Every day, as a mom, you are faced with choices. Fold the laundry or do the dishes? Relax or organize the linen closet? Clean up the disaster the kiddos made or catch up on House (insert your fav show here)? I feel like it's almost always a choice between taking care of my well-being or getting x,y, and z accomplished for the kids or the household.
I intentionally take time to work on projects, crafts, blogs, and photography because those are the things that keep me grounded. Yes, the dishes may be piling up and there's a good chance I'll trip over a matchbox car or princess shoes... but I'm ok with that. Well, I'm ok with it sometimes. Sometimes you just need to do something that you enjoy, and I find this especially true when you're a stay-at-home mama like myself.
So, a couple months ago I talked my hubby into making me this jewelry/scarf holder. He constructed the "bones" and I embellished it. I found all of my knobs and hooks at Hobby Lobby (during a 1/2 off sale, of course!)- aren't they fun? The total for this project was around $20.00 because we have a bunch of scrap wood in our garage that hubby used, and I used left over paint.