You miss me? I sure hope so, because I missed sharing my thoughts and ideas on here. This next post is all about IDEAS: fun ideas to do while we are (unfortunately) locked in during the coronavirus quarantine. Lets get started:
If I was not working from home, this is exactly what I would be doing. What better time to get rid of the old than a time when you are forced to stay at home? Also, once we are allowed back in public spaces, it will be so refreshing and satisfying to fill up your closet with new items now that the old ones have been purged. Treat yourself to a shopping spree.
*Make Homemade Body Care:
Pinterest is full of awesome recipes for making your own lip balm, body oils, scrubs, potpourri, candles and more! Also, the cute, yellow macaron packaging of mine was from Amazon. Amazon has oodles of super cute, super cheap packaging options to choose from. Or, you could keep it real simple and just mix up some Whole Milk and Honey and soak yourself in the legendary Cleopatra's milk bath.
Embrace your inner Bob Ross. Even if you are not particularly artistic, there are tons of paint-by-numbers of all levels that are perfect for being stuck inside. Also, don’t forget a bottle of wine to accompany. Try one of these:
*Start a Puzzle
How old school...almost romantic if you will? Puzzles are a classic way to kill time, and not to mention cut down on your electric bill. I am obsessing over this all-black one for some reason. See it here:
This is something I need to do desperately. Cleaning silver is so satisfying and therapeutic, and I can also guarantee every girl has at least one necklace they want to wear but can’t because it’s tangled or dirty. Now is the time to tackle it.
He turns himself into a Pickle. It’s hilarious. Also, if you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you have FREE access to watch it on Hulu!
*Learn a New Software:
Where are my fellow nerds at? This is a fantastic time to learn a new software. Some impressive programs to have on your resume include Photoshop & Illustrator, and here’s a secret: Adobe is offering extending free trails during this time of quarantine. Thanks, Adobe. Some other useful programs that I have taught myself are Audacity: a free, open-source platform for music editing. If you really need to kill time, try teaching yourself to code! I learned in under a year back in college. My favorite software is VIM because I can do absolutely anything, but try Sublime Text or Notepad ++ if you are a beginner.
*Subscribe to a Magazine:
Enter normal life again in the know of the latest fashion trends. I used to be subscribed to Haprer’s Bazaar in 2018, and I swear that was when I had the best fashion sense because I was always in the know. Also, Vogue Italia is offering free digital subscriptions right now so jump on that!
*Experiment with Make-up
I just put this on the list because it’s fun. I’m sure most of my make-up enthusiast readers have been doing this already.
Treat yourself: buy a new gaming console for yourself because unfortunately, we are going to remain inside for a long time. If you seek a Playstation or an Xbox but want to save some money, try a second-hand store or even a pawn shop. If you have a Windows or Linux operating system, download Steam. Adventure awaits.
This is the golden window of opportunity to create that challenging dish you always secretly wanted to attempt! For me, I have always wanted to make my own pho, start to finish. Again, stay tuned. Some other complex/time consuming dishes perfect for if you’re trying to be on Hell’s Kitchen include pad Thai, Naan, tiramisù and homemade sushi.
Even if you do not consider yourself a writer per say, just start with a few words and see where it gets you. I think you will be shocked at what you can come up with when you really allow your brain to search for the right words. Sometimes I find a crisp, new journal is the best way to get motivated for writing: I got this old-fashioned leather-bound journal at Barnes & Noble.
Easter is right around the corner! Even if you do not celebrate, what a fun and yummy way to enjoy breakfast. All you need to do is boil some eggs and mix some vinegar as food coloring and you have a fun, colorful addition to your breakfast.
*Plant an Herb Garden
If I had more space, I would have a flourishing herb garden in my kitchen right now. However, these tabletop, indoor gardens from William Sonoma makes growing your own veggies and herbs possible. I personally haven’t tried it yet, but after I get my stimulus check, that might change. Stay tuned