Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Avoiding the bad weather blues
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Avoiding the bad weather blues

2:23 PM

If any of you look at my pictures you see the snow.  I live in the mountains of NJ and it snows, A LOT.  It doesn’t usually snow this much, but for some reason this winter has been intense with the amount of snow.
If you follow me on any other social media networks you know that I’ve already almost gotten into about 10 accidents, the pot holes have been terrible on my car, and it’s just downright cold.  Having to clean off your car or plow the driveway in negative degree weather is not how I like to spend my day! Don’t get me wrong working from home is AWESOME, but seriously I’m so ready for 90 degree weather.  I’ve read many complaints from fellow friends about the winter weather this year and I say we put an end to this!  Let’s make the best of it!

With all of that being said, I wanted to talk about a few ways to avoid the bad weather blues.

Work on DIY projects
Ok, so of course most of you know that I recently (January 19th to be exact) have opened up my own Etsy shop.  It’s actually pretty funny how this started.  I was bored one day, literally all of my DIY projects start off with this saying.  It was snowing and I couldn’t go anywhere so I decided I was going to start making some ornaments for the Christmas tree and my coworkers because they all celebrate Christmas and had trees in their home.  The ornaments lead to a vase that I had brought back from Texas that my mom asked if I could paint so she could use it as a center piece for her Christmas bouquet.  Ok, it wasn’t really a bouquet it was more so smaller branches from the pine tree in our yard and some of those red berry things, not too sure what they are called actually.  Then I saw a mason jar in my brothers room.  I thought you know what, I’ve seen so many awesome DIY’s on Pinterest about mason jars so why not make a center piece for this too!  That lead to a second jar that I found in my brothers room and then I bought a few jars and it just went from there.  Now, here I am a little over two months later with an Etsy store.  Who would’ve thought?
I find DIY projects relaxing and calming.  It’s almost therapeutic for me.  I come home from a long day at the office my mom and I have coffee while she works on her store and I work on either this blog or my mason jars.  Our little fur babies hang out by our feet and we call it fun.  I’m not saying to go and redo a whole entire room because we all know that takes time (which hint hint, check back in a few months I’m redoing my whole entire room!) but start with little DIY’s on Pinterest.  Try out some nail art, or some paper wreath projects, which might I say are extremely awesome looking.

Ok, so we all know that organizing can either be super frustrating or super awesome.  I personally find it frustrating because I work in chaos.  When I paint my jars I have brushes everywhere, paint bottles everywhere, I paint about 6+ jars at a time, seal the other ones in the basement and make the clay for the other ones.  So pretty much, I work better in a mess.  This doesn’t mean that you should live in a mess.  Organizing can also refer to your finances.  Of course don’t attempt to be an accountant (if you aren’t one) but just check your budget, maybe you were curious to find out how much you’re spending a month on food or gas, or shoes.  I read these articles by my awesome blogger friend Ellen from Ask Away and instead of me attempting to give tips on organizing you should just read her posts.  It will seriously be worth your while!

Pamper Yourself
I think this one is a no brainer.  Snow day=relaxing time.  Well not 100% for me because I work from home when there’s a snow day but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a face mask on while working.  If you do have time take a nice hot bath.  Unless the pipes are frozen, then I can’t really help you there.
One simple face mask that I actually swear by that you can make at home is an oatmeal facemask.  You literally just take oatmeal and make it the way you normally would.  Let it cool down so you don’t burn your face and then just rub it on.  Let it sit there until it dries and rinse off!  The rinsing part is hard but the end result is a great one!

Catch up on Chores
You know that towel that has been sitting on the floor that you’ve been meaning to put in the washer, or nail that’s sticking out of the wall that you’ve been meaning to hammer in?  Take care of that!  I know, super boring because who wants to clean when they’re already miserable due to the weather.  However, you’ll feel much better afterwards because then you know it would have been finished and you can technically say you were productive.

Catch up on shows that have made it to Netflix
I think I’m not alone when I say that Netflix is addicting.  I watched all of The Walking Dead from Netflix literally back to back, I’ve watched Heartland, Hart of Dixie, Pretty Little Liars, and The Following.  Have a snow day and you literally don’t feel like doing anything and being a bum all day (we ALL need those once in a while), just watch some Netflix.  Although I do have to prepare you for the disappointment.  You have to wait until you can see what happens in the next season, unless you find it on the website of the show.

Those are just some ways I beat the bad weather blues.  Although like I said in the beginning, I can’t wait for the heat!

Oh, and I found out that it's supposed to get in the 50's this weekend.  WOOOHOOO!!

I actually do the guys version too haha!


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  1. I'm watching Heartland now and did you know there's 7 seasons and the newest ones come UP. I dont have this station but i hope i'm able to watch them online on that website once i'm done. i'm only on season 2.

    1. I know I love Heartland!!! I've watched every single episode and every single season!!!


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