To say I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I’m going to do AFTER quarantine is an understatement. Every single day, I think I’ve mentioned at least one thing out loud that I miss about pre-coronavirus days. This might sound like I’m being negative, but I think it also makes me appreciate even the smallest of things that I previously overlooked before now. So I started making a list of everything that popped in my head – even the littlest things – that I am going to look forward to once this is over. And surprise, surprise, almost all of them involve being outside of our house and plenty of sunshine. I thought I’d share mine in case you want to start your own post-quarantine bucket list to look forward to checking off.
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Post-Quarantine Bucket List
Sit on the patio of my favorite Mexican restaurant ALL DAY
Visit the different food trucks
Book a beach trip
Have friends over for a backyard crawfish boil
Have a Memorial Day family BBQ + pool day
Go to the outdoor farmer’s market each month
Work remotely at least once a week from a coffee shop patio
Plan a girls’ day in New Orleans
Go to a sporting event (and enjoy it, haha jk)
Attend a music/food festival
Plan a road trip to somewhere new
Have more family picnics
Stroll around the Baton Rouge lakes
Bring Bennett to the botanical gardens
Go get a snoball or two
Cruise around with the sunroof open whenever I go somewhere
Visit a strawberry or blueberry farm
We are all probably going to have A LOT of outdoor plans in our future to soak up some much needed Vitamin D – break out the outdoor chairs, picnic blankets and ice chests. I’ve already ordered a few new outdoor blankets big enough for Bennett to crawl around on. Not to mention, all that time in the sun will likely result in a lot of sunburns. Definitely not lost on me that we are going to need to remember to practice safe sun and SPF again. I’ve never been more excited about sunscreen btw… I have the sunscreen cabinet fully stocked and waiting. No really, see below.
I shared a full blog post on how to stay tan all year long FYI, in case you want to get your tan prepared in advance. But I also want to mention that we switched to a natural sunscreen last year. We’ve been using the Australian Gold Botanical sunscreen line since Bennett was big enough to fit in his pool floatie. I wanted to use a natural sunscreen to protect him last summer, so we got their children-safe sunscreen for his first pool days. We ended up loving it so much that the Botanical line is all we ever use now. They introduced the 70SPF that I’m honestly really excited about using on this fair skin.
And because I live for a good multi-tasking product, there are actual beauty benefits to using this sunscreen line. It’s like a skin boost in your SPF because of three natural botanicals: Kakadu Plum contains Vitamin C and promotes collagen production while helping to prevent free radical damage from sun exposure. Eucalyptus helps to calm and oxygenate skin, thanks to the essential oils found in this plant’s leaves. Red Algae delivers Vitamin A, Niacin, Iodine, Iron, Folic Acid and three Amino Acids. So really it’s a sunscreen packed with a mini spa experience – which is why I also have the Australian Gold Botanicals face sunscreen in my personal arsenal.
Would love to hear some of your post-quarantine bucket list items! I’ll be sharing more over on Instagram Stories as well!
This blog post is sponsored by Australian Gold. All opinions and experiences are my own.