It’s Friday! Woohoo! Hopefully this week went by as quickly for you as it did for me.  Maybe it was the fact that I’m finally feeling better or because I know how much I need to get done this weekend (is it just me or does time always fly when you know how much stuff you need to get done?) but either way, this week was a fast one! Friday also means its time for round 2 of my Friday Favorites posts. Wait for it…wait for it…

1. Arena: Remembering the Igloo

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For anyone who loves the Pens, watches hockey, or just appreciates cool photography, you have until March 2nd to check out this amazing exhibit here in Pittsburgh that documents the destruction of the old Civic Arena. How amazing is that picture? The exhibit, which is free, is open through March 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays through Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. We will be checking it out for sure!

2. A Desk Backsplashfriday favorites

In the midst of some major brainstorming for our home office makeover, I’ve come to love the idea of creating some sort of desk “backsplash.” This could be a great way to create some additional organization and add a little bit of va va voom to the blank space behind our desks. I like how Emily over at Recently used a chalkboard wall with magnetic paint in her desk nook to tie everything together. I’m also playing around with some other ideas, maybe some sort of cork board, for a little desk backsplash behind our desks. I plan on diving into that in more detail this weekend!

3. Sochi Inspired Designs

With just two more weeks until the opening ceremonies for this years winter Olympic games (I have to say, I am a definite Olympic junkie..I swear, even curling get me going. Bring it on!) I can’t help but think of some Sochi inspired designs with a nod to the games without going full blown red, white & blue to help bring style to your home worth of a gold medal (Holy puns. Okay, I’m done)… Channel all the Sochi bound athletes with a vintage suitcase end table. Any old luggage laying around in your attic or basement? Stack ’em up or turn them into an Olympic inspired side table that’s sure to add some vintage style to your space. Not ready for some DIY action? Check out some of these luggage inspired tables on Etsy.

4. Pick My Presto

Layla, over at The Lettered Cottage has a fun little segment called Pick My Presto where she interacts with readers to offer some design advice and redesigns of their own spaces. It’s a great example of how bloggers can interact with readers online and act as virtual designers! Have fun looking through some of her design ideas and hopefully pick up a few ideas of your own!

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