Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I got a response!!!

Hi Michelle

Nice work. Thanks for sharing it. Will let you know when I post it up. Could take up to 3 months as i have quite a bit of backlog.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

My IKEA Hack

If you've never heard of the Ikea Hacker blog, then you've been missing out on a lot! From Malm bed side tables converted into a tv stand to the Anedboda wardrobe turned guinea pig palace. This website has it all!

I once entered in a hack when I created a desk table with a PAX Hemnes wardrobe door with a couple of Vika Annefors. Mark actually gave me the idea because he too used a PAX wardrobe for his desk at home. I was supposed to put a custom made glass top so that you could put pictures underneath the glass but I never did get around to it. And... my hack didn't make the blog. :o(

So, I've decided to enter in another hack. Fingers crossed, I really hope it makes the blog.

Here's what I entered:

I recently moved into a new condo that has a tiny kitchen with extreme lack of counter space. I used to store cooking utensils (ladle, skimmer, spatula, etc) in the IKEA ORDNING. But unfortunately, there ins't anymore room for it on my counter so I thought of a way to hang the utensils instead.

I used a RIBBA shadow box with the LANSA black door handle. I had to change some of the hardware (shorter screws and added washers and bolts) for the LANSA in order for it to securely fasten onto the board of the RIBBA shadow box. I also painted the board that came with the shadow box the same color of the wall (light grey). Below my utensil holder, i've also used the KROKEN magnetic knife rack for my spices. The containers for the spices came from Canadian Tire.

And that's it! So what do you think? You think it'll make the blog? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If you have an IKEA hack, pls feel free to share it with us and email it to parttimetherapy[at]gmail[dot]com.

Oh and I know, my spice containers are empty right now but I promise I'll be filling them up soon.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This is our therapy...

Part-time therapy is a blog site that evolved out of constant dreams, needs, and wants. The word therapy means treatment or to treat in order to heal or make better. In ones life, we believe that you should administer as much therapy as you possibly can. Therapeutic actions that stimulate wellness, happiness, contentment, or joy, can echo a good sense of balance. If you are not fortunate enough to spend more that 50% of your day doing something you love, perhaps you should consider exercising Part time therapy.

Part-time therapy is specifically for those who often dream of doing things knowing that it would make them very happy but lack motivation to actually execute. If you ever wanted to try something but was afraid or discouraged in any way, we would like to help you tear down those walls that promote negative energy.

Take Michelle and I for example. We constantly dream of starting a small business practicing things we love to do (ie. photography, interior design, music, etc). The problem is we love quite a few things. We often try thinking of ways that we can integrate some of our favorite things to do into one main practice. This task is a lot tougher than we thought. To some people this type of thing comes easy. To others, it’s a matter of finding enough time between family, friends and work. Our case is the latter. Since we don’t have very much free time, we decided to do it all and share our experiences in this blog.

Part-time therapy is not just about blogging. It's about purchasing the latest iPod or a new pair of shoes or painting your apartment and sharing your ideas and thoughts about it. It's also about sharing your experiences when you've tried something you’ve never tried before. Once you start exploring your needs and wants, the object is to repeat the actions that make you happy as much as possible.

Please feel free to join us, explore, share, and comment, as we pursue our part-time therapeutic possibilities.

Mark Jones