Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom + HM #171

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #171! My question for you today is…are you BORED yet? This week’s THEME is Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom! Are you snowed in? Are you bored? Do you need some fresh ideas to keep you busy this time of year? That’s what today’s post is all about! And I’m SO excited to share it with you! #SnowDayIdeas #HomeMattersParty

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Snow Day Ideas – Rock the Boredom + HM #171

Here are five inspiring ideas for from around the blogosphere to keep you NOT bored this time of year! 

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Spectacular Snow Day Activities with My Boys from Rachel @ Craving Some Creativity

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party Menu & Recipes from Bryt @ In Literature 

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Organizing Your Photos: How to Get Started from Andi @ Good Life Organizing

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How to Find Ancestors Who Came to the U.S. Through Ellis Island from Beth @ Living with Beth

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Just a Little Closet Organization from Kristen @ The Road to Domestication

So…looking at my ideas, you can see what some of MY favorite things to do when I’m bored are! I have a spot where I write down fun things (things I always think of to do when I’m super busy) and when things slow down and I’m looking for a new activity, I go back to that list. It’s like a “bored notebook” instead of a  bored jar, but I LOVE the idea of a jar! My hubby and I also LOVE movies, so why not do a movie marathon day and theme all your meals that day around the movies?! I mean, how fun is that?! After that I turn practical. I’m in the midst of scanning tons of old photos for our family – the next time I’m bored I’ll definitely be starting in on that project again. And don’t get me started on the ancestry research. I got stuck when all my mom’s relatives started speaking Dutch back in the day, and I can’t understand that language! But it’s “on my list” of things to work on when I get bored! But, my never-fail way to get rid of boredom and get some instant gratification is to organize a closet! I hope at least one of these ideas knocks the boredom out of you!

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Natural Ways to Clean the House

Y’all. We are down.

I mean, we are knocked down GOOD. Last week was the week of the stomach virus. This week we are fighting some kind of fever with no other symptoms…yet. I mean, thank goodness it’s not the flu, but it has not been pretty around here, I’ll tell you that much. 

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Of course, as much as I can, I’ve been airing out the house and CLEANING. Cleaning like my life depends on it. And trying to stay as natural yet effective with my cleaning products as humanly possible. 

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Nowadays, people are more interested in using natural products than ever. Every aspect from our life is influenced by this trend, even house cleaning. However, the intention of using natural products for your house or apartment cleaning is not bad at all, because this method improves indoor air quality and is much safer, especially for children.

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4 Reasons To Try A Food Tracker

These days we’re trying to be purposeful about our eating at my house.

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Making sure we only buy what we will eat. Eliminating foods that have no nutritional value. Using up food before we waste money buying more. Watching portion sizes. Eating all our leftovers. Snacking on fruits and veggies instead of junk. Not letting things go to waste. That kind of “healthy eating and healthy budgeting” all at the same time. 

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But one thing we really need to do better with is actually tracking what we eat!

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #167! I sure hope your 2018 is moving along beautifully! And speaking along those lines…this week’s THEME is Getting Your Home Organized and Back on Track, and, before we party, I want to share with you some inspiration to do just that! #HomeOrganization #HomeMattersParty

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Home Organization – After Holiday Routines + HM #167

Here are 5 posts on home organization and getting back into routines that I find super helpful!

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The Health Benefits of Knitting

There’s a few hobbies I’d like to take up in my free time. One of them is knitting.

When we were young, knitting was often something you associated with your gran. That is no longer the case. Many young people now enjoy the fun of picking up a set of needles, and being creative. And, it’s not just restricted to woman either; knitting is a craft that can be enjoyed by men as well.knitting-1462264795Hsn

One of the best things about knitting, is that it’s easy to make a start. You just need a pair of needles, some yarns and a pattern to follow. If you think that you might need some help, look for a knitting class in your area. Doing so means you get the instruction you need, and you also get to socialise with other novice knitters.

In addition to the social aspect, and the chance to create beautiful garments, you may be surprised by just how much knitting can benefit your health.

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