RIP Piper

Posted by MegaCalendars on 1/4/2018
RIP Piper
Local Traverse City hero to dogs everywhere, Piper the Airport Dog passes away.  

Which ones?

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 8/1/2016
As we're about to stock the 2017 calendars, we have too many to choose from. So we need your help figuring out which calendars are truly in demand. We trust your taste in calendars to guide our inventory selection.

So could you please click on the category that speaks the most to you... 

Clearing Out

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 1/14/2016
Hi Everyone!

We all have one.  That one place where everything you don't know what to do with gets stashed.  Get it off the desk or off the counter but put it somewhere out of sight.  Item after item builds until you have a junk drawer or a junk closet that has gotten woefully unmanageable and seems to have solidified itself as a fixture in your household.

Take a Day Off

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 12/18/2015
Hi Friends,

One of the things we are all tempted to do during the holiday season is to over schedule ourselves and our family.  Although it may not seem as if there is enough time to do everything on your to-do lists, rest assured that when the big day arrives, everything will be done.  Our suggestion to you this year is to take a day off.  What does this mean actually? 

Heroes Past and Present

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 12/7/2015
Hi Everyone,

Seventy four years ago the United States entered World War II with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese.  There are fewer and fewer people that are alive today that remember that day - either those that were in the military or civilians.

Taking Notes

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 12/4/2015
Hi Friends,

Are you a visual learner?  I am.  Things, dates, reminders are much easier for me to remember when I write them down.  Not enter them into my PDA, but when I physically write them down. 

Thanksiving Wishes

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 11/26/2015
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Just wanted to drop a quick post in between basting and baking to let you know of a little trick I've found to keep the day running smoothly.

When I write out my Thanksgiving menu

Light Fantastic

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 11/20/2015
Hi Everyone!

Have you ever found a tangled mess when you opened up your holiday lights from the previous year?  That was the norm around here until an old friend told us about a simple way to keep your lights organized.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 11/15/2015
Hi Friends,

It is about this time of year that I start to feel a time pressure to get going on my holiday preparations.  I know that I have weeks to do things, but the very fact that there is a time limit puts a sense of urgency/dread/panic into the equation.  This feeling also takes away some of the enjoyment of the season for me.  This year, I want to savor every experience, marvel at the wonder and generally enjoy the preparations instead of getting tied in a knot about them.

Storage Wars

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 11/14/2015
Hi Friends,

This morning I pulled out all the boxes where I've stored all our holiday decorations.  In the past, I have organized them by room, by function and a dozen other ways and I still struggle each year to find the exact item that I want.

I have been searching all day for a new solution and I think I have found the answer

Helping Out

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 11/2/2015
Hi Everyone,
Have you starting thinking about the holidays yet?  I have.  This year, however, I am going to do something that I haven't done before.  I am going to plan ahead and volunteer for some charitable activities now, instead of waiting until the last minute.
We usually get drafted to help out with a church or pantry activity.  Last year, we delivered turkey dinners to 4 families around our area who were homebound.  This is one of our favorite things to do on Thanksgiving Day.

Working Together

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 10/29/2015
Dear Friends,

Have you heard the old adage 'many hands make light work'?  This is something my grandmother used to tell us when we had a particularly huge mess to clean up after Thanksgiving dinner or birthday festivities.  And she was right, the work did seem to go much faster and was more fun because everyone pitched in.  Did you know that the ability to work with others well is one of the traits of highly successful people?

First Things First

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 10/28/2015

Hi Friends,

Did you know that your brain is at its sharpest in the morning? If you have ever wondered when the best time to get things done is, try rearranging your schedule to put the important or difficult tasks ahead of all else and do them in the morning.

Seriously, Folks

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 10/14/2015

Dear Friends,

Do you take yourself seriously? I know it is very easy sometimes to slip into a phase where we just don't believe in ourselves or value our work or our time enough. This is one of the characteristics that really successful people possess: they believe in themselves and the work that they do. They take their goals and aspirations seriously and work towards them at every opportunity.

One Place

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 10/13/2015

Hi Everyone,

We have spoken here quite often about clutter and what it does to undermine your efforts to get organized, but also how it robs you of precious time. Today's post is about keeping your schedule in one place. This is one of the characteristics of highly successful people that we have also been discussing in the last few posts. Having parts of your schedule at home, other parts at work, other parts on a mobile device - all of these contribute to schedule clutter and makes you work too hard at finding out what it is that you really need to get done today or where you need to be at 4 pm.

Opportunity Knocks

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 9/30/2015

Hi Friends,

Hope your week has been good. We had a storm over the weekend and it felled some small trees and branches. It caused us to spend some time in the yard doing cleanup that we normally wouldn't have even thought of doing for another couple of weeks. It got me thinking about the series I have been doing on the habits of highly successful people. One of those habits is that they work when they don't have to. We cleaned up the yard when we didn't have to and it feels pretty good to have this done.

Don't Panic

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 9/21/2015

Hi Everyone,

Hope everybody had a great weekend. We had delightful weather and we spent a lot of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the comfortable temperatures. Amazing what one can accomplish when the environment is conducive to getting things done!

Good Habits

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 9/18/2015

Hi Friends,

Ever wonder why some people achieve greatness and others, equally as talented and equally as smart, do not? A study was done recently that profiled the schedules of very successful people - people that have built huge business empires or reached the pinnacle of success in their chosen field.

Back To School Organization Tips

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 9/14/2015

Hi Everyone,

Now that school has started again and the kids are out of the house for hours at a time, it is probably a good time to address the additional clutter that comes with starting a new school year. New school supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, paper and thumb drives need their own place. Each item should have an assigned location in your child's desk or wherever they do their homework. Store like items together so that if a red pen is required, there is only one place to look for said item and so on.

Things to Do

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 8/27/2015
Hi Friends, Now that Tucker has started school again, it is time for me to get going on some of the activities that I have put off all summer long. There is a lot on that list of things I have to do, and organizing them into tasks versus projects is job one.

Organizing Ways

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 8/12/2015
Hi Everyone, Been a busy summer around much rain and so many things to do that keep getting postponed because it is just too wet! Being inside for days on end gets one to thinking about things that impact life. I began to pull together some thoughts recently about how staying organized can really help your days, and your life, run more smoothly.

Star Power

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 7/1/2015
Hi Everyone, Time is sure flying by since school let out. It seems that the day just begins and then it's 3 pm already. There is so much to do in the summer and just not enough hours in the day to get it done. Fortunately, it has stayed light outside until way past 9 so that our yard chores can be done after dinner instead of before.

Water, Water

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 6/29/2015
Hi Everyone, With all the rain we have had here in the Midwest, it seems that our yard will never dry out. When that happens, there is always the possibility that we will get basement seepage which is a whole new problem in an of its own.

Plan Ahead

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 6/23/2015
Hi Everyone, It's during this time of year that we take stock of what we've done during the first half of the year in order to plan better for the second half. There is always room for improvement especially when it comes to staying on top of things...and even more so if you have children whose schedule and needs seem to take precedence over all and where urgent matters seem to pop up at the most inopportune times.

Make Father's Day

Posted by Rebekka Quinn on 6/21/2015
Hi Friends, While looking through Facebook posts today, I was struck by how many of our friends thought to post about their fathers, both living and not. It is a rather small gesture, but it was obvious that these people were truly missing their dads today. Others took photos of their families and extended families with dad and I know that someday, they will be very glad they took the time to pull everyone together for a brief moment captured in pixels.

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