Desk Tour

As someone who is an organization dork and planner freak, I love seeing people’s workspaces. Office Depot and Staples, or even the office section in Target make me very happy! I love pens, pencils, notebooks, paper clips, folders, sticky notes, I love it all!

Over the last few years, I’ve been using one large desk for doing my makeup and hair, and as a laptop station. It was incredibly inconvenient!!! A few weeks back I went to Ikea and discovered a great, inexpensive way to have 2 separate spaces for beauty things and work things.

I purchased a white table top for $7.99 and 4 table legs for $12. I simple screwed the legs into the tabletop and viola, work desk!

  I am obsessed with this desk. It’s small compared to what I had but that forces me to keep everything tidy and looks a lot more put together without makeup all over the place. The only downside is there is no storage and I’m still working on find something that works for me.
So, without further ado, here is a closer look at my blogging space.    I loving having this mirror behind the desk. It’s a great place to put pictures and gives me something to look at instead of the boring wall. I always have a candle burning and today I have one of my all time favorite Bath & Body Works candles, Peach Bellini lit. It’s smells heavenly!

 To the left of my laptop I have some sticky notes and my planner. I keep a few pens out if I need to add something but keep the majority with the rest of my planner supplies. I also keep a jar of colored pencils for coloring or doodling. Next to the colored pencils, I have another candle and a small bowl of paper clips.
 On the right side of my laptop, I have an additional notepad and my lamp, along with another candle. I told you I loved candles!

I find this space incredibly relaxing and inspiring. Let me know your favorite places to blog in the comments below.



Organize With Me

I am a huge planner/scheduler!! Let’s be honest, anyone with a chronic pain disease has to be a scheduler. Otherwise, the hundreds of appointments and medications get lost in the shuffle of everyday life.

I’m very picky when it comes to the type of planner I like though. At my last job, I lived for the planner with scheduled times (in 15 minutes increments). Sounds rigid but with my job, I needed the structure to keep everything running smoothly.

Now that my job is less rigid and scheduled and I use my planner for personal use only, I prefer a more flexible style. Last year, I came across Plum Paper Planners on Etsy and decided to order one. I absolutely loved it!

The daily vertical format was very different from my rigid timed planner but I learned to love it. These planners are easy to customize and decorate each month and individual week. The planners are constructed so well and for a base price of $31 before add-ons, these planners are a great deal!

I know a lot of people love the Erin Condren Life Planners but I couldn’t justify spending $50 on a planner. The Plum Paper Planners can be just at customized as the Life Planners and are almost the same size. I really like the lines on these planners where the Life Planners are just blank squares.

This year, I ordered another Plum Paper Planner but with a different weekly layout. I wanted to try something new and I really hoped that I would like it. I’m still getting used to it but I think overall, I’m really going to like it.

I was pleasantly surprised at the changes they made. The cover is a waterproof, tear proof cover that seems really durable. They’ve also added a Monthly Highlights page to each month to document goals, birthday, events and other important things to remember that month.

If you’re looking for a new planner this year, I highly recommend Plum Paper Planners. They have various customizable covers and multiple different types of planners; family planners, school planners, teacher planners, etc. Let me know how you stay organized in the comments below!