Ask me what I did this Saturday night while my husband and all 3 kids were off at some sporting event and I was home all alone! Go ahead, ask me…

Nope, didn’t go out wahoopin, didn’t even stay in under a blanket with a glass of wine and a good book.  I organized my “home office” (a.k.a. my dining room).

I wish I had a before picture to show you.  You would have sworn a tornado had raged thru this one room of my house.  We just finished up a mad dash of product development and packaging testing getting a couple new products ready for a deadline.  I had thrown all my paper scraps on the floor as each was created.  The table (which is 7 feet long), was covered in teetering stacks of paperwork, marked up layouts, left over scraps from fabric swatches, ripped open plastic bags, buried rulers.  Not an inch of wood was visible.


And now this.  Ahhhhh…..

Granted the shelf it totally tacky but it was up for grabs. Empty shelving units are a rarity in this house where my husband re-organizes monthly when he gets too stressed out.  And it was supposed to be a temporary fix until he can find someone with a little more girth than myself to carry our old TV armoire down a flight of stairs. He was against the armoire because it was too bulky for the doorway it would be next to.  And I hate to admit it, but he was right! Now if I can just keep it this neat…