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Well I got a little behind, but then caught up again! The January Cure has created the most productive me that’s ever happened in January. Generally this is the month I decompress from holidays (oh retail, you’ve nearly ruined me). But not this time! I’m getting things done. And flowers every weekend is my new favorite.

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So far I’ve:

  • Made a list of house projects: here.
  • Put together a clutter collector (and boy did we need one!)
  • Purged the pantry! Which in turn helped me realize what all is in there, which led to an awesome lentil soup.
  • Meditated on a room. I chose the bedroom because my goal is to have it be the most serene place in the house.
  • Picked a project: Clean out those closets! Starting with the bedroom of course. Those old clothes and things need to go.
  • A kitchen once-over.
  • Got started on my project, bedroom closet clean out.
  • Drawer Declutter. One at a time, I’ll tackle them all!
  • The 3 minute surface sweep. Hopefully I can make this one a nightly habit (at least weekly!).
  • The bathroom cabinet cleanout.
  • Set up a landing strip for keys, etc.

Still to do:

  • Get together a get-together. Working on something for February!
  • The bedroom blast. My nightstand needs some serious work.
  • Media Fast (I keep trying…)
  • This weekend’s project: Living room love!

Click through here to the January Cure to see all the steps, projects &  details.

Something about January makes me feel all crafty (and I am never crafty!). I’ve been looking into something to add a little more life to our walls. Here’s a few amazing project ideas I stumbled across. Click through each of the photos for tutorials!

wall project delightfully tacky hexagon wall mural
Hexagon Wall Mural via Delightfully Tacky

wall project taylor made patterned dot wall
A custom dot wall via Taylor Made

wall project a beautiful mess paint pen statement wall
Paint Pen Statement Wall via A Beautiful Mess

wall project everything emily washi tape wall decals
Washi Tape Decals via Everything Emily

wall project a beautiful mess gold moon wall
Gold Moon Wall via A Beautiful Mess

Isn’t that gold moon just stunning? I can’t get over it! Hopefully once I tackle the January Cure, I can start getting creative!

Ah! My headed exploded this morning with news of this fab collaboration. Two of my favorite things ever combined to make some pretty adorable housewares. Perfectly pretty prints & pieces.
Check them out!

kate spade saturday floral bedding

Kate Spade Saturday floral bedding

 

kate spade saturday globe floor lamp

Kate Spade Saturday globe floor lamp

 

kate spade saturday mirrored wall art

Kate Spade Saturday mirrored wall art

 

kate spade saturday building blocks bedding

Kate Spade Saturday building blocks bedding

 

kate spade saturday shifting shapes pillow

Kate Spade Saturday pillows

 

Eek! I want them all!

images via west elm

The January Cure has officially begun! And I’m officially two steps in. Phew! What’s the January Cure you say? It’s this wonderful idea from Apartment Therapy on how to get your home organized.

They said it best:
“Do you want 2015 to be your best year yet? We believe that when your home is under control, fresh, clean and organized, good things happen throughout your life. If you are ready to get your place back in shape, the very best way is one manageable step at a time, during our once-a-year-only January Cure. By the end of the month, you’ll be sitting pretty in a clean, fresh, organized home. We can do this – together!”

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I love that the weekend assignments include flowers. Really does brighten up the place.
Yesterday I tackled the list. I did a walk-through of the whole house, and wrote down notes of all the little projects and things that need to be taken care of. And I’m posting it here so that I’m a little more committed to it (eek).

  • Living Room
    Clear out the clutter from the living room
    Create a better mail/bills organization
    File the mail/bill things that are laying about
    Hang all the wall things
    Reorganize both book shelves to mix/match items and books
  • Kitchen/Dining
    Clear out the clutter from the dining room
    Find a place for the extra pots, pans & large appliances
    Reorganize the bar
    Put away the extraneous things that are on top of the fridge
    Find a better more accessible place for cookbooks
  • Bedroom
    Clean out and sell/donate old clothes
    Organize my nightstand
    Hang all the wall things
    Reorganize the shoe closet
  • Basement
    Fix the vent in the downstairs bathroom
    Reorganize the downstairs bathroom closet/toss old makeup things
    Rearrange the area around the ellyptical for better use
    Get a lampshade for the Guest Room
    Put the remaining tiles up around the pole

It looks like a WHOLE LOT, but the idea isn’t necessarily to get everything on your list done this month, but to locate trouble spots, set goals, and begin a new rhythm of staying organized. And I could really use the help!
There’s still time to sign up here if you’re interested. xoxo