Well, it’s official folks! It’s football season! Cue the hunting down of tickets, the transitioning weather, and the empty tailgate lots. We all know that Gamedays in the South are no joke and always lead to many celebrations on the weekend. Gamedays may look super different this year due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean they still can’t be fun! Just like all of us are learning to do, we are adjusting to make the most out of this “new normal”. Below you will find a list of ideas of safe activities along with some gameday themed food recipes! Whether you are going to the game or watching at home, you can still have a great time this season. The weather is cooling off, we are finally getting used to this school year, and it is just nice to finally get to watch some sports!
At-home tailgate- It is very possible to follow the CDC guidelines and have a pre-game celebration! Put some hot dogs and burgers on the grill and just hang with the family this year! Even if you invite the neighbors or some friends over, you can hang out outside and be socially distant. It would be fun to buy an outdoor projector (a lot of them under $100 dollars) and hang up a white sheet or find a blank area to stream the game outside!
Zoom game watch party- If you are used to normally watching the games with a big group of people, consider having someone share their screen on zoom, teams, or whatever video conference site you are familiar with to watch the game together! Everyone can still be “together” from the comfort of their own home. You can still fill the void of your social outing experience!
In this current Pandemic and with the rising social movements, we know it is even more crucial to support local businesses at this time. The economy has majorly been suffering and although our world is facing major issues, we know that we all love our community and the people that keep it running! Louisville is a wonderful place because it has the intimacy of a small town with the activities and accessibility of a big city. We are so lucky to live and work in this town and it is so devastating to see job loss and business closings. Below you will find a compiled list of my favorite 10 local restaurants and 5 local retail businesses that we can all show some extra love to during this time!
A delicious BBQ restaurant with southern sides, cocktails, + more! Located in NULU.
2. Highland Morning
A yummy brunch spot where you would be proud to take out-of-towners!
3. Home Run Burgers and fries
Can never go wrong with a good burger! The type of place you never leave hungry and always hits the spot!
4. Le Moo Steakhouse
An amazing food spot no matter what time of the day! They also have entertainment with scheduled shows...
No one wants to have to compromise when buying their dream home! So, I can assume most of us would probably be thinking of how to save money for the furnishing and decor afterwards! There are of course many ways to shop furniture on sale or buy used, but today I will be focusing on how to procure some good home decor. In my opinion, the decor is what really showcases the personality of your home and makes it personalized to your taste. Enjoy decorating and styling your home, don’t have it be a burden! Below you will find a list of places and websites where you can find home decor for less. In my experience, these places have less of your typical cookie-cutter decor and look more unique and custom compared to what some of the more expensive stores carry.
1. Peddlers malls/ Garage sales
There are so many hidden gems at these places if you are willing to take the time to look! Find super rare items that can’t be replicated. You may have to fix or add some final touches to what you buy but you can get a wonderful outcome for barely any money spent.
2. Thrift Stores
Similar to peddlers malls and garage sales, thrifted items can be super special and add so much zest to your home.
Everyone knows that Amazon is undeniably the most convenient site on the Internet and it definitely applies to home decor shopping as well! Amazon is very easy to navigate and I can guarantee...
It is time to get out of the house! Whether you are seeking a good workout or a quiet meditation spot, go out and enjoy the beautiful weather and fresh air. The state of Kentucky, and specifically Louisville, has so many beautiful parks and trails to offer. Amidst the pandemic, getting outside is a great opportunity to maintain social distancing while still doing an activity. In this post you will find a list of some of my favorite parks nearby with tips of how to stay healthy outside and how to fight the intense summer heat!
Cherokee Park is located in the Highlands and is the perfect place to go for a stroll or have a picnic by the creek.
Iroquois park is a beautiful walk completely immersed in the trees and has a nice overlook of the city.
The Parklands have vast open fields for sports and also offer activities like kayaking!
The Waterfront park has a great view of the Ohio river and Indiana right across the bridge! It is a great spot to take the whole family and walk to dinner downtown after.
Central Park in downtown Louisville is a great place to sit on a bench and unplug. It also features a historical amphitheatre.
Mammoth Cave- Mammoth Cave, KY
With Kentucky and Indiana moving towards shelter-in-place precautions, parents are going to face a lot of time entertaining bored and antsy children. A way to make your life and your child's life easier is to consider drawing up a daily schedule. This can not only give your child something to visualize so they know what to expect, but it will also help you add a bit of structure to your days as well.
The schedule below is an example of one being shared on twitter by @ChrisHerrington:
Some fun and enjoyable ways to keep your kids entertained and educated are as followed: paint by numbers, dream boards, learning a new language, take e-tours of famous museums such as the British Museum or Louvre, use baking to teach them about science, or even use a messenger app to create an online book club.
Staying busy is going to make this whole process feel shorter and smoother! Stay safe and healthy. Please comment below with any other fun and unique ways you are entertaining your children or family!
Coronavirus is not making life easy by any means. We all have to do our part to #flattenthecurve and the main way to do that is adapt to staying inside and isolated. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg Realtors pride ourselves on being your forever real estate company and that means in the hard times as well. That being said, we wanted to give you some tips to make your quarantine a bit easier!
Smell - Embrace Aromatherapy!
Aromatherapy is a real thing and can have such a major impact on your mood and mindset. Keep your home clean and use candles and incense to keep good energy in your surroundings.
Routine - Stay Sharp!
The hardest thing about change is losing your regular routine. It can cause high-stress levels and lead to feeling overwhelmed. Get up every morning and get dressed for the day! Make your bed and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. A routine can be more powerful than a clock at helping you get started each day.
Focused Spaces - Rearrange your areas!
To make sure that you can stay focused on working from home it is best to rearrange and create a workspace. This will give you a place where you can dedicate your efforts to being productive. This also means that you can step out of that space into your home and not feel as if you're carrying your work with you.
The Little Things- Create Happiness!
It will be more important than ever to find little spots of happiness throughout your days! This...