as i get busier and busier, my work space gets more and more neglected.
piles go on top of piles, things get buried and forgotten.
so i set aside some time last week to clean up and clear out and make my space pretty again.
in an attempt to be organized, i tried using these clipboards for different important areas of my life: school, work, blogging and home.
after a year or so of them being there, i only used them a couple times, if at all. they were slowly collecting random prints and quotes instead of lists of things to get done.
so they had to go.
and ps – there is usually quite a large pile in the corner, but i just gave it all to my bookkeeper to input for me. yay for bookkeepers!
i have been accidentally (as in, not intentionally) collecting a number of “pretty things” that i want to have in my space, but my wall space is just so limited by my desk. i would love to frame every print i have been given and have bought and have just the perfect place for each pretty trinket, but it just isn’t possible, so i decided to just put them all together in one big frame!
this is the piece that finally kicked me in gear to get this project done. i felt i was doing some terrible injustice just letting this beautiful piece andrea made sit on a pile on my desk.
i put up a tiny banner my mom made me when i first started my business.
i already had the hot pink spray-painted frame form the last queen bee market booth, and some lovely cream trim, and the clothespins to pull it all together.
we have a handful of instagram pics that my neighbor has taken and printed off for us. also up there is a print from krystina, a quote from april, a tiny hoop from the domestic nest, teeny pics of our family lisa took of us years ago, and a print from my current fave/obsession.
next row down is a peacock feather from a friend’s wedding invite, a print from the queen bees, a print from jeanne winters, the prettiest hoop ever from andrea, more instagram pics and a print from erin leigh.
tucked in the corner is a fun pic of sean and i from last summer, and the kids when they were bitty.
this little goodwill find has been a life saver. never did i think i would use one of these, but it has lessened my piles. now i know where each of my important folders or notebooks or papers are, and then i can put it right back when i’m done. that notebook in the front gets used more than anything else on my desk, besides my computer!
i always use pretty jars to hold my pens, but my last jar was just the wrong shape, yet i fought the falling out pens for over a year. why?! this pretty jar was the perfect solution. i also added a jar from emily to hold my fabric pens and chopstick, and my pretty little pin cushion sits next to it.
i couldn’t quite let go of the clip boards, but i cut it down to 2 instead of 4. one of them is already getting a lot of use and the other one, not so much.
and here’s the whole space!
my happy jar of buttons on the window sill and a new home for my sewing machine (to the right).
notice my giant monitor behind my laptop? that’s where i watch all my shows while i’m editing pics, answering emails, and blogging.
so much happier now!