I know I’ve still been a bit spotty in my web-world appearances. I have been sure to keep my creative juices flowing and recently entered a contest on Olioboard. I would LOVE it if you would vote for my holiday mood board!
Yesterday was Day 7 of Apartment Therapy’s 20/20 Home Cure. For Day 7, Maxwell revisits our assignment from Day 2 – Buy Flowers. While I absolutely love flowers and have a minor obsession with sunflowers in particular, I don’t typically use them in my home. My number one reason would be my Lola’s (my cat) attraction to water. Anything with water in it is intriguing to her and on her mission to get to it she usually knocks over the container and makes a huge mess. Since cleaning up messes frequently will take away from the joy of having fresh flowers, I have chosen to forgo this pleasure until I find a solution to my cat problem.
Keeping with the topic of flowers…don’t forget to enter to win a free arrangement, of your choosing, of coffee filter flowers. I’ve recently made a bouquet for a coworker as a thank you and she loved it. Here is another bouquet I have been working on.
This giveaway has up to three chances to win, so be sure to check it out.
The deadline for both giveaways is Friday, October 29th.
By the way – this is my 99th POST!
If not, you should! I did, and today is the first day. Today is the first day of Apartment Therapy’s new approach to the Home Cure. Day 1’s task – Clean One Room. As my apartment is just one big room – yay for living in an efficiency – I will at least be tackling the floor of this whole space. Here are my cleaning supplies…
…for the floor
…for the furniture (thanks to Lola)
With my supplies in hand I was ready to tackle my apartment.
Not a bad start! While I am typically a bit of a neat freak, I do think that I will begin to clean every Sunday evening for 20 minutes. I think that a clean start to the week – literally – would be great!
In general, I have set some ‘rules’ for myself in regards to making sure I keep my home beautiful.
You would be surprised what a difference this has made in my apartment.
Do you have any of your own cleaning rituals?
While I had prepared myself for the transition of job culture from my last job to this new one, or so I thought, it has been a surprisingly frazzling first two weeks. My schedule is all thrown off, I don’t have much work to do, I’m still getting used to wearing “grown-up clothes” ….. the list goes on.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still extremely excited for what the future may hold, and grateful for all that I have, but I’m drained. Hence, the short post today. I promise I will be much more on the ball next week.
I came across this quote the other day. I think it will help me to justify my current mental state and the physical state of my closet.
One person’s mess is merely another person’s filing system.
– Margo Kaurman
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!
I have been struggling, since Friday, with the management of my apartment building. While I was enjoying my week off last week, I also began to have some upper respiratory issues. I eventually figured out that I only had problems when the HVAC (air conditioning) unit was turned on. After mentioning my concerns about potential mold to management on Friday (9/17/2010) and being brushed-off, my boyfriend and I were able to open the unit partially to find this:
While I’m not a scientist or an expert, this looked a lot like mold to me. Long-story made short, I have not been sleeping my in apartment since Thursday night. I’ve been in a bit of a battle with my building’s management to get them to resolve this issue.
I’m a fan of quotes, and came across this one in my blog-reading and researching today
From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road.
– Yiddish Proverb
Happy Tuesday everyone, and don’t forget to let me know what topics you would like to discuss.