Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Announcing the G.O. Month Schedule of Workshops for 2012


Date:  Saturday, January 14
Time:  9:30am – 10:30am
Workshop Title:  Tips for Organizing, Saving, & Digitizing Your Photos
Description:  Professional organizer Jiffy Page and business partner Wally Buckner will discuss and take questions regarding how to organize and preserve the "tangible" photos you have, how to organize the "digital" photos you have and Mac and PC options for identifying and storing information about those pictures. Also, they'll talk about the scanning and restoration of photos (prints, negatives and slides) so you can both preserve and share your family's photographic memories. This workshop is held at Finders Keepers Furnishings and will begin at 9:30am sharp on Saturday, January 14th. Seating is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis so arrive early! Last week's workshop drew a full house, and was standing-room only by the time it started
About Jiffy Page:  Jiffy started Pixorium in the fall of 2006. Her photostorytelling business has helped hundreds of Atlanta-area clients preserve, save and share their photos (prints, slides, negatives, videos, film) and stories by digitizing the images and telling the stories in videos, books and other fun ways. Learn more by visiting www.pixorium.com.

Date:  Saturday, January 21
Time:  9:30am – 10:30am
Workshop Title:  When Collectors Become Hoarders
Description:  Humans are sentimental. It’s a characteristic that distinguishes us from other species. But sometimes our positive affection for objects can backfire. We’ll explore the reasons people collect, how to saving objects undermines the joy of collecting, the signs of hoarding, and how to keep your collecting habits healthy and positive. The presentation will be 45 minutes with a robust 15 minutes question and answer period, free handouts, and discounted books.

About Judith Kolberg:  Judith pioneered FileHeads Professional Organizers in 1989. She founded the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, the precursor to the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and is credited with launching a field of professional organizing specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals challenged by chronic disorganized. Respected by her peers for her innovative organizing ideas, she is the recipient of the industry’s highest honors. Select books authored by Judith are recommended reading by the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers and the ICD certificate program. Her books have sold a quarter of million copies in the US, England, Korea, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. She is a popular speaker on a wide range of organization/ disorganization topics and is a virtual instructor for Pearson Education, a global education company. Kolberg was a featured organizer on the “Buried Alive: Hoarders ” TV series. She currently directs the Atlanta Hoarding Task Force. A native of Levittown, NY, Kolberg lives in Atlanta, GA where she takes care of her Mom, continues to see clients, writes, publishes, and blogs.

Date:  Saturday, January 28
Time:  9:30am- 10:30am
Workshop Title:  Kitchen Organization Made Simple
Description:  During this workshop, you will learn how to plan your space, choose the right organizing products, and address problem areas such Tupperware clutter/pantry overload/junk drawers.  Each participant will receive a workshop handout outlining Gigi’s 5 steps for getting organized in the kitchen and helpful tips for maintaining your space.  And….there will be a special give-away for one lucky member!

About Gigi K. Miller:  Gigi serves as the Marketing Director for The National Association of Professional Organizers- Georgia (NAPO-GA) and is the owner of Vision Organizing, an Atlanta based company that works with individuals and businesses.  As a Professional Organizer, Gigi utilizes her highly honed organizational skills towards helping others realize the benefits of living an organized life. Vision Organizing's mission is to create customized solutions for home, work, and life that are simple, practical, and easy to maintain. For additional information, please visit www.VisionOrganizing.com.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Open House and Trunk Show at Finders Keepers Boutique + Menswear!

We love our new space, and we want to show it off! So we're celebrating the holiday season and our super cute rennovation with a little open house, which will feature a trunk show by local artist Jan Cash. Jan designs beautiful one-of-a-kind hand knotted jewelry pieces. Learn more about Jan and see pictures of her inventory on her Etsy page: http://www.jancashdesigns1.etsy.com/

A little bit about Jan:
Jan is an Atlanta artist who designs and hand-makes jewelry featuring vintage and new glass, pearls, semi-precious stones, and custom hand-made hang tags. Her hand-knotting technique, using sterling silver and 14K gold-filled findings, gives each unique piece a delicate and airy look, making the design elements appear to be suspended in air. Each necklace and bracelet has a sterling silver tag with the artist’s signature. Jan is a self-taught artist who works out of her Druid Hills studio. In her spare time she paints in the pointillist style. Like her jewelry, her paintings are colorful and detailed. She has a husband; two children, a dog and two cats.

What an awesome week!

Hey y’all! Bonnie here. This is an exciting week and I just want to fill you in:
Wednesday at the Small Business Development Center Holiday Brunch in Decatur, Finders Keepers is doing a fashion show using Julie, Ivana and Stephanie. It is a segment on "Fashioncents" and will show these entrepreneurs how to dress for less and look great.
Thursday at noon I will be live on WRFG Community Radio (89.3 FM) to talk with the show host (one of our good customers Meletia) about consignment shopping and ACS. Tune in if you can.
Month of Merry discount for this week is 15% off all handbags and anything leather from 5pm to 9pm this Thursday only at Finders Keepers Fashions.
All for now! I’m off to go get the outfits organized for tomorrow’s fashion show!