness to and recipient of the results of what order does for a family.

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Topics: On Being Organized / Disorganized

Plan for Happy Holidays

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 10, 2017 5:05:00 AM

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The holidays can be a really stressful time of year when they really should be so much fun! If we could enjoy the holidays the way children do, every holiday season would be what it's supposed to be...FUN!

 

Kathy Roberts (The Tidy Tudor) and I are going to help you make the preparations as much fun as the celebration itself. After all if the journey isn’t fun, usually the destination won’t be either!

When you think about it...the events we spend weeks and even months preparing for are over in a flash so why not make all that leads up to them all a part of the celebration so that your efforts will feel well worth it.

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Homemade Custard Video

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 9, 2017 5:33:00 AM

 

Want to make a delicous, low-carb custard for dessert? The recipe is below.

The video is one of my low carb videos giving you ideas for reducing the carbs you eat. I have such fun playing with food and I hope this video gives you a good idea! When this yummy, custard dessert comes out of the oven, you’ll impress and delight your family your guests and you. AND this dessert is very low in carbs for dessert.

In my book, The Mouth Trap: the butt stops here! I talk about the journey I took toward better health and vitality by dumping excess carbs from my pantry and life. Join me now as I whip up a new take on this classic custard adventure!

Extra Rich Custard Ricipe

8 egg yolks

One fourth cup sugar

One fourth tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups scalded whole milk

Scaled milk on medium heat allow to cool until lukewarm.

Slightly beat egg yolks and slowly add sugar, vanilla, salt and cooled milk.

Cover bottom of a roasting pan with an inch of water. Pour custard mixture into buttered custard cups and place in roasting pan. Place pan in 325 degree oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until knife when placed in custard comes out clean.

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Topics: Cooking Videos

GIANT ZUCCHINI JACK-O-LANTERN

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 8, 2017 6:00:46 PM

I've actually been crowned "Zucchini Queen" in Woodland, WA. Just look at this giant zucchini I took on television yesterday! 

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Get Organized! 7 Things to Think About

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 6, 2017 2:18:02 PM

  

 

I was 34 years old when I hit bottom. Someone said, “The bottom is a great place to be because there’s nowhere to go but up.” Not until I hit bottom did I surrender to my situation and ask for the guidance that’s available 24/7. That’s when miracles happen. In that moment of surrender I was reminded that even though I was in a mess, I was in the right place with the right people, I was just fine and the only element I really lacked was direction. Following a direction is a spiritual issue.

In my 40 year career helping moms get organized I’ve come to one big conclusion about being organized: it’s about mind management, not time management. There are thousands of books giving you direction, but until your mind is changed the direction won’t be followed.

 

Before you read the 7 things to think about when it comes to getting organized, I’d like you to pretend I’m one of your guardian angels and you've prayed to get organized and I’ve been assigned to work your case. I love the assignment because I’ve always loved you and to work with you personally is exciting to me!

So, I’m sitting on your chest when you wake up in the morning and I can’t wait to see you open your beautiful eyes so we can start our fabulous day together. But you’re so tired, you miss the joy before you. I should have known that’s how it’d be because you played on the computer until 2:00 am and every time I tried to get you to go to bed, you ignored me. 

When you finally went to bed, I wished you a wonderful night’s sleep, but you didn’t hear me because you conked out before I was finished talking to you. Anyway, now it’s morning and you stagger to the bathroom, tripping over shoes you left in the pathway to the toilet. (I was able to block your fall.) By the way, I love to hear you swear! We don’t get to do it here in heaven, so it’s fun to hear (sort of like when you first tried out a swear word when your mom wasn’t close enough to hear).

As your days progress I try to get a few words in edgewise. Little suggestions like, “Look at your calendar Love,” “Get a drink of water Sweet One,” “That job won’t be that bad, put your timer on for 15 minutes and start Darling,” “Don’t take that comment personally, what he thinks of you is none of your business,” oh and “God loves you,” “I love you,” and “Please be kind to yourself Blessed One.” 

Sometimes you listen and take my guidance, but most times you just don’t hear me or you say, “I’m too busy, too tired or I don’t have time. (I really get a kick out of that last one!  I wish you knew how funny you are when you say, “I don’t have time.” LOL My Adorable One, you have all the time in the world.)

All day, every day I am there and I’ve watched you struggle with this lack of direction for years and years. Your team of angels has led you to the House Fairy and Club Organized and it’s because of us you read, if or when you read Sidetracked Home Executives, and The Joy of Being Disorganized. But I can’t really help you until you let me. Until then I just have to wait, but remember I have all the time in the world too and there is no pressure. 

Mind you, while I wait, I keep myself busy. I’m here to love you and surround you with light which is a fulltime job. Oh, and I’m constantly on the lookout for things that’ll make you laugh, get you to dance, sing and play because when you’re busy enjoying your life you are one with God and that joyful energy lights up the planet.

By the way, you are here to enjoy the ride and I’m like your personal tour guide with wings. Now you can read Pam’s 7 things to think about.

 

 

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Topics: On Being Organized / Disorganized, De-Cluttering, Happiness

How 5 Zones of Housecleaning Work

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 5, 2017 11:18:32 AM

 

In this video, I explain how the zones work to help you stay on track with housecleaning. Inspired by the Sidetracked Home Executives, the zones help you focus on one room at a time. Flylady's Flight Plan is the SHE Zone plan. We gave Flylady permission to use it to help you be organized in your home and if you get her Flight Plan but are still confused about how it works, this short video will help.  

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Funny video by a 16-year-old

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 4, 2017 12:56:38 PM

When information comes across my desk, err, onto my computer screen and it tickles me to the point of LingOL I just have to share it with you.

Kathy Roberts (The Tidy Tudor), my good friend in New Jersey whom I collaborated with a couple of months ago with our Get Organized webinar (thank you to all of you who joined us), was telling me about her grandson who received a video camera and editing software for Christmas last year and is really, really good at using it. Her reason to tell me was that she suggested we use him to video our upcoming seminar in New Jersey so we'll have a video to share in addition to the real seminar (more to come on date and how to sign up for it). 

To show me his abilities, Kathy sent me a YouTube link of a 4-minute documentary he produced. Well, it was such a funny video, I felt this young man needs to be watched. I'll warn you in advance, it has nothing to do with getting organized, but then a lot of what I send you doesn't these days. I'm an up lifter and I know getting organized is uplifting in itself, but there's way more to life than being organized. So let yourself be sidetracked and enjoy the humor and creativity of Daniel Large! Just click on the air balloon and watch.

Have a wonderful day. If you enjoyed the video, please share it with someone whom you think would enjoy it too.

Love,

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House Fairy De-clutters a Real Child's Bedroom

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 4, 2017 5:43:00 AM

 

 

 

 

Have you found that the biggest problem with kids’ messy bedrooms is too much stuff? The main reason they are is because children not only physically grow quarterly they mentally and emotionally do too! That means they not only grow out of their clothes, they outgrow their books and toys. With the start of this new quarter, this is a good time to check in and get all the clothes, toys and books they’ve outgrown out of their rooms.

We, as parents, need to be on top of what they’re wearing, playing with and reading. Generally the clothes on chairs, beds and floors are the clothes they are currently wearing and the clothes in the drawers are too small or out of season. As far as what they're currently reading and playing with, that's pretty obvious too. The stuff they're not using is at the bottom of the toy box and stuffed in corners of closets and under beds.

Kids can’t put their clean clothes away in their drawers if they are already stuffed with clothes they don’t wear. They can't put their toys away when shelves are filled with books they don't read, and toy boxes filled with toys they don't play with.

Within the House Fairy Program you'll find the Messy Room Rescue series which was a make-over of a real child’s messy bedroom. Sophie, (the child in the video) is my granddaughter and the mother is my daughter, Peggy. Sophie is now a freshman in college and my hope is she’s learned a lot about keeping a neat room. 

Here's video clip from the series.

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Get High Then Get Organized

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 

 

In order to get organized and run an efficient household you require energy and a desire to follow some kind of plan. A simple plan that directs your days and establishes a routine and habits that serve you, not drag you down. But it’s very hard to follow any plan if you’re down in the dumps. So if you want to stay on top of things, feeling good is really important. 

 

What if you had an indicator that let you know whether you were flying high or sinking into despair? You really do. It’s just invisible to the eye, but you can always stop and “check in.”     

For an example, where would you rate yourself right now. Are you more happy than sad? Are you more anxious than content? Are you more angry than loving? Are you more afraid than feeling safe? 

There’s really little guesswork in knowing how you feel, because you’re wired to know in any given moment. Unfortunately it’s so easy to ignore the signals. We can get so busy we neglect taking time to check in with what’s going on inside.

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