Giveaway Monday: Growing-Up Organized

by jessicaturner on October 26, 2009


When author Lea Schneider contacted me about her book Growing Up Organized, I was like, I need that. Her words in her email felt like they were describing me – and I have only been parenting for 15 months:

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Angie October 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

I follow you on Twitter!
@aweywithwords

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Angie October 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

My biggest "unorganized" area is my CLOSET! I have a tendency to just throw things in there… yikes!

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Angie October 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

I'm a follower, as well!

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Angie October 26, 2009 at 10:19 am

And I'm a fan on FB

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Anonymous October 26, 2009 at 10:59 am

This book sounds like something I need! I think the only area of my home that is organized is my scrapbooking supplies and I think that is only because I don't get to scrapbook much at home so I keep it all packed up for crops. My home looks good from the outside but if you start to go through my closets and cupboards you must be careful because a pile of stuff may fall on you.

Nicole
scrappymommy3@yahoo.com

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Anonymous October 26, 2009 at 10:59 am

I am also a fan on facebook!

Nicole
scrappymommy3@yahoo.com

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Rebecca October 26, 2009 at 11:27 am

It totally clicked when she said "If we want to follow our children about, all the way to college."

We have a 2 year old and an 11 year old. Right now I can barely keep up with our 11 year old's schedule, homework, and helping him stay organized? Forget about it! Between balancing his projects and homework with the needs of a two year old while making dinner after a long day at work…I need major organizational help!

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Sara October 26, 2009 at 11:33 am

I NEED this book! And we have to pick one area to work on? How about my LIFE! I can't explain to you how unorganized I am. And I try so hard to be organized…my husband is a very organized person and I know I get on his nerves, but he is a very patient person and he loves me anyway
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Lisa October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

I need help with our closets (which are TINY!).
Thanks for the chance to win!

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Lisa October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

I am a subscriber to your blog

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Stephanie October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

I have organization problems in all areas but the worst is my closets! That's where everything gets shoved when we have company.

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Lisa October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

I'm a follower of your blog

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Stephanie October 26, 2009 at 11:39 am

I am a follower!

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sawin October 26, 2009 at 11:43 am

I'm a follower!

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sawin October 26, 2009 at 11:44 am

And a fan on FB!!!

My biggest unorganized area is my kitchen! We use the garage to enter and exit our home and there is no place other than my teeny tiny laundry room to hide purses and bags…terribly unorganized!!!

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Yolanda October 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

new mom as well and need help staying on top of work and baby…thanks.

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Yolanda October 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

i'm a follower…

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Yolanda October 26, 2009 at 12:12 pm

i also subscribe…

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Tracy October 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I need organizing help with being a mom to soon to be 3 kids!

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Tracy October 26, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I'm a follower!

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Susan October 26, 2009 at 12:52 pm

My office space at home. It becomes the catch all room and is always a a mess. I could really use some help.
Thanks,
Susan

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Susan October 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I follow your blog.
Susan

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Susan October 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I also subscribe using google Reader.
Susan

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Jessa Mullen October 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I know this book will be a HUGE help once we receive our baby… I try to always be on top of things, but with working, keeping the house clean, and a baby.. Any help I can get will be wonderful !!!

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Jessa Mullen October 26, 2009 at 1:04 pm

and following you on facebook…
JessaBMullen@yahoo.com

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Shannon October 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm

My worst area is the kitchen. I pile everything there and then have to declutter every other day.

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Lara October 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm

My most unorganized area is my scrapbook room. When I get a few minutes to enjoy my hobby, who wants to waste it organizing :o)

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asnow October 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Oh my, I NEED this too :) We are trying to declutter/organize/pack up all our belongings to be ready to show our house in preparation for sale/moving in the Spring.

It is truly overwhelming :(

It's hard to teach your kids to be organized when you can't manage it yourself.

Help!

Alison

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Andrea October 26, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I think I'm a fairly organized person but since I have been pregnant, I have definitely had mommy-brain! I could use general tips on coping with this change in order to stay on top of things!

andreaandtyler [at] hotmail.com

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Stacey October 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I have just started having organizing issues with Cristian's stuff. Everything from his first year has been placed in air-tight storage bags and is in my mom's attic! Now, I have no idea how to oraganize all his toys and still have room for any Christmas additions. This book would really help.

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Stacey October 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I am a follower, too!

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Stacey October 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm

A fan on facebook as well!

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The Pittman Family October 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I really need help in our office/guest bedroom. It looks like a bomb exploded in there. Everytime someone comes to visit, I stuff everything in the closets or wherever it'll fit. It hasn't really been cleaned in a long time.

Ashley
apittman@hotmail.com

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The Pittman Family October 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I'm a follower!

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The Pittman Family October 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I subscribe through Google Reader!

Ashley
apittman@hotmail.com

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Tonia October 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I need organization help in EVERY part of my life right now! :) AGGHHH

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rachelizabeth October 26, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I could use this book. I've tried to set up places for my kids' school stuff, but their things never end up there. It's not working for me or them.

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rachelizabeth October 26, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I follow your blog.

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Mairs812 October 26, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Have to have it! @Mairs812

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rachelizabeth October 26, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I follow on twitter. @aggieredhead.

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K Mommy October 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

my trouble area is our play room…i try so hard to keep it organized but it just isnt working…

kmommy09@yahoo.com

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K Mommy October 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I am a twitter follower already…
and i tweeted about the contest…

@kmommy09

kmommy09@yahoo.com

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K Mommy October 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I am a facebook fan!

kmommy09@yahoo.com

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K Mommy October 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I am a follower of your blg already as well.

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Tracy October 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm

My kid's room needs to be organized! How to I keep the older kids little toys away from the baby!

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Kathryn October 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Decluttering is something I find myself doing often, but it is so rewarding afterward. I do always feel like I could do more with it and that is difficult.

Thank for the giveaway!

kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

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Christi October 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

The most unorganized area of my house is the master bedroom. Everything gets dumped there to get it out of the way in our main living area. It's alway the last room to get attention, so I could use help on how to keep things neat and organized there.

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AbiRose October 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm

my calendar!! I need a new system!
Abi Byrd

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Christi October 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Sent out a tweet – @christirp

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Christi October 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Am a public follower of your blog

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Christi October 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Use Google Reader.

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Stephanie October 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I could seriously use help organizing all the paperwork that tends to pile up on our desk, my sewing table, the bookshelf, the kitchen table…

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Stephanie October 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm
ljk24 October 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I definitely need to start working with my three year old on picking up his toys. I am constantly cleaning up his messes.

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Stephanie October 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I follow your blog too!

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AshleyLowe October 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Hello! I love your blog. Organization is something I really need to work on! My car, my closet, getting things ready for soccer, school, preschool. Oh the list is endless!

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Matt and Cristin October 26, 2009 at 2:40 pm

OMGosh! Right now..my ENTIRE HOUSE! A year ago we moved from a 1900 sq.ft house to a 850 sq.ft apt/townhome to be near fam. when we had our babe, now almost 10 months. I've always had a prob. with organization…but it seems especially hard for me when I don't have enough space to put even the spices!

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WTLM October 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I'm a paper piler. If there's an empty flat surface in my home, I'll probably place mail there or books or magazines, etc. I put away eventually but not before it becomes a pile.

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Leslie October 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm

I tweeted the giveaway

lhartman25@comcast.net

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Leslie October 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I have a drawer in my kitchen that is unorganized, everything gets thrown in there when I am doing a quick clean up!

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Leslie October 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I follow your blog

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Leslie October 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I have google reader and subscribe to your blog

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Leslie October 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I'm a fan on fb

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Nancy L. October 26, 2009 at 2:58 pm

i love being organized but MOST of the time it just doesn't happen!!
fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot com

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Nancy L. October 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm

i'm your follower, thanks!
fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot net

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Anonymous October 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I need this book! I am so disorganized, it is ridiculous!
daisygirl2961@yahoo.com

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Anonymous October 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I am also a fan on facebook!
daisygirl2961@yahoo.com

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Melissa P. October 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm

with a 3 year old and a newborn i feel like EVERY area of my life is disorgnaized right now! :) thanks for the great contests!

lissalists (at) gmail

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Melissa P. October 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm

i am also a subscriber!

lissalists (at) gmail

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Yvonne and Eric October 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

This book sounds wonderful and I could definitely use it. My problem area right now is our office/dining room area and the kids playroom.

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Yvonne and Eric October 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I am also a follower of your blog.

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Yvonne and Eric October 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I have you on my Bloglines.

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Yvonne and Eric October 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

I'm a fan on FB.

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Mum of 4 October 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

What a great book to help with organization and trying to help my 4 children get organized while they are young!! I need help organizing my crafting supplies!!

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Mum of 4 October 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I am a follower!!!

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Mum of 4 October 26, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Facebook fan here!

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Mum of 4 October 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I subscribe using google reader!!

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Mum of 4 October 26, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Sent an email to Lea requesting her free quarterly newsletter.

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Jakesmommie October 26, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I follow on twitter @jakesmomma04

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Jakesmommie October 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I need major help with our bedroom!

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Jakesmommie October 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I am a fan on facebook

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Jakesmommie October 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

tweeted @jakesmomm04

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Blessed Mom October 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm

My basement needs help. I can't even stand to go down there it needs so much help.

juwood8439@gmail.com

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Blessed Mom October 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I subscribe to your blog via RSS feeds.

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Blessed Mom October 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I'm a follower of your blog.

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Laura October 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Our office needs organizing…the closets too…oh, and the kitchen…and I WANT my children to learn to be organized!!

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Laura October 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I follow…

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Laura October 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

I'm a FAN!

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Kristi October 26, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Let's just say it'd be easier to name one area that doesn't need organizational help!! Probably if I had to pick one…it's toys/kids stuff…I know, we just have too much!
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

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Kristi October 26, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I'm a facebook fan!
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

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Kristi October 26, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I'm a blog follower!
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

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Kristi October 26, 2009 at 6:23 pm

I'm subscribed via googlereader!
Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

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Kristi October 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I follow you on twitter. I tweeted too, but I'm not sure if this link will show you?

http://twitter.com/kristilue

Kristi
guntergirl71@hotmail.com

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Ashley October 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm

My biggest unorganized are is MY WHOLE HOUSE!!! I am so embarassed to admit that!

Sadieclark1@hotmail.com

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Ashley October 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Ashley October 26, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Also a fan on FB!!!

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Flick Family October 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm

i need help organizing my time in the mornings…before i know it the morning is over and we haven't accomplished a thing.
dannerm@hotmail.com

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Sheri October 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I so need this book! I need help organizing my entire life. My office, my scrapbook space, the school room. Everywhere needs some form of organizing!

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Sheri October 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I'm a fan on FB

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Anonymous October 26, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Paper & mail . . . it keeps coming into the house faster than I can read & deal with it!

Jennifer D.

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Sheri October 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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manizor October 26, 2009 at 7:25 pm

our study/guest room is a mess! mainly because it has to serve two purposes and it's so small.

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manizor October 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm

i'm a facebook fan!

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manizor October 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm

your blog is on my google reader!

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Ashley October 26, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I love everything about being organized…. Would love to read this book! Thanks for sharing :)

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Ashley October 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I also have your button on my blog :)

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marci October 26, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I love to be organized, but need creative ways to do so in a small area.

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Lorie October 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

What areas of my home DON'T need to be organized?! Maybe my bedroom is the worse. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Lorie October 26, 2009 at 8:01 pm

I already follow you on FB.

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Lorie October 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I am a public follower.

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Lorie October 26, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I just RT this!

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Lorie October 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I added you to my Google Reader.

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Lorie October 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I just signed up her quarterly newsletter. Thanks!

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Sarah October 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I follow you on your blog and on Facebook! :) And I LOVE books on organization!
ozarkrose84@yahoo.com

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Patti October 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm

My biggest unorganized area is closets for sure. I would LOVE this book!!

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Patti October 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm

I follow you on Twitter too!

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Patti October 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm

AND I am a follower.

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Brooke October 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Jessica you really are rocking with great giveaways this week!!

As I'm a stay at home Mum (for now) I've got a fair bit of time so I'm not insanely running around like working Mums, but I really agree that "teaching our children to organise their own space, belongings and day is a lifetime gift". And I surely don't want to be following my son to college picking up after him, that sad part there is that I would too!

I have a bunch of unorganised areas, the garage and closet are the worst!

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Brooke October 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

I'm a follower too!

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Melissa October 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm

my kitchen cabinets and pantry are a mess!

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Melissa October 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm

im a follower

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Melissa October 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm

im a FB fan!

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Ashley G October 26, 2009 at 11:02 pm

I'd love help organizing the craft supplies in my closets and drawers! indyash6@yahoo.com

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krippee October 26, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I really should just buy this book. . . I'm pretty organized for myself, but you add kids to the mix and wowsa. . . it is a life gift that my mom has no idea how I got.

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krippee October 26, 2009 at 11:18 pm

I subscribe

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Leigh October 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm

My kitchen cabinets!!

breezysmom123@gmail.com

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Suzy October 27, 2009 at 12:14 am

This is bizarre because my husband and I just had an organizing "discussion" LAST night (right after he carried the huge garbage can up to our daughters room) I had just said that we really needed to teach her how to organize-not just pick up for her or have her throw things in her closet. It is a crazy mess (and she is only 8!!!) I DEFINITELY could use this book!!

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Denise October 27, 2009 at 12:19 am

My office is the trouble spot in my house.

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Tiffany October 27, 2009 at 1:07 am

I have huge organizational issues with the dek that I am typing on right now. UG. And the attic. double ug.

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Tiffany October 27, 2009 at 1:07 am

I am a follower! {grin}

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Tiffany October 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

I tweeted! (mtc92405)

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JillEBean October 27, 2009 at 1:37 am

This is sooo me! My office stays clean for less than a day before chaos strikes again!

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Jessica October 27, 2009 at 2:06 am

This will definitely come in handy as my little girl gets bigger. Even if I don't win I may have to check this out. :)

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kaylin rose and mara anne October 27, 2009 at 2:07 am

my desk at home…everything goes on when i don't know what else to do with it.

would love this book!

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kaylin rose and mara anne October 27, 2009 at 2:08 am

i am a follower, as well!

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Hall Family in MD October 27, 2009 at 2:10 am

YAY for this giveaway!! I follow you on Twitter, too @marlen816.

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Michelle in NJ October 27, 2009 at 2:21 am

Need help organizing my office/craft room…it is a DISASTER!
meeshella2 at aol dot com

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 2:21 am

I'm also a fan on facebook
meeshella2 at aol dot com

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 2:54 am

My biggest organizational challenge is my kids' school stuff! My second son is in school now, too, and I am just overwhelmed with how much paperwork and artwork comes home. I am always late returning permission slips, or I miss events, because I can't keep track of it all. HELP! :)

Amanda Fogarty
Carmel, Maine

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 2:55 am

… I'm a fan on facebook, too! :)

Amanda Fogarty
Carmel, Maine

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 2:58 am

… AND, I'm a follower on Twitter!

I'm basically stalking you via internet, really..

Amanda Fogarty
Carmel, Maine
yellowmommy@aol.com

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oliviasmommy07 October 27, 2009 at 3:03 am

I am unorganized in EVERYTHING!! That soo describes me!
oliviasmommy07@gmail.com

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oliviasmommy07 October 27, 2009 at 3:03 am

I follow your blog
oliviasmommy07@gmail.com

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oliviasmommy07 October 27, 2009 at 3:04 am

I am a fan on facebook as well
oliviasmommy07@gmail.com

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aimee October 27, 2009 at 3:46 am

My oldest just started kindergarden and I'm having a terrible time with the influx of school paperwork/projects/homework, etc. Help!

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aimee October 27, 2009 at 3:46 am

I'm a followeer

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aimee October 27, 2009 at 3:46 am

I'm a subscriber

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Sarah October 27, 2009 at 3:57 am

Everything in my house is unorganized. I so need this book.

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 4:05 am

My biggest problem area is the children's "school" stuff. We have six children and we homeschool. With all the different ages of books and curriculum, the science experiments, art supplies, toddler toys, etc, I can't shovel fast enough to keep us from getting buried.

Melinda
strawbalegirl@gmail.com

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Ryan and Erin Russell October 27, 2009 at 4:05 am

Besides my mind? I think my biggest area that needs organizing is my office. I feel buried in paper clutter.

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Ryan and Erin Russell October 27, 2009 at 4:06 am

Besides my mind? I think my biggest area that needs organizing is my office. I feel buried in paper clutter.

I'm a blog follower.

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Ryan and Erin Russell October 27, 2009 at 4:06 am

Besides my mind? I think my biggest area that needs organizing is my office. I feel buried in paper clutter.

I'm a facebook fan.

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Ryan and Erin Russell October 27, 2009 at 4:07 am

I subscribed to the newsletter.

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Nikki October 27, 2009 at 4:26 am

I could use that and a 36 hour day!'cow78girl@aol.com

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Krystle Hummer October 27, 2009 at 4:27 am

My whole life is in chaos!

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Krystle Hummer October 27, 2009 at 4:28 am

I'm a follower.

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Krystle Hummer October 27, 2009 at 4:28 am

I'm a fan on FB.

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Krystle Hummer October 27, 2009 at 4:28 am

I emailed to subscribe to the newsletter.

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Nikki October 27, 2009 at 4:31 am

Now a FB fan! cow78girl@aol.com

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tchrtiff October 27, 2009 at 5:09 am

Our playroom is a disaster! I don't know what to do with all the games, puzzles, books, art supplies, Barbies, cars, blocks, DVDs, etc. that are strewn about that room. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Sam October 27, 2009 at 7:33 am

I'm a follower!

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Sam October 27, 2009 at 7:33 am

I need organization with my day…a bit more of a schedule for my kids and I.

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Sam October 27, 2009 at 7:36 am

I signed up for the newsletter as well.

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Paper clutter around the house is my biggest organizing problem.

Kelly

kellyh2034@woh.rr.com

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Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Anonymous October 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm

sorry, just realized I'm a day late in posting. Wasn't trying to cheat. :)

kellyh2034@woh.rr.com

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Kimberly October 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I'm a follower! :)

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Kimberly October 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I'm a fan on FB! :)

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Amy Uppercue October 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

My kitchen needs some work!!

I follow on Facebook :)

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tammy October 28, 2009 at 8:01 am

Wow! Hadn't checked your blog in a little bit…come on here and you are giving away a book I so desperately need right now! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Hope I can see the insides of this little goody real soon! Blessings!

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tammy October 28, 2009 at 8:04 am

Oopsie! Forgot to share my organizational challenge right now…it would have to be my homeschool stuff…then our closets…with 5 kids, things don't seem to stay organized for very long. How do I get the family to jump on board when I get something organized to keep it up? Hope the answer is in these pages! Blessings!

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cindyh October 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm

My whole house could use some organizing! Right now the kids' toys area is the one that is driving me the craziest.
jchill34@yahoo.com

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cindyh October 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm

I'm also a follower.

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