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Tik Tok Trends – COVID-19 Safe Activities From Home

Staying home has been an adjustment for all of us.

Here are a few ideas to make staying in just as fun going out.

Tik Tok Trends

Tik Tok has taken the internet by storm! It is one of the most popular apps available and it is full of great original content. Whether you like comedy videos, cooking videos, dog videos, or fashion, you will definitely find something on Tik Tok that suits you. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through the app, try making your own content. Making content is so fun and it really is an opportunity to show off your skills. If you don’t know where to start, no worries! Here is a list of easy Tik Tok trends you can do from home right now.

Whipped Cream Toss

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This challenge is hilarious and all you need is whipped cream! Simply put a small amount of whipped cream on your left hand, and use your right wrist to hit your left forearm. This will send the whipped cream flying in the air. As the whipped cream falls down, try and catch it in your mouth. This is a great challenge to do with other people in your house, it’s messy but so fun. Here is a video example from Pete Morales.

Dog Glow-up Trend

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This is the cutest challenge on Tik Tok! For this trend, you are going to need the help of your pup. All you need to do is film your dog now and then insert a clip of them as a puppy. Try to make the settings as similar in the first and second video so people can really see how much your cute dog has grown. This is also a great way to capture memories of your furry best friend. Here is an example from OrzoTheGolden on Tik Tok.

Snow Jumping Trend

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It is wintertime in Colorado, which means it’s snow season! This trend is great because all you need is some snow. Using the sound in this video by Federico on Tik Tok, jump into a pile of snow every time the sound says “wee”. This is funny but simple! Plus, who doesn’t like playing in the snow?! Make sure you are being careful and not doing anything that could hurt you. Throw on a jacket and some gloves and have fun in the snow!

Domino Challenge

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For this Tik Tok trend, you are going to need a partner! Grab someone from your house and have them do this awesome dance challenge with you! You are probably going to need to practice a few times before you press record, but that is all part of the fun! You can even film your bloopers to make fun memories! Dancing is great exercise and a lot of fun, show off your moves with this groovy trend. Here is an example of the dance from Jessie J herself.

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Valentines Day Recipes – COVID-19 Safe Activities From Home

Staying home has been an adjustment for all of us.

Here are a few ideas to make staying in just as fun going out.

Valentines Day Recipes

Whether you have a Valentine this year or just a sweet tooth, you are going to love these sweet treats! These heart-shaped, pink treats will get you in the spirit of love. Send a batch of treats to some friends, share them with your partner or keep them for yourself. No matter what you decide to do, these tasty sweets are guaranteed to fill your heart up with love.

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Rice Krispie Hearts

This recipe is based on everyone’s favorite childhood snack… Rice Krispie Treats! This is the cutest way to show your love for your friends and family. It is sweet, simple, and absolutely delicious! You can add M&M’s or some sprinkles, really whatever treat you like! This recipe is totally customizable, which means you can personalize it especially for your Valentine. If you want to know how to make this recipe, you can find the full instructions on Lifestyle with Leah.

Cupid Chow

If you love trail mix or any salty and sweet snack this is going to be your new favorite treat. This is probably the easiest recipe on this list, all it requires is mixing! This is great for a snack, to throw in your kid’s lunch box, or to give in a Valentine’s Day gift basket! This treat is a simple way to show love to your friends and family. Give it a try, this DIY comes from Crafty Morning.

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red velvet anything just screams Valentine’s Day! These cake balls are delicious, they give you the perfect little bite of cake without being too much. If you are skeptical about red velvet, don’t worry (shhh… it’s just chocolate). This is a fun treat that you can have any time of year, but adding a little pink and red will make this sweet treat perfectly festive. This yummy DIY comes from Chocolate With Grace.

Mini Apple Pie

This is a great take on an American classic. You don’t have to have grandma make this apple pie. It is simple, delicious and festive. This dessert is most definitely for the dessert connoisseur in your life. An apple pie is no easy feat, but you will definitely be happy that you tried this delicious Valentine’s Day recipe! For the full recipe, check out Good Life of a Housewife.

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Stay Connected – COVID-19 Safe Activities From Home

Staying home has been an adjustment for all of us.

Here are a few ideas to make staying in just as fun going out.

Stay Connected

It is more important than ever to stay connected and check in on your loved ones. Since the beginning of COVID-19 everyone has been asked to stay home and to stay away from people outside of their households. This has been isolating for many, we are social creatures who thrive off of connecting with others. In order to keep us all from going crazy, make an effort to reach out to your family and friends. In this post we show you how you can safely stay connected during COVID-19.

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Play Games on FaceTime

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Playing games over video chat is actually very fun! It will make you feel as though you were sitting right next to your loved ones. You can play several games over FaceTime or Zoom! You can play charades, hangman, would you rather, Pictionary and so much more. All you need is some creativity and you can play any game! Games will give you a laugh and entertain you. Try it out!

Host a Zoom Theme Party

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If you miss attending social gatherings and parties, no need to worry! You can throw a virtual event. Send a virtual invitation out to your friends and include a zoom link! Choose a dress up theme and play some games! Go crazy with your theme ideas. You can do a Great Gatsby theme, a decades theme or a little white lies theme. The possibilities are truly endless, so be creative!

Schedule a Weekly Call

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Making good habits and staying connected with friends and family is very important. Set up a weekly zoom call with your family! You can do it at dinner time so you can eat and catch up! This will make your loved ones feel appreciated and connected with you. Keeping social connections strong is going to be beneficial to you and your loved ones. It is always nice to feel like you have people in your life who care deeply about you.

Host a Netflix Watch Party

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We covered this in our blog post in this series in October, but it is so good we had to share it again! Netflix has service called Watch Party that allows for you to watch a film simultaneously with your friends. This is great if you miss going to the movie theaters, but is is almost better because you are in the comfort of your own home! Pick a fun film and set up a movie date.

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Dog DIY Projects – COVID-19 Activities From Home

Staying home has been an adjustment for all of us.

Here are a few ideas to make staying in just as fun going out.

Dog DIY Projects

For many of us, our dogs are like family. Taking care of your pup and showing them love is just as important as taking care of your loved ones. In these DIY projects, we will show you small ways you can pamper your dog and show them some love. These projects are budget-friendly and relatively easy, so anyone can do them!

Dog Paw Balm

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Dog paws are super sensitive, and over time they begin to crack and dry out from being on hot and rough surfaces. Taking care of your pup’s paws is an essential part of caring for them. Try out this DIY from SHTFPreparedness, to make a balm to protect your dog’s paws. This recipe, in particular, is great because it is completely safe for your dog when they will inevitably lick their paws.

Dog Bandana

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Something about dogs in bandanas is so cute. Bandanas are the perfect way to dress up your pup without putting them in full outfits. They are nonrestrictive but fashionable, and will make your dog look picture perfect! Instead of paying for an overpriced dog branded bandana, make your own! By making your own you are able to customize the colors and patterns of your bandana and make it the perfect size for your pup! Try out this DIY from Lia Griffith.

Snuffle Mat

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Snuffle mats are little pieces of fabric that you tie together and then hide dog treats in for your pup to try and find. Think of snuffle mats as brain training for your dog! This activity will keep your dog’s senses strong as they try to pinpoint where the treat is inside of the mat. This is one of the simplest DIY projects on this list, it only requires pieces of scrap fabric, so you don’t even need to go to the store. For more information on how to make a snuffle mat for your dog, check out this DIY from Canine Compilation.

Wooden Dog Bed

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Many of us can agree that sometimes store-bought dog beds are less than stylish. If you have a pampered pooch that would prefer to sit on the couch than in their bed, try making this wooden dog bed. It is a stylish version of a dog bed that you can customize so it looks better in your home and that your dog is more enticed to lay in. You can alter the proportions as well as handpick the cushion your dog will lay on. For detailed instructions, look at this DIY from My Frugal Adventures.

Doggy Cooling Mat

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Winter is slowly coming to an end, which means it is time to start preparing for the warmer months. During the summer here in Colorado, temperatures can reach up to 90 degrees so it is important your dog stays cool. This DIY cooling mat from Diana Rambles is great for your pup, it will keep them comfortable as it gets warmer!

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Repurposing Common Household Items – COVID-19 Activities From Home

Staying home has been an adjustment for all of us.

Here are a few ideas to make staying in just as fun going out.

Repurposing Common Household Items

If you don’t feel like going to the store to do a craft or if you’re on a budget, finding items in your house to repurpose is a great alternative. Repurposing common household items is a great way to give old things a new life. Maybe you have a hand me down item that isn’t quite your style but has sentimental value, repurpose it! Repurposing is eco-friendly and budget-friendly. Find some of these items in your house and add your own personal flair, it is much better than buying something new.

Candle Jars to Cute Containers

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If you love candles. you will understand just how fast empty candle jars begin to stack up. Instead of tossing the beautiful glass candle jars, you can turn them into cute containers. These containers are perfect for q-tips or cotton balls, maybe you can even use them as a place to put your spare change. The ways you use these newly converted containers are completely up to you. Find a use for the containers that benefits you. There is a great DIY for this project by From Evija With Love, click here to check it out.

Magazine Rack to Planter Box

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Remember those old magazine racks that your mom has in her house? Ask her to take it! Since no one is really buying paper magazines anymore (thank you Internet), the old magazine rack would be much better served as something else. In a DIY from Salvaged Inspirations, they show you how you can transform the magazine rack into a beautiful planter box. This DIY is fairly simple and will add a new and fresh element to your home.

Old Book to Secret Storage Box

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As much as we would all like to be book lovers, it’s more realistic to assume you have a few large books that you never pick up. This DIY is all about transforming these unused books into a hidden treasure. If you liked mysteries growing up you have probably heard of people using old books as hiding spots. This DIY from Girl in the Garage will show you how you can make your own! You can hide valuables or extra money, no one will suspect you keep these items hidden on your bookshelf.

Worn Out Drawers to Shelves

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You can truly never have too much storage space or decorative elements in your home. The old drawers that sit inside of that worn-out dresser you have can be beautifully converted into decorative shelving. These new shelves can be a perfect home for small houseplants, photos, and other small trinkets. These types of decorations will make your house feel finished and comfortable. The inspiration for this idea came from Girl in the Garage. Feel free to make this DIY your own by adding your favorite colors.

Ladder to Photo Display

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Pictures are a great decorative element to add to your home, but sometimes it is hard to find space to put up all of your favorite photos. For this DIY, find yourself an old ladder either from your house or a thrift store and make it a space to hang your old photos. This is a very cute DIY that requires very minimal effort to create. If you need some instruction on how best to accomplish this, check out this great DIY from Home and Garden.

To check out last weeks blog in this series, click here.

Sources

Home and Garden: Ladder to Photo Display

Girl in the Garage: Drawers to Shelves

Girl in the Garage: Book to Secret Storage

Salvaged Inspirations: Magazine Rack to Planter Box

From Evija with Love: Candle Jars to Containers