Are you looking for ways to update and lighten up the vibe of your living room? Would you believe that there are many easy and simple ways to do so? Check out our list of just three things you can do on your own to achieve a new look in your room.
As many of us know already, there are many uses of vinegar. Besides the fact that vinegar is used for cooking, it is also a great cleaning agent. The distilled white vinegar is the most common kind we have in our homes. But, there are a few more types like – Apple Cider vinegar, cane vinegar and balsamic vinegar, to name a few.
Distilled white vinegar is the most used and it is because it is also great in terms of removing all the unwanted stuff you see around your home, especially in your kitchen and bathroom. In these times, white distilled vinegar and apple cider vinegar are embraced by many homemakers as part of their household cleaners. These types of vinegar does not only effectively remove unwanted limescale but also kills most type of bacteria and germs. Apple Cider vinegar may not suitable for certain surfaces, but, it is still as effective as distilled white vinegar. Some uses these types of vinegar as an economical and environment friendly disinfectant at home.
Work from home setup, as they say, is the new normal in many industries around the world. It has been acknowledged and accepted by different companies worldwide since the start of the pandemic. The transition of the new work setup wasn’t as easy as it sound for many people, my husband included.
Last year, we welcomed year 2020 with high hopes for the future, but the year has laid out something different for all of us. The events of 2020 has perversely changed many lives. Some negatively, and some unexpectedly positive. No one expected and wanted a pandemic to happen, but we are in it. We are still in it, and we keep moving forward even so.
With the world still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic as we enter 2021, we are still forced to isolate as much as possible and avoid going out. As a result, our traditional methods of going out and enjoying family nights still aren’t available for the time being. That being said, there still are a plethora of indoor activities that you and your family can enjoy. These activities can be done regardless of whether you just closed on one of the Omaha houses for sale recently or have lived in the same family home for years. You don’t need much to pull these activities off, which is a huge part of their appeal.
So what exactly are these great indoor family activities? Let’s take a look.
About 20 years ago, the husband owned a 50 gallon aquarium and a smaller 15 gallons tank. He took care of different fishes. He had an Oscar (Astronotus Ocellatus), a Knife fish (featherbacks, family Notopteridae) , an Arowana and a Janitor fish (Pterygoplichthys). I have witnessed how he took care of all. Back then, I thought it is complicated to clean the fish tank. It was a stress reliever for him, he said.
It was only now that I realized what he meant “stress reliever”. We still have his old 15 gallon tank and used it for our 7 Shubunkins. It was because of our younger daughter that we were encouraged to use his old tank and set it up at home. Our daughter saw beautiful gold fishes being sold outside school and bought two. She has learned to care for her fishes and they started growing, literally and in numbers. We saw how joyful she is with all her pets. She also shed tears for the ones who died, especially when the first two fishes she had passed. Still, we can see benefits having them at home.
Anyone can join the Oh My, Gulay! Grow Your Own Food Campaign Facebook group.
Since the pandemic started, a lot of people started discovering talents, skills and new hobbies they can nurture. Who would have thought that the Enhanced Community Quarantine had some good things to make us realize? Besides that, there were a lot too, especially the younger ones, who has more time creating posts and videos or just simply browsing in TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. My daughter for example, found an acrylic painting challenge last April, she joined. And enjoyed. As for me, I accept group invitations gladly, especially those that spark interest in me.
Oh My, Gulay! Grow Your Own Food Campaign
In collaboration with Yumi’s Farm, the multi-talented artist, Ms. Kim Cabutiihan, created Oh My, Gulay! Grow Your Own Food Campaign. The group aims nothing but the best for every household’s dinner table. In the group’s page description, it was stated that:
“The movement hopes to encourage participants to get through their day seeing solutions, planting possibilities, and harvesting the best this life has to offer.”
Too beautiful not to share, right? Too beautiful not to invite my Facebook friends (who loves to plant and is into urban farming) to join the campaign and share their knowledge as well.
“Something magical, almost miraculous happens when you plant, nurture and grow your own food. A sense of wonder nourishes your soul seeing a plant grow from seed to flowers and to something you can actually eat. If everyone started growing their own food, we will not only be able to save money and rely less on imported food, we will also be able to help feed not just our own families but other families in need as well. If everyone started growing their own food, we will be more hopeful. Because one cannot plant and not hope.” ~ Admin Kim
Since almost everyone around the globe is in lockdown and affected because of this Corona virus pandemic, let us all discover things to do around the house. Things in and outside the house may overwhelm you and the entire family at first, that is okay and understandable… it is indeed overwhelming. First and foremost, calm down and pray. Pray for guidance and protection, and be grateful that the family is together and that everyone is in good health.
If you are a family with kids, it is really important to explain to them this different kind of situation we are facing. Ensure them that as a family, you will protect and help each other in facing the so called “new normal”. Teach and show the kids the proper hand-washing and sanitizing. Educate them about social or physical distancing, proper use of face masks and alcohol, and the cough and sneeze etiquette.