Desk Revamped

All empty and ready for me to attack with color and fun!

If you follow me elsewhere, you’ll know that I finally finally finaaaaallly got my own office complete with a brand spankin’ new desk. I moved all my crap from my old desk into my new office yesterday morning and it was a huge project. I had accumulated way more than anticipated, so I had to get rid of a lot of it to make room for my new deskcessories (desk accessories). It’s a work in progress for sure, but I wanted to share some of the cute new additions to my desk.

My stark white desk made it very easy to add lots of color. For the whole office I decided on a Peacock color scheme: blues, greens, and purples. I wanted the desk to be very simple with little fun additions here and there.

I loooove the Clear Magazine Files for all of my bright notebooks and folders. They help me see everything while still being sleek. I already had the glass containers for my Sharpies and my Pens/Highlighters from the Dollar store. I also added that little fancy black D from Hobby Lobby.

Those glass bottles were on sale at Hobby Lobby here and here. They come in a variety of colors, so they were easy to accent to the room. I bought some Peacock feathers to place in them to tie in the theme. I picked up the precious silver owl for a mere $5 for extra character. Those little shot glasses are perfect for thumbtacks and paperclips.

I love having a place to put my envelopes and  favorite stationary that coordinates with my magazine files. I found the Mini Message Sorter in black on the Staples website, but I found the clear in store.

I’m excited with the progress so far! There’s a lot more to be shown from my office including a few precious DIY projects I worked on, so stay tuned!

xx – Dan

Pumpkin Decorating

I love love love pumpkins! It’s been a family tradition since I was so little that we decorate or carve pumpkins. Most of y’all also have that super fun tradition. Every year it’s always a fun challenge to out do your pumpkin for the year prior and of course go above the other members of your family. I come from a very crafty and artistic family. Just this morning my mom and I were comparing ideas for our pumpkins this year, so I thought about how perfect of a post that would be. These are some of the ideas I’m toying around with that I wanted to share with you guys. I can’t wait to share my finalized pumpkin and those of my mom and brother.

 

Polka Dotted White Pumpkin

Tiered Pastel Painted Pumpkins

Glamorous Pumpkin with Black Rhinestones 

Personalized Pumpkin with a Bow

White Chevron Pumpkin

Glittered Pumpkins

Sequin Striped Pumpkin

Fanged Pumpkins 

Crazy Color Painted Pumpkins with Glitter

If you have any cute pumpkin ideas, send ’em my way!! I’m still looking for more pumpkspiration before Halloween ;)!

xx – Dan

Room Tour – White & Fluffy

This year has been full of changes, but one of the biggest projects I was forced to take on was moving into a new house and a new room after 7 years in the same room. Fortunately for me, I always knew how I wanted my room to look. I had a vision. The vision was white, fluffy, and very cupcake. I wanted everything to be white  with pops of Tiffany Blue and mirrored and girly. The challenge was finding the perfect pieces to create the look I wanted and keeping it contained in a 10 x 10 room. That was in April, it’s now September and I’m very pleased with how everything came together. There’s nothing I love more than climbing into my bed at night and just being so happy in my room. I wanted to break down some of the major pieces because they really were all very accessible and inexpensive. 

White Pleated Bedding & Pillows – Target, Blue Throw Pillows – Kirkland’s, HeadboardTarget, ChandelierIkeaD Framed Canvas – Kirkland’s

Aquamarine Lotus Flower Plaques Z Gallerie

Mirrored Night Stand TargetBubble Lamp Base – Target

Chair in Natural Ikeaxoxo Pillow – Walmart

Mirrored Chest JCPJewelry Armoire Hayneedle

I have to give a lot of credit to my mom. She did a lot of research too and we were constantly bouncing ideas back and forth. Everything came together and was exactly what I hoped it would be. It’s very romantic and dreamy and me.

xx – Dan