Services Available:

Call Cari today to book your group's presentation - she has taught a variety of topics to MOPS, CSPOMS, Sertoma and other organizations and can suggest a talk for your needs. Or, gather a group of friends and have your own personal workshop in the privacy of your home for as little as $50! Ask about this month's special on Staging for sale or living, her low hourly rate for organizing, assistance with real estate marketing and purchases, Family Manager coaching, and her favorite new system for paper control.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Busy Mom's Guide to a Happy, Organized Life

On Tuesday, ten ladies began a study of Kathy Peel's latest book. Judging from the lively discussion, each took something valuable from the first meeting.
We meet from 9-11:15 a.m. at Chapel Hills Baptist Church, 2025 Parliament.
It's not too late to join us! Just contact me to find out how.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upcoming Cordera Community Center event

Bring your lunch to 11894 Grand Lawn Circle at noon on September 16 or October 14, and eat while you learn! I will provide useful tips on how to prepare homes to sell for more money in less time. This is a FREE informational event, so bring a friend along as we explore these secrets!
Would you like to receive staging tips on YOUR home listing? Please email your photos to by the previous Friday. I will address your photos during the event and provide tips specific to your listing. All attendees will be automatically registered for a $15 discount off their next staging service provided by me (must be used within 30 days of the event). Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Meeting the McCains and Gov. Palin

On Saturday, September 6, my family had the opportunity to meet and even speak with John McCain, Sarah Palin and Cindy McCain at a rally here in Colorado Springs. (Please see photos, below and to the right.)
After leaving home at 8am and working our way through the security checkpoint at 9:30, we staked our spot along the fence separating us from the taxiway. The two campaign aircraft, one a Boeing 737 and the other was an Embraer 190, were already parked. The 737, which they ultimately boarded a few hours later as we watched, was only about 15 yards from us.
After their speeches, the Secret Service and local police officers took their places. From black Suburbans, out stepped the McCains and Gov. Palin to thunderous applause and much waving of the flags previously discarded by the DNC.
Moments later, Sen. McCain was thanking my husband, Rod, for his military service - before Rod even had the chance to say the same to him. Touching the VIP detachment patch on Rod's flight jacket, Sen. McCain told Mrs. McCain, "Look." Dressed in bright green and orange, Mrs. McCain also thanked Rod for his service. I told Mrs. McCain that I am an adopted child and that I had enjoyed hearing her adoption story very much.
As Gov. Palin approached next, I noticed that she is even prettier in person than on TV. She also seems slimmer - how, with a four-month-old?!? Seeing our six-year-old Erin, she stopped and asked for her name. When Erin replied, Gov. Palin proceeded to ask her age. The three also met our 12-year-old, Bethany, who was busy snapping cell phone photos. Now, if I can just learn how to extract those photos . . . I may not, so ask me to show them to you on my phone if you see me! Growing up, I was told I could be anything I wanted to be. Being a mother is definitely tops on my list, especially now that I've experienced motherhood with my two precious girls. (Helping families get organized is up there, too.) Now, my girls have seen first hand what opportunities await women in this great country of ours. Please encourage the girls in your life, especially those approaching voting age, not to take these opportunities for granted.

Fellow Clutter Cutters!