I’m one of those people that lives for a holiday (you either love us or hate us). I’m the friend who’s always planning new activities, looking up fun events, or planning a new adventure, all while simultaneously trying to get everyone else to go and do them with me. I try to squeeze in as many things as I can to really make myself feel like I’m getting the most out of the season. To be honest, I think it’s me trying to recreate the holiday magic that I always felt as a kid. Once you turn into an adult, the magic just isn’t the same. So instead of just going through the motions, I really try to stop and take in as much of a holiday or season as I can. One way I like to do that is to create a checklist! I make a list of all the things I want to do that make me feel the “magic” again. The items change based on the holiday, or the season, and can be new things I’ve never done before, or classic go-to traditions that I make sure to accomplish each year. Today, I’m sharing my printable winter activity checklist with you guys!
We’re probably not trick or treating this year, but we are still trying to make Halloween just as fun at our house. I’m going to plan a fun little scavenger hunt and I plan on having lots of candy around the house too! But instead of the usual candy and chocolate, I’m going to dress things up a bit to make them a bit more fun using these printable Halloween candy wrappers! They are free to download and print and so simple to use! [Read more…]
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Halloween is always fun! and I’m sharing an easy Halloween gift idea that will make this year’s season feel special.
To celebrate with family and friends near or far, you can send an unexpected surprise full of graveyard goodies ! Since Halloween happens to be my very favorite holiday, I thought it was only fitting to send, not one…but 13 different surprises! This 13 Days of Halloween Gift Idea is a fun way for anyone to get excited for the holiday and count down to the 31st!
This Halloween gift idea can easily be customized for kids or adults, so depending on who your recipient is, you can pack your delivery box full of tricks or treats, but I definitely recommend chocolate and candy regardless. 😉 It’s a fun idea that can be turned into a brand new family tradition, which I love. [Read more…]
I can definitely say that we’ve been cooking and baking A LOT at our house during quarantine. It’s been fun to re-connect in the kitchen, but sometimes you really just need to get out and grab something from your favorite restaurant in town. Luckily, they’ve kept the restaurants open for take out and we’ve splurged a few times, because it’s all about supporting local and keeping your faves in business, right? In honor of that, I’m sharing some fun printable temporary take out tattoos that you can print right from the comfort of your own home! They’re fun for the whole family to play around with during quarantine, and since most of us are working from home right now, your boss won’t judge you either 😉
I know a lot of people had vacations planned that had to be canceled due to quarantine and COVID-19, myself included. Spring break, weddings, foreign travel and how those things look right now have all changed and none of us have any idea when we’ll be able to get back to the “travel” part of our lives. We’ve been forced to pivot and now we’re all stuck inside, looking for ways to escape, get outside, and relive some stress. Depending on where you’re located in the country and world, that may look very different for each of us. So today, I thought I would share some creative and different virtual ideas that we can all participate in to do the best we can with what we’re working with at the moment. And, no, it doesn’t compare to a real trip at all, but it may help to pass the time at home and start a new travel bucket list for when it’s safe for us all to travel again! Here are more than 30 ways to “vacation” from your couch during quarantine! [Read more…]
Easter might look a little different this year, but I still wanted to sneak a fun easter egg decorating tutorial into the mix that you guys STILL have time to do before Sunday! These Easter eggs are ready to party , even though they’re stuck at home, and yours can become party animal Easter eggs too with a few simple supplies and some creativity!
Around the country, most people are stuck at home and the boredom is really starting to set in during this quarantine period. We’ve been trying to find new things to do and we’re especially trying to find new ways to get outside to break up the monotony of staring at a computer or tv screen all day. I’ve been rummaging through our garage and pulling out all of our favorite games to play in the backyard and thought it would be really helpful to share some of our favorites with you guys, in case you’re stuck in the same boat too. So I put together a list of 25 outdoor activities that you can order on Amazon! (And they’re all Prime too which means that they’ll only take a few days to arrive!) They’ll work for kids, families, or adults and they’re perfect to have on hand to keep you busy during quarantine, but they’ll also be great to keep stored away for the next time you can actually have people over and host your next backyard bbq too!
I’ve officially been working from home for two full weeks now and my company is set to stay home for at least another month. (Thanks Corona!) In the beginning, I was allll about working from home. Saving time on my morning commute, strolling down to my desk in pj’s, and happy hours whenever I felt like it. And while working from home absolutely does have it’s perks (like those above), it also sucks feeling like you’re stuck inside sitting and staring at a computer all day. Lately I’ve been trying to find ways to spend the hours after work and during my make-shift “lunch breaks” to get up and get active, which totally helps to keep my mood lifted. One thing that helps? Good music! Today I’m sharing something I put together to inspire you guys to get active too. This get up and move playlist is filled to the brim with songs that always seem to inspire bad dance moves and lip sync performances of the best kind.
So grab your dancing shoes (or cozy slippers, like the ones I’ve been living in), get up and move! [Read more…]