These tips on how to spend a snow day inside has been written in partnership with Pine Mountain. I’m sharing tips and ideas over the next month as a Pine Mountain Ambassador. All opinions are my own.
It’s brutally cold in Wisconsin lately with below zero temperatures today and the snow has started to fall again. I definitely see some snow days in our future; days where it’s too cold to think about even venturing outdoors. The boredom blues can definitely sneak up on us when we’re stuck inside so today I’m sharing some of the ways that my family likes to spend a snow day inside, all while keeping toasty warm with American Home Firelogs.
Pine Mountain has partnered with Yankee Candle to make the American Home Firelog, which is my favorite firelog because of its great pine scent, creating a wonderful ambiance with natural pine aroma. Its wedge shape even makes it look more like a freshly split log, which creates a larger flame through its patented design.
My family’s snow day inside involves gathering in the living room and starting a fire. It helps to keep us warm and just creates an inviting atmosphere to spend some quality time together. With the ease of starting a fire and keeping it going with the American Home Firelog, we have more time to enjoy some great family time. We’ll play games and even read some of our favorite stories when we have little kids around. It’s always such fun and let’s us bond while creating wonderful memories to reminisce in years to come. Our extended family really got to enjoy these activities with us during the holidays too, which made the season extra special.
We also like to grab blankets and pillows to make a great big bed on the floor for us all to cuddle and watch movies together, right in front of the fireplace. That’s how we spent a good portion of our holiday break and it was so relaxing. Of course, if you don’t have the kids around, you could throw a nice bottle of wine and some tasty fruits in the mix for a romantic evening by the fire too!
I spent some time up north at my aunt’s lake house right before the holidays to help with my grandparents and I got hooked on putting together a puzzle that she keeps sitting out for her family to put together while they’re enjoying a getaway at the lake house. It was such fun and when we went for Christmas, my family joined in. So when we came home, a new tradition was born and we started sitting by the fire, putting puzzles together as a family. One day, my husband and I even stayed up half the night because we refused to step away until the one that we were working on was finished!
Other great ways to spend a snow day inside could include hot chocolate by the fire, loaded with marshmallows. You could even create a hot chocolate bar and include all sorts of tasty mix-ins! You could also work on some craft projects or listen to music. The possibilities are endless to keep snow days from be full of boredom.
American Home Firelogs are easy to light with no mess and are crafted from real hardwoods. They are clean burning and produce up to 75% less particulate matter* and up to 80% less carbon monoxide* than ordinary cordwood. American Home Firelogs and other Pine Mountain products are available for purchase at WalMart.com, The Home Depot, Kroger, Amazon.com, ACE Hardware, and True Value. You can even grab a money saving coupon from coupons.com to save on your American Home Firelog purchase.