Tag Archives: office assistant

Haiku: Work at home today

24 Jan
Office assistant "Eve" approves

Office assistant “Eve” approves

 

Wash, dry, fold laundry,

Reply, click send, scan, save, shred

Eve approves blog post.

Time to turn out the lights.

Time to turn out the lights.

Friday Photo: Eve, let’s read a book

14 Oct
Let's read!

Let’s read!

Our alcove with LED pot lights is “purrrfect” for reading “old-fashioned” books.  Eve joined me in the adjacent chair for each chapter.

This week we read the old-fashioned format…paper, hard cover, jacket of Legends and Lies, The Patriots by David Fisher.  We recommend reading this compelling history of the founding of the United States, especially in an election season.  Our politics were messy then, as now.

 

 

Launching…2015 in review

5 Jan
Wordpress has helper monkeys. Elfcroft has Eve the office assistant. Let's review the annual report!

Happy New Year!  Time to review the 2015 annual report!

WordPress has helper monkeys.  Elfcroft has Eve the “office assistant” ready to launch 2016.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Love these three projects from Shutterfly

8 Dec
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2015 Holiday cards and 2016 Calendar

Yes, office assistant “Eve” even appears on my holiday cards.  (She is “Eve” because she was found abandoned in a cattle trailer Christmas Eve of 2006).

The second project is a very special calendar for a WWII veteran featuring photos from two trips to the memorial in Washington D.C. (2008 Reunion and 2014 Honor Flight).  I discovered last year (don’t know how long the feature has been available) that photos of family members can be dropped in on their birth dates with text!  @92 years young, it helps!  This 2016 calendar was a quick update of what I prepared for 2015 and saved as a project on the Shutterfly site.

 

"My Life as an Artist" by Mary Ann Boysen

“My Life as an Artist” by Mary Ann Boysen

My cousin Mary Ann Boysen’s career as an artist spans 40 years.  She prepared this book as a legacy for her grandsons.  She shared her book with me on Shutterfly.  Yes, I wanted to have my own copy to “tell the story” of my own 20+ collection of her watercolor originals (plus a few prints).  The book format is 11″X14″ and 93 pages is hardly enough to do justice to her life’s work.

Oh!  and Shutterfly included with the shipments 40% off discounts thru the end of the year.  There may be an update 🙂

www.shutterfly.com

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt

18 Nov

 

As I read “20 ways to organize your craft space”by Laura Gaskill, I kept thinking “scavenger hunt” because I knew I could find these concepts here at home.  One thing leads to another….I turned it into a quiz of sorts and scored myself at 85 of 100.

  1. Sort yarn by color   X
  2. Stand paper rolls in basket (with yoga mats)
  3. Place loose paper in drawers
  4. Tools/supplies in clear bins w/lids
  5. For large paper:  art portfolio
  6. Stack fabric on shelf by color
  7. WIP in totes or baskets
  8. Stash fabric in wire drawers  (discarded wine rack)
  9. Hang fabric in closet (standing towel rack)
  10. Arrange spools on thread rack
  11. Hang tools on peg board   X
  12. Attach scissors to magnetic rail (store in case)
  13. Small items in lidded glass jars
  14. Paint brushes in open container
  15. Handled baskets for frequently used material
  16. Tiered cake stand as portable caddy   X
  17. Pop-up sewing corner  (permanent)
  18. Put storage on wheels  (moving men sliders)
  19. Desk/dining table double duty  (coffee table)
  20. To do list chalkboard wall (bulletin board)

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Office assistant Eve: "Don't you have something better to do?"

Office assistant Eve: “Don’t you have something better to do?”

From Houzz on Home Libraries

20 Oct

 

This article suggests there are three styles (Dewey decimal system not included):  bookstore, theme and rainbow order.  After paring down and shuffling my books in July, I went with “theme” bookshelves.  Laura Gaskill has great advice with photos for oversize books, plan to rotate, display covers, care for rare books, rack ’em (children’s), vertical or stacks, accent with bookends and last but not least….leave room for more!

Coffee table books

Coffee table books

My oversize books span decades with The Incredible Year 1968 being a clue.  Kenny Rogers, Your Friends and Mine was a gift from my sister in 1987.  She had Kenny Rogers autograph it for me.  Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana have been home.  Hmmmm….I need a rotation plan for these books on the coffee table.

Eve and brass book end

Eve and brass book end

I love bookends and often buy them as gifts.  My shelves are so full, I don’t often use bookends myself.  However on my desk is a single brass one of a dog and a cat on a stack of books.  My grandmother used it for years.  Office assistant Eve…insists her photo is better than a brass cat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Photo: Blurry Furry

10 Apr

This week I noticed a lot of photos for a “Blurry” photo challenge/assignment.  I can’t resist this one.

TGIF

TGIF

“Office Assistant” Eve….Thank God it’s Friday!