Friday, August 6, 2010

Getting Ready: School Is Startng


The time I spent this afternoon in my office was glorious.

It was a bookend to a day where I had visited with all three daughters, it was a productive day, and it was a day of getting ready.

This room became ‘my office’ after many years of being claimed by one of our girls.

The ‘getting ready’ is my default setting after many years of teaching and now working with new teachers.


Tomorrow I will meet my new interns for the first time.

I can’t wait.

I have so much I want to say to them.

So this afternoon I worked on getting ‘my nest made’.


My materials are organized, and seeing everything in its place makes me feel calm.


I like the robin’s egg blue, white, and black.


There is a great place to take a nap, if you need one.

This bed was used by all of our girls.


In my mother’s imagination and sentimental heart, these worn places may have been made by them getting ready too.


I use plates in every room.


I have my supplies ready. There is nothing better, in my book, than the feel of a black Bic pen.




My inspiration board is right above my desk, topped by my favorite saying.


And now I am off to pick out what I am going to wear.

Remember doing that?




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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful the colors that you used...hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Wendy said...

Glad to see some else also enjoys getting organized! Your room is beautiful and looks like a great place to relax and organize your thoughts! Have fun picking out your outfit :)

Anonymous said...

Let the fun and the games begin.. woot woot.

That room would inspire anyone. :-)) It does me!

(show us the outfit you decide on)

Jeanette said...

Love that room and those colors accent each other perfectly.

Debbie's Garden said...

I don't know about everyone else, but the school starting time of year is always a time of renewal for me. Still. There's always something inspiring about new paper, new pens, new pencils. But more than that this is the time of year I make new years resolutions. This feels like the start of something new. January first doesn't.

Michelle said...

We started school here this past week. I always enjoy the expectations of a new school year, getting to know my students, and watching them change.

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Hi Laura,
Wow...what a beautiful office to get organized in...have a great start to the school year!
Happy day!

Olive said...

We are getting ready here for CC's second year of college. We need to borrow some of your organizational skills I fear. Have a terrific weekend. hugs♥olive

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a beautiful room to work in and be inspired. I wish you the best on the first day of school!


Unknown said...

Laura, your room is fabulous, warm & inviting. Love the colors. The plates are beautiful, what lovely memories ...

Have a lovely PINK summer's weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Decorchick! said...

Your room is just beautiful Laura! I could easily take a nap in there! :)

All That Glitters said...

Your room is sooo beautiful!!! I love your bracelet too!

Sandra said...

Hope you have a great year! xoxo

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a beautiful and organized room. I love the colors and decor. Thanks for sharing that peaceful space. ~~Sherry~~

Theresa said...

You are so organized! Come help me:) I love it that "you have it all together" and that is because "you have it all together"! Enjoy your day my friend!


Stacey said...

Hi Laura! I very much relate to this post. I've been working on my classroom, meeting with co-teachers, etc. It's so exciting at the beginning of the year.

Your room is gorgeous. I love the colors in there. The blue and black is perfect.

Pondside said...

You've made yourself a beautiful nest.
No matter how many years have passed, I still think of the start of the year as the day that school opens.

Anita Diaz said...

Love this combination of colors, and the white pitcher! Beautiful post and lovely photos!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a special place Laura, of course you are prepared and ready! I have to say, your board for inspiration is indeed, oh so special.

Hugs dear friend,


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like you are organized and ready. Schools here start back on Monday. I like the blue with the black and white - Pretty.

Lisa said...

Your office is so beautiful! Black and white is always so graphic and vibrant! Have a great first day and a wonderful school year.:)

susan said...

Laura-I spent a day last week helping my daughter in her kindergarten room--she started on Monday!!! I love this shade of blue, especially with the black and white accents!Good luck with the new year. They are lucky to have you!

B. said...

I still pick out my outfit the night before too! Love the new office.

Unknown said...

Hey Laura. You new office is so calm and restful. I love the blue and black. Having everything so clean and in it's place is so calming, isn't it.

Have a blessed Sunday. Hugs...Tracy :)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I'm getting read for a new start also - after being "retired" for (only) 10 months, I will be going back to work tomorrow. I wish I had a beautiful and serene place such as yours to help me put my mind in a peaceful place. Unfortunately, everything happened too quickly and here on Sunday I'm in panic mode trying to get everything together. It will help me to "visualize" your space with the going gets tough!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Laura, It looks like you are not only ready, but you are ready with beautiful style! Everything looks so pretty. Of course, you had me with the b/w toile. combine it with that beautiful blue color, and I've died and gone to heaven. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

Rustydiva said...

Love love love the colors in your room! I can see why is makes you feel calm.

Deb said...

love your milkware....

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a beautiful and organized and inspiring place. I love the colors. Love the sign too. I say that all the time - much to my Worker Bee's annoyance.

ChaChaneen said...

Such a beautiful space, lurve the black and white colors!

Life on the Edge said...

This was such a lovely post! My mother was a teacher too, and there was always a flurry of activity as she readied for each new school year. Bless your heart for being a part of the education process! Your room is so beautiful. Any shade of aqua or turquoise are my favorites! It's beautiful with the black and white. I also have plates in every room, especially my bedroom.

Life on the Edge

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