Home Office Organizing and Decorating
A few weeks ago I shared my thoughts on balance.¬† Actually, to be more accurate, I shared how I believe that balance is a myth.¬†¬† We spend so much time trying to do all things well, all at the same time and it usually ends up in failure.¬† Instead, I have started focusing on seasons.¬† And now that the season of the play is over, I decided to do a little home office decorating and organizing so I can move into a season of work. In the interest of keeping things ‚Äúreal‚Äù, I didn‚Äôt overly stage these photos.¬† I would not call them ‚Äúmagazine ready‚Äù.¬†¬† I would call this space one that serves the many purposes that this room serves for us and a place to get some work done! Even though this is a work space, it can also be pretty and filled with some of our favorite and colorful things. My favorite little truck with a vintage sign in the back changes places from time to time, but I love it right here most of all.¬† The blue ties in with the organizers on my desk that I found at Homegoods. ¬†We made this built-in-desk and the organizers and it is still one of my favorite DIY projects. That pretty picture in the gold frame is actually the receipt envelope from when I placed an order online with Anthropologie.¬† I held on to it for the longest time and then realized it fit perfectly into a frame I have had forever. I am especially happy that my work table is clear and the glitter is gone.¬† Okay, most of the glitter. I am embarrassed to admit, but I finally put my calendar together for 2015.¬† Yes, I realize it is March.¬† This year, I purchased this amazing planner from the talented Jen from I Heart Organizing. For three years now I have used some version of the Arc system from Staples.¬† I love this baby and I keep all of my info, calendar, lists, etc. in it.¬† This is the longest I have stayed with the same system so it really works for me. And while I was at freshening, organizing and getting my desk back into working order, I changed out the light bulb over my desk as well.¬† Bit by bit, I have been changing the light bulbs in our house over to Cree LED bulbs. Look at the difference when I changed to Cree. ¬†The light is so much cleaner and fills the whole space so much more.
Cree bulbs light instantly, but are still dimmable which I love.¬† Dimmable overhead light is a big deal to me.¬†¬† The bulbs are also shatterproof and last 25 times longer than a traditional bulb.¬† And if that wasn‚Äôt good enough, they use up to 85% less energy that a traditional bulb. ¬†You can find Cree bulbs at The Home Depot. ¬†You can see how it all works costs wise in this video below.
When all the cleaning, organizing, decorating and bulb changing were done, I put some of my favorite things in place.¬† This rock was left on my desk by younger daughter a few months ago.¬†¬† When I have those crazy and frustrating days, I always have this a reminder.
And my older daughter gave me this journal for my birthday.¬† A little reminder to take it one day at a time.
Thanks so much for reading sweet friends.
Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with Cree Bulb, however all ideas and brightly lit spaces are my own.