Be About It Organizing in Full Effect

Good Morning, Friends! I’ve been gone for quite some time, but I am here today to talk about something that I am quite passionate about….Organizing!

I am a part of an organizing group on Facebook, and as I was perusing the posts and comments, I became a bit sad and a little heartbroken. I never knew or even thought that so many people out there have a true struggle when it comes to handling clutter.

I’ve said this many, many, times before. Your absolute first step is to PURGE, PURGE, PURGE! Get rid of anything that is no longer of use to you. It could be donated, repurposed/relocated, or simply just thrown away. Get it out of your house, in your trunk, and to the donation location of your choice. I make it a point at least once every 3 months to go through my own stuff, as well as have my people go through theirs. Some times, they need a little bit of an extra “push” to get it done, but there is always going to be something lying around that is totally unnecessary. (SIDE NOTE: Do not be afraid to enlist your household mates to help with this. I am sure you didn’t get here on your own) I know it is hard for some to just let things go, but there comes a time when you just need to free yourself of not only the physical clutter, but also the mental clutter as well.

Here is a client of mine that has a super busy schedule and just wanted to be able to come home and relax after a long day. She struggled with unopened mail, packages that were left looked through and discarded, laundry that got out of control, and once she had finally had enough, she reached out to me for help, and we knocked it out. Of course there was homework for them to do in order to help keep this maintained. I check in from time to time, and at last check, all is well.

I am here to encourage you today to be like Nike and JUST DO IT! You will be so glad that you did. It will be freeing. I promise you. You can choose to do it little by little, or you may choose to go all in, and get ‘er done! I’m rooting for you Sis/Bro!

Please feel free to leave any questions in the comments section. I would also love the opportunity to chat with you, so if you so desire, reach out and we could schedule a consult.

Blessings to you ALL!

Kellie

Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!

Hello Friday…

It’s finally Friday! I don’t know about any of y’all, but this week has seemed something like 3 months to me. I am very much looking forward to this weekend…with NO PLANS!

The other night, as planned, I had dinner with my friend Yolanda to discuss our study, “It’s All Under Control”. I believe I shared before, that I struggled to write my “issues” down on paper, but it really felt good to face some of these things head on, and then have someone to discuss them with. It also didn’t hurt to discuss them over Mexican food & margaritas.

On another note… With the new year kicked off, and a lot of us still spending a lot of time at home, have you been thinking about getting your home organized? Purging your closet? Cleaning your garage? If that is the case, Be About It Organizing is here for you. 15 minute phone consultations are free. We talk about it, set up a plan, & if you need me to assist, we can do that too! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via Comments, or on Facebook.

Have a GREAT weekend, and I’ll see yo back here next week~

Blessings,

Kellie

Nicholas…

One of the sweetest things to come out of 2020 was he birth of my little nephew, Nicholas. He came right before all of the crap hit the fan! Right now, we are getting some time in via video chats, and I love how he reacts when I talk to him and when we play “peek a boo”. He stole my heart from day 1, and I’m sure he will continue to hang onto it.

Just home from the hospital..
Now, 1 Year old!

Isn’t he adorable? I know he is giving his parents a run for their money. My brother was a handful growing up, and you know what they say…

Auntie loves you, Nicholas Avery! Looking forward to cuddling you soon!

Blessings,

Kellie

Top 5…

It’s Thursday, Ya’ll! One more day till the weekend. I decided that since my last post was quite sad, (I struggled to write through my tears) I was going to be light this go around. So, settle in, and let’s talk about my Top 5 for the week!

Top 5 Graphics Processing Units of the Year 2013

#1. A getaway with my Boo!- My little girls have a weekend away scheduled with their older sister, so I will be sure to take advantage of that. Damon & I have what we call “Why Not Day” where we just go wherever, and try all kinds of different foods. Why not? We’ll plan it to be semi local, but we love a chance to be GROWN ON OUR OWN!

#2. Bible Study– My good friend Yolanda and I are currently into this study, “It’s All Under Control” by Jennifer Dukes Lee. Yo and I were chatting the other day, and I asked her was she actually writing in her workbook. She said that she was, and when I expressed that I was struggling to do so, because I wasn’t all to keen on “chronicling my downfalls”, this woman told me to use invisible ink, but get to writing. She is a trip!

It is a six week study, and our intent is to meet every 2 weeks during, to discuss. This meme inspired our next outing…

#3. The “Boy” has a LICENSE! Ya’ll! He is official. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I won’t still be a worried wreck, but he can now get himself to all of his own stuff and we no longer have to be Donovan’s Chauffeur/Adult Passenger.

#4. BRIDGERTON– That is all I am going to say…Oh, and WATCH IT! It will not disappoint.

The Bridgerton Series | Julia Quinn | Author of Historical Romance Novels

#5. My Husband-He is a favorite on any given day, but I just want to shout him out. He works so hard for us and takes really good care of me. When we first met, he told me that he always wanted 3 daughters. Why? I have no idea. I never even dreamed that would be my reality, but God saw to it that Damon got his wish. Not sure he really knew what he was asking, but he got it. He is a great Girl Daddy, and he likes the “Boy” a little, too. LOL! God has truly Blessed us with this man. I love you, Boo.

Well, Folks! This is where I am going to wrap it up for today. Until next time.

Be Blessed,

Kellie

Good Morning, Friends!

Its been quite awhile, and there has been one particular post that has been on my heart for quite some time. As I am sure everyone is full aware of what a tough year 2020 was, but my biggest loss came when Jesus called my sweet Grandma home.

BEAUTIFUL
Cousins
4 Generations
I am sure she was telling a funny joke in this picture. She really thought she was a comedienne.
I know she was “tickling” herself right here! She had the cutest shoulder jIggle when she laughed. We used to mess with her about it, and she would say, “Do I do that?” and would get right back to it.
Always so happy and smiling! Was such a beautiful soul.
The Grands
Grandma’s Favorite place to be. Church and with her Robin.

Doris Elizabeth Fontenot was the absolute best Grandmother this girl could’ve ever asked for. She lived to be 89 glorious years old, and has only seen a hospital to birth her 5 babies. I had the pleasure of having a Grandma for 42 years, and my oldest daughter had a Great-Grandmother for 23! How awesome is that???

My mother is the only daughter that she had, so naturally, my brothers and I were a bit closer to her. I remember a year that the roads were icy on Christmas Eve, and my Mama didn’t really want to risk the trip to Waco that evening after she got off work. I am guessing she told Grandma this, and before dark, my Grandma & my uncle Tony showed up at our house with gifts and the whole Christmas dinner….already cooked! AH-Mazing!

Grandma had a way of making everyone feel so special…like you were the only one. That was just one of the amazing qualities she had, but she was definitely spectacular in so many ways! Man, I miss her….

I made this for her when I was in the 5th grade. She had a curio cabinet full of her “treasures”.
Grandma bought this bear for Kamren when she was 2 years old. She is now 23 and cherishes “Kammie”, as they named her. The two of them had quite the relationship.
Grandma & I headed to church. That rabbit coat is SHARP!
Look at Tony back there hatin’. LOL!

Speaking of Tony, he and my husband had a little battle going for the longest. Damon thought that when he came along, he could “replace” Tony in my Grandma’s eyes. I laugh as I type this, because we all know that the baby boy can NEVER be replaced in Mama’s eyes, right? See, I always fancied myself as the favorite grandchild, and while Tony is not that much older than me, we grew up more like brother and sister, than uncle & niece. He was still living at home when I was spending those summer days and whatnot with my Grandma. I say all of that to say, that Damon would always sweet talk her into making him cookies when we went to visit. She normally had all of the ingredients on hand, but whatever she didn’t have, Damon was always willing to go to the store and pick up whatever she needed. Well, Tony use to be the cookie recipient until Damon was in the picture, and of course, in true Damon fashion, he had to rub it in! Every time she made them for him, he would take a picture while eating one, and send it to Tony! (Even though Grandma was in the background bagging up cookies to save & freeze for Tony. Ha!) We went back & forth on that for years. The greatest thing about it all, was that it didn’t matter who her “favorite” was, because she made us all feel like her favorite. She was so amazing in that. I don’t know how she managed to pull that off.


My Mama brought the “famous” cookbook to Damon, and we made her cookies. we tear up every time we go to that page with all of the stains from her fingers, and the tape that holds it together.

I miss you Grandma. Damon, Kamren, Donovan, Kori & Drew miss you. Until we are together again…..

Good Tuesday Morning…

I pray everyone’s week is off to a good start and you are all prepped and poised to get out and vote! Early voting starts today, and it is very important to let your voices be heard!

(That is all I’m going to say about that!)

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to do a few things to help my Be About It Organizing brand along. I’ve shared a few examples of the first big thing I did below….

Y’all! I did a photo shoot! That is so “me out of my element”. I mean, I’ve been told I’m a natural and all, but this is not something I would do on my own. I figured that if I wanted to have some marketing material, selfies would only take me so far, ya know? 😆

If you need any help getting organized after quarantine overload, please feel free to reach out. I know clutter can get overwhelming, and some of us just don’t know where to start, but that’s where I come in. Your first phone consultation is FREE, and we will work on your plan from there. I will help you every step of the way.

Thanks for taking the time to check in with me on my little corner office on the internet. I’ll be back next week. In the mean time….”Don’t just talk about it. BE about it!”

Blessings,

Kellie

Weekend Fun…..

Good Morning, Friends!

I have to say that I had a great weekend! It was jam packed with some of my favorite things… quality family time, a Mama visit, ( I talked her into doing my hair while she was here) some shopping, a girlfriend hang, and now an opportunity to be sharing with you.

It started on a high note with me noticing these bad boys! Did I ever tell y’all that I had a “black thumb”???

With the weather being absolutely gorgeous, it only made everything a million times better. I don’t know about you, but when I get some good ole Vitamin D, it just feels so good!

Me & these cuties had a picnic PB&J lunch in the backyard. We discussed our favorite tv shows, past & present.

Do you remember me telling you about the BFF Shopping Challenge? Well Let me tell you, that was so much fun! We talked trash all week up until the day. I had a blast making videos and posting on IG. The next time we do a shopping challenge, I really encourage you to join. Whether it’s getting a friend to go up against, or just seeing what great items you can find on the set limit. It’ll be fun regardless.

We will be posting today on IG, so follow us on over @kelliedidwhat and @frugalyetfab to vote for a winner.

I’m just gonna leave you with some flat lays, so you can decide which $35 was spent the best….

I really hope you had a good weekend and have a blessed week ahead!

Blessings,

Kellie

Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!

This Social Media Thang…

Hey! Hey again! Twice in the same week. Get it, Girl!

So I said I’d be back with some goodies, so here I am. A good old friend of mine and I reconnected a little while back, and when I say old friend, I’m talking Sunday School class & VBS! That’s how WAY BACK we’re talking!

Anitra is an Insta Influencer with a following @frugalyetfab, and is sharing her FABULOUS finds with the world. You all know me, and know that I am always on the hunt for an amazing deal, so of course, I was immediately drawn to her posts.

We got to talking and decided that we were going to collaborate and introduce our first challenge. We shall call it……”The Head To Toe” challenge. We will each have $35, 1 day, & only the 3 stores we’ve picked ahead of time to shop at. We will be dressing ourselves from Head to Toe, (see what I did there?) and can add nothing that we already own, outside of underwear & socks!

Looking so sweet & innocent…

Well, I hate to do this to you Anitra, (not really) but you are about to go down! This is totally in my wheel house…what I was born for… so I guess you can say that the trash talking starts now!

How I’m going to celebrate after my victory!

OK, so back to the real reason for this post. You All! Why don’t you grab your BFF, pick 3 stores, and put your strategy together. The plan is to get our “Shop On” on the morning of October 3rd, separately, and come together that evening to model our finds, and will post to IG with a hashtag, so stay tuned.

We will continue our build up battle on Instagram, so you will be able to join in on our fun! Don’t worry, we we really are fiends. No Friendships will be harmed during this challenge. Ha!

Follow us: @kelliedidwhat & @frugalyetfab

I’ll see you all over on Insta!

Be Blessed,

Kellie

Don’t just talk about it, BE about it!

I’m Back….I think!

Hey! Hey!

It seems like forever since my last blog post. Hmmmmm, let’s see… at least a good six months. Man! Has the world completely turned upside down?

I will share this. Back in late April, I had it. The dreaded Covid 19. For those of you that knew and prayed with me and for me, they were most definitely felt. It was a pretty scary time with not knowing how sick I would get, or the toll it would take on both me and my household, but the good Lord saw me through. Saw us all through. Thankfully, no one else got sick, at least not that we know of, and the best friends and family saw to it that we didn’t skip a beat! My husband took great care of me, and my kids saw to it that I didn’t have to worry about anything. Thank you Jesus for your blessings up in my house!

Fast forward to present day, and things are still crazy! We are now virtually learning, so Mama is now working from home, monitoring an 11th & 7th grader’s online learning, facilitating a 2nd grader’s two live zoom classes a day, along with helping with the class work that follows, not to mention holding down the fort everyday!

Here are just a few glimpses into what we’ve got going on in the day…

Acting like she is learning something….
Virtual Learner Yoga for P.E.
She GETS it! I don’t have to worry about this girl.
Now, the one in the back fake reading…???
Drives me insane, but gotta love him.
After 5 full weeks, we got a “Day Off” with no school, so I decided I needed a ZEN office space for the day. It was very relaxing and helped me to get a bunch of work pumped out.
(Excuse the iron in the background. Pressing out Fall linens over the weekend)
We had to put him out of our space, so he decided he needed to eat a giant bowl of cereal.

Well, Friends. It felt good to get back into sharing with you all. The plan is to be back on Thursday with some god stuff, so have a Blessed Day!

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~Kellie

Don’t just talk about it. BE About it!

On Quarantine…

Hey there! Praying you all are home safe and healthy. The times right now are quite the mess, but what I can say is that with the Lord on our side, we cannot lose.

Philippians 4:8 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Damon and I have been talking about doing an overhaul on our fireplace for a good 6 months or so. We do a lot of discussing, especially after watching HGTV marathons, but rarely take the plunge on a full collaborative project, but with this one, he already had a Home Depot trip planned for something else, and he came back with all of the supplies needed. I do have to add, this was well over 6 months ago…

With Operation: Shelter in Place in full swing, we decided there was no better time like the present, and we got to work! We had already watched multiple YouTube videos and decided which technique we liked best. It was a beautiful day outside, so we opened all doors and windows and got at it.

Here is our fireplace before….

Look at us, all teamed up! We work good together. It was really not a hard task, and it didn’t even take us 2 full hours. The clean up was the biggest job.

Looky there! Our finished masterpiece.

I am so proud of the way it turned out. It really lightens up the room.

I had a few other projects that were tackled over the weekend, but I will share those over the next week or so, so be sure to come back! In the mean time:

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy, & Stay HOME!

Blessings,

Kellie