Well, surprisingly, stay at home mom-hood has brought me a whole heap of free time (with no baby for another two months), not dissimilar to deployment. In addition, the past few weeks home alone have proved to be a tough adjustment for this once proud-working girl. I crave the validation and the sense of self-worth that work provided me. And I have found myself looking for things to keep me motivated, keep me productive, keep the days passing and keep me sane while Andy is gone (at class). Sound familiar? It is.
So...I've started turning to my projects again, to fill this void.
Where does one go when they need projects, you might ask? They go to Pinterest. My love and my life. You guys, Pinterest and I are making stay at home mom-hood look absolutely charming! The things you can do with inspiration, supplies, free time and bit of patience...
I pin my ideas to some of these custom (virtual) boards:
- eat me.
- crock pot.
- flour and sugar.
- for my children.
- for pups.
- the organized life.
- photo inspiration.
- gift ideas.
My pins have become an integral part of this new job I am tackling. I take pride in trying new dinner recipes, photographing them with Instagram and then bragging about my successes as #worldsbestwife on Facebook and Twitter. My home has become less of a burden as I have gotten more and more inspiration (I've made my own menu board, am making a "lost sock" board and plan to try my hand at homemade detergent soon)! My pins have even spurred "Craft Wednesdays" with a couple other Army wives, and I've already sewed (for the first time ever) my own baby blanket and burp cloths!
My pins are my to-do list. They keep my inquiring, they keep my creative, they keep me busy and they keep me accountable. They have helped me remember and further define who I see when I look in the mirror- a wife, a mother, a gourmet chef, a baker, a crafter, a neat-freak, an environmentalist, an interior designer, an animal lover, a fashionista, a mil-spouse, a learner, a doer.
With all that
gushed said, be on the lookout for some new project posts from me. And if you're not yet, follow me on Pinterest and leave me your username so I can start following you, too! Let's get pinspired together!
*This is in no way a sponsored post, nor have I received any compensation. I just love Pinterest, is all.