The idea behind the contest is to share your 'Mom Cave' and how having your own little Nirvana Space keeps you sane and organized. According to designer Elaine Griffen there are 4 Mom Cave Essentials:
After reading this list I thought about my own Mom Cave....and sadly the answers to all 4 criteria were No, No, No and um, No!
And that is because there is no 'Mom Cave' at Casa Sugarplum!! I have yet to carve out a spot for me in our home. It is a
Here's my stuffed beyond capacity craft box .... under my son's bed:
(Isn't he supposed to put his own junk under his bed?!)
Current projects peeking out from under the TV in the master bedroom:
And fabric in these boxes atop my pink coat closet:
(Really?! Who paints their coat closet before their home office?!)
More supplies in the kitchen baskets meant for table linens:
My junk drawers may be organized, but they only contain a small portion of my supplies:
Oh look, stationary and papers hiding out in the living room secretary:
And even if I had my own space, I'd probably still blog at the breakfast bar, so I can
It would be so much more efficient if I were able to keep all these supplies together (how many rooms are they diluted between?!). I usually end up rummaging every spot until I find what I'm looking for; and then I have to hunt around the house looking for a space that isn't occupied by little people, covered in peanut butter, or blocking a football game.
The sad part is, there is room in my house to make my own. Our neglected 4th bedroom serves as guest room/office/shove-it-in-there-until-you-figure-out-where-to-put-it room, and has space waiting just for me! It has great light, and is separated from all the
Keeping it real with these pics:
(I told you it's where all the random stuff goes to die!)
Look at these shelves...amazing organization opportunity!!
(Yes, those paint swatches have been hanging there for 6 months!)
I'm not trying to get you to feel sorry for me...but I am hoping the
"How can a $250 gift card to Home Goods help you create your own 'Mom Cave'?"The question is, how wouldn't it?! I think the main objective for me would be to have all my supplies in one location, and a peaceful space to work and create (Does Home Goods sell peace?! I'll take two please). Because after all, an organized, relaxed, creative mom is a happy Mom! And everyone wants Mom happy, right?! RIGHT?!!!?
I'd start with a new desk that has a flat work surface, bring in better lighting, utilize the shelves (and subsequent double closet!) with organized supplies grouped by their purpose. A fun rug and comfy chair would make it 'me.' I'm fortunate to have some square footage to convert, hopefully a Home Goods gift card will help get me there! I think part of the prize is Kate, Layla and Rhoda (the
I'll leave you with a pretty picture so you aren't too traumatized for visiting my blog today:
|khloe kardashian's home office, via decorpad|
What about you...do you have a place in your home to