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Cubicle Inspiration

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.

Cubicle Inspiration | Tiffany Lane Handmade

Cubicle Inspiration | Tiffany Lane Handmade

Cubicle Inspiration | Tiffany Lane Handmade

Cubicle Inspiration | Tiffany Lane Handmade

How do you make your work space uniquely yours?

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Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

Hubby and I don’t usually go too far out of our ways for a big to-do on Valentine’s, but what we usually do, and we do it well I have to say, is cook yummy food and eat!

If you still need some dinner ideas for your homemade Valentine’s, maybe a few of these will spark your inspiration.  And why not have some fun tonight?  Shake it up a little with something out of your routine weekly menu, but just because you’re having fun, doesn’t mean you need to break the calorie and chemical bank either.  These are wholesome, real food dishes that’ll get your taste buds begging for more!

Appetizers:

chicken-and-spinach-flautas - healthy delicious

Chicken & Spinach Baked Flautas via Healthy. Delicious (use whole wheat tortillas for the whole food version)

sweet potatoe fries - how sweet it is

Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Feta Dip via How Sweet It Is

sweet potato simosas - happy yolks

Baked Sweet Potato Simosas via Happy Yolks (use whole wheat flour for the whole food version)

tomato tart - sunshine and smile

Tomato Tart with Basil via Sunshine & Smile (use a whole wheat tart crust for the whole food version)

Soup + Salad:

spicy roasted corn and poblano soup - how sweet it is

Spicy Roasted Corn & Poblano Soup via How Sweet It Is

Shaved-Brussel-Sprouts-Salad-21-happy yolks

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad via Happy Yolks

Farro and Cauliflower Salad

Farro & Roasted Cauliflower Salad via No Recipes

gluten-free-pasta-salad-with-grapes via eating rules

Gluten Free Pasta Salad with Grapes & Chives via Eating Rules

Entree:

quinoa stuffed-peppers - voraciousvander

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers via Voracious Vander

tomato summer squash gratin - eat life whole

Tomato Summer Squash Gratin via Eat Life Whole

shrimp burgers with chipotle cream - how sweet it is

Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream via How Sweet It Is

grilled corn mushroom pablano tacos - how sweet it is

Grilled Corn, Mushroom & Poblano Tacos via How Sweet It Is

Sweet Treat:

strawberry vanilla bean swirl ice cream - naturally ella

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Swirl Ice Cream via Naturally Ella

whole wheat black raspberry scones - naturally ella

Whole Wheat Black Raspberry Scones via Naturally Ella

coconut custard - veggie zest

Coconut Custard with Strawberries & Honey Balsamic Sauce via Veggie Zest

red wine fudgsicles - a beautful mess

Red Wine Fudgsicles via A Beautiful Mess

I hope this gives you some yummy dinner ideas for tonight.  We’re making the fries with feta dip, brussels sprouts salad, stuffed peppers and coconut custards.  What a dinner this will be!   What do you have planned?

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Palette: Mustard & Gray

love headboard - house tweakingMustard_Gray - tiffany lane via colour lovers

Photo Courtesy of House Tweaking

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Pretty Packaging: Retail

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?

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Pretty Packaging: Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

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.

Ellas Inspiration

Sunday Suppers

Eat Drink Chic

Rinse Repeat Blog

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Inspiration: Summer Cookout

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?

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Home Decor: Olioboard

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?

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