The Cottage Mama’s WoCave: Introduction

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Man Cave’? I’m guessing you have…….but what about us women? Don’t we need our own spaces too? A few months back I was asked to be part of Skinny Cow’s new WoCave campaign (pronounced wo-cah-vay). What is this you might ask? Well, basically Skinny Cow is well aware of what most of us would refer to as a ‘Man Cave’ (a special space for a man), so they thought that it would be fun for women to have a chance to explore what a ‘Women Cave’ means to them, hence their new term, WoCave.

I think more times than not people assume that a woman’s WoCave is her home. Which is true to some extent, but what about a space that she can TRULY call her own. Do you have one? Would you like one? Perhaps you do not have room for a physical space in your home to call your own, but what about just a special time where you can escape from all the business of home life and connect with other women?

For me, I am luckily enough to have a space inside my home to call my WoCave and that would definitely be my sewing studio. It’s a very small room off of our dining room, but it is all mine. It is my escape from the everyday chaos of being a mom to three young children and where I can go to step away from that role and be my creative self.

Another space outside of my home that I would consider my WoCave is a group of women that I get together with regularly for what we call, Creative Night. Creative Night is where we all bring something creative to work on……for some that is editing their photography, for others its knitting, for me its hand sewing. But we all bring a dish to share (and our favorite beverage…….usually wine) and just enjoy each others company. Sometimes we get things done, sometimes we don’t……..but either way, it’s our time to step away from our daily lives and connect with each other.

So, for the next several months I will be on a mission to take my WoCave to another level. Since I value the time I spend with my girlfriends, we are going to be trying to do somethings a little more out of the ordinary to really tap into our creative sides as women. Because we all love DIY and crafting, that will be our main focus.

To start me off on the right foot, Skinny Cow brand sent over this really fun box filled with goodies. A craft book, necklace, stationary, inspiration board and gift certificate to Michael’s. Oh and let’s not forget the ice cream to share with my friends……..

Let me tell you……these Cookies ‘n Dough Bars are To. Die. For.

Mission 1: Our first mission is to take our creative group and go to a local pottery shop and spend the evening painting pottery. None of us consider ourselves painters, but it is going to be so much fun trying something new and creative with one another. And again, another great chance to connect without the distraction of little ones and home life.

So what about you…….do you have a WoCave of your very own? Or do you have a place where you can escape with your girlfriends where you kick up your heels, relax and connect?
Perhaps you’d like to join me on this journey and round up some of your girlfriends and set up a time to escape for a little girl time. I encourage you to join me in creating your own WoCave.
I’m really looking forward to it!
I’ll be back next week to give you a recap of Mission #1!

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