Friday Five: Quarantine Life, Plans for the Future + More

Well how is everyone doing in quarantine?? This is seriously the most bizarre situation right now and I’m kind of a roller coaster of emotions to be honest. The kids are out of school for the next month and life feels very strange to say the least. But I really want to look back on this time fondly, so I’m doing my best to stay positive and keep things fun for the kids. I know it won’t be like this forever and in a way this time at home with no distractions is a blessing if we’re willing to see it that way. And before we know it life will be back to normal. Wonderfully normal. Anyway, I hope you’re hanging in there too and staying healthy! Today I have a fun Friday Five post for you. I’m chatting about a few things I’m trying to do everyday in quarantine and also sharing some random tidbits from the week.

My Daily Quarantine To-Do List

  • ORGANIZE: One of the things I’ve been doing to pass the time with this quarantine is to organize and clean one room a day. I love the feeling of being productive and it’s nice to have that control over something. The world may be in chaos, but at least my house is organized, right?! RIGHT.
  • DANCE. Seriously, we are dancing fools over here. We’ve been cranking up the music lately and dancing around like maniacs with the kids. I recommend at least a 20 minute jam out session every day. Just turn the music on and zone out. It’s very therapeutic.
  • WORKING OUT. I love working out to help relieve stress and anxiety. I’m still doing my Beachbody On Demand Workouts and also trying to go for runs as much as possible.
  • LAUGHTER. I really believe that laughter is the best medicine and it’s so important in our daily life, especially now. We’re trying to keep things very light hearted and fun around here with as much laughter as possible.
  • PRAYER. Now more than ever I’m trying to really dig deep into my prayer life. There’s nothing that comforts me more than prayer and time with God, so that’s a big focus of mine right now.

Random Tidbits From The Week:

  • Antique Candle Co is launching a huge 25% off sale TODAY! They just released a new Mango Citrus scent for spring and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
  • I’m currently reading Fervent, which is SOOOO good. It’s about praying in a more strategic, specific, and intentional way. And I gotta say, it’s been a great comfort to me over these last few days of uncertainty.
  • I just ordered this cute wooden bench (it’s currently on clearance!) and I’m planning to put it in our landing area upstairs. I also snagged these curtains for our living room.
  • We recently started using Home Chef and it’s been ammmmmazing. We get two meals delivered each week and it’s especially nice right now with the grocery stores being so low on food. It’s also great that we don’t to leave the house. I have a coupon if you want to try it out! You can use SARAHJOY100 to save $100. Whoot whoot!
  • If you follow along in IG you might have seen a few of my Dino Tales videos I do with the kids. We basically dress up in dinosaur costumes and do ridiculous things. It’s awesome. Well yesterday we made a new video about life for the raptor in quarantine. It was SO much fun and I decided to upload it to YouTube too! Watch it HERE if you need a good laugh.
  • I mentioned in my post yesterday that I want to blog as much as possible over the next few weeks in an attempt to distract myself from all the craziness happening in the world. This blog is 100% my creative outlet, so I’m excited to dig in and get my creative juices flowing. (PS: I’m not planning to send out an email to my subscriber buddies with every new post because that could get annoying. I’ll still be sending out emails occasionally, but I’d suggest checking back here frequently if you need a daily distraction too!!)

Well that’s a wrap for me today! Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today. I hope you have a great weekend. Sending lots of love and positive vibes to you. xoxo

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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  1. 3.20.20
    Kelly said:

    I would suggest you DO send out an email for every post! Far from annoying…it would be so welcomed!

  2. 3.20.20
    Robin said:

    So love reading your post, keep those positive vibes coming. I am still working I am a nurse so life for us is really different now. So if you would please say a little prayer for all us healthcare workers, Thanks

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      Wow, you are a saint. Thank you for all you do, Robin!! Hang in there!!

  3. 3.20.20
    Bev said:

    Hi Sarah
    Here in Southeastern Pa we are essentially in lock down too. It’s just my husband and me…our three children are grown and live in different states. We live in a 55 and over community and everyone is doing fine so far! We have beautiful walking paths here which we take advantage of. Our neighbors are great and we all talk 6 ft away! Take care.. oh and to nurse Robin and other healthcare workers, thank you for all you are doing !!, You’re all rockstars in my book!❤️

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      ah stay safe and healthy Bev!! So glad you have walking trails to enjoy. xo

  4. 3.20.20
    Donalee said:

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your Dino Tales!!! 🤣 Thank you for the laughs!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      haha thank you so much! We had fun making that video.

  5. 3.20.20
    Whitney said:

    Dear God,
    I ask you to comfort Sarah and her family, Robin and her family and coworkers, and all healthcare workers at this time. Everyone that this situation is hitting. Please help us all and let our nation turn back to you.
    I’m a fairly new reader Sarah and I enjoy your posts. I hope this prayer helps you and anyone else who reads it. Keep up the good work on your blog.
    Remember “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
    Be encouraged everyone!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you for the prayers Whitney! xoxo

  6. 3.20.20
    Jmac said:

    Funniest Dino tale EVER. Just sent to ALL my friends!!!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      hahaha glad it brought a laugh for you!

  7. 3.20.20
    Candy said:

    Good Morning Sarah
    Your family is so beautiful and may you sat safe and healthy, this is a time that we do need to reflect on God and pray for a Miracle that this virus is dissolved and gone.

    • 3.21.20
      Dana said:

      Oh that looks so cozy and sweet. I find myself starting to nod off after abt 30 minutes into kids movies. We have plenty of food but everywhere is sold out of meat and toilet tissue. It’s been a few weeks since hubby saw any in a store. I can not go out bc I’m immunosuppressed (Bc of Crohn’s Disease). We were all calmly coping with it all. Then today, the second story on the news is that a teacher at my daughter’s school was dx’d with Coronavirus. They can’t identify the teacher. If they had contact w my daughter, she can still develop symptoms for several more days. School is out until at least May 1st.
      This is one of those times where all that’s left to do-after washing our hands 25 times a day-is pray.
      What is the gorgeous wall color you use?

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Candy! xoxo

  8. 3.20.20
    Susan Smith said:

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pictures of hanging with your family and the gorgeous scenery.. stay well!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you Susan!

  9. 3.20.20
    Faith said:

    Prayers for all our first responders (my son is a fire captain) on the job everyday. For all medical personnel who are not isolating at this time to be at work. (My sons gf is an ER nurse) I can’t imagine a nation without its EMS community still working. For law enforcement, and those still working at stores, banks, etc. they are serving their community well.
    For moms homeschooling…here’s a quote I heard about that “I’m not talking to myself, I’m having a parent teacher conference “ 😜
    Humor is our best medicine. For our nations leaders, especially those shouldering the awesome responsibility of decision making for our country. I feel like we are in good hands. From CA, an isolation Nana. Miss my Littles, but grateful for FaceTime! Take care Sarah. God bless!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      Amen faith! So many people are out there on the front lines right, stepping up to do what needs to be done and making the hard decisions. Prayers for everyone!

  10. 3.20.20
    Jena said:

    My husband and I have been sick for over 21 days now, it’s in our chest and we have a bad cough, every time I turn on the news I’m in disbelief at how bad it really is we are home and haven’t gone out I’m so glad you’re taking time with your children and making it the Best. Prayers to everyone.

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear that Jena. I hope you feel better soon!

  11. 3.20.20
    Dina said:

    Prayer should be at the top of our list. Stay thankful for his Blessings in these uncertain times. God is in control & very aware of this situation. This did not take God by suprise. Everyone stay safe, kind & pray!!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      yes yes yes! Couldn’t agree more Dina.

  12. 3.20.20
    Brenda Johnson said:

    Yes to number five….prayer! I also get such comfort from prayer and also listening to worship songs! Praising God in the midst of this storm. I’m a young 63 and have never seen anything close to this chaos. Keep safe and give all your anxiety to God! His hand is on us! God Bless!

    • 3.21.20
      Sheilah Perry-Rosales said:

      Talk to folks older about polio epidemic.Much worse.

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      yes amen to that Brenda!

  13. 3.20.20
    Cynthia said:

    Hi from Canada
    We were on vacation on the Oregon Coast. HAd to come home a week early as border closing. Now have to do 14 days isolation. THANK YOU SO much for the adorable video! I laughed out loud! That felt good.😀
    Also doing lots of praying🙏
    GOD bless us all!

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      ah glad you enjoyed the view Cynthia!! 🙂

  14. 3.21.20
    Sheilah Perry-Rosales said:

    Going for a run is quarantine?Just don’t jog by any old folks! Lol

    • 3.22.20
      Sarah said:

      haha! I won’t!

  15. 3.23.20
    Juli said:

    And here I thought I was just drawn to you for your decorating style! Bless you…it was such a welcome post today when my husband and I woke today to snow and blah skies up here in Canada. We will get through this…stay healthy and keep dancin’. X

    • 3.24.20
      Sarah said:

      haha thank you Juli, I’ll keep dancing for sure! 🙂

  16. 3.26.20
    lynn said:

    Thank you for all your inspiring notes ! So helpful in this time of uncertain things going on in our world. Love all that you do to keep everyone Bright. Keep them coming oxoxo

    • 3.29.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you for stopping by Lynn!! xo