101 Things to Do While Safe at Home

Hello, readers! I hope you are safe and well–wherever you might be in the world. Aren’t we living in the strangest of times?

Here in Oklahoma, we are beginning the 4th week of social distancing and my city is practicing sheltering-in-place. I have still been going to work each day but I am thankful for the extra time spent at home. I am a natural homebody and enjoy being home in my own space. I enjoy cooking, cleaning, and keeping the house super cozy. However, I totally understand that others might not feel the same way that I do and might be struggling with having to stay home. Some of you might be feeling bored or have run out of things to do to pass the time. Fret not! Today I am sharing a list of 101 things you can do while practicing social distancing and staying home.

And readers, remember that we are all in this together. You are not alone. We will get through this. I believe that everything we are doing to stay safe and to keep our families safe is working.

101 Things to do:

  1. Read a book
  2. Organize a drawer
  3. Wash bedding
  4. Clean out your closet
  5. Vacuum carpeted floors
  6. Paint or draw
  7. Deep clean the refrigerator
  8. Take a bubble bath
  9. Fold laundry
  10. Listen to a podcast
  11. Text a loved one
  12. Meal-plan for the week
  13. Dust the house
  14. Cook a new recipe
  15. Do a home workout
  16. Spend time gardening
  17. Take a walk
  18. Declutter things you don’t need
  19. Rake leaves in yard
  20. Have a virtual Netflix party with friends
  21. Give yourself a manicure
  22. Rearrange furniture
  23. Complete a DIY project
  24. Take a nap
  25. Watch a new show
  26. Have quiet times with Jesus
  27. Tidy up your bedroom
  28. Listen to worship music
  29. Clean the windows around your house
  30. Water any house plants
  31. Sort and file important papers
  32. Look at old pictures
  33. Mow the lawn
  34. Shop online
  35. Make a photo album
  36. FaceTime a friend or family member
  37. Drink some water
  38. Put on a face mask
  39. Go for a run
  40. Clean the garage
  41. Wash a load of laundry
  42. Learn to sew
  43. Inventory the things in your pantry
  44. Play a game
  45. Order a gift to send to a friend
  46. Create a music playlist
  47. Take photos
  48. Learn a new cooking skill
  49. Hang pictures on walls
  50. Watch a documentary
  51. Learn about an interesting topic
  52. Sleep in late
  53. Color coordinate the books on a bookshelf
  54. Journal about your day or something you want to remember
  55. Read a magazine
  56. Organize digital files on the computer
  57. Pay your bills
  58. Order groceries online
  59. Clean your makeup brushes
  60. Sweep the porch
  61. Water outdoor plants and garden
  62. Gather things to recycle
  63. Pack up seasonal clothes
  64. Organize bathroom cabinets
  65. Mop floors
  66. Check expiration dates of items in the kitchen
  67. Make your bed
  68. Write a letter
  69. File your taxes
  70. Spend time in prayer
  71. Read a book over FaceTime to a niece and/or nephew
  72. Detail your car
  73. Clean the microwave
  74. Organize a junk drawer
  75. Deep clean the oven
  76. Pull weeds out of flower beds
  77. Cook food to freeze and eat later
  78. Watch a movie
  79. De-lint items of clothing
  80. Sell used clothing on Poshmark
  81. Edit photos
  82. Mod Podge art onto a canvas
  83. Watch a cooking show
  84. Take a walk around your neighborhood
  85. Clean mirrors around the house
  86. Bake a dessert
  87. Pick up large sticks and branches in the yard
  88. Give yourself a pedicure
  89. Deep clean the bathroom
  90. Read a cookbook
  91. Make a latte
  92. Marie Kondo your folded clothes
  93. Re-watch one of your favorite shows
  94. Wash produce
  95. Make a DIY face mask to wear to the grocery store
  96. Do some stretching
  97. Find new recipes to cook on Pinterest
  98. Look at photos of previous travels
  99. Learn how to create new hairstyles
  100. Make a list of things to do in quarantine
  101. Give yourself a high-five for thinking of 101 things to do while being safe at home

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Hi There, It’s Been a While.

In case you noticed, I’ve been away from the blog for a while. April hit me like a ton of bricks and I, honestly, lost all urgency and desire to blog. But that’s ok because I’ve been too busy just living life this past month–and oh, it was such a good month.

I became an aunt again. TWICE. There are two new little guys in my family, Wolf and Jack, and they’re just some of the sweetest things ever. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again but being an aunt, to now six little kiddos, is one of the best things ever and I can’t even begin to describe that kind of love. So, welcome to the family little guys–Aunt Amy loves you so much.

I went on a weekend camping trip with a couple of girl friends and it was such an amazing weekend. And when I say camping–I mean CAMPING. I’m thinking about writing a post about it eventually but my favorite parts of the trip were being out of cellular coverage for three days, away from distractions, being out in nature, and spending quality time with friends.

This month was full of work, commitments, and a lot of behind the scene things. It was also a time of reflection for me to think about life, personal areas needing growth, and the mission behind my blog. As much as I love what I’m doing, sometimes I get a little frustrated with myself regarding the content I’m putting out there. I learned VERY quickly that my goal of three posts a week was definitely not sustainable for my lifestyle–and that may have contributed to my lack of wanting to write in April. Now that I’m getting back into the swing of things, I think that I will try to post two times a week (as life allows) and my desire is to make them more meaningful and intentional. Blog posts will be published again on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the weeks that I am able to work on content.

See you soon in some more blog posts!

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April 2017 Favorites 

 

He-llllllo! I had to take a break from blogging last week for some work-related stuff, but I’m back just in time to talk about my favorite things in April. Keep on reading if you want to know what they are! This post is not sponsored but a genuine review of things I have been enjoying.

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Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks. I know this sounds weird, and it probably tastes weird to other people, but I have really been enjoying these snacks. It’s basically like eating green paper but it tastes just like sushi. The Wasabi flavored ones are also amazing. And the best part is that each packet is under $1.

Warby Parker Louise Glasses. I bought these frames a few months ago and I have been wearing them more, now that I’m used to them. I love the champagne color of the frames and the fact that they’re translucent and go with everything. I also really like that they come in a sturdy, colorful, and hard-shell case. If you’re interested in purchasing a pair of Warby Parker glasses, visit their website to order a home try-on kit which allows you to wear 5 different frames for 5 days–for free! Learn more by clicking this link.

Stranded Loose Powder Dry Shampoo in Brunette. I have been using this product for a few months but have just been really enjoying it this month. This product was developed by two friends who were looking for a natural dry shampoo that was actually good for your hair, so they decided to make it themselves. I really love that it comes in Blonde, Brunette, and Red to meet the needs of everyone’s hair colors. I have been using the Brunette shade because my hair is no longer colored and my natural color is dark blonde. I highly recommend this product if you’re looking for a natural dry shampoo. To learn more and possibly order some of your own, visit The Stranded Shop.

Elf Poreless Face Primer. Warmer weather is coming but so is the humidity. I tend to have issues with my makeup staying on all day in the summer and so I will use a face primer during those months. I really like this primer because it minimizes the appearance of pores, it smells like tea tree oil, and it does keep my foundation on all day.

KUT from the Kloth Ripped Boyfriend Jeans. I don’t know why, but I am really into ripped jeans these days. There’s just something so homey and casual about them and you can dress them up or down. I bought this pair of jeans through StitchFix several months ago and they were such a good investment purchase. I typically don’t spend that much on jeans but I now have 2 pairs from this brand and they are the only ones I wear now.

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The Night Shift. I have been watching a lot of Netflix lately while studying and I found Seasons 1-2 of this show. I’m hooked and I’m excited that it’s an ongoing show so I can watch more episodes this summer. This show is about an ER in Texas that is run by ex-military physicians. Although medical drama shows are rarely accurate of an actual hospital setting, I still like to watch them to learn more (and sometimes mock the unrealistic aspects).

What have you been loving this month?

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