Category Archives: Organize

February Cure


One thing that I came across that was so motivating in not only getting this blog going, but getting our HOUSE going, was Apartment Therapy’s January Cure, which I have decided to loudly and proudly call, February Cure, as I didn’t quite get my stuff (read: self) together to start it in January. But come February, it is on! What is January February Cure? Well, in the words of Apartment Therapy:

We’re getting organized! For the first time in more than a year, we are running a group Apartment Therapy Cure. If you are ready to whip your home into shape, get it clean, organized and under control, we’re here to help – let’s do it together! We’ll be posting assignments each weekday from January 2 through February 1, giving you all the info you need to know to follow along and stay motivated. By the end of January, you’ll be sitting pretty in a clean, fresh, organized home.

It sounded pretty damn motivating to me, and is exactly what I need. Some of the genius tasks (to me) so far have been things like setting up an “outbox” which is a halfway house where things sit while their fate is being decided. Genius. I have about 30 of these all over my kitchen and living room, except they never get emptied and they only move into another room or gasp! the dark pit of despair, otherwise known as the garage. Womp womp. Creating just one of these in a more functional location and then making sure that I empty it out at the end of each week will really help us cut the clutter. I also like the idea of tacking a project that I’ve been wanting to do or framing something I’ve been wanting to frame and having clearly written goals each day and weekend. There’s even a calendar they provide! What a way to start the year. I love it. It is so inspirational. And one of the best parts about it is the end goal which is that you are preparing for some kind of get together with your friends. In our newly organized house. A scrap-meet with the girls, perhaps? :)

[Image: Tara Bellucci]

Hello 2013


My goal was to have this shiny new blog up and running by the new year and I was going to start checking things off of my list as far as what my new blog was going to be about, what the new year had in store, and basically what the new me was going to be about. Buuuuut that didn’t happen. Had some major road blocks as far as the blog was concerned, life had a few stumbles already (I know!), and so here we are now 23 days late and the blog is still a work in progress. Which is just fitting for what I’m all about and what this blog is all about. Progress. And now, hopefully maintenance.

Last year was a heck of a year. It was a wonderful year in one aspect as we added to our family and have this amazing little person that we get to share this big odd world with. But it was also a year filled with so many trials. Three surgeries for me, one that I haven’t even gone into on the blog and I’m not totally ready to hash out in words yet. I can talk about it pretty openly with just about anybody but found when it came to writing about it, I’m just not ready. So, yeah – heck of a heck of a year. One that I am so thankful for but at the same time so very thankful that it is behind me.

And so we move on to progress. To 2013. The Count and I have so many plans for this year. And it’s already started out with a bang which I’ll go into in a later post (sorry to be so elusive?). This year we’re focusing on fixing up our house. We bought this house in 2010 and other than the Kid’s nursery which we lovingly spent so much time on in 2011 and 2012, the rest of the house has been neglected and we’d like to fix that. So our hopes are that this blog will keep us accountable on that quest and give us some inspiration as we share it with others. And of course we’ll still be sharing lots of the Kid and other snippets of our lives along the way.

And so, goodbye 2012, we won’t miss you. And hello, 2013, it is nice to meet you! Stay awhile, won’t you?