Sometimes even homebodies need fresh ideas for stay at home activities. This list of cozy & inspiring things to do at home might be just what you need!
When Staying Home Is The Only Choice
Are you spending a lot of time at home these days? I know we are! As a self professed homebody, even I’m starting to get a little cabin fever at this point in the game. You too? Then you’ve come to the right place! This past year may have forced all of us to slow down a little (or a lot), but I’m convinced there will be a silver lining in all of this when it comes to slowing down and spending more time together.
In the spirit of slowing down and making this mandatory break productive in a way that matters, I made a list of things that we’re enjoying as a family as well as some things I’m looking forward to doing on my own. Take a peek below if you’re in need of some ideas!
Cozy & Inspiring Things To Do At Home
- Find and listen to a new podcast (or an old favorite). I’ve been a regular listener of Modern Mrs Darcy’s podcast for a couple of years – she has the best book recommendations and interviews with authors! For home decorating related podcasts Young House Love’s podcast is one of my favorites.
- Try making a new homemade hot chocolate, tea or coffee recipe – or just go with an old standby!
- Go online plant window shopping. Did you know plant shopping online was even thing? I didn’t until this past year. Buying plants online has come a long way, there are now entire websites devoted to educating and matching you up with plants for your home! I enjoy perusing The Sill’s website as well as checking Etsy for unique and new plants. Just type “houseplants” into the search bar and prepare to be amazed.
- Read that chapter book you’ve been meaning to get to. Nothing will help keep your mind from dwelling on the 24 hour news cycle like a good fiction book. I started Lovely War by Julie Berry last week and it’s so good! With a plot that’s set in WWI & WWII, this deeply rich story involves a layered romance and greek gods. It’s so vivid and well written you can’t help but be caught up in the plot.
- Have a vintage movie night. We recently watched this 4 pack of old classics and it felt good to laugh and get away from the real world for a night.
- If you’re home with loved ones, take time to play some board games. Take advantage of family game nights every night if you want! We got this board game for Christmas and now seems like the perfect time to break it out!
Take Time To Enjoy The Ordinary
- Make a new recipe for dinner. I recently started making this Thai Noodle Soup for dinner in an effort to get out of my regular dinner making recipe rut. It has become a fan favorite in our home and I now make it at least once a week. It’s easy, fast to make, and tastes like it comes from our favorite Thai restaurant (which we’ve been missing since we moved).
- Go through some of your favorite home design books or decor magazines and get inspired to start a new house project.
- Organize a room, closet, or drawer you’ve been meaning to get to. My plan this week is to tackle organizing some more kitchen drawers. If you missed them, so far I’ve done this junk drawer as well as the utensil drawer in this post.
- Along the same lines as board games, I love puzzles but always use the excuse that I’m too busy to start one. Well, I finally started this Wonder & Bloom puzzle last weekend. What is it that’s so therapeutic and satisfying about matching all those little pieces together?
- Lastly, if you’re looking for an inspirational boost check out these printable bible verses from Emily Lex. I printed them earlier this week and currently have one taped to my bedroom mirror. Every time I glance at it as I pass by it’s a good reminder that God is in charge even when it seems like the world’s falling apart.
May you stay safe and healthy, friends! And please share any stay at home activities you have planned in the comments below!
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