THE WEEKEND WARRIOR
So you’ve been told you need to stay home to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19. Concerts, comedy shows, restaurants, etc. are canceled and closed. While you’re stuck at home, you might as well make the most of it! This week’s WEEKEND WARRIOR is all about things you can do while you exercise “social distancing.” This will be the LAST WEEKEND WARRIOR until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Stay healthy!
RECONNECT WITH YOUR FAMILY
Have you noticed that life has turned into a bit of a rat-race lately? As strange as the Coronavirus halt of normal activity has been, to some degree, it’s blessing in disguise on many levels. It’s the one global event that is slowing us ALL down, and a good opportunity to reconnect with our families. For “3 Great Tips for Reconnecting with Your Family,”
ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
How long has it been since you’ve done a sweep of your closet to make it clean and clutter free? Perhaps it’s time to yank those clothes you haven’t worn for several years, and drop them at a donation center (if the donation center is open), or just organize your wardrobe. Visit RealSimple.com
to learn about the “10 Secrets Only Professional Closet Organizers Know.”
MAKE A LIGHT SHADE WITH YOUR EXTRA TOILET PAPER
Yep… If you’re one of those who went out to clear the shelves of Costco, you can do more with your toilet paper than you originally thought! You can actually create this very cool pendant light shade with that Charmin surplus. Visit MyLifeOnCraft.com
to learn how, and maybe pick up some other fun craft ideas while on this cool site.
CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK
Which 2020 books are flying off the shelves? Visit Elle.com
to find out! Since Amazon isn’t delivering “non-essential” items, it’s looking like you’ll need to utilize Apple Books
, Google Books
, or any other e-book app that suits your needs. Or rediscover a favorite from your own library. Grab your coziest blanket and settle in for a good read!
EXPLORE NORTHERN NEVADA REAL ESTATE
Curious about what real estate is available for sale in Northern Nevada? Check out the active inventory on one of the best real estate search engine available. Set yourself up for a quick search. But if you want to delve a little deeper and more specific (i.e., certain age of construction, single vs. two-story, etc.) then create an account, and I’ll get you headed in the right direction. Better than Zillow, you actually see what’s active, not pending! Visit DeniseHallerbach.RealScout.Me
to get started!
VIRTUALLY TOUR ONE OF A DOZEN MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD
Get your culture and education on by visiting one of 12 museums around the globe without leaving your couch! From New York and Washington D.C., to Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Korea and more, you’ll be virtually touring the finest art galleries in the world at SouthernLiving.com
LEARN TO PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ONLINE
If you’ve been itching to learn how to play a musical instrument, instruction is available online! Take your pick from 10 different instruments, participate in voice lessons, learn music theory or how to conduct, at iMusic-School.com
TRY OUT SOME NEW RECIPES
Now that many restaurants are closed, and you may not be working in your usual place of business, you may see more home cooking in your near future. I’ve been posting some of my favorite personal recipes and website recipes on my own blog over the last several years. Search back and find some that you want to try in your kitchen! Just visit DeniseHallerbach.com/Blog/Favorite-Recipes
BRING ORDER TO YOUR KITCHEN PANTRY
Whether you’re up for a complete pantry make-over, or just need to tidy things up a bit, the world wide web is chock full of brilliant ideas that will help you enjoy being in your kitchen more. Click Here
to access ample websites speaking to the subject.
LEARN MAGIC ONLINE
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of magic? Well maybe this downtime is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Impossibles University
can help you check magic off your bucket list! Receive instructional videos every Monday & Wednesday, two live 30-minute video chats and one weekly live video jam session with all students. Visit ImpossiblesMagicShop.com
for more details!
BREAK OUT THE BOARD GAMES
Dust off your old board games or discover some new ones to enjoy with your family. Visit TheSpruce.com
for a list of “The 12 Best Family Board Games of 2020,”
including one called Pandemic
. The cooperative board game, published in 2008, calls on the players in randomly selected roles to cure four different diseases before before a pandemic outbreak occurs.
WATCH AN ACADEMY AWARD WINNER… OR TWO
The 2020 Academy Awards celebrated the best movies shown in theaters last year. The award nominated and winning films are now available for viewing in the comfort of our own homes. Partake in a marathon of these honored films at Redbox.com
TIDY UP YOUR GARAGE
Ahhh… the feeling of comfortably parking your cars in the garage, and having plenty of space to walk around them. It comes after you have cleared out a bunch of unnecessary items you don’t really need anymore, and organizing what you keep. Visit OrganizedLiving.com
for a wonderful guide to straightening up your garage.
LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE
So you’ve been wanting to speak French the next time you visit Paris. Or German at your next Oktoberfest! Take your pick amongst 35 different language courses that will have you traveling the globe and communicating more effectively when we’re clear to do so, at Duolingo.com
START OR CONTINUE A JOURNAL
Now is the perfect time to do a little reflection and put your thoughts to paper. Journaling is a therapeutic activity with effects similar to meditation. Furthermore, journaling by hand can also help with memory, facilitate learning and enhance creative expression. Check out TinyBuddha.com
for “10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive.”
EXERCISE YOUR MIND AND BODY WITH YOGA
Exercise gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing, and helps our lungs stay healthy. We all need to be strong to fight whatever illnesses we’re exposed to, whatever they may be. From introductory instruction to power yoga for more experienced participants, visit YouTube.com
for a great assortment of videos to practice yoga at home.
PLAN YOUR FINANCES
40% of Americans don’t have a financial plan. Are you among that group and want to make a change? When it comes to developing a plan you can actually follow, acting on 9 Basic Steps will help make your goals more achievable. Take a look at GoodFinancialCents.com for more information.
GET CAUGHT UP ON SCRAPBOOKING
If you’re like me, it’s been years since I scrapbooked anything. Perhaps this is a good time to get caught up or even start a scrapbooking project. Take a look at RootAndBranchPaper.com
to learn “How to Scrapbook Like Pro”
to get going!
TAKE ONLINE ART AND DRAWING CLASSES
Bring out your inner Ansel Adams, and take an art class online! You never know what you’re capable of until your try! Explore a world of creativity at CreativeBloq.com
PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR SPRING
Weather-permitting, wherever you may live, it might be a good weekend for you to start preparing your garden for spring! Visit CountryLiving.com
for “7 Tips on Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring.”