5 Things To Do During A Snow Day

5 Things To Do During A Snow Day

How to fight boredom while snowed in.

Living in New England, we are all used to snowy winters. It is either an incredibly cold and snowy winter, or we get no snow at all. New England weather is unpredictable to say the least.

I remember in elementary school, I would sleep with the portable phone next to me in the hopes of that glorious phone call from the superintendent canceling school. I loved snow for that reason. When I began to drive, it became the bane of my existence. It would go from rain to snow, leaving a layer of ice under the snow. I hated it. I loved those calls even more because it meant I did not have to drive in it.

One winter, the week before February break was canceled because of frozen pipes bursting. At the time, it seemed fantastic; however, I soon got bored. Here is a list of things to do when you are snowed in!

1. Catch up on sleep.

Snow days are the perfect opportunity to sleep in or go back to bed. I will admit, it is wicked annoying when you get up and are getting ready and then they call to cancel school. Even if you cannot fall back asleep, it is the perfect opportunity to crawl back under the covers and relax.

2. Pinterest!

I am a big fan of DIY videos and Pinterest projects. I use days off to look at new videos or posts and look for ideas. DIY’s are a great, inexpensive way to spice up your room, or relax. I used a lot of DIY projects when decorating my dorm room this fall!

3. Read.

I have never been the person to set aside time for reading. I get super busy and it is the last thing on my mind. I always start a book on a snow day because there is the chance of a power outage. Growing up in a coastal town, storms generally came with a lot of wind that lead to power outages. Whether you never finished a book or you have a pile waiting to be read, this is a great opportunity to do that!

4. Netflix.

Netflix is in no means seasonal; however, snow days are the perfect excuse to binge watch your favorite show without being judged for the hours you spend inside doing so. My show last winter was Grey’s Anatomy, and this winter I started Gilmore Girls. Nothing is better than curling up with your laptop under blankets watching your favorite show.

5. Bake or cook.

Along with looking up projects, it is always fun to find a new recipe! I know just scrolling through my Facebook page, I probably share 2-3 cooking videos that I tell myself I am going to make. Now is the chance! If you have a feeling that you will be snowed in, go out a day or two before and gather the stuff to try new recipes!

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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What To Do With Your College Belongings Over The Summer

What will you do?


As the end of the semester dwindles to its final couple of weeks your probably starting to think about how to store your belongings until August move-in.

1. Haul it all back home

The most obvious and annoying way to deal with your belonging. If you are like me freshman year you have to wait for your parents to drive down to back up the car once again where you will realize everything you brought down will not fit back in the car. Or you are packing up your own car with maybe your roommates' help? Maybe four trips to the car could turn into two.

2. Storage Units

If you haven't noticed, McFarland is full of different storage unit facilities, which are waiting for May when all the students will be looking for a place for their belonging. This is a great option as long as you have a good budget for the monthly fee and early cancellation if they don't just have a summer contract you can sign for.

3. Local Relatives or Family Friend

Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones for an out of state student and have someone you are close to and will allow you to take over their garage or attic for the summer so you don't have to pay the fees that come with storage units or being cramped in a car for several hours.

4. Dorm Room Movers


This has been my go-to service since sophomore year when I was packing all my belongings up as I was moving out of my first apartment and to another in August. To begin you pay a fee which will provide you with five cardboard boxes and some packing tape to get you started which you can load up and then on the date you decide on movers from their company will come to you and pick up all your belonging and come August they will bring it back to your place of living. Or if it's your last year they will ship it home from you. The best part is all you have to after they pick up your belonging is pay per the box according to the size of it and that's all. No more worry.

Hope this helps you see all your decisions and make the best one for you and your budget

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