December 20, 2006

*New!* Works for Me Wednesday...

I've been inspired by the Rocks In My Dryer ("RIMD") mommy blog to join in its "Works for Me Wednesday" ("WFMW") blog carnival. Basically, the idea behind WFMW is that you share little tips (parenting, organizing, cleaning, cooking, travel, you name it) that have helped you and the collection of links to everyone's little tips are posted on the RIMD blog every Wednesday. Cute idea!

So here is our first WFMW tip:

*Keep a box of "quick gifts" in a closet at home for emergency gift giving.

I started this last year after the holidays when I repeatedly was caught in a situation where I needed a little gift but didn't have the time to go out and buy one (i.e. a neighbor stops by unexpectedly; you forget to give your mail carrier a little token of appreciation; you're invited to a party and forget to pick up a hostess gift, etc). So, what I did was get out a medium-sized plastic bin that I wasn't using, make a space for it at the top of my coat closet, and over time, put items in it that I saw in the store that I thought were cute or were on sale or whatever. [This is a great use for items that you may want to re-gift too!] If you're feeling really ambitious, you can keep a running list of what's in the box so that you can keep track. Also, to avoid any gift wrapping debacles, I found this great Gift Bag Organizer at the Home Depot (for like $4), that hangs right in the closet. Voila! You're all ready to get your gift-giving on.


An Ordinary Mom said...

Welcome to WFMW! What a great idea. We do something similar to this (I mostly have kids gifts on hand), but I like how you have expanded it!

Justice Fergie said...

Thanks Ordinary Mom! I've been doing it for kids gifts too. It's come in handy more than once!

Tara Barthel said...

SO fun to find your site! I, too, am a wife, momma, and lawyer. (Although I usually refer to myself as a "recovering lawyer"--hah hah.)

Hey--have you groovy mamalaw three ever heard of the Institute for Christian Conciliation (

I started mediation training with them back in law school and have thoroughly enjoyed serving in the area of Christian conciliation. (I used to work there full-time, but, you know ... I've been promoted to motherhood now.)

Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to serve or encourage you three and your fun ministry!

Blessings to you and your families too--

Your sister in Christ,
Tara Barthel

Justice Fergie said...

Hi Tara!

Thanks for visiting our blog. I haven't heard of the ICC but will check out your website to find out more.

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