One thing that I've gotten really good at since living in on-campus housing at my university is making do with what I have (although my mom might have a different viewpoint.) I always wish for more, like that perfect coffee table, coasters, a new desk, and some beautiful desk organization. Since August, my desk (slash workspace, slash journaling nook, slash present wrapping station, slash home theatre system, etc.) has essentially looked like the photo above. (Except it's usually covered in more papers and books for my classes.)
A few hodge-podge desk tools that I've picked up over the years, like my stapler, tape dispenser, and (new to me this semester!) lamp with storage built in. But as I've grown Spikes and Stardust over the last year, my workspace wasn't quite measuring up to the standard I want to hold myself and my fledgling business to. Especially not with the holidays rapidly approaching!
I was thrilled. Amazed. Grateful. Filled with wonder. And happy, definitely happy.
A box came a little while later, which housed the tools for me to up my workspace game, so to speak. I still have the desk that I've had for years, but having color-coordinated, beautiful pieces that let me bring my Virgo organization tendencies even more into play on top of that desk?
I've played around with different configurations over the past week and a half, and currently have settled on the one below :
Those ballpoint pens? They're amazing. They write smoothly, look beautiful, and bring a smile to my face every time I use one. And no, I'm not exaggerating. (The pink also makes taking notes in class or doing research much more enjoyable!) I filled in my trays with sticky notes, binder clips, and put my #truthbomb card that I received at Danielle's talk at the Texas Conference for Women where I can see it every day.
Also, can we talk about notebook nirvana? Because I have arrived, thanks to Poppin. Two medium-sized soft covered notebooks, one small one that can fit into my small bags when I'm on the go, and three beautiful mini notebooks that are perfect for housing inspiration whenever it strikes.
This post was made possible with the help of Poppin. All thoughts & opinions are my own.