Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hello, gorgeous.

Confession time:
I love office supplies.
Like, to a point that cannot possibly be disguised as normal.
So I'm not gonna even try, kay?
I'm a nerd.
A weird, weird, nerdy little nerd.
And I'm okay with it.

I love the smell of new file folders.

I love knowing exactly where
a piece of paper,
or a recipe,
or birth certificate,
or take out menu {yeah, you heard me}
is at a moment's notice.

So, you can imagine my excitement when I met this little darling at a parking lot yard sale in St. George, Utah earlier this summer:

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Oh baby.
A HANGING file cabinet.

I had to put my game face on and try not to make out with it right there in front of the seller. I didn't want her to know that I'd gladly pay $20 smackers for it, being the office-supply lovin' nerdy nerd nerd that I am. {You know, no need for her to be takin' advantage of a poor lil office supply addict such as myself.}

She only wanted three bucks for it, so I gladly paid her and hauled it's heavy ace over to the trunk of my mother-in-law's car.

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I love it so much, but do you know what I decided I would love even more?
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If it was Ballet Slipper Pink.
Yup.
Is it just me, or is it like, SUCH a beautiful thing that you can buy a can of color called "ballet slipper" at your local Ace Hardware store?
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I think I love Ballet Slipper Pink almost as much as I love office supplies.
{Don't worry, office supplies, I said almost.}
So here she is:
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Oh how I love her.
Should we give her a name?
She prolly deserves one.
I hung her in the kitchen because the kitchen is the nerve center of our home both in placement and purpose.

If a full-time housewife managed to find a reasonable opportunity to use the phrase "Step into my office." the office to which she might be referring would most likely have dirty dishes and more Capri-sun packets than one could ever aspire to drink. So it's only fitting that my "office" should have a file cabinet. {A pretty one, preferably in the shade of ballet slipper pink.}

And file folders. Of course.
What's a ballet slipper pink file cabinet without a few file folders?

So, I prayed to the Gods of Target for a set of funky, mod file folders, and BOY did the Gods of Target deliver! Love, love these.
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Here they are in their new home.
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And my paper towel holder practically BEGGED me to make her ballet slipper pink too.
And who am I to ignore the humble wishes of a lowly paper towel holder?
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Eek, I am ready to say goodbye to those countertops!
But, for now, I will just keep myself happily distracted labeling and filing everything under the sun.
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{Note to self, put the light plates back on already! You painted the kitchen 3 weeks ago.}

There is SO MUCH more to do, but the house is coming along, and it's so fun to finally be making changes that I've been wanting to make for a long time! Hope you'll check in throughout the week. More projects to come!

6 comments:

Lacee Christopherson said...

Laura:
You are so funny, I love it! I wonder if it is a mom thing that we all LOVE office supplies :) I recently have purchased over 500 Black and Blue pens at Target since they were of course FREE with my coupons :) I love them! Oh and I can not forget my nearly 100 Black Sharpies :) You can never have too many Sharpies!

Ashley Koz said...

Wow! I LOVE that filing cabinet and folder so much, great job you did!! makes me excited to start on some projects at home!

Becky said...

Hi - Just started following your blog recently. I am not an organized person but that filing system makes me want to be organized. I love it.

~Christine~ said...

Love the filing organizer! Wish I would have been to that yardsale. You may have had a fight on your hands to see which one of us made it to it first! Ha ha! :)

StardustSavannah said...

I'm a closet office supplies hoarder:)
What?! There's worse things!

Jen Nelson said...

OH MY GOSH! Leif makes fun of me because I could spend HOURS in an office supply store! Yay dorks! hahaha

Also, totally jealous of your awesome new file holder hanger thingy. Way cuter than my boring ol box on my counter!