This week’s Desk Obsessed features the lovely Elizabeth Howard from The Cordial Cricket! Elizabeth owns a boutique specializing in pretty paper, so of course we hit it off instantly! We have even worked together on a few fun projects in the past and I just love her… so I know you will too!!
Okay so we’ve got all the dish on Elizabeth’s desk”“we’ve left nothing out, from pens to snacks to music! Hope you enjoy!
Is your desk more OCD organized or artistically organized chaos?
What’s your go to pen or pencil? (We know you have a favorite!)
Because I am such a traditionalist, I love a new, freshly sharpened number 2 pencil. I may be one of the only people left in the world who keeps a pencil sharpener on my desk because I sharpen my pencil a lot!
What are you listening to at your desk these days? If you prefer to work in silence, is there a song or album that’s gets your juices flowing when you’re stuck in a rut?
I actually prefer to work in silence rather than listen to music. I love to listen to some good country bands like the Zach Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland when not concentrating on work.
Are there snacks or treats within arms reach of your desk? What are they?
Because I always enjoy just a little bit of chocolate, having M&Ms close by is just the perfect amount of sweet in moderation when I need it.
What 3 Things on your desk keep you on track and inspired?
1. I have a painting that hangs above my desk of a beautiful fountain in a Charleston, SC courtyard which my son painted when he was just 8 years old. It is a true masterpiece.
2. A large stack of personalized stationery, envelopes and stamps that I use almost daily to write personal notes to friends, family, colleagues and even sometimes folks I’ve just met.
3. A vision board of goals, successes, things, etc. that I want in my life, to which I am constantly adding.