So, I don’t know about you, but being a ‘work at home mom’ has been a whirlwind of chaos for me. I have lacked any sort of organized routine since I left the office world way back when.
The way the photography world runs, we go from being there-isn’t-even-time-to-eat busy in the spring/summer/fall to dead-quiet-you-can-hear-a-pin-drop slow in the winter.
This plays out as me being a crazy sleep deprived lunatic half the year and so overwhelmed from the busy times that I just stare at the wall not knowing where to start when things finally slow down. And the result is that everything gets done half way and nothing gets the right attention.
I know it’s a little late for new years resolutions but I’m gonna do it anyway. This year I wanted to organize my time. There has got to be a balance between taking care of my littles, keeping the house clean and everyone fed, focusing on my business and focusing on myself.
Maybe not…but I’m gonna try.
So the other day I googled ‘work at home mom schedule’.
Like, a million links popped up.
So what should have taken me 20 minutes to put together took my Virgo personality all of nap time to look through a zillion links with advice on how to plan out your day when you’re working from home and taking care of little monsters. Fast forward to the next day and I finally got a little schedule planned out with our usual activities.
I built in time at the beginning of the day to actually plan my day. I usually try to wake up an hour or so before the kiddos do – but almost always I make a mad dash to my desk and frantically try to get anything done, with no real plan whatsoever. I have to say, giving myself a specific goal for the day has been great. Once those things are done, I feel like I can take the time to just sit down on the floor and play with Evan, or spend forever reading with Hailey.
Also…and this is where the point of this post actually comes in to play…I built in time to do whatever I wanted. Ha! So…if I feel like browsing around on Pinterest after the kids go to bed, I’m good with that. Or if I feel like finally getting around to actually doing something with our Bobbi + Mike photo session, I can!!
So there I was, trying to figure out what to do with our pictures when I realized it’s been a looooooong time since I’ve done an On The Walls post! Here is some inspiration we’re using around here and hopefully it will inspire you to get some of your photos on the walls!
I love this first one so much I was going to keep it to myself. But I like you so I’ll share. I love this more than words can say. Such a fun, different way to display your photos!
photo credit: houzz.com
Loving the cute mats! You could easily wrap some fabric around pre-existing mats for a little change!
photo credit: jossandmain.com
Big big big. I LOVE big prints! I can’t tell you how much I love them. If I never print an 8×10 again it’ll be too soon!
photo credit: pinterest
Seriously…biiiiiiiig! If we had anywhere in our home right now to put something this huge, it would already be done.
photo credit: http://www.parlourhomeblog.com
And finally, sticking with the big theme…check this out. This and the one above (I believe) are actually photo wall paper. I don’t care if you think it’s nuts…I would LOVE a wall like this in a playroom or a media room or something.
photo credit: www.jgarnerphoto.com
There you have it! Have you done something awesome with your walls? I would LOVE to see!