Credit Time!

It’s that time again…..time to check our credit! 3 times a year, I check my credit through the ONLY reporting agency that doesn’t negatively affect my credit…and it’s free. I use I do this post several times a year as a reminder to check your credit. There are 3 reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and Transunion. I pull one report every four months. That way, I keep an eye on my credit throughout the year and since each reporting agency may have slightly different info, I get to compare them every year.

Read these posts for the detailed info on checking your credit and what I think is the best routine.

Credit Check: Get Your Credit Check

Who Gets the Credit

I check Equifax in January, Experian in May and Transunion in September. I remember the order because I check them based on the alphabetical order of the agencies.

Now that I am familiar with the reports, it is very easy for me to look them over for any red flags. So take 5 minutes, pull your credit and make sure YOU are the only one involved in your financial transactions!



A Time of Reflection – Organizing my Priorities

Well friends, I have taken quite the hiatus. It has been almost 2 months since I have written a post. I was overwhelmed with life and needed a break. Often times, we have too much on our plate and, instead of reducing our commitments, we suffer through them. I decided it was time to stop and really reflect on what I need for myself, my family and business. I have been busy with the holidays, recovering from the holidays, guests, traveling, and the all encompassing feat of potty training a 2 year old. It’s exhausting! But I’m ready to jump back in to everything I’ve put on hold!

Up and coming in 2014:

The Mindful Nest is going to be front and center this year. My focus on organizing is going to center on our mental well being, how we got to a disorganized state in the first place, and how we can using positive thinking to make changes in our lives.

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Crafty Organizing – I am not a crafting guru, but I love to personalize my organizing solutions (like my DIY Jewelry Board and Decoupage Letter Baskets). I’m going to put an emphasis on Cheap and Crafty this year!

The Green Nest is also going to be a huge focus this year. This will include posts on green cleaning, ways to donate and recycle all sorts of items, and making use of things you already have in your home.

Time Management – This is vital to creating a well balanced and organized life. Properly managing our time allows us to pursue creative outlets in our lives.


I am looking forward to new organizing adventures and sharing my successes (and failures) with you!