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Closets to dream about... now!! This client is a full time #bosslady and mom of 2 very active boys... we went In and helped her get everything in place and organized!!! This is what we love... making life easier & less chaotic!! • #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #femaleentrepreneur #closetorganization #closetgoals


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Guys, this is so exciting and so very encouraging. These are the baklava orders that have been placed in the first 24 hours! We are so blessed!!! ************************************* "Whatever is in your imagination, God put it there for a reason. The way that you can achieve your vision is to jump." -Steve Harvey


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Today my family began a new endeavor - we are selling baklava!!! We took samples to our work places and we posted on Facebook. Within the first hour we had two orders and another order came in just a bit ago. This is so encouraging. And it is very exciting to think that we might be able to bring in some extra cashola sharing one of our most favorite things with others. We have further ideas on how to expand this endeavor if we have that opportunity. Finally, I am rebounding and ready to get going, working hard and earning extra in order to make dreams come true!!! ******************************************** "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." -Henry Van Dyke


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LABELS!!!! I swear by labels and lists... and these labels are by far my favorite!! I have tried several similar brands over the years, these are the best & business card size so... you can easily switch them out when you’re editing life! Link for the clear labels are in my bio & don’t forget to add some @avery business cards & you’re set! Print them, write on them, whichever you prefer ♥️🙌🏻 • #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #femaleentrepreneur #favoritethings


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I'm beginning to come out of my funk as I have nearly defeated the crud that has been plaguing me this month and inhibiting me from hitting full stride in the attainment of my goals. However, the effects of being sick will be quite evident as I relay the additional funds that I have been able to bring in over the last two weeks. *** Panera: $442.96 Found & Gifted: $2.87 Total: $445.83 *** So, I managed to make every day of work despite being sick, such a blessing. I did not, however, manage to donate plasma. I also haven't managed to get more items listed on Facebook marketplace. I was blessed with a couple of cash tips at work and one of my kiddos placed some coins in my change jar - every bit counts! Additionally, I made progress on three endeavors that will hopefully yield income at some point, albeit not at this moment. I had toyed around with the idea of each of these projects a year ago but didn't make any progress until this month and I hadn't even planned to work on them now, it just sort of happened. My boys and I will be launching a cottage industry next week and I wrote outlines for two books - be prepared for updates soon, very soon. I'm making progress even when I'm not hitting the goals exactly as I laid forth at the beginning of the month and that feels good! *********************************** "How determined you are determines your outcome." -Jen Sincero


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Just look at this little feast! Yesterday morning before heading off to work I threw together this little lunch and it turned out to be a delightfully decadent feast. I had planned to pack a bit of frittata that I had saved but learned that the hubby had thrown it out. This left me scrambling to assemble a lunch. I will admit that I considered using my employee discount and buying my lunch at work. I couldn't bring myself to do it. I had just noted that packing my lunch was a frugal accomplishment that I was proud of and I really didn't want to blow it. I scrounged and found plenty of yummy's. So to accompany my Panera tea and a good book, I had a chicken breast and pasta with a creamy pesto-like sauce that my son had made for his catering job, a kale and cranberry salad, and a cake pop my son brought from work with the baker. It was wonderful - a veritable feast!!!! *********************************** "Thought allied fearlessly with purpose becomes creative force." -James Allen


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I was bored and didn't know what to do so my brain was like:" EYYYY, YOOO YOU SOULD eDiT SOME SaFf" and I was like :"GENIUS!!" - - - - - - - - #edit #gachalife #gachalifeedit #gacha #gachaedit #fun #bored #lifeedited #bigbrain


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I am tired of earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives. • • • • #edgyaesthetic #edgy #aesthetic #aestheticedits #aestheticvideos #softgirl #softaesthetic #adolescentcontent #softgirlaesthetic #softgrunge #softgrungeaesthetic #softedits #softedits #edits #edit #lifeedited


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@sal.cartusciello wants to unpack EVERYTHING the first day. Me? Not so much. This has been a lonnnnng day and I’m pooped! Huge progress has been made tho. #movingday #loftlife #gaslamp #lifeedited #mocadiaries


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To be frank, this month has not gone at all as planned. My new job comes with very generous co-workers; co-workers who share quite well🤣. Several of them had bronchitis when I began and now I have some crud as well. I have had it for two weeks and have not quite kicked it as of yet. This has set me back some. It is difficult to have the kind of laser focus that I need to fulfill my goals when I am not feeling well. I haven't earned much in the way of extra earnings. I haven't purged belongings or made much progress in my home. And I haven't been able to put much focus on frugal accomplishments- achieving them and logging them. There is, however, one frugal accomplishment that I can recall and that I am really quite proud of. *** On the days that I work at Panera I am allowed to get food at 65% off but I don't. I pack my lunch every day. I save little bits of leftovers and create divine little lunches. I am allowed a bakery item at no cost so I may add a bagel to my lunch. These lunches are satisfying in every possible way. I sip on some tea, feast on some decadent morsels and read a good book and it costs me nothing!!!! And nothing is less then 65% off of something. 😁I save 15 to 20 dollars a week doing this one small simple thing! *********************************** "The man whose richest is whose pleasures are cheapest." -Henry David Thoreau


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Drop a ✋ if you can relate!!! We’ve alllllll got those keepsakes/heirlooms or things we hold on to, that we’ve never used!!! Let me help you get rid of it and edit the space!!! • #holidayseason #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #femaleentrepreneur


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Staging!!!! This client is getting ready to start a new chapter (👰🤵) but needs to get their home sold first!! Nothing is better than a good clean out and purge before moving out!! Decluttering and purging before a move will make your move SO.MUCH.EASIER!! Stay tuned, more updates in their new chapter of life to come!! But, don’t wait until it’s time to move to LOVE your space! Almost every cleint says, “I wish I had done this before and truly enjoyed this space”... don’t live with regret, let me help you create your perfect organized home! • . . . #staging #beforeandafter #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #femaleentrepreneur


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Alrighty, here is my long overdue update on October finances. I had determined to attempt a version of a no-spend in the month of October. My goal was to come in under the budgeted amounts in the categories of groceries, gas, and entertainment. I budget $600 for groceries, $150 for gas, and $150 for entertainment. My ultimate goal was to make progress in paying down some debt, including paying down some of my son's term 3 tuition. ********** So how did I do? Groceries: $729.45 Gas: $64.32 Entertainment: $115.97 I also had to spend $17.48 on the hubby's medication and $47.87 on my uniform for Panera. ********** Obviously my stated goal was not met. Even when I add up all the categories and deduct it from the total of $900 that was allotted, I went over by $75.09. But, here is the crazy thing, I am not disappointed. I am actually proud of what I accomplished during the month of October. The groceries purchased during the month include 70 pounds of ground beef, 30 pounds of pork, 30 pounds of chicken breasts, 50 pounds each of rice, flour and sugar. Additionally, I paid $211 over minimum due amounts on debt and $700 on the kiddos tuition. I have proven to myself that with focus and determination I can reach my long-term goals. *********************************** "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion." -Simon Sinek


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I call this one #LifeEdited Sometimes you just need to cut out the #bullshit and #beyourself Edit out the people who can’t handle disagreement or messes. Edit out abusers and users. Edit out #imperialism and #whiteprivilege Edit out people who can’t see the value in our material world and the #labor that created it (manufactured good aren’t manufactured in a shipping container). Edit out those folks who want to hide their messes under a blanket of white or some earth-toned surface treatment. The kind of relationships I need can handle messes and living off #dinerfood and can live and work with shitty, high-VOC materials. If you want to win the Big Race, you gotta be tougher than that!!! #poughstyle #minimalism #boring


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I call this one #LifeEdited Sometimes you just need to cut out the #bullshit and #beyourself Edit out the people who can’t handle disagreement or messes. Edit out abusers and users. Edit out #imperialism and #whiteprivilege Edit out people who can’t see the value in our material world and the #labor that created it (manufactured good aren’t manufactured in a shipping container). Edit out those folks who want to hide their messes under a blanket of white or some earth-toned surface treatment. The kind of relationships I need can handle messes and living off #dinerfood and can live and work with shitty, high-VOC materials. If you want to win the Big Race, you gotta be tougher than that!!! #poughstyle


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Best laid plans and all... I had really intended to have a different photo for this month's accounting of how I am increasing my cash flow. I wanted to represent something other then the part-time job that I picked up at Panera; however, time and illness have thwarted my best intentions. So I will begin this new month using the old photo but am optimistic that I will be able to move forward on some of my other plans and will be able to visually represent those plans before too long. I do intend on getting more items posted in Facebook marketplace. I need to get more items to the homeschool consignment shop. I want to explore etsy, rev, and more. Another little disappointment is that my illness has prevented me from donating plasma over the last week. On the up side, I got my first significant check from Panera, we are making progress on the refinancing and my optimism is intact. *** Panera: $478.79 Plasma: $59 Found: $2.08 Total for the first third of the month: $539.62 *********************************** "Whatever you want to do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else." -Keith Haring


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Thank goodness I have friends who love to bake!!! This baker is purging all the stuff. One of THREE containers of decorative sugars and sprinkles finds a new home. 😁💪🏼 #lifeedited #minimalists #purging #bakersofinstagram #somanysprinkles #loftlife #mocadiaries


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When you wake up late and rush to get ready for work. *driving car* realize's youre phone is still on your bed😢😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #relatablememes#funnymemes #minyoongi#dead#jin#jungkook #haha#life#damn#taehyung# #hoseok#jhope#jiminah#jiminedits#rapmonsteredit#rapmon#jungkookedits#taehyungedit#jhopeedits#minyoongiedits#lifeedited


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Yesterday's paperwork condensed into bankers boxes ready for integration to their new office space (when it's built out) ..but for now it's easily accessible and goes to deep storage in their basement as these are reference documents and plans pertaining to their home renovation and the tax man! Their bedroom and closet space are now both clear of paperwork...returning their bedroom to a rest/sleep sanctuary and their closest restored to holding only clothes - the way it should be🧥👗🧣🧤🧦👚 Peace and harmony restored for this sweet, busy couple. Now they can spend more time hanging with their kids rather than getting distracted by clutter #lifeedited #lifeupgraded #feelssogood #moretime #lessclutter #feelbetter #filingsorted #paperworkdone #nyorganizer #sortedbysue


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Penguin: “Wow, all that work you’re doing looks exhausting. Try not to disturb my laying around in the sun time, tho.” 🤓 #penguinandlucius #lifeedited #minimaliststyle #purging #moving #again #mocadiaries


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Frugality, being prudent with my resources, is very important to me. It allows me to be a good steward of those resources and allows me to move closer to my goals, to realizing my dreams. Making note of my small and simple frugal accomplishments encourages mindfulness, intentionality. It helps keep me focused on those goals and dreams. Here are some of last week's frugal accomplishments. ***I took one of my kiddos to a thrift store to allow him the opportunity to shore up his fall/winter wardrobe. He found several items that were on his wish list, including, two pairs of cordorouy pants and a long desired coat. Those pants are like new and cost $9 each. The coat, though, was the big score. Using a military discount, we acquired the leather sherpa coat for $27. The coat is from Wilson's leather and a similar one would run over $500 if purchased new. Can you believe it?!? ***I have had quite an entertaining week. I have partied with friends, attended a free fashion show, watched a live stream of an event recognizing the 30 year of the Berlin wall being torn down, and attended an art exhibition with some really great performers present. ***I scored quite a bit of free stuff. -I had coupons for free stuff from a convenience store. I got a 20 oz soda and king size candy bar that I am going to use as stocking stuffers. -At the fashion show I chowed down on caramel corn and chased it with bottled water. I also scored a can of soda and some candy that will also be stocking stuffers. -Enjoyed a glass of wine and munchies at the art show. In fact, at the end of this day I realized that everything I had eaten that day was free, with the exception of a bowl of cereal. My breakfast was baked oatmeal gifted to me by my sister. Lunch was soup that my son brought home after working for a caterer. And dinner was cheese and crackers and chips and cowboy caviar at the art show. -We also enjoyed free bakery items brought home by son who works at a bakery. Free food always tastes amazing! *********************************** Even the smallest steps move you forward!


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Thanksgiving is in 3 weeks... Christmas is in less than 7 weeks... eeekkk but ahhhhh, that means company is coming...let me help you get organized, release some of the stress and minimize some of the chaos alllllll before for the holidays! • #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #helpme #femaleentrepreneur #holidayseason #holiday


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Thus far I have largely focused on the financial aspects of A Life Edited and Curated. Although I will still have an intense focus on financially related goals, I will also be focusing on editing and curating my home and thoughts. Here are some of my goals for November. *** Possessions Edited and Curated: I will strive to remove 90 items from my home this month. Here is how I have been doing over the last several months... October= 96 September= 100 August= 125 July= 55 June= 130 May= 79 April= 131 *** Home Edited and Curated: This will be an area of special emphasis during the month of November. Beyond removing 90 items from the home, I want to really clean, organize and beautify it. Winter is upon us and we will be entering hibernation mode, spending significantly more time inside. It is time to nest so I want to make sure my home is beautiful and comfortable. I also want to make sure that it is prepared for holiday enjoyment! *** Finances Edited and Curated: I will make no effort to have a no-spend month as I will turn some focus on holiday gift giving and spending some special time with friends and family; however, I will continue to log my expenditures and be ever mindful of financial goals. I will seek to come in under budget on gas and entertainment and will funnel that money to gift giving. I will stay focused and be disciplined. To encourage intentionality I intend on recording frugal successes and sharing those frugal accomplishments with you as frugality is an integral part of achieving my goals and making dreams come true. In regards to working hard and earning extra, I will continue giving plasma and working at Panera; I will list 10 items on Facebook marketplace and continue scanning receipts and doing surveys; and I will research other options such as Postmates and transcription services. *** Editing and Curating other aspects of my life: I will post what I am grateful for routinely as a way to edit negative thoughts and put positive thoughts and experiences on display, curate them. This is genuinely the way I like to live life, focusing on the positive, but it does seem particularly meaningful as we approach the holidays. ***


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Before & After! This client had some water damage... all flooring and a lot of dry wall will be replaced- she was completely overwhelmed, we went in, cleaned out l, organized & sorted everything before the renovations began...we purged & donated so much. Once renovations are complete, we will go back in a set everything back up & get it completely organized!! #staytuned#themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #foodphotooftheday #instagood #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur #beforeandafter


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Call it a side gig or a side hustle or whatever you prefer, recently I took on a part-time job at Panera. I have been putting in 20-30 hours a week for the last three weeks. Tomorrow I will receive my first significant paycheck. I am very excited about that. I am excited to begin to crunch numbers after I learn what I can expect to bring in there. We are also working on refinancing our mortgage which should reduce the payment by more than $400. I am anxiously waiting to hear what our closing costs will be. After I receive the check from Panera and learn what I need to keep on hand for the closing I will be able to determine just how much money I can put towards our other financial obligations. I hope to give an update very soon!!! *** In the meantime, let me share with you what extra cash I had come in during the final third of October... Plasma: $119 Refund check for cancelled renters insurance policy: $14.30 Total extra funds: $133.30 *** Altogether, for the month of October, we brought in an extra $627.96!!! All of this will be invested, in one form or another, in making dreams a reality! *********************************** "The goal isn't more money. The goal is living life on your terms." -Will Rogers


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Life hack! Going out of town, without your kiddos and want to make life simpler? Go ahead, have all their clothes laid for each day/event (everything down to socks, hair ties & bows) and pack them up in ziplock bags! This will definitely help take some of the chaos away, one less thing to worry about & helps everyone involved! Check out my stories (life hacks highlights) for all the details! • #themollybeffect #simplicity #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss


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October has come and gone and the Cook at Home challenge comes to an end. Now it's time for a final bit of accountability. During the latter third of the month the hubby and I did do lunch out one day as a date of sorts and I bought jack-o-lantern pizzas for Halloween; otherwise meals were prepared at home. *** I baked more banana bread and some bran muffins for quick breakfasts and snacks. Additionally, we had an African chickpea soup accompanied by a salad; omelettes and homemade biscuits; posole; African groundnut stew; nachos; carne adovada; chicken and Spanish rice burritos; leftover soup (lentil or chickpea) and grilled cheese sandwiches; and little homemade pizzas. And I made three apple pies throughout the month. *** As a whole, I would say that the challenge was successful. It was an exercise in being intentional and in using our resources wisely. It promoted creativity and provided comfort. I will continue to strive to prepare our meals at home, making occasional allowances for a date with the hubby or a meal out with the kiddos or with friends. I will strive to view eating out as a treat, an occasional luxury. When I do eat out I will savor every moment. *********************************** "I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -Laura Ingalls Wilder


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Entertainment expenditures for the latter part of October weren't nearly as frugal as the first two-thirds of the month. We spent $105.97 during this last third of the month; whereas, we only spent $10 during the first part of the month. However, we did still come in under our budgeted amount of $150. *** Here is the breakdown for these entertainment expenditures... The hubby and I took a drive to the Amish store, just the two of us, which got him to thinking that we should have lunch out and call it a date. I took him to a local sandwich shop that he had never been to and he loved it. We spent $25.03. I gave my youngest son $40 so that he could hang out with his friends. Twice he went out to eat and he went to a haunted house. I treated myself to a donut and some milk, $3.36, on a morning that I had to myself. And I treated the family to some festive Halloween goodies costing me $37.58. *** One caveat: No one in the family knew I was attempting a no-spend. They hadn't agreed to it so I didn't feel that I could compel them to not spend money on entertainment. Given that I think we did really well. Also, I learned something about myself. Although the children aren't young and, thus, I don't feel the need to do Halloween the way I once would have, I still get enjoyment out of doing some of our traditional things and I must continue to budget that in. I thought I could go without but in the end I still wanted some festive food, caramel apples, apple cider and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown movie and the kids still wanted a little bit of candy. One frugal success was that I avoided buying Halloween candy. I didn't pass any out and, in order to give candy to the kids, I collected candy at every place that was offering up some for free over the last couple of weeks. *** Also on the entertainment front, I saw Little House on the Prairie Musical for free by volunteering to usher. And I spent a great deal of time reading books from the public library and listening to podcasts (Check out My Worst Date - so funny). *** All in all, a good month. I came in under budget and learned stuff about myself. And still, there is room for improvement.


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A Life Edited and Curated began over four years ago as a personal and private blog. At that time I had a goal to sort, purge and organize every nook and cranny of my home. The blog provided me a place to track my progress. I used the space to document the number of items leaving and entering my home. I recorded what I was thinking and feeling about the process. I began to more clearly define what was of highest value to me and I recognized my perceived failures and successes. *** Some of the entries made included details such as these from June 15, 2015: "I can't believe I found MORE clothes. I am NOT a clotheshorse. I don't even like to shop for clothing for myself yet somehow I managed to acquire a LOT of clothing. Today I found two boxes of clothing that might be worked into a capsule. I also found a box of clothes that every single item was too small. They were items that I felt really good in at one point in time. At the time that I had packed them away I had hoped I would get back into them. My identity was truly wrapped up in them. But now I am so over them. I still love them but I don't pine to be that woman anymore. I like who I am now and if I ever wear that size again I am certain that I will have fun dressing the woman that I will be then. This is such a watershed moment." Other entries just included what I got rid of and what I brought into my home. I kept a running tally. *** I don't maintain the blog anymore. I do, however, still tally the number of items that I get rid of. Recently I was asked about my tally marks, which are prominently displayed in my kitchen. After explaining what they represent I was asked about keeping track of what I bring in. I said, "I don't need to track that anymore." And it's true and it's amazing. And I am pleased to say that things keep leaving the house and my life continues to be refined! *********************************** "The difference between succeeding and failing is consistency." - Don Connelly


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I have been working hard to keep expenditures down and find ways to bring in a little extra money so that I can bankroll some things that are a very high priority for me. It is very helpful for me to daily remind myself of my goals and to routinely make note of my progress. These two things really help me stay motivated and focused. *** In order to bring in some extra money, I had hoped to convert some of my physical assets into cashola via a yard sale. That did not happen as I began a full training schedule for my job at Panera. I have some things posted on Facebook marketplace but have not had the time to post more items. All of my focus recently has been on learning how to do my new job and learning how to fit this new endeavor into my life. And that is ok. After I get my bearings with this endeavor I will layer other endeavors on top of it. Little by little I will get there! I will accomplish my goals!!! *** Here is an update on extra money I have managed to bring in over the second third of the month of October. Plasma: $158 Panera: $65.31 Misc: $3.45 Total for this last week in a half is $226.76! *********************************** "Be proactive to challenges, find the solution rather than an excuse." -wealthnoir


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Another third of the month of October has come and gone and I am pleased to be able to say that I continue to be successful at my "Cook at Home" challenge, even with having started work! *** Here is what I have been serving up: Salisbury steak and potato latkes; pork chops with rice and gravy; breakfast burritos with more of that homemade salsa; roast chicken with a tossed salad; tuna salad sandwiches; leftover smorgasbord; quesadillas with fresh roasted green chiles; bbq ribs and dirty rice; ham and rigatoni casserole with steamed broccoli; lentil and beef soup and grilled cheese sandwiches; and salt and pepper ribs with greens and dirty rice. We have been eating quite well!!! *********************************** "It's pointless to set goals if you're not going to try to hit them. " -Don Connelly


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Papers, papers, papers!!! This client went through every single piece of paper- we either trash, shred, or file! Life is so overwhelming, once all of the clutter is gone and a system is in place, everything run so much smoother!⠀ •⠀ ⠀ #themollybeffect#lifewithmollyb#organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur #filing #beforeandafter


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A MollyB Approved Shoe Organizer!!! Have a ton of shoes, tired of them always falling... here’s your solution, check out my “life hacks” highlights for how they work in my closet & if you want to purchase... link in my bio for ya!! • Don’t forget to tag me if you love any of these hacks, tips, tricks or ideas... giveaway at the end of the month!!! 😉 • #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #closet #closetorganizer #organizemylife #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur


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¿Edición o ficción? Edito la realidad, pero no la invento. En un mundo en el que a menudo se habla de ideales y de irreales, construyo desde lo sincero de mi mirada, que no es siempre toda la historia. Es mi historia: la que elijo escribir. Es mi vida: la que elijo diseñar. No publico lo que no uso ni escribo algo en lo que no creo. Pero edito. ¡Y mucho! El mundo virtual puede ser tan real como el tangible, y al mismo tiempo mostrar otra cara: la más clara, la más ordenada, la más tú en el sentido de la visión. Me encanta tomar fotos. Y tomo más de una la mayoría de las veces. Reencuadro, limpio, reorganizo, uso presets... “Edito” la realidad. Es un ensayo de prueba y error constante. Cada imagen es intencional. Cada momento capturado es a raíz de un instante gozado: un sabor, un aroma, una reflexión, una sensación... todo lo que te muestro para mí es significativo. Pero a menudo pienso en ese lado que no se ve... que elegimos que no se vea. Todo se vuelve evidente cuando lo mostramos, pero lo importante es saber verlo y no contarnos historias que no son, ni entre nosotras ni a nosotras mismas. En mi caso, crear contenido es una danza entre ser yo misma, mi mirada como directora creativa, mi amor por la calma y determinada estética y mi visión. ¿Qué opinas sobre “editar” la realidad? ¿Qué separa la edición de la ficción para ti?


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Revamping spaces!! We cleaned this clients basement out and found so many wonderful memories and toys... this play room has had many functions over their years here, (playroom, homework room, media room, workout room) now they’re turning it back to a playroom for their grandchildren and they have all of their pictures/memories/keepsakes organized and where they can go right to them! • #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur #newspaces #creating


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Several of my posts thus far have been related to finances - the editing of extraneous expenditures and the seeking to bring in extra funds so that I can contribute to some endeavors that are very important to me. Here is one such endeavor. One of my kiddos is studying acting in London- it's a BIG dream and, quite frankly, for us it is a daring dream. To actualize this dream requires summoning great amounts of focus and determination. Today I worked a full shift at my new job. I left work feeling fatigued and wondering what I had gotten myself into (it is obvious that I will require an adjustment period physically and emotionally - it has been a very long time since I have worked in this manner). Then I checked my phone and this kiddo had sent me an audio recording of him singing a bit of Wheels of a Dream from Ragtime. I miss him and I miss seeing and hearing him perform but this was salve for my spirit, reminding me just why I make the choices and sacrifices that I make. This is one of my "why's" that motivate me to work hard and make wise choices.


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Seasons of life change...which means we need to reorganize and revamp our spaces! A simple rubber headband & a plastic baggie can REALLY help in the “game” space of your home. Check out my “kids spaces” in my highlights for the full deets! #themollybeffect#simplesolutions #lifehacks #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur


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So, here I am, folks! Day one in my uniform for my new part time job at Panera. Let me tell you, it was a little surreal seeing this face with this cap on staring back at me in the mirror. It has been 18 years since I have had paid employment outside of the home and 33 years since I have worn a uniform to work and been in food service. But the time is right for me to return - the hours are flexible, the location is close to my home, and my co-workers are supportive of me and my re-entry into the workforce. Many of them have known me for years as I have been a regular at this cafe. So I am going to ease my way back into the world of working outside the home. I am going to press on, moving towards my goals. The adventure has begun! *********************************** When you feel overwhelmed, remember: a little at a time is how it gets done. One thing, one task, one moment at a time.


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In order to achieve my goals and play a part in making dreams come true, it is important that I generate a little extra income. I want to be mindful about how I spend my time and resources as I explore ways to do this. I am moving forward on some ideas, layering one thing upon another seeking a balanced approach that works for me whether it makes sense to others or not. Most recently I applied to work part time at Panera and was hired; this should be an adventure. I will most certainly have more to say about this in the future. Additionally, I have posted items for sale on Facebook marketplace, am gearing up for a yard sale, do surveys online, scan receipts, and give plasma. I have a couple of small business ideas that I hope to initiate. All of this while I ponder what I want my future to look like - do I want to resume my career? do I want to maintain the utmost flexibility even if the pay is lower? Pondering, moving forward slowly, feeling things out. *** In the meantime, here is my extra income for the first third of this month. Plasma: $99.99 Ibotta: $19.97 Class action settlement (surprise!): $147.94 Total: $267.90 Progress. Inching towards my goals! *********************************** "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." -Rabindranath Tagore


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In addition to a "no-spend" challenge, I am participating in a cook at home challenge for the month of October. I typically cook the majority of my meals at home but a challenge such as this one requires me to be particularly mindful. This mindfulness increases the odds that I will avoid a quick trip through the Taco Bell drive thru or an online order for Dominos delivery. It increases the odds that I will have planned ahead for those crazy little moments in life that make the drive thru so enticing. This challenge is complementary to the "no-spend" challenge. Dining out would not be considered an essential and can really strain a budget. By using, primarily, what I have at home in a strategic manner I should be able to come in under the designated amount budgeted for groceries. *** We are a third of the way through October; how am I doing? As a whole I am pleased with how I have been doing despite the fact that I haven't been 100% successful. The hubby had a very difficult month and has been quite ill. Three times he had meals that were purchased from restaurants, as he was craving very specific things, while the rest of the family ate meals that I prepared. Then, when the husband asked for pizza, and I saw that there was a great special, I ordered carryout for the entire family, despite the fact that I already had dinner in the crockpot. We had that meal the following day. Not perfect but not bad. *** So, what did we have? I made four loaves of banana bread that worked very well for breakfasts and snacks. We had homemade chicken noodle soup with Greek salad and rolls; burritos with homemade salsa; pork roast with cabbage and apples and roasted carrots; hot dogs, hamburgers with potato salad and chips and salsa, schnitzel with applesauce and potato salad; Frito pies; nachos; lasagna with green beans; hamburger helper; pinto beans, fried potatoes and mustard greens; breakfast burritos with that homemade salsa; and in the oven presently is green chile cheese enchiladas which will be served with a side of pinto beans. We are eating well!!! *********************************** "Decide what kind of life you actually want. Then say "No" to everything that isn't that!


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A Life Edited and Curated involves sorting through various areas of my life, removing those things that are not in line with my values or are impeding my ability to achieve goals and realize dreams while retaining those things that, after careful consideration, contribute to the life I want to lead. *** My finances are an area that warrants careful consideration. I desire to do my best to utilize my money wisely. Undoubtedly I have frittered away way too much money in my life. I have told myself that I couldn't afford to travel or fulfill other larger dreams while, simultaneously, spending money on a million small things. That spending impeded me from doing things that I dreamed of doing. I now know that I can make big dreams come true if I stay determined and focused. And, let me tell you, there are BIG dreams being dreamed that I want to be a part of actualizing. *** To make those dreams come true it is likely that I will have to make some big financial moves in 2020. In the meantime, I will focus on the little daily decisions, seeking small successes that will surely play a part in achieving my goals. Presently, I am doing a "no-spend" for the month of October. After paying the bills, I am allowed to spend on gas, groceries and some entertainment but am striving to come in significantly below my regularly budgeted amount. I am seeking to have more true "no-spend" days than not throughout the course of the month. *** For the first third of the month I have spent $196.30 at the grocery store ($21 of this was actually spent on a prescription and an adaptor). I have also spent $30.72 on gas and $10 on entertainment. As a whole, I am pleased with where we are at with our budget. The groceries are a little higher than I would have preferred due to the hubby getting sick and requiring some specialized food items but I am confident that we can come in under our budgeted amount of $600. I must stay the course. *********************************** "A goal without a plan is just a wish." -Antoine de Saint Exupery


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This is the very essence of A Life Edited and Curated - examining what it is that I need and desire and making mindful decisions that move me closer to "enough."


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This is me many years ago as I was beginning my journey into adulthood. I'm a freshman in college here, on my own for the first time. I'm uncertain about many things but there are a couple of things that I am certain of including (1) the older women in my life don't understand what it means to be a modern woman, their ways are quaint but limited, and (2) I can be and will be the ultimate modern woman; I can "bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget you're a man". Yes, I was convinced that I could be the epitome of the Enjoli woman that was paraded before me in my formative years. I just knew that I could have it all, do it all and be it all and find happiness, joy, purpose, and contentment in doing so. *** I gave it all a good try, I really did. I have degrees and have had professional jobs. I have a husband, four children, and a home in a desirable neighborhood. I have experienced joy and satisfaction related to each of these; however, while pursuing them all simultaneously I struggled with contentment. I just couldn't figure out how to do them all to my satisfaction. I always felt like I was sacrificing one thing for the other: a type of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' but typically with time and energy rather than money. *** Not long after my fourth child was born I made the choice to focus on my roles as wife, mother and homemaker with singularity. This required me to challenge what I believed about being an adult, a woman; it challenged my identity and values. I was questioning whether I could have it all, do it all and be it all. It was the beginning of editing and curating my life. *** During the course of the journey, I have learned that life involves a series of trade-offs. A particular dollar or minute or ounce of energy can only be utilized on a single thing. Therefore, choices have to be made. Even when not making mindful choices I am still making choices. When I work diligently to make choices that align with my values and goals my contentment has increased exponentially. *********************************** "You have to have a 100% belief in your core reason for being. This gives you vision, clarity, and informs decisions"


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A beautiful start to a beautiful day - a walk to the bakery on the corner, where I was gifted a tea and now have a moment to reflect on this day and this time in my life. It is Autumn. The air is crisp and cool while the sun is casting its golden light. A breeze is rustling through the trees causing them to lose the occasional leaf or even an acorn that wasn't entirely ready to leave it's leafy home. The neighbors cottonwood tree is also dancing in the wind and it's leaves are clacking, sounding like a million little fairies clapping exuberantly. The squirrels, in anticipation of the next season, are scurrying around scavenging the acorns. The season feels fresh. It seems energized and ripe with possibility. It seems as though the time is right for the possibility of this new endeavor. Truthfully, this project isn't entirely new. A Life Edited and Curated, in its former life, was a very simple personal blog documenting my journey in sorting, purging and organizing my belongings in an effort to create a home environment that truly reflected my values and personal identity. I logged what came in and out, what was difficult about the process and what ways of thinking made the process easier. It allowed me to redefine my relationship with stuff. I want to revive and expand this project making it more public for accountability and including more aspects of my life- possessions, finances, time, personal image and identity. Examining each area in hopes of aligning them with who I am and what I value. The time is right for this project; I too have entered a new season, one ripe with possibility. My role, my life has changed. It is time to define and refine, to prepare and anticipate for what is yet to come. I begin today. ************************************************ "Trust that still small voice that says, 'This might work' and try it." -Diane Mariechild


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New Product Obsession! I fight with my charging cords on my nightstand, that watch cord always falls, every.single.night (watch cord falls ALL THE TIME)... before this!! Check out my stories (or “life hacks highlights) for the details and the link to purchase in my bio!! #makinglifeeasier #lifehacks#productreview #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur


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Favorite product alert!! I am OBSESSED with @eclothusa - they’re microfiber cloths that just need water to clean your whole home- streak free, chemical free & reusable!! I have at least 8 different ones and I use them daily!!! Link in my bio to purchase! If you get them, Don’t forget to post and tag me to enter in my monthly drawing!! • #themollybeffect #organizeyourlife #lifeedit #lifeedited #organized #organizedhome #makinglifesimpler #simplifyyourlife #themollybeffect #lifewithmollyb #lifehack #parentinghack #organizedlife #professionalorganizer #homeorganizer #lifeorganizer #lifeorganized #planner #lifehacks #newbiz #womenhelpingwomen #girlboss #risingtidesociety #femaleentrepreneur


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Mummy and nya day, doing what we know best. #messyplay #childsplay #creativeday #nyaism #curiouscurator


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