LA Spring Cure O8: Week 5 - Weekend

LA Spring Cure O8: Week 5 - Weekend

Abby Stone
Apr 11, 2008

aimeeroo started her outdoor planting.
Because our home office doubles as our living room, this week's tasks are absolutely necessary to keep order. Our taxes are done so we're looking forward to taking a break this weekend and getting outside. We're planning our media fast for tomorrow. How was your experience? If you haven't tried it yet, we'd suggest planning it for sometime this weekend. Let us know how you're doing in the comments section below. Give us a link to your Flickr so we can be sure to visit each of you personally.

aymilis scored this great set of frames on freecycle.
The first time we did a media fast, we committed to a week of no media – not even email. Although we dreaded it, the result was incredibly rejuvenating and completely jumpstarted our stagnating creativity. Now we try to take a break once a week. Try it: step outside and listen to the sounds of your neighborhood instead of your IPod. Working on your shopping list? Driving around, listen to your own thoughts or those of your companion instead of music or the radio.

miluzeira's been chosen by a local magazine to have her house redecorated by one of the top architects in São Paulo. Sometimes it's nice to sit back and have someone else do the work.

Deep Treatments
Have your checked our sister site, UNPLUGGD for ideas on taming the cord monster?

  • Vacuum, dust and mop throughout

  • Take care of repairs this week

  • Clean office and related closets

  • Declutter files

  • Cook 3 meals at home this week

  • Eat at home Sunday through Thursday

  • Get to bed early and read before sleep

  • Tackle the cord octopus

  • Look into wireless technology

  • Try a one day media fast

One Room Remedy

  • Try paint samples in your room

  • Finalize paint choices

  • Order from your shopping list

HollywoodandWestern's uncertain about these chairs from Ikea (the ones with legs, not the ones on casters). They're comfortable but...

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