My office is very grey and white and in need of some bursts of color. These workspaces are just the thing to provide color inspiration! Perhaps a cheerful pink rug or some delightfully mismatched patterned papers would wake things up! :)
Favorites from these home offices include the string lights, storage boxes in cubbies (bookcases for those of you older than eight. I have never outgrown using "cubbies"), and inspiration boards. Nothing new in decorating, of course, but these photos show such pretty workspaces!
Good morning! My favorite category on Eva Black's blog is Spaces...and the most recent space does not disappoint! It's an organized, personaliaed, pretty workspace that apparently is a work in progress.
It's Sunday. How is your weekend so far? It is to be stormy here today, so after church, I have home projects to work on. Some friends have promised to help me get rid of extra items at home, and I think they'll be tough on me, so I'm doing some prep-paring-down of my belongings on my own first!
I was inspired to get rid of even more things after taking this minimalist apartment tour.
Meanwhile, back to the workspace featured on Spaces...
click each image to view the source...or visit Eva's blog.
I may love crazy bright colors (orange! yellow! pink!), I will always have a fondness for this classic combo of black, white and red.
It's Friday!! I'm about halfway through the book The Hunger Games and really want to finish it so I can see the movie this weekend! The next two days hold few plans: time at a cafe with friends, a movie, lots of naps so this bronchitis will go away, and some baking.
What does your weekend hold?
Crisp, clean, colorful, organized rooms and shelves. That's why I continue to post images from the home of the good fairy. (dang! I keep wanting to type out "the tooth fairy" even though my family never believed in the tooth fairy....oops.. am I spoiling it for some of you?)
If you visit the good fairy's blog, she has some recent posts showing purple accessories for the home which make me want to add way more purple to my apartment's color scheme!
IT'S FRIDAY. yippee! I am getting cable TV again after going without it for one year. Was called by the cable company to add cable TV again for a pretty low price that's guaranteed for a year. What sold me on it (apart from the low price that will be added to my cable interent price) was that I will be able to program my DVR from a website. To get why I'm so excited about this, let's walk through how I recorded programs from 2002-2005: (see way below - under the photos)
+ I had a small tv, a vcr and a stack of VHS videotapes labeled Monday - Sunday.
+ I would then go into the programming mode with my VCR remote and up would pop a blue screen with white text that had columns for the date of the program to be recorded, the start time (you set it yourself) and the end time (you set that yourself as well), and the exact channel number to record it on. (If you recorded two shows and they overlapped by even one minute, no error message popped up to show you the discrepancy and help you resolve it!)
+So after every program (Oprah's show, a few shows each weeknight, movies on weekend) was meticulously programmed into the VCR, I had to pray that no storm would cause havoc by shutting off our electricity at home for even one minute. If so, the VCR programming would be erased and it would be back to square one - a blank screen with a cursor blinking at you as if to say "HA! go ahead, I dare you, just try to remember exactly all the shows you meant to record and make no mistakes!"
+When the electricity would go out when I was away from home, my poor (angel of a...) roommate Karla would stay on the phone with me while I walked her through what should record that very day (until I could go home between work and going out) - so she then had to tackle The Blue Screen for me.
+When watching a show, I might start the videotape and FAST FORWARD (while hearing a whirring sound) to the show I want to watch and if the wrong channel was chosen or if there was a delay in programming due to urgent news, the President's speech, etc. then I was out of luck and would end up with a recording I didn't want or need.
Let's sum up, shall we? VCR + TV + meticulous programming = temporary peace of mind.
Is it a wonder I wanted to leap for joy when I heard I could get a DVR again and program it remotely?! hallelujah!! No more watching shows online on a desktop computer while sitting in a hard, wodden chair at a desk - within arm's reach of the mouse to jiggle it to keep the screensaver from popping up. No more having to be home at the exact time the show is on (hello 1950s to 1980s to see my favorite shows.
If you're looking for me in the next week, just look on the couch. I'll be watching TV again with a blissful smile on my face for about a week or two. TV, I've missed you!
Have a groovy weekend! Be good!
These cozy images from shine design fit the mood of the morning perfectly. I have been up since 4:15 AM and have done tasks around the home that would make flylady proud: got up, showered, dressed to shoes, put makeup on, unloaded the dishwasher, wiped down the kitchen counters, made a smoothie for breakfast, folded laundry from the dryer and put another load into the dryer, and finally sat down with a smoothie to peruse blogs. And it's only 5:30. Yeah.... in the morning.
Work has been a bit intense for the past two weeks - so I've had little time or energy when at home to catch up on blog reading much less make a dent in the books stacked up everywhere....which is why it feels so luxurious this very moment to sip a smoothie and read blogs. Feels like I've been away from friends/bloggers way too long!
How have you been?
What's new and exciting in your life?
Makeovers are superduper fun. To see Chris Gardner's office's before photo - scroll way down to the bottom. What a great job Chris did! I'm particularly enamored with the macro shots of the office and craft accessories!
This is the makeover portion of the day. Below will be the life makeunder section.
There. I'll sandwich it in between two fun photos and use loads of exclamation points now!!!!
It's been quite a week. I have been on an anti-depressant for two years - starting on it after a few months of anxiety and a known family history of depression and anxiety. It is an expensive drug, and I have been fortunate to have gotten samples from my doctors office every few weeks for two years except this week.
I had this nudge from God when the office continually didn't have samples for me despite my daily calls - that maybe I should go off of it (Lexapro). I decided to and then googled "Lexapro withdrawal" and read of some awful, awful side effects that happen when people go cold turkey. (Which makes me hesitant now to put that in my body- it's some strong stuff!) I'm chancing it and am on Day Three and have had no ill side effects from the withdrawal....yet. I've kept my meals free of sugar and filled with protein and vegetables and some smoothies and gotten enough sleep.
Have to admit that Days Four and Five may be the most difficult - and I'm happy they fall on a weekend.
WHEW! There, we made it. Are you okay? I'm okay. I'm smiling. I'm not crying. Am feeling cheerfully hopeful.
[This is my current experience. I know that medicines are needed -my friends and relatives are on them so I know. I'm just hoping I don't need to be on this anymore. ]
If you're thinking, "What's so 'life makeunder' about that story?!", I thought of makeunder as a way to portray the drug leaving my life and leaving me behind with a better life! Perhaps decluttering my pantry closet would help as well.
It has been fun to look for ways to nourish my body as it goes through this "WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?" stage. So this weekend will include seeing the new romantic comedy that Adam Sandler is in, playing cards with some former students of mine, and going to a pizza 'n bowling night to celebrate the birthday of two friends!
What are you doing this weekend?
Look! Below these next photos! It's more fun questions for you!
After reading this entry on Marta's blog, I'm curious about blog content.
+ What do you look for in a blog?
+ What would you like to see more of or less of on this blog?
+ What kinds of blogs do you subscribe to?
+ What are your favorite blogs?
EDITED: Indulged in two movies tonight: "The Dilemma" and "Just Go With It". Actually began liking Vince Vaughn in The Dilemma...felt drawn to his character somehow... and then laughed a lot while watching Just Go With It. I liked Jennifer Aniston's acting and her character, the kids were adorable, and Adam Sandler was his usual self. Have to say I liked the Adam Sandler movie the best. Now.... time to sleep in then work out in the pool!
Lovely home studio/office of Desiree (Vosges Paris). I was curious about the contents of the photo and was pleasantly surprised to scroll down and find the labeled objects in the photo below.
Then check out the beautiful heart items that Tutze Home offers. So pretty!
I now want to personalize my newly decluttered home office!
Loving this office that carolion put together! It's white, bright, colorful and extremely organized. What's not to like?! She did a great job!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Do you have any grand plans for the next few days?
I'm off to Chicago to visit my college campus, visit Europa Books to pick up some French magazines and other international magazines as well, then meet some West Coast - now East Coast friends who are in Chicago for the weekend.