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Monday, March 14, 2011

Pretty Neat Book Review & Giveaway

I am a busy Mom. I run my own rapidly growing business, I blog daily, I take care of my three children and I still run my household. I do it all - I love doing it all. Sometimes my life can feel cluttered and disorganized. I recently read this new book called Pretty Neat on ways to help me become more organized and to help me just let go of my need to be a perfectionist.
This was the first book that I walked away from feeling like I could really accomplish the suggestions on becoming more organized. It did not tell me everything I am doing wrong - It showed me everything I can do to make it right!

One of my favorite chapters in the book was on email. I get a little over 600 emails a day. I have my work email, the kids school emails, junk emails and blog related emails. It feels like an endless sea of no end. I just get my email caught up and more just keep leaking in. I am always putting such high pressure on myself to make sure and always respond within the hour. This book made me realize that it is ok to respond within 24-48 hours. It gave me so many great suggestions on how to help me organize all my emails making my life simpler - simple is good!

It also talked about the power of just saying, "NO!" I am always willing to do anything for anyone, however sometimes I often find myself being taken advantage of. I had already recognized this a couple of years ago and it is an issue that I have been working on. This book made me feel so good about being alright with telling people "no." I feel like I have already made so much progress on this issue, but now after reading this book I know that I am going to continue to improve!

I highly recommend you getting a copy of Pretty Neat by Alicia Rockmore & Sarah Welch. They are also the creators of buttoned up Organizational Products.

Would you like to win a copy of this great book? To enter to win please leave a comment below on how you what part of your life you want to become more organized in.

Giveaway will be open until March 20, 2011 at 11:59pm PST. Winner must have a US Shipping address. Winner has 24 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen via random.org

Felt Stories was given a copy of this book for review purposes only.I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

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