Office Space – 10/14/16

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This is my Dreamspinner shelf in one of my bookcases. It houses my personal paperback copies of my books, along with my DSP journals of which there are actually three, a red and navy blue one behind the black one. I found my little Ash and Cael coin purses in Japantown during my trip to San Francisco for Yaoi Con. The orange retro sunglasses are in honor of Dex, and we’ve got mini Sloane complete with bandage that was a gift from a lovely reader. The pens are DSP pins and I love them. Not only do they write smoothly, but they have a stylus tip at the end. My Artifice books are currently housed there until I redo the other shelves they’re meant to go on. This shelf gets shuffled around, but the DSP elements are always there, a little daily reminder that I had a dream and it came true.

With two and a half months left of 2016, do you have any new goals for 2017?

Office Space – 10/7/16

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A fellow author friend (you know who you are) got me hooked on Zulily. If you’ve never shopped on there, proceed with caution. It can be very addicting. It can be hit or miss with a few things, but the majority of the time it’s spot on. They have fabulous stationary events, and as we all know, stationary is a weakness of mine. I’m pretty sure I have more journals and notebooks than I’ll use in my lifetime yet I can’t resist picking up a few more. They had a gorgeous set of Lady Jayne stationary that I couldn’t resist grabbing a few pieces of. I love the retro sailor design. The highlighters are some of my fave because they’re more pastel than the usual burn your eyes highlighter colors, and they’re double ended. I bought a pack from Amazon, and topped them up while I was in San Francisco in a little fabulous store in Japantown that sold individual colors.

This weekend I’ll be writing, in the hopes of making my deadline. I’ve also got edits for Thick & Thin. What are your plans for this weekend?

Office Space – 9/30/16

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Hello, all! This week we have the top of one of my bookshelves. I love colorful walls, and the dark mint makes everything pop. I’m also a sucker for pretty candles and candle holders. So how are you all doing? Any plans for the weekend? Mine include writing, writing, and yummy food. I’m going to make some scones this weekend with some double Devon cream I was able to get my hands on, and some lovely strawberry preserves.  I’m not a natural baker, so wish me luck!

Office Space – 9/16/16

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I have a big L-shaped desk in the corner of my office. This is currently what’s at the top of it. I recently purchased that cute little canvas print of the typewriter so I had to rearrange the top of my desk. My lovely friend Poppy helped me. I have a lot of mint, teal, gold, and pink in my office, so sometimes it’s tough finding the right combination. The candelabra is from Ross, the lanterns from Pier 1 Imports, and everything else TJ Maxx.

What type of decor do you prefer?  

Office Space – 9/9/16

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Last week I showed you my planners. Here’s my Erin Condren. I’m not a huge fan of spiral planners, but I do really love the Erin Condren ones. They’re nice and spacey, and I love that you can customize it. This one is an 18 month one so it lets me plan well ahead. This is great for my brain-dumping info since I don’t have to worry about moving around information and keeping it neat. The three trays contain all my favorite washi tape. Yep, there’s a lot more than that kicking around, but these are the ones I use the most. Most of these washi tapes are from Michaels.

Do you have any hobbies? What do you do to relax?

Office Space – 9/2/16

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This week we have my many planners, and there’s two more on pre-order. I don’t actually use these all at once. Though I am currently on a three planner system. I know that sounds a little crazy to some folks, but it’s working great for me so far. One’s my personal life planner, one’s my author planner, and one’s my brain-dump planner. The only way I have a chance of remembering things is to write it down, and I have so much going on at once that I need somewhere to dump it all in order to make sense of it and organize it.

I have an Erin Condren planner for dumping everything, since it’s nice and roomy. From there it gets filtered out into my Simple Stories ‘Carpe Diem’ personal life planner and author planner. My Erin Condren planner is jam packed with notes, to-do lists, goals, reminders, appointments, everything and anything that pops up throughout the days, weeks, and months. It’s a little scary looking. My other two planners are neater and prettier. It seems like a lot to keep up with, but it’s really not. Once you’re used to it, it’s easy. Getting to decorate my planner pages is also a nice little distraction when I need it.  My personal planner also serves as a mini scrapbook as I put pictures in there as well.

What do you use to keep track of your life? Do you go old school with a planner or agenda, or do you use tech?