2) I just accepted a new job where I will be working from home, so I’m in the process of setting up a home office for the first time. My budget is fairly limited, but I want to create a space that I’ll be excited to sit down at each day.
I suggest investing in a comfortable chair – I bought my desk first (this is the exact model I own) and then measured where the seat height needed to be for good ergonomics. Then I took my tape measure shopping with me so I could ensure I was getting the right size. And I highly recommend buying a lumbar pillow for additional back support throughout the day. I set up a gallery on the wall behind my computer but you could also opt for a pretty wreath, decorative mirror, wall clock or larger artwork. In terms of desktop accessories, I keep mine minimal (because I’m a neat freak) – a small lamp, one framed photo, a scented candle & a little trinket dish for holding my business cards. I also use storage baskets like the one below to hold miscellaneous office supplies like ink cartridges, tape rolls, batteries, etc. Here are some options to check out:
3) I am fairly new to the blogging world & just started reading your site a few months ago. I would love to find other bloggers or Instagram accounts to follow who are moms that have accessible style – can you share some of your favorites?
I’m pretty picky about who I am willing to recommend because I feel a strong sense of responsibility to only direct you to sites/accounts where I know you’ll have a positive experience (I’m protective of my readers!). These are all women who are genuine, kind-hearted and who actually respond to & engage with their followers. Even if you’re not a mom, I can promise you will love these ladies & get loads of inspiration from them. They are down-to-earth and honest – even though they may post pretty pictures, they also keep it real…that’s something that I can appreciate & I know you will too.
The Modern Savvy – You all know Alyson is my blogging bestie & I admire her so much – she keeps it real & isn’t afraid to speak her mind! Her site has a great mix of lifestyle content – recipes, home decor, parenting, beauty & fashion.
Sequins & Stripes – Liz recently announced her second pregnancy so if you’re also expecting, I’d recommend her site for maternity style inspiration. Some of the price points might be a little higher than what I normally share here, but her style is very classic & wearable.
Simply x Classic – I’ve never met Miriam in real life, but I’ve
Seersucker & Saddles – Beth has an incredible story of love, loss & second chances. She’s a newlywed with two older daughters and a 3rd baby on the way + she’s in the process of building a home with her husband. I’ve always adored how she puts outfits together & stays in such great shape.
Merrick’s Art – Merrick is a mom of all boys & she’s a talented seamstress who shares a lot of clothing sewing tutorials on her site. I appreciate that she features modest fashion that is also really practical for moms.
KBStyled – I’ve been so inspired by Brooke’s honesty about her fitness journey & her healthy approach to diet & exercise. So, if you’re needing some encouragement in that area, definitely give her a follow! She also has two beautiful children & an amazing sense of style.
Putting Me Together – If you’re looking for a blog that is dedicated to cute everyday looks & thorough product reviews, this is it! Audrey does such a great job of showcasing how to get the most use out of wardrobe staples & sharing different ways to re-wear what you already have in your closet.
M Loves M – I met Mara in person at a blogging conference several years ago & she is one of the most naturally beautiful people I’ve ever seen. It’s been fun to follow her journey into motherhood this past year & I love that she shares what she’s wearing each day on her Instastories.