My Pretty Workspace: All Things Pretty Office Makeover

After a long wait, my beautiful workspace is complete. After learning that baby #2 was another boy, I needed a girly place just for me. With a lot of help from my husband, I was able to achieve my *dream* workspace. Now, I didn’t think to take a lot of “before” pictures, but hopefully by looking at these, you’ll get the idea.

Office Before Picture

Definitely not the prettiest office you’ve ever seen. It was WAY too dark and masculine. It definitely needed a girly touch!

Now let me introduce you to my (VERY) Happy Place!

Girly Office Makeover

I traded in my old, black bulky desk for the open IKEA Liatorp desk and two Hemnes bookcases. 


I got the matching Hemnes side table from IKEA. I moved the black hanging shelf to our living room and bought a white one to match the decor. These shelves are great!


Naturally, the decor is all favorite items from my shop! You can find these items here, here and here! The animals are from Hobby Lobby and I spray painted them gold. Easy DIY!


This gorgeous tassel garland is from the one and only Studio Mucci!

Girly Office Makeover

On the bookcase: repurposed Kate Spade shopping bags and boxes, Peonies print from SS Print Shop, a pewter creamer from my grandma with a peony (of course!), Kate Spade vase and nesting boxes. On the desk: gold striped tray , kate spade paperclips here and here, print from H. Nichols Illustration and Diptyque CandleOn the wall: The Alfred by White Faux Taxidermy.

Girly Office Makeover

On the bookcase: Large Gold Sea Urchin, our preserved wedding flowers, trinket box from Target, Things We Love book, Ranunculus photo, kate spade nesting boxesOn the floating shelf: Shine Bright gold foil print, custom painting, small gold Sea Urchin, LOVE Shield gold foil print On the desk: Lamp from Homegoods, gold frame from Target, kate spade candle, kate spade notepad and spiral notebook.

Girly Office Makeover

I also got the matching Hemnes side table from IKEA. The lamp can be found here and here and the Jonathan Adler stacking dish here.

I am SO completely happy with my new space! Walking in just brightens my day. It was also a lot of fun pulling it all together and finding all the perfect items to complete it.

What do you think?

Free Inspirational Cell Phone Background!

Happy Tuesday loves! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! It was certainly a busy one at out house, but very fun to say the least. This was the first year of the Easter bunny coming to our house, so it was a lot of fun seeing Tyler find all of his eggs and basket. He’s still talking about how the bunny brings him “monies” and goldfish, lol.

This week’s Tech Tuesday background is meant to inspire. I love this quote by Estee Lauder and I firmly believe that it’s very fitting to many women. To accomplish what you want, you HAVE to snap out of your dreams and get to work to make it happen. This wallpaper serves as a daily reminder to always work your hardest. Nothing is out of reach if you’re willing to put in the time and effort! Nothing comes for free (well, except for this lovely downloadable wallpaper!)

Before you download, I do kindly ask you to read my usage policy:

- I do ask that if you use this, please share the love via Twitter and/or Pinterest for others to see and enjoy!

- This is for personal use only. Please no duplicating, copying or selling my original artwork.

- If sharing my design with others, please link back to this original post.

- Please do not publish link or file onto your blog.

- To download, simply click on the link underneath the photo, right click on the photo that opens and save to your camera roll. From there, use your phone settings to make it your background.


Free Cell Phone BackgroundClick here for the high resolution file!

Pretty Little Things

gold easter eggs

A gorgeous way to decorate your eggs! [via]

Lilly Pulitzer Easter Dress Sea Soiree

A perfect dress for Easter. [via]

Pretty Easter Dessert

Pretty Easter dessert [via]

kate spade earrings

Some gorgeous kate spade new york drop earrings [via]

Easter Manicure

Fun Easter nails [via]

Put a Pin in It!

It’s been a very busy week with lots of new items added to the All Things Pretty shop! I just love those weeks were my creativity just flows and so many fun ideas pop into my head. This Put a Pin in It print is my favorite new addition. Naturally as a cheer coach, bobby pins became an item of necessity. I still have some wherever I go. This print is also significant because of my love of Pinterest and coming back to great ideas.

Bobby Pin Foil Print

Sometimes you just have to Put a Pin in It! Find this lovely print in my shop!

Put a Pin in It

Hi. My name is  Amanda, and I am a bobby pin addict! These can be found at Sephora!