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Hi there, I am Cat and I am so thrilled you stopped by! I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Valdosta, Georgia (soon to be Maryland!), where I live with my sweet husband and our crazy rescue pup, JJ.

I am a perpetual traveler, champagne-loving red lipstick-wearer with a passion for telling stories through images, food and travel.

I hope you enjoy  viewing my latest work and getting a little peek into my life. Make yourself at home!

                                      Cat

MY OFFICE MINI MAKEOVER

                                               

I am so happy to have an office I love! We have moved so much the last five years (I moved about 5 times) and for the longest time, we were living in not-so-good places and a bad location. This time around we finally were able to comfortably afford a cute little place in a quaint neighborhood. It is by no means fancy, but it works perfectly for now and I love it!

 

With our plans to move yet again in 2018, it took a little convincing to make this happen! Kyle didn't really want to put anything on the walls, and I tried to keep it minimal, because we will be moving in less than a year now! So below is the before and after; this room is not only mine, I have to share it with the guys haha. This room is my office, Kyle's office (not pictured), JJ's favorite bed (he runs to this bed every night before we put him up to bed) and also my craft room! Whew! It's a tall order, I know. 

 

I feel like my office is not the problem, but my craft room was, and a certain someone who doesn't file his papers often enough to keep them off of the desks- haha. So on the before you can see we have way too much stuff but we also have a closet that was reorganized entirely. I really wanted a little space where I can actually enjoy working at every morning. I know it won't look like this every day, but it's okay! I am happy with my little shelves :) 

 

 

                                             BEFORE                                                                                                   AFTER

So, this gives you a better picture of the before (a lot of things I had already removed from my little vinyl and paper cart but honestly, it looked this bad every day in my eyes). My first priority was to go over everything, toss what we didn't need or hadn't used in a long time or could sell. I took a full trash bag to the Airmen's Attic (military goodwill). I knew we had plenty of room and I didn't want to spend money on things we didn't absolutely needed, especially when we don't know the layout of our next houses. 

 

This is all I did. First I set on a layout of the room, I knew I had to get rid of the large table because I kept putting EVERYTHING on it, we moved our desks around, I decided to move the filing cabinet as a divider for our desks (the L desk we bought a long time ago, the wooden desk Kyle made for me from scratch and we reused some old glass that was replaced from the first desk -it came broken and we got replacements from the company but they didn't want the old glass back).

 

I got rid of the large brown table, moved my little blue cart to the closet along with all my paper crafting and vinyl cutting supplies and all my ribbons and paints). I rearranged  my little cube storage and put all of our binders on top of it. The gray shelves I made myself out of scrap wood we had in the house from a pallet (stained them with Minwax Water Based Stain in Charcoal Gray and applied a whitewash finish over it). The tin G came from Michael's, the clock from Big Lots, candle from TJMAXX (it smells like the beach!), the wood C and G came from Michael's as well, the home sweet home and #goaldigger signs I handmade. All the frames were reclaimed from the Airmen's Attic, the chaaair, this beautiful chair in the perfect color was actually FREE, I found it locally on letgo, SCORE! I love it! It's comfy too.

 


The calendar with the clipboard is from Target (and I love to buy them every year, they're just $3.00 too, they work perfectly for me!). The little gray picture frame on my desk is actually a to-do list I made out of a frame and use it as a white board :) JJ's bed was made out of an old suitcase, my filing cabinet holds all of my business papers and small office supplies. It is not my 100% finishes project yet but I love how it looks now! The curtains gave it a much more finished look (from Walmart, curtain rod from Hobby Lobby) and matched the rest of me gray and green theme, this is my little corner (and JJ's), it's where I spend most of my time and I am so glad I took the time to make it look nice. Enjoy the pictures!

 

 

 

 

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