Officespace In My Purse

 

Happy Sunday fellow readers! It’s been awhile since I’ve been on blogging, but it’s always been on my mind! So much has been going on, with the school year, the kids, and also working part time at two jobs! YES TWO!! This mama is back in the game! As some of you know, I’m an Instructional Assistant to a Kindergarten class here in Sacramento! I’m in the same Unified School District with my own children, which is great because, we their off, I’m off! Our vacations are totally in-sync!!

As for my newest job, I work for one of the general hospitals here in Sacramento as an Administrative Assistant!! If you’ve never had a position within the healthcare world, boy oh boy, their interview process wasn’t that rigorous as I thought it would be, but it was the job steps in getting cleared through Human Resources, and the hospital. Very very step heavy, and something I’ve gone through. Anyhow, you’re girl is back into the work world doing two things that make me happy, provide for my family, as well, as keep me in check in life, routine and schedule.

Speaking of schedules, now having 2 jobs now has be driving to and from places like a mad woman. Gym in the early AM, dropping off the kids to school, going to job 1, fitting in groceries, getting my second work-out in, prepping dinner, bringing the children to karate, then going to my second job…Everything has me working from my car. And with that, I need a journal, and a few basic office supplies always on hand.
Here’s a post on basic stationary I keep handy as this mother works 2 jobs, and balances out life as a wife, mother, and employee. Daiso EDITION!!

“The Japanese dollar store,” is known for their cute, “kawaii” designs that make everything in their retailer different from the normal dollar general retailer. From stationary, health & beauty, Japanese products, to kitchen & dining. Enter at your own risk, as Daiso may surprise you!! I’ve been able to avoid Target for the longest time because I’ve shifted my mind-set to Daiso everything. #DaisoHack #AvoidingTarget

From the cutest stationary sets, of normal standard sized envelopes, to the cutest, tiny-itty,-bitty panda printed envelopes you can find!!! So kawaii ya’ll!!!!

High quality pencils, pens, calligraphy pens, markers, colored pencils, to journals, planners, wallets, and office supplies. Majority of things costing $1.50!!! I also scored this cute pencil zipper case ($1.50!) It fits perfectly in my purse which holds my laptop, along with files for work, and other planners I normally hold.

I’m seriously a walking-wanna-be-kindergarten teacher, with office flare. Ok, ok..That was my attempt to be a little funny. But girl, look at that white, and black graph-print pencil case! Does it scream Etsy/UrbanOutfitters inspired?! You would have never known it was from Daiso, it I didn’t mention it! I’m planning to purchase a whole bunch, just cause it’s $1.50!!! HELLO, I see make-up bag, bags to hold my ear-buds, and other cords, and also tampons! YUP. A little TMI, but shoot! For reals ladies!!!

Being a busy working mom on the go, phone-calls, appointments, meetings, all come up to the surface when in my car. So having my little travel friendly office supplies on me in my purse, comes definietly handy, as I can simply, pull over, or while I’m wait

Hexagon Hooks

Add a graphic element to a space with this urban style minr Hexagon Hook set from Target! The perfect look is super inexpensive located at the DollarSpot of Target. I love mixing design styles, from mid-century to bohemian chic.

The hooks were a set of 4, with a copper hook in the middle. There were also others from white and gray as well, which looked so sleek and modern, but I ended up going for the mint green (You know I love me some soft mint).

I knew these hooks would be so functional in my home, but at the time of purchase, I didn’t know perfect spot for them just yet. Once I took them home and opened up the package, I looked around my home, and eyed my front door entry way.

As we’re currently renting at the time, I want to refrain from drilling many holes within the walls, especially the doors. In order to stick the hooks on a flat wall surface, I plan to use these wall Command Hooks (shown above), which are a perfect sticky adhesive for anything to hand on the wall. After much thought, I found the perfect spot for the hooks! My garage door at the front entry way!

In the top left photo of the collage, it shows a picture of my front door next to the garage door (with yellow wreath). This is the main entry where the family enter and exit within our household. Notice the usage of using the color yellow? Hehehe…From the wreath, to opening the garage door seeing our vintage locker.

Check out my past post about decorating with yellow. HERE.

Once I was ready to apply the hooks using the Common strips, be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly.

  1. Start with wiping down the surface with and hold rag, to remove any dirt, grease, oil, and dust.
  2. Apply your Command strips on your hook and firmly apply on surface.
  3. Wait 1 whole house before adding weight or hanging anything on the hooks.

Using these decorative hexagon hooks, are obviously intended for purpose. As we all have our busy lives, we all need as many container storage spots, surfaces and basket bins to get our lives organized. Hooks, are used to hang coats and jackets, and other clothing items. But as for me coming in and out the door constantly throughout the day, I love hanging our reusable shopping bags, busy bags, and also errand bands (things that don’t fit in my purse.)

Are you a family with constant movement in the household and strive off of an organized system, from storage lockers, hooks, basket bins, and a whiteboard schedule? That’s us!! Stay tuned as I continue to post more little home improvement posts, both that are decorative, and functional!!