This summer we have no vacations planned, (too many classes + work for the hubs). I thought I was being creative when I planned a little holiday at home, but apparently I’m not the first with the idea of vacationing without going anywhere. This idea became popular with this whole economic crisis thing!

My suggestions for a great Staycation are:

No. 1 Change up your bedroom before hand. De-clutter night stands, and any other surface, then give your bed a mini makeover. As you can see I got a bit carried away with this by hanging a flat sheet from our four poster;but a different set of sheets or new pillows will really mix up the look and feel. I even took down a couple of our photos and added a little art piece I enjoyed making to make it feel less personal like a hotel room (it’s not very often that that’s a good thing!).

No. 2: Don’t set you alarm, and don’t feel guilty for sleeping in or getting up…do whatever YOU FEEL LIKE!

No.3: Go out to breakfast. This ONLY happens when we are on vacation, as the Mr wakes up famished daily, so this one really helped us get more in a vay-cay mood, especially when we go somewhere new.

No.4: Visit a museum or theme park. Pretend your seeing your area for the first time, what are the main attractions visitors like to go to? Chances are you haven’t been in quite a while, if at all.

No.5: Resist the urge to check your email, and answer your phone. You should probably mention this to your regular callers before hand, so they don’t think it’s strange!

No matter if you staycation is a day or a week, it can be equally rejuvenating. So go a head and treat yourself to a guilt free vay-cay!

For more suggestions see HERE.

4 Responses to “Staycation”

  1. Daisy Says:

    I’ve just spent an hour going through your website when I was only supposed to have a quick peak, it’s addictive!

  2. LB Says:

    I love the textured pillow on your bed. Do you mind if I ask where you purchased it? Did you make it?

    I also like your staycation suggestions. The nice thing is you can always make time for it and you always sleep better in your own bed… well, at least I do… :)

  3. Laurie Says:

    Cute idea!

  4. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook Says:

    love it. but maybe you should plan a vacay to NY…. just sayin’ ;)