Welcome to August (almost!)

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August is traditionally a month where a little R&R is expected. Whether traveling or not, we tend to slow down a bit and try to savor the sights, sounds and flavors of summer. It’s the time for vacations.

As you know, we enjoy our usual theme months. It’s nice to focus in and blog the heck out of something. Like spring cleaning, gardening or pets…

But this August, we are going to go with the flow…no theme, just the most beautiful, organized and healthy ideas for our homes that we can find and that you lead us to…a vacation of sorts.

That’s not to say that we won’t be busy – we have a few projects going to keep things fresh:

Maxwell and Mark just spent the weekend switching all the AT blogs to a new, super-server that should make loading extra zippy and prevent crashes.

We plan to run a links drive this month. Putting out the word, refreshing our links and finding new sites for inspiration and addiction. Details are on the way…

Finally, we’ve started inviting ourselves into your home. We love love love to see reader’s photos of their homes, so we’ve started our flickr photo tagging project. We just put out the word on Friday and already have a bunch of photos of Chicago homes, projects and artwork to build posts around. Thanks to everyone who kicked off the plan in such style (and keep an eye on the front page!).

Emails are always welcome. Send your ideas, photos, questions and requests to chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com.

Happy August!