After a summer full of activities and back to school just around the corner, you're probably running low on weekends and ways to fill them. If you're anything like us (a bit of a homebody) staycations are a great way to upgrade a boring at-home weekend.
Be a tourist for the day!
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, sometimes you forget that awesome adventures are right under your nose. Don’t be afraid to explore the town forest, the local bookstore, or even create a bucket list of local activities -- this will force you to get out of the house and do something unique outside of your daily routine. Don’t worry about seeing world famous sites, sometimes going on a nature walk or eating at a cool new restaurant is tourist-y enough.
A backyard campout is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the comfort (and luxuries) of your home. If your family (kids included) have never been camping, backyard campouts are a great way to get them comfortable with the idea. It’s easy, it’s foolproof, and if it doesn’t work? Just walk back inside! Grab a tent (or make one), some sleeping bags, flashlights, and snacks and set up your own little campground. Make it even more special by setting up a grill or a firepit and enjoy s’mores!
Mommy & Me spa day!
Self-care is so important, no matter your age. Enjoy a spa day at home with your kiddos by following these easy steps. The first step of any good spa day is a relaxing bath or shower. If you’re taking a bath, throw in a bath bomb to make the moment extra-special. If you’re taking a shower, hang some eucalyptus leaves from your shower head and create your own little sauna! You can’t have a spa day without the spa atmosphere. Dim the lights, light a few candles or diffuse some lavender oil, and pop on some soothing music. Dress up in your favorite robes, manis and pedis are next!