Hello Friends! I have been MIA from my blog lately battling a bad case of the flu. While I'm so happy to report that I'm feeling much better, father winter has decided to keep many of us down with snow and freezing temps. It is freezing here in Atlanta, so getting creative is the only way to prevent cabin fever.
Here are few ideas to stir up your creative juices and help you fight those winter blues:
Unleash the Chef within you and try a new recipe.
I am not the best cook by any means, but I love to play with fun and easy recipes that do not require 200 ingredients to make. Cold days are great for making soups and large pots of anything yummy. I picked up a Weightwatchers magazine while I was at the grocery store and made Italian wedding soup in only 15 minutes. It was yummy and perfect for a chilly night! You can also go on Pinterest and find easy recipe ideas and create a Foodie Board for more inspiration.
Read a Book.
And I mean a real book, not a fashion magazine which is what I usually read. It's nice to take a break from watching hours of The Bachelor and pick up a book. My daughter suggested this fun novel, "Where'd You Go, Bern-adette". It is light hearted and fun and easy to follow which keeps your spirits up. I ordered it via Amazon and received it the next day! Check out other Top sellers here.
Get Crafty. Try a DIY.
I love anything DIY. I have kept this spool of burlap ribbon in my drawer because I knew I would use it for something one day. Well, now is the day. I've wrapped it around candles, books and I've made bows with it that I've attached to frames with a glue gun. Get crazy, it's fun. Check out Pinterest for more DIY ideas!
Learn a New Craft.
Being trapped indoors can be the perfect time to learn something new! I've always wanted to learn how to create my own beaded necklaces. So, I went on YouTube and looked up jewelry making and beading videos and just started playing around with some old beads I had in my craft drawer. I'm thinking I may re-strand an old vintage necklace into something modern and cool. I'll keep you posted how well I do, but so far it has been a lot of fun to design and create my own jewelry! Click here for jewelry supplies and tools need to create your own collection.
Write a friend a letter. Just because.
I have never been one to hand write and send personal letters via traditional snail mail. It's so easy to text or email anymore that hand written letters have become a lost art. Texts and emails are erased and gone forever, while your letters remain. I have kept old letters and note cards that I've received over the years from my parents and loved ones. It's sweet to see their hand writing on something that I will always treasure.
On another note, I became obsessed with vintage typewriters as of late, so I had to include my recent find in these photos along with my pink vintage tea pot. It actually works, so I typed up a letter and mailed it to my Mom in-law, just for fun. Yes, she knows I'm nuts, but she really enjoyed receiving it in the mail!
While my old buddy, Champ, is happy to sleep it off this winter, I hope my ideas will inspire you to try something new!
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
~ Robert Brault ~