I still cannot believe we are half way through March already and thinking about Easter baskets. Typically on Easter we head over to a family member's house to enjoy some extended family time; however this year, we will be celebrating at home with the littles and grandparents. I am looking forward to when we can spend time with our extended family (hopefully soon) until then we will continue to soak in the time as a fam. Christmas in July, anyone??
Easter baskets are one of my favorites to put together! I think the combo of knowing spring is around the corner and knowing we will be spending more time outdoors excite me! I tend to go a bit overboard filling their baskets with fun activities that we can do on a rainy day or even when it is sunny out. Some may say I tend to go a bit overboard, but I love making the holidays extra special for the boys. It is something I love doing and seeing their faces in the morning make it so worth it!
This year, I started to purchase items a few weeks ago. Typically each time I run to Target I add a few items here and there mainly because while I am shopping for the items, they are bringing out the new seasonal items. Similar to my Valentines baskets, I tend to stick to a theme - a book, a game, a treat, a craft, and activity. However given that spring is around the corner, I do add in a little extra in there such as bubbles, chalk, etc. These are items I would replenish every year anyways so it is a nice addition to the baskets. I think it makes the kids extra excited knowing they will be spending more time outdoors as well.
On Easter, we typically do an Easter egg hunt either indoors or out (weather permitting). Then we always fly kites - with the hopes that it is a windy day! What are some of your Easter traditions?
The space is roughly around 300 sq ft. We needed to create different areas within the office area to allow for functionally. As you enter the office space, you are greeted by this gorgeous console table from Target. The console area provides a surface area to drop your belongings such as wallets and keys. It is an easy grab and go spot when departing from the office space. This leads us into the cozy and relaxing seating area - the perfect space for collaboration.
This side desk provides an opportunity for a team member to work independently and focus on their work. We set it aside in the room to allow for that. The desk is from the Studio McGee line from Target and is absolutely gorgeous! The natural wood tone gives the room another textural element and really ties everything together.
Now for the main focal area in the office - the main desk (well, actually dining table). The dining table/desk allows for extra space to spread out paperwork, work on a project, and organize all those piles. It is the perfect meeting space for those zoom calls meeting and for when they can, allow for the perfect space to meet with new families and current ones. These stunning chairs from World Market were the perfect addition - providing a stunning visual with the handwoven rope.
And then like any other office space, we needed to add in a lot of storage. We had this perfect inlet area to add these glass door Billy bookcases from Ikea. We knew we wanted to provide a balance within the space to allow an area to display some beautiful decor pieces, but hide all the administrative items such as colored paper, crafts, laminator, and extra materials, etc. These bookcases provided just that! In the back of the office, there is an AC unit that is in the wall - typical for New England. It was a bit of an eyesore when you walked into the space. We added in this OXBERG bookcase from Ikea that allowed for more storage for the teachers but created a divide between the printer room and open concept. Hello, woven divider! See below for the transformation!
Although this space came with it's challenges, we were able to create an open and inviting space that is bright and airy. By adding in some lighter colored furniture, different wood tones and textures, this stunning area rug from Rugs USA, and some pop of colors, it will created a serene working atmosphere that almost feels like home. To see a closer look into this space, you can check out my Instagram page as I walk through the space to give you the full visual. You can also shop this space below. If you cannot find an item, you can always reach out!
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Side Desk Area
Main Desk Area
Then I created a few wall art pieces on Canva. Do you use this program? If not, you should! It provides a variety different options to create wall art, signs, flyers, worksheets, logos, and more. After creating the art pieces, I printed them off and put them in frames. For the larger print, I had it printed off at Staples on poster board. I love how they all turned out.
For the rest of the decor, I created this gray balloon arch. I can say it was not the easiest thing to put together and I probably spent WAY to much working on it. I bought a kit off of Amazon that came with everything that you needed to put up the display - sticky dots, hooks, string, and more. In the end, I probably could have gone without it mainly because of how much time I spent on it, but it add a nice element to the display.