in my previous life before kids, I was a project-maker. When Deputy Handsome worked night shift, I used my evenings alone to knit sweaters, make photo books, journal and embroider tea towels. If you followed my now-retired blog, Katie Can Knit!, you know all about this and also how with the arrival of Little Miss, things of a creative nature fell by the wayside (with the exception of crafty dates with Mrs Harmony!). But creating and making cuteness is something I try to make time for in my life, even if it's just little snatches once or twice a week. I am glad that being a make-ahead mommy in the kitchen does allow for more time for myself during the kids' naps and after early bedtime. However, I am usually so shell-shocked by the quiet when it finally arrives that if I don't have a plan, I waste the precious hour or two with Friends reruns and a box of Oreos.
The biggest project was organizing my craft room/office/mud room that up until a few weeks ago was the designated "room of crap" where anything we didn't know what to do with, but didn't want to throw away got put.
Over Memorial Day weekend, my parents came to visit and helped set this organization train in motion. It is still a long ways from being finished, but just being able to sit at my desk in this room to type right now is a huge accomplishment. I can't wait to share pictures when it's finally done (and posting about it here is the extra kick in the pants of accountability that I need to do it).