“Back To Me” Self-Care Challenge: Day 5 – Get Creative!

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I’ve always said that I’m not a “crafty” person. I look at stuff on Pinterest and think, “Man, how cool is that?” But I can never seem to do any of those amazing projects myself. I don’t know if I’m too much of a perfectionist (yeah, that’s it) but it definitely gets in the way of my creative juices flowing.

But I notice when I immerse myself in a creative project, I feel happier. Whether it’s just painting with my kids or trying to design my dream office (check out my Pinterest board!), I smile more. I know a lot of you are into crocheting or scrapbooking or crafts, but don’t get enough time to do it as much as you’d like.

So this is the day #5 challenge (just in time for the weekend!):

Get creative! Complete one small project that is purely for fun. Some ideas:

  • Pick up some cheap frames and create a wall display of your favorite family pictures. (I bet you’ll smile every time you see them hanging up.) 
  • Steal a few of your kids colored pencils and sketch (if you’re artistically inclined).
  • Browse the aisles at a craft store and see what moves you.
  • Make up a new dessert (peppermint mocha brownies, anyone?)
  • Go through your slimmed down wardrobe and play stylist.

Let me know how YOU plan on getting creative this weekend. Y’all know that dessert idea is calling me, right?


  1. I saw this nice pinterest project that included a foam board and a black and white photo. I am going to look into that, and “see” if I can get something. If that fails, there’s always cooking. I know my way around the kitchen.

  2. I don’t think its very creative but i planned on going to the dollar store this weekend to buy 2 jars and create those “weight loss” marble vases you see on pinterest ….. I really like the idea of visually seeing the marbles moving from the need to lose jar to the lost jar ….

    I also would like to take my little one to the new childrens museum that opened locally about 2 weeks ago AND since its suppose to be 68 degrees on Sunday Im really thinking about venturing into Washington D.C. for something fun to do just not sure exactly what it is going to be …. :-)

  3. I think In am going to make a cell phone case for Amani’s new play cell phone.

  4. I guess I can say I was creative with the cornish hen I whipped up last night. LOL! So creative that there aren’t any leftovers today. -_-

    I’m working on getting a bit more creative with the content of my blog and photography.

  5. My daughter and I made homemade bird feeders today.

  6. I just painted a chalk board strip on my wall in my office. I did my 2 do list in chalk today and it was pretty cool.

    • @Nia – That’s cool! We did that in the basement and the kids loved it (for a while LOL).

    • We have a chalkboard wall in our kitchen, and let me tell you….I agree…. Writing your tasks in chalk is sooooooo much fun!

  7. I try to color with my son once a day :). I love it, and I love that we just sit there, at his little desk, and he gives me crayons to use. Sometimes I barely get to finish a section of my drawing in the same color, but it makes it so much fun!

  8. OMG, I’m a Pinterest addict and always find so many projects I want to do. Time to do the projects is harder to find though =( So this year, I am determined to do at least one project a month! I wrote down the ones I’m most interested in and will choose one each month….should pick this month’s out soon!