Happy Tuesday! As many of you know, I’ve been redoing two rooms in my house: my bedroom & my closet/office. If you hear me refer to it as my “cloffice” from now, you know why ;) I like to refer to myself as a #girlboss and today I wanted to share a few photos of my cloffice and where to get the best desk accessories.

I actually have two “desks” in my room. They are both white. I use the smaller one as a vanity, and I use the bigger one for my actual work desk. Since I have a large desktop computer, I didn’t want to feel cramped when I was working. I made sure to get a desk with a large enough workspace. My favorite part of my desk is the cute accessories. I’m all about gold + white + pink. I also love marble everything!

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wire organizer // business card holder // tape dispenser // stapler

I knew I wanted to keep my desk area organized. When I come home from work, I need somewhere to spread out and get to work on the blog and social media. My desk must-haves include a business card holder, tape dispenser (with leopard tape!), a pen organizer, and stapler. If you have these things on top of your desk, you won’t spend time looking around in drawers!

Some may know, some may not. I lost my grandma earlier this year. It absolutely broke my heart into a million pieces. She was one of my very best friends. We had a lot of wonderful years together! I decided when I graduated pharmacy school, that I would move home to live with her and my grandpa for a while. This was hands down the best decision for me. I was able to spend a wonderful 8 months with her before she passed away. I have decided to stay here with my grandpa, and we have gotten really close. It’s been a rough few years losing my mom and my grandma.

All that being said, I was contacted by Keepsake frames to do a review. I was ecstatic and knew right that second which photo I wanted to frame.

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I chose to frame the very last photo I took with my grandparents, niece, and nephew. We were at my nephew’s Kindergarten graduation. I chose this gorgeous gold frame which goes perfectly with my desk decor. I knew it would make itself right at home near my desk.

Why I love Keepsake:

Their website is super simple to use. They let you know if the photo you choose will look great in the frame, and allows you to make changes if necessary.

The photo comes framed and ready to hang. This is a lifesaver, especially for someone as busy as myself.

The customer service is great to work with and shipping is fast.

My friends over at Keepsake have offered promo code “re15” for 15% off a frame of your choice! You can shop here! Be sure to let me know which one you choose. Thank you to Keepsake for this genius and helpful idea!

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*Thanks to Keepsake for my beautiful frame. All thoughts & opinions are my own.*

Thanks for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you had a great weekend. I can’t believe I’m already on my fifth rotation. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want to end up and where I will be going after graduation. Sometimes I just like to google fun apartments in different cities. This immediately leads me to thinking about home decor and how I would like to decorate. I thought I would share my current mantle with you and why I chose to decorate it like I did!

I have super high ceilings in my condo. To me, I want to maximize the height of the room, so I chose to go with a super tall frame on top of my mantle…

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Lucite Letter, old (similar) // Tory Burch In Color book // Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful makeup manual // Lauren Conrad Beauty book // DVF Journey of a Dress book // Jeweled Frame, Kohls // Collage frame, old (similar)

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This collage frame (which probably needs to be redone) includes pictures that I have collected that I like. It’s almost like a big frame full of Instagram pictures. Be sure to include a couple of pictures of cool prints you like…such as leopard or aztec. Also, be sure to include lots of your favorite color (for me, PINK). Target is a great place to find a good selection of affordable frames! And for wooden quote blocks, check Etsy!

Items needed for a super girlie mantle: a monogram letter, a collage frame, several coffee table books about beauty + fashion, a jeweled/mirrored picture frame, and a canvas with a cute saying.

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So, if you are looking for a way to utilize the space above your mantle, choose a super tall frame because it will make the room look even taller!

How do you decorate your mantle? Do you change it for the seasons? I would love to know!

It’s the little things that can make a room feel shiny and new. Take a look at these quick tips to get you inspired.

Upcycle and rearrange

Giving your home a makeover on a restricted budget can be an advantage as it forces you to take another look at pieces you already have. For instance, that old sofa table could make an excellent bedside table for the kids’ room. You can also upcycle furniture that is looking tired by giving it a coat or two of paint, and give old dining chairs with padded seats a new lease of life by reupholstering the seats using a yard or two of fabric offcuts and a staple gun.

Paint the walls

Short on time? An easy way to transform your room is to paint one or more walls in a different color. If your room is small, choose light, cool colors to make your space seem bigger. If you have high ceilings and a large room, you can afford to be bolder with beautiful, vibrant shades. Alternatively, a monochrome look, achieved by pairing dark charcoal grays with pale neutrals, is very fashionable at the moment. Choose wall art that complements or matches your paint, and accessorize your sofas with luxurious new cushions and throws.

Design a room around a treasured old piece

Perhaps you have a treasured, old piece of furniture that you are not sure looks right in your room. Take a long hard look at all the furniture in the room and decide what colors of wood look good together. Group items according to their color, for example dark brown wood, yellowish, orangey-brown and so on. Be ruthless and remove furniture that doesn’t fit into your overall scheme. You can use it in another room, sell it or donate it to your nearest goodwill. Freshly sanded and waxed floors will ensure a perfect platform for your furniture.

Add color with drapes and cushions

After painting, the next easiest way to change the look of your room is to hang new drapes and choose coordinating soft furnishings such as cushions, rugs and throws. Make your room look more spacious by choosing floor-length curtains: it doesn’t matter if your windows aren’t that big, feature drapes will carry the eye upwards and give a roomier feel. A textured rug is an excellent way to add interest to the scheme, and some new cushions on your sofa will add to both the comfort and beauty of your room.

A lick of paint and strategically placed cushion can make a world of difference, so give it a try and watch your room transform.