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    Fun Ideas for a Spring Break Spent at Home

    Ideas For Spring Break

    Fun Ideas for a Spring Break Spent at Home

    It seems like everyone but you has plans for an amazing Spring Break vacation. Don’t let this get you down. You also have amazing Spring Break plans – regardless if you go anywhere.

    If you are stuck at home for Spring Break, this list is for you!

    Read

    All those books on your reading list that are sitting on your shelf collecting dusty are ready to be picked up. Grab the one you’ve been eyeing and go outside and read while soaking up some sun in the backyard. Or go to a local coffee shop, get your favorite pastry, and read.

    Binge Netflix

    There are so many shows on Netflix that have many seasons to keep you busy all week. My favorite shows to binge are Grey’s Anatomy, Law and Order, Friends, That 70’s show, You, Gossip Girl and The Office. All of these shows are extremely addicting. Trust me, you will not get bored.

    Bake

    Bake cookies or a cake. If you don’t usually bake, learn! Baking is so much fun and you get to eat whatever you bake. Get creative and just experiment. Learn to bake in a new way, like making vegan or healthy chocolate chip cookies. There are so many recipes and fun ideas on Pinterest, so have fun looking them up and start baking!

    Redecorate/Organize

    I am sure your room could use a new look, I know mine could. Change up the way your bed is positioned in your room, or move your dresser next to the window. Change things up a bit. Or organize your drawers. I know it is easy for clothes to get jumbled up and it becomes frustrating trying to close drawers. So, dedicate a day to organizing, refolding your clothes or redo your closet.

    Exercise

    Go on a morning run or start a new exercise routine. Exercising can only improve your health, so try it out! Or maybe go on Youtube and learn how to do yoga or pilates. There are so many different workouts out there and Youtube is full of free ones.

    Treat Yourself

    Give yourself a spa day. Put on a face mask, prop up your feet and watch your favorite romance movie. Finally, paint your fingernails and toenails. It’s about time – since you have been slowly watching the polish chip the past few months.

    Start A Blog

    Finally, write that first blog post you have been putting off for months. You know have a whole week to design a blog and express yourself through writing. Be bold and make it your own!

    There are an endless amount of ideas to keep you occupied all spring break.

    If you find yourself bored, think of all the things you’d like to do during the school year that you never have time for and do them!

    Make the most of your week and relax. You deserve it!

  • Fun

    My Top 10 Favorite Games

    Who doesn’t love to play games?

    I know I do. My family is a huge supporter of all varieties of entertainment, from digital gaming consoles to board games to in-person action games. If you’re like me and find playing games essential to any in-home social gathering, I have some favorites to share with you.

    It took me forever to narrow down a list of games into my top ten favorites, but here it is:

    1. Cards Against Humanities/ Apples to Apples

    If you love regretting every decision you ever made, then these two games are for you. No, but really, both are card games that offer “fill in the blank” spaces. The person with the funniest response wins that round. The regret part comes from realizing too late that you had a perfect answer for that round after the turn was up. The Cards Against Humanities game is the adult version of Apples to Apples. So, depending on the crowd, you can choose the censored version or the free for all version.

    To Buy: https://www.target.com/p/cards-against-humanity-game/-/A-51078183?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Toys_Priority%2BShopping&adgroup=Toys_Priority+TCINs&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9012499&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=Cj0KCQiA597fBRCzARIsAHWby0G7cIt_jiZiUUvz9LfJ3s-YweOTaTzKOUBW3oJaMxnsLSJkhR8jjFEaAgt2EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    To Buy: https://www.target.com/p/apples-to-apples-game/-/A-15745307

     

    1. Heads Up!

    Want to jump around like your crazy and get in a heated battle of charades? Then play Heads Up!. This game can be played on from an App or the card game version. You start by picking a category. Then someone is chosen to be “it.” Whoever is it will shake the phone or pick a card, allowing a specific topic, item, character, etc. to pop up. Without looking at the answer, the person that is “it” places the phone or card on their forehead, revealing the answer to everyone else. Then, it becomes a heated battle of charades to get the person who is “it” to guess the answer stuck to their forehead.

    You can also play this game with sheets of paper if you don’t have a smartphone. Have everyone write topics down on small pieces of paper and draw from a pile to play.

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Continuum-Games-Heads-Party-Game/dp/B00HXCHCAY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543034575&sr=8-1&keywords=game+heads+up

     

    1. Clue

    Get ready to suspect everyone in this game of murder mystery. I love guessing games, especially if a little detective work goes into it. For this game, a series of characters, weapons, and rooms are divided amongst all players, and one card from each category is placed in a center manila envelope. The cards in the center of the board are the answers to who killed someone, with what weapon, and in which room. Each player is given a sheet of paper with all cards listed out, and they get to go around asking who has which cards during their turn. By the end of the game, someone has deduced which cards are in the center.

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-A5826079-CLUE-Game/dp/B01JYVHMVA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543034658&sr=8-1&keywords=clue+board+game

     

    1. Mario Kart 8

    My family lives for this game. Whether it is the original Mario Kart of the latest version (Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Switch). Each player gets to choose which character from the Mario world and races the other players in the game. If you’re not that into racing games, there are also battle segments you can play in. For battles, you get to drive around either stealing balloons, throwing explosives, or avoiding being captured by giant plants.

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Mario-Kart-8-Deluxe-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B01N1037CV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543034683&sr=8-2&keywords=mario%2Bkart%2B8%2Bdeluxe%2Bnintendo%2Bswitch&th=1

    1. Scene It: Disney 2nd Edition

    Every year for Christmas, Santa would leave a Scene It board game on our piano. This was the beginning of our family game night obsession. This game is a great mix of a board game, card game, and television game.  Each player rolls the dice and has a chance to be asked trivia questions from cards, have to watch a small clip from a Disney movie, play against the other players during “All Play”, and many other things. It’s always fun to see who remembers the most Disney related material. Unfortunately, the Scene It games were discontinued, but can still be purchased through second-hand suppliers.

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Scene-DVD-Game-Disney-2nd/dp/B000OC5Z9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543034710&sr=8-1&keywords=scene+it+disney+2nd+edition

    1. Trivial Pursuit

    This game requires the brain of someone who reads encyclopedias for a living. There are questions ranging from the late 1960s to the late 2000s. One card could ask a question about a Disney Character, the next one could be about who created the General Motors car company. Good luck with this one!

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Trivial-Pursuit-Family-Exclusive/dp/B00NQQTXNK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1543034732&sr=8-5&keywords=trivial+pursuit

    1. Monopoly

    I’m sure you know by now that you aren’t supposed to play this game with loved ones. It ruins relations. You have to be willing to steal land and money from your family and friends. But luckily, it’s just a board game so eventually, they’ll forgive you. Or not. Who knows?

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-C1009-Monopoly-Classic-Game/dp/B01MU9K3XU/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1543034765&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Monopoly&psc=1

    1. Wii Sports

    I’m throwing it back to mid-2000s with this one. My family still plays the Wii gaming console to this day, especially to throw some tennis balls around and see who can pretend hit a baseball across a field. Who doesn’t love sports where you don’t actually have to be physical? In all seriousness, this game does require some physical exertion if you don’t cheat, but it is still a fun game.

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-CS95SMB-BRK-Wii-Sports/dp/B0017Q4DGI/ref=sr_1_3?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1543034824&sr=1-3&keywords=wii+sports

    1. Super Mario Party

    The Mario universe is a gold mine. The company who created it really knew what they were doing. This is the second Mario game on this list, and I failed to mention that we also have a Mario version of Monopoly. In Super Mario Party, there are several gaming options with the main one being a digital board game to compete on against other players. The goal is to get the most starts by the end, which can be pretty tricky when the board changes every on occasion.

    To buy: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Mario-Party-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B07DJY81FP/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543034441&sr=8-1&keywords=mario%2Bparty%2Bswitch&th=1

    1. Scrabble

    Last, but not least, Scrabble. This is my all-time favorite game. Whether it be a board game or a digital version, I love playing it. You get to test the limits of your vocabulary by connecting opposing players words to your own. If you have never played before, I recommend doing so.

    To Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-A8166-Scrabble-Crossword-Game/dp/B00IL5XY9K/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1543034851&sr=1-1&keywords=scrabble