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I have not been shy about my love for calendars and this post is no exception.  When I flipped my desk calendar at work to August a few days ago, I was greeted with this picture, which made me happy.  Not just because my sister is in it and it may have been one of her first ever Instagrams but because the colors in the photo and the colors on the page design remind me so much of how fun summer is supposed to be.

I think I get so lost sometimes in work and responsibility that I forget the simple joys of warmer weather and increased hours of sunshine in these long days.  Summer is so free and lovely.

So I decided to paint my nails with this calendar page as inspiration.  I used Wet n Wild Megalast in Tropicalia for 8 of my nails and Club Havana for the 2 ring fingernails.

Like many girls, I’ve received flowers from boys for special occasions like my birthday, Sweetest Day, etc.  However, I realized the other day that the sweetest flowers are the ones I feel I earn after going through the event that takes place on the same week each quarter at my job.  I have a lot of pride putting these roses on my desk because they symbolize getting a lot of work done and the end of some very stressful times.  That is, until it’s time to start planning the next one…

I can’t stop looking at these adorable glitter encrusted blue elephants by wishdaisy on Etsy.  They would make such a great addition to my cube.  She sells them in pairs for around $40, so it might not be in the Top 10 Practical Purchases, but if something makes you smile every single time you look at it, it might actually be totally worth it. 

Here are some images collected over time of the view from my cubicle.

No, these aren’t real white butterflies (moths?), they’re fake ones from a craft store.  Also, these are technically in a small room on the other side of the wall from my cubicle.  The glass rocks here replace 2-year-old potpourri.  I assembled these for an event.  Each one also has a flameless votive candle inside.

My lovely boss’ boss brought in peonies for everyone.  They smell amazing and look so pretty!

I put together this photo calendar from Shutterfly in December 2011 and I’m so glad I did.  I love having a photo album at my fingertips while at work.

I love my orange hourglass!  It cheers me up.  And the quote photo behind it reminds me to take chances every once in a while.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour around my cube!  I figure that if I’m spending upwards of 40 hours a week here, I should probably have some neat stuff to keep me smiling.

I seriously don’t think I would ever even contemplate painting a room or thinking of a color scheme without Creature Comforts from now on.

This is a color scheme she posted in September 2011 and I saved it because I would love to use it for something.  If not a room (I doubt my husband would appreciate it) then at least an outfit, or maybe my cubicle at work.

This color scheme was posted in January 2012 and I’m in love.  What a great idea to use cupcakes for color inspiration!

I love this ever so much.  I think I’ll buy the biggest size print of this that I can and hang it in my cubicle.

Painting of Lipbalms by Holly Exley

Here are the things I would use to set the mood for 8-9 hours a day:

Each of these lovely items is available at

Book Pocket by lwestdesigns

Coffee Art Text Print by SacredandProfane

Whale Pod Print by UnitedThread

Green Mug by Twisted River Clay

Wood Grain Embroidery Hoop Clock by squackdoodle

Keep Calm print by BluLima