I know you have been waiting all month for another Peeping Moms! I know I certainly have! If you are like me, and I know you are, being able to peep into someone else’s home and see how they live and how they decorate is a lot of fun. After all, we are bloggers and readers of blogs aren’t we? Don’t we all love to share and to see what others share?
This month my good friends, Susan, Holly and Corinne are sharing our study spaces with all of you. School will be starting soon in many cities and everyone is gearing up for that. I know I have been sharing some recipes that are kid friendly. I recently made some Homemade Circus Animal Cookies! They taste great – even though they don’t look like circus animals! I am calling them the “Adult” version. We all are just big kids and who doesn’t love Circus Animal Cookies? While checking out that recipe, make sure you stop by and see how to make Homemade Cheez It crackers! Every time I make these, they are gone in a day.
Back to my study space. My daughter was homeschooled, so we never really had one particular space to study. She was pretty much, all over the house. Now she is grown and has her own apartment and she has a wonderful study space. She is studying for her GRE! I am so proud. I digress …. I have a study space for myself now. I call it my office, but it could easily be used by a student of almost any age.
I feel strongly that a study/work space has to be organized. I think my military upbringing instilled this in me! I used some old jars that I have been saving and wrapped them in a great new product I found – laminated burlap! I love burlap, but at times find it a bit hard to work with. This product is great – it is just stiff enough to keep the burlap in place.
If you want to make a few of these, just grab some of the laminated burlap, a pair of good scissors and a glue gun. Wrap the jar (or can) with the burlap, glue it and that is it! You could easily label the containers by creating a tag or stenciling on the burlap! Be creative!
You all know that I love my little puppy, Daisy. I even made her a bed out of fleece with her name embroidered on it. Of course, you will usually find a cat on this bed. Daisy lays by my side or in my lap! No sir – she is not spoiled!
I love having fresh flowers on my desk. They make me feel so calm and relaxed! I took a vase from Dollar Tree and wrapped it in burlap! Easy, peasy and less than $2.00! The book, Love You Forever, is a favorite of mine and my daughter’s. I used to read it to her every night before she went to sleep. Even though she is an adult now, when she is sad or dealing with a lot, I will pull out this book and read to her. If you haven’t read it, you should! Get your kleenex ready though.
I always have a few magazines and books on my desk for inspiration. There are times when my brain just can’t think anymore and I take a break by reading or just glancing at photos. You can see my interests vary from food magazines, to magazines about gardening to knitting.
I love this area of my work space. I get to look at photos of those I love and see little mementos that make my heart smile. I am so proud of my beautiful daughter and it makes me happy to see her graduation photo. There are other photos of her on the cork board, along with a couple of my Mom and Dad. Oh yes, there is even a photo of Big and me having dinner at the Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Germany! You may have to strain your eyes to see it, but it is there!
Now, I am sure you all don’t think my desk really stays that clean all of the time. There are usually note papers, cords, pens and pencils and who knows what else laying around! No matter how messy my desk gets, I still love this little space I call my own. In these last photos, there is a slight difference. I call these my day time and night time photos. Can you spot the difference?
Stop by and visit my other great blogging friends and see their study spaces!