How to: De-clutter and organize your home this year

Whether it is a messy playroom or an overflowing closet, organizing your home does not have to be a daunting task. Kayla Childress, Chief Organizing Officer for Mindful Spaces, a home and business organization company, shares ways you can dethrone disorder and transform your space into clutter-free zones. We go through a closet organization with her, find out how she started her business and ask her a few questions about the de-cluttering process. Why did Childress start Mindful Spaces? “My grandmother, who passed away from cancer at the end of 2015, inspired me to fulfill my dream of owning my own business

By |January 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

4 favorite holiday recipes from Charlotte chefs

Local chefs are no strangers to delicious food. Here they share a few of their favorite holiday dishes that bring a bit of nostalgia for those that mean the most to them—family. Risotto Alla Pescatora by Chef Luca Annunziata, Passion8 Restaurant Chef Luca Annunziata says he creates the risotto alla pescatora dish because this time of year it really brings him back to his childhood home and time with family, enjoying the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which his restaurant serves every Christmas Eve. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups fish or vegetable stock 1/3 cup olive oil 1 small onion, minced (about 1/2

By |December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

5 book recommendations that remind you to be thankful

Coming off Thanksgiving, this is the season to give thanks for the wonderful things we have in our lives. But sometimes we forget, letting a bad day in the office, a fashion mishap or getting caught in the rain overshadow what’s actually going right. If you are having a hard time showing gratitude and desire to change or need a pick-me-up, try a book, specifically one that exudes appreciation, cheerfulness and peace. Here are a few thankful-themed book recommendations from local librarians that can help you get back on the thankful train. Each of these books can be found (or ordered)

By |December 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Holiday Party Etiquette

We are on the cusp of many holiday parties so I thought I would share a few do's and don'ts so you can enjoy a season of spirited soirees... DON'T forget to RSVP. This will help the hostess keep track of who's attending, as well as ensure there is enough food, drinks and parting gifts for everyone. DO Bring a hostess gift. While a gracious hostess should not expect a gift, it is a wonderful gesture to someone who has invited you to their soiree. I suggest bringing something that can be easily put aside and doesn't require immediate attention.

By |December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|