Friday Find: Custom Desk Accessories

Custom is cool. Monogramming is major. I believe it has to do with my crafty side.

When I was looking for websites to create invitations for a bachelorette party I’m hosting, I came across Zazzle. I have to say, I am in love with it. The invitations alone are very cute and great quality. Now I’ve been exploring the other facets of their offerings.

Desk accessories are a must since I spend a lot of time at work. It’s important to make it a stimulating place to be. For example, my colorful assortment of pens are arranged in upcycled Starbucks cups.

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I decided to order the most alluring part of any desk: a mousepad. What surprised me the most was that you can link your Instagram account to Zazzle and use those pictures for your creations! And with the coupons they send me, I have yet to pay full price. I used this image from a Kate Spade purchase. Isn’t it just darling?

And here it is, live in action!

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Ah! I’m so thrilled. So thrilled, in fact, that ohmygodiboughtthis.

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Mix It Up

Before I jump into sharing a beloved workday treat, I wanted to just mention that this marks my 100th post. I didn’t think that I would keep up with this as I have and, while it’s not launching me into the commingling worlds of fame and fortune, it has allowed me to pursue a creative outlet and share what I like to do best. Here’s to the next 100.

Trail Mix Parts

The office is one of the only places that I can control my food consumption. True, I have a well-stocked snack drawer but, when I limit what is available for munching I have less of a reason to overindulge. That is unless there is a chocolate chip cookie bake off on your floor.

Make-your-own trail mix is one of my favorite snacks. I can’t claim complete originality on this recipe, but it is easy enough to add in or trade out whatever “ingredients” you choose. Just watch out for portion sizes!

Sweet Tooth Mix

Adapted from Cooking Light

1 tbs. unsalted peanuts

1/4 cup mini marshmallows

1/2 cup multigrain pita chips

1 1/2 tbs. dried cranberries (no sugar added variety)

1 tbs. M&M’s

Trail Mix