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My New Home Office and a FREEBIE

My friend, Lindsey (a.k.a  The Teacher Wife)  had a linky party a few months ago about home offices 
( You can see her cute office HERE) and I wanted to link up SO BAD!  But the problem was I didn't have a home office.  I have always wanted a place that was mine.  ALL mine!  So when we moved into our new house I put my claim in on this itty bitty room and I set up shop.  Printer (check).  Coke holder (printer box) check.  Place to work (chaise chair) check.  Pretty impressive huh?  :)
It wasn't long before I was scouring Pinterest searching for the perfect Home Office set up.  
I found a ton of ideas but I couldn't find anything that matched my vision.
So I sat down and sketched out my vision on paper and took it to a cabinet company.
It took eight LONG weeks for me to see my drawing come to life and then finally they came on Wednesday and installed the cabinets.  Now I have a place to work without the aggravation of television noise and conversations.  I love my family but,  HELLO!!!!  I'm working here!  :)  
Okay, so I know you  DO NOT care what my home office looks like and I'm probably talking to myself by now, but I'm so happy I'm going to continue anyway.


This is the new view when you look in the room.
I had cabinets built on both sides so that I would have a work area, storage area and more importantly a place to display all of my favorite things. 

This is the view of the cabinets on the left side of the room.
Lots of drawers and cabinets.  

My favorite thing in this whole room are my Snoopy Pictures that my daughter, Taylor made for me last year for Mother's Day.  I LOVE them!!!


Here's an up close picture so that you can see the detail.  She made these by gluing paper dots on a canvas.  The whole picture is made with paper dots.  They are so cool.  This would be a fun project to do with the kids at school.  She drew the images with a sharpie marker and then glued on all of the paper dots.  
 I think a class could make a vase of flowers using this method and it would  make a great Mother's Day gift. 


This is the right side of the wall.  It has my work space and more areas for storage and display.

 Up close pictures of the display shelves.  I Love finally having a place to display my Disney characters and all my fun collections that didn't fit with the decor in the rest of the  house.  Another one of my favorite things in the monkey painting my granddaughter, Madison painted when she was four.  The monkey is wearing a necklace, earrings, lipstick and nail polish.  So adorable!!!



Up close picture of my desk area.  That is not a real $100 bill....


Those are the $100.  bill napkins that my friend, Erica Bohrer gave me in Chicago last year.
I have them here because a) it is one of the funniest gifts anyone has ever given me.  I think it has a lot to do with the delivery.  Erica is to the point and hilarious!  and b)  it serves as a reminder that I need to keep working.


This is also on my desk.  I wanted a To-Do list that was quick and easy so I made one that I could laminate and use with post it notes.  


You can click on the image below to download it for yourself.


Thanks for humoring me by letting me share my home office with you!
If you are in the Orlando area I highly recommend Statewide Cabinets!
Have a great weekend!



51 comments:

  1. I'm a little bit post-it obsessed...my whole desk at school is covered with them right now...this is going to be much more streamlined! Thanks for the freebie :)

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    1. I love the post its that I found to use for the calendar. The whole back is sticky so they lay flat. :)

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    2. What??? That is awesome!! I'm going to hunt for those!

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  2. It is really lovely! Glad you have a place to be inspired.

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  3. Your office looks beautiful! A wonderful space for you to work in. Love all the natural light! Thank you for the freebie!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  4. I love your new office! I would love a place like that of my own. You are so creative!

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  5. Thanks for the freebie. My stickies end up on my Firedrill poster which could prove a tad awkward when we do firedrill again and my kiddo has to hold up the poster indicating we are all present....with stickies all over it. Printing and laminating this on Monday!

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  6. Thanks for the freebie. My stickies end up on my Firedrill poster which could prove a tad awkward when we do firedrill again and my kiddo has to hold up the poster indicating we are all present....with stickies all over it. Printing and laminating this on Monday!

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  7. Wow! That is gorgeous! My new dream home office! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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  8. so pretty!!!! i love it all! mine took me forever, too!

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  9. I totally love your office, wish it was mine!

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  10. Love all those cabinets! Beautiful. Thanks for the freebie it will be put to good use!

    ~Laura

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  11. Your office is beautiful, Deanna. I'm happy that you finally have a space of your own.

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  12. Not going to lie, I'm a lot jealous! My work space is my bed with storage being a stack of sterilize ones that reaches almost to the ceiling!!! Someday....

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  13. That's a DREAM office girl! Congratulations on doing such a great job decorating. ENJOY!!!

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  14. Love your office. Those pictures by your daughter are amazing. What a great idea!

    Swimming into Second

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  15. I love your office!! I love the to do list!! I think that is just what I have been looking for to keep track of ideas and such!

    Thank you!!
    Chelsea
    http://kickinitwholebrainintexas.blogspot.com
    **come by and follow my new blog :)

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  16. I love your office. It would have been so hard to wait for the cabinets to be made - but so worth it.

    Thanks for the freebie. I'm hoping it will help me keep on top of things as we head into our last term of school here in Australia.

    Thank you.
    Bel

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  17. Beautiful office.....I love all the storage and shelves. I am going to think up a cool project like those snoopy pictures for my kiddos at home to do. I think it would be the perfect addition to their bedrooms.

    Thanks for the freebie and the peek into your office! :)

    Amanda
    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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  18. What a beautiful spot! I love the window and the chaise, too- it just makes you say, AHH. It is so fun to have a spot for all of your favorite things. Your daughter's Snoopy pictures are such a special gift of love. So adorable! Thanks for sharing this! I love these "fun" posts- maybe the most! :)
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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  19. I love how you made your office so personalized! Your daughter's artwork is amazing! She could totally sell it on Etsy! Talent clearly runs in your family! Even your granddaughter is such a creative artist!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  20. Your new office looks AMAZING. Those cabinets are to die for. And those Snoopy pictures are SO COOL. That must've taken her forever! So cool.

    Thanks for the cute and functional freebie!

    -Gayla
    Teach On.

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  21. I think I could work a lot better in this type of environment for sure!! LOVE it!

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  22. I'm so jealous! I love your home office! I"m in the process of convincing my husband that I need one. :) I love the way you decorated. It looks so good!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  23. So clean and organized! And I love that post it idea for the to do list! So smart!

    Erin
    Creating & Teaching

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  24. THIS is so AWESOME! Pinning it right now. I just inherited one of the bedrooms in our house as my "ME" space. This gives me LOTS of good ideas for it. I just need to figure out a way to keep a bed in there too for guests.

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    1. This website has the perfect guest bed. Very comfortable and it only takes up the space of a suitcase when you aren't using it.
      http://www.frontgate.com/
      We have this one:
      Essential EZ Bed Inflatable Guest Bed

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  25. I LOVE your new home office! What a warm and cozy workspace. Too cool. Jen❤

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  26. I love all of the character you've put into your office! I really like the cabinets. I think I will do something similar when my husband and I have children, and have to give up my office and share with him. It's stunning. Thanks for sharing :)

    Michelle
    Mrs. Brosseau's Binder - Math & Science Teaching with a Twist

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  27. Very nice space to call your own! Thanks for the freebie - no matter how organized I try to be, I can still use another idea!
    Thanks,
    ღ Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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  28. Looks amazing! I am so jealous. I am so glad you liked the napkins! Haha

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    1. Erica, they make me laugh every single time I look at them! Love you! :)

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  29. WOW I love your office!! It's beautiful! What a lovely place to work. Sooo jealous!

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  30. Your daughter did an amazing job on the Snoopy pictures!! I too love Snoopy~

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  31. Your office looks great. Thanks for the adorable freebie. I love the idea of using post it notes like that.

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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  32. It looks gorgeous!!! I want my own space SO badly! I have a teeny desk that was built into the kitchen.
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  33. Seeing this is like watching MTV Cribs for Kindergarten teachers. :) Looks amazing! I absolutely love it!

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  34. I love your new office! It looks great! I'm jealous!

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  35. I LOVE looking at fabulous home offices, so thanks for sharing! I cannot get enough of all the cabinets/desk space you have and that chaise looks so comfy!

    Love to Learn

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  36. Oh My Deanna, I love your new office but I really LOVE the Snoopy pictures. I have been a Snoopy fan since college with posters of Snoopy and Woodstock all over my dorm walls. You are going to enjoy your space so much and those windows are beautiful!
    Deb

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  37. I would literally "jump" (ha ha) at the chance to have a beautiful office like that! Big WOW!!!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  38. I am so jealous!!! We are re-doing our basement into a "man cave" for our two boys, but it will be a next summer project. As soon as that happens, their old room will become my new office!!! Well, I have to share part of it with my hubby. However, I love the idea of two cabinets with counters on either side.
    I think he'll go for it. I just want the bigger side. :)
    Becky

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  39. Love all the cabinetry in your office! Gorgeous! Your daughter is amazingly talented! Those pictures are so cool. What a lucky mama you are. :-)

    Erica
    Blooming In First

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  40. It looks so great! And I DO care what your office looks like! I love offices and office supplies :). So wish I had one of these. Thanks for the post-it style download too!

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  41. It is gorgeous! If I become a successful TPT seller, I am going to do the same thing!

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  42. I can't find a place to email you so I hope you will reply....I am using your Guiding Kinders Math Workshop Unit 1. We are finished with the first unit and was wondering if there is a Unit 2 on the way. This has been a life saver as our math series is not very strong. Thanks, Suzanne Dasinger (suzyqdasinger@gmail.com)

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  43. School holidays looking for office inspiration to clean and file 12mths of schoolwork. I have a great office but I needed inspiration to clean and organise - there it was! Have a great year and best wishes from Australia!

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