7.21.2015

A Proper Work Space

Happy Tuesday! Did y'all have a wonderful weekend? I'm not sure what it is about this summer (okay, so maybe I do know ;)), but it has surpassed all the rest and it's not even close to over! Each weekend just gets better and better, with many fun events and trips still to come (main reason why this post didn't go up yesterday, whoops).

Friday night I headed to the Nationals baseball game, Saturday I went tubing with friends down the Shenandoah River in Harpers Ferry, and Sunday I rounded out the weekend with some errands and a nice dinner. DC finally had a full weekend with perfect (but hot) weather, so it was amazing to spend most of it outdoors.

I also spent Sunday morning getting my room organized and clean for the week ahead. One thing that has been on my to-do list for months, has been to update and reorganize my desk area. I haven't even sat at my desk in weeks, because it has been covered in piles of stuff I've been meaning to go through (thanks SBScon). Since I had to wake up bright and early Sunday morning (BF had an early golf tee time), I decided to make the most of my morning and be productive.



While I spend most of my week at my full-time job, I do pretty much all of my blogging from home. Last year my parents helped me take the plunge and purchase a brand new computer. I wanted a desktop since I already had a work laptop. I didn't want two laptops lying around, so I opted for the newest iMac and love it.



When it came to creating my desk area, I wanted to maximize all available space. I live in a tiny apartment, so any storage I can create, is necessary. That's when I found this Target desk, complete with two shelves underneath for storage. I have one basket for goodies such as birthday cards, paper straws, wine bottle bags, paint pens, etc. The upper shelf holds this amazing gold glass bowl that I picked up for $12 off Groopdealz. Best purchase ever. It holds my DSLR camera, cord and charger.

Next to my desk, I wanted a storage tower to hold papers, clutter, mementos, etc. I searched for months to find the perfect one, and in a stain that matched my bedroom furniture. I also didn't want to spend a fortune. I found this one at T.J.Maxx for under $100 and snatched it up real quick.



To complete my little "office space," I wanted to add some fun accessories. Like the push-pin board, above, that I found at HomeGoods (which fits the wall space perfectly).

I also found a gold desk lamp and @ symbol accessory at HomeGoods. Y'all wouldn't believe how hard it was to find a gold desk lamp. They're all either silver or black. It was a long, long search. But I did it.





The final touch? Adding a daily reminder to work hard and be the #GirlBoss that every woman should be. You don't have to own your own company, be an entrepreneur, etc., to be a #GirlBoss. Own what you do and let this sparkly banner be a constant reminder that you can succeed in whatever that is. My friend Adrianne from Studio Pep made this for me (c/o), and I couldn't wait to add it to my computer. You can buy one for yourself here too, or create a custom banner with any message you like.



On a side note, y'all should definitely checkout Adrianne's Etsy shop. She has SO many cute party supplies, balloons, event decor pieces, etc. It's incredible what she can turn a little piece of sparkly paper into.

I just love how my desk area turned out and am glad it's finally organized. Even in the tiniest of spaces, you can still create a separate area. I still have a few pieces I want to add, but will get to those soon. What are some of your favorite desk accessories?

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