Brrr! Baby, it’s cold outside! I hope you had a good week. I’ve been back home for a bit now but still feel like I’m settling in. This is the first time in three years I feel like I’ve been able to slow down, focus on getting my home and workspace just right and think about processes. It’s time to start asking myself: are things running as smoothly as they possibly can?
In an effort to make my workspace feel more personalized, I’ve been adding some special touches. Even the smallest details can make a big difference. I just finished burning the most amazing Jonathan Adler candle and planted some succulents — it’s a nice touch on my desk.
The coolest thing that happened this week: seeing Madonna live in concert. I was in total nosebleed seats and without my real camera but she still blew my mind. She’s been someone I’ve admired for a few decades now and getting the change to see her rock out in Portland with her Rebel Heart Tour was absolute magic. Her big smile and chatting in between songs reaffirmed why she’s had such a lengthy, successful career — she knows how to relate to her fans and is incredibly thankful. If you have a chance to catch her on tour, find a way to make it happen. It’s 100% worth it!
Over the weekend, I got to work on revamping my inspiration board. It’s to the right of our workspace area at Branch and had been the same since last November. I stripped it bare, kept a few old things and added in a bunch of new. Just that slight shuffle made a big difference. My favorite addition is that “Finish what you started” message. 😉
When I dreamed of having my own design studio years ago, I imagined my days being filled with clients who were more like friends. No drama, no micro-managing, just really good work. For the most part, things have turned out that way and Kat is one of the best clients around. Five years in, we have an almost psychic ability with her projects and she is amazing at sending gifts so on-point it’s like I have a personal shopper. This week, this notebook arrived and I am completely obsessed. So good, right?!
Another look at the office inspiration board — those lips HAD to stick around! If you want to build a big inspiration board of your own on a budget, check out this DIY post!
This message is now taped to my computer. I have these inspirational cards all over my spaces and if you want some of your own, they’re by Kikki K.
Still on a waffle kick! Normally I’m a Cheerios or yogurt sort of person but frozen waffles and a handful of berries make breakfast feel so much more fancy!
Have a great weekend, friends! I’m looking forward to hanging out with my dad (family time = absolutely necessary) and attending an early Halloween party. Do you know what you’re going to be yet? I always go as a nurse or Minnie Mouse since I have all the gear on hand. 😉
Let me know in the comments what you’re going as! xo