Get Organized! 

So many people say they thrive under chaos! My experience is that when I am organized I feel a sense of calm, openness & peace.  Caption: My organized closet which included a big boot organizing project this past fall. We converted a bedroom to our closet so that we could have enough space to store…

Vision Board 2017

On this New Year’s Eve, I’d like to share my 2017 Vision Board with you guys. It is my ritual to complete my board on the last day of each year in preparation for the New Year. My Vision Board lives above my desk in my home office. Remember that the things you place on…

Project: Organize Boots

My boots were all jumbled up in one of those cheap plastic containers. It came with a lid & you couldn’t see inside of it, so it hid the clutter, but getting dressed was irritating. I’m a visual person. I like to see my options & then make a decision from there. I also blame…

Self-Care Commercial…

Self-care doesn’t have to be extravagant… One of the hardest lessons for me as an entrepreneur, was learning to pause. When we first started Donda’s House, I would literally work 12 – 16+ hour days for 7 days straight. I caught colds. Had back problems. Always felt like things were out of control… We just…

Moon In Virgo

This weekend, I looked into my astrological chart and learned that my moon is in Virgo. My zodiac sign is Capricorn/Aquarius because I was born on the cusp. I learned that the moon really expresses our needs.  Here is what I learned about my moon:  With the Moon in the practical and systematic sign of…

The Quest for the Perfect Carry-On

I do a lot of travel and have yet to find the perfect carry-on bag! Here are the bags that I’ve tried so far: Longchamp ‘Le Pliage Neo Large’ Tote Retailer: Nordstrom PROS: (1) Beautiful Color (2) Durable External Material (3) Versatility – Can be dressed up or down . CONS: (1) Straps are too…

Necklace Organization

I was very much inspired by my stylist to organize my jewelry. My necklaces were on hangers and in general it was a bad situation. So much so that I didn’t even take a before pic lol. Enter this beauty from Amazon.com. It’s called the MyGift 15 Inch Metal 30 Hook Necklace Holder. I purchased…

Planner Format: Weekly, Daily or Both?

This one is a twofer. I had two major grant applications due on Thursday and Friday, so I wasn’t able to upload the #PlanWithMeChallengeDecember blog posts. So here they are! I sprinkled a little extra to make up for lost time. Day 4: Weekly, Daily or Both?  I use the weekly format in my planner…

Planning Routine

Here is Day 3 of my #PlanWithMeChallengeDecember and it’s all about my Planning Routine. I broke it down into what I do daily, weekly, monthly. My planner goes with me everywhere! The only time I don’t have it with me is when I go out & carry a clutch. DAILY I check my planner when…

Tips To Better Manage Your Time…

I use both a paper planner (Kate Spade Wellesley, that I purchased on Amazon) and a digital calendar (Google Calendar). On Instagram there is an entire community where we share photos, tips, etc. I’m a huge Scrapbooker, and Planning (with a paper planner) is just like that because there are stickers, accessories and all kinds…

Urge to Purge

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a Merry one. We don’t do the whole gift thing, but we did host a fabulous Christmas Dinner with our family and friends! During this time of year I always get the “urge to purge.” This year it started about a week ago with our linen closer…

Did You Know You Can Schedule Your Social Media Posts?

Thanks to the recommendation of my colleague & BMWK Founder Lamar Tyler, I discovered Hoot Suite. Hoot Suite is a social media management tool that allows businesses and organizations to manage social media posts. The best part about Hoot Suite for me, is that you can schedule your posts to update at any time in…