Decorate your Desk

Do you enjoy decorating your work space like I do? Whenever I get a new space, I feel the need to make it my own. I do this both at my job, and at home. My career has always been a big part of my life and something I’ve worked hard to find a good fit in. After recently deciding to make a career change and jump from HR and Recruiting over to something I’m really passionate about, Real Estate, this whole new chapter of my life is about to begin and I couldn’t be more ready.

I’m also a little terrified. But in a good way.

To make this move into this whole new world of Real Estate Development, which I honestly know very little about, my desk will be my home base. Where I feel comfortable. And the more prepared I try to be, the more comfortable I am. So here are the things that I have to make my new desk a home base that makes me feel both prepared, organized and confident that I can handle this big change that I’m about to take part in and rock it.

This job will allow me to be able to work from home if need be, so I also get to share my home desk set up, too. We’ll start with that.

My Home Desk:

My desk at home is in our spare bedroom, which I admit has kind of become my own space. We used my old furniture and decor from my apartment to decorate it, so it’s very bright and kind of girly for Jake’s taste. But he literally never goes in there, so it doesn’t matter too much. It’s also where I do my at-home work outs, because it’s got plenty of space. I keep my yoga mat and workout gear in there, too. 
I have this wonderful little pillow that’s actually from my bedding set for this room, but I use it to make my chair more comfortable. I love this chair because it helps me sit up straight! I also got this desk when we moved in just to have a place to work. 

I love this photo of me holding both of my nephews (Parker is 4 and Hunter will be 2 in April) in my Best Aunt Ever frame. I only get to see them once a year, so I have pictures of them all over our house. 

I have my motivational poster, ‘Dreams don’t work unless you do’ because you have to have something to remind you, right? Similar here & here.

I am a HUGE to-do list person. I always have a list made to keep me on track. These pads come in so handy and I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes from checking things off. 

Then there’s my organizer and pen holder (similar here & here), my stapler & staple remover, and tape dispenser. I also have these paper clips. All matching though, because I love mint green. 

A photo of me and my older sister, Julie, and her oldest son Parker on his first birthday (he’s 4 now, which I still can’t believe), and a photo of me and my mom on the bottom. Family is everything! Similar frame here.

The flowers in the vase are actually my bouquet from my sisters 5 year vow renewal. I love the fact that they’re fake so that I can always have them as a memory.

I love plants, but it’s easier to have fake ones at work. So the cute little succulent, although everything thinks is real, is actually fake! Cute and easy. My style. Get some here.

I keep lotion on my desk just because I don’t like to have dry skin. It’s all over the house. The one you see here is “Frosted Coconut Snowball” and was actually a gift from an old co-worker. It smells like Christmas. Get it here.

The Faith sign and glass cross are a reminder of why I have everything I have, including my job! Thank you, Lord!


My Work Desk

Now as for my next desk, I have seen it already, but don’t start until Thursday the 16th, so I only have what will be on it to show you. But if you’re like me and love desk accessories, you’ll enjoy it.

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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  • Simple is always better. I tried so hard to figure out what I was going to wear for Easter. I spent a good hour trying things on the week before. I sent my sister tons of pictures asking her thoughts. In the end, I wasn’t really satisfied with any of them for some reason so I decided to just go with an outfit I know I love and feel good in. For some reason wearing white just makes me feel super put together. And I managed to not spill anything on myself or get chocolate on my pants which is a major win y’all. .

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!
  • Happy Easter 🐰❤️
  • Casual Good Friday ❤️ this was yesterday’s work outfit but I jazzed myself up before we went to church with Jakes mom and stepdad last night. I cried like a baby. Good Friday always both kicks my ass and reminds me how blessed we all are. 
The beautiful KC weather this weekend is so exciting!! I’m so happy when it’s Spring weather 😍 Have a beautiful Saturday!!
  • “There is beauty in simplicity”
My simple wardrobe makes me so happy and I love the seemingly endless possibilities I have with it. Having a love of neutrals really works well for me with this! 
Happy Good Friday ❤️
  • The only things in my life these days are the things I really want there. This isn’t limited to the stuff in my house and the clothes in my closet. This includes my job, relationships, hobbies, everything. I’ve even started eating better as a by-product of simplifying my life and I just feel better over all. .

By removing the things and people that don’t make me happy, I have more time and energy for the things that do that I used to put off and not prioritize like I should have. We spend so much of our lives being “busy”. But what are we busy with? Most of it is actually unimportant when you break it down. .

I say no to things much more now and that allows me to spend more of my time relaxing and enjoying life. I used to constantly feel rushed or like I should be doing something. If I wasn’t moving, I felt like I was wasting my time. But the truth is, resting and just being home with Jake and the boys is my happy place. It brings me so much joy, so that’s what my priority is. .

Having more time to just BE has been amazing. Being more picky in my relationships has helped me really value the ones I hold most dear and has brought me to an amazing new job because I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less. Respect yourself and your time and prioritize the things that matter most to you. Life’s too short to live any other way.
  • “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” So many wonderful things have happened since I simplified my life. Changing my outlook on life wasn’t really intentional, but I’m so thankful it happened when it did. I was kind of at a breaking point. Fed up with where I was and how things were going with my old job. Struggling with depression and comparison. I knew something had to change but I had no idea what. Simplicity was that thing. .
Now, I spend way less time on social media. I deleted Facebook off my phone and haven’t  looked at it in weeks. I’m much happier without it. I read a lot more. I’m getting much better at ignoring the impulse to pick up my phone and when I am on it, to compare my life to the perfect pictures people post. I even cut a few inches off my hair! 💇🏻‍♀️ I want things as easy as they can be right now. It takes a lot of stress out of my life. Try to go a whole weekend without social media and see how awesome it feels!

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