Bee Organized with Pamela is here to help you add some control to your chaos. Organize your life.
A little about me….
I’m a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal.
I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere.
Early on I had a passion for reading instilled in me by my Mom. I love to read and I’m in 2 book clubs.
I also enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I won’t hesitate to use it. My family and friends come to me for all kinds of information useless or not.
Google and me are besties. I think this stems from my years of having to do research as a part of my job.
I even have lists of things to take visitors to see and do based on time of year and activity levels. I live in a small town and when new neighbors move in I’m always willing to help provide them with the useless trivial knowledge I have gained by being here. Like I said I’m not afraid to use it.
One of my favorite sayings is:
“If you knew you could not fail what would you do?“
I was born and raised on a farm in Oklahoma. My parents would say I never walked. I rode a stick-horse, until I finally convinced them I was big enough to ride a real horse. From that time I was horse crazy. My Dad traded a penny for my first horse. Her name was Penny and he got a bum deal. She was a typical pony. MEAN, Rotten and headstrong. Absolutely a perfect horse for a 6-year-old girl, right? I would ride her every day. She hated me. But I loved her. She would try to rake me off of her back. Her favorite trick was to run as fast as she could under low hanging tree branches. Yep, I got 7 stitches in my head when I was 7 years old. But the next day I was back in the saddle again.
My dad decided that I needed a different horse. SO he bought me Snip. OH Snip, he was a Great horse. It was about 17 hands tall. That’s about 5’5”. I’m 8 years old, so you would naturally assume this might present a challenge. Challenge accepted. I would literally climb up this amazing horse. We went everywhere. I rode him in parades, in rodeos and in the pasture.
I was the Rodeo Mini-Queen in when I was 8. I was riding in my hometown parade. As great as Snip was he had one phobia. That was a snake. Plus anything that reminded him of a snake. Now he is a BIG HORSE. So hoses, blowing paper streamers and of course snakes would send him into a panic. Jumping, rearing and bolting. Well, as luck would have it that day was a windy day. (Not unusual for Oklahoma – You know where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. Yes, that Oklahoma) A red paper streamer blew across and tangled in Snip’s feet. Yep he went NUTS, he was rearing up and jumping. I was like a monkey on his back. But I held on… until I didn’t. All of the sudden I had been thrown from the saddle. I was on the ground looking up at his feet coming down towards me. Snip luckily did not stomp on me. I was snatched up off the ground by a friend of my Dad’s and plopped back in the saddle on Snip. I kept smiling and waiving at the crowds. My Mom just about blew a gasket. My Dad however said you got to just get back on the horse.
Throughout the years I continued my reign as some type of Rodeo Royalty. Why? Because every year the round-up club would have a raffle and I would sell tickets to anyone and everyone. No one would ever say I was shy. So, based on raffle sales and riding ability I would win contests. I was having a Blast. Making friends in every small town at parades and rodeo in Oklahoma. I was Rodeo Queen in 1979. Then my life got busy and I had to pass the crown and hang up my Stetson. But the ride was amazing.
I was a paralegal for over 20 years. Organization is mandatory in the legal field. I’ve developed methods and tips to make life run more smoothly.
In 2008 my husband and I started buying the worst houses in the neighborhoods. We turned them back into homes for families.
I always suggest anyone stage their house before they put in on the market. Yes I it’s painful, and can cost a little money. I understand what it takes to present a house in the best possible light. I also know how hard it can be for some sellers to make that transition. I tell my clients staging almost always is cheaper than a price reduction. Plus the faster your house sells the faster you can get on with your life.
In 2010 I moved to Arizona with my hubby and 2 fur babies. If you ask me there is not a better place to live. Why you ask. Come on, that’s easy it’s vacation land every day. Who wouldn’t want to live in vacationland? Yea I’ve heard it all about how hot it is. Right it’s hot in the summer. But we never have to shovel sunshine.
I lived in Oklahoma for 40 plus years. We had tornado’s, hail, floods, earthquakes, ice storms and wind blowing all the time. HOT summers with air you can wear. Not to mention bitter cold wind and ice in the winter. We didn’t really snow but if we did have snow it was devastating. The state had to shut down. The best part about snow in Oklahoma is generally by the next day it will be gone.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Oklahoma. I love the spring, the fall and summers. But Arizona has won my heart. Over 6.7 Million people can’t be wrong.
After having been asked for years by friends, neighbors and colleges to share my tips and organizing skills with their friends and neighbors, I finally started Bee Organizing with Pamela. I can’t tell you have much I am enjoying blogging and sharing tips to help bring to control to chaos, conquer your clutter or sort out your stuff. I want to help everyone be organized and in control of their clutter.
I tell people don’t worry. No matter how bad you think your clutter is. Trust me I’ve seen worst.
Like my Dad said all those years ago. When you fall down you got to get back on the horse. Those words have served me well.
As we say in the south ya’ll come back soon.
Thanks ~ Pamela