Making my home office a space for me

When we first chose the style of new build home we wanted, we knew that the downstairs study room would end up being a playroom for Freya and the 4th bedroom would be my home office. After changing jobs in April to a role that allows me to work from home a lot more, I spent a couple of months working from the dining table until we moved and I was able to finally start working on my space.

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The home office was a real project as I didn’t want to spend a load of money on a desk and furniture. I browsed Ebay, Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree for days on end looking for a second hand desk until one day I spotted a bargain for £20. I now have a large corner Ikea desk that would have cost over £100 new and despite a few scratches, it’s in great condition. I was lucky enough to be bought an office chair from my mum and brother as a birthday present so I didn’t need to worry about comfort when sitting for the most part of the day.

The desk area and stool when I first set up the office prior to getting my nice comfy office chair to sit on.

Then it came to adding more touches to making it a real office space that allowed me to focus on work and be creative when it comes to my blog and crafting. I chose some pieces from Yes I Want It, that I knew I would love looking at day to day. My desk is usually pretty disorganised as I work in an organised chaos most times but I’m still moving things around position wise and really making it into a creative space.

As I said before, I’m still playing around with the position of the scratch map as the corner it sits in will be a crafting corner for me. I keep moving my planter around as I’m still unsure where I want that to sit shelf wise so it’s probably wise that I don’t fill it until I’m sure. I love the Prosecco sign so much and it’s made me want even more Neon in the house. Not sure I will get my husband on board with that one but I’ll leave it a while before I try to get any more in.

If you haven’t checked out Yes I Want It’s site then I would highly advise you to. I’ve already got my eyes on some board games and some of their fab Friends range.

Laura x

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I do love a Freebie

It’s safe to say who doesn’t love a freebie? 

I can’t think of anyone who would turn one down and I myself would not. I’m always on the lookout for freebie’s that I can sign up for and test out samples etc to determine if I really would buy the product in full size or not (an example of one in the photo below)

Some of the thing’s I’ve done lately include:

  • Free Postcode Lottery – a site where you register your postcode and visit daily to be in with a chance of winning. Easy-peasey and you can earn referrals for friends signing up too. Here’s my link if you do fancy signing up yourself.
  • Raffler – an app you can download and sign up to, watch 2 short adverts a day and get a unique entry code. Check back every day and see if you win, watch 2 more adverts and get another code. Another easy way to win up to £2000!
  • Gratisfaction freebies UK – a fantastic site showing all the latest freebies and voucher codes so not only can you get freebies, but you can find voucher codes for purchases as well.
  • Freemoji Lottery – again a site where you pick 5 emojis of your choice and check daily to see if you are the winner. What an easy way to win a minimum of $20 and if you want to sign up here’s my referral link which works similar to Free Postcode Lottery.

There’s are just some of the ways I’ve been doing the Freebie rounds lately but there’s plenty out there. It’s well worth a look as I’ve had perfume samples, shampoo’s, moisturiser’s and many more to test out over the years.

Thanks for reading this short but sweet post and let me know if you get any freebies in the comments.

Laura x

*this has been a collaborative post*

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