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Earbud Yo-Yo Winner and Review

Monica Ricci wrote a product review on her blog awhile back about the earbud yo-yo along with a give away offer.

It was perfect timing because just before reading Monica's blog I was saying to my husband how much I hate how the iPhone earbuds get all tangled up. Takes me several minutes to untangle and by then I've worked up a good sweat. Well, I wrote a similar comment on Monica's blog and I was one of the winners! I was excited because I rarely win anything--not one of those lucky people!

The earbud yo-yo arrived last week and I've been trying it out. I agree with Monica's 'pros' about the earbud yo yo. She said, "First of all, they're small and cute! They're about an inch square and about 1/2 inch thick. They come in translucent colors, opaque colors, and decorative designs such as animal prints, a soccer ball, stars and stripes, checkered flag, camo, and tie-dye. I have the one called Swirls. The Earbud Yo-Yo is easy to use and to my absolu…

Weekly Menu

Tuesday - Baby Back Ribs; Coleslaw; Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday - Roasted Chicken; Green Beans and Almonds; CousCous

Thursday - Chicken Ceasar Salad; Garlic Bread

Friday - Pasta with Peas, Shallots and Herbs (pesto)

Saturday - Halibut with Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Sunday - Flank Steak with Summar Squash and Pine Nuts

Monday - Curry Chicken; Rice; Asparagus

Let the Pros Handle It - Kiplinger's Report

Picked up this tidbit of information from the NAPO member online chat and thought I would share it:

Professional Organizers and NAPO got a nice little plug in the June issue of Kiplinger's "Simplify Your Life" article. Here's the quote from "Let the Pros Handle It:"

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER. Tame your pack-rat tendencies, maximize your closet space, help prepare boxes for a move or set up a system for filing paperwork. Cost: $40 to $200 per hour, or by flat fee per project.

There's an abbreviated version of the article online at

Happy Mother's Day!

Here are the lyrics to the crazy new video Total Momsense and listen/view her singing it here:

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here's your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where's your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don't forget you got to feed the cat
Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it's the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don't forget your piano lesson is this afternoon
So you must play
Don't shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don't play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don't forget to share

Weekly Menu

This week I am making use of a family size package of chicken breasts and chicken thighs that I got on sale.

Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli with Rice Noodles

Wednesday: BBQ Shredded Chicken and Onions Wrap with Coleslaw

Thursday: Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas with Green Salad

Friday: Pasta with Chicken and Alfredo Sauce and Broccoli

Saturday: Asparagus Frittata with Green Salad

Sunday: Beef Roast with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus with Almonds

Monday: My daughter's Gotcha Day - her choice but she hasn't told me yet.

*What's a Gotcha Day? The day she came home (adopted).

Interview by Susan Creel with Anne Blumer

Success Driven Woman Interview Series Presents:
Anne Blumer, Professional Organizer
Owner and Founder of SolutionsForYou, Inc.

May 13, 2009 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Registration Cost: FREE

Sign up now to learn:

•Anne's story and how she became such a success!
•Which obstacles she encountered and how she overcame them.
•Tips on getting organized in your own home/office.
•How to get started on a project and how to KEEP it organized!
•Much, much more!

There will also be time for a Q&A session at the end. Get your questions ready!

SPECIAL BONUS: Anne will be giving away TWO File Solutions Home Filing Systems!! ($32.95 each value!)