I did a bit of spiffing up of my hoopla wall in my office last night. Partly because I had new goodies to display, and partly because my work-related post-it’s and other notes were beginning to take over.
The new needleworks are: (a) (just above the framed poem) the adorable penguin in a snow globe, gifted to me by Kristi (photo HERE); (b) (just above the far-left cork square) the Cas-n-Dean cross-stitch, gifted to me by Julie (photo HERE); and (c) the crazy dog lady I embroidered last year. I also moved my favorite zentangle-inspired art to this wall.
Side note: See the kitten bookmark just to the left of the framed poem (hubby penned that poem for me, by the way!)? My mom gave me that bookmark on my 24th birthday; I’m 48 now. I’m not a huge keeper-of-things, but I love that I’ve had that bookmark for half of my life =). I’d unknowingly left the bookmark in a book I loaned to one of my sisters-in-law some years ago, and when she found it she made a point to return it to me — she saw “Happy 24th! Love, Mom” written on the back of it, and said she figured the bookmark was important to me. (Thank you, Melinda!!)
My hoopla wall’s getting full, but there’s still room for a handful more of needlework/ZIA! (And I have bits-and-bobs of wallspace elsewhere in my office, as well.)
I love being able to work from home, but it’s important to me my office not look like An Office. As much as possible, I want my files and paperwork disguised or hidden, which I’ve been able to accomplish pretty well because of finding pretty yet functional storage stuff during Hobby Lobby’s half-off sales. And I want the walls to showcase things gifted from family and friends and/or made by me, and to keep work-related stuff below desk level as much as possible (the cork squares are my only concession; they’ll hold work notes I refer to frequently).
My bookshelves are a hairy mess right now because I’ve been stacking stuff on them willy nilly for the past 3 or 4 months, but I’ll get those spiffed up at some point this week. I want to post a pic of a great storage container / faux bench I snagged for my need-to-get-to-them-daily work files, but that picture will have to wait until I get the other side of my office decluttered ;-).