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Office Originality

Hm, the word ‘originality’ beings to look really strange when you stare at it long enough. I double and even TRIPLE-checked that I did, in fact, spell it correctly. Just one of those words, I guess.

Moving on.

I am so so so thrilled to share with you some of the “office progress” that Richard and I have been working diligently on. We did a TON of cleaning/organizing this weekend — from closets to dresser drawers — and even switching the contents of the guest room and office completely.

I loved our guest room, but we VERY rarely have guests. In fact, I’m pretty sure only three people have ever stayed over… in almost 3 years. THEREFORE, it makes sense to use that bright and sunny room for something useful to US.

We hated using our office. In all seriousness, I’m ashamed to admit that it had actually become more of a “junk room”.

Ashamed because that makes it sound like Richard and I deserve our own episode of Hoarders.


But it’s all better now. The VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America) truck just came and picked up 8 or so boxes of clothing, shoes, and random household items. Let’s be real, you know you don’t need something if you didn’t even know that it existed. IN YOUR OWN HOUSE.

So here are some shots of how of my little half of the office is coming along!




Gallery wall

I added the “gallery wall” today. Not sure if I’ll continue to add pieces, or just switch things out to keep it interesting without being overwhelming. I’m really happy with how light and airy the workspace feels, though. Very girly and far from “office-y”.

And here’s little Ellie, hanging out next to me and watching for birdies!


What do you think? Do you have a little sanctuary in your home?

xo Cassie


  1. Great job reorganizing Cassie – and your pics are lovely of your new space/sanctuary. Love the storage boxes to the left of your desk. The gallery wall is fabulous and you will have fun changing it out perhaps – always new photos to frame and display when they are as good as the ones you take!
    Ellie looks really dedicated to bird watching there – I recognize that look in a cat’s eye – and she has such a comfy place to view our feathered friends.

    Doesn’t it feel wonderful to get rid of ‘stuff’ sometimes – let’s face is, we all collect/hoard far too much! You’ve got me thinking…………….

    Hugs x

    • Cassandra

      February 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Felt SO good to get rid junk… and there is still so much more to be organized! Well, looks like we have a snow day today — so a great excuse to do more cleaning! xx

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