I Give You…Jazz Hands



Do you ever have that itch to brighten things up a bit? Whether it be your outfits, recipes or your home decor…I am constantly wanting to add “PIZAZZ” to my life.

Picture me giving you my jazz hands RIGHT NOW. Wooooo pizazzzzz!

As you know I work from home and I shared my work-from-home office space with you earlier this year. One of the best parts of working from home {besides the yoga pant work attire} is being able to decorate my work space EXACTLY how I want it.

I spent 5 years in a corporate office setting with drab white walls. Disgusting carpet. And maintenance men who gave me the side eye every time they noticed a new picture hung on the wall.

*Cue* angels singing when I began my home office makeover.

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Holy cow, someone wasn’t going to write me up for personalizing my space?! Or for asking to rearrange my office furniture?!

It was heavenly.

When we first moved in to our home over 3 years ago, the office space was less than inspiring.


It was a lot like my corporate office job. Drab and boring.

With the help of my dad and his handy man skills our office transformation has turned out to be a place where I am surrounded by things that mean something to me.

Wall art that inspires. Color that feeds energy. And organization that makes my heart skip a beat.



To say that I am inspired when I work in this office would be pretty darn accurate.

It wasn’t always this vibrant though. Just in the last few weeks I decided that the “pop” of orange needed to be more prominent.

If you have ever used orange as your accent color than you know that it can be hard to work with. But if you do it right, I think it truly can add so much brightness to a space.

I am sure you are not shocked that I have another gallery wall. Ahem.


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A few things that I added to give this space some vibrancy:

  • The OFFICE wall art sign {handmade}
  • Orange zebra print lamp
  • Orange and yellow striped flower vase
  • Orange hanging file basket
  • Painted orange mat for wall frame
  • My grandma’s 1970’s chair & Pier 1 throw pillows

Doesn’t it seem so much more inviting? I am in love with the new pizazz it has.

And yes, if you come over and visit, I’ll give you my jazz hands in person. Mark my words.


What inspired me to take my orange accents to the next level?

Crystal Light and their “Explore the New Flavors” campaign had me excited about adding some vibrancy to my office space. Or pizazz as I like to call it.

office mango passionfruit

Mango Passionfruit is my new favorite flavor! How appropriate that it’s also orange.

So, I’m curious, what inspires you to pizazz things up around your home? Do you get the itch as often as me?



  1. Betty C says

    I add pizazz with accents. I like making new pillow covers and switching out little things like outlet covers and photo frames.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  2. kathy pease says

    I get inspired by pinterest they have so many awesome ideas but I dont change thing as often as id like

  3. susan smoaks says

    I don’t get the itch that often, but when I do I like to spice things up a bit because it’s fun and when I’m done it makes me smile!

  4. Gaye M says

    It seems like over the years we’ve just added instead of re-doing. Right now I’m in the process of uncluttering and then I’m going to create an office space just for me. I love how you did yours!

  5. tina reynolds says

    I love pizazzing things up family and friends my kids inspire me and I love moving things around changing them up all the time

  6. Jennifer Peaslee says

    I got really inspired when we bought our first home last year. We’re still fixing up some rooms, so I get inspired by stuff I see in the store, and I like to think about how it goes with the house as a whole.

  7. Christian Alejandro says

    The season changing always gets me in the mood to make some upgrades and rearranging!

  8. Candie L says

    I want to do some amazing renovations but I have not yet. I want to do my sons dresser. Thank you

  9. latanya says

    when the season changes, I like to change my home to match the season with some new colors or a few small things

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  10. Celeste says

    Pinterest has really inspired me to take a closer look at home decor. How to jazz up what I already have, pieces to invest in, and how to place things in unique ways.


  11. Lisa M. says

    Hi Mandy! I know this is an old post, but I’m was trying to search where you got your orange zebra print lamp shade. Up above when I click on your source list it takes me to a zebra print lamp, not shade. Can you please just shoot me an email and let me know where I might find something like that?
    Thanks so much!

  12. D SCHMIDT says

    My decor is definitely inspired by my children and what is child friendly and child proof. I also have noticed that three rooms in our house not including their bedrooms are kid themed. It just seems logical at this stage.


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