Day 4: Get a fresh perspective in just 10 minutes.
This is going to sound strange, but I never use our guest bathroom and when we moved in, it had no mirror or space to even put soap, so I installed a shelf from IKEA and put up a $5 garage sale mirror and called it a day. I have always received a lot of comments about the mirror, as it's convex and more fun than functional, and after sitting in the room, which is literally only 27 inches wide, I realized that a regular mirror would give the illusion of a larger space as only mirrors really can.
Day 7: Get your get-together together.
We have an annual Holiday Dessert party, but this party didn't come together in 2012, so now I'm planning on it for around Valentine's Day, since dessert and Valentine's go perfectly together.
Day 8: Flowers, kitchen cleaning & make a meal..Picked up some flowers at the market on my way home from work. I'm always cooking so it doesn't seem like a luxury to make a meal for myself, but cleaning and organizing the kitchen is a luxury — and it's definitely cut down on the the time spent cooking meals now that everything is easy to find.
MORE OF CLAIRE'S JANUARY CURE:
• Week One
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