Blogger Life: Transforming My Home Office With Staples

Thank you, Staples, for sponsoring today’s post and helping me transform my home office. As always, all opinions are my own. #MakeMoreHappen

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For the longest time, I’ve wanted a home office, and today, I’m SO EXCITED to share what it looks like with you guys! It’s still a work-in-progress, but I finally have a dedicated workspace where I can sit down and get some stuff done! It’s just a little corner of my bedroom, but I love it so much and I couldn’t have done it without some help from my friends at Staples and their Copy and Print department.

So let’s talk about this. First things first, I decided that it was finally time to get myself some business cards. And if you’re a creative business owner or a blogger, I highly recommend you get some too. The process was super simple, and that made me happy because I don’t have time for anything complicated these days. I  just downloaded a business card template from Creative Market, edited it in Photoshop, and then uploaded it onto the Staples website and placed my order. The next day, they were ready for pickup!

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250 business cards for $29.99 and they came out SO GOOD!

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Now I feel super legit.

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Then I decided to get some prints made. I’ve been wanting to put together a gallery wall above my desk so I bought some downloadable prints on Etsy and then took them to Staples to have them professionally printed.

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[Watercolor Strokes Print: Etsy]

Exactly what I need to stay motivated!

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[GIRL BOSS PRINT: ETSY & OPPORTUNITY PRINT: ETSY]

I downloaded them onto my computer, put them on a flash drive, and took them to Staples where they printed them out for me. Again, super easy! Look how pretty they look!

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But I wasn’t done with the print shop just yet. I still had a few things that I wanted to print out to help with my blogging business.

Like my media kit!

I got this media kit template from HP Media Kits a log time ago, but I figured it might be handy to keep a few paper copies in case I ever want to physically hand one to a company.

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I also had Staples print out these to-do lists and planners to help keep me organized and on track with my blogging goals.

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[To-do lists: Creative Market]

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[Monthly & Weekly Planners: Creative Market]

Cute, right?

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I now officially have a functional workspace that I actually WANT to sit at. Helloooooo productivity! 

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What do you think? Like it? I still want to add a few more things to the wall, but hey, it’s a good starting point!

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So if you’re looking to take your business to the next level, I recommend you visit the Staples Copy & Print Center. From business cards to flyers to basic prints, they’ll help you with all your small-business needs, and hey, you might even be inspired to transform your home office like I did!

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31 Comments

  1. Cassie

    September 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

    My room doesn’t have space for a desk, but I wish I could have one this cute <3

  2. Tawni

    September 12, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I love your desk! I love how it’s so white and clean with pops of color (esp the watercolor print!). I’m working on reorganizing and restructuring my work-and-art-space too, but I need a space about 4x the size of that one. 🙈 Maybe I should make my boys share a room and I can turn one of the bedrooms into a studio, lol!!

  3. Chrissy

    September 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Those prints especially the watercolour one are awesome! Love the little details about everything! Great office space!

  4. Tiffani

    September 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Your office looks so cute! I love popping in to Staples to grab everything I need for my office too!

  5. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    September 12, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I am having some SERIOUS home office envy…actually, my little cubicle at work is also feeling a bit jealous!

  6. Pamela

    September 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

    LOVING the media kit & business cards!! I might have to check out Staples for that too!

  7. Nellwyn

    September 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Your desk is so pretty, and I love those business cards! Great colour palettes.

  8. Jessica Bradshaw

    September 12, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    It looks great! I love your prints you chose. 🙂 Also, your business cards are totally fab! 🙂

  9. Jackie

    September 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Such cute stuff! I love the business cards..so pretty!

  10. A Thinker At Work

    September 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    This giveaway is so exciting! I could use some more office supplies! Good luck to everyone and you’re pretty luck to win!

  11. Shannon Morscheck

    September 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Looks Fabulous! I tell ya, it’s the pretty little things that make all the difference!

  12. Breharne

    September 12, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Too cute! I love how light and bright the space is! And I had no idea staples had a printing department thanks for sharing!

  13. Neely Moldovan

    September 12, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I love the look of your office! Also your business cards are SO CUTE!

  14. Rachel

    September 12, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Staples Copy & Print department is a GAME CHANGER. I am constantly running up there to print off biz cards, resumes, and prints to hang in my room! And, it’s cheap!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  15. Rebecca Hicks

    September 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I LOVE the watercolor strokes print from Etsy. Super cute! And your business cards turned out SO legit. I love them!!

  16. Kate

    September 12, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Your office looks lovely. The color palette is so calming and elegant.

  17. Kiara Catanzaro

    September 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    LOVE your new office and little bits around your desk!, Kayla! Lovely post as always!

  18. hope

    September 12, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I think it looks AMAZING! WOW! I totally want to do that in my House!

  19. Brianne Cail

    September 12, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Totally love the prints so I think I would try and get some frames and make my corner office space a little more artsy 🙂

  20. paige c

    September 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Love the home office, we should use new printer ink and some pens!

  21. Jessica

    September 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Your office is amazing! The business cards are so gorgeous and those printables…lovely!

  22. Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    September 13, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Girlfriend I JUST went to Staples for printing yesterday! Your biz cards look PHENOMENAL. Send me one!!!

    Coming Up Roses

  23. Ali @ Ali in Bloom

    September 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Your business cards look SO good. I’m in love. I’ve really been wanting to buy business cards for myself as well. I’ve never had any before!!

  24. Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    September 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I love your office! It’s so cute! It’s a great idea to have some copies of your media kit printed and ready to hand to brands if the opportunity to give them a physical copy comes up.

  25. Rosie

    September 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Your home office is so adorable, and it must be great incentive to do wonderful things! I could use office essentials, I’m still functioning out of boxes and sitting on the floor. It is easy to keep putting things off when it isn’t very inviting!

  26. Tami

    September 13, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    So pretty! I love it. Especially your business cards and the watercolor print, they’re so cute! 🙂

  27. Nakeya Fincher

    September 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I’m so proud of your new office. Looks great and you will notice your productivity level increase.

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