I am excited to be linking up with Angie from Lucky Little Learners as well as Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd for their #2getherwearebetter blog linky series. This month is all about your home office. What a great idea for a link up!
Here is my little corner of happiness.
You can find me here a lot these days. Between creating products for TpT, blogging, and working on grad school I have pretty much camped out in this section of the house. The hubby checks on me every few hours to make sure I am still breathing!
I have an obsession with chalkboards. Maybe it is a sign I was always destined to be a teacher! ;) I love the way they look, I love writing and doodling on them, and it has always been a dream of mine to paint a chalkboard wall. Perhaps one day when the hubby and I move into our dream house.
My calendar is pictures of Italy. One place I have always wanted to travel to is Italy. It is definitely on my bucket list. Everything about Italy memorizes me, the food, the people, the scenery, the wine! I can't wait to experience it first hand one day!
A few details on my desk are my White Sox mouse pad in honor of the best baseball team in Chicago ;) as well as a scene from one of my favorite movies. Call me corny, but I love 80s movies. On a rainy day you can usually find me watching Sixteen Candles, Can't Buy me Love, The Breakfast Club, I could go on and on. I also have some of my favorite oils next to me as I work. Valor for strength and courage and Joy to uplift the spirits.
On the other side of my desk I keep a journal to jot down notes or reminders to myself. The mug where I hold my chalk is from an old student of mine. The art teacher at my school does a fun program called Artsonia. She uploads student art work onto the site and parents can go on and buy their son or daughter's artwork on canvases, magnets, t-shirts, etc. One year a student gave me his artwork printed on this mug. I love it! I think it is a great keepsake. The mason jar is actually from my bachelorette party. The girls in my bridal party and I went to Nashville for the weekend to celebrate one last fling before the ring. My sweet maid of honor made these up for each of us. I love mason jars, I use them for everything, flower vases, pen cups, food containers. Lastly the picture is a group shot of some of my dear friends. We met in college and have been close ever since! I adore them.
Across from my desk is this couch. Mario has taken ownership of it and whenever I am working at my desk he stations himself right here. He has a comfy spot to be close to me and be a good guard dog as he watches down the stairs out the window.
Every once in a while when I want a change of scenery I venture down to the dining room and work on my laptop. It is nice to work down there because I can also hang out with my hubby at the same time.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my home office space. Be sure to check out Angie and Ashley's blog to check out other great office spaces!