Ah the daily grind.
Many of us work office jobs, tied to our swivel chairs, eyes locked on a computer for 8+ hours a day, 5+ days a week. I do.
It’s draining, I know. And can be difficult to enjoy sometimes. I find, though, that surrounding myself with things I cherish makes my space uniquely mine and more enjoyable. In a way it helps fuel me to work harder. When I’m comfortable, I’m less distracted and more able to focus. This sense of focus drives me; drive gives me motivation to do my best.
Here’s a peak at what surrounds me when I’m hard at work.
How do you make your work space uniquely yours?
Photo Courtesy of House Tweaking
I’ve done a couple packaging posts in the past (alliteration much?), but this one focuses purely on retail packaging. So many times I find myself in a store, and not caring about the things they’re selling, but merely appreciating what they come in (and what they’re displayed on – Anthropologie much?). So here’s to pretty-clean-simple-rustic and all around nice to look at retail packages:
[Image Credits: V:Brew via The Dieline | Cullisse Rapeseed Oil via Lovely Package | PB & J via Jessie Harte | Beer Cans via PZRServices | Monogram Tags via Graphic ExchanGE | Saxton Cider via Elephantine | Soy Candle via Graphic ExchanGE | Pumpkin Whoopie Pie via Williams-Sonoma | Spices via Birdsong Gregory | Perfume Oils via For Strange Women | White Fig & Balsamic Jam via Flickr ]
Do you find yourself admiring packaging too?
You know how much I love packaging and it’s been quite a while since my last packaging post. But here we are once again.
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Summer is almost over, but there’s still time to heat up those grills and get cookin’!
Here’s a little summer cookout inspiration. We’ll start with the invites:
Ice Pop Invitations via Martha Stewart
You’ve invited them with ice pops, so why don’t you greet them with ice pops too!
Raspberry Lemonade Freezer Pops via Aggie’s Kitchen
Pair the pops with some fresh squeezed lemonade for a hot day cool off:
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade via Dine & Dish
And enjoy some fresh and fruity tarts:
Vanilla Cream Pies with Summer Berries via Roost
What are some of your favorite picnic party ideas?
We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled Thursday programming to show you something I’m really excited about. To be honest, I didn’t have a Doggy Diaries post ready for today, but I am still excited about Olioboard!
I heard about Olioboard on the Nate Berkus show the other day and just had to check it out.
It’s pretty awesome. It allows you to create moodboards for anything; dragging and dropping items from the pre-loaded library into your digital room. You can upload your own photos to your private library which will be saved in your account too. And you can even purchase some of your favorite items online from the pre-loaded library. It’s so much fun to play around with textures, colors and furniture!
They’ve just updated the background and texture galleries to include better and more options. The background from my design above was newly added and I love it! The rustic wood flooring, brick walls and industrial ceiling lights are awesome!
The board above is my first attempt to design an office. I love the neutral tones (of course) and industrial pieces paired with the modern chevron rug. Throw in some fresh flowers and maybe a couple bright, comfy floor pillows and you’ve got a great home office!
Check out Olioboard for yourself and have some fun designing! What rooms in your home would be the challenges to tackle with Olioboard?