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Happy New Year! 2022

Posted by Pam Young

Jan 4, 2022 7:22:23 PM




I’m bursting to tell you about our New Year’s Eve Party because it was THE MOST FANTASTIC party I’ve ever thrown or attended! It was rather spur-of-the-moment, but you SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives) know the beauty of “the spur.”

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The way it worked out, all our kids and grandkids were able to attend! So many of our friends all over the US joined us, I don’t have a count!

After being so sick most of December and then rallying right before Christmas, by New Year’s Eve our home could have been used for a set on a Hallmark Christmas movie, it was so festive. Our tree was to the ceiling, dripping in diamond, emerald and ruby lights and my dress! Well! Red silk, floor-length with a slit just to my knee, tightly fitting, showing off my very slim body (caused by my thyroid condition). I looked stunning!

 We had a string ensemble from the Oregon Symphony playing a long list of my favorite holiday songs, a scrumptious buffet, with lobster and a baron of beef catered by a company in Portland, Oregon that had escaped the riots and was thriving. All our guests were told it was black tie, so the place was humming with tuxedos and beautiful gowns. I declared the party a “no mask” affair so we could see what our guest’s mouths were doing; something that’s been missing for a couple of years.

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Folding Sheets is a Waste of Time

Posted by Pam Young

Dec 29, 2021 12:45:48 PM


A BO (Born Organized) could never do what's in this video. It would drive her crazy.


But we lucky SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives) have no problem doing this.  

Women are notorious for neglecting self-care in lieu of caring for others and when asked if they are selfish about taking care of themselves, most cringe and say, “no.” The cringe comes from guilt knowing they should have free time for themselves. There are two parts to this: one is you need to know what you’re going to do when you take time out (I'll go into that another day) and two you need to make time for the time outs. Here's just one way to make time. Watch the video and then give it a try. It's actually fun!! And it'll save time you could use to play.


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Topics: Organization

Merry Three Days After Christmas!

Posted by Pam Young

Dec 28, 2021 7:00:43 PM

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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The Happy Christmas

Posted by Pam Young

Dec 25, 2021 6:00:00 AM




I found this video in the archives and thought it'd be fun to send it out. All these "babies"are adults! It seems like yesterday we spent the day playing with this as a gift to their parents.

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Maggie is Our New Marketing Director

Posted by Pam Young

Dec 4, 2021 4:45:39 PM


We've hired our labrodoodle to help us market our products! Today she's modeling the "Stick it Right on the Money Gift Giving Kit" stickers. The stickers disguise currancy and help you give money as a gift for all special occasions. The stickers are gentle and don't harm the money or Maggie's curls.

We think she's so adorable that you'll want to share this blog with your friends and family and then they'll learn about this great product.Stick it Right on the Money

Giving money for Christmas this year solves many potential problems: empty shelves, backed up inventory and worry your gifts will get here in time to wrap and give. Many of my friends are buying two "Stick it Right on the Money Gift-Giving Kits," one to use to give money and one as a gift in itself for a busy mom or grandmother.  


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Exciting Life in a 3-Bedroom Ranch

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 27, 2021 5:10:49 PM


Young people don’t have bucket lists.There’s just too much they want to do to bother making a list. Besides, young people are too busy with NOW to think much about TOMORROWS. They’ll also discover as they age, they could never imagine some of the stuff they’ll do, without it ever appearing on a list. Like this duck who never dreamed he'd swim with the flamingos, and ended up doing it without it being on his bucket list.

My bucket list is getting shorter (like that duck's legs), but it’s a good thing. I’m finding out, I cross off been-there-done-that stuff faster than I’m adding more to do.  


Then there are those desires that gradually fade in time. For example, I carried around a wish for fifty years that I’m “happily” crossing off my bucket list, not because I did it, but because now I don’t want to. With just a little thought I got to the bottom of why it’s been such a perennial desire. ADVERTISING & MARKETING!

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Get Organized Keep it a Secret

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 14, 2021 4:18:09 PM



When I got organized in the late seventies, I decided to keep it a secret from my husband, kids, parents and best friend. I’d read that when you want to make an important transitional change in your life, keep it to yourself and wait for “them” to come to you and say, “What’s happened to you?” or ”You seem happier and you’re always on time lately, what’s up?”

What I discovered by keeping my mouth shut on my plans was I had more energy! There was a certain excitement in “my secret.” Also, those closest to us have heard us talk about needing to change, wanting to change and planning to change, so to make a chronic announcement, “This year, I’m going to get organized,” “lose weight” or “budget and get out of debt,” your friends and family are liable to say, “Yeah, sure Martha, what’s new?”

I also think there is power in sharing your intentions with those who have the same goal. I’m so thankful for the platform I've been able to create so we can help each other and share our triumphs as well as our failings. I’m just talking about keeping it a secret from our loved ones, until the results start to show up.


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Topics: get organized

What Goes Down Must Come UP!

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 2, 2021 3:48:38 PM




Take some advice from an old lady; what goes down, must come up. I’m not talking about the “I fell down and I can’t get up,” commercial for some kind of alarm device, (although it’s probably a good thing to have when you’re old) I’m talking about stairs and hills.

I’ve been recovering from Grave’s disease for the last month and a half and my physical body has gotten happier and happier with the drug I’m taking. I’ve gone from, ‘oh, I’ve got to go downstairs to my office, which means I have to go back up later,’ to being thought-free on the stairs. I actually feel like my “old” old self and it’s wonderful!

Here’s what prompted this blog. I woke up frisky. It was a gorgeous day! 70 degrees. With fall in the air, I always get special prompts to get outside and soak up the start of the season. There was a breeze, and the leaves were starting to rustle in the wind more, because they’re drying out. Have you every noticed that? Green, summer leaves rustle too, but not like tired, old leaves that are ready to turn color and fly.

For two years, Jim, our next-door neighbor, has been working on his property that runs between our homes. He cut down lots of maple trees (they’re like weeds in the northwest) that were threatening our views and cleared trails down to the stream. We’d hear the chainsaw and the weed eater for hours. He turned a rugged ravine into a manicured park in two short years.


Every time we’d see him, we’d rave about how much work he’d done, how beautiful his property looked and how much our view had improved. He’d talk about all that he’d done that we couldn’t see from our vantage point.

Because of my health issues over the last two years, heart surgery, hip surgery, pacemaker implant and then the Graves disease (because of a drug I had to take for the heart problem), I could only visit his work in my imagination.


But on that beautiful day, I felt ready to go see what Jim had accomplished. I dragged Terry and Maggie with me! (Well Maggie didn’t’ get dragged, she was thrilled with the whole adventure.)

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Help! I'm Technically Hindered!

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 1, 2021 11:46:26 AM


Three steps to hook up! HAH!


I don’t know about you, but I’m technically impeded. I can’t say it’s a genetic issue as my parents didn’t have to submit themselves to this technological torture by having to read instructions that are translated from Chinese to English by some 19-year-old anti-American Communist.

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FIRE! What Would You Grab?

Posted by Pam Young

Sep 26, 2021 10:58:02 PM

What was your answer? I'd grab my Cuisinart. (I'd grab Maggie, but if the flames weren't too much, I'd go back in and get my Cuisinart.)

Did you like Oprah's favorite things show she used to do? She still does it in some magazine, but I'm not sure which one. It's fun to see what she likes and so I thought I'd tell you what I like (not like I think I'm an Oprah). 

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