Tackle It Tuesday

by Janice

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

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Okay – I have three really good excuses…

Yes, I know. I am a hopeless leader – a tackling failure. Once again, I have no household tackle to show off this week.

BUT – in my defense, (and isn’t a really good excuse not so much an “excuse” as a “reason?” ;) ) I have three really good excuses.

  • One – my digital camera is in Italy! So any really great tackle would be lost without the photographic punch to show it off.
  • Two – I am so lost in the world of emails and work that I can’t manage an extra thing right now.

    With Susan in Italy and me covering her workload too, I am going out of my mind.

    So please have mercy on this pathetic, pregnant woman who just can’t keep up with her life. Her house is in desperate need of a year’s worth of tackles, but alas – right now all she is trying to tackle is her inbox.

  • Three – and this is the FUN one – I am working on getting together an onslaught of contests for our Mother’s Day Giveaway. (We will be running at least six giveaways!) This is going to be fun ladies – make sure you check back later today to sign up for the first one. (Hint: it is a really great prize. And I mean really great!!! You simply do NOT want to miss it. Trust me.)

Now – lets forget my tackling excuses and get on to the good stuff! What have YOU been doing?

Link up and show off! :)


Tackle It TuesdayRemember if your next tackle is a tough one… You can Ask Our Organizer Jessica for advice.

She’s a professional organizer and we’re fortunate to have her write a monthly “Ask The Organizer” column here on “5 Minutes for Mom”.


Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bridget May 1, 2007 at 12:43 am

wow, I’m the first to sign? I feel right on top of it this week :) LOL Have a great Tackle It Tuesday!!


2 Carrie May 1, 2007 at 1:07 am

I don’t have mine up yet, but wanted to comment and tell ya not to feel bad! You DO have a tackle… that huge email pile and the double workload! :)


3 Jennifer D May 1, 2007 at 1:39 am

Sounds like your plate is overflowing, and you are tackling all you can. We all have weeks where one more thing would just be too much. (At least I do!) You shouldn’t feel bad about it one bit!


4 jen May 1, 2007 at 5:37 am

I agree with Carrie
and arent you suppose to be taking it easy anyways???


5 palmtreefanatic May 1, 2007 at 5:48 am

Busy Busy!
Have a great TIT!


6 Barbara H. May 1, 2007 at 8:04 am

Looks like you are tackling a lot! Mine today is computer-related rather than house-related.

The give-aways sound like so much fun!

I am giving away a book tomorrow in a post with author Lynn Bowen Walker who wrote Queen of the Castle: 52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker . Hope you can stop by for the interview and the book contest. :)


7 Elizabeth Christie May 1, 2007 at 8:23 am

Your tackle is HUGE! Hopefully, you can catch a rest time!


8 jennyr May 1, 2007 at 8:53 am

you have all valid reasons…so, no need to feel bad and we all have these days when everything is working against us so not to be able to post anything,hehehe!


9 WeaverMom May 1, 2007 at 9:27 am

My first “Tackle”! Sorry about your camera being in Italy. :)


10 Kris May 1, 2007 at 10:07 am

This is my first “tackle.” I’ve just been diagnosed with bad allergies and so am getting ready to get rid of as much dust and cat hair as I can – ha!


11 Lisa Knight May 1, 2007 at 10:10 am

Did my tackle, finally, I think it’s been a few weeks since I’ve remembered to post!!! And I agree that it sounds like you are tackling lots!!!


12 Comfy Denim May 1, 2007 at 10:20 am

Well…my first every tackle it is NOT huge. But it needs tackling. So I thought I’d use the extra motivation of putting it here for all bloggersphere to see.


13 Lauren May 1, 2007 at 10:42 am

I’m staying with my in-laws while hubby works in their city this week. On Saturday, we tackled their flower beds, in both their front and back yards. I’ve previously posted “before” photos on my blog. Tonight, I hope to tackle teaching my mom-in-law how to post pictures on her blog… where we’ll post the “after” photos. I also hope to tackle some dusting for her. I’ve re-discovered why we don’t have a cat since we got here last week. (allergies/fur sticking to EVERYTHING!) I’m also tackling the fun task of getting in touch with friends while we’re in town. That means dinner out tonight while Gramma babysits!


14 melody May 1, 2007 at 12:28 pm

I didn’t participate in Tackle it Tuesday, unless you count the fact I had to chase and tackle the dog…but wanted to say I am excited to read about the upcoming contests! So you just forget Tackle it Tuesday and get those contests together.:)


15 Pattie May 1, 2007 at 12:37 pm

Fighting the “too much to do, not enough time” overwhelming feeling!


16 Barb May 1, 2007 at 1:15 pm

If my digital were in Italy, I’d just turn my computer off and wait until it returned, Janice. LOL

I’d say you’re excused. Any one of those three reasons is enough. Besides. You’re tackling your email. That counts.



17 Laura May 1, 2007 at 2:53 pm

I really dragged my feet on this one, but I finally (!!) got something up, nice and respectable-like, with photos to boot. Thanks for the motivation.


18 Angie May 1, 2007 at 2:58 pm

This will be my first as I am new to this Mr. Linky. I will try to come up with something today.


19 ThoughtfulMom May 1, 2007 at 5:19 pm

I like Tackle-it-Tuesday – even though my Tuesdays are booked and I really do Tackle-it-Another-Day and post it on Thursday. Thanks for hosting this!

and I’m off to tackle a poopy diapy.


20 Steph May 1, 2007 at 10:21 pm

I think you’re tackling PLENTY so I think you’re still a great leader!! ((((HUGS))))


21 jenn May 1, 2007 at 11:46 pm

everyone deserves a day off now and again – we can’t be ALL things to ALL people ALL of the time. this is my first Tackle it Tuesday and i am sure it is the first of many. thanks so much for hosting! and take care of yourself – it’s what’s best for you and the rest of your family


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