The Internet


We’re in our new place [yay!] and the worldwide web is once again at my fingertips. And let me tell you, I have missed you. I was honestly having major withdrawals and I do mean MAJOR:

“Oh, I’ll order it online.” Nope.

“I’ve got to send this email with XYZ document.” Sorry.

“Here, I’ll just Google it really fast.” Afraid not.


I know it’s sad but it was really hard. Thank goodness I had all these boxes to keep me company [said no one ever]. I am proud to say, though, that I have only two, maybe three boxes left in the entire house, and then we’re all unpacked; next will be the scary task of emptying the horrific amount of boxes in the garage. [Yikes!] I’ve GOT TO set-up Homebird Upholstery’s headquarters, but’s that’s on the docket for next week.

Wow, January got here über fast, didn’t it?!

Anyway, I learned a new thing on Moving Day. I found out about a stupendous blog and The January Cure from my dear friend/Lucky Little Mustardseed & Homebird Upholstery graphic designer, Ashley Howard Goltz. First off, quick shout out to Ashley as she brought me lunch and helped me do some unpacking on Moving Day. She’s an absolute goddess! Secondly, I guess I’ve been living under a rock or in a hole or something as until now, I had never heard of Apartment Therapy ( I have definitely been missing out. You have to check out The January Cure. It’s this month-long plan (January 2nd – February 1st) to whip your home into shape, get it clean, organized, and under control. There’s an awesome calendar you can download. You can sign up for daily emails. OH! And the best part of all, you get to decide what a lot of projects are! Ashley and I are going to do this challenge together. Who’s with us?

Now, I’m a little behind in the game [today’s January 4th after all], but with the move and all . . . and since I didn’t even know about Apartment Therapy or The January Cure, I think it’s okay ;)

All right, let’s get started.

It’s this month-long plan (January 2nd – February 1st) to whip your home into shape, get it clean, organized, and under control.

Day 1: Make a List of Projects (—day-1-181281)

Here’s what I came up with:

Living Room: Make pillows, frame “Home” Anchor print, hang artwork & shelving, figure out accent tables, & find/buy a floor lamp for reading.

Kitchen: Tidy the pantry and drawers, find/buy a cookie jar, create a cookbook full of your recipes, & spray paint bookends.

Dining Room: Make placemats, sew curtains, & find/buy a small console table for the wall.

Master Bedroom: Steam the top of the mattress, attach the bed skirt, find/buy a leaning full-body mirror and Dyson floor fan, frame “Love” Andy Warhol giclée, hang dog photos, & make a king-size headboard.

Master Bath: Find/buy hand towel racks & hang artwork.

Guest Bedroom: Make queen-size bedding & create a more inviting feel.

Guest Bath: Hang some artwork & prepare for guests.

Music Room: Build a bookshelf, spray paint music stand, & hang artwork.

Garage: Hang “Homebird Upholstery” signage, find/buy more shelving, & recover my work chair.

Patio: Recover the lawn furniture cushions.

Yea, it’s a little intense, but the good news is I don’t have to get everything done this month [I’m telling you check out their calendar.]

Phew! Day 1 – check!

Day 2: Set Up Your Outbox (—day-2-181661)

This is simple. I’ll use the guestroom – making headway!

Day 3: Weekend Chores – Flowers, Floors, Green Cleaners, & Outbox (—day-3-181662)

Well, this is cool. I’m right on target. Day 3 includes Friday, January 4th AND the weekend of January 5th and 6th. Heck yes! Okay. Nice. That wasn’t so bad.

I’m such a dork. I just love things like this.

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