New Blogging Space for Thanksgiving Week

I’ve decided to move my “office” into my kitchen this Thanksgiving week so as to be closer to the source of yummies all week long.

Seriously, my wife has been killing it in the kitchen and the leftovers from an early holiday party on Monday are still providing the goodness days later as we wait for… well, today!

I also get to stare at my youngest daughter as she nibbles on food and snacks. If you’re wondering what that neat contraption is on the opposite side of where I’m sitting it’s called “The Lobster” and is one of the best inventions for children of all time! We carry that thing with us wherever we go – it’s well worth the somewhat hefty price tag!

Incredible technology!

In any case, this new seating arrangement for the week has proven to keep me situated in the “action” and given me some good time to draft and create content – and the never-ending supply of coffee only a few feet away makes me smile.

A change-up in your environment is something smart and strategic if you’re going to keep your creative juices flowing – sometimes that’s all you need is a different view! The stools are also nice for my tush and rotate. So lovely.

Nothing too fancy but it’s doing the job.

Are you working somewhere else for the Thanksgiving holiday and break? Where are you blogging these days?

  • Charles Specht

    I’m rockin’ it on the leather couch in front of my flatscreen TV watching football.

    • John Saddington

      now that sounds picturesque.

  • Jonathan

    Nice Ikea furniture! We’re “rocking” the same dining room chairs.

    • John Saddington

      the seats are from ikea.. but the table and the stools are from some vintage shops that my wife found… epic!

  • Calin

    I love your new working space, but you forgot to catch in the pictures the most important thing: the goodies that you moved there for :P Which is better, after all, since it would’ve made me incredibly hungry and I’m on a forced diet by my wife :)

    Back to the topic, I haven’t changed the “office” and never thought about that but now I might just give it a try!

    • John Saddington

      ah man, you’re right…!

  • Chase

    Who needs fancy as long as it gets the job done? I’m leaving the MacBook behind for a few days and rocking with just an iPod Touch and a notebook. Definitely a nice change of pace.

    • John Saddington

      ah, now that sounds nice. what do you do on the touch? do you dictate? or just jot down notes?

      • Chase Clemons

        I’m using it for email/Twitter and some simple research for ideas. The Evernote app makes it a breeze to save a link and record some audio notes about it. My post ideas and outlines go in the Action Method notebook so I can make sure to convert them into a task list.

        • John Saddington

          sweet! love me some action method.

  • sandeep Kumar

    Hey John..
    Nice move to the Kitchen…
    You have mention all the reason of shifting into the Kitchen except one….

    That is
    Your Love towards your wife…
    Now you can see your wife all the time while she is working in Kitchen and preparing yummiieee food for you.

    Have a happy festive season man….

    • John Saddington


      dude, you’re right!

  • Fero Volar

    Hi John, nice inspiration. Have a happy Thanksgiving ;)

    • John Saddington

      thanks man!

  • Loren Pinilis

    I wish I would’ve seen that lobster thing a few years ago! Not worth getting now that my youngest is a year old, but that’s a pretty cool invention.

    • John Saddington

      seriously awesome stuff. worth every penny.