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Posts Tagged ‘January Cure’

The “Cloffice”?

The TV Room Closet, before The TV Room Closet, after It’s the end of the January Cure, and the end of my project. Like my special project for the Kitchen Cure almost three years ago, I set my sights a little high. For the Kitchen Cure we demo’d and rebuilt a wall, added a cabinet…

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Getting There!

It’s already Day 20 of Apartment Therapy’s January Cure: Hang Your Artwork. I was a little bit late in getting my old frame to the framer, so it wasn’t ready for pick-up until today. I don’t know if they would normally do it for anyone, but we know them personally so they agreed to cut…

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Playing Catch-Up, Again

I have a lot to catch up on today for Apartment Therapy’s January Cure. I didn’t really work on much on this week, and Pete went to work on the cottage today, so I’m on my own. This week’s chores were to: Get Papers and Files in Order, which has been a work in progress…

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Back on Track

Not only did I clean the bedroom this weekend (the Apartment Therapy January Cure weekend assignment), but we also cleaned the floors in the entire house which was the assignment for the first weekend that I had opted to postpone. Look at how nice that hardwood looks! I also decided to move the clothes hamper…

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Slow Progress This Week

So much for staying on track with Apartment Therapy’s January Cure! After creating a landing strip, the rest of this week’s assignments were to: Work on our goal project Try a media fast Declutter books and media Flowers and bedroom cleaning I have made some progress, but not as much as I’d like. I’ve been…

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Landing Strip Assignment

We’re about halfway through the January Cure and I’m doing a pretty good job in keeping up and staying motivated. Yesterday’s assignment was to Create a Landing Strip and Start Using It. Our current setup has most of the features Apartment Therapy describes as requirements, such as a door mat and hooks or hangers. But…

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My Reward

Found a dark chocolate raspberry truffle, still wrapped (from Christmas), on the kitchen shelf I still had left to clean. The perfect reward to accompany my afternoon latte for a job well done (at least that’s what I’m telling myself!).

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The Weekend Projects

I’ve been working on the weekend assignment(s) for Apartment Therapy’s January Cure: Flowers, Kitchen Cleaning & Make Yourself a Meal. I skipped over Thursday’s assignment, to Get Your Get-Together Together. At most I’ll just make a nice dinner for Pete at the end of all this. I still have one more section to clean in…

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Day 6: Frame Artwork (Yay!)

Once again, some of my planned projects for the start of the year just happen to coincide with Apartment Therapy’s January Cure: Choose a Piece of Artwork and Get Going on Framing. Just before Christmas, Pottery Barn had a one-day 40% off sale on frames. I bought two of their 8×10 white frames for a…

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Day 5: Select a Project

Today’s assignment is to choose a project from my list to complete this month. According to Apartment Therapy, the project should be something that takes only a few hours. The one that I was kind of planning on doing this month (even before I joined the January Cure), is to make a desk/bill-paying area in…

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