Working 9 - 5

"Working 9 - 5
What a way to make a livin'..."

See that desk pictured above. That's my desk (like you didn't already know that!).
That's where I'll be this week, from 9 - 5.
The contract I was working on for the past few weeks ended last week.
On the weekend, I decided that this week I would work on my OWN personal projects
(two to be specific) as if I was working for someone else.
From 9 - 5.
At my desk.
I'm going to put the same effort into the work for OTHERS, into the work I want to do for MYSELF.
Two breaks and a lunch hour.
Working 9 - 5.
I'm excited to see what I'll get crossed off the to-do list I created.
And of course I couldn't not blog a picture of my most recent thrift purchase.
If you follow me on twitter (and really you should ;) you may have already seen it.
It's this awesome clutch I picked up last week for $2.50.
Two dollars and fifty cents people.

Perfect dressed up or dressed casual. 
I think it's quickly become my favourite clutch.

And happy Memorial Day to my readers south of the border!


Laila said...

I love your desk! I am currently look for something similar but have a hard time finding a desk that has drawers. I also want to put it in my bedroom so size is an issue.

Jason Hudson Dot Com said...

Love that vignette, Kay!
So many nice textures, all different, all playing nice together.

I quite like the Metro shelving butted up against the teak - Nice out-of-the-box thinking!

Jai said...

I love the 9-5 idea! I (sometimes lol) take that same approach to writing my dissertation. I love the zebra print on the chair's pillows--did you make that yourself?

Anonymous said...

I like that you'll have your magazines and books right next to you for inspiration. Nice set-up.

dagmara said...

Great clutch! Have you ever been to one of Toronto's outdoor antique shows? I went to the big one on Sat - The Christie - and it was fab. We rented a car and it only took 40 min to get there. Even if you don't come away with anything it's a great daytrip. You would have died if you had seen the wrought iron bamboo nesting tables I spotted but in the few minutes I left to get my friend to look at them someone bought them! I was so sad. I also had my eye on some vintage Hudson Bay Co. blankets. The next show is Flamboro Market on July 17 btw.

kay* said...

@Laila - Thank you! I bought it at..one of the more upscale vintage shops in downtown toronto. it's one of the most expensive items in my entire home - but i fell in love with it and had to have it.

@Jason - Thank you! And very impressed you referred to it by it's full name 'metro shelving' :)

@Jai - Thanks! I thought - why not? Let me see what I can really get done and how it feels to work for myself...kinda. The idea is to eventually make pillows :) but i've been lazy so I have the fabric wrapped around cushion inserts and neatly pinned in place. lol. Works for now. Sew actual covers on my list of things to do..... :)

@Adrienne S. - Thank you! Holds a ton of stuff and my printer and other stuff on the bottom. Makes me look organized ;)

@dagmara - thanks! i haven't but I really want to! Thing is, i'm the only one in my circle into thrifting - chances are my sister wouldn't want to come with me...but i'm going to try and talk her into it. I've heard such good things about The Christie - didn't Sarah Richardson go there for her recent farmhouse makeover too? Those nesting tables sound to good to be true! Yes, think I'll definitely try to get to one this summer :)

Mandy said...

This is such a fantastic idea, I am sure you get so much done. I love that clutch!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

God I love your style in decorating and accessories. Can you come to the US and help me (please!)

dagmara said...

I think going antiquing by oneself is fun too. I actually went with who wasn't that into it and I find you will probably split up to seek out what you want anyways so don't let not having a thrifting partner deter you. I would have stayed longer if my friend hadn't been in a hurry to get back to the city. Seeing what people collect fascinates me.

Unknown said...

Love your work space.. not a bad space to spend humming along to 9-5 :) Thanks for getting the song in my head.. I'll forever think of you when I hear it! So happy to have found your blog, I'm really looking forward to following! xx

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