Time for some fun
- Make time for date night
Carve out some time this week and every week for you and your special someone. But before stepping out, get on-the-town ready with a little date night prep.
- Host a slumber party
There probably won’t be much sleeping when you and your besties get together, so stock up to get through the night. Banana splits, anyone?
- Hit the gym at lunch
A midday sweat is great for your heart and will give you the energy to get through the rest of the day. Keep a few staples in a gym bag at work so you’re always good to go.
- Throw an impromptu party
If you have the basics handy, putting a last-minute soirée together is easy. Wipe down the patio chairs, set up the deck and get the tunes going. You don’t need a reason — just a guest list.
Time for feeling beautiful
- Indulge in a DIY spa day
Unplug and refresh with a bit of primping and preening from the comfort of home. You’ll see and feel the difference from head to toe.
- Spring clean your makeup kit
Out with the old and in with the season’s prettiest hues. It’s time to freshen your makeup and look your finest. Think bright, light and beautiful. Pretty doesn’t have an expiry date but last year’s foundation just might.
- Get back to beauty basics
Start the morning with a full-body rejuvenating routine. Then enjoy a makeup-free day to give your pores a chance to soak up the fresh spring air.
- Shake up the morning routine
Just a little bit of time is all it takes to fit in a new product or practice. Before you know it you’ll be feeling fresher, brighter and dare we say bolder.
Time for getting outside
- Get your green thumb going
After the worst winter ever, your yard’s going to need some serious elbow grease. Pick up what you need to spend the day outside giving your garden some much-needed TLC.
- Hit the trails
A springtime hike is a fantastic way to see the trees in bloom. Pack a few snacks to keep your energy up; and don’t forget the sunscreen, even on overcast days.
- Deck out the patio
The size of your space doesn’t matter; it’s the vision you have for it. And if you do it smartly, it won’t take as much time or money as you might think.
- Run in the morning
Push your body, clear your mind and get yourself set for the day with a morning jog. Keep a few key items on hand so you’re ready to go.
Time for family
- Visit an amusement park
Team together by screaming together. Enjoy dizzying days on the roller coasters, but stock up before hitting the midway to avoid park prices.
- Get active with the family
Whether you’re playing tag or touch football, you’ll have a blast running around with your little ones. Don’t forget the half-time snacks.
- Plan the perfect indoor day
Instead of defaulting to TV on bad-weather days, plan an afternoon of board games or charades. And keep snacks handy in case the storm lasts longer than expected.
- Get your tot on the potty train
It could take a few times or be an instant success to get your little tyke to use the big kid’s potty. Either way, keep these tricks of the trade on hand.