Decorate Your Desk – Update!!

Today was my first day at my new job!! It went wonderfully well, thank you to everyone who reached out to me. I appreciate you! 

I thought I would share what my desk looks like, now that I’ve shown you all of the supplies that I had in preparation. Now you can see how they look all laid out on my actual work space! I had gone in before and already seen my desk because I got to pick up my laptop early, but today was my official first day and therefore my first chance to settle in and make my space my own. My boss got a kick out of all the pink, as did the other partners haha. 


First, here is the highlight from the last post.

Check out the original post here!


The theme is Rose Gold. Can you tell?

1. My job has already given me my laptop to start getting my emails on. My boss said I could order a case for it and he’d reimburse me, so I had to go with cute and functional. I got this matching marble case and keyboard cover. I also got this carrying case.

2. My coffee cup warmer. For those of us who get distracted and forget our coffee and by the time we remember it, it’s cold. This solves that problem and keeps it the perfect temperature.

3. My favorite photo of me and Jake in a beautiful Rose Gold frame

4. Another fake succulent! Cute and easy, like I said. Get some here.

5. A to-do list, sticky notes, and page markers. I got this at TJMaxx and I love it! It’s handy and matches everything.

6. Tape dispenser. Not exciting, but cute! Part of this set.

7. Phone charger. Because we all know iPhone batteries die crazy fast. Similar here.

8. Matching pens and binder clips. Plenty more where this came from. Part of this set.


10. Rose Gold embellished stapler. Part of this set.

11. Fake flowers to add a nice homey touch. The mason jar is filled with matching glass beads. Flowers here, similar beads here & here.

12. Scissors and pen cup. Part of this set.

13. Personalized ‘D’ mouse pad with marble and rose gold detail to tie everything together!

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Now, here is my new desk decorated!






 I’m sure I’ll adjust more as I go, but for now, it’s good. Pretty bare so far, but they ordered me a large Mac monitor, mouse, and keyboard, so I will update as I get more and it gets filled in.

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. 💇🏻‍♀️ I’ve cut off 8+ inches of my hair since my wedding. This last cut over the weekend was the big finale, an additional 4 inches off. Doing it slowly made it less of a shock and helped me confirm it was really what I wanted. This is the shortest my hair has been since I was 5!! My mom used to cut it and gave me a mullet once sooo I’ve kept it long ever since 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ My sister @juliestanbridge loooves to tell that story to anyone that’ll listen. I was definitely ready for a change and I’m thrilled with this length. .

I’m really enjoying the simplicity of less makeup and less hair care lately 😌 it takes me 15 minutes to wake up and get ready every morning, including making coffee and my lunch! I feel more beautiful in my own skin which has been a life long struggle, laugh lines and all. This simple life is more than I ever expected in so many ways and keeps getting better as I go. How could your life be better with less?
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I’d be so lost without my mom and sister. I’m so blessed to have such a close relationship with them both. It wasn’t always this way but I’m glad that as I grew up, I realized how much I needed them both. They’re my rocks. .

I’m thankful for my mother-in-law because she’s accepted me wholeheartedly into the family and she raised my amazing husband and taught him how to treat me. Not everyone is so lucky to actually love their in-laws so I really appreciate this and don’t take it for granted!
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I’m thankful for my Godmother, Kim, my best friend Courtney’s momma who is literally like a second mom to me and I love her whole family dearly ❤️ they’re a constant blessing. .

And Happy Mother’s Day to the moms out there like me who hold their babies in their hearts instead of their arms 👼🏻 You are celebrated today, too! #happymothersday
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I always thought I was disorganized, but the truth is I just had too much stuff. Because let’s be real, if organizing your stuff actually worked, wouldn’t you be done by now?
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When I started talking about minimalism instead of fashion, my engagement dropped dramatically. Like, 70% probably. It was pretty upsetting in the beginning, not gonna lie. .

But likes and comments and followers aren’t what matter. The people that followed me before followed me for something I’m not talking about anymore, so that change is really ok with me. I’m appealing to a new audience now and I love that. I want to provide value to you guys, it’s the only thing that motivates me. I don’t post just to post anymore. I just had to realize that the people that are left still want to hear what I have to say, so I keep going for you! Thank you for being here ❤️
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I put up a new blog post today about why I decided to give up on my shopping ban and instead focus on a LOW buy year and not a NO buy year. The main reason is it makes more sense for my life because things have come up and I don’t want to guilt myself into not buying something if it will make my life a bit easier. Minimalism is not about deprivation, it’s about intentionality. You can see the post at DaniThom.com via the link in my bio ❤️
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We don’t need to overthink things so much. It just causes unnecessary stress. I do like to plan ahead because it saves me time, but I also should have realized sooner that the dress I was trying to make work just wasn’t working. Even though I love that dress, it doesn’t flatter me how I want it to and it might be time to let it go. Don’t be afraid to let go of things that don’t give you exactly what you need. You don’t have to settle, something else will always come along. Or you probably already have something else in your closet (or life, this isn’t limited to clothes!) that’s even better than what you’re trying to make work!

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