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Gold office accessories, how to incorporate gold into your home office

How To Incorporate Gold Into Your Home Office

Today’s post has been written and given to Terrell Family Fun by Jane Blanchard at For more great tips and tricks on how to decorate your home office, home and much more, make sure to visit

Decorating a home office space can be challenging. Offices are usually full of dull paperwork, utilitarian tools and electronics. The sterile decor can prevent you from being productive because the space is so uninviting that you find yourself avoiding it. Determining the right amount of gold to add to your space and how to add it can be tricky, but incorporating a luxurious metallic color like gold into your home office decor will lift your spirits and give your office space the warmth it needs.


Desk Accessories

You can choose from a variety of gold colored desk accessories. From staplers to paperclips, incorporating the kingly color even in small splashes will make a huge difference. Choose a pair of vintage gold handled scissors to make a statement visitors are sure to notice. This classic style is best known for use by seamstresses and will bring a chic vintage element to your office space. This decorative pair of sheers from Rad And Hungry are especially beautiful.


Coffee Mug

No workday is complete without one essential thing, coffee. A good cup of coffee will wake you up and energize you through your workday, so why not add a golden touch to your coffee mug. Glancing across your desk to see your glittering cup with bring a smile to your face no matter how close you are to your deadline. Add this cute cup from ShopBop and turn your home office into an opulent den.


Headphones / Accessories

Many people find that they really get into the best work groove while listening to music. Put on your favorite playlist and find enjoyment in your workday. It may not be possible for you to play music out loud in your office, so these gilded headphones could be perfect for you. Adding your favorite music into your work day will help things feel more relaxed and the time will fly by.


Wall Decor

Adding some metallic wall decor to your home office will give the grand look you hope for. Paint a frame with gold spray paint to add a splash of color. Use your golden frame to show off your diplomas or awards. Similarly you could hang a gold colored mirror or sculptural fixture. There are many reasonably priced options for bronzed decor. This spike wall pod will bring a modern and artistic feel to your home office. The 3D aspect of this wall hanging makes it especially memorable.


Final Elements

Adding gold elements into even the smallest places in your home office can make it chic and posh. Pick up some gold pens or pencils to add sparkle to your workplace. Even using golden tacks or clips will make a huge difference in the look of your office. The splashes of gold will look intentional and your room will soon seem put together and well planned.


By adding gold elements into your home office, you will create a lavish area to work where you will be happy to spend time. By adding a few accents, working in your new sparkling space will be a delight every day. You will find yourself excited to work and show off your new gilded retreat.

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If you put all of these items together, plus a few additional items I found – here is what it would look like – what do you think?Gold office accessories, how to incorporate gold into your home office

You can find the additional items here: Poppin’ White Gold Stapler // Kate Spade Notebook // Gold Pen 

Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket Sandwiches

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad

Censie is back today to share another great post of hers – this time it some delicious food! These Chicken Caesar Salad Pockets look absolutely delicious and I know i’ll be making this recipe when we get back home! 

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket

Free Printable Recipe Here

Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket #Recipe.  Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe


  • 2-3 large chicken breasts
  • Head of Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup of your favorite Caesar Dressing
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Croutons
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of water


1. Place the thawed chicken breasts into a Crock Pot with 2 cups of water.

2. Add Pepper to taste.

Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket #Recipe.  Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

3. Set Crock Pot to medium – cook chicken for 4-6 hours.

4. After the 4-6 hours. Remove the chicken using a slotted spoon.

5. Shred the chicken with a fork and knife on a separate plate.
Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket #Recipe.  Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

6. Dump the water out of the crock pot. Once the chicken is shredded add it back into the empty Crock Pot.

7. Add the Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese, and parsley to the chicken. Mix well.
Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket #Recipe.  Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

8. Heat mixture on High for 30 minutes.

9. Once the mixture is warmed and the cheese is melted build the Chicken Caesar Salad Pockets.
Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket #Recipe.  Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

10. Stuff the pockets with Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Avocado, extra Parmesan Cheese and Croutons!

Serve and ENJOY!

Chicken Caesar Salad Pocket #Recipe.  Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Salad RecipeThanks again to Censie for sharing some of her great posts with me while we are on vacation! You should check out all of her recipes too!

Rainbow Stained Glass - St. Patricks Day Kid's Art Project

Rainbow Stained Glass – St. Patricks Day Art Project for Kids

Thanks to my good friend, Censie, for sharing a super cute and easy St. Patricks Day art project today! This is a great project for children of any age really – they can use their imagination to make a beautiful stained glass rainbow – just in time for the spring sunshine! You only need a few materials and you are on your way. Make sure to check out all of the other art projects Censie has done with her children – you will want to try them all! 

Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers

Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers

St. Patrick’s Day and Spring is just around the corner!  I love decorating for this time of the year which means it is time for crafts with my favorite Preschooler!  I wanted something for our front window for St. Patrick’s Day but also for Spring.  Rainbows are totally St. Patrick’s Day and so Springy! This craft is perfect for school aged kiddos, Jude is almost 4 and he needed assistance but did most of it on his own.  It was actually a very educational craft as well, we learned all about Rainbows and colors!  

Want to make your own?  Of course you do!  


  • Wax paper
  • White Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Rainbow Colored tissue paper cut or torn into small pieces.

Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers

How to make:

Step 1: Using a large piece of wax paper begin setting up your crafting area.  Paint the elmer’s glue onto the wax paper generously.

Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers

Step 2: Once the glue is on the wax paper start creating your rainbow.   Let your child be as creative at this point – they can make the perfect little rainbow or a crazy mixed up rainbow! 

Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers

Step 3: After we were done with the Rainbow colors and white clouds Jude told me that we needed a treasure at the Rainbow too. Well of course we need a Pot O Gold! Well done Jude.  This is the face of a pleased boy!  Check out that Treasure he made!!  

Rainbow Stained Glass Craft for Preschoolers

Step 4: Once the tissue paper is in place you will need to roll out another sheet of wax paper and paint more white glue onto it. Simply place the second piece of wax paper glue side down onto the tissue paper.  Smooth out and remove any air bubbles.

Step 5: Let the glue dry completely, we let ours sit over night, once dry you can cut your Rainbow Stained Glass out. 

Now you just need to find the perfect window to hang your rainbow masterpiece and you will have the luck of the Irish with you!

Thanks for sharing this great craft with us Censie