Category Archives: Design

a workspace

I’ve been dreaming up a workspace area for myself. There’s the perfect spot in the living room of our apartment where a small desk would fit. The only negative is that it faces a wall, but it would be so helpful for me to have a workspace in the main area of our home at this point in our lives. And when we have limited space, we make due and are grateful for it all! A place where my computer can sit, my planner can lay open, I can complete a quick task while AK plays nearby, and would be a lovely little “me” space. I have my dreams of a light, bright office with soothing art on the walls, a cozy corner reading nook, and a desk situated at just the right angle to where when I lift my eyes from my work I’m gazing out big windows. I’m eager to flesh out those dreams as best I can in the sweet workspace I’m given now.

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01 // This desk caught my eye in Target one day as it was just the right size for the space we have. I love the angled legs, the simplicity, and the bright white as it would break up our darker pieces of furniture.

02 // This chair has a comfy factor but also a supportive back which I need. I like that the pattern is soothing and when I saw the chair in Target the color had more blue in the gray than I anticipated and I instantly loved it more. There is no color combination more soothing to me than that of gray and blue.

03 // I just feel that a brass table lamp is a must for my desk aesthetic.

04 // The touch of whimsy in this clock is delightful.

05 // Here’s my soothing wall art.

06 // Every desk needs a calendar and the desk calendars from Anthropologie are perfect. Particularly the vintage maps calendar. It would definitely feed my travel bug.

07 // A bit of gold and modern flare added in with this pen/pencil holder.

08 // A candle must absolutely make an appearance on my desk. I’m sold on the color. Now to just go smell it.

09 // My organization-loving soul thrills whenever I gain a new planner/journal. I’m loving this one.

How I enjoy setting up a new space.

 

A “Little” Find

I’ve been in the market for new bedding for our Little. We are transitioning her into her “big girl” bed after the holidays and I have several ideas in store for wall decorations, room accessories, etc., for her room, and I’d like to get her some new bedding to go along with it.
Obviously, keeping in mind, she won’t be in a toddler bed for much longer — oh, my heart. Time, please slow down — so not wanting to spend a small fortune for bedding. In searching, I have come across the bedding on The Land of Nod website and love it. Fabulous prices and I can mix and match the separate pieces to get the perfect combination for my girl.

Currently, I’m liking either a grey/pink or grey/gold combination.

Some of my favorite pieces:

The grey and white striped duvet cover – $39

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The gold polka-dotted sheet set – $39

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This combination of duvet cover and pink and white polka-dotted sheets, I love. Not planning on using the bunny pillow, though, as cute as it is. This sheet set is also $39.

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They also have yellow and white polka-dotted sheets that look adorable with the grey. Great options at good prices. Thankful to have found this website!

Of course, I’m always using Pinterest for other ideas and inspiration, and I’ve scoured other websites, but so far, these are the best options combining price and designs I actually like for bedding for AK. We’ll see what wins out in the end.

Outside of bedding, The Land of Nod sells so many adorable, kid-friendly, and stylish options for toys, decor, furniture, etc. Just go look at the toy kitchen they sell – that’s the first piece I saw from their website and fell in love with it. We went with a different kitchen for AK’s upcoming Christmas, but this was a high contender! Go take a look.