Regroup With Joy

I have a ton of what I call “crap piles” in my house.  Before you freak out, it’s just what I call those piles of papers, random sticky notes & receipts that I scoop and dump into drawers when people come over or when I need to get to something else.  Since moving my office back home, there are no less than 15 now.  Yeah, it’s pretty severe.

But all is not lost!  I have found a way that I can get a lot sorted in a little time.  I used to try to think of everything then make labels, sort and put away.  Not any more.  I sort as I go, making piles and then when I get finished I make labels then put away.  For some of you, this was a “duh!” but it took me forever to learn to sort that way.  I don’t know why, but it seemed like I had to figure out what to do before I got started.  But now, using this method, I see it’s easier to start and then adapt as I go along.  Uh oh…uh oh…did you just see that revelation?  Yeah, you can’t see to the bottom of the pile when you’re starting out, sweetie!  So just keep going, stay diligent and when you get to the end, it’ll all be sorted out.  It’s ok to not see everything.  It can be overwhelming!  But just hang in there, it’ll all work out!

Crucial Planning Steps. For the “Daily Grind”

Hi guys!

Here are my videos for today.  This is a message that CAN’T be missed!  If you’re feeling the overwhelm in your life, business or situation, check out these videos!  Sorry there are 2, but the feed froze (wonk-wonk).  Enjoy!

 

My Favorite Organization Diva!!!

Hi guys,

If you’ve never heard of At Home With Nikki or At Work With Nikki, you’ve GOT to check her out!!!  She has awesome information, tutorials, resources & reviews for every area of your life!  She just blessed my business with this desk organization & tips video!  It’s specifically named for a reception desk, but it can be for your home office, study area or kid’s study space.  So here’s my share for the day.  Enjoy!

Tonya

Quit Playing & Get Your Copy!

Hey y’all!

It’s been forever since I actually typed up a decent sized post.  But I wanted to pop in and throw you a lifesaver message before school lets out!  I know there are moms out there that are wondering how in the world they’re going to get through the summer with their sanity.  I’ve got just the thing for you!

This book, How NOT to Kill Your Kids Before They Turn 18, is not just funny, but it’s an actual God send!  It has tips on how to manage your household, keep your kids in a mode of being helpful and not hindering, tips to keep yourself organized and so much more.  It covers everything from naps, snacks, communication skills, reward systems, puberty, dating (Lord, help) and everything in between.

If you’d like a sneak peek, check it out on Amazon.com.  It has been such a great help to myself and so many of my friends and followers.  How do I know?  I wrote the book!!

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I’d love it if you’d send me a review of the book or leave a comment here and tell me what you think about it.  If you enjoy it so much that you’d like me to speak at your event, to your organization or business in person or virtually, contact me!  I’d love to!!

I’ve gone through another transition from working at home mom to working mom.  I have some tips on transition and some other interesting things.  Be on the lookout for some more videos soon!

Tonya

 

Sometimes You Just Have to Stop & Plan…

Hey guys,

I haven’t actually written a post in forever.  But since little people have homework time, I decided to take the few minutes between checking math problems to give you an update.  Stuff has been a bit hectic.  Not because there was so much to do or because the tasks were hard, but because I’d fallen into that habit of not being organized.  You can’t plow through a field with a spoon!  You have to make sure you know what the goal is and get the proper tools to get the job done!  So I had to break down and create a hit list.  What’s a hit list?  Well, let me tell you…

I take a piece of paper (or my color note app) and make a list of all of the random stuff that needs to be done.  I may have to reorder because of priority, lack of tools or the time it’ll take.  It may mean moving things around to a different day.  Some of you may recognize this as the act of time management.  Yep.  More or less.

Today it was tougher because I had SO much to do!!!  I mean, I’m updating my website, paying bills, creating images, answering emails, texts and dodging phone calls (I get a lot of weird cruise offers).  A sista was tired!  I still am.  I need to get out of the house for a bit and walk around.  I know the world is out there to enjoy, but it seems I can’t see past this keyboard!  AAAARGH!!!!  I figured it out, though.  I hadn’t come up with a plan.  I needed to sort my tasks and break them down into bite sized chunks.  So…

I made my own weekly plan.  Maybe it’ll work for you!  I’ll try to keep it simple and just share the plan for my jewelry business.  Y’all pray for me.  I just made this plan so I’ll have to test it to see if it actually works for me!

Monday-plan (what I’ll be sharing for the week)

Tuesday-check inventory & add items

Wednesday-create new images (I’m currently trying Photofy-I actually paid, y’all!  LOL)

Thursday-posts & videos (create & schedule posts & make mini videos for the week)

Friday-clean (the jewelry, files from my computer, emails, subscriptions, my office, whatever)

So……this is how I’ll try to manage my tasks for The Jewelry Lady for a while.  I’ve been hearing that consistency is key for my customers, so if I can release my products on the same day of the week and post videos maybe I’ll reach a few more people and get them what they need!

Now if I’m really good at managing my time, I may be able to get ahead during the planning slot and plan for 2 weeks at a time!  Since I deal with products, this can be much more time consuming.  Does anyone else sell products and feel the same way?

 

Kick It to the Curb!

You know I’m always encouraging you to ditch the clutter, so here it is!  A compilation of items that have GOT TO GO from ClutterBug herself!  I tried to put the link here, but it’s just not acting right.  But the point is to GET. IT DONE.  Take your items that are fit to pass on to your local donation station & be a blessing to yourself and to your community.

 

 

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(Here’s a direct link if the picture doesn’t take you there.)

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Need Free (& Almost Free) Images? Here’s a BIG LIST!!

Hi everyone,

I may have shared this video before (if you follow me on FB you’ve seen it-start following to get my tip videos first), but even if I did, it bears sharing again.  Those of us who are bloggers, business owners, use social media or just want to make cute cards, logos or printables can use these resources.  I’ve also included a link back to the original post below so you can go get it all.

Enjoy!

 

Click below!

https://tonyajoyner.com/2016/10/20/great-stock-photo-resources-for-mommy-bloggers-and-side-hustling-stay-at-home-moms

 

Can Your Phone Do This? Great Tips!

Maybe I’m on the slow bus, but there are a ton of voice activated features on my phone that I didn’t know about!!  Did you guys know that you can snooze or stop alarms/notifications and all kinds of other cool stuff?  I didn’t.  Anyway, check out my crazy rant.  Maybe you’ll get something good out of it!  lol

 

 

It’s My First Haul, Y’all!! Rose’s/Maxway & Dollar Tree

If you’ve been looking for great deals for fall, like inexpensive 3 wick candles and glass jar candles, do not skip this post!! There are some incredible deals at Roses/Maxway and Dollar Tree! I’m about to show you my first haul y’all!

Here’s pics of what I found while at Roses.  I found the BEST smelling Red Velvet 3 wick candle and it was only $2.99, y’all!!!!  I was floored.  I would’ve gotten it, but I have a ton of candles as it is.  Oh, on a side note, if you want to elongate the life of your candles, check out this post.  You’ll be amazed!

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If you find anything, let me know!  I need stuff too!!  lol

See y’all later,

Tonya