Get Organized! A Collection of How-to Organizing Articles


This eBook is a collection of four articles the author has written. The articles cover the topics of desk organizing, setting up a “To Do” system, children’s school paper organizing, and recipe organizing.

Barbara Tischler has been the owner of The Clutter Coach, a professional organizing business for home and office, since 1996. The main goal of her business is to help individuals lower their stress levels and simplify their lives by helping them gain more control over their household and business environments. Barbara works with people one-on-one to help them organize their homes and offices. She also regularly gives organizing presentations through employee and community education programs. Barbara has received a good deal of media exposure, including radio interviews and newspaper articles written both by her and about her business. In addition, she is the author of several online articles at and Barbara is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and is active in the Chicago chapter.

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Organize The Nancy Way by Nancy Roe


Organizing your life can be an enjoyable, even inspiring process.

Organize The Nancy Way is the low-cost, fun, creative way to get your life in shape. This book provides you easy and practical advice for organizing.

How do I organize cabinets to fight clutter? How can I store my jewelry? What are the benefits of a home inventory? How can I organize my purse?

With Organize The Nancy Way, you’ll discover the answers to these questions and much more. Nancy Roe draws on her experience as an organizer offering clear, concise information that will help you with your next organizing project. You’ll find:
– step-by-step instructions
– suggestions for reusing items already in your home
– hints offering you valuable information
– ways to save you money
– personal tips from the author
– achievement checklists to record your accomplishments

Have you ever wanted to organize your life but didn’t know where to start? This book is designed to assist you in getting organized in your life—your way. Choose a chapter, take your time, have fun. This book’s goal is for you to become an organized individual in a fun, creative way.

Nancy Roe loves to be organized. Her husband claims she was “born organized.” Nancy gets a rush out of cleaning a messy cabinet, drawer, or stack of papers.

When Nancy was twelve she wrote an autobiography for a sixth grade English assignment. After all these years, and several moves, she still has the tattered and yellowed manuscript that is held together by two pieces of black yarn and three brass fasteners. In the last chapter Nancy wrote that she wanted to be an author. Dreams do come true—even at 50! Nancy self-published her first book: Organize The Nancy Way…the low-cost, fun, creative way to get your life in shape. Visit for more information.

Nancy Roe blogs on her website ( Each article is based on one of these six words: Organize, Read, Eat, Create, Laugh, Learn. You’ll find articles on organizing tips,

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Sanctuary Gardens – Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Haven by Don Evans


Imagine transforming your yard into a Sanctuary for Butterflies and Hummingbirds…a refuge, nature reserve, a sacred place. Learn how to create this sanctuary complete with myriads of colorful butterflies – maybe even the elegant Monarch Butterfly – and frequent visits from everyone’s favorites, those intriguing little Hummingbirds.
Amazon best selling author, Don Evans, has created this simple guide to allow you to do just that.

Inside you’ll find…

An introduction to the beauty of Butterflies & Hummingbirds
What you need to know about Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Food sources to attract butterflies
What’s the best way to make hummingbird nectar
Living arrangements Do you need a hummingbird feeder?
Planning your Sanctuary Garden / Butterfly Garden
Designing your Sanctuary Garden
Best Plants for Butterfly Gardening
Ideal flowers for hummingbirds
…all put together in Don’s easy to read style & with easy to implement instructions.

Not your regular hummingbird book, (or butterfly guide for that matter).

Don Evans, a transplanted New Zealander who has spent most of his life in Canada, loves nothing better than getting his hands dirty, down on his knees in his garden.

With a lifelong of gardening experiences and a penchant for sharing them in a fun and easy to read style, with easy to implement guidelines and practical plans, the Kindle store has become his favorite venue.

Look for the “Gardening with Don” series of short, inexpensive guides, such as “Vertical Gardening – Bountiful Results from Small Places”, “Sanctuary Garden – Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Haven”, with many more planned.

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Wrestler Richie Frieman Talks About Writing Children's Books

Author Richie Frieman joins BookGoodies host Deborah Carney to discuss writing, publishing and all things book related.

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A Modern Day Renaissance Man, Richie Frieman has had a career spanning everything from professional artist, to columnist, to journalist, entrepreneur, inventor and even professional wrestler. With the release of Terple, Frieman is quickly becoming one of the most poetic and talented voices in children’s literature today. “Terple – Always Dream Bigger” (Trust Your Cape Publishing) is the follow up to Frieman’s 2008 release, “Terple – The Sky Is Just The Start”.

“Terple – Always Dream Bigger” is a winner of The 2012 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for Best Poetry and Rhyme book, as well has been awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. An avid philanthropist, Frieman uses Terple to give back to those in need by offering a portion of his profits from his book sales (for the life of it) to a different charity every month.

Believing that every great idea starts with a pen, paper and a vision, Frieman launched his award winning internet magazine The Pen’s Eye View ( on April 1, 2007. To date, has featured over 1,000 consecutive interviews with a different artist, musician, and visionary from all over the globe – a different one every 48 hours – from emerging artists to Grammy winners.

Frieman was awarded a Laureate medal at the 2008 Computerworld Honors Program (formerly known as the Smithsonian Award). He is the youngest recipient of this award and is the smallest company to ever have this honor bestowed on them.

Frieman is also known as The Modern Manners Guy for (Macmillan Publishing) – a humorous weekly column and podcast about manners and etiquette. Inventing and entrepreneurship has also been one of Frieman’s passions, having launched his revolutionary fashion accessory called Collar Keeps which helps eliminate the fly away collar on dress shirts. He is also the Co-Founder of Charm City Babies, a vintage rock n’ roll, pop culture inspired baby clothing line.

Along with Frieman’s work in the arts, he has been known as the professional wrestler, “The Thrill From Israel” Buster Maccabi since 2000, having won more than a dozen titles in various federations throughout the country. Please visit and on Twitter @RichieFrieman

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Rin-Tin-Tin: The Movie Star by Ann Elwood


Rin-Tin-Tin, a German Shepherd, an icon of the 1920s and early 1930s, was as famous a movie hero as Rudolph Valentino or Douglas Fairbanks. His athletic feats astonished audiences – he could scale an eleven-foot fence, leap over chasms, and climb trees. His acting brought tears, laughter, and amazement. At train stops, when he was on tour, crowds gathered to give him ice cream. Thousands of children wrote him fan letters, and he answered with a paw-autographed photograph.
This book is a biography of both Rin-Tin-Tin and Lee Duncan, his owner and trainer. It places their lives in the context of their times, especially France, where they met, and Hollywood, where Rin-Tin-Tin became a star. At the heart of the book are the questions: “Why did a dog, at that particular time, become so famous?” and “How much of the legend of Rin-Tin-Tin is really true?”

Ann Elwood lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, with six cats, a desert tortoise, seven box turtles, and a German Shepherd, Louis, who looks something like Rin Tin Tin in his soulfulness. Now, she teaches history part-time at California State University, San Marcos, spends time with Louis and the other animals, and writes the books she has always wanted to write but never had the time for.

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Interview with John Salat Tao Art of Flow Author

Author John Salat joins BookGoodies host Deborah Carney to discuss writing, publishing and all things book related. Additional note from Deborah: I have a copy of this book that I am excited to read and review, so keep watching for that review!

What inspired you to write your memoir?
We are really explores of consciousness as finding the right way to dive into this pool stream is the mastery. Everyone must find there own path that authentically resonates with them. For me, my book had generate with what I am passionate, what I teach and what I do as a dream mantra. I picked Tao as theme of my life because Tao translates the organic ways of “Life Path”

Creation is our souls path as writing draws forth our experiences and expressions to say what we get to say unstoppably and contently.

Yet, it is still deeper than that of Tao. My secret to having creative depth and imagination is “Meditation”. From meditation as the primary medium, I write to refine my visions with thoughts.

frontcvrAbout your Book:
Tao Art of Flow book dives into a soul felt journey. It mixes fiction and non-fiction into different chapters using meditation memoirs, spiritual and cultural travels and people into my quest that packages into one solid descriptive package. The book breaks down into unique consecutive parts:

Part 1: The Author’s Journey in Flow, Part 2: Story Preamble, and Part 3: The Immerse Journey (A Short Story Of my Dreaming Life) The information below is just 1/10 the info that is packed in my 95,000 word book into 42 contemplative chapters.
If you want to: • Experience deeper dimensions of a powerful being • Allow your spirit to Flow effortlessly and timelessly • Pleasantly watch miracles pour daily through your life, then Tao art of Flow is for you.

When pioneering human consciousness, we form as social innovators, visionaries and spiritual evolutionist. Whether you’re a coach, C.E.O, teacher or leader, this book profoundly opens fresh insights of laying these new foundations for your life. With this groundwork, the soul can expand having rich deep experiences, instead of letting these idle expressions rest quietly beneath our complex lives. Opportunities will further draw the soul inspirationally to touch life from a whole new world experience.
You will be touching everyday life situations responsibly through exploring a series of distinctions, open inquiries with warm reflective moments. This wisdom profoundly ignites while discovering your ways to hold this conscious path wide open. Through the natural course-ways, the soul begins powerfully to liberate and honor what it really needs. Accepting these magical synchronicities creates more than just meaningful coincidence; it taps intimately with having extraordinary experiences

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We all have a story, yet we are more than any story that defines us.

For example, I am a certified Transformational Leader (CTL), certified Reiki Master (CRM), seasoned Tai Chi and Qi-gong instructor and registered Sidha®. As a teacher of energy medicine and a mastery of Energy Mind/Body flow, I utilize these 30 years of personal experience in bio-energetic healing stemming from living Tao principles.

I could tell you that my classes and workshops on the Living Tao, Tai Chi, Qigong, meditation, communication, and Reiki healing, have been attended by many famous people – including actors, producers, writers, doctors, politicians and some of the leading health practitioners in the country.

Or I could tell you that I am known by many as a Zen architect, and by others due to the national exposure I received through radio, television, and print publications as a creator of meditative music, and other healing creative arts. As a visionary to creativity, so is my mission to influencing the world with fresh insights.

But, if you were to ask me how I might define myself right now in this moment, I would tell you that I am an “Explorer” who has set sail on a lifelong journey to access ancient wisdom. And I would tell you that my passion is to act as a “Guide to the Inner Worlds” for others who wish to explore their own inner territory.

There is an entire world within, right at the tip of your consciousness that is just waiting to gift you its treasures. Life can be much more fulfilling and exciting than most people are led to believe. Just as my gifts have been revealed to me, your gifts will be revealed to you, and to the world, when you awaken to who you truly are.

To deepen your personal exploration, I offer you in igniting your Soul by accessing this vast energy pool and resurrect the magic of your being.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I choose Outskirts Press. I looked at complete self publishing package to streamline my time and allow delegation to take place for those who do what they do best.

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Pinterest For Business Book Interview with Jess Loren, Ed Swiderski, Kristen Micek

Authors Kristen Micek, Jess Loren and Ed Swiderski joins BookGoodies podcast hosts Deborah Carney and Karen Garcia to talk about books, writing and using Pinterest as an author.

Jess Loren is a consultant, strategist, speaker, and eternal “lemonade stand” purveyor (aka, entrepreneur) in the world of social media and digital marketing. She is the cofounder and managing partner of Kambio Group, a digital marketing agency that concentrates on social media management and event-based campaigns. Loren has contributed across the industry and across the spectrum, working with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to a company that hosts the “largest bar crawl in America.”

Edward Swiderski is a marketing and technology leader with more than 12 years of experience increasing revenue and lowering costs for clients. He is a cofounder and managing partner of Kambio Group. Swiderski focuses on strategy and implementation to help customers embrace digital and social marketing and eliminate traditionally fixed technology costs. Outside of his professional career, he has also costarred on ABC’s Bachelor Pad, and ABC’s The Bachelorette, where he was selected as the final contestant.
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Interview with Memoir Author Stacey Thureen

Author Stacey Thureen joins BookGoodies host Deborah Carney to discuss her upcoming memoir. Lots of great information shared about her journey and the process of writing the book.

What inspired you to write your memoir?
In 2011 I was given the opportunity to share publicly about my thyroid journey from diagnosis, to treatment, to acceptance of the condition I now have.

The reason why I’ve decided to write a memoir is because while going through this health scare, my husband and I watched as five family members died within a seventeen month period. And we also went through significant job changes due to the down economy. There was a lot of life lessons learned during this season that I believe many people will be able to relate to, and learn from, as they read this book.

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There are seasons in life that are long, painful and really shake us to the very core of our human existence. By the end of that season of hardship, we emerge from the abyss being better off for it. And we see that without that trial we really do not get to experience what it means to truly live.

Five times in seventeen months death came knocking at the door. For this one young woman it included having to do the unthinkable; she buried her grandfather on her own. Grief and loss were common themes throughout this winter faith season. Then an inch size growth was detected on her thyroid. Three days after her thyroid surgery, another family member died.

This is a timely memoir about how severe pain and loss helped one woman come full circle with her childhood, find her purpose, and prepare her to raise up the next generation.

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Stacey Thureen currently works on a variety of communications and media projects for small businesses, non-profits, print media, and production. Previously, she worked in commercial television news and as a communications director for a Boston area non-profit.

While working in news, Stacey was part of a news team that won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy award for the I-35W Bridge Collapse coverage. She was also part of the same news team that won a National Headliner award, two years in a row, for breaking news coverage.

While working in the non-profit sector, Stacey implemented promotions and public relations strategies that garnered news coverage including the front page of The Boston Sunday Globe.

Growing up in New Jersey, Stacey swam competitively for eleven years. In addition to state and national accolades, she swam collegiately for The University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Stacey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in English and Communication Studies.

Whether it is writing, producing, or public speaking Stacey enjoys working on projects that teach, inspire, and give perspective and a sense of purpose to others.

In 2011 Stacey did just that when she was given the opportunity to share publicly about her thyroid journey. At the time of her diagnosis, she was freelance producing for a quarterly health and lifestyle television show in Boston. Several tests indicated that there was an inch size growth on the left side of her thyroid, and it needed to be removed. She pitched to the production team that she was willing to have her surgery filmed and do a segment on thyroid health. September of 2011 the TV segment aired on “Better Living with Liz Walker” and it publicly portrayed the diagnosis, treatment, and acceptance of the thyroid autoimmune condition Stacey now has.

Since then, Stacey continues to be an active voice in raising thyroid awareness. She was featured in the January 2012 edition of Empower Magazine “I Get By with a Little Support from My Friends,” and was a live guest on the Boston-based Jordan Rich Radio show. She regularly blogs about her personal experience, writes about thyroid health for, and is a contributing writer for the soon-to-go-live In June 2012, one year after her thyroid surgery, Stacey’s story “A New Voice” was featured on the I am Second website.

To learn more about Stacey including how to follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and sign up for her blog visit

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How To Make A Haunted House


Haunted Houses Ideas? Want to make a Real Haunted House this Halloween?

Hi, I’m Vladimir Lee and have designed and built more than my fair share of professional haunted houses as well as scared the crap out of all the kids in my neighborhood who have dared to come by trick-or-treating.

If You are decorating a home haunt or a “For PROFIT” Dark Attraction, this book is a MUST HAVE!

You’ll get Ideas for props, scenes, scares, rooms… how-to drawings & details showing you EXACTLY what to do to build your own home OR pro haunted house.

ALSO you’re going to get the “confessions of a haunted house owner” giving you real live case studies on haunts to see what worked and what didn’t.

This book is Perfect for home haunters, Halloween enthusiasts and professional haunters alike.

As a FREE BONUS we’re also including the legendary J.B. Corn’s work “How To Build a Portable, Modular Dark Attraction” that goes over in detail EXACTLY how to build your own haunted house.

Here’s what you’ll learn, how to…

– build walls
– build windows
– construction concepts
– hidden doors
– revolving walls
– boo units
– lava floors
– professional facade
– cave walls
– splatter painting
– mad science laboratory
– hospital / prison control room
– tombstones
– fence / graveyard
– coffins
– ghost illusions
– dual ghosts
– surprise ghosts
– human transformation

AND SYSTEMS for your haunt, such as:
– triangular design system
– sound system
– power system
– lighting system
– backup system
– fire sprinkler system
– fire alarm system

PLUS Scare Design
– tactics
– misdirection
– control
– anticipation
– customer psychology
– haunt look

…and dozens of other ideas that have been proven to work year after year, plus other safety tips and construction PHOTOS.

This literally has sold for hundreds of dollars.

Now you can get everything for a couple of bucks along with my no holds-barred case studies of actual haunted houses, all to honor his memory.

For the home, for the Pro’s, learn everything you’d like to know about building a real haunted house.

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Seed Saving Tips & Techniques


I want to share with you how to save yourself a small fortune by collecting your own seeds and saving them for the next gardening season. This is a guide to getting the best results when saving your own seeds.

Most keen gardeners decide at some stage that they want to save their own seed. Raising your own seedlings is extremely satisfying. I still find it so exciting and heart-warming when I grow beautiful, healthy plants from seed that I have collected myself. Watching a seed germinate, become a seedling, and then mature gives me such joy and deep satisfaction. It is witnessing and participating in the miracle of life!

I am an avid organic gardener and often referred to as the recycling queen.

I was co-owner of a small nursery propagating ‘edible’ plants for several years and hold a T.A.F.E. Certificate III in horticulture.

My mission is to encourage as many people as possible to start organic gardening. This will improve both our individual lives and the well-being of our personal and global environments.

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