WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh
PHOTOS:: Lisa Atkinson
We all know what it's like, it's rainy outside, and all you want to do is snuggle up with a piping hot cup of tea. But no, little people are haggling for your attention, and suddenly everyone's got a little cabin fever. So let's fill those hours with some fun activities, shall we?
Make your own succulent garden...
For the garden lover who has a little trouble keeping their plants alive, succulents certainly are a great option. What I love most is how easy they are to plant and replant, all you need to do is break off a stem and replant - could it be any easier than that? They work well indoors and out, and with this trend of having plants inside these days, you really could not get a simpler decorating tool.
Create a book inspired print...
We all have an area in our home that needs a picture frame to brighten it up. If that is you and your home, well this little DIY is perfect for you, and if you are a book lover (come on! who isn't!?) it is even more perfect. All you need is a printer & you are half way there!
Get that Silver sparkling!
Like most household chores this one isn’t on the top of any lists. Sure there is a certain amount of satisfaction comparing the tarnished to the shiny but the novelty wears off after 5 spoons! But that doesn't mean tarnished silver is allowed - oh no it does not! Like all chores, they need to be done and having a cupboard full of streaky, ill-looking silver won’t fly in my house and shouldn’t in yours either. Set aside an afternoon, get some music playing in the background, get that silver cleaned up and use it!
You don’t need to spend hours buffing and polishing, all you need are a few simple household items, some patience and you are on your way.
Make a simple BBQ Sauce...
You can't eat a great pie without sauce, now can you? This homemade tomato sauce is really delicious, and when you package it up in a cute jar it makes for a special and unique gift. Just let it simmer away on the stove on a cold winter's day..
Chyka.com is your go-to site for all things home, garden & food. The archives are full of styling tips, crafty creations and creative solutions. So give yourself a break on this cold winter's day, sit down, relax and enjoy.