Everyone loves fresh squeezed orange juice and the taste of real lemon juice in recipes. But citrus can be used for more beyond simply eating the fruit. In honor of our recent workshop with John Panzarella at the Kingwood Garden Center, here are 10 ways to use citrus in your home.
In the past several years, Texas trees have taken a heavy hit from fire blight. It is a condition causing leaves to brown and dry up resulting from a bacterial infection. The leaves look like they have been scorched by fire, thus the name “fire blight.”1
We've reached the New Year. A turn of the calendar which causes many of us think back on the year that has been and, of course, eagerly await the year to be. Over the last few weeks there have been a many festivities, gatherings, shared meals, and high expectations. In the aftermath of this comes “holiday remorse” and a series of grand, sweeping resolutions.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed at holiday time. There’s so many activities, so much to accomplish and so many ways to get off track. Added together, these take away holiday fun. Staying focused on holiday joy requires holiday organizing. Choose one of these 8 simple tips for less stress this holiday season.
Holiday time is almost here! November begins our holiday celebrations with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and New Year's Eve. Our holidays bring amazing joy and lots to do at our homes. Doing just a little decluttering makes it easier to decorate your home and helps you feel prepared. Spend on hour on one of these four areas to help you get prepared for your most memorable holiday
The holiday season is just around the corner! That means there's a lot to be done in a short time. The holidays are about giving and sharing, as well as helping those in our community.
Plan your holiday season with a big paper month-at-a-glance calendar or the google calendar online. Knowing your upcoming commitments and plans keeps you from double booking. Review it weekly to keep on track with purchasing gifts and making goodies. Set deadlines on your calendar to get it all complete.
It all starts with lists.
In the fall we start back on our regular routines of school and work. Your car is your office on the go and your home away from home! Whether you are a professional going to work or a busy mom or dad carpooling, having an organized vehicle can make the difference in your travels.
Think about what items you will need as you travel. We all need tissues, first aid kit, car insurance, and a flashlight just in case. What is needed for other travelers? Busy families may need books or toys. Travel for work may require business products and files. Take a few minutes to plan and write a list of needs for you and your family.
It's August and you and your kids are counting down the days until school begins again. Start the year off right with some easy steps to prepare for the first day. A little preparation goes a long way throughout the school year.
It is time to schedule all those back to school doctor, dental and eye glass appointments. It can take up to 2 weeks so call now for the best time. Many athletic departments require physicals and it is important to have an updated immunization record. Be proactive and get these dates on your calendar. Remember to get an extra copy for your files too! Schedule other groom essentials like haircuts and more too.
Slow to start, hard to complete, lose interest, can't get it perfect? These are some of the stresses of productivity and ADD. Having some tools to work through these challenges can help.
Know your strengths and work from your strengths. Have the best possible match for your work. Creativity, being in the moment, and being a people person are often strengths for people with ADD. Also an intense curiosity and love of information are common. Tedious, every day tasks are usually not. Whatever your strengths, capitalize on them in your work.
Create partnerships that work for you. It can include an administrative assistant, a colleague, or technology. The interaction with your partner will help you get started and the accountability will help you finish. Be sure to ask for help in addition if you need this from a professional organizer, an ADD coach or a productivity consultant.
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