Week-At-A-Glance…November 9-20, 2015

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Written by Clearissa Coward
From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center – Week-at-a-Glance

Another week has passed and it’s time again for my weekly roundup. This has been a great week. I didn’t get a chance to get any hands-on projects done again this week, but I did write a bit and I had a chance to get away for a few days with hubs to celebrate our anniversary. So although getting away was totally worth it, and we had a great time. Being away and unplugged is not so good for a blogger’s schedule. 🙂 That is why this roundup encompasses two weeks of articles instead of one.

I hope you all are enjoying the latest series added to the command center and I hope the quick and easy organization weekly tips will be helpful. I am thinking of eventually pulling them all together in an eBook for you guys. That way, you will not have to search to find a tip you may want to revisit or share with a friend. Hold on it’s coming. 🙂

I hope that if any of you think your friends or family can benefit from the Command Center’s tips and projects, that you will recommend the site and ask them to subscribe as well. When you do that and your friend/family actually subscribe drop me a line and I will make sure you get a special gift from the Command Center to you for being such a great follower and ambassador.

As always, I thank you all for showing up every week and for following my projects. I wish I could explain to you how appreciated you are. In the meantime, please enjoy my posts from last two weeks and have a prosperous and productive weekend. Week-at-a-glance for November 9 – November 20, 2015.

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Divinely Organized – Four Easy and Inexpensive Centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Table

I realize I started off slow this week and I apologize. But Hubs and I celebrated our anniversary over a long weekend at Edisto Island and Charleston, SC. We had a ball, but, of course, having a ball wrecks havoc on a blogger’s schedule. But not to worry, I promise to make it up to you and today is the beginning of my makeup process.You are going to fall in love with the following Centerpieces for your Thanksgiving Table.

My Blogger Buddy, or BB if you prefer, has graciously come over to share some of her delightful choices for your Thanksgiving table. My BB, Patricia Leitao, is a talented and creative blogger who writes for homeyou.com, a company that connects homeowners to reliable, affordable and professional contractors for their home improvement projects. She and her partner, Kelly Mahan, has pulled together 4 of her favorite Thanksgiving centerpieces from some of her favorite BBs.

I am thrilled with what Patricia and Kelly have pulled together for us, and I think you will be as well. They truly capture the essence of my readers and have chosen pieces that you can create on a budget. She knows that over here at the Command Center, we are very budget conscious. J Enjoy the article and be sure to leave a message for me and/or Patricia and Kelly with your favorite centerpiece from this article. I love them all but because I have a long table, I think my favorite is number 2. Enjoy!

Super Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces to Wow Your Guests

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. While you’re considering which dressing to make for your turkey, don’t forget to dress up your dining table. Whether you think there isn’t enough time to make an elaborate Thanksgiving table centerpiece or you feel like you don’t have the creativity to make your own, take inspiration from these 4 super simple centerpieces. They’re quick, easy, cheap, and will be sure to wow your dinner guests.

Fall Produce in a Glass Bowl Centerpiece

Photo courtesy of http://www.free-home-decorating-ideas.com/thanksgiving-table-decorations.html

The is the ultimate simple Thanksgiving centerpiece, perfect for round or smaller tables. Gather up some fall produce – corn, Indian corn, mini pumpkins or one large pumpkin, and some squash. You can use real produce if you want or you can use faux produce from your local craft store. Put the produce in a glass trifle bowl and you’re done! If you want to go a step farther, glue a wide strip of burlap around your trifle bowl for an extra layer of fall flair. Read the entire article here.

Written by Clearissa Coward

Divinely Organized – Weekly Organization Tip – Week of November 11, 2015

What Can You Do Today to be More Organized Tomorrow?

I thought it would be a good idea to begin a “Quick Tip of the Week” focused on organization from Divinely Organized. I hope you are enjoying the tips so far. Your responses have been positive. Keep them coming. I really appreciate how supportive you guys are. If you missed the previous articles, you can find them here and here. These are not long articles. They are quick reminders of minor things you can add to your daily routine to keep your home, sometimes your car and office space organized. 🙂

They will be quick tips and to some, they may seem quite obvious, but you would be surprised how just a nudge can help someone get and stay on the organizational track.

For this week, I would like to give you a quick tip for keeping your bathroom clean, tidy and organized. And the tip for this week is (drum roll please)…How to keep your bathroom vanity, sinks and mirrors tidy all week long. It may seem like a lot, but in actuality, all three can be tidied up daily in 5 minutes or less. Are you with me?

First of all you will need to keep a spray bottle of glass cleaner or if you clean green, vinegar under your bathroom sink. You will also need a roll of paper towel handy.  I, personally, keep a spray bottle of glass cleaner under my sink and a paper towel roll hangs from the inside under-the-sink cabinet door. The paper towels come in handy for a ton of things and that’s why I keep a roll upstairs and of course downstairs in the kitchen and in the powder room for guests. Read he entire article here. 

Take Charge of Your Holiday Season…Organize Your Time

Written by Clearissa Coward/Divinely Organized

I don’t know about you, but for me, once we pass Halloween, the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays sort of all run together in a blur of hustle and bustle. We can barely get rid of all of the Thanksgiving leftovers before it’s time for another party and another party, and then a huge Christmas dinner and then blink and the New Year is upon us. So with that in mind, I decided last year to be a bit more organized and methodical in my methods of getting through the holiday season this year. This year I intend to enjoy the season without getting overwhelmed and spending most of my holiday season cooking, cleaning, shopping and stressing. Big emphasis on not “stressing!”

In order to get a head start on the holidays, I have already begun the planning and have even executed some of my plans. Here is my plan. You will notice I have included dates of completion. With dates in place, I will not have the option to procrastinate. I have a set dates of completion and I “must” meet my deadlines. The secret is to be true to your list and stick to your plan. Read the entire article and get the checklist here.

I hope you are enjoying the weekly posts, projects as well as the weekly round-up. Be sure to come back next week for more Lifestyle articles including Organizing on a Budget, home refreshes, soulful life experiences, virtual assistant tips, Health & Beauty tidbits, and even Avon product updates from time to time. Please remember to subscribe to my website to receive updates delivered directly to your email and to share the newsletter and other articles with your friends/family. If they subscribe, let me know and you will receive a gift from the Command Center. Everyone can subscribe at the top of the page on the right sidebar. Thank you & See you next week.

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