My Workspace


I started a new writing job in January. (It’s my dream job! I love it so much! Website isn’t launching until this summer! Annoyingly vague!)

I’ve designated one full, uninterrupted, nanny-to-the-rescue day a week to writing and filming videos for the job, and so far, it’s been great. However, as I was approaching a deadline a few weeks ago, I lamented to D that I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired that day.

And then I looked at my surroundings. I was a pajama-clad bedhead sitting amongst papers, random magazine clippings, and a laptop ON MY BED. At 10:30 in the morning. Inspirational? Not so much. That evening I declared to the family unit that I Needed An Official Workspace.

Interior designer husband to the rescue! I did a little “shopping” (a.k.a. traipsing around the house while pointing out items I wanted for My Official Workspace…sometimes it pays to marry a “collector of treasures” is all I’m saying…), and voilá! My completely colorful and inspirational workspace.

Happy happy joy joy.



  1. Congratulations on the new gig!!

    And what a cheerful space to work in — I really love the combo of the green chair / shiny yellow desk.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhh, that’s the most beautiful workspace I’ve ever seen! Can D come and do mine? You need a vacation to San Francisco, right?!

  3. An interior designer husband?? Lucky gal. He (and you) did a beautiful job.

    Mine’s a corporate Starbucks guy, so the free coffee perks come in handy too =).
    Torrie @ a place to share… recently posted…To search or not to search Listography 2011

  4. Thank you!

    Holly – I have an idea. Dustin and Sean can work together on your space while child wrangling, and you and I can spend the day shopping and chatting! Sean likes kids, right???

  5. That is so nice. I could even get a lot of work done there.
    Christy recently posted…Life doesn’t get better than watching your kid feed a giraffe

  6. I love a dedicates space to help the creativity flow! Can’t wait to hear about your new writing project :)
    Mama in the City recently posted…Weekend In The City- Family Style

  7. Congrats on the job! I wish I had a job that would require a home workspace like this!
    Ruth recently posted…weddings on the brain

  8. Love your desk! And I have the top two books (The Little Black Dress and the Red Dress) and keep them next to each other, too. I think they were a Christmas present one year. Can’t wait to hear more about your dream job!

  9. Oh my goodness! I love, love, looooove that painting! Who is it by, and can I find a print??

  10. Abigail says:

    Love it! Also, not to sound like a stalker or anything, but ever since you moved I’ve wondered how you two have decked out your new place. I felt like we saw so much of your old house and I’m a visual person so I just wonder where Wito’s cars hang out and where all of D’s mid-century furniture is!

  11. Congrats on the job! I love your new workspace — it’s so you!
    Roxanna recently posted…Bloggers and Gentlemen

  12. Love the hobo! I have the same one but in turquoise! Nice space…

  13. I LOVE it. And now sitting at the kitchen table is no longer going to cut it for me.
    Angella recently posted…Body Talk

  14. Annoyingly perfect workspace…but in a good way.
    Congratulations on the new gig!

  15. Congrats on the new gig. Hope this space will have updates on where this new writing gig will be, when it’s available.
    martymankins recently posted…Music Monday- Oscar Recap

  16. So very lovely!

  17. I totally get the “official space required” I kicked my husband out of our office a.k.a. dumping room for all things without a home, and took over. I made it into MY office and wow…what a quality of life change for me that was.

    Good for you! Looking forward to all the inspiration that will come out now!
    Jill V. recently posted…Road Trip

  18. Oh, I love it! I’ve been really itching to finally put some finishing touches on this unfinished home of ours. Well done!
    Amanda Brown recently posted…Thilent Thurthday

  19. love love the painting. love. can you share the artist, plsy?
    kristina recently posted…Veggie burgers in the NYT

  20. I LOVE it! I really wanted that desk in that color, but they stopped making it by the time I was ready to re-do my office! Love the painting too – it’s all great. xoxoxo
    Alice Q. Foodie recently posted…Basil Buttermilk Salad Dressing and Dip a recipe