Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My office in the new house!

So I wrote in my last post that we moved and I finally have an office. I've wanted one for a really long time. In our old residence, I had a very small desk against the wall in our living room.. Our apartment didn't have much room for this, so when someone wanted to go into the kitchen while I was at my desk, I had to scoot over a bit for them to pass by. Yep... not cool at all. Also, my bulletin board, printer, and bookshelves with my resource books were in my bedroom.

Anyway, here is a sneak peek at my office! Guess what? I even have a fireplace. Don't get excited. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and WILL. NOT. USE. IT! But it looks cool.

So here is a glimpse of the "before". After I unpack I'll post the after ;) It might motivate me a little more hehe.

We moved into the middle of a residential neighborhood in north Phoenix. The funny part of that is we have a  mini-mountain in our back yard. We have a huge backyard that goes up this mountain. The yard is plain right now but it's still 113 degrees outside so I don't spent much time out there. I will be buying some cool lawn furniture for cool days writing outside.

 You might be thinking: Dang. A bunch of dirt and a rocky hill. So what? I grew up in Portland, Oregon and love the difference that the desert provides me. Yep. I really like this rocky hill. This picture was taken right outside of the sliding glass door. I stand here every morning and watch the sun rise.

I wanted the bedroom that looks out at the mountain, but that room was too small. Here is my new view which isn't so bad, huh? By the way, I loooove palm trees.

Talk to you soon,


  1. Looks nice and private. Love the new office. Can't wait to see it finished.

  2. Congrats! You can always either get the fake logs that don't put off any heat, or just put a few candles in the fireplace so that it is pretty but not hot. I do love the long mantle though.