My Home Office + Security

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My Home Office + Security

Recently I had someone ask if I still use my home office. Yes I do! As my business has grown over the years, so has the need for dedicated work space so we use this space a lot!

I’ve made a few little updates in this room over the past year or so (and of course have lots of ideas for improvements I still want to make). I’ll share more of the changes we made to this room on the blog tomorrow, but today I want to show you an important new feature!

Even though our house is fairly small (we generally live mostly on the main floor) having this lower level available for a home office has been incredibly helpful.

My Home Office + Security

We always have so many creative projects going on down here and I love that we can just walk upstairs at the end of the day and leave the mess, I mean, “work” behind ;-).

One thing I don’t leave behind at the end of the day is the desire to feel safe. Even if I’m upstairs, or all the way across the country, I’m thinking about the security of our home.

You might remember that last year we set up HomeHawk home monitoring cameras around the exterior perimeter of our home. I’m pleased to report back that we still are very happy with that system. We love the peace of mind the cameras bring, so when I was asked if I’d be interested in testing out another HomeHawk product, I was all in.

My Home Office + Security

While we have security systems in place, I was super intrigued by the HomeHawk FLOOR as it is not only a stylish interior lamp but a wireless home monitoring camera.

It can blend in to the decor while allowing us to keep a reliable eye on what’s going on in this part of the house via a 1080p Full HD quality camera, color night vision and 140-degree (diagonal) wide view.

My Home Office + Security

I have to say I love this FLOOR lamp even more than I expected! Using Bluetoothâ„¢ technology, FLOOR automatically connects to Panasonic’s HomeHawk app so you can view footage of your home right from your smart phone, no matter where you are. This is SO comforting to me.

Whether I am home alone, or any of our kids are housesitting for us, or we’re out of town, I feel at peace knowing what is going on in my home and that my loved ones are safe. You are able to record and watch the footage back later, so if anything unusual happened or needed to be investigated, you can easily do so.

My Home Office + Security
My Home Office + Security

The HomeHawk FLOOR camera has a wide viewing area that keeps my entire office and exterior door in view, so even our Goldendoodle Jack can’t get away with his usual mischievous antics (like his most recent one of creeping into the room to grab the little cardboard tubes we save for mailings.)

My Home Office + Security

Sorry, Jack, now we always can see what you did.

My Home Office + Security

We also have a handy portable camera that we have currently set up in our dining room! It’s called the SHELF.

My Home Office + Security
My Home Office + Security
My Home Office + Security

The SHELF is super sleek and very portable, so you could really tuck it in anywhere. It also has a privacy feature, so you can easily turn it off temporarily.

My Home Office + Security

This camera watches over our whole entry hall and dining room, so it will definitely catch whichever dog decides to sneak up and snatch a snack from the table.

My Home Office + Security

But all funny business aside, I love that we really can keep an eye on our home (and people and pups we love) from wherever we are.

Our home should be our safe place, so this extra measure of security means so much to me!

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Fall Nesting + Doormats

Fall Nesting + Doormats
Homebody Doormat Source

Before we talk about Fall Nesting and doormats (YAY!), if you missed my recent posts when my email newsletter glitched (including my sponsored post Who Gives a Crap — lol, don’t worry, you’ll love this, click HERE to learn more and find my post HERE ….or if you missed my post called What Would You Do — I’d love your design input on something!) I wanted to be sure you could catch up and didn’t think I went MIA.

Now, let’s talk about something we love most of all….FALL, shall we? I know that talking about fall right now might feel way too soon for some and not early enough for others. But the fact is, fall is coming soon!

As much as I’m LOVING our NW summer weather (and am savoring every minute of it) you KNOW I’m a homebody and fall lover at heart so for me, it’s never too early to talk about such a magical season for home-making.

Fall Nesting + Doormats

My philosophy is that just like the seasons evolve slowly outside, so can we. There’s never any rush, but let’s savor each season slowly as it arrives, and embrace every moment with joy and intention!

Fall Nesting is my favorite series every year and always a favorite of my readers (I believe we’ve been enjoying Fall Nesting together for 11-12 years, ever since my early days of blogging).

This series is where we talk about all of our coziest fall topics including preparing your home for the season, incorporating your senses, enjoying creature comforts, taking your cues from nature to evolve your home for fall, all the fall favorites, special traditions and of course, exploring fresh ways to keep falling in love with the home we have with every new season.

Fall Nesting + Doormats

Fun side-fact for my true blog besties who are actually reading every word of this post :) I’m writing a brand new photo / coffee table book which will incorporate our love of this favorite season (and others!) ! I cannot wait to share more about it. I think my season-loving friends going to love it as much as I do.

OK, I’ll reveal this year’s Fall Nesting theme and the format for this series next week. BUT FIRST….I always suggest you get a jump start on fall by thinking about your front porch. That’s a great place to start! (Watch this video we made for inspiration!).

If you are going to be wishing you had a brand new fall doormat once we start Fall Nesting (come on, you know you will!), grab one now before they sell out!

You’ll see a few of my fall faves below but you can find even more fallish doormats HERE.

Fall Nesting + Doormats
Sources Below
  1. Flourished Welcome Doormat
  2. Ikat Doormat
  3. Stripe Doormat
  4. Floral Fox Doormat
  5. Three Stripe Natural Fiber Doormat
  6. Bunny Doormat
  7. Strawberries Doormat
  8. Oh My Gourd You’re Here Doormat
Fall Nesting + Doormats

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