Weekend Recap: My Home Office

Good morning and happy Monday! I’m currently at work, though a lot of Chicago is off today for MLK Day. It currently looks like a snow globe outside and I’m not mad about it (except when I’m trying to walk in it … then I am!) Did you get today off?


Friday was a pretty slow day at work, but I finished writing up my first draft of my 2018 strategy and then did some work throughout the day. I was ready to leave by the end of the day, though! Definitely was feeling a little anti-social and just wanted to go home. Once home, we ate dinner and watched a little Netflix, before heading out to the ‘burbs to go to Ben’s hockey game. I did not want to go (the game was at 9:15, so we didn’t get home until after 11) but it was nice to chat with his dad and have some talking time with Ben. I talked his ear off about wedding colors. 🙃  But seriously, which color do you like? (Gold Sparkle or Eggplant?)

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I slept for almost 10 hours on Friday night 🎉  so I woke up feeling amazing around 9:30. Ben was at work, so Cora and I spent the morning slowwwwwly waking up, watching HGTV and drinking some coffee. I left for Ben’s gym around noon to get in a workout with him.

After our workout, we spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging out and getting things done around the couch. My work holiday party was Saturday night, so we left around 7 pm and stayed until about 9:30 pm. It was a fun night, though I was so exhausted (somehow…) and just didn’t want to be out. #old I also have no pics from the night because I forgot my phone at home – that’s the first time I’ve done that!


Sunday ended up being our most productive and best day of the weekend – at least to me! We got up *pretty* early (I had horrible nightmares the night before, so I was very tired) and got some stuff done around the house. We headed out to Costco at 10 to get a membership and go shopping for the first time! We didn’t do as much damage as I thought I would, but we did pick up a good chunk of stuff… took two hours, though!

Weekend Recap: My Home OfficeOnce home, Ben put together a little ottoman/storage unit thing we got at Costco for $25 (we need more seating/storage in our living area) and then set up a desk we ordered on Amazon. We don’t have a ton of space in our place and since I work from home occasionally and want to make that more of a regular thing, we decided we needed to make our closet (aka spare room) a makeshift office as well.

Ben finished the desk and then we headed out to Target quick to get a chair that Ben really liked (and a pillow for the chair that I really liked) plus a little tote to hold all of our wedding things we pick up here and there. Then I spent the rest of the evening setting up my little office, which I love! (sorry the pics are slightly crooked – our apartment is seriously at a huge slant …)

Weekend Recap: My Home Office Weekend Recap: My Home Office Weekend Recap: My Home OfficeWe did end up watching the last episode of Ozark before reading a little bit and then going to bed. I end up getting kinda gloomy around 7 pm on Sundays because I’m sad to go to work the next day. I really can’t wait until the end of this month when I can fully unplug from work for my birthday in Florida! Two more weeks. 🙂

Weekend Recap: My Home Office

How was your weekend?