Posts tagged #office

Two quick updates... then back to GOT

It has been a while since my last post which is not to say I have not been busy. So I figured I'd share a quick update on the things that have kept me away from writing.


Remember when I added string lights? Well, their awesomeness made the rest of the patio seem rather drab and sort of creepy. So I got to work. See, when I did the big patio renovation 5 years ago, I installed some in-ground lights when everything was still in shambles. They were epic. And then I started losing them, one by one. Maybe it was the passing of time, the never-stopping water, the pesky ants, who knows... but those guys were clearly not meant to last.  Or so I thought...!

Ta-daah! A few new light bulbs, rearranging of the wires and one replaced unit later, my dark corner of the patio is now one glorious well-lit garden!

MEANWHILE... on the inside...

I was finally able to carve enough time to clean out my second bedroom/office. I joke you not, 7 large bags of donations later, I was left with one perfectly furnished room. Which begs the question... how did I accumulate 7 bags worth of donations? We do not need more space, ladies and gentlemen, we just need less stuff (one of my favorite TED talks, by the way). 

So these are my two quick updates... I do promise I am working on a few (real) posts for you though! Until then... happy Sunday! And now, back to Game of Thrones :). 

Posted on May 1, 2016 and filed under Design + DIY.

Spicing Up a Dull Office | Update

The Struggle Continues

Slowly but steadily, I have been adding little touches to the office project and I wanted to share the progress so far! You will probably notice it isn't much. But it is a very solid start! I added pictures of the things that are dearest to my heart (and got a chance to play around with selecting the frames - more on that later!). I also took an opportunity to do some team bonding via an improvised photo session with a VERY important go-live date plastered on our custom t-shirts. And finally, I added some good books I recently finished and found relevant to my line of work. 

Now, more on those frames - I love how they turned out! I will probably add some more over time because I have very key people still missing. And I say over time because I was surprised at how hard it was to find frames I liked for a reasonable price. These took a good two weeks worth of visiting every Marshall's and TJ Maxx in my area on an every-other-day basis to select (which makes me wonder - am I too picky or are good frames just hard to come by?). 

The final four that made it so far I am very happy with. The color palette was an inspiration from the Birthday surprise decor I got from my team (via teal balloons and banners) and all I did was pick frames that had different textures and patterns to make them work together!

Things left to do still?

  • Show you the already purchased and installed arc lamp over my table
  • Install and photograph the art piece I completed a few months ago that will go on a wall crowded by some unwanted bookshelves right now. 

More updates coming soon!

Posted on July 25, 2014 and filed under Design + DIY.

Spicing Up a Dull Office | A Succulent Garden

I have completely immersed myself into this new challenge which would sometimes result in my staying in the office for a good 12 hours at a time. And as great as my company has been to provide me with good office furniture, it just doesn't quite feel like home yet. So I wondered if maybe other people are also struggling with making their work space their own while complying with their office requirements of uniformity.

Posted on June 8, 2014 and filed under Design + DIY.

Pins to Inspire: Jan 28 | 14

This Week's Inspiration via Pinterest

Stay warm, friends, and Happy Tuesday!

Posted on January 28, 2014 and filed under Be Inspired.