Friday, June 5, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday

Home Office

Kelly's Korner is hosting Show Us Where You Live Friday, and today's tour is of home offices. I was originally not going to do this one because I really haven't done anything to decorate this part of my house. This room serves as a nursery, playroom, and office. Eventually it will be Lilah's room when we add on. I decided to show this room because we spend a lot of time in here. I love to blog, read blogs, read the news, and shop online. My girls usually play with the toys right next to the desk. We also have our own home building/ remodeling business so everything is planned and organized here. So here is my (temporary) office.

This is our desk and sitting area...

Our desk is actually a kitchen table. My mother bought this at an unfinished furniture store and had it stained black. We love it because it is large enough to put everything on top.

We have a small white shelf on the side that holds the printer at the top, fisher price cool school for my girls, estimate/invoice papers for the business, and a collection of Southern Living, Better Homes and Garden, Paula Deen, and Texas Fish & Game (not mine!) magazines. Also in there is my husbands book from The School of Christ which he attended in 2005.

On top of my desk is my little corner with my basket and organizer of bills and important things I can't forget about (although I would love to forget about the bills).

The other corner of the desk has my husband's Bibles, and Sunday school book. The cross behind it was made by Teen Challenge here in south Texas. I found this stone with Psalm 23 on it and I loved it and thought it would be great here. My husband has studied and prayed here for countless hours while preparing for sermons or Sunday school lessons.

When my girls took their Easter pictures I had this mouse pad made, and I told the girls they better not even think about writing on it...well that didn't happen. If you look at the very bottom Lilah drew a picture of a "mouse" on it.

My husband's friend, who is a pastor in Thailand, gave me this hand painted box that came from his hometown in Thailand. I think it is so beautiful, and I keep it on my desk as a reminder to pray for his church on the other side of the world. It also holds all our pencils, and pens.

This sofa is supposed to be in our living room, but It didn't fit, so its new home for the time being is here in the office. Next to it is my box full of girl clothes I need to list on e-bay. Behind it is my sewing machine that really needs to get some use (maybe soon!).

In a corner next to my desk I put all the "baby" toys there. They don't always look this nice and neat. They are usually all over the floor.

Well I hope you enjoyed our home office. I believe next week is bathrooms...See ya then.


Bethany and crew said...

I think your office looks great!! I love the idea of using a table for a desk- way more room!!

Your girls are so adorable...I finally have a little angel after 3 (awesome!) boys, but I need to get with the program about all the cute clothes and accessories- would you mind telling me where your favorite places to shop are?

My email is thanks so much (if you have the time, that is)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lovely area for you to work in - love your mousepad

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your room looks great...I enjoyed reading your blog today.
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