September 19, 2017

How to Keep Small Spaces Organized

Have a closet, drawer, or cabinet in your home that's always disorganized? Learn how to get and keep small spaces organized in just a few steps. These easy tips are great for organizing the closet, bathroom, or kitchen.

 

We all have that one cabinet, closet, or drawer in our home.  You know, the one that you throw yourself in front of when a guest reaches to open it.  You’re so adamant that they keep it closed, they probably think you’ve stuffed a dismembered corpse inside.

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to be embarrassed by that junk drawer?  That entry closet?  That bathroom cabinet?  With an organizational system and a little discipline, you can keep small spaces organized in your home.

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September 12, 2017

How to Create Classy Fall Decor

Tired of tacky Halloween decorations? Check out these tips for creating glamorous, classy fall décor! Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all through fall. Ideas for fabric and jeweled pumpkins, fall vignettes, and fall color palettes!

Do you find yourself wanting to decorate for fall, but feel repelled by the kitschy, hokey feel of some traditional fall or Halloween decorations?  Fear not, my friend.  With a little planning and design know-how (Plus some serious Pinspiration!), you can easily create classy fall décor for your home.
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September 5, 2017

How To: Decorate Pots for Fall

ShowMe Suburban | How to Decorate Pots for Fall

Of all the seasons, fall seems to be the one that gets people most excited.  Maybe it’s because of the striking visual changes that happen in nature during the fall.

The leaves turn to brilliant shades of red, gold, and auburn.  The air gets a little chillier.  And… it’s sweater weather, baby.

I love to usher in fall with a colorful, cheery update to the planter pots on my front porch.  Here’s how I decorate pots for fall!

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August 22, 2017

How to Deal With Nosy Neighbors

ShowMe Suburban | How to Deal With Nosy Neighbors

Neighbors can be great.  They invite us over for coffee, bring a meal by when we’re sick, lend us their power tools.  (Hopefully we give them back!)

But every once in a while, you run into a neighbor who’s a little too… nosy.

She asks for more information than you’re willing to share.  She seems very observant.  She’s always around.

So how do you deal with nosy neighbors?  You can’t allow yourself to be forced into oversharing forever.

There are a few steps you can take to respond effectively to nosy neighbors, without making things awkward going forward.  Let’s take a look!

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Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

ShowMe Suburban | Be Prepared for Anything at Work: The Ultimate Guide

Do you ever have those moments at work where a completely avoidable wardrobe or hygiene fail threatens to derail your day?

  • You spilled coffee all over your dress, and the assistant regional something-or-other is visiting the office today.
  • You got to work, only to realize you forgot to brush your teeth.
  • You’re due to give a presentation in 10 minutes, and you’re so nervous that you’re pitting out your blouse.

Don’t let these events throw you off your game and ruin your day.  Stock your desk with some supplies in advance, and you’ll be prepared for anything at work.

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August 1, 2017

Easy Ways to Encourage Personal Growth Each Week

ShowMe Suburban | Easy Ways to Encourage Personal Growth

I’m guessing you’re busy.

As in, sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe.  Working late, taking the kids here and there, dealing with the endless stream of issues that pop up every day.

Sometimes we get so busy just trying to get it all done.  Checking off all the boxes.  Crossing things off the to-do list.

Getting stuff done is great – I’m a big believer in achievement and taking action.  But what good is checking off all those boxes if you’re the in the same place at the end of the week?  What good is achievement to you as a woman if it isn’t a transformative experience?

Unless you take deliberate steps to learn and grow as a person, you’re stuck at point A in terms of personal development.

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July 18, 2017

Four Easy Ways to Find Your Ideal Volunteer Opportunity

ShowMe Suburban | 4 Easy Ways to Find Your Ideal Volunteer Opportunity

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Unknown.

Volunteers provide almost immeasurable value to not-for-profit organizations (As I wrote about in this post).  However, with the right volunteer opportunity, the experience can be just as valuable for the volunteer!  Today, I’m helping you find the ideal volunteer opportunity for you.

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