All posts tagged: planning

How to Operate a Home

A business CANNOT be successful without a strategy and proper operations. A home is not any different. Home life is just as busy, if not BUSIER, than a company. So, to make our life as easy and balanced as possible this year, we just need to follow these steps to be operational wizards…

Thanksgiving Dinner Planned for You!

As I said in a previous article, Fall is my favorite time of year.  Since I was a little girl, it always meant cold days and cozy nights, and being at home with my family.  It just said to me, “gotta get ready for the long winter.” Perhaps what I love most about Fall is Thanksgiving!  It is my MOST favorite holiday and my favorite meal to cook (and the easiest, if you know a few tips). Here are my easy guidelines that I created over my 30 years of making Thanksgiving dinner! The Day Before: Make the stuffing, pies, cranberry sauce, and the first step of your sweet potatoes.  Boil your sweet potatoes until tender (but not falling apart) with the skins on and then once cooked, remove skins and set in fridge for the next day. If you buy canned cranberry sauce, throw the cans in the fridge to get them cold for the big day, or if you like to make your own, you’ll want to do this ahead of time too …

Make Every Day a Friday!

You’re sleeping restlessly as you dream about sprinting down East 42nd street with a snapped stiletto heel and frizzy summer hair, panicked that you are late to your Business Chicks luncheon.  Suddenly, you hear that siren-ey bullhorn noise of your alarm that sounds way too much like Janice from Friends.  You contemplate opening your eyes, feeling totes not ready to face the day.  Then it hits you: it’s Friday.  Glorious Friday!  You’re meeting your bestie for a quick drink after work to catch up on which nail polish is currently being marketed as the “most durable” for your summer adventures, then off to an al fresco dinner with your gorge husband under the stars! Why can’t every day, be Friday?  Well, I’m here to tell you it can.  All it takes is a little creativity and a moment to plan.  Here’s the recipe: 1) Carve 10 minutes out of your Saturday and sit down with your electronic calendar. 2) Look at the following week’s “responsibilities” (a meeting with your co-worker, apartment hunting with your spouse, …