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Do you need some much deserved rest and relaxation?
And you don’t even have to hop on a plane or in the car to have the best vacation ever.
You could make this weekend feel like a vacation.
It is time to bring vacation home!
We have all heard about staycations and sight seeing in our own city. Hitting the local water park or the ski hill depending on the season. But what if money is tight and all you have is a weekend to spend? Well now you can bring the vacation home and celebrate the weekend in style.
5 Tips to making a weekend at home feel like a vacation
You can have the best weekend and not even leave the house or over spend your budget and still wake up Monday morning feeling well rested.
1. Unplug it!
Yes, unplug it. Put it away. Sign off. Do not respond to emails or beeps or pings or attention notices. Focus on what is important your family and getting some much needed rest and relaxation.
I’ll let you in on a secret, social media will be there when you get back. Essentially, we all need a break from the news updates, the pictures and the tweets. Good quality face to face contact is important.
2. Forget the schedule!
It’s your weekend sleep in if you want to. With our current busy schedules sometimes a sleep in or a pajama day feels so good. Let your brain get some extra sleep, your body and productivity will thank you.
And who says you can’t hang out in your pajamas or your yoga pants all day.
3. Plan something crazy fun!
Switch it up. No running errands or swapping laundry or cleaning the house this weekend. Plan something fun for your family to do. Maybe a scavenger hunt. Or plan a Hawaiian luau.
You can eat exotic foods, play theme related games. Change up the decor, invite a few friends over. Make some memories.
4. Bring camping home!
Who says you have to camp in the woods? Bring out the camping supplies and pitch the tent in the back yard. Or if you are limited on space plan a camp out in the living room.
Let the kids build a fort and make s’mores in the oven.
Oven Smore’s Recipe
- Graham Wafers
- Chocolate Pieces
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cover baking sheet with foil
- Place graham wafers on cookie sheet in a single layer
- Layer marshmallows on graham wafers
- Sprinkle chocolate pieces over marshmallows
- Top with single layer of graham wafers
- Bake for 3 to 5 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly
You can make your own variations by adding caramel pieces or peanut butter cups instead of the chocolate pieces.
5. Plan something you want to do!
Maybe you have been craving a spa weekend. Grab the girls and get some pedicures done. Or maybe you want to go for a hike or a picnic in the park. You have the time do it!
Life is short. Make the most of it. You don’t need to hop on a plane or travel miles to have an amazing vacation.
Updated June 8, 2020