Midwest Fall Cure: Week Three - Welcome Home

Midwest Fall Cure: Week Three - Welcome Home

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 27, 2008

raikenn keeps things bright and fresh with the addition of some autumnal finds.

  • Cure Clock: 41 days
  • Assignment: Read through Ch. 6 (Pages 100-128).
  • Flickr Pool: Midwest Fall Cure Pool

    Over the weekend we had some great inspirational photos posted up to the Midwestern Fall Cure Flickr Pool. If you haven't had a chance to check them out yet, take a few seconds and stop by! They might just be the jumpstart that you need to get things going.
    This week we are focusing on clearing out our entryways, making landing strips and getting down and dirty with our color choices. Click on through the jump to see this week's assignments and check out what's going on in the lives of other Midwestern Fall Cure members....

    gridpaper. stepped up to our Midwest Fall Cure Mini-Challenge and shared with us her small inspirational space.

    This Week's Assignment (Deep Treatment): We're cleaning the entryway and closet to make room for a landing strip. A healthy entryway consists of: coat hooks or hangers, a doormat, and a space to sort mail. You're also moving old magazines and mail into the outbox, and cancelling catalogs.

    Plizzyp filled small jars with left over paint to keep on hand for a quick touch up. Each jar has the paint name and color code on it in case there is a need for more than just a jar full. Great thinking!

    This Week's Assignment (One-Room Workout): Color is all about balance. The 80/20 color rule is a template that you can apply to manage colors, by using strong hues sparingly (20 percent) and setting the stage with neutrals (80 percent). For inspiration, check our AT archives: AT:CHI's Color Combos, AT:NY's ColorTherapy, and entries from the 2008 Fall Colors Contest.

    thefarmersdaughter has a non-working fireplace and decided to make an electric version instead. What could have cost $80 at the Hardware store cost a mere $10 instead. Great value find!

    Continuing Tasks: As we move on to new parts of the Cure, keep in mind those continuing tasks which are at the heart of making and keeping your home healthy: cleaning, cooking, and repairs. The AT sites can help you stay motivated to complete these tasks regularly. Check the Kitchn for recipes, search the sites for repair tips (see this post for renovation resources), and check Re-Nest for green cleaning tips.

    Mrs.Mack's outbox is in full use as the clutter from the home office is being thinned out. Nice work!

    Midwest Fall Cure participants:

    Alabama: Splomo
    Arkansas: lemonadefish
    Illinois: LindaK, landerdander, beth_in_chicago, chicagoflamingo, HomeFor2, Vikini, alexandscott, rockypondgirl, chicagomom72, Hekela9, Mrs.Mack, Cvillegal, ksmile, orangeblossom, eshirden, madgel24, RWL, juliejuliezzzzz, rkdavis, Andi, ascout, tamaraamick, Sam Kraus, chicagoamber, CeciliaC, harmonyfrance, SassyBlondeGirl, freneticfloetry, sblack511, anniemontana
    Indiana: Dawn, Sarcelle, Gemini Girl
    Iowa: tarasana, khensley76
    Georgia: bellamira, jeanthief
    Kansas: Jo_Bair, girlginger
    Kentucky: merskine
    Louisiana: urbanconjure
    Michigan: JanG, Laurall, jamyzz, Simply.Goldyn., lorijo
    Minnesota: ivegots, Sparklebot, cyclopathic, northwind, simpleshelly, Seshat, lilithslair, Sheaff, Sunkay, SarahN, Molly Margarita, bright_as_yellow, happify
    Missouri: nicolem2882, STLcoleen, Sadie, Chelle, sarahrae
    Nebraksa: djohnson
    Ohio: signe, baxlala, kennedm1, ewserk, suzieboozie, serenity_evenstar, neda, amyewine
    Oklahoma: Mary, Francesca, design.is.good
    Tennessee: alona
    Texas: lehall, MelissaS, wendi, AustinV, Melanie Millar, maybellene, srw
    Wisconsin: Robin
    Canada: Veronica, smallcitybeth, honeyfresh, Jenny!, heymomo, ce_pelle, Lost Newf
    Undeclared US: hourto, Emmm, caradoll, HeatherAB
    International Undeclared: Telsing, elle_media, PoignantTuna

    e.e.reilly is keeping things clean and the dust at bay.

    Previous Posts:

  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Two- The Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Two
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week One - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week One
  • The Midwest Fall Cure: Week Zero - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Let's Go!
  • Roundup: The Best Of the Midwest Spring Cure

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