Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I Ain't Sayin' She A Gold Digger...

I'm going to go ahead and make a confession...I am such a freak!  Not in a bad way mind you, but in a bizarre sort of way.

For instance, I found these cute gold and white file folders a while back.  I've really been attracted to all things gold lately.  The hubster's sweating...he wants to make sure the gold attraction doesn't turn to the jewelry department.


Now, the normal person doesn't care if the binder clips and paper clips and push pins and pencils do not match the file folders.  But for me, the freak of the week, I need for these things to coordinate and/or match or my brain just has itself a little conniption fit.  If you are not from the south, I know you have no idea what a "conniption" fit is.  It is officially defined as a fit of rage or hysterics.  I don't get mad if these things don't match or coordinate, but I do indulge in a little bit of hysterics.  My brain just can't seem to function until there is order and coordination.  I can't remember if that is left brain or right brain...either way, I have that brain.  What I don't have is the craft brain, which is probably why my craft-projects are all failures!  But I digress...

Even though I don't have anything special to put in them, I just love these gold and white folders.  They make my work seem so much less tedious.  Unfortunately, in order for me to use the folders, I needed to find some coordinating supplies....see, freak of the week.

While out prowling shopping around one day, I came across these little beauties!


I was ecstatic!  I actually squealed a little when I found them.


Most of these items were found at HomeGoods in a packaged set.  The sweet little pencils, the frame and the @ sign were found at Hobby Lobby.


I cannot wait to get these things all set up in our home office.  I have a gold stapler and gold-handled pair of scissors....somewhere....in storage....packed away.


Please tell me I'm not the only one out there who's a gold digger!


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  1. I love gold too and didn't even know you could get it in office supplies! I am from the north and I definitely know what a conniption fit is. I have them a lot, especially when someone else messes up my stuff!

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    1. I was so excited when I started seeing gold office supplies at different stores. I've been buying a few things here and there when I see them! LOL @ messing with your stuff...I totally get that!! Love and hugs to you!

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  2. I see absolutely nothing freakish about this, Benita, haha. But I am also the person who has to match all of the gift wrap, ribbon, and tags to the room decor at Christmas, so......
    All of those gold accessories will most definitely make work more palatable! And if the obsession spills over into jewelry, just remind your hubby that you were a real catch ;) Hugs, my friend.

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    1. See, I'm the same way about gift wrap..I want it all to match. I used some gold gift wrap at Christmas...well then, the ribbon and tags had to match, then the napkins had to match all of that, then the glasses, plates, forks, spoons, knives and serving pieces had to match all of that...LOL Honey, I tell him that all the time! LOL Good thing he agrees with me! Love and hugs and thank you so much Julie!

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  3. Oh, I see nothing wrong with this scenario at all. Don't you think all this gold just makes unpleasant tasks, such as paying bills, a little more pleasant? Seriously, all things should coordinate or at least play nice together. Hope things are going okay in your neck of the woods... xoxo

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    1. Gold on my desk always helps me suffer through the work I have to do. I'm so glad there are so many cute coordinating gold items to choose from now and I couldn't agree with you more...they should all play well together!! Saw a few more things at HomeGoods that I may have to grab for the desk. Hmmm, if I keep buying things for the desk, there will be no room to work...I like the direction this is going! :-) Love and hugs to you!! Still hanging in there!

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  4. Hi,
    I am the same way. I cannot work unless things are tidy. I like to have fun pretty items for my office as well.
    Even in my garden shed, I have it decorated and organized. ;-)
    I like the gold! You have inspired me to possibly go gold for when I change up my office space. At this time I have flowers.
    Carla

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    1. I think fun, pretty items are a great motivator to complete a task that we are not really interested in completing…I know it is for me! I’m so glad I was able to find some cute gold things…they go great with my white desk and a few of the wood pieces I have. I will be so glad to get this all pulled back together. Thanks so much Carla! Love and hugs!

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  5. Gold is good Benita. I think you have some very pretty stuff for your new office. I am very organized too and need everything in it's place too. I bet you will be so excited to get into the new house soon.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much Kris! Since an office is where we seem to spend most of our time, I think it should be pretty and organized! I'm am so ready for a home...unpacking it all will be like Christmas! Love and hugs to you!!

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  6. Absolutely fabulous! Your office is going to be one stylish room decked out in gold. And even though I'm from the north, I am familiar with the term conniption. My mom used to say to us it all the time...three girls...as in stop having a conniption! She never said it to my brother. I guess that's why he's the favorite. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m ready to get it decorated and hope we get to move before too long! I’m so glad everyone knows what a “conniption” is…sometimes when I say that word people look at me like I’ve lost my mind. And it is definitely something that only women have…LOL Love and hugs!!

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  7. I totally get you, Benita! I was creating my new 'junk drawer" at the lake and found all sorts of gold goodies at Target. I almost feel like leaving the drawer open for people to admire. My drawer here at home is neat, but it's not color coordinated so I'm not as show offy. :)

    Jane xxx

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    1. Target has some of the best gold goodies out there. I found most of mine at Target, HomeGoods and a few things at Hobby Lobby. I have been thrilled! And I don't blame you one bit if you leave the drawer open. Organizing a junk drawer is a big thing and once it is in shape, it is something to be admired! I did mine in the TN house and I was pretty darn pleased with myself...LOL Love and hugs!!

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  8. Oh...fyi...conniption fit is a term we use all the time up here!!

    Jane x

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    1. I’m so glad..cuz explaining one without having one is a bit difficult…LOL

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  9. Benita,
    I may not be a gold digger, but I am an office store junkie and love to buy all those matching office supply goodies. For the past year, PEACH has been in everywhere, and I've bought folders, journals, push pins, magnets, notebooks, notepads, paper clips, etc... for my sister who loves peach. Her office desk is a beauty to behold.

    Judith

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    1. I like shopping for pretty office supplies about as much as I like shopping for other pretty things for the house...it just makes everything look so much nicer! Oh, I bet that peach is gorgeous!! And I think it is wonderful that office supplies are offered in so many different colors now...definitely makes it alot more interesting! Love and hugs!!

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  10. You're so funny!! No doubt all these cute things would make my office work a lot more enjoyable! However, my desk at work usually has quite the stack of papers mixed in with lip gloss, vitamins, 3 bottles of water, hand lotion, you name it!! That reminds me....I must clean my desk! :) xo

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    1. I almost put a YouTube video of this song…edited of course, but then changed my mind. It’s pretty rough even edited…LOL. When I worked at the law firm, I would have all of that stuff on my desk, especially the papers, also and for some reason, never bothered to find pretty things to sit on it. If I ever have to go back to the corporate world, you better believe that desk is going to look very differently! :-) Love and hugs!!

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  11. I love them! Thanks for popping in to visit my blog! Hope to see you again.

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    1. Thanks so much Penny! And you are quite welcome...love those tulips you have sitting out! Just beautiful! Thank you for visiting and I hope you will visit again! Have a great one!

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  12. These are really cute. i can see how this would make working a whole lot more fun. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much! It may not inspire me to work, but it sure makes me feel better while I’m sitting at the desk! :-) Love and hugs!

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  13. Always best to work in a tidy space, the mind is clearer somehow ...
    Great to be colour co-ordinated too! The gold does look good.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks so much! I really do love gold things right now...just trying to keep it under control! :-) Hope you are having a great week Jan! Love and hugs!

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  14. When I read your question about left or right brain being the organizer, I popped right into "teaching" mod. I actually got certified in "Brain Dominance" by the Herrman Institute way back in my days of being a Training Program Manager. Right brain is anti-organization, Left brain loves organization. A person can use any part of the brain (they divide into 4 quadrants...top right (imagination) bottom right (all heart) top left (financial) bottom left (order) loosely said here for brevity) just like you can use either foot or either hand, but like right-handed people prefer the right and left-handed prefer left, when stressed you will use the part of the brain you're dominant in. This lesson has been brought to you by my obsessive teacher personality! LOL.

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    1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you shared of this…see, now my mind is clearer just having the information at my fingertips! I am clearly all LEFT brain…as I have no imagination, but am all about keeping order and finances straight! You are too funny and again, thank you for this info….I could just never remember!! Love and hugs to you!!

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  15. My daughter loves that song LOL! Anyway, I'm a everything in it's place girl, but not matchy matchy really. I just need it to coordinate :)

    Can't wait to see what you do with the office!

    love to you,
    rue

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    1. It's a great song but definitely has to be edited...Kanye is a bit offensive at times...LOL (putting it mildly). Yeah, I like the coordination of things and not so much that everything "matches". Me either girl....right now, it sits in the middle of my MIL's dining room...LOL Love and hugs to you!!

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  16. I can understand your excitement about the supplies. Turn me loose in a stationary shop and it's like a candy store for me. That doesn't mean I'm lucky enough to be organized like you, my sister Deb got all of that particular gene. And my daughter is a close second. But fun? Oh yeah.

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    1. It's great, isn't it?!! I can remember when office supplies and organization supplies were so boring and uninspiring! I'm glad there are so many things out there to make it all look pretty and still be functional! Love and hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  17. I love office supplies as well! And I love gold, especially with pink. I'm more of a mix-and-match than a matching-set but still, I want what I want and I want it now :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I’m with you on that one Amalia…I want it now…LOL. I love the pink and gold also and have tried to resist picking up the cute pink/gold things I’ve been seeing in HomeGoods…but I may have to pick one or two just to throw in! Love and hugs!!

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