Productive Things to do While Stuck at Home

We’re all doing our best to navigate uncharted waters. Most of us are spending more time at home than probably ever before. But, being stuck at home doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stuck inside. You can only watch so many Netflix episodes before you either a.) run out or b.) start going stir crazy. And while television in your pjs all day is extremely tempting, there’s plenty of at-home activities your family can engage in that’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

City league sports might be postponed, going to the park is currently out of the picture, and Chick-Fil-A’s playground is momentarily closed… what else is there to possibly do? We’ve got some ideas for you! 

Arts & Crafts Projects

How many times have you been asked: “What’s your favorite hobby?” and simply had no answer. Let’s be real here, most of us don’t have time for our own hobbies outside of work and providing transportation to all of our kids hobbies. 

But, now is your time to shine! Arts & crafts projects like painting or knitting can be fun for everyone and they can be done in the backyard to help avoid a disaster inside. When’s the last time you picked up a paint brush and released your inner Picasso? Make it exciting and host a “Facebook” contest. Post pictures of everyone’s masterpiece and let friends and family vote on their favorite!

Read a Book… or Ten?

Who doesn’t enjoy a good book every now and then? Some of us more often than others. So, this one is for all of our bibliophile’s out there. Now is as prime of a time as any to catch up on all those books you’ve been wanting to read. Again, this doesn’t have to take place inside. The sun is shining, the weather is sweet – so snag that book and head to the back porch for some fresh air and enlightenment!

Work in the Yard

Spring cleaning is right around the corner, so why not get a head start? This includes getting out in the yard and working on your landscape. Be honest, could your lawn use a little TLC? Are those shrubs looking a little rough? Weeds taking over? Time to put on those working gloves and get to landscaping. Make it a family affair by divvying out items for each family member to handle. 

If you choose the yard route and are in need of grass, RiverView Turf has you covered. We offer curbside sod grass delivery to the states of: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Grass varieties include: St. Augustine, Bermuda, Centipede and Zoysia. What better family project than laying new sod together? Order yours today by contacting our office at (251) 965-4727.

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2020 – The Year of Home Improvement Resolutions

Every year the new year arrives, brimming with possibilities. A fresh start. A new chance to achieve the things you may have slacked off on in 2019. An opportunity to leave the past behind you and surpass your goals.

Chances are, you’re probably really excited to set out on your venture of achieving your new year’s resolution. You might have vowed to quit smoking, lose some weight, travel more frequently, or spend some more time with your family and friends. But what about your home – the place where you’ll spend most of your year? So many of us pick these elaborate goals while often forgetting that improvements can be made at home, too!

They say home is where your heart is but we believe a lovelier, better organized, and more comfortable place to live will surely do wonders. Plus, many of the items you improve in your home can help to achieve your overall resolution. For example, if you’re wanting to lose weight then create a healthy kitchen. Here’s a few more of our favorite ideas on how to include home improvement in your 2020 resolution:

  • Cut down the use of energy
  • Create a healthy, family-friendly kitchen
  • Install low-maintenance and durable materials
  • Organize your space
  • Spend time together doing home improvement projects like installing new sod in the front yard to enhance your curb appeal
  • Create a system to keep your house clean (and stick with it!)
  • Make your home more inviting 

It may not seem like much, but improving your home could be just what you need in 2020. Whatever your resolution is, we wish you great luck and fortune in the new year!

Tips & Surprising Ideas for Decorating with Pumpkins

Despite the current temperature, fall is officially here! While the weather still feels like a mid-July summer, October is knocking on the door and cooler days are on the horizon. Don’t let the lack of low fall temperatures put a damper on your holiday spirit! It’s time to head to the attic and snag all things Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. But, let’s be real… Did you really even decorate for fall if there aren’t a few pumpkins scattered around? That’s a hard no! 

Head to your local farmers market to snag a few real pumpkins to throw in with your fall decor. If you’re in the Baldwin County area here’s a list of local farmer’s markets. On average, pumpkins that are kept in a cool area with plenty of circulation can last two to three months. Planning on carving a few? These bad boys can stick around for about two weeks as long as you put them in the fridge between uses.

Really wanting to kick your pumpkin decorating up a notch this fall? Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate pumpkins that are sure to surprise you!

Keep it Cool

When fall comes to mind, typically pumpkin spice follows shortly after. While the season is known for this warm drink there’s no reason we have to rule out the cool drinks too! Are you planning to host a Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving dinner? If so, kick the ice bucket to the curb and replace it with a hollowed out pumpkin! Scoop out the pumpkin seeds, fill it up with ice and put in a bottle of your go-to bubbly.

Candy Jar

Put a new spin on a candy dish by using a pumpkin! What cooler way to greet your trick-or-treater’s than with a pumpkin filled to the brim with sweets? Just simply slice a pumpkin so that about two thirds will act as the base, and one third will be the lid. Keep it around after Halloween and use it for additional fall decor!

Fall Vase

Displaying flowers inside is a great way to create a relaxed, beautiful atmosphere. Now, amplify the atmosphere by transforming a pumpkin into a vase to hold your favorite blooms! It’s much more simple than it sounds. After hollowing out a pumpkin, add a small-scale jar with water to the inside and place your bouquet inside. Use this as your dining table or coffee table centerpiece for the fall season!

Add Some Color

The days of orange-only pumpkins are long gone. While it may be the standard, it’s easy to switch it up and create a range of vibrant colors. Choose colors and styles to fit your home decor. Add some glam with metallic pumpkins or go for the farmhouse look with pastel hues. Go the whole nine yards by pairing a few different colors together!

Adding pumpkins to your home’s decor is a great way to get in the fall spirit. While it may not feel like fall just quite yet, it can certainly look like fall! Use the above tips to (pumpkin) spice it up and take your fall decorations to another level.

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