Northwest Fall Cure: Creating Your Vision

Week One: Weekend


aquarabbit's new house is a blank slate with beautiful bones.

• Cure Clock: 7.5 Weeks Remaining
• Assignment: Re-read pp. 52-69, clean and list repairs (details after the jump)
• Flickr Pool: Northwest Fall Cure Pool

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Here we are at the weekend of Week One, and we're guessing many of you will do the bulk of your floor cleaning in the next couple of days. Hopefully you've enjoyed a week with fresh flowers in your home, but if not, the weekend is a great time to check out your local farmers market for seasonal blooms. The trees are also beginning to turn color, so a hand-gathered arrangement of leaves can also be truly beautiful.

This weekend is also a good time to sit for ten minutes in a neglected part of your home, to get a new perspective on your place and how you use it. Or, if you've been inside a lot and could use a chance to get out, this week we're visiting our favorite home store for some early inspiration. The complete list of this week's assignments is after the jump (from now on we'll post it on Monday — small hiccup this week!).>>Northwest Fall Cure Flickr pool

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    Weekly Assignment (Deep Treatment):

  • Make a complete list of repairs and solutions.
  • Vacuum and mop the floors.
  • Remove one item from your apartment.
  • Buy fresh flowers.
  • Sit for 10 minutes in a part of your home that you never sit in.
  • Look into earth-friendly cleaning products.

    Weekly Assignment (One-Room Workout):

  • Choose your room.
  • Collect inspirational pictures of rooms you love.
  • Start a style tray.
  • Visit your favorite home store.
  • Set a budget.
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    Wig3000, fjorlief, jamiemcquary and Danielle from AT:SF shared their first week flowers.

    Discussions & Useful Links:

  • aquarabbit wants to know how you cure a brand-new place, while the boxes are still unpacked
  • CoopGirlKiz asks "What's your relationship to your home?"
  • Take a look at (and share!) Cure participants' entries for this week's photo assignment: flowers, style trays, stuff we're getting rid of and places we never sit in.
  • An AT:SF reader asks for recommendations on the best eco-friendly cleaners, and you answered.
  • An AT:LA reader shares the best way to clean wood floors, and AT:NY shares how to make a mop on the cheap
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    Both Wig3000 and Danielle from AT:SF are getting rid of things they think are cute and cool, but the state of deterioration means their time has come.

    Welcome to our newest Northwest Fall Cure participants (we're up to 70 people!):

    Alaska:
    luvbuzz01

    British Columbia:
    Sphinxie

    Washington:
    ryejen
    kittyireland
    abigale jane
    OnlyMe

    Idaho:
    fluffypugluvr

    Oregon:
    fjorlief

    California:
    oneprettything
    coopgirlkiz
    edc415
    Steph & Satch
    sweetie
    Antigone
    Nenufar
    crynfiction
    tcorry
    liquidmusic42
    Wig3000
    Mr_Yuko
    julikim
    Cynthia in SF

    No state!
    Kelaine
    retty-o

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    neeecole is pretty happy with her bedroom, but thinks her walls could use some shelving and artwork.

    >>Northwest Fall Cure Flickr pool

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    Previous Northwest Fall Cure 08 Posts:

  • It's That Time Again!
  • Week Zero — Sign Up and Get Oriented (the sign-up form is in this post, so be sure to click through and sign up if you haven't done it yet!)
  • Week Zero — Getting Oriented
  • Week One — Creating Your Vision

    The Fall Cure on the other AT sites:

  • San Francisco & our Flickr group (Hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)
  • New York & their Flickr group (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)
  • Los Angeles & their Flickr group (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)
  • Chicago & their Flickr group (Hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)

    General Info:

  • Buy the book from our store, Amazon, Powell's or Barnes & Noble
  • Read an excerpt from the first chapter
  • Revisit the last Cure (Spring)
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