New Year, New Start

A few months ago, I came out of the closet. Literally, not metaphorically. Almost since I began working seriously on Home Ec 101, I’ve been hiding away in our master closet.  It really wasn’t the best solution.

I took over the spare / play / school / what the heck do we do with it room. It’s still dual purpose, used for school work, but I finally got around to hanging some things and making it my own.

The white board is actually just an old, framed poster. I just turned the print over so only the white showed. What do you know… it works perfectly. I swiped that idea from Make and Takes. I’ve been wanting one for a while, I just never remembered to pick one up while I was out. I figured, since I was already destroying the dry wall, what’s a couple more screws?

What started it? I was picking up a few things the kids had drug out, including that mobile hanging in the corner. We moved into this house, 6.5 years ago and I never got around to hanging it. Inertia kicks my butt every time.

Oh yeah, that is my coffee from this morning.

Outside that window there’s a big old oak, with lots of squirrels and those guys have been busy ensuring there are plenty of squirrels next year, too.  Oh, that? They’re just wrestling. . .


#1 imabug on 01.02.11 at 8:55 pm

You’re doing better than I am. I still haven’t gotten around to framing those XKCD posters

#2 Jared on 01.02.11 at 8:55 pm

Congratulations on the new office! That’s a nice looking setup, especially the podcasting mic 🙂

#3 Heather on 01.02.11 at 8:58 pm

@imabug the mobile kind of balances that out. I suck so badly at hanging anything.

@Jared now I just need to use it, right?

At least it’s not going to be as embarrassing when Bran and Janet come over to work / hang out.

#4 Mrs. Jen B on 01.02.11 at 9:03 pm

Nice setup! Sure beats my kitchen table…or more frequently, my lap! 😉

#5 Mike on 01.02.11 at 9:45 pm

I love your command center. i have an office upstairs in what used to be Justine’s room but I conduct most of my business from the left end of the living room couch because it’s comfortable and close to the refrigerator.

#6 imabug on 01.03.11 at 9:25 pm

your post motivated me to go out and find frames for my XKCD posters and finally put them up on my wall.

And now that I look at your picture a little closer, I think I ended up putting them in the same type of frames you did.

#7 Alsatia on 01.18.11 at 9:39 pm

Wait…what? This is your office? Where the heck is all the papers and staplers and post-its and pens and books and crap that junks up my office at home? 😉

In all seriousness, you did a great job on the dual use room. I love it!

#8 Heather on 01.19.11 at 9:23 am

In that picture? Under the table in a wire basket cart thingy. right now? All over the table. 🙂

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