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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignments 6, 7

    The Apartment Therapy blogalong continues!  Follow me as I go through the tasks in the Cure and whip my apartment into shape. You can read more posts in the blogalong here. Assignment 6 – Prepping Artwork for Framing This task was in the bag! I recently printed out a new piece of artwork and framed it. It’s leaning against a wall for now until I’m ready to hang it. Assignment 7 – Weekend Chores I’m so glad that this task was assigned on the weekend.  My apartment definitely needed this!  It was all about the kitchen: clean surfaces (inside and out), counters, sink, cabinets, refrigerator, stove, and other appliances. For…

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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignments 3, 4, 5

    The January Cure continues! I didn’t write dedicated blog posts for assignments 3 or 4, but, rest assured, I got a fresh perspective and set up an outbox for items on their way out.  I even put some clothes I never wear in there, so time will tell whether they leave my apartment permanently. Assignment 5 asks participants to choose one project from the list to aim to complete by the end of the month. I’ve decided to rearrange dining room table to fit better (research options for smaller table with fewer chairs). I’ve done a lot of arrangements with this table: lengthwise, widthwise, pressed against the wall. No matter…

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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignment 2

    I’m working through my tasks for Apartment Therapy’s Assignment 2, to be completed by end of day Sunday.  This weekend is filled with family gatherings, so luckily, the tasks are not too arduous: Buy Flowers I went a different route than the outlined task.  Instead of buying cut flowers that would just wither away, I decided to finally invest in some plant life.  I’ve had an orchid plant and a rose bush indoors in the past, but both didn’t survive my care. I have a terrible green thumb, but my fiance is pretty good at keeping things alive on our balcony vegetable garden in the summer. I decided to purchase…

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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignment 1

    One of my favourite home decor blogs is Apartment Therapy. Unlike the beautiful, stylish rooms featured on this blog, I feel like my apartment needs a lot of therapy. They periodically run events to revitalize your home. The latest AT Cure starts today, January 2nd, and I can’t wait to get involved and refresh my apartment. My main goals are to make apartment easier to manage and more relaxing. Sometimes I feel stressed in my home just because of the clutter. By blogging along with the Cure, I’m holding myself accountable for making changes. Bring it on, 2014! Day one involves creating a list of potential projects. I’ve created my…