Mommy Headquarters……

Our old house came with a built in desk. It was mostly a home for neglected items. Yet, it was still a desk. And it was always a disaster. So when we moved I found myself desk-less & in need of a lifestyle change when it came to managing my home.

With my husband being gone six months out of the year, all responsibility has fallen on me. In the beginning, I really struggled to feel as if I had things under control. Kids. Bills. Dinner. Laundry. Church. Tires. It came to a point where it was sink or swim……things were gonna fall apart if I didn’t CHANGE something.Change was my only option.

I have committed myself 100% to making over that part of my lifestyle; to improving the skills that make me a good wife & mother; to getting a strong grip on my responsibilities & everyday tasks instead of running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.

So I started my journey to improvement & with rapid speed my life has changed!

Which brings me to the subject of “Mommy Headquarters”! This is the first in a series of blogs to be written about projects throughout my
“transformation” into the mother & wife of a happy & organized home. Enjoy!

My wonderful mother in law gave me this really cool antique secretary’s desk, that she was no longer able to use. I thought it was a really cool piece of furniture, and knew that there was a better way that I could be using it. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then, out of nowhere one day a lightbulb went off! And BOOM! I embarked on my project to turn this old desk into Mommy HQ.

20131122-235026.jpg

You may be wondering what the hell a Mommy HQ is. In our house, it is basically the motherboard of all things important. Bills, budgets, coupons, mail, important number, recipes, meal plans, calendars, chargers, keys, & the diaper bag will all be found in my Mommy HQ. Some people may call an area like this a “drop zone”, but something about Headquarters just makes it sound important. Lol.

Here’s what I used to get started

20131123-001818.jpg

And here is my finished project:

20131123-002507.jpg<br /

20131123-002529.jpg<br /

The aloe vera plant has been looking for a new home since we moved, and the lamp is great because of it storage & extra electrical outlet it provides. I use the outlet for my printer when I'm working.

20131123-002638.jpg<br /

This silver bowl is a gift from our wedding. It is perfect right at the door for tossing in keys & change.

20131123-002710.jpg

I was really digging the hot pink! When I got married I silently agreed to give up pink. No man wants to live in a house full of pink. But since this is Mommy HQ, & I AM the mommy……. This hot pink charging station caught my eye at target. It works perfectly for storing chargers for my phone, nook, and laptop. The small lower drawer is where I keep a quick list of emergency numbers.
.

20131123-003347.jpg

Both the right & left sides hold all sorts of important things! My Home Management Binders, Banking Binder, recipes, & you basic desk “tools”.

20131123-003856.jpg

20131123-004131.jpg

The built in mail slots are amazing. I made labels for them to assist in organization. The fact the whole thing closes up and isn’t an eye sore makes it even sweeter!

20131123-004243.jpg

20131123-004524.jpg

20131123-004549.jpg

20131123-005533.jpg

And so there it is! Talk about a major improvement! WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR METHODS OF KEEPING YOUR FAMILY ORGANIZED????

Be sure to check in soon for more posts about being organized and keeping a happy home!

Advertisements

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.