A Functional Space for Me
Last year when we moved to our new home, part of my infatuation with the house was centered around the gigantic master bedroom. In addition to having it’s own bathroom (our own bathroom!), there is a balcony attached that looks over our downstairs patio, and enough space to put a desk. Creating a space for my home office was something I hadn’t considered before, but was thrilled with the idea of having my own corner to retreat to for working purposes (more bathrooms and space for me to actually work? In love with California already).
That corner has become more than a work space for me, a year and a half later. There’s a book case with a changing pad for Evangeline and a cable box on it, a dresser, a crib and a television amongst other things. The file bins are less than tidy, and the desk holds wires and cables from printers, cameras, phones, and video cameras. The first of the year means a fresh beginning, and I’ve made it one of my resolutions to get my working space organized so that I can move forward with my business and my life in the most effective way possible. I was relieved when Bluelounge gave me the tools to not only initiate this process but also help me meet that goal. Bluelounge creates products that help with office organization, most of which are available to purchase at Target.
As much as I wish I could say that my life and my home are perfectly organized, I’m really not there yet. As the kids get older and since we’ve welcomed Evvie into our lives, it’s becoming more and more crucial that my business space is as clutter free and well maintained as possible. This isn’t necessarily something that comes naturally to me, but as a parent and business owner, there just isn’t any room for error and I feel so much better when things are where they’re supposed to be. It’s gotten to the point that I truly cannot even function if I cannot plan for everything, and preparing for every situation is half of that battle.
Truly, it’s only a matter of time before we need to truly go over the landscape of our home and baby-proof every nook and cranny. Evvie will be crawling in no time, and these wires are top of my list to have properly contained. Products like the CableBox Mini, CableDrops, and Cable Clips are clean, sleek and easy to use for quick sorting and cleaning up of desk supplies. The CableDrops come in assorted colors that match with furniture, making it easy to keep them out of the way when my hands are full (which is always). They look nice, and I get another reason to head to Target for my much coveted Starbucks and shopping break with my sweet baby girl at my side.
I’m really looking forward to a much more organized and therefore successful year personally, as a parent, and with my business. I’m a fan of baby steps in most cases and situations, and have tried to embrace initiating these little changes that make a big overall impact, and hopefully paving the way for a greater everything overall.
In honor of the new year and supporting new goals and resolutions, I’m happy to offer a giveaway to win a full set of Bluelounge products to one of you.
To enter, leave a comment with your New Year’s resolution and a hyperlink to your favorite Bluelounge product that’s available at Target.com. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 20th.
Thank you to Bluelounge for sponsoring this post and helping me get organized, and thank you for reading!
Awesome! I need to head over to Target! I love the cablebox!
I love organization it makes me so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you for introducing me to Bluelounge. My absolutely favorite product? It’s too hard to pick just one! I am in love with Cool Feet; a simply ingenious and removable stand to lift my laptop and help it run cooler. I work from home too and my desk is a maze of cables. I have an eager eye on the Cable box as well. My New Years resolution is to get organized in my home office and storage room!
my new year’s resolution is, in part, to maintain my sanity….maybe this’ll help? thank you for the opportunity.
I am a major organizer. I have three different jobs and would probably go completely crazy if my life was not organized and tidy. I actually feel stressed if I have a lot of clutter on my desk, kitchen counters and even in my email inbox.
I had never heard of Bluelounge until reading this blog entry. Super cool stuff. I really liked the http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=large_1_1&term=bluelounge
I need to head over to Target and take a look! Thanks!
I almost forgot. My new year’s resolution is while I will always want things neat and organized, I need to work on getting so stressed if it’s not. (I think my fingers will be chewed to bits ☺️)
my resolution is to keep organized. 🙂 love the cable box!
My main resolution this year is to finally turn our “junk room” into a functioning home office. It started out as a decent office but now that I’m not working from home anymore everything seems to just get piled up in it.
Great post. I feel like having a clean space (especially my office area) really helps me feel more at peace and helps me to stay focused on things I need to do. Hope you and your family are having a great week!
I’m trying to be more organized! Making lists because I forget EVERYTHING. I would love this cable box because my husband has a million electronics with wires visible. BLECH.
My link didn’t post! Whoops! http://m.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527
My resolution is to dedicate a few hours nightly to wallpaper removal. We have tons on our new house and it seems insurmountable. But I figure a few hours nightly will have it all gone by spring and we can paint!
I’d also love to get this organizer
My resolution is to be more present in my daily life, which for me, is to journal each evening before I go to bed. A friend gave me a lovely journal for Christmas and I am enjoying the fruit of our friendship. My favorite Bluelounge item is the cable box – I avoid even looking under my desk because the entanglement is too much to handle!http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bluelounge
I desperately need to reorganize!
My New Year’s Resolution is to try and find small things to make a big difference! I think Bluelounge fits right into that category! Here is my favorite.
My resolution for 2015 is to get my self feeling physically better so I can once again find my creative spark and get my design biz back up and running.
I’m really digging this wall charger: http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-rolio-white/-/A-16200517#prodSlot=large_1_8&term=Bluelounge
OH MY GOSH. I love all of this.
Something about me being pregnant (nesting?!) means I’ve been on a clutter warpath lately. No clutter is standing in my way; it’s all ending up in the trash. These pictures are SO satisfying to me.
My new years resolution (if you can call it that) is pretty simple: to give birth to and nurse a healthy baby. <3 And while I love all their products, the cable box is my fave!
I have two resolutions- stay organized so that I spend more time with the kids and less tim looking for stuff AND read more books in the evenings instead of being plugged in to work. I love this: http://m.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527
My resolution is to get my home office organized so my computers are in there, instead of my living room. I love the cable box. It will make dusting, vacuuming, cleaning much easier, along with hiding all the cables!
My new years goal is to get organized and stick to a great time blocking system! that said I am also planning to be in the moment a lot more and just enjoy and BE. The blue lounge product i found was – http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-kii-charge-and-sync-black-ki-bl-l/-/A-16200516#prodSlot=dlp_medium_1_9&term=bluelounge
My resolution is to stop procrastinating! I’m not going to be able to put things off anymore in a few months when I have a newborn!
Favorite product – cable drop mini. Great for my desk at home or school!
My New Year Resolution is to start taking care of me. Eating right and exercising. Boring…traditional… Overdone and under followed through. Baby steps. I had no idea these products were available and I love them all! When I look at the mess of wires under my desk and on the rare occasion it gets clean, I think…I really need to get something to organize this! Love following your babies and their nap times!
My NY resolution is to actively pursue my dream of starting an in-home graphics business. That said, the cable clips would be fantastic for both computer cords and my phone charger on my nightstand, since I’m constantly diving behind my nightstand when my charger cord slips.
My resolution is to lose 30 lbs before I turn 30 this year….fingers crossed!! 🙂
My favorite product is the cable box! I hate to see all of my cords all tangled up under my desk!
My New Years resolution is to do less, but do everything better. Especially when it comes to family.
I definitely love the cable box as it would make my mess, I mean desk, look organized.
love all of these! my favorites are the cable drops…my mil gave us some last year, and they are seriously the best way to keep things neat & organized! love bluelounge!
My New Year’s resolution is to finally organize my basement (storage space). I have already started and found two boxes (two!) of stuffed animals from my childhood that I have moved 3 times and never opened. Needless to say, I was able to get rid of most of them.
Love the BlueLounge products! Here’s the one I really liked: http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bluelounge
Thanks for the chance!
My resolution for 2015 is to try 52 healthy new foods this year! Already 3 new foods in!
My new year’s resolution is to lose weight (just 5 pounds…why is it so hard to go back to pre-pregnancy weight?!) by eating healthy.
I didn’t even know these kind of products existed!
These look like amazing products! I can’t wait to get the cable box and the cable drops. http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bluelounge
My resolution is to declutter ms donate at least one box of stuff each month this year.
I like this: http://m.target.com/p/bluelounge-organizing-stand-for-tablets-ipad-white-cs-wh/-/A-16200525?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink
One of my New Years resolution is to take/make some time for me from the busy day to day tasks involving being a mommy, a wife and a house chief. One of my plans is to organize our office so I can also turn it into a craft room for me, these products will definitely help. My favorite is the cable box mini because I can’t stand the sight of tangled up wires! Thanks so much for sharing!
I’m resolving to be healthier and happier. Not to diet, look good in a bikini, etc, but to really change how I eat and what I do for fitness.
I love these mini drop thingys:
One of my New Years Resolutions is to do some major decluttering. We have so much excess that we don’t need! The biggest problem areas in my house are the office – which is a catch all for junk we don’t want to see in the house, and the garage – a catch all for all the other stuff we don’t want to see in the house!
The Blue Lounge Cable Box is my favorite item in the line. We have an unsightly mess of cables on and around out computer and this is a sleek way to organize them:
My New Years resolution is to de clutter my room. I’m a college student who is always on the go and although I love to organize I feel like there is never time to sort through everything. I love blogs like yours because they inspire me to be creative with my space and make it into something beautiful and functional. I love this Blue Lounge wall dock because it is a perfect way to charge my phone while studying or doing homework at my desk. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!
My new year’s resolution is to make the most of this year. This means traveling more and getting the house in order to sell. i also work at home most of the time so I have the same organizational challenges (and I love technology!). I want the entire house to be in a state where I can open all the boxes in my new home and I can quickly get going and organized. Blue lounge products like this one would be a huge help! http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=large_1_1&term=Bluelounge
My New Year’s resolution (while I really don’t like that term) is to do better on making dinners bringing lunches to work. I was pregnant most of the year last year and kind of lost my edge in the dinners department…I was just too tired! But baby boy is now almost 6 months old and eventually he will want to stop feasting on purees, so carryout won’t do for him!
My goal this year is to increase the number of in-the-moment experiences in my life. You constantly show us by your example how truly important they are.
We moved into a new house this past fall–my daughter and son-in-law took me with them when they built the house. I have a big bedroom and bath but I also have a lot of stuff–organizing and making use of what space I have is important so my cozy area doesn’t look cluttered. I do love the cable box.
My New Years resolution is to get focused and back on track with my life. Beating cancer but being left with post surgical trama leaves you in a limbo where you’re still swarmed with doctors appointments but feeling so thankful to be cancer free. I’m only 27 and I have a lot of time ahead of me and I want to make every moment worth it. I plan to spend more time reading and creating and making sure those around me feel so loved. I love those cable clips because cords everywhere are quite annoying so those are my pick.
I’m a work at home mama too, and we redid my office space over the holiday break as well! However, my cables are still hanging out everywhere and I was looking for a solution like this. Thanks for introducing me to BlueLounge-it’s exactly the solution I was looking for!
Hopefully we will be tackling our first New Years project this weekend, organizing the basement.
The blue lounge cable box would be very helpful as we need to baby proof for our 6 month old as well.
http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-clip-medium-assorted-colors/-/A-16200519#prodSlot=medium_1_4&term=bluelounge. RESOLUTION? Win this schtuff.
My New Years Resolution is to keep the office area neat and organized! http://m.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-drop-mini-assorted-colors/-/A-16200522
Love your Instagram account.
My resolution this year is to paint more and worry less! I’m trying to grow my buisness and it’s easy to get overwhelmed about marketing, blogging, ect.
I have a 15 month old who LOVES power strips, so I think the cable boxes are my favorite. Currently I am using an amazon box with a hole poked in the side. Classy.
Just found your blog and instagram feed, such great pictures. I look forward to following you!
My resolution has also been to organize my home office. I work full time from home and my office has always been the dumping ground for our family.
My New Year’s resolution is to drink more water. Definitely not a difficult chore but something that I’ve let slip and so necessary as a new breastfeeding mama.
The CableBox is exactly what I need to organize wires underneath my desk. http://m.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527
Thank you for sharing these products!
My new years resolution is to finish my 3rd Project 365 in a row and to be more present in my kids life. We are always together, but there is always a phone or computer near buy that competes for attention.
My favorite product would have to be the cable box. Totally need this with small curios hands always exploring.
Resolution: practice letting go.
Home office has been invading by guests constantly staying at our house and is now squidhed into a corner of our bedroom. Ridiculous but c’est la vie – let go, let go haha!-
Love this http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-clip-small-assorted-colors/-/A-16200518#prodSlot=dlp_medium_1_4&term=bluelounge
One of New Years resolutions (goals) was to be more present in the every day. It is hard to do with a one year old, a full time job, and a home that constantly needs tending. One way that I can do that is to be more organized (which is definitely a part of this goal). I personally loved the cable clips. They are much needed in my home office space! And since I work from home a few days a week, this space needs to be way more organized.
I am a new mom and in desperate need of some organization in my life too. One thing I have realized after having a baby is that if I don’t write it down and plan it out, it won’t get done. So, my goal is to try to actually plan my week ahead of time, especially the weekend.
As far as bluelounge products go, I love this one:
What great products. I never thought about organizing cables this way
To weed thru my Littles toys and clothes & get my closets organized
A continual goal of mine is to get organized – but I am feeling this year might really be the one where I will make progress!
The cable box would definitely be a step in the right direction 😉
My resolution is to get over my fear of picking paint colors and actually paint a couple rooms in my house!
My New Year’s Resolution is to be more patient! I’m working on it!
My resolution is to learn to have more patience and let life flow as it pleases without trying to control it all the time. But storing away cables and cords is something I can control!
I have seen those organizers as well and would love to try then out! I’m always trying to hold on to my money which is why I have never gotten around to it. My new years resolution is unrelated to organization but I would love to get fit this year. I’m off to a good start so far. I signed up for hot yoga and I am totally loving it! Thanks for putting on this giveaway. I am wishing you and your family another blessed year filled with fond memories 🙂
My New Year’s Resolution is to bring some peace and tranquility back into my home…starting with myself! I need to cut out the clutter-both internally and externally-so I can begin to focus on my beautiful family again and not the world! It’s been hard the last couple of years, the kids are all teenagers now-pulled in a million directions, my husband and I get stressed over work and home responsibilities, the dogs are crazy…But I’m determined to slow down the pace and clean out the cobwebs; so that we can stop, look at each other and say, “Hey, I remember you! Let’s spend some time together!”
I think the Blue Lounge Cable Box would be a great start at making my desktop look fabulous and functional:
My resolution is to find myself again. I spend so much time being a super mom and super employee that I seem to have lost myself somewhere along the way. Hoping to make more time for me in 2015.
Here’s to you, Leigh.
My new year’s resolution is to continue to try new things that I would normally consider out of my comfort zone or things that require patience and practice… such as yoga, painting, or other crafts.
Love these products! I am currently coveting the Rolio – would be so great for phone charging in the office and at home.
My New Years Resolution is to help my Parents with their downsizing by selling my Dad’s vinyl Jazz album collection and selling my own home to downsize (as a new empty nester don’t need those 5 bedrooms). Lots of changes on the home front means I really need the organization tools like the cable nesting box! http://m.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527
OMG!!! This is what I have been looking for to organize my office! Maybe if I feel brave enough I will post a before/after pic of my office— THANK YOU!!!!
My new years resolution is to get into grad school!! Maybe this would help me stay organized! http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=large_1_1&term=bluelounge
My New Year’s resolution is simple… to be happy.
To wake up every morning grateful that I’m alive and healthy.
My resolution has nothing to do with this post, but I am an organising nut and am always looking for new things I can afford in my budget. Bluelounge products seem to fit that mold! My new years resolution is to start putting me first by finally doing am the things I’ve wanted to do for so long. My first thing – I’ve just stated aerial yoga and it’s been amazing!
I need to get my office work space more organized. The cable box is my favorite but I like the cable drop holders as well.
One New Years Resolution is to be less attached to my phone and more present in my actual life. And a constant in my life is being organized to keep myself sane!
Here is my favorite Bluelounge Target product: http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bluelounge
My relolution is to go to bed earlier and also to set aside more time to read. I already read a lot, but it’s normally because I end up bingeing (and staying up too late). I want to be able to wind down at night — not just watch TV until I’m falling asleep. I think they will eventually go hand-in-hand and make for a healthier, peppier me! 🙂
I LOVE the cable box. It’s just what I need for, of course, my cable box. Why did the cable company throw so many cords at me!?
My new years resolution would be to really stay in the present. I am expecting my first daughter in February and do not want to be worrying about the future and missing out on the little every day moments of the present.
I like the BlueLounge Cable Box Mini – White (CBM-WH)!
Love the cable box mini 🙂 http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-box-mini-white-cbm-wh/-/A-16200527#prodSlot=large_1_1&term=bluelounge
Simple is the goal this year! It’s all about moments and not stuff so trying to steer clear of the crazy (both literally and figuratively speaking 😉
My resolution this year is to make more “me time”. I want to take the time to relax and just enjoy those quiet moments.
I love these cable drops! I feel like I am always searching for my Macbook cord when it falls behind the desk. Such a neat idea!
My New Years resolution is to let family and friends know when I’m thinking of them with a phone call, quick note, text, email, etc. it doesn’t take much time to do and the response so far has been really fun. My favorite Bluelounge product is the Cable Box. What a gear way to hide those cables and cords.
my new years resolution is to spend more quality time with my son and husband!
http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cool-feet-stand-silver-cf-01-sl/-/A-16200526#prodSlot=medium_1_8&term=bluelounge Cool Feet
My resolution is to eat bacon every day. So far, so good!
a resolution of mine this year – better weekly meal planning to ensure healthy dinners for our family and less afterwork craziness!
We were really attracted to the big master bedroom in our place too, and that’s where I retreat for writing time as well! Life changer…
Cable drops! That is exactly what I needed, I just didn’t know it yet. I’ve been looking into all kinds of charging organizers, but something to just keep the darn cables from slipping off the back of the desks/dressers/tables would be great.
Lose weight before my daughter’s wedding in August. (And clean up my office space at home… it’s the catch-all area.)
would love these little cable holders! http://www.target.com/p/bluelounge-cable-drop-mini-assorted-colors/-/A-16200522#prodSlot=medium_1_5&term=bluelounge
one of my new years resolution is to weekly meal plan if not monthly!