How to Finish an Organizing Project & Pumpkin Spice White Russians

How to Finish a Project & Pumpkin Spice White Russians

Finding the motivation to finish a project can often be harder than starting it in the first place.

Raise your hand if you have started a project with gusto but fizzled out before it was finished. I am completely guilty of this (just ask my kids about their playhouse without a roof sitting in our backyard). And the further we get away from the origination of the project, the harder it seems to get back on track.

My friend Katie and I started working on her office project back in January and we got it looking great. But there are a few items that are hanging around unfinished that are driving her a little crazy. So we got together to discuss how she can break the remaining projects down into manageable pieces so she can start 2019 off with a fully organized office.

How Can You Get It Done?

Here are my suggestions for Katie (and you) to get your projects done:

1. Break it down into the most basic parts
2. Schedule it on your calendar
3. Set a Completion Date
4. Find an Accountability Buddy to keep you on track

And of course, we sipped on Pumpkin Spice White Russians while we chatted. Here’s the recipe:


Serves 1

Adapted from A Beautiful Mess 

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz half and half
  • 1 oz pumpkin spice syrup*
  • honey or agave
  • cinnamon stick

*To make the pumpkin spice syrup, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice in a small pan. Heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved completely. Let it cool, strain into a container, and keep it in a sealed container for up to two weeks in the fridge (use it for coffee, tea, or cocktails!).

To make the drink, fill a glass with ice and combine vodka, Bailey’s, half and half, and syrup. Stir and serve.

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