"I've got to label the circuit breakers," organizer and home-management expert Deniece Schofield said the other day over lunch at Panera Bread Co. on Ulmerton Road. She was in the area on her annual winter tour to give her get-organized workshops. It was nice to know that even the organizer still has some items on her to-do list. Schofield told a favorite anecdote: A friend's husband had committed to a camping trip on their anniversary weekend, so the friend baked a pie, slid it under the front seat of his car, then pinned a note to his sleeping bag telling him where to find it and wishing him happy anniversary. She earned an undying reputation as the most thoughtful, well-organized person on the planet, but, "Do I do this all the time? No way!" Sometimes one magnificent gesture pays dividends forever.
Mark your calendar for a bungalow browse
Bungalow fanciers, mark your calendars for March 20 and head for Dunedin. Nine homes and a bungalow-style church, all built between 1917 and 1932, will be on view from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Bungalow Stroll, a tour sponsored by the Dunedin Historical Society. Tickets are $15 in advance; call (727) 733-5751. cq Or buy tickets on tour day for $18 in front of the Historical Society Museum at 349 Main St. More tours, 2F
Getting your Ducks in a rose for your sweetie
The voters have spoken, and the winner is maroon. Henkel Consumer Adhesives, which makes Duck tape, invited consumers to choose a new tape color, and they chose maroon over gold and steel blue. Now the tape comes in 19 colors and patterns. And what to do with maroon duck tape? How about a bouquet of duck-tape roses? Go to www.ducktapeclub.com and click on "duck-tivities" for the step-by-step.
_ Compiled by Homes editor JUDY STARK