Bold statement, huh?  :)  Before I share one of the secrets of organizational bliss…


First: lunch!


This protein-packed sandwich was a fun alternative to regular old hummus.  The addition of corn creates a really great texture, and fresh basil pumps up the flavor.


To make the sandwich, I combined 1/4 cup drained and rinsed chickpeas and 1/4 cup frozen corn in a wok and heated it thoroughly.  Then, I mixed in 1/4 cup hummus, salt, and pepper, and spooned the mixture onto some Dakota bread from Great Harvest.  Topped with some fresh basil, too!


On the side:



Gmail Will Change Your Life


After writing the Priorities post, I’ve been thinking a lot about organizational tips and tricks.  The Husband is really stressed out trying to launch his practice – there just seems to be an endless list of things to do and roadblocks around every corner.  Every project takes twice as long as he anticipates.


I’m about to show him the wonders of GMail because I think it will help him get focused.  Kath showed me how to maximize the e-mail tool last year, and it seriously changed my life.  I don’t know how I would organize my e-mails without using the settings function of Google.  Kath has some great NERD KERF videos if you want to learn more about the intricacies.


But here’s how to do the easiest and simplest Gmail trick:  Multiple Inboxes.


Multiple inboxes allow you to keep a “clean” inbox and store other emails in various folders, my favorite of which is “Follow Up.”  I HATE to see a cluttered inbox, but the Follow Up inbox lets me drop e-mails that I cannot instantly answer into another spot.  It’s still on the homepage of Gmail so I don’t forget about it.


To create multiple inboxes:


  • Go to “Labs” and enable the “Multiple Inboxes” feature.
  • Create labels for the inboxes you’d like to see on the homepage.  For example, my labels for inboxes include: Follow Up, Reader Stuff to Post, and Notes.
  • Apply this label to the specific emails you want to appear in the inbox.
  • Click settings at the top of GMail, and then click on “Multiple Inboxes.”
  • Panel 0 is your new mail inbox, so leave that blank.
  • Under Panel 1, type: “label:XXX” where the XXS is your specific label.
  • Repeat if necessary and hit Save Changes.


Also enable the Archive feature so you can transfer your e-mails from your main inbox to the All Mail feature.


Having a clean and organized e-mail box helps me be productive, efficient, and calm.


What computer tricks and tools do you use to stay organized?



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs August 18, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Ok, I need gmail! It sounds incredible!! The only ‘trick’ I have is Windows Live Writer which I discovered a few months ago. Other than that, my computer is one big giant full mess :s I must sort it one day….

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 18, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I loooooooove gmail. And that picture of your hubby! So cute.

    I’m not the best person to look for tips to be organized with… my life is pretty chaotic! 🙂

  • megan August 18, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I do the same thing in gmail. But I do it to actually organize different gmail accounts. I have all my email forwarded to one account so that I can sign in to my blog through that account. Then I have multiple inboxes for each separate account. It sounds complicated, but it has saved me tons of time!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 18, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I love gmail, and I’m still playing around trying to figure out what features I want to use, etc. This was wonderful!

  • Camille August 18, 2010, 1:51 pm

    Gmail is the best!
    Love it, love it, love it!

  • Kim August 18, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Hey Caitlin, users have to make sure they have “multiple inboxes” enabled under the lab feature first, in order for it to show up. Just FYI. 🙂

    • Marci August 18, 2010, 2:42 pm

      ding ding, that’s what i didn’t have either.

      • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:42 pm

        ah ha!!!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 18, 2010, 1:54 pm

    OMG. I need to use that feature. I have 1800 emails in one email inbox. The other, I keep pretty clean, but I wouldn’t call it organized. I’m a freelancer, so I get emails coming at me from all directions.

    I’m bookmarking this post. Awesome!

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:19 pm

      OMG you need the archive feature STAT!

      • Marci August 18, 2010, 2:52 pm

        When you archive all your emails, where do they go? How do you search? I’m an Outlook junkie but my gmail is a little messy.

        • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:53 pm

          They go into All Mail and you can still search for them 🙂

    • Julie @SavvyEats August 18, 2010, 3:38 pm

      You can also label the emails to sort them into categories. When you archive the emails, then, they are put in folders according to their tags, making them easier to find later!

      • Marci August 18, 2010, 5:52 pm

        that’s what i do, most similar to outlook.

  • Hayley August 18, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Google is amazing. Gmail intimidates me, but i LOVE Google calendar. If my paper planner is even JUST out of arm’s reach, I find I just won’t use it. But I use my computer a lot and thus always have my Google planner ready to go!

    • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete August 18, 2010, 2:34 pm

      I’m with you! I love google calendar, and I love color coding everything!! I’m a student and a fitness instructor, and it definitely helps keep me on task!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 18, 2010, 1:55 pm

    love the tips! i hate cluttered inboxes too…i have a million folders in my gmail account! otherwise i freak out and get stressed…

  • Tina August 18, 2010, 1:58 pm

    What a cool feature. I had no clue you could do that!!!

  • Molly August 18, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I have a special place in my heart for gmail. and for hummus. so this post pretty much rocked my face off.

  • Brooke - One Healthy Cookie August 18, 2010, 1:59 pm

    I love Gmail and I use the multiple inboxes as well. Gmail is great because you can forward the email you get from another address to your Gmail account (I have three email addresses!).

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 18, 2010, 2:00 pm

    G-mail is pretty sweet, but sometimes I get annoyed with the “conversations”

  • Kacy August 18, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Love the tips! Gmail is the SHIT.

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:20 pm

      True dat!

  • Evan Thomas August 18, 2010, 2:00 pm

    I love how you can get emails forwarded to gmail from different addresses and respond from them as well. I have 4 email accounts hooked up to 1 inbox so I never have to leave it.

  • melissa August 18, 2010, 2:01 pm

    incredibly helpful! thanks!

  • Lisa August 18, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I agree 100%. Gmail is so much better than any other email program I’ve used. I love everything about it. I have my regular gmail and one for my website. It makes it so easy to be organized. I really use the Gmail Labels and Folders a lot too.

  • Sarah for Real August 18, 2010, 2:02 pm

    Great tip! I have not been liking my the new gmail updates, but that’s just because I’m stubborn and refuse to interact with them, haha.

    When I’m overwhelmed, I just make a thousand lists and take it I can see how the inboxes thing would help SO much with prioritizing!

    Also, is that blanket on your sofa for the doggies? I was wondering how you keep it clean with the dogs. My white-ish one is beyond dirty. Do they stay pretty much on the blanket area?

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:21 pm

      yes… use a blanket and make them sit on that spot ONLY.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 18, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Email is definitely one of those things that I need to be organized! I can’t stand having an inbox that is full and all jumbled! Your hubby is lucky to have you to help! Lunch = delicious!!!

  • lisasfoods August 18, 2010, 2:07 pm

    I keep an Excel spreadsheet of my product reviews. I track when I was contacted by a company, when I email them that I’ve received a product, the date of the review, and any additional notes I want to keep handy. This way I know if a review is long overdue, and I just love spreadsheets. (My boyfriend and I even keep work on our personal budget each month. We’re nerds about it too, but don’t care.)

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please August 18, 2010, 2:07 pm

    I love Gmail! Another feature that I really like is the multiple inbox panes which allows me to see messages in my other inboxes right on my home page.

  • Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure August 18, 2010, 2:08 pm

    Very cool, I have always used folders never heard of setting up inboxs!

  • Mandy A August 18, 2010, 2:08 pm

    Caitlin, this is so great! Thank you! I am new to gmail and wasn’t sure what I was doing with it. This helps so much!

  • Laura August 18, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Caitlin, I have a question about your protein-packed lunch! I have always thought chick peas to be a protein sources as well, buy I bought them last night and noticed they had 7g of protein and 20g carbs in 1 serving. I paired it with a sweet potato but then thought it was a bit carb heavy/protein lacking. Do you still consider chick peas a protein source rather than a carb? I’m just curious!

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:22 pm

      Innnnteresting. I do think of them as protein because hummus alone is just 2 grams of protein. I don’t get that worked up about protein sources, truthfully.

      The whole sandwich had about 24 grams of protein! –> same as a chicken breast.

  • melissa August 18, 2010, 2:09 pm

    I would just add that you have to have multiple inboxes enabled in labs or it won’t appear in your settings.

  • Kayla August 18, 2010, 2:13 pm

    not gonna lie, im a little put off by all these ads popping up on your site, especially the one covering up the title of your latest post! I like the route Jenna took ..(saying she won’t be showing any more free food/advertisements on her blog)

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 2:29 pm

      Huh, it shouldn’t be covering up the title of the post. I’m still working out some kinks with formatting. Sorry if it’s annoying! Does it only happen when you scroll over the ad? What browser are you viewing the site in?

      Just so you know the whole situation….

      Jenna did not say she would no longer have advertisers (how do you think she earns money?). Foodbuzz (which is my advertiser) is exactly the same advertiser that Jenna uses. She did not clearly explain in her post that she will be adding these new ads soon on her blog too per the new contracts they are sending out to their featured publishers. I was disappointed in the way she worded her post. Per these new contracts, ALL publishers will be required not to accept free products anymore, so I won’t be doing that either. It’s not necessarily a ‘personal decision’ of any Foodbuzz publisher not to accept free products, it’s the new rules.

      • Jackie August 18, 2010, 3:16 pm

        Thanks for clarifying, Caitlin! I didn’t realize this was a universal Foodbuzz thing — interesting.

        • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 3:18 pm

          I think the new Foodbuzz rules about accepting products is for the best of the community and for blogs in general. But they are rules and have nothing to do with someone’s “authenticity.”

          I agree my current layout is ugly and will be switching to something else tonight. 🙂

      • eatmovelove August 18, 2010, 3:23 pm

        Ah, well explained Caitlin. Very interesting. I didn’t know that from reading Jenna’s posts and have been confused.

        Although honestly I don’t care what anyone does and am not sure why people are so against bloggers doing what they want. I think it’s the individual’s decision what they want to do with their site! I wouldn’t stop reading your blog if you had ads on it – now if you had a hundred, that’s a different story! – but I know it’s also a great way for you to market your book, etc.

        Again, thanks for explaining that well. I didn’t know that from the ELR’s.

      • Lindsey @ Sound Eats August 18, 2010, 5:07 pm

        Interesting. I haven’t gotten my new contract yet and didn’t know about the new policies of it with not accepting new products and such. Glad I read the comments randomly! 😉

        • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 5:12 pm

          I’m not sure how long it will take the FB network to roll out these changes across the board, just an FYI.

        • Lindsey @ Sound Eats August 18, 2010, 5:14 pm

          Probably based on contract start date month…mine should be coming up in Oct/ Nov.

    • Kayla August 19, 2010, 2:42 pm

      thank you for clarifying! The ad pop up thing went away now so idk what happened..

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! August 18, 2010, 2:14 pm

    It was difficult for me to switch to gmail after graduating from college a few years ago, but I am so glad I did. It is the most efficient tool I have for staying organized and on top of everything! I love the labels and folders, and I use the Google Calendar as well. Thanks for the tips!

  • Lana August 18, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing!! This is a great help!!!

  • Joslyn @ missfitbliss August 18, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Great information- very useful 🙂

  • Kelly August 18, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Ok, doing this now, haha.

  • Stephanie August 18, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I watched KERF’s gmail tutorials sometime last year and life has never been the same! I looove my gmail and even helped organize my sister’s account which was an absolute mess!

  • Dorry August 18, 2010, 2:24 pm

    I’m a google girl all the way! Billy and I have shared calendars and reminders that help us stay organized…especially with wedding stuff coming up. 🙂

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 18, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I’ve used labels for ages, but this is amazing!!!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels August 18, 2010, 2:28 pm

    ummmm how did I miss the whole archive thing . . . must do it now!

    Oh and by the way – have you ever made vegetarian “tuna” salad with chickpeas and a food processor, I’m so into that and I just discovered it . . . tuna salad sandwiches were something I missed a lot when I became vegetarian . . . thanks for the chickpea, corn and hummus idea, I must try it soon 🙂

  • Sarah August 18, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I LOOOOOOVE gmail! I’m constantly finding new great tools to help me stay organized! Thanks for the tip.

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 18, 2010, 2:38 pm

    Oh mannnn, I need to do this! My inbox is a bit of a disaster, but I try to organize as much as I can with my iMail on my Mac!

  • Angela August 18, 2010, 2:46 pm

    My boyfriend just taught me how to efficiently use Gmail. Its awesome when you know how to put it to work.

    I just recently decided to cut out meat (still eating fish though) so seeing other sources of protein is helpful. This lunch looks super tasty.

  • Jenny August 18, 2010, 2:47 pm

    I have just started using Google Calender and am loving that… I’m going to venture more into what google will help me with as I am desperately needing it! Thanks for this info!!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 18, 2010, 2:49 pm

    I’ve had gmail for years now and definitely do not utilize all its features. I need to look into that. Thanks!

  • Sana August 18, 2010, 2:58 pm

    Just switching over to gmail has changed my life!

  • Sarah August 18, 2010, 3:03 pm

    I try to multitask when things get busy. Like I’ll bring stuff I need to read to the gym and do the elliptical and stationery bike or I take a walk and talk on the phone. Lists always help me more than anything else, though!

  • Scargosun August 18, 2010, 3:06 pm

    I took some time getting used to gmail and now I love it! I know there is even more I can do but I am trying to get past one hurdle that is giving me problems (multiple email addresses when one of the addresses I want to use is also my user name).

  • Jolene ( August 18, 2010, 3:08 pm

    I use different email addresses for different things … one is personal, one is for my blog, and one is for signing up for things online.

  • Laura@keepinglimandgettingstylish August 18, 2010, 3:11 pm

    Check out – its amazing – I clip allsorts of stuff from the internet, recipes, images etc then you can tag them, file them into a note book for easy searches. You can send images or files straight from your iphone and even attach word / office files. I would be lost without it, and its free!

  • Amber K August 18, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I love being able to sort my e-mails into folders. I HATE a cluttered inbox! I have yahoo mail and it works great for me.

  • Chelsea August 18, 2010, 3:22 pm

    I love Gmail! We even converted our office to Google Business, so now we get to use Gmail for work. It’s awesome!

    And, unrelated, but a friend of mine, who also reads your blog, pointed out that we’re both from the same area and attended rival high schools! I went to Palmetto, class of ’02.

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 3:23 pm

      Did you know Matt Gruber???

      • Chelsea August 18, 2010, 3:25 pm

        I knew of him! We had mutual friends. If I remember right, he was in chorus?, and I did drama, so there was usually overlap.

        • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 3:27 pm

          We were high school sweethearts 🙂

        • Chelsea August 18, 2010, 3:30 pm

          Ha, small world! 🙂

  • eatmovelove August 18, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Hummus -“regular” – LOL!! No, I like your idea. Looks like cottage cheese 🙂 Oh God I had no idea about this Gmail thing – looks like it would save my life. Do you have reader’s comments ALL go directly to your GMail as well??? You’d have a hundred messages in your inbox no??

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 3:27 pm

      yes and yes!

  • Corinne August 18, 2010, 3:32 pm

    AWESOME! Just did this. THANK YOU 🙂

  • Julie @SavvyEats August 18, 2010, 3:33 pm

    LOVE Gmail Multiple Inboxes. I have one that is “has:yellow-star” or “is-starred”… I star emails I need to come back to/respond to, and they are automatically put into that inbox 🙂

  • Angharad August 18, 2010, 3:41 pm

    The only reason my life is in any semblance of order is because of Gmail! I used to just use my calendar for workouts but now I have different calendars for workouts, social life and other stuff! I have separate folders in my Gmail account for things although a “Follow Up” folder would be nice!

  • Stacey @ The Habit of Healthy August 18, 2010, 3:49 pm

    I really should get Gmail, it looks good! As does that sammie.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 18, 2010, 3:54 pm

    I pay all of my bills online (except for rent) and have all the log-in info saved and everything in one folder on my bookmarks tab. It makes it so easy to check and see how much each one is every month and to pay them with just a click! Granted I have the funds… 🙂

  • R @ Learning As I Chop August 18, 2010, 4:07 pm

    Might have to try that recipe…

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa August 18, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Gmail makes my life a lot easier too! I also have an agenda that I carry with me. In addition, I am a creature of habit and routine. Staying in the same routine and remaining calm helps me stay focused so that things don’t fall through the cracks.

  • Hedda August 18, 2010, 4:16 pm

    Such a great advice, my brother helped me organize my g-mail the same way. Very useful for a messy head like me 🙂
    I tend to get very stressed by the sight of too many mails waiting for reply, but the different folders help me feel more organized and that I do have things (a bit) under control.

    The photo of your husband was awesome btw, haha, a true Kodak-moment ;P

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 18, 2010, 4:16 pm

    I am totally with you about gmail changing your life. I love all things Google. I have multiple inboxes set up pretty similarly to yours. The only difference is that I have my “bottom” inbox hold any email that is starred. So, you can label an email and star it for follow up or what not, then hit archive. It will then appear it whatever folder you labeled it with, and in the second inbox. Love having my email organized!

  • Little Bookworm August 18, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Love the layout changes on the blog and your lunch looks great. 🙂

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 18, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Haha that is awesome! I just reorganized my gmail in just a half-hour.

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet August 18, 2010, 4:27 pm

    good idea with the sandwich!! Do you think that the multiple inboxes are more helpful than the folders?

  • Robyn August 18, 2010, 4:31 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of Remember the Milk! I bought the pro subscription ($25 for a year – total steal) and the iPhone app. It’s soooooooo great for listing and prioritizing. Love it. Lately I have fallen off the wagon a bit and it shows — my life is SO much more organized when I use it.

    Also checked out some of the NERD KERF videos — I completely agree with the statement about Gmail changing your/my life. God help us all if anything ever happens to Google!!! LOL.

  • Shari August 18, 2010, 4:38 pm

    LOVE the multiple inbox idea. I have mine set up with various folders, but there’s something about this option that seems so streamlined. I’m a huge fan of keeping spreadsheets, too. Excel has been an unbelievable help in keeping organized with all my literary agent information and research. I don’t know what I’d do without it! 😉

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini August 18, 2010, 4:49 pm

    I have no idea how I would run my business without gmail. No idea. What did we do before it came along?

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 18, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I love having lots of folders in my email. An inbox filled with mail I’ve read and not read makes my heart flutter in a bad way. I have to tag everything and file it once I’ve replied. Then my inbox serves as my “follow up” folder.

    It’s a glorious day when my entire inbox is empty. For five minutes.

  • Lindsey @ Sound Eats August 18, 2010, 5:12 pm

    gmail multiple inboxes save my life (and the life of HLB lol). I don’t know if you guys use it/ would have a need for it with either of your businesses, but the canned response option you can enable has been particularly life-changing for me. I’ve had over 300 people in 5 days ask to put their blog on HLB, plus tons more emails. Most can be replied to with a similar email. I made a canned response for it and I can’t tell you how many HOURS it has saved me. LOVE IT!

  • Jaime Runs August 18, 2010, 5:18 pm

    I use Mac Mail and put everything into Folders. I don’t know why I like it like this, and my Gmail-loving friends think I’m crazy, but for some reason I work better this way.

  • Callie August 18, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I’m also a Gmail lover. 🙂

  • Allison K August 18, 2010, 5:38 pm

    I don’t fully utilize my gmail. My work email is through an outlook inbox, which I keep pretty organized, but the opposite of you…an empty inbox makes me nervous. I NEVER delete emails (Thank you Auto Archive function, that our IT department uses).

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 18, 2010, 5:42 pm

    Ohh that sandwich looks yummy! And I’m a hot mess in the organizational department, which really needs to change. My bf is always preaching to me about “working hard vs. working SMART.” I put in the hours, but not always in the most efficient way!

  • tam August 18, 2010, 5:52 pm

    thanks for the great tutorial!.. I also hate the cluttered inbox.

    on a diff note, I recently purchased a forerunner 305, noticed you use the same–any chance on dedicating a post to help out low tech folks like moi make the most of that little gadget? I cant figure out some of the functions and the garmin software seems so clunky to me….

    • Caitlin August 18, 2010, 5:54 pm

      I have never plugged in my Garmin! The one thing you need to do is turn on the AutoLap feature 🙂

  • suki August 18, 2010, 6:04 pm

    awesome! 🙂 i have always loved gmail, and now i have yet another reason to love it.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 18, 2010, 6:11 pm

    I use multiple ‘in boxes’ or folders too! As soon as I have completed something – it gets filed – and that way all that is left in my actual in box are things that I need to do / reply to!

  • Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul August 18, 2010, 6:44 pm

    I’m just recently learning all the amazing powers of gmail (and all the google tools) and it’s incredible what you can do! Having a “clean” inbox is so refreshing…

  • Alina August 18, 2010, 7:17 pm

    So true! I have Windows Live Hotmail, but I totally stole your “Follow Up” idea . . . I also have a “To Remember” folder where I stash homework assignments and other things I have to do . . . And you can’t underestimate the power of a pen and all that free skin on your arm 😛

  • Vaala August 18, 2010, 7:50 pm

    Google calendar runs my life!!!

  • Wei-Wei August 18, 2010, 7:55 pm

    I loooooove gmail and I always have! It’s simple and easy to use, and easy on the eyes too. I haven’t checked out the Labs recently so I haven’t done multiple inboxes, but it looks like a great tip! Thanks so much 😉

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 18, 2010, 7:59 pm

    I love gmail. I seriously depend on it. Calendar, documents, mail and reader of course.

  • *Andrea* August 18, 2010, 8:01 pm

    that’s a cool sandwich idea! very scrappy yet delicious looking 🙂 right up my lack of cooking abilities alley 😉

    i LOVE kerf’s videos for gmail. that’s how i found out about multiple inboxes and i love it. i have your same pretty background too

  • Lauren August 18, 2010, 8:13 pm

    This is really the BEST feature! I think I have 12 different inboxes and would be lost without them. I HATE having any mail in my inbox, so organizing email into archived folders is essential. At work, I use 47 different inboxes on outlook. No joke!

  • Kristy August 18, 2010, 8:32 pm

    Wow, I just got a gmail account and I had no idea of all these options! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • Chelsea August 18, 2010, 8:45 pm

    That sandwich looks awesome! The texture looks like it would be similar to a tuna salad sandwich or something along those lines!

    Thanks for the run down of the gmail feature! I really want to try to rely on gmail for more, especially since school is starting again soon which is when things get crazy! The multiple inboxes will also be helpful since I am just starting a blog!


  • April @ Crazy Fabulous Life August 18, 2010, 8:48 pm

    Awww, your husband looks so pitiful 🙁

  • Lauren @ 40Apples August 18, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Fantastic looking hummus sandwich! Great idea mixing in corn and chickpeas.
    The Gmail tutorial is very helpful – it’s one of those things that I KNOW is out there, and would be incredibly helpful, if I would just get around to figuring it out. Well, you and Kath just made it a whole lot easier 🙂 Thanks!

  • Lauren @ Helath on the Run August 18, 2010, 9:46 pm

    Ok, I thought I was pretty gmail savvy, but it turns out I’m just an amatuer. I had no idea you could do multiple inboxes. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I’m excited to set mine up!

  • Jac August 18, 2010, 10:19 pm

    i’m still old school. note book with a list of things to do..which sadly, i don’t refer to until the next day. Not very useful is it? 🙂

  • Elise August 18, 2010, 10:41 pm

    You have to try a recipe for the tabouli (I’ve seen at least four spellings of the word in my life) my family has been eating as long as I can remember. I wish I could say this was an old family recipe, but it’s not. It’s actually a recipe from Joseph’s, a little steakhouse run by a Lebanese family in Drumright, Oklahoma, my mother’s hometown. The tabouli is out-of-this-world good and serves as the benchmark against which I measure all other taboulis. Nothing comes close (I’ll admit: it’s most likely because this is the first tabouli I ever tasted, and it’s so comforting and familiar to me).

    Anyway, the recipe!

    12 oz. cracked wheat (just wash, don’t cook)
    1 large bunch parsley, chopped
    1 medium dry onion, chopped
    1 2/3 lbs. tomatoes, chopped
    6 oz. lemon juice
    6 oz. salad oil
    salt and pepper to taste

    Mix together. Let sit for a while so that the flavors can really meld and develop. Devour.

    • Caitlin August 19, 2010, 7:36 am

      Recipe saved!!

  • Julia @ Brit Bride August 19, 2010, 5:23 am

    You should check out the site – Penelope Loves Lists – its for those of us who like to be organised!

    I love it. And need some organisation in my life right now…!


  • Stephanie August 19, 2010, 3:17 pm

    Thanks for this! I read this post and then made sure to come back to it because I knew I needed to do some organizing! Today was the day and now my email is nice and organized 🙂

  • Kath August 19, 2010, 10:54 pm


  • Lindsay Maddox August 21, 2010, 7:36 pm

    I started using multiple inboxes last year and it has been AMAZING!!! Gmail seriously is a superhero.

  • John August 28, 2010, 9:13 pm

    Very cool and useful tip!

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  • Michele July 21, 2012, 1:17 pm

    Thank you for the tip. I have tried to do this before unsucessfully. I followed your instructions and it worked beautifully!

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