Paperless Home Organization {giveaway}

Today’s giveaway is from Mystie, author of Paperless Home Organization.  Mystie is a homeschooled homeschooler, married to her high school sweetheart, educating their five children ages ten and under.  She writes at Simply Convivial and Simplified Organization about homemaking, homeschooling, and managing a home and family well.  You can also find Mystie on Pinterest and Twitter.  Today she is sharing a little about herself and her desire to help you get organized!

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I love reading, writing, and list-making, especially when I can take big ideas and grand visions and make them practicable in real life. Born out of that desire and the desire to stop the paper-pile madness at my house, Paperless Home Organization walks you step by step, with helpful screenshots along the way, toward putting your gadgets to work for you so you can be organized and get rid of your paper clutter.

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Paperless Home Organization will show you, in simple steps, how to put Google Calendar, Remember the Milk Task Manager, and Evernote to work for you as a mom at home. Additionally, you’ll get lots of great tips for managing your email inbox, keeping things synced, and learning solid organization habits along the way. You’ll be amazed at how much helpful guidance is packed into this little ebook! At $4.99 in either pdf or kindle, it’s a bargain, especially since all the apps recommended are free and cross-platform compatible. It will work with whatever you’ve got, even if it’s only an iPod with wifi.

paperless2And if you’re really serious about getting organized and learning how to manage the details of your life the best you can, you’ll also want to check out the Simplified Organization Self-Paced eCourse. In an easy-to-navigate, bite-sized-steps format, you’ll receive not only productivity hacks and best practices, but also encouragement and perspective as you learn to start where you are, accept circumstances and interruptions, and grow in grace along the way. Your life is full, and everyone’s current season looks a little different. Everyone has unique circumstances and needs. The Simplified Organization course is self-paced, allowing you to work mindfully through each module at your own speed, giving yourself time to establish intentional habits as you go for lasting change and high impact. Living an intentional life is about blessing others, and we can do that better with some help and encouragement along the way.

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Mystie would like to give one Small Things reader a copy of Paperless Home Organization & Simplified Dinners together.  In addition, she is offering 30% off all of her products including her Simplified Organization course through 9/6/14!  Use discount code ‘smallthings.’

For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  Comments are closed and the winner is Alice R. who commented, “Wow.  Great idea!  I’d love to win this.  Any system I think up always breaks down in the end.  Thank you.”

Thanks, Mystie!

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Beatrix, Silas the Cat, and a Leksak

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Well, Beatrix didn’t hesitate to tell me that she would have preferred green, and she also objects to the lack of buttons on this sweater.  I think it’s really cute, if not a bit too big.  But, big is always good when you are knitting for growing children.

If you are new here, and didn’t realize that we have both a child and a cat named Silas, you can read that story here.  Silas the cat is the only pet from our first year of marriage and college years that is still with us.  He’s an old man now, a very sweet old man.

Ravelry notes hereThis yarn, in the tradewinds colorway.  Here’s a link straight to the pattern.