I Did An Office Revamp! (YAY!)


HELLO MY NAME IS I-DON’T-DO-DIY-STUFF. But! TODAY I’m sharing my office revamp with y’all BECAUSE I’M REALLY EXCITED OKAY. So I’m kind of lying when I say “office” because this is actually a portion of my/sister’s bedroom! But since I’ve overhauled this space, I’ve been working at it like 24/7 (or at least when my sister isn’t asleep. Haha.) It’s just so pretty now, I CAN’T EVEN. 


Last Wednesday I went for my driving test (and passed! WOOO #boss) and my mom was like to my dad, “u should take Abbie to Hobby Lobby bc she wants things for her room” and I was like “YAAAS.” So we ran into I took my good sweet time in the djdfdhjfksklj amazing store* and got a bunch of lovely Pinterest-worthy wall art/organizers and such.

After getting everything together, I laid it all out on my bed, and drew a basic design of how I wanted the wall to look. (I know, I’M SO CRAFTY OMG. #not) THEN BOOM -- it came into existence.  

* seriously LOVE Hobby Lobby so much. like WHYY IS EVERYTHING SO PRETTY WHEN I DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY?? IT’S JUST NOT LOGICAL OK


This adorable folder holder was originally black, but I kindly asked my dad to spray-paint it white (he likes spray-painting things.) And YUS – the “you can do it” clipboard is also a legal pad folder because HOW CUTE. (Folder + dskjflsd TEAL LAMP AHH via Home Goods btw.)


I noticed yesterday that I have only two typography graphics staring at me in this space and they both say something along the lines of: YOU CAN DO IT. (Y’all think I need some motivation or something?? NAH.) 


My ridiculously cute calendar background thing came from o’er here.


These “bookshelves” were my dad’s creative genius. I liked the idea of doing shadowbox-type bookshelves, but the ones we found in Hobby Lobby were too narrow to hold books. So my dad was like, “these crates” and I was like “YAAAS.” They don’t hold much (and aaaah sheetrock is SCARY, sir) but they’re UGH ADORABLE. And they match the grayish wood frame of the top print. (I can see you shaking your head right now, sis.)


SO YEAH THAT’S IT. I love (love LOVE) my new office space! It’s clean and bright and SO PINTEREST-WORTHY IMO. <3 It also amazes me how the blank canvas of a wall can turn into something that brings me such joy to look at. :)


Have you revamped your office lately? Would you like to? Do you FKDJFKLSS endlessly over Pinterest desk inspiration like I do?? (bc let’s face it – Pinterest has the prettiest desks ever omg) What’s your favorite part of your current workspace??

love,
abbiee


p.s. YOU GUYS your comments on my last post made my heart so full/bursting with happiness. it’s so nice to know what lovely friends i have around here eeep <3 *gives you all waffles and giant hugs*

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  1. I love it. What a great job you did. You can do my office next.
    Peace

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  2. Oh my goodness, it's beautifulll! I love it. *standing ovation*

    As for me, HA! I haven't revamped my office. Just added MORE things to my overloaded bulletin board, in the form of MORE dried flowers. XD I'm not really the most organized person in the world. XD I was telling my friend Addy the other day that I am basically anti pinterest. Not because I don't like pinterest (though there are reasons I deleted my account), but because my personality is like the opposite of everything on there. XDDD So basically, I don't think I'll ever have a pinterest worthy decorated thing...but I sure do admire those who can and do! #thoroughlyweirdseveryoneoutasusual But yeah. XD So I couldn't be pinteresty if I tried. My favorite thing about my current workspace is actually how much stuff is on my bulletin board/the walls. Because I kinda like the clutter. XD I've got pictures and drawings and quotes and flowers and things that all have hefty sentimental value because they are from people or about people or things like that. So I love it. It is like a warm hug from all the bestest people ever when I sit down there. So if you ever send me something that I can put up on my wall, you shall be added to my hugs. *waggles eyebrows* XD

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    1. HANNAH JOY MUH BRO <3 THANK YOU. oooh a bulletin board sounds like fun! Also covering it with things that feel like warm hugs = YESS. ^.^ That's awesome, dude. AWWW ANTI-PINTEREST?!? NOOO. xD haha but I getcha. ;) I basically just use Pinterest for visual storyboarding?? and then I have a food board because FOOD. xD but I could never really get into the LINKS AND ARTICLES AND DIY AND THINGS. ugh. although desks are too pretty eh #MIXEDEMOTIONSOK But yes. Pinterest is (probably) an unhealthy habit for me HAHA. x)

      GAAAAH YOUR BULLETIN BOARD SOUNDS EPIC. AND I WANT TO BE PART OF THE HUG YEP. hmmm it probably needs some kind of waffle thing i'm thinking ;) *virtual hugs for now*

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  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Totally pintrest worthy!! I know right why does everything have to be so cute when I don't have any money!!!!!!!!!!!!! #thestruggleisreal You just made me want to re design my whole space!!! LOL :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Kiley!! :D That means a lot to me! <3 OMG YES THE STRUGGLE IS SO REAL. Money in general is just not logical like why don't we pay in waffles or something??? SO MUCH MORE VALUABLE IMO.

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    1. EEEP THANK YOU RACHEL DEAR <3

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  5. BRB LAUGHING SO HARD AT HANNAH AWWW I LOVE HER. and it's so true. she's a clutter bug and i actually like her bulletin board. #iamonit XDDD

    your office looks so NICE. and HOMEY. so I am pretty much in love *screams forever* kudos to finishing it!! it looks like you put a lot of work into it and it definitely paid off. *casually walks away with your office in hand* *so evil muahah*

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    1. RIGHT?!? HANNAH IS DA BOMB. <3 also eeep you're on her bulletin board that is so cool it's just so cool in general that you gals all know each other irl just gAH #TRIBEGOALS SO COOL. *wants to live in CO too waa*

      GAH THANK YOU CALLY! That makes me so happy. :D It is sooo homey and cozy and relaxing ugh ugh yes. ♥ I did put quite a bit of work and thought into it! so happy with it tho meep *hugs ya*

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  6. I love how you have a calendar for your computer wallpaper. THAT'S SERIOUSLY SO SMART. Wait are they called wallpapers for computers? Or is it like screensaver or something?

    Allie D.
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    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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    1. MEEP thanks Allie!! ^.^ They are just computer backgrounds :P it's not interactive, but it's still nice to have. I just googled around for a pretty typography one that I liked! :D

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  7. OH MY GOSH YOU'RE JUST SO PINTERESTY. I CAN'T.

    Like this is so pretty. Can you just come over to my house and redo my room? I beg.

    I need to do some major space revamping. It's on my summer to-do list. Now that I've seen this post, I may have to just start today.

    I seriously love your crate-shelves! They're so adorable. I may have to do that in my room. AND ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

    Gah this space is perfect just like you.

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    1. FSAJDLLASKJDJ HOWWWW DO YOU ALWAYS PUT A HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE WITH YOUR COMMENTS??! EVERY. TIME. OKAY. *hugs you a lot* OMG YOU'RE SO NICE YES YES PLEASE LET'S I CAN JUST SLEEP OVER FOR LIKE A WEEK AND WE CAN REDECORATE YOUR ROOM AND EAT WAFFLES AND WATCH MOVIES AND IT WILL BE THE BEST OF EVER OK. #goals

      AREN'T THOSE CRATES CUTE?! eeep. <3 omg I feel soooo slow for not getting to All The Light yet!! LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO ME EVERY TIME:
      Me: "I'm going to read this one-shot and this first-book-in-a-series."
      Me: *reads first-book-in-a-series*
      Me: *reads second-book-in-a-series*
      Me: *reads third-book-in-a-series*
      Me: *reads fourth-book-in-a-series*
      Me: *weeps because I DIGRESS SO BAD and never get to the one-shot WAA*

      IT MIGHT BE A SMALL PROBLEM. xD OMG THIS COMMENT IS PERFECT JUST LIKE YOU. <3 *gives you all the waffles bc lets face it you deserve them ok* ♥

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    2. IM COMING TOO AND I DONT EVEN CARE AHAHAHA <333333333333333333333333

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    3. OMG YES PLS DO <3

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  8. Your office looks awesome! It's very clean and nice :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. Thank you so much, Nabila!! :D

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  9. EK!!!! You DID something off of Pinterest!!!!! And it IS SO FANTABULOUS!!!! I love the different textures and shapes that you included. I'm a big fan of mixed media decor. In fact, I have the supplies for a lovely gallery wall for my bedroom and I haven't put them up yet.

    THAT WILL HAPPEN THIS WEEK. do you know why?

    Because I CAN DO IT!!! You have inspired me, Abbiee, to finally finish my Pinterest-worthy gallery wall.

    Speaking of Pinterest, I have the great idea/post about Pinterest written up and waiting for everyone to be done with school. It's going to be fabulous!

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    1. GAHHHHSDJLKASJD THANK YOU HANNAH DEAR YOU ARE SO SWEET. <3 I'm so happy you think my wall is Pinteresty!! thAT IS GOALS FOR ME TBH gah. ^.^ OMG! I INSPIRED YOU TO PUT UP YOUR GALLERY WALL?? YAYY!! (also gonna have to see pics when it's finished because GALLERY WALL. you go, girl!!) EEEEE YOU HAVE A PINTEREST POST COMING!?! omg I shall be waiting with baited breath! aaah <3

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    2. Yes, hopefully this week I will gallery wall. I will be gallery walling? Is that a thing?

      Anyway, the Pinterest post is up!!! I couldn't wait either, it so happens.

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  10. GAHHH HOW DO YOU DO IT ABBIE. Like seriously, your office space is literal GOALS. Also, HOBBY LOBBY is seriously the best office/bedroom decor place. it's all so pretty and pinteresty <3 my room/office space is sort of, let's just say, a MESS right now. I've been sort of busy with a lot of things, and there might be a move in the future, so, for the time being i think i'll just shove all the pinterest room goals into a corner for later (*ahem* a.k.a. pinterest boards)

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    1. EEEEEP AUTUMN YOU'RE SO KIIINDDD <3 *hugs you and gives you waffles* OMG ISN'T HOBBY LOBBY THE BEST THOUGH?? so many pretties ^.^ Hey, Pinterest boards are a great place to save Pinterest goals!! Haha ;) also mess = a highly creative person so there. <3 THANK YOU FOR READING, DEAREST!

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  11. I DON'T DO DIY STUFF EITHER HIGH FIVE.
    But man, this is gorgeous! I love the simple palette with bright colors, and the arrows on the wall add such a fun touch. I've been thinking of redoing my room recently too - painting it aqua, moving some furniture into the basement, and adding more fandom posters.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. *HIGH FIVES* DUUUUDE AQUA IS THE BEST COLORRRR <3 (hehe i obvs have an any-shade-of-blue fetish always and forev <3 also fandom things = WIN) GAH I'M SO HAPPY YOU LIKE THISSSS EEEP. your sweet comments have made me super happy and proud of my new space. :) *hugs and waffles*

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  12. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!! Your office is amazing! I don't think we have a Hobby Lobby where I live but now I really want o find one... I must find one. I will be on the hunt. Your design skills are superb.

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    1. DJKSDLKJALD THANK YOU VANESSA DEAR <3 I'm so happy you like it! :D yesss you muST HUNT DOWN A HOBBY LOBBY THEY ARE WONDROUS. and omg my design skills are superb?? THANK YOU SO MUCH EEEEE. *hugs*

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  13. Looking at photos of other writers' work spaces is pretty much my favorite things ever and yours is so pretty! Man, I wish I was more crafty.

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    1. EEEEEEEE THANK YOU SO MUCH ALEX!! <3 that means a lot to me! :D

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  14. * seriously LOVE Hobby Lobby so much. like WHYY IS EVERYTHING SO PRETTY WHEN I DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY?? IT’S JUST NOT LOGICAL OK >>> THIS RIGHT HERE??? THIS IS MY LIFE. RIGHT HERE.


    seriously come decorate my room ok? ok.

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    1. AAHAHAH YESSS YOU CAN RELATE TO THAT <3 thank you. x) YES PLS HOW ABOUT THIS AFTERNOON

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    2. YEAH OK THIS AFTERNOON ACTUALLY WOULD BE PERFECT SO YEAH

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  15. SO. MUCH. CUTENESS. It's so adorable, Abbiee! Fantastic job! Also, I'm jealous of that "&" light. They remind me of those lights you see on dressing room mirrors so I want one pretty freaking bad. One day . . . ;P
    Anywho, if you ever wanna revamp my office space (that is when I get a permanent one), I would totally not be opposed to it. ;) Hehehe!

    Have a lovely day, my dear! <3

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    1. AWWW THANK YOU SUSAN <3 you're so sweet omg. right?!?! I saw that "&" letter and was like "NEEEEEED." haha xD it's very theater-ish! AND YES I'LL REDECORATE YOUR PERMANENT OFFICE SPACE DEAL. ;) *hugs* have a lovely day too, sister!

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  16. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Your room is SO beautiful! Wow...

    Ahh, isn't Hobby Lobby the greatest? I've actually met the founder, Mr. David Green at a reunion-type thing for some family history. :)

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    1. OMG YOU MET THE FOUNDER? that is SO cool, dude!! ^.^ and gaaah thank you so much!! <3

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  17. This is the bestest reno ever!! Please come makeover my entire life because obvi I need someone like you to assist me in living prettier ways. Also because you are just generally awesome.

    Ps never heard of hobby lobby before! Is it an American thing? Pls explain!!

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    1. GAAAHH THANK YOU OLIVIA YOU DEAR SWEET THING. <3 I would absolutely love to come and assist you with pretty things XD HOW ABOUT TOMORROW AT TEATIME?? i'm going to decorate with Aaliyah today so tomorrow should work...haha xD OMG YOU ARE JUST GENERALLY AWESOME. ;)

      EEEE it's PROBABLY just an American thing?? tbh i'm not sure. xD but it's like this giant craft/interior decorating store and there's sooo many pretty thingssss. <3 hehe

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  18. Very nice! It must make you more inspired to sit down and and create too. Whatever the case, you've got me thinking now about how I can revamp my desk area.. :D I've got a bookshelf on the wall at the back of the desk, so I don't have a lot of options (but there's nothing quite like staring at all my books, either, come to think of it.) Your crate-bookshelves are really nice too, and I spy some familiar titles. :)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica!! :D Yesss it does make me feel more creative! There's a certain energy that I get from being in a space that's clean and pretty. ^.^ yay!! I'm so happy to hear that I inspired you! :) oooh yes, looking at books is so nice <3 that's why I knew I needed to incorporate bookshelves somehow. hehe.

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  19. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. THIS IS ENTIRELY PINTEREST WORTHY, OMG. THE GORGEOUSNESS AND TIDY ORGANISATION SHOULD BE ILLEGAL RIGHT HERE BECAUSE IT'S JUST THAT PRETTY.😍 ahem. Heheh. Okay so my office space is horrendous and I barely ever work at it (bedddd is comfy) but one day I DREAM of having a pinterest-worthy minimalistic office space. <3 And also ohhh I love those arrows. ARROWS ARE THE BEST.

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    1. FKSDJLKSAJLKSLFJ EEEEP SO HAPPY YOU LIKE IT, CAIT. *flails a lot* GAH THANK YOU. <3 minimalistic offices are so nicccce omg. if you can dream it, you can do it haha XD I'M JUST STILL SO STOKED THAT YOU THINK IT'S PINTERESTY, YOU PINTEREST QUEEN !! *hugs and cake*

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  20. DUDE. THIS IS THE PREDDIEST THING IV EVER SEEN. this is making my sunday tbh.
    YES I WANT TO REVAMP MINE EXCEPT I DONT HAVE A DESK FLKDJ. I seriously need to organize my dresser though. It needs help.
    okokok I have so many thoughts and feel ASLKFJSDLK-ing through my brain right now. FIRST HOBBY LOBBY IS MY HOOOMMMMEEEEEE (if i had $$$$$ > where even is it in my life) SECOND ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE IS ONE OF YOUR BOOKS UP THERE :') baby. that sketch is everything btw for some reason i luhve it. and the crates. AND PRETTY ARROWS. i'm so inspired. I have a cold and I'm home all day today cuz no church 4 me SO MAYBE I'LL DO THAT. YAY. I LOVE ORGANIZING WHEN I ACTUALLY GET AROUND TO IT.

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    1. GAAAAHFKJDLSJDLS THANK YOU OLIVIA YOU'RE THE BEST OMG. <3 "FIRST HOBBY LOBBY IS MY HOOOMMMMEEEEEE" <<< *airpunches forever* YESSSS. So happy for this comment omg gaaaah you just ROCK, SOUL SISTER OKAY? hehe I'm glad you like my sketch! xD ARROWS = LIFE (as Cait said up there which I didn't even address in my reply because brain is ded but yus i agree folks they are awesome XD) Aww sorry to hear that you have a cold!! But I'M SO HAPPY THAT I INSPIRED YOU OMG. *hugs*

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  21. no. this is wrong. No. no. no. no. no. NOOOO!! IT"S SO PRETTY I'M GONNA DIE. I honestly think my favorite part is the metal folder thingy. lol

    oh! and you passed your test!? So you've got your license?! :D

    HOBBY LOBBY IS FANTASTIC. I mean LOOK AT ALL THE BEAUTY IT JUST BROUGHT TO YOUR ROOM. I need money..then I can do that too! LOL That desk though..where did you get it?!

    Geesh girl, you know how to make a lot of girls super hyper! ;)

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    1. GAAAHHHH JULIA THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG. <3 *bounces around excitedly* gah I'm so happy you like it, dude! and yesss the folder holder is so handy and pretty. ^.^ EEEP yes! I have my driver's license! It's exciting and sort of scary at the same time hehe. OMG HOBBY LOBBY IS AWESOME RIGHT <3 it's so beautiful. I'm pretty sure we got the desk at a place called "The Wood Crate"?? but tbh i have no idea if it's a just a local store or if there is more than one. XD

      AHAHAH OMG THAT LAST LINE MAKE ME HAPPY OK ♥

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  22. OMW GIRL YOUR NEW OFFICE SPACE IS SOOOO AESTHETICALLY GORGEOUS. (You don't mind me shouting at you...right? I hope? :P)
    I love all the blue and the coral those two colors just make me so happy. And those stinkin' adorable lights.
    Oh I gotta do this. Oh my goodness gracious.
    My problem would just be keeping it clean! Hah...
    You passed the driving test! Awesomeness. I'm hopefully getting my permit today, let's just hope I pass it! :D

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    1. GIRL NO YOU CAN SHOUT AS MUCH AS YOU'D LIKE SHOUTING IS VERY WELCOME ROUND HERE. xD *hugs you* OMG THANK YOUUUU soso much. RIGHT?/ I love those colors too! they go so well together. and the lights made me very very happy MEEP! <3 good luck on your test, girl! You can do it. ;)

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  23. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOOOOVE THIS. omg you are so creative and this is so cute! the colors and the lamp and the EVERYTHING. (the motivational posters...YES) :D :D :D

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  24. THIS IS SO AESTHETIC I CAN'T EVEN LIKE AHHHH HOBBY LOBBY* SHOULD USE THIS AS AN ADVERTISEMENT

    *hobby lobby is just like, the perfect store. need all the things.


    I usually work at the kitchen table(even though we have an office??? pfftt I'm weird). So, pretty sure my mom won't let me redecorate. I did recently update the bookshelves in my room, though, and I used a crate/open cabinet thing I found at a garage sale! It doesn't hold very many books, though :'(

    Seriously, though, your office is so cozy and I wanna drink tea in there!

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  25. GAH THIS IS GORGEOUS ABBIEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! *suddenly gets inspired to spend all of my money and decorate my desk area*
    I love your style and the folders and the pictures and the bookshelves and YES. It's all amazing and beautiful and I love it. Fabulous job! Now you can come to my house and help me. :p

    <333
    Megan:)
    megans-journals.blogspot.com

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