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.
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!
Hexagon Wall Mural via Delightfully Tacky
A custom dot wall via Taylor Made
Paint Pen Statement Wall via A Beautiful Mess
Washi Tape Decals via Everything Emily
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!
Well now that we’ve gotten back into the swing of normal work weeks, it finally feels like the new year has truly begun. I’m still focused on making it all the way through the January cure this year (so far so good!), but here are a few fun links from around the net this week:
The best January party idea
Loving and seriously considering this fabulous tattoo.
A gorgeous house post that’s got my hot pink heart beating.
My math brain could watch this for hours.
Hip loungey adorable t-shirts
This sums up my new year’s dieting plan pretty well.
A genius idea for housecleaning, that I might mash up with my January cure. Definitely a two-in-one win. Also this brave post on motherhood and growing up from the same talented blogger.
This awesome dad is giving me ideas for my nephew’s first birthday.
I kinda want pretty blouses to be my new fashion thing in 2015.
Reading through A Practical Wedding Reclaiming Wife tag is so, so good. This site kept me sane during and after wedding planning.
This print is going up in my cubicle asap.
Obsessed with these glitter resin earrings my sister got me for Christmas. I want them all!
(ps) finally made my favorite risotto again after 2 years and it’s just as delicious! recipe here.
Have a lovely weekend! xoxo
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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 globe floor lamp
Kate Spade Saturday mirrored wall art
Kate Spade Saturday building blocks bedding
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!”
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
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
Clean out and sell/donate old clothes
Organize my nightstand
Hang all the wall things
Reorganize the shoe closet
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
Ah! I received a message today “I can’t believe it’s already December!” I definitely knew it was coming, but just didn’t expect it to be here so soon. And so it has begun! And the first list: kitchen wishes. A few great ideas for the chef in your life!
A non-stick baking mat! If I baked more, I’d have 10 already.
A foldable grater! Genius. I have at least 3 that are either too difficult to hold or too big for the drawer. This one is perfect.
I think this sink gripping cutting board & strainer combo would help me make a little bit less of a mess in the kitchen (and I think my dear husband would be grateful!)
These awesome reusable food savers! How many times do you use just half an onion?
Although these magnetic stickers are shown in the bathroom, I’m pretty sure I could find a use for them in every room.
So many fun little goodies! Still dreaming of that bigger kitchen…
Happy Friday! I hope your holiday weekend is filled with friends, family & food.
We’ll be grilling for sure and crossing our fingers for no rain!
Provisions, the gorgeous shop of my favorite recipe site food52, is giving away $30 credits to new customers when you spend $50. They have everything from beautiful copper dishes to french fry cutters to DIY Gin making kits to the most delicious almond butters you’ve ever seen. I recently bought this “tap it” cap so my darling husband can keep his beer carbonated a little longer in the growler. Love!
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