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Coming to this one late: as soon as I get home, off goes everything!

Unplug for an Evening: Try a Media Fast The January Cure: Assignment # 10
1/16/14 03:22 PM

Okay, yesterday my 8yr old and I sanded and primed the wall patches in his room as part of my (our?) ongoing project work in there. Then I cleaned and sorted through the kitchen drawers and did manage to cover up the ugly and painted-in liner paper with the fresh, pretty stuff I bought last year and didn't install. I feel so happy every time I open a drawer! Fridge was done over the holidays, but I only deep-cleaned one double cabinet yesterday... So, off I go!

Weekend Chores: Flowers, Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Make a Meal January Cure: Assignment # 7
1/12/14 07:21 AM

Last year, I bought a roll of shelf liner for the Cure. And this weekend I sincerely hope to actually put it in place! Baby steps :)

Weekend Chores: Flowers, Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Make a Meal January Cure: Assignment # 7
1/11/14 06:57 AM

Two things here:
1) Admitting that I still have the art I picked out for last year's cure, unframed. It is a non-standard size and January is a bad time $$ for custom framing so it's not happening this year, either! Also embarrassing is the fact that it was purchased on our honeymoon 14 years ago.
2) My son got a Lego-backed shadow box as a Christmas present, so I'll help him hang it when it's done!

Making Your Home Your Own: Prep Artwork for Framing & Display January Cure: Assignment # 6
1/9/14 09:29 PM

I wavered on this decision! I want to organize my wardrobe (a PAX from Ikea) because we're waiting for the next bedroom sale to buy doors and so I can see all our clothes and mess all the time. But I decided to focus on my son's room instead. We bought him a loft bed about a year ago but haven't rearranged the stuff on the walls and it really doesn't make sense or look good. So tonight I cleared the walls, took off the hardware, and patched all the holes and dealt with the nail pops. Next steps: sand, prime and paint the patches, paint the stripes he wants, then rehang the art and photos. He also got two shadowboxes for Christmas, so we'll fill those with treasures and that will be my artwork to hang later this month.

You Can Do It: Pick a Project to Cross Off Your List January Cure: Assignment # 5
1/9/14 09:21 PM

I also just emptied the rest of my outbox from the last cure - my husband had thought it was another box of christmas decorations and popped it in the attic! But it was full of things that were sentimental or otherwise difficult to get rid of. A few things were kept, even after a year. I'm good at decluttering almost everything, but I appreciated the distance that packing things up gave.

A Simple Step to Success: Set Up an Outbox January Cure: Assignment #4
1/7/14 02:16 PM

We were stuck in that place for a long time, too, especially as money was tight. In the end, we decided that unless the sale would give us a night out (say, 50 bucks), we paid it forward and donated it. The drop off at our donation centre is staffed by a volunteer, so we plan a 'donate and dump' trip - if the volunteer says no to an item, we drive from there straight to the city dump. I like to have something that has to go to the dump anyway in the car, like chemicals, so it doesn't seem like an extra trip. Works for us!

A Simple Step to Success: Set Up an Outbox January Cure: Assignment #4
1/7/14 02:12 PM

Finished the 'big list' but need to pare it down now to a few reasonable priorities. Might need to enlist the husband to see what he wants to tackle :)

The First Step: Create a Project List The January Cure: Assignment #1
1/7/14 01:59 PM

I was thinking I didn't have any major trouble spots left until I looked through the house pics I'd taken for the list assignment, and saw the shelves from our mudroom that still have paint cans from the previous owners on them. What a blind spiot for me! We've been here two years and have repainted almost every room.

10 Mindful Minutes: Get a Fresh Perspective January Cure: Assignment #3
1/7/14 01:57 PM

Coming back to this one again today, after our guests have gone home. I revamped my last year's lists for the entryway, the living room, and the kitchen, and now need to move on to the rest of the house!

The First Step: Create a Project List The January Cure: Assignment #1
1/5/14 06:36 PM

Bought some great orange gerberas at the farmer's market today, and happened to remember after i got home that I'd bought some orange plaid ribbon in the fall for a craft project that I hadn't gotten around to doing - now it's around my flowers, and looks so polished.

Hall and kitchen floors are done, the rest hopefully tonight after the kiddo is in bed.

Weekend Chores: Flowers & Floors January Cure: Assignment #2
1/4/14 06:35 PM

After reading the comments, I went to see if I could find my lists, too. I did (they were in Evernote) and at first I was disheartened by how much we hadn't gotten to this year, even so many little things. But after a few deep breaths, I was able to celebrate what we had accomplished - some major DIY renos that took months longer than we'd hoped. I'm going to walk through again today with fresh eyes, but I can relax a but knowing that we have nothing major left to do for our house: we can tackle all those little things and start to really focus on decorating!

The First Step: Create a Project List The January Cure: Assignment #1
1/2/14 10:02 AM

I still occasionally buy my house flowers since participating in last January's cure. Not sure what to focus on for a project... We have a few things to finish up from our big summer reno. But finishing isn't as fun as starting something new!

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