The Office is slowly but surely coming along.Â Having items organized, paperwork filed, and creating a system for things I will be dealing with again and again is truly helping me get life under control.
I have slowly been moving things down from my computer upstairs, which is the “communal” area, and allows any child to freely express their opinions to me at any time that I might be trying to concentrate, finish a bill, do an estimate, or write a proposal.Â Ergh.Â Â
I have been slowly, steadily creating a space where my entire family can come and relax, read a book, or hang out, (when I am not in here working).Â Â
I got this old door for free from Craigs List.Â I knew I wanted to incorporate it into my scheme.Â I finally settled on using it for a bulletin board/vision board of sorts. Â
I dry brushed it with my abundant “free” google paint from a lovely client.Â Waxed it with my favorite antiquing wax, and distressed the finish here and there to give it an old “barn door” sort of feel.
I decided to divide my new vision board into different categories.Â Life, (and below it, necessary business items, Goals, monthly, yearly and 5 years, “Ideas”,Â Words to Live By, and “Money”.Â Â
I followed Miss Mustard Seed’sÂ business advice and dreamed BIG!Â If you are thinking of starting a business, I highly recommend her business section.Â She has amazing advice, tips and wisdom of how to get going, even a teeny weeny, non-existent budget.
Â Here is the piece in entirety:
Life ideas at top in Bright Orange, then the necessary business licenses.Â No one but me will see them, but it makes me feel “official” to display them in a “prominent spot” as it says on the document.Â Whatever….
I picked up these wonderful cards at a unique store while visiting my sister in Boise.Â I have never had a space to display them, so they are here for now.Â At least I can see them and enjoy them.
Monthly, Yearly and 5 Year Goals
I hope to be seeing this tag on my pieces all the time!
I have an endless file of ideas, this needs to be edited down.Â I also will be adding inspirational things in this area, things I want to attain to, make me feel good, you get the picture (get it????)
I have quotes, and favorite words here, everything is lightly applied with a glue stick, so it can be changed when I want to. Below is my Money area.Â I dreamed BIG here.Â Probably should get to work soon if I want this to happen.
Dry Erase board holds the current projects for me and this weeks
I ordered the Color Chart from Annie Sloane Chalk Paint/Â Like most of you, I am a very visual person.Â I need to see the colors to help my ideas come to fruition when I am thinking about new projects.Â Putting this away in a file, then taking it out when I begin a new project does not work for me.Â Also, a sheet on great ideas for mixing colors is displayed.
Finally, I need help.Â These are all the many cords that attach to my various electronic devices.Â Ah, quel dÃ©sordre! as you can see.Â Please someone help!Â Give me your tips on how you keep your cords organized.Â I need it!Â Â
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