Pat J. Fraley

15 At-Home Date Ideas | Fun Dates for Couples Staying at Home

If you’re cooped up inside right now, first of all: Same. Welcome to at-home life! Second, there are so many fun, inexpensive date ideas that you can draw from even when you’re confined to your house, condo, or apartment. Being at home doesn’t have to mean boring, and if you’ve exhausted your usual options—Netflix and chill, movie marathons, homemade meals, sleeping in, and couples’ yoga, to name a few—here are a few new ideas to spice things up a little bit. Make the most of this snuggle-worthy time together!

Go Technology-Free

High Angle View Of Fresh Latte Served By Mobile Phone On Table

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If I sound like your mom here, maybe that’s ’cause your mom has some good ideas SEO Jacksonville sometimes, okay?? Listen, I’m not suggesting you pull the plug on everything, just…take a break from the screens for a while. Then you might actually, you know, look at each other and find things

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9 Easy Home Improvement Projects To Keep You Busy While Quarantined

We’re spending way more time at home these days, which means it’s more important than ever for our living spaces to bring us joy and comfort. But if you’re like me, you’ve begun to notice ― maybe even fixate on ― imperfections like run down furniture and outdated wallpaper.

Since you’re stuck at home anyway, now might be a good opportunity to work on a project or two that will spruce up your home and take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic. Most major hardware stores are offering online ordering with curbside pickup, so getting supplies should be a breeze. And as long as you’re handy with a few basic tools and paintbrush, you can tackle these easy home improvement projects.

1. Add an accent wall

(Photo: asbe via Getty Images)
(Photo: asbe via Getty Images)

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. But if you don’t have the patience or energy to

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10 things that will help you cut down on screen time

Finally, get your phone off your back.
Finally, get your phone off your back.

Does anyone else feel personally victimized by their smartphone? As I spend more time at home in social isolation, it feels like every week I get a new report that my screen time has increased. Not great. But between responding to texts to stay connected with friends and family to mindlessly scrolling through social media to downloading a ton of games to pass the time (curse you, Stardew Valley), it makes sense that my screen time has steadily increased.

While finding ways to keep ourselves entertained isn’t necessarily a bad thing, studies have shown that the blue light emitted by these screens can disrupt sleep patterns and that both games and social media can be addictive. Personally, I’ve been feeling like I could make better use of my spare time—and thankfully there are a few products to help us keep our hands off

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The best Mother’s Day gifts 2020

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and if you still haven’t found the perfect gift for Mom, the TODAY editors have you covered.

We searched the internet to find some of the best Mother’s Day gifts to treat her to this year. Whether you’re celebrating Mom from afar or spending the day together, these unique picks will make it extra special.

1. Acorn Spa Slippers

Slipper searches are up 600% now that many of us are spending time at home — and this pair from Acorn combines the best of both worlds: slippers and sandals. The spa-inspired style is the brand’s bestseller right now and is available in 14 different colors and a bunch of sizes, including wide options.

The open-toe slippers are made with velvety-soft — and machine-washable — terry cloth and have a contoured footbed to support your feet. They’re so lightweight and plush it feels like you’re walking

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