Welcome to my Holiday Blog!

Welcome to my new holiday blog; I'm so glad to see you!

For those who don't know me, my name is Cynthia Ewer--and I'm owner and editor of Organized Christmas, and author of the resources, articles and printables published at this site, as well as the book Houseworks: How to Live Clean, Green and Organized At Home and the upcoming title, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track.

Don't be fooled! While the title "editor" sounds grand, this is a one-person operation. That means I'm also the sysadmin, webmaster and the poor peon who gets to answer all the crankypants e-mails for the site.

But I get by with a little help from my friends!

Behind the scenes, I've got a new webmaster-in-training, Webmaster Ryan (a divinely handsome and brilliant young work-at-home-dad who just happens to be my son!), and our Vice-President in Charge of Employee Morale, Perry Bear Ewer (who just happens to be my teddy bear).

All in all, it's a happy crew for a happy job: helping families just like yours prepare for the holiday season. Whether you visit this site to simplify your holidays, get organized for Christmas, or find gifts, crafts and recipes, we're here to bring you great ideas, inspiration and help for the holidays.

It truly is a dream job--and this year, we'll be bringing new fun and features to help you prepare for the holiday season.

One new feature: this holiday blog! So many of our OC friends have asked me to share how we prepare for the holidays in the Ewer household that it's time to open the doors and let you into life at home, Cynthia-style.

It's a good life, all told. Husband Steve and I live in a house on a hill in a small city in eastern Washington state. We're empty-nesters who dote on our two beloved dogs, Dicksie Bear and Lindsey Bear--and who are thrilled to have our son, daughter-in-law and two small grandsons living in a college town just down the road! Daughter Brighid is an Americorps volunteer, doing ecological reclamation in southern Nevada, which is one short plane flight from our home.

Result: holidays can be busy, noisy, and very much fun. We love gathering three generations together to celebrate the season--and with two "grand-dogs" in the mix, a jolly rambunctious time is had by all.

I'll be sharing our celebration with you this year, so stay tuned! Are we ready for Christmas?



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