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Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Mar 19, 2013 01:21AM ● By Erin Frisch


March is halfway over, so April showers can’t be far behind. And while they bring May flowers, rainy days can put a damper on your day or weekend. Even though it may feel like there’s nothing to do, there are plenty of options if you get a little creative. Here are some relaxing, delicious, and productive things to do when the rain keeps you indoors.

Pamper Yourself with a Mini Spa Day

Deep condition your hair with an easy “do-it-yourself” treatment. Stroll on over to the fridge and grab some mayonnaise. Coat your hair, starting at the scalp, with a half-cup of mayo, leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. While you’re at it, soften your skin with a homemade scrub. In a food processor, mix 2 cups of oats with a few handfuls of coffee grounds and brown sugar. Add 3 spoonfuls of honey and pinch of ginger. Put some in a little jar and take it into the shower with you. Refrigerate the rest to use later. After you’re all showered, massage the scrub into your skin and then rinse off thoroughly. This gentle mixture is great for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

If you feel more like soaking, slip into a soothing, moisturizing bubble bath with this recipe. Mix a half-cup of mild liquid soap with one tablespoon of sugar or honey and one egg white. Pour the mixture under running water as you draw the bath. The honey will moisturize your skin, while the egg white creates long-lasting bubbles. If your skin is extra dry, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mix. Enjoy your lazy day of pampering!

Try a New Recipe

What better time than a rainy day to try a new recipe that takes a while? Try this recipe for honey whole wheat bread. There’s nothing like the smell of homemade bread fresh out of the oven. Then use it to make some tasty sandwiches for lunch or dinner.

Rainy days are perfect for baking cookies. Nothing cures the blues like a fresh batch of cookies. Try these delicious chocolate chip cookies. If you don’t want an entire batch, roll the remaining dough into a log and slice the log into individual cookie slices so you can pull out a smaller batch to bake whenever you’re having a craving. Feeling more creative or have little ones who love to help? These pinata cookies take a while (perfect for a boring, rainy day) and with a surprise hidden inside, they’re super fun!

Organize, Organize, Organize

Rainy days offer the perfect opportunity to get your home organized. Start small if you find it daunting. Attack your junk drawer; go through it and toss out all those little odds and ends that you’ll never use. Get an extra silverware organizer, and use it to keep that junk drawer a little tidier. Organize shoes, coats, scarves, and gloves to make your entryway more presentable.

Ready for a bigger challenge? Take a crack at your closet. How many outdated, ill-fitting, or otherwise unused articles of clothing do you have in there? Pull out the items you don't wear or haven’t worn in awhile. Try things on, then put aside those that don’t fit or you doubt you will ever wear. Donate clean, gently used clothing, handbags, and other articles, including jewelry, to your local Goodwill Store, Salvation Army, or thrift shop. Or for a fun gathering, join forces with your friends who have also cleaned out their closets and make plans for a swap party!

Movie Marathon

The classic rainy day activity, movie marathons are a great way to relax and spend time with your loved ones. There are plenty of options to keep it interesting. Choose a series, like Lord of the Rings, or the Batman or Star Wars movies. These epics are good for all-day entertainment. If you’re not into the epic movie marathon, try choosing a theme and having your own film festival. Action, sci-fi, drama, comedy—the options are endless. Or choose a favorite actor and watch several movies where the actor plays different types of roles; watch them all and compare and contrast. And there is always a classic movie to match the weather—how about Singing in the Rain! Order in pizza or Chinese food, pop some popcorn, and hunker down under a comfy blanket.

What’s your favorite rainy day activity?!

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