Winter is finally here in Atlanta, and that means chilly evenings that start at 6PM! And, let’s be real, a lot of time spent fighting the urge to hit the sheets SUPER early. Even for the most productive gal, finding things to do at home can be tricky. I’ve spent a nice chunk of time today putting together a list of fun things to do indoors to take advantage of the cozy temps and long nights
1. Grab a great book! Better yet, dust off your library card.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the library, and since they have gone out of style they are even BETTER! Even the most in-demand books are pretty easy to score on the reservation list! Plus, I know a Kindle is awesome, but there is nothing like a hardback. That smell? HEAVEN!
2. Play boardgames!
My husband is a HUGE fan of boardgames, and can play for hours and hours. I’m pretty particular when it comes to games, but bring out Monopoly, Mexican Train, Guess Who, Clue or Apples to Apples and I’m GAME!
3. Find a new recipe and give it a try!
I’ve had the very best time pinning new recipes this winter. I’ve gone a little overboard on my Pinterest dinner board recently, but I’m slowly but surely making my way through them! We’ve had a couple fails – but mostly successes! Progress, not perfection, right?
4. Turn off the TV and turn on the tunes!
There is something about hanging out with a great glass of wine and a fabulous playlist that makes me incredibly happy. Blissful in fact. It feels so indulgent to do absolutely nothing with someone else. Deep conversations, silly conversations, no conversation at all…with a lovely soundtrack who cares!?
5. Organize your Closet
Okay, okay, I realize this one isn’t a TON of fun…but it can be! Combine #4 with #5 – turn on the tunes, grab a cocktail and get to cleaning! I really love the KonMari Method – and try and do a total purge quarterly. If you can get in the zone I swear it’s pretty fun – and the feeling you get afterwards is AMAZING!
6. Mini Spa Day
I think it’s so fun to do a little pampering that doesn’t break the bank. A little dry brushing (I’m obsessed), a honey mask, intense moisturizing and a coconut hair treatment. Easy peasy, no recipes or expensive products required, and it feels a little indulgent.
7. Plan a Vacation!
So, you’re stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tackle a little wanderlust. Plan a vacation! Knock out some of the logistical elements: research how to get there, where to stay, and what to do. Or go beyond that and create a budget to help you get there! Consider your next family adventure planned.
Need more things to do at home? Okay fair, me too. If you have any suggestions please send them my way!