dreaming of organization

Well my poor little blog has been mistreated!  I have not been working on it or new items as much as I should recently, but I think in part it is due to my lack of organization at home.  My office life is organized from top to bottom. So how is my home office so unorganized?  My desk has worked great... until now, and it is time for an update!  I love large oversized desks that are counter height.  After all, I don't always have time to sit and stay a while.  Of course piece that I love is just a bit out of my price range, but I am still searching.  Any ideas to share?  Wouldn't it be easier if I could just build my own furniture?  I have elements of different pieces that I like... but so far nothing that has everything in one.  Well not for less than $10,000 at least!

via Sundance Catalog

via artavironi @ Etsy 

Do you love your home office?  How do you stay organized?


"a blind date with knowledge"

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, and it’s a personal experience for everyone… no matter if you are the patient, family member, or friend.  About a year ago, I was honored that my sister and I were asked to join a group of young philanthropists, the Young Ambassadors, who are committed to supporting the research conducted at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). 

Having lost a parent to cancer in 2007, I have a strong motivation for finding a cure!  I am not a doctor or researcher and know that my education, skills or personality would not fit well into either of those functions.  Nonetheless, I can and will continue to help raise awareness and funds for additional research. 

What makes the VICC Young Ambassadors unique is who and how the group funds research.  The money raised each year goes to a fund one or more Discovery Grants which provide seed funding for young researchers to pursue bold ideas in the lab that can lead to breakthrough discoveries in the fight against cancer.  You can learn more here. 

As we kick off 2011, I tried to create a way for anyone to help with our cause and raise a little awareness at the same time.  Funds are tight for all and donations are normally among the first items cut.  And so, the “Blind Date with Knowledge” print was created.  Each print is $15, but of that cost $10 will be donated straight to the Young Ambassador’s VICCtory Over Cancer fund. 

The goal:  sell 100 prints and show that although $10 doesn’t seem like a large donation, it can quickly turn into $1,000. 


Print is 11x17 inches printed on 100 lb. Gloss Coated Paper

Print will be shipped in a solid cardboard tube with layer of paper for added protection.
Shipping only $4 for 1 print or 50.

or if you aren't a member...