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Home Tour: The Office

It’s officially that “back-to-school” time of year, which still gets me all eager to sharpen pencils and plan study groups.  I find this super ironic, since I was never particularly fond of school while I was in it.  There’s just something about the excitement that comes with a new school year though, am I right?

I have quite a few friends who are still in college or grad school, and it’s been interesting for me to see their posts on Instagram and chat with them about their class schedules and extra curricular activities.  Though I’m so so happy and thankful to be finished with my college career, there are so many parts of my experience that I wish I could still be experiencing!  The quirky but flexible schedules, the hours of coffee shop studying/chatting/panicking about deadlines, the football and basketball games, the dance parties with my roommates…and really just my roommates and other friends: I miss it all!

Anyway, one of my favorite parts about college was moving around so much.  I lived in a new place every year, and I loved the challenge of taking a new space and making it my own.  Decorating is something I’ve always loved, and it’s definitely one of the ways I express myself best.  There are a couple of rental houses I lived in toward the end of college that hold such fond memories, I frequently choke up when I think of them–so lovely.

Today I thought it would be appropriate to show you a bit of my current work space!  It’s constantly changing, so if you see any photos of it even this weekend it could look different.  This is my office though–my little space to be creative.  It’s where I spend most of my time these days, and I really adore it.  At the end of this post I have some photos of my old dorm rooms and college houses for your enjoyment as well, so get excited about that :)


I should also mention that this isn’t exactly a full room tour.  The other half of the room has lots more books, a big comfy chair, and lots of messiness that I’m not ready to broadcast to the world yet…be patient with me!  Haha


This window sill is easily one of my favorite spots in our whole house, and that’s definitely saying something.


That concludes this little peek into my world!  There’s more of that to come for sure :)

His Truly,

Mary O.

ps–let’s step back in time, shall we?

 Here, we have my very first dorm room at OCU.  It was so tiny!  Also, notice my affinity for color and chaos…which mostly hasn’t changed.



And here we have my second dorm room–at OSU!  I loved everything about this room, though I am still shocked when I think about how much stuff I crammed in it.


I had an apartment after my dorm room, which I know have photos of, they are just nowhere to be found.  Anyway, though this last one is from the house where Colin proposed to me.  That’s just one of the lovely memories I have from living there!  Good times :)  Also, my room was like a treehouse, which was awesome.

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