I've been dying to show you my new office. Well, it's not really an office and it's not really new. (I've had it since September/October 2009) It is really just a corner of the living room, but is sectioned off by a couch. I call it "Mommy World" because it is my space and anyone under 5 feet tall is not suppose to enter ... theoretically.


We have been in our house for almost 7 years. I know, because I gave birth three days later. With a new house, farm, and baby, the finishing touches were put off for a while. That was until last fall. For my birthday, I got an office re-do.


Here's the "before":

Not much of a room. Not much style. Not much fun!


Kids stuff to the left of me ...                                       


Supplies and an attempt at greenery on my right.



Then, 6 years later, Prince Charming invited The Duke of Pearl to come and be creative. (Prince Charming and The Duke of Pearl were diaper buddies. They have known each other that long!) The Duke measured, he sketched, he returned to measure and sketch some more. He matched the current desk color twice and got it to a "T."  Then, for my birthday, I got ... (drum roll please...)




SHELVES!!! SHELVES!!! and MORE SHELVES!!!




There is still kid stuff to the left of me, but it is homeschool-related and organized.


I have a place for books. Not that I ever get a chance to read them, but they have a place.


There are still office supplies to the right of me, but they are more organized ... somewhat.

And I have a place for some of my cows. The cows on the desktop are hand-carved wooden- figures from a 4-H trip to Switzerland, the ceramic cow on the shelf and the one in the print on the wall are Jerseys. See the little silver jug next to the cow on the shelf. That's my Jersey Jug! One of my items of proof that I am The Cow Queen.

One of my favorite things in this space is:
This is a painting of the royal dog, Buckaroo. He turned 13 this spring. He is amazing. I often say that he listens better than the royal children. Prince Charming has had Buckaroo longer than he has had me. We don't know how much longer he will be with us, but he is immortalized on canvas. I know it is probably kind of "redneck" to have a painting of your dog, but I knew it would be a great anniversary/Valentine's Day present. A friend of mine made it from a snapshot of Buckaroo sitting in a field of dead grass. I think she did an amazing job, right down to the white clover.

I'm linking to I'm Lovin' It, Feature Yourself Friday, Make Mine Beautiful, and Friday Favorites.

The grass is green. It's good to be The Cow Queen.

date Friday, June 11, 2010

11 comments to “Mommy World”

  1. TidyMom
    June 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    NICE makeover!!Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  1. Ann @ makethebestofthings
    June 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    What a great redo of your personal space. I love your shelves! The cows are cute but your doggy masterpiece is excellent. I don't think that's redneck, I am thinking of doing paintings of all our family's beloved past dogs for Christmas gifts!

  1. Ebuck
    June 11, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Roo Roo rocks. So does your Jersey Jug.

  1. Berry Patch
    June 11, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    I'm wiping drool off my chin. I LOVE those shelves! That is a great "Mommy" space!!!!

  1. momma24
    June 13, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    I am sooo jealous. And not the nice I am so happy for you. No, it is the green, ugly, I want that kind of jealousy! lol Way cool!

  1. Tess
    June 13, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    I love it! I would love a "Mommy Space"... maybe I'll put that on my wish list! ~Tess (from the crew... and I'm now following your blog)

  1. Terri from the Crew
    June 13, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    How exciting! It is great!!! Congrats!!!

  1. Michelle
    June 13, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    It's beautiful. You look really organized. Looking forward to working with you on the Crew this year.

  1. Trish
    June 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Love it! Wow! Now, I'm a bit jealous. I need a spot like that! Or maybe two or three spots!

  1. Jerri
    June 15, 2010 at 3:39 AM

    Wow! I love this! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  1. Its A Blog Party
    June 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    That looks great! Super organized!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

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