Polar Vortex – Round 2

Ok, Polar Vortex – Round 2, we’re all ready for you! When Round 1 hit, we were all excited about the idea of time away from work or school. Now, it just seems cruel and endless. Last time, I spent my day indoors thinking of things I could be doing on a winter’s day.

Of course, you’d like to think you will spend the time cleaning or doing all those home repair projects you’ve been putting off. Yeah. Right. In reality, you are more likely to sit on the couch in your pajamas, munching snack foods, and watching game shows. (Or is that just me?) When you decide to move off the couch, here’s a few things you can do…

TRY A NEW HAIRSTYLE!

sock bun

Those buns on top of the head keep popping up everywhere. Wondering how to make it happen? Here’s some tips I found on how to style your hair with a sock bun: http://www.wikihow.com/Do-a-Sock-Bun.

 fishtail-braid-fixed_gal

Or you can try a fishtale braid, because… why not?

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/hair/hair-tips-00100000077218/page6.html

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IMPROMPTU DANCE PARTY!

riskyJDAY

Have you ever seen that famous Risky Business scene where Tom Cruise slides across the floor in his socks? Look it up. I can tell you it’s as much fun as it looks. Instead of letting the cold air bring you down, get some friends together, download a good tune, throw on a pair of socks, and have a slip-sliding dance party! (Admittedly, this idea came from an accidental combination of slippery socks and Pledge dusting spray on the floor.)

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FOOOOOOOOOD!

Um, I would be remiss if I did not advise you to utilize your time by cooking or baking some delicious treat. Duh! Cold, snowy days usually make me want comfort food. My go-to favorites are Brownie in a Mug and Homemade Pudding. Oh so good!

 [Brownie in a Mug]

 brownie in a mug

Get the recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/microwave-chocolate-mug-brownie-349246

[Homemade Pudding]

vanilla pudding

I LOVE this recipe! Because I can’t do dairy, I use Light Vanilla Soy Milk instead. Perfection!

http://sewhooked.com/2009/09/09/recipe-homemade-vanilla-pudding/

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This cold weather may not be fun, but hopefully these few ideas I have shared will make it bearable… perhaps, even memorable? Do you have other ideas? Feel free to leave a comment and share!

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