goodbye july

Really, already? I feel like this hot and steamy month just arrived. Apparently not! poof3

My intention for July was to get a little house maintenance done. I made a list and I got, wait for it...two things done on. Oh dear, not exactly inspiring. Perhaps I should have listened to the reader who left the comment about summer being the time to get outside and enjoy things!

If you're curious the items I accomplished were steam cleaning my carpets and laundering pillows. However, I feel I made a little headway in the home renovation department. I'm quite excited to try whitewashing my floors. A couple of readers had some very good suggestions about different ways and methods I could go about this. My goal is try and get them done over the Labour Day long weekend in September (are you reading this, dear husband?)

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As for August, I'm going to take that reader's advice and unplug a bit. That might mean a few The Best of posts over here while we gear up for the Fall. I'm planning a redesign of the site plus a few more exciting things.

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By the way, did you catch this feature in Fast Company magazine about unplugging? It's a rather hilarious take on how connected we all are and includes a nine step program for how to disappear. It's harder than you think. Poof!

Image credits:
1 - Filippo Minelli, La Nuit
2 - Aisha Zeijpveld
3 - Accuweather