Sunday, March 30, 2014

Show Us Where You Work!

Firstly, thank you so much for linking up with DorothyCarlee, and myself for our Workspace Linkup.  I never imagined so many people would RSVP, and I just can't wait to see everyone else's post!

If I'm working on something that involves my computer, I tend to have my computer on the right side of my desk and the notebooks or my planner on the left hand side.  My desk is in front of the only window in my dorm room.  I use the windowsill to display some of my favorite snail mail.  The Christmas card on the left is from Christina and the monogrammed note on the right is from Mackenzie!

It would be a rare occurrence if you didn't find a To Do list on my desk!  If I have a long list, I'll write it in my Maybook (pictured under my agenda), but if I have a shorter list, or I'm making a sublist of my long To Do list, I'll use a fun notepad!

1. Where is your favorite workspace located? (Library, apartment, dorm room?)
If I'm at school, either the new wing of the library or the desk in my dorm room. If I'm home...usually my bed or the kitchen table!

2. Do you prefer a sleek desk or you more of an “organized chaos” kind of person?
While I'm doing homework or working on projects, my desk tends to get quite crazy. But once I finish up for the evening, or that work session, I insist on putting things away and clearing off the top of my desk.

3. What is your favorite kind of writing utensil?
I tend to use felt-tip markers the most because I like to color code my notes and planner. My favorite are from the brand Stabilo.

4. Show us your calendar or agenda!
Look at the picture above! I use a Plum Paper Designs agenda and a Maybook lined notebook to keep track of meetings, appointments, due dates, and to do lists.

5. And just for fun, what are you looking forward to most about spring?
I can't wait to wear shorts and sandals! I am so over sweaters, wool socks, and boots!

You know I'm getting down to work if my jewelry is on my desk and no longer on my wrists/fingers.  I recently started using the Jawbone UP band to track my sleep and steps.  But you can also program it to vibrate if you are inactive for a certain amount of time.  During those long weekend study sessions, I have it set to vibrate if I'm inactive for one hour.  If it vibrates, I get up and do a chore, take a walk, or take some other kind of study break.  It's been really helpful!

Also on the right side of my desk, I have a mason jar and cup with various pens and pencils.  (Note: Those are my favorite markets - the Stabilo Fine Liners!)  Behind my pens is the souvenir champagne flute from my Junior Banquet (with the cork from the bottle of champagne from that night!).  This is actually only on my desk because I have no idea where to put it without risking it getting broken!  I used to have it on my windowsill, but one too many strong gusts of wind knocked it off.  Luckily, it didn't break, but I don't want to risk that again!

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  1. I have friends who swear by the Stabilo pens. They bought a huge pack once and they've lasted forever. Haha. Your planner looks great! I can only hope mine will look that organized at some point. Thanks for hosting the link up!


  2. Love your workspace! Tons of space to get things done!

  3. Your planner is too cute! And I'm with you on being over winter - shorts and sandal season can't come too soon!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

  4. yess to stabilo pens and mason jars! SO glad we could do this link up, Rebecca!!

  5. I love how clean, clutter free and organized your desk is! I'm not happy with my work space at the moment, I feel like it's too cluttered! I really want to get some mason jars for my pens - they look so cute and would take up so much less space than how I'm storing them at the moment!

    The Life & Times of Belle