First, thank you to all of you for your sweet outpouring of emails and comments about my switch to safe beauty products. This is something I was a little worried about since beauty has always been a large part of the content of this blog, but I’m so glad so many of you are on board with me and are excited to learn more about the safe products I discover! I can’t wait to share makeup tutorials and even more about the skincare.

Oh! If you placed an order with Beautycounter between the time I posted that post on Saturday and now, will you please email me at [email protected] and let me know? The link I gave y’all wasn’t set up for my own consultant site, so I don’t have a list of everyone who ordered. I want to keep all of my clients in my database so that I can send you all personalized notes, promo codes, and maybe do some giveaways in the future! 

I recently moved my desk out of my office-turned-baby-nursery. It’s now in our bedroom. The natural light our room gets makes me happy. I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts because we move in a week or two! Before all this stuff gets packed up, I thought I’d share what’s on my desk. 

The day Brandon surprised me with that vintage desk was a happy day. The orange leather is all beat up in some areas, but it’s still a dream.

A couple special photos, like the one above from our wedding day and one of my favorite pictures of my Memie and Poppop. And below, two essentials sit on my desk: Beautycounter Hydrate (but for real though, best. lotion. ever.) and the Rose Water Spray for a midday refresher.

This little ceramic tray is a huge favorite. It’s from White Elephant Designs, an online shop I love that carries anything from jewelry to barware to desktop items. I love how classic this little tray is with the white + black, but having my initials personalized on it definitely doesn’t hurt. I use it as a catchall. Sometimes it catches paperclips, sometimes jewelry, sometimes prenatal vitamins so I don’t forget to take them. You get the idea. πŸ™‚

The snakeskin tray came in a set of three that I scooped up here.

The designer of my wedding dress did the sketch for me below and the canvas is by Marquin Designs.

A few things worth pointing out above that are all from White Elephant Designs. My absolute favorite pens. They come in so many pretty colors! And those gold scissors? I just can’t not use gold scissors now that I have these. A personalized wine tumbler (comes in a set of four) that sadly is only holding water at the moment. They are shatterproof, so they are good for home or on the go! And this personalized notepad holderβ€”it is great for little notes like the one I’ve written you below!

You can save 25% your entire order with White Elephant Designs on Black Friday through Cyber Monday. But if you’re like me, you can go ahead and fill up your shopping cart in preparation now. All of the items above and the little white and black ceramic tray I used as a jewelry catchall are from this website. It’s a great place to go for gifts because they have everything from jewelry to barware to desk accessories and more. Plus, most of it can be personalized and everyone loves something that’s personalized, right?


save 25% off your entire order at White Elephant Designs with code Thankful25, black friday through cyber monday


1 Comment

  1. November 24, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    I have taken Marquin's art classes since I live in Greenville, and they are my absolute favorite pieces of art. She is truly amazing. I'll have to check out the White Elephant Designs, thanks for the discount code! Happy Thanksgiving!

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