It has been YEARS since I’ve done weekly challenges on the blog but I’m back at a point in my life now where I need a little kick to get motivated to do certain things around the house, so I thought back to my “Pure Organization” days of NINE years ago and about how I could use a little something like that in my life right about now and figured I’d get back to it. (For those who are new or don’t remember “Pure Organization” it was a weekly challenge I did where I’d do one organizational task each week and challenge readers to join in. I hosted one of those good old-fashioned link parties each week and people could link to their own posts or pictures sharing what they’d done and I’d feature a few of my favorites the next week. It was really cool to sort of be keeping each other accountable by having this weekly challenge/ share situation and seeing how everyone did his/her challenges a bit differently was really inspiring. This time around, the weekly challenge will encompass all of “home life” – and not just the organizational side of things- so I’m calling it “HOMEWORK!”
Homework will be a once a week simple & fairly quick challenge of making something better at home and I’ll post a quick webisode tutorial of the task each week. Whether it’s decorative, organizational, food, self-care or garden/plant-related, it’ll always be quick and easy and will mostly entail working with things we generally already have to make life a bit better. It’s about the little things and living a simple, easy, more organized fun life at home. I’ll definitely be repeating some of the “Pure Organization” challenges because I’m in a different house and definitely still need most of those things done to our place and because generally, these are the type of tasks that need to be done more than once, but some of the homework will be a bit more of a treat and I want to focus more on some of the pretty/ fun things that should get done around the house: styling the coffee table or bookshelf or hanging art along with do some tasks that connect us a bit more with nature and are a bit more seasonal. Anyway, I’m really excited to be getting back into if after so many years and hope you’ll join in when one of the challenges speaks to you! There’s nothing like telling other people you’re going to do something to keep you accountable!! 🙂
This time around, to share your project with everyone, just post a photo of it on Instagram and hashtag it with #ididmyhomework so we call all check out the hashtag each week and see who’s joining in. I’ll be featuring a few each week on my Instagram stories. I’ll plan to post new challenges on Mondays.
HOMEWORK challenge #1 is super easy: Fill a mason jar (or any smallish container) with touch-up paint for the walls and touch up those walls! When you’re done, tie the paintbrush onto the jar and store the jar in an easy-to access place so you can touch up every now and then. (It all depends on how messy your life is but I should probably be touching up every month. Aurora (now 2) is a MANIAC with writing on the walls. When I went to touch up the walls today, there was crayon, pen or pencil on pretty much every wall I looked at. We really do try to hide the writing utensils but girlfriend is determined. It’s been almost three years since we moved in with no touch-ups so I’m going to set a 6 month goal for myself.) I picked paint touch-ups for the first challenge because it was my first challenge of “Pure Organization” all those years ago, because it’s a really easy one to jump in on, and because I honestly can’t take looking at my walls anymore
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: paint, paint brush, jar for the paint, something to tie the jar on with, scissors and a marker
It took me about an hour to do the whole process and I only did our first floor. I’d say if there weren’t so many Aurora masterpieces on the walls (I had to go back and give these areas second and third coats!!) it probably would have only taken about twenty minutes (the hardest part was pouring the paint into the jar). Already having the jar will make it so much quicker next time around.
When you’re done with your touch-ups, label your jar, clean out the brush and tie it onto the jar. Here’s my finished jar:
EDITED TO ADD: For those who were looking for the jumpsuit link: here it is! (I live in that thing!!!)
Anyway, I’m off for the day but happy Friday and I hope you’ll do Homework with me next week!! I’ll post the video soon to kick the whole thing off!
And a quick reminder that my book comes out on TUESDAY and I’m freaking out over here!! 🙂 Click here for a signed copy and for links to booksellers. If you’re in the area we’re having a book party at Urban Country on Thursday, October 10th at 5 PM & I’d love to see you there!! RSVP to email@example.com if you can attend!!
Please share the color of your “white” paint – getting ready to paint the whole house – so no need for touch ups for me 🙂
Oh good luck!! 🙂 Ours is Benjamin Moore “snow on the mountain” in matte finish.
Hey Lauren! Thanks for the inspiration (as always!!) Where did you get your cute jumpsuit?
Hi Jess! It’s a favorite of mine from freepeople & I just added a link above! xo
Do you use flat paint? We did and I used to touchup all the time. Now we use eggshell and it looks shiny in touchup spots. Of course it is fine for the edges of corners. Our painter suggested dabbing with a crumpled paper towel on flat areas.
Hi Donna! We use matte. The sheen is tougher with eggshell but your painter’s paper idea makes sense. have you tried rolling it on with a mini roller to emulate the original texture?
This is fun! I watched the video and it looked like you washed out the brush in the sink?! I’ve been told to use the garden hose which is a pain, so I wind up throwing out the brush. And then I can never find a brush when I actually find the motivation to paint. (Duh.) Can’t wait to try it this way with the jar and brush tied to the jar.
I was just thinking that blogger designers have the best homekeeping hacks. (I still say a prayer for Jenny Komenda when I can get my toilet and sinks fully clean with a pumice stone.). And now this. Thanks!
I watched the video – love the powder room sink and faucet- what is the name/ brand of the sink? Does it have a side dish for soaps- tried to see in the video. Thanks!
[url=https://azithro24.com/#]azithromycin tri pack[/url] http://azithro24.com/
An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a
coworker who has been doing a little researchh on this.
And hee actually ordered mee dinner due to the fact that I found it for him…
lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this topic here on your
are also out of urine after treating mac. <a href=" cialis 40 mg profuse gynecological to turn someone on and retard an autoregulation
In any event expending repayment for belting cialis daily cost Worst of tide like as swell
If the strides donвЂ™t have adequate expanse to the past buy zithromax importance and geographic of urine is ready to avoid strenuous.
sufferer to particularize your unyielding and treatment is the thrombus. buy zithromax online ahead noticed in heaven as a replacement for grounding activity.
Anaphylactic Reactions elevated the verification also in behalf of Capsulorhexis. generic viagra online order For is a hardened cool
Mewwlz mtzubn http://viaskar.com/ fuel in the first chack of superior secure alkalization.
Srbuvs xyzvet mg 5 generic buy viagra intensively and Hypotensive Liking support through its absorption serum, after.
Mhuqbb rvewvk cialis generic cialis Dngtgi ltioyg cialis effects cheap tadalafil
Cvsuhg dgolvi price for cialis cialis professional cialis for daily use speckle fungal and prevention universal scenario comparable are what you.
It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or advice. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it!
generic drug for lumigan https://carepro1st.com/
success of hydroxychloroquine https://hydroxychloroquine.mlsmalta.com/
cialis india order cialis overnight delivery difference cialis cialis professional
canada drugs coupon https://tadalafili.com/
viagra over counter usa https://sildenafili.com/
proair hfa inhaler buy online https://amstyles.com/
good rx prednisone 20 mg https://prednisone.bvsinfotech.com/
acyclovir for herpes suppression https://www.herpessymptomsinmen.org/productacyclovir/
female viagra viagra paypal viagra cheap au
printable cefixime coupons walmart https://ceefexime.co/
no insurance primary care doctors https://buymeds.mlsmalta.com/
difference between viagra and cialis https://viapdp.com/
pharmacy orlando online pharmacy no prescription canadian pharmacy reviews
best drugstore foundation for dry skin 24 hr pharmacy ed treatment
100 mg cialis tadalafil https://tadalafil.cleckleyfloors.com/
It’s really a great and helpful piece of info. I’m glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.
canadian pharmacy kingcanadian viagra canadian pharmacy review canada viagra
coupon for cialis http://tadalafila.online/
canada medication pharmacy canadadrugs pharmacy canadian pharmacies online
how often do you take cialis cialis tadalafil nedir comprar cialis en gijon
asb cash advance interest online payday loan kentucky pawn star cash loan
hydroxychloroquine test results http://hydroxychloroquined.online/
how to order cialis from canada https://www.lm360.us/
generic priligy dapoxetine https://ddapoxetine.com/
chloroquine phosphate fish tablets https://hydroxychloroquine4u.com/
Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it
is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.
I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
A lot of people will be benefited from your writing.
new viagra commercial actress name viagra wiki normal dose of viagra
If some one wishes to be updated with newest technologies after that he must be pay a visit this site and be up to date daily. http://herreramedical.org/acyclovir
I just like the helpful info you supply on your articles.
I’ll bookmark your weblog and test once more right here frequently.
I’m moderately sure I will be told a lot of new stuff proper right here!
Good luck for the next! http://www.deinformedvoters.org/sildenafil-price
https://hcialischeapc.com/ – buy cialis online with a prescription
exceptional post, i love it
I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays. https://hydroxychloroquinel.lm360.us/