Desk Essentials


Hey Everyone, Cierra here. I hope you are all having a fantastic week so far, once we make it through today it will finally be the weekend. Doesn’t it feel like this week has gone on forever?
Anyways, since the theme for this week has been school/ work, I thought I would share with you my desk essentials. The desk in the picture above is mine and it’s where I write posts for this blog as well as my personal (www.mightrunforcupcakes.com), where I do my homework (currently studying for my bachelor’s in business management) and where I run my online bakery business (www.cierrasbakeshoppe.com). So it serves as the headquarters for my many adventures. A few, let’s be honest the list is never ending and changes on a day to day basis, of my essentials are:
– The magnetic whiteboard calender: this keeps track of my crazy schedule, tells me what I have coming up, my work schedule and what orders need to be filled when and vacations when I get the chance to get away.
– The Three Drawer organizer: I have two, the little one atop of the desk and a big one under my desk. These are lifesavers when it comes to keeping all of my important things close by. The bigger one holds my files, my cameras, tablets and my never ending notebook supply.
– The shelf that sits above my desk is my motivation/happy things shelf. It holds some of my favorite pictures, as well as, momentous to remind me why I work so hard.
– The small striped wooden box next to the baker Piglet, holds most of my post-its. Before I had this, I usually had to really search for something little to write on, so with this little holder I can keep it close and organized.
– My sisters and I have a weird addictions to pens. Whenever we go to Target we are always down the pen aisle, we have plenty but never enough it seems. So because of that issue I have 3 holders on my desk just for pens.
– In front of those pens is a coaster. Lindsey picked up these cute beach themed coasters for sydnee and I, while she was vacationing in Newport a few years back. That combined with the Brad Paisley Koozie has made such a difference to keeping the condensation from the daily ice coffees from making a watery mess.
For today, those are the top desk essentials. If you have any suggestions or would like to share your desk essentials, please comment below!

Have a great day!

What’s In My Bag?- Work Edition

Hi There!

I hope that all of you are having a fantastic Monday so far. I am always sad when Monday comes back around. One thing I have found that always helps me get ready for the week is having my work bag ready to go on Sunday night.

Today, I wanted to share with you, What’s In My Bag, Work Edition.

My chosen work bag is a Disney Dooney and Bourke. While I did own another bag previously, this one helps remind me that in most cases, I am working to fund my next Disney Trip!

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One of the best things about this bag is that it is huge on the inside. It has quite a few pockets so I never feel like I have to leave anything behind.

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As for what goes into this bag…

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On any given day, the contents could differ greatly. For now, these are my necessities.

  1. My Lily Pulitizer planner and pens. This a new purchase for me (because who doesn’t need another day planner!). I went with the mini because it fits perfectly inside of this bag and allows me to carry my planner with me whether I am at home or at work.
  2. Sunglasses and sun glass case. I always have both of these on hand because #1. the glasses case is usually holding my glasses and #2. I hate having to squint with the sun in my eyes. This adorable case was purchased at Charming Charlie’s and I purchased the make up bag to match
  3. Hand sanitizer. Since this bag is not big enough to fit the kitchen sink, I always have at least two bottles of hand sanitizer on me at all times.
  4. Saline eye drops. Because I wear contact lenses, I often find myself with dry eyes. These saline eye drops are a god-send when my eyes feel like I am trekking through the Arabian Desert!
  5. Concealer and Mascara. Sometimes, I don’t have time to run home to re-apply before heading for a night out. Since that is the case, I found that carrying the basics with me is a big help.
  6. Extra contact lenses. While I do wear 2-week lenses currently, I usually carry a pair of one-a-days with me in case of emergency.
  7. Shout wipes. Because white shirts should stay white. Even if I do dribble a little coffee during my morning meeting, I can make sure that I look clean and put together for my afternoon clients with these wipes.
  8. Compact brush and mirror. Frizz is not your friend!
  9. Nail file. This one was recently added after snapping the tip of one of my acrylics off on a file cabinet at work.
  10. Bobby pins. Fly-away’s are awful! Luckily, I can slip a few of these in to get my bun back in place on hectic or unusually humid days.
  11. Hair ties. If all else fails, I can toss my hair in ponytail and get things done!
  12. Mini screwdriver. I am prepared for almost anything! Just in case my glasses get loose or I need to pry something small open.
  13. Personal care bag. A majority of the smaller items pictured here are placed in this bag so I have a central location for everything.
  14. Gum. I dislike walking into afternoon client meetings after lunch without chewing a piece of gum. I found this package is convenient to toss in my bag so the gum is contained and neat.
  15. Extra phone battery. While I do have a charger at work and in my car, I hate the idea of being without a back up.
  16. Umbrella. So I don’t have to be singing in the rain!
  17. Water bottle. This is brand new and amazing! This bottle keeps hot beverages warm for 12 hours and cold beverages cold for 24 hours! Plus, it won’t sweat in the humidity!
  18. Wallet. Because shopping!
  19. Chap-stick/ Lip Gloss. I have found that my office is extremely dry a majority of the time. I am a huge fan of Carmex as a base coat under any lipstick or chap-stick.
  20. Inhaler. It ain’t easy, being wheezy!
  21. Mirror. Salad in your teeth? Not on my watch!
  22. Purse hook. Sometimes the floor is just….ick!
  23. Car keys. I love that this bag has a clip on the inside to hold my keys so that I am not left diving in like Mary Poppins to find them when walking to my car.
  24. Phone charger. I like a 100% battery!

What is one essential you never leave home without?

What is your go-to work bag?