10 Best // Ways to Avoid People

December 18, 2014

holy cow it's almost christmas.  i always count down for a long time, but somehow, it seems to sneak up anyway.  whether you're taking some down time before meeting up with family or breaking from family after the start of hanukkah, here's 10 ways you can spend some time this weekend avoiding people:


1. netflix.  so. many. christmas. movies.  it's fantastic!  holiday in handcuffs is always a favorite.  they also have the crackling fireplace this year, which is not actually a movie so much as it is exactly what it says it is - a video of a crackling fireplace.  so you know, to make up for your lack on one.  on the non-christmas front, i've been watching damages, with glenn close, and helix.  i'm a fan of both so far.

2. make.  some salt dough ornaments for your tree.

3. smile.  aww heart melted.  meet bear.

4. organize.  your recipes using evernote.  i'm really loving this system, since i'm a big fan of having everything in one place.  this way, i can take photos of magazine clippings or cookbook pages, plus clip the recipes i've found on pinterest, and categorize everything by meal and use tags like 'crockpot' 'easy' and 'chicken.'  super helpful for meal planning, since i only shop once a month!

5. learn.  iva always researches the heck out of her posts and talks about the most interesting topics.  i always learn a ton from her, particularly this recent post about the sentinelese.



7. find your center it's important to de-stress and take some time for yourself.

8. read.  a great post on recognizing that hey, maybe you're not perfect.

9. don't panic.  still in need of last minute gifts?  gift a movie night.

10. answer.  since christmas is almost upon us, i'm meeting up with most of the people i have gifts for and could thus potentially show them off on the blog.  i scored on a frugal gift idea that i made for my girlfriends, since i planned so far ahead - gifts that should have cost $20 cost me $5.  (for a total of $50, which i earned through swagbucks, essentially making it free!)  it would be easily replicable for other people to do this year, with a little planning.  so answer me this - do you care?  should i post about it?

happy friday!

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18 comments

  1. LOCK YOUR DOOR!! HA AH! That tends to work pretty well for me ;)

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  2. Relatives who come over at our home during holidays ignore me whenever I'm in front of my laptop. They already know they won't get proper response from me if more than half of my attention is on the internet!

    Life With Antlers

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  3. i really should de stress. i'm going to do that AFTER making those cupcakes.

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  4. Post about it. I want to see your #10!

    I need to schedule a massage, maybe Tuesday night.

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  5. Vodka marshmallow you say? Sold. Thanks for the link love. And I vote yes to post about #10 too! PS I started watching Holiday in Handcuffs this morning. It never gets old.

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  6. It will definitely be a Netflix weekend for me. I have to rest up for painting the kitchen next week. Bear is such a cutie. He looks just like a baby polar bear.

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  7. Yes post about it. I need to center myself. I am on vacation for 9 days starting Christmas Eve so I will be catching up on a lot of books I have on the shelf.

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  8. yes i care and yes you should post!
    i don't think i have seen holiday in handcuffs -clearly i need to get on that tonight.

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  9. I always love Iva's posts- she has a great way of writing about educational topics that is entertaining too!

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  10. I downloaded evernote and went crazy for about two days and then haven't touched it. I need to get back on that!!!

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  11. Those cupcakes look divine and you said vodka frosting? That sounds like heaven. Also I'd add throw on some headphones, close your door and tune it all out!

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  12. One of your best 10 lists yet. I'm psyched Netflix now has the fireplace, local cable got cheap and took it off the air last year. A stupid tradition but a tradition all the same.

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  13. Those cupcakes are so stinkin' cute!

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  14. I would love to see the gifts you came up with for #10. Usually this year Steve and I host Christmas, but because of my surgery, my sister and brother in law are. Definitely nice to de-stress a bit

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  15. haha omg this is perfect. I love avoiding people and just hanging with my dogs instead.

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  16. Great list! I loved making salt dough ornaments growing up. :)

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