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How you can chill at home


Pillow fort, anyone?

photos by Daniel Gabrielson

"The best moments in life are the simplest moments."

Last Saturday I woke up at noon. It was amazing. I scrambled out from under the covers, hair in my mouth, cat at my feet. I had nowhere to be, nothing to do. 

So I did what I do best: I lazily made my way downstairs and to the coffee pot. From there, I spent the gloomy afternoon searching for decor inspiration on Pinterest, drinking three cups of coffee and eating a sandwich from the café around the corner. I literally did nothing but spend time with my boyfriend and Sir Winston the Cat.  

And you know what? There's absolutely no where I would have rather been. How is it that we put so much pressure on big moments, like parties or a night out, but sometimes the best moments are those spent doing nothing? To really argue my case about spending time at home, here are three ways to chill at casa de you.

Kick back in the bathtub: After moving into my first apartment, I developed a habit of coming home after school or work, opening a bottle of wine and laying in the bathtub. I did nothing. No book, no phone, no nothing. Just me, bubbles and wine (and some light music, of course). It was one of the absolute best ways to unwind and enjoy some me time. 

Wash your bedsheets: Just kidding, I'm not advising that you spend your Saturday doing laundry, but what I am suggesting is a long nap in freshly laundered sheets. Is there anything better? I think not. 

Make a fort: I absolutely refuse to believe that I left fort making in the past. Who says you can't line the floors with pillows, hang a sheet from one end of the room to the other, and eat takeout sushi while watching Netflix? 


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