pop of sunshine on “blue monday” + inspiration for work space

Did you know today is ‘Blue Monday’? Marked as the most depressing day of the year? I didnt.

At least until this morning when I saw it trending on twitter. According to trending list:

January 17, 2011 happens to be the third Monday of January, which makes it ‘Blue Monday’, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

WHY and WHO on Earth would someone want to create and mark such a day? Sounds like a terrible idea. MLK jr is just fine thank you.

I hope your day was not depressing at all.

A pop of sunshine especially for those, who like me, woke up to another cold winter Monday.

A few hours of store-hopping seeking storage solutions today  =  progress with our study/work space, kitchen and closet makeover projects.

Work space {which hub and I share} being most critical ranked highest on the list. Im not kidding when I say it is a DISASTER zone. My files, props and other junk EVERYWHERE.

On a ridiculously tight budget, this is the direction I am going in with my section of our study.

And a layout similar to this for the hub’s office/library end.

images: rue magazine, theneotraditionalists, designsponge, Chevron vases by Jill Rosenwald available here via oh joy!