Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cas the ClutterBug's "Great Purge of 2017," book launch and pre-order bonus

Image source: http://clutterbug.me/book
Happy tidy Tuesday! I've been under the weather so before I start my own 2017 clutter busting series, I thought I'd share about ClutterBug Cas' Great Purge of 2017 and let you know that there is still a wee bit of time to get her pre-order bonuses for her new book, Real Life Organizing. She's offering a bundle of printables, including her 2017 organizer printables, plus a lifetime code for all the printables on her website and (this is the best part, in my opinion) three people who pre-order will win an hour long phone call or Skype session with her!  You do have to enter some information on her website here after pre-ordering to get the bonuses, so if you do pre-order, be sure to fill out the form here so you don't miss out. I don't remember what day the pre-order special ends but think it's really soon. I bought my copy today and it was $12 and change.

I "met" Cas via her YouTube channel. I find her both inspiring and hilarious. Her Organizing Tips playlist there should have information on her Great Purge of 2017. So far, she has gone through her books, her storage room her craft room and more. She's a messy person at heart and turned her home life from slobby to organized. I believe she's kept her home organized for about six years now and also does consulting as a professional organizer. Even if you're not interested in her book, she shares lots of great tips in her YouTube videos. She also has DIY crafts in some of her videos (I loved her pretty felt flowers from a recent video).

The best thing about ClutterBug is her big heart. When I asked if I could do a copycat series inspired by her Great Purge of 2017, she quickly responded with a cheerful yes. I'm calling mine The Great Clutter Purge of 2017, only one word different from hers. I like that I have all of 2017 because with these health challenges things are going very slowly. But slowly is better than not at all. If you want to join me on my 2017 clutter busting journey, come back each Tuesday for tips and progress reports.

May God bless Cas, her family, you and your family!

Book launch ("Real Life Organizing") page: http://clutterbug.me/book
Cas' Website: http://clutterbug.me/ 
Cas' YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrganizedClutterbug
Cas' Organizing Tips Playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzglswYcXP2jmldtkZ4Mwp7y9wMgIjf-d
Cas' Great Purge of 2017 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzPDEBlCl4&index=10&list=PLzglswYcXP2jmldtkZ4Mwp7y9wMgIjf-d
Cas' Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Clutterbug.Me/

Note: This is a totally unsolicited, unpaid, unsponsored post. All opinions are my own. I'm just a fan of ClutterBug and thought this would be a nice way to help her meet her book's pre-order goal.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Braveheart and the Sandman Kittens: Cuddling Cuteness

Cute kittens cuddle on couch: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2017
Happy wild Wednesday! I'm totally biased but I think these cuddling kittens are totally cute. They're huge for kittens and still growing. But they're still full of that baby cat energy and it's nice to catch them being still.
The Sandman and Braveheart cuddling: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2017
Cuteness! Two kittens hug sleeping. I love to see them like this. They totally love each other and cuddle often.
Cute cuddle cats awakened by camera: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2017
Of course, the clicking camera sometimes wakes them up. But they're cute that way too.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!

Related posts:
Cute wrestling kittens: https://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2016/08/cute-kittens-wrestle-and-surrender.html

Tiny new kittens: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2016/05/braveheart-and-sandman-our-new-kittens.html
Yawning kitten tongue: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2016/06/cute-kittens-yawning-and-cuddling.html

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year Blessing, Update and Haiku Poems

This lovely New Year image was custom made for me by my dear friend,
graphic artist Jackie Peeler. You can see more of her work at http://designexcellence.me/

Happiest New Year wishes to you and yours! I pray that this year will bring you closer to our Lord, to those you love and to the goals you hold most dearly.

Happy New Year 2017 Haiku Poems
Happy New Year to
you and yours! I hope that you
have your best year yet! 

May you always feel
treasured, loved, blessed and sure of 
God's great love for you

I'm still praying for direction and for the first time in ages, have no concrete plan for the year ahead. Maybe that's what God is telling me. Be still and listen. Be more open to His spontaneous direction. I don't know for sure. But I do know He loves me and He loves you! May He bless you beyond your wildest dreams!

Related posts:
2015 New Year blessing: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2015/01/happy-new-year-free-gift-for-you.html
2014 New Year butterflies: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2014/01/happy-new-year-blessings-butterflies.html
2013 New Year blessing: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2013/01/happy-new-year-haiku-and-blessing.html
2012 New Year blessing: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2012/01/two-new-year-haikus-inspired-by-god-and.html
2011 New Year poems: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-years-prayer-haikus.html

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! And an Update

Merriest Christmas wishes from my home and heart to yours! I love celebrating the birth of our Savior, the greatest gift of all time! May the joy of knowing him fill your heart with love and peace!

You may have noticed that I've been on a long break from the actual blog but I'm still active on the blog's Facebook page if you'd like to catch up there. I also occasionally post to Instagram.

As we close out 2016, I'm prayerfully considering my path for 2017. There may be some big changes! Regardless of where God leads me, I hope and pray that you are happy, healthy and walking in peace with our Lord. May God bless you and those you love!

Note: Cat photos by me and are, clockwise from top: the Sandman, Braveheart and Baby Cat. Photo of my husband Ben and me by Joshua Otte. I designed the card on Shutterfly. This is not a sponsored or paid post. All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Autumn Asters, Honey Bee and Capitol Columns at US National Arboretum

Honeybee on purple aster: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday! Asters are one of the joys of autumn. I think this honey bee would agree.
Asters and field foliage: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
This week at the U.S. National Arboretum the purple autumn asters are in full bloom. 
Capitol columns with autumn color: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The area by the capitol columns is a great place to view them.
Autumn aster field and foliage: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The asters contrast nicely with the autumn foliage of nearby plants.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you this autumn and always!

Related posts:
Autumn bonsai tree foliage: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2015/10/autumn-bonsai-flowers-and-chrysanthemum.html
2013 Autumn bonsai foliage: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2013/11/autumn-bonsai-exhibit-at-us-national.html
Fall foliage at USNA: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2013/11/fall-foliage-at-us-national-arboretum.html

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cooper's Hawk for Wild Wednesday

Cooper's Hawk: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy wild Wednesday! I'm excited to share what I think are our first Cooper's hawk photos.
Downward stare: Copyright © Ben Wheeler, 2016
Used with permission
My husband spotted this beauty, called me over and we got to enjoy its majestic presence for a few minutes before it flew off.
Wild bird gaze: Copyright © Ben Wheeler, 2016
Used with permission
This is one beautiful wild bird! I love seeing local wildlife up close. It's a true blessing.
Hunting hawk: Copyright © Ben Wheeler, 2016
Used with permission
Hearty thanks to my husband for spotting the bird and sharing his photos with us here! And thank you for visiting! May God bless and keep you!

Related posts:
Wet wild birds: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2014/07/wet-wild-birds.html
Catbird and Robin: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2015/06/catbird-and-robin.html
Eagle festival: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2012/03/eagle-festival-photos.html

Friday, October 21, 2016

Grasshopper on Golden Chrysanthemums

Green grasshopper yellow flowers: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday! This neat grasshopper and I surprised each other when I was photographing our golden yellow chrysanthemums last week. The insect took off before I could get a second shot but one is better than none.

Thank you for visiting! I hope this autumn finds you well. May God bless you!

Related posts:
Pretty insects on flowers: http://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2016/03/pretty-insects-on-giant-red-zinnias-and.html
Tiny bee on cosmos: https://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2016/09/big-fat-raindrops-on-beautiful-flowers.html
Yellow finch on black eyed susans: https://lovejoyandpeas.blogspot.com/2012/08/yellow-finch-feeding-on-black-eyed.html