About Me

Welcome to the Island!

I am a mom of two from sunny Southern California that loves to blog about organizing, dining, travel, crafts, entertaining and local events. My husband and children have been the best thing to happen to me in my life.

I have a degree in Finance and worked in consulting and productivity, before I had children. I started this blog as a way to share organizing and productivity tips for busy people. I think it is important to remember that life is not just about rushing through tasks, it’s about making the most of your time and striving to live a balanced and meaningful life. 

The blog since has evolved to include my other passions. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and have loved cooking and baking since I was in middle school. I took my first European trip in high school with a choir group and was bitten by the travel bug.

On the blog, I share simple recipes, travel and planning tips, dining recommendations, craft ideas and my not so secret obsession, dollar store finds. My hope is that these recipes and tips are a resource to help others make the most of their time.

I believe that we are happier and lead less stressful lives when we are organized and productive. That’s where my tagline “Staying organized on my island of life” comes from.

I am so happy you stopped by today and hope you visit often. Some of my readers favorite posts on DIY and organization are these (click on the photo to go to the post).

Repurposed Coffee Can

Simple storage idea using repurposed coffee cans

Pantry Organization Tips.jpgPantry Organization Tips


This  recipe posts is a favorites of Organized Island readers:


Some of the favorite posts travel and leisure posts are:



Preparing for the Grand Prix in Monaco


My favorite Timesaving Travel Apps

My favorite Timesaving Travel Apps

You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest! Send me a shout out if you come by so that I can meet you. Welcome to my island of life!






My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

Steve Jobs




Southern California mom who blogs about time-saving recipes, entertaining, craft, party ideas and travel. Life is about making the most of your time - don't waste it.

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