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Is my Zodiac sign to blame for my messy desk?

Do you think about your Zodiac sign and what it means for you? I regularly have a quick read of the star sign page in the newspaper to see what the week ahead has in store for me. Sometimes I think ooh that is so true for what is going on in my life at the moment. Yet other times I think what a load of rubbish.

My Zodiac sign is Pisces, I fall on the cusp of Aries and Pisces. I’m not sure that my traits are really that true of a Piscarian. Astrologists say this about us Piscarians.

Selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to het anything back. Pisces is a water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterised by empathy and expressed emotional capacity. Their ruling planet is Neptune, so Pisces are more intuitive than others and have an artistic talent.

So I guess thats me, I am kind and always happy to help others out. However I can also be selfish opposed to selfless but no-one is perfect… right?

I recently read that your tidiness is all connected to your Zodic sign, so I though I would see if I could have a reason for the organised chaos for my working space. I read that :

If your are Capricorn or Pisces your kitchen is full of gadgets which minimise the borel effect of organisation. These signs are ahead of the game, yeah their filling systems are organised, but probably because they’ve hired an intern to do it.

Now this is completely not me, I work in a mess. When I worked in an office you couldn’t see my desk because I had various documents all over it. Only I knew where everything was. Even today I work in a untidy way, various note books open at different pages full of ideas for blog posts or notes I have made. Or information from companies that have come in packages, items to use in photo’s. Anything any everything can be found on my desk with just enough space for my macbook to sit in.

I always try to keep my desk tidy, I think that I keep my desk looking neat and photo ready. Yet in reality I don’t, it doesn’t matter how many pretty baskets organisers I buy. I honestly cannot see that improving as much as I try, my desk will always be mess.

Although my desk is generally organised chaos, I am really quite an organised person. I have lists for everything so know who has what christmas present, or if I have got gifts for everyones birthday, shopping lists, holiday lists, generally I love a list. However you wouldn’t think that I was organised if you spent a day working with me in an office.

Over the years I have worked in a couple of different offices, nothing makes me happier than working from home using my vintage bureau it’s perfect for me. What kind of furniture at work do you have?

*This post was made in collaboration with Furniture at work.*


Dreaming of a Home Office Space …

Home Office Space

I currently work in a comfy chair or in bed curled up with the laptop on my knee. Having note books all over the place, I hand-write all of my posts before I even open up the laptop. I love a note book, I keep one in my handbag, one on my bedside table and numerous ones on the dresser. Each one is part used which drives my Hubby mad!

My regular readers will know we are dreaming of moving to a home in the countryside. I know when we do we won’t have a room that I can use as an office, but I would love to have my own home office space. Something that will help to inspire me, that I can go to and get creative. And to store my note books. Not that I have told my Hubby this yet…..

I have found some great inspiration over on Pinterest and pinned a few too many ideas to my boards. I thought I would share with you some of my loves.

Rose Gold and Copper

Home Office Space

I love the light spacious minimalist look. Clean lines, white furniture, modern, with an airy feel. I would have a white desk and chair, but use pinks, rose golds and copper shades to add that chic, fashionable style. I would add to the area using copper wire baskets with a matching desk lamp, pens and all my note books. Not forgetting a big comfy cushion to finish it all off.

Trestle Table Style Desks

These trestle style desks, are just lovely. My brother-in-law has a contemporary home, with a glass top trestle table in his office. My brother-in-law also has action solar panels added to his contemporary home, which helps with all of the technology he uses. It really shows off his work area. As it is clear glass it doesn’t appear to take up much room but still provides a good sized work space. I’m drawn to the light wood, with accents of pastel colours that it give it a feminine touch. I could see my home office space looking just like this, however it wouldn’t suit our vintage country living feel that we love so much.


Home Office Space

I’m a sucker for vintage furniture. I have managed to gain a beautiful old walnut french dresser, a small walnut and glass cabinet. I also have my eye on a lovely dark wood sewing table at a local vintage shop. So I think a bureau would fit in perfectly with the style of home we are looking for. I’m not sure if it would be up cycled or left in its ordinal state. A bureau would sit in the living room, with all of my note pads and all the rest of my work things. I would still love to add the more modern elements like the rose gold stationery and a beautiful table lamp.

I can’t wait to find our forever country home and get my home office space, it will make my blogging life so much easier.

*Images from Pinterest*


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