Working from home, I’ve reallllly struggled with actually working at my desk.
It’s a horrible habit, but I am way to used to waking up & making my way from the bed straight to the couch (after I brush my teeth & make a cup of coconut green tea) where I can comfortably blog & catch up on my Ellen.
As I mentioned recently, my back has been in a world of hurt, & according to my chiro/the guy at the mattress store/everyone, it’s most likely due to my couch potato ways.
So, as of late, I have been making it a goal to sit at my desk during the day (at night, I allow myself to couch it up).
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It’s not an easy transition (#bloggerproblems), but sprucing up my desk space has helped tremendously. It’s surprising what a change in your surroundings can do for your productivity levels. I treated myself to a whole new desk setup, including a laptop riser (to keep my neck from bending over the computer- I highly reccomend this for anyone who owns a laptop!), a bluetooth keyboard, & a nifty wireless magic mouse.
I basically turned my laptop into a desktop, & all I needed to finish off the whole new set up was a rad mousepad. Is it weird that the thought of a new mousepad, or actually needing a mousepad at all, really excited me?
The DIY lightbulbs went off full force, & with just a quick trip to the fabric store (aka my favorite place to shop) + three easy steps, I had my very own custom tropical inspired mousepad.
See all the how-to deets below & if you do any projects from the blog, I’d love love love to check it out. Post a picture on Instagram with the #FashionlushDIY. I will regram my favorites :)
WORKSPACE DIY | TROPICAL VIBES MOUSEPAD
» Fabric of your liking (as you can see, I am really into tropical prints right now!).
Step 1: using your fabric pen, trace the mousepad shape onto the underside of the fabric
Step 2: Carefully cut out your shape (take your time, you want it to be perfect!).
Step 3: Cover the top of the mousepad in glue, use a paintbrush if necessary. Line up your fabric & carefully press it down onto the glue, cut any excess fabric if needed.
Let dry & you’re good to go! Très fab, right?
P.S. If you are looking for the InstaxMini (my fave lil’ polaroid), I just found this smokinggg deal! It comes with the camera, a really cute strap, & the film.