Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blog Tour: Simplify Your Holidays

About the Book:

Simplify Your Holidays: A Christmas Planner to Use Year after Year by Marcia Ramsland (Thomas Nelson)

Organization and simplification expert Marcia Ramsland tackles the holidays with an eight-week plan designed to make Christmas a season of celebration, not stress.

Most people begin to prepare for Christmas as soon as Thanksgiving is over, which can create great stress since Thanksgiving happens at a different time every year. However, Halloween is consistently eight weeks before Christmas, so beginning then ensures enough time to prepare and plan for both Christmas and Thanksgiving and to make this a season of joy for yourself and your family. This planner addresses all the details of the busy holiday season, including buying, wrapping, and sending presents, sending Christmas cards, home decorations, and cooking and baking. What sets this planner apart is a day-by-day plan that breaks every task into manageable pieces and a daily devotional journal that keeps the reader focused on the reason for all the activity, encouraging a spirit of praise, not panic.

  • Loose Leaf: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Lslf edition (September 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401604145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401604141
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 10.2 x 1 inches

About the Author:

Marcia Ramsland is well known as "The Organizing Pro" for her practical skills and tips to manage everything from a full calendar to paper piles at home and work. She is an entertaining speaker and author of three popular books, Simplify Your Life (2003), Simplify Your Time (2006), and Simplify Your Space (2007). Her next book, Simply Your Holidays, will be released in the Fall 2008.

The "Organizing Pro's" tips appear in Better Homes and Garden, Woman's Day, and Real Simple magazines. Marcia is an international speaker appearing on radio and TV, and feels that anyone can get more organized with the right tips. Martha Stewart radio did a 20 minute live interview with Marcia Ramsland January 2008 on ways to "Simplify Your Space" and "5 Steps to Help a Child Clean their Room." Kerry Nolan was the host on Sirius radio "Living Today."

Marcia was one of four national Organizers featured in the Better Homes and Gardens special edition magazine, Secrets of Getting Organized. She is an expert at the and her corporate clients include Kodak, First National Bank, and the U.S. Navy.

I was blessed to be able to listen to a CD or Marcia Ramsland's presentation of this topic, and there were a lot of things of interest there and I believe this book would be a great help to anyone trying to plan their holidays. I want one!

I have been one of those people that just did not bother much. I have only been the woman of my house hold for just over two years now and there are so many things about holiday planning where I have just said that I am not going to worry much less do anything about it. After hearing the things that Marcia had to say, I realize that I really could do some things without much hassle and it would make my holidays much more enjoyable and full of the Christmas Spirit, which the Spirit of Christ is definitely what I want to share.

I enjoyed this and I think you will too. Oh, and Boodrews, be watching your mailbox!

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