Amanda LeBlanc


Study Guide

Believe it or not, summer’s end is fast approaching and it’s time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school. Here are a few tried-and-true ways to help your child excel in his or her studies and lessen the stress on both of you.

Long Live Perfectionism

I also have to say that the word perfectionist is often overused and misused. It seems to be used for any and every person who is a leader, for anyone who wants to be successful or isn’t satisfied with just being mediocre. But I don’t think that’s always the right definition, and I don’t always think it’s a bad thing.

Raise That Door Proudly!

How many of you have ever parked your car in the garage? How many wait until no one in the neighborhood is around to lift the garage door? I know the truth, and it’s OK, because mine has been there, too.

Get Your Summer On

Summer is approaching quickly and it’s time to get you and your kids organized so you can make the most of your time and not miss a second of the fun! Prepare now so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun.

Sneak a Peek: Heidi Elnora’s Creative Space

I have found that the most inspiring, creative people can also be the most unorganized. Some feel that the chaos gives them the inspiration to think creatively. For Heidi Elnora, owner and designer of heidi elnora bridal atelier, this is not the case.

Am I a Hoarder?

“Oh my gosh! I’m such a hoarder!” I hear this all the time, but most of the time it is far from the truth. People use it as a way to express how unorganized they feel or to lower the expectation of what you will see in their home.

A Peek Inside Mayor Bell’s Office

I decided to take a peek inside one of the most well-known offices in Birmingham: the office of Mayor William Bell. I have to admit that the office is the hardest place for me to keep straight, even as organized as I am. I was more than excited to talk with a man who has more on his plate than most and find out just how he does it.

Closet Envy

The house was everything I thought it would be and more—a sleek, modern design offering breathtaking views. As I entered the closet, I thought, “How could anything in this house be less than perfect? What am I doing here?” Then, I saw it: a closet that was anything but fitting for this beautiful home and even more beautiful client.

Here Comes Santa Clause

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, it should be, but for many, it’s a time of stressing about company coming to town and spending more money than we should to find that perfect gift.

Creating a Peaceful Retreat

Met Karen. Karen is divorced and raising a daughter on her own. She has a good job with a good income, but the job and the pressures of raising her daughter, as well as taking care of her home, are all weighing heavily on her happiness. At the end of a long day, she comes home to a pile of bills and things to do. When she can no longer hold her eyes open, she makes her way to her bedroom, which is the least of her concerns.

“O” is for Organization

Does organization lead to straight A’s for our children? by Amanda LeBlanc   Our kids are back in school, and fall is in full swing! It’s a fresh start, a new beginning. They feel a sense of excitement and we want to give them the best opportunity for success. There are simple things we can… Read More