21 Cozy Makeshift Reading Nooks

Creating the perfect reading space doesn’t require building a window-seat or converting a closet. Sometimes all you need is lots and lots of pillows in your own little corner of the world.

1. Prop up some old tires.

Prop up some old tires.

2. Fill an inflatable pool with pillows.

3. Create a two-tier book loft with bookshelves.

Create a two-tier book loft with bookshelves.

4. Build an igloo out of milk jugs.

5. Make this easy teepee fort for like, no money.

6. Build an outdoor reading nook with pallets.

Build an outdoor reading nook with pallets.

7. Place a round canopy over a beanbag.

Place a round canopy over a beanbag.

8. Or a cushy blanket.

Or a cushy blanket.

9. Prop up a huge body pillow in the corner of the room.

Prop up a huge body pillow in the corner of the room.

You can get a similar pillow here for $55.

10. Use a deep big shelf that’s big enough to climb into.

Use a deep big shelf that's big enough to climb into.

11. Section an area off with a bookshelf or dresser.

Section an area off with a bookshelf or dresser.

Make sure there’s lots of natural light. Add a giant cushion and VOILA. Instant plot of reading land.

12. Toss down some floor cushions.

Toss down some floor cushions.

13. Place pillows on a coffee table.

Place pillows on a coffee table.

14. Utilize the dead space in a stair landing.

Utilize the dead space in a stair landing.

15. Throw some old sofa cushions on the floor.

Throw some old sofa cushions on the floor.

16. Give the nook a theme, like “camping.”

Give the nook a theme, like "camping."

17. This one is “beneath the apple tree.”

18. Turn a fireplace into a nook with string lights and pillows.

19. Delineate your area with rugs.

Delineate your area with rugs.

20. Make a hanging swing chair.

Get the directions here.

21. Reuse an old crib mattress.

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8 Board Games That Will Never Bore You… Ever!

Age is just a number, especially when it comes to board games. To be precise, age is just a number that determines the order of which you roll

the dice. Board games are crazy fun regardless of how old you are. Here are 8 board games that are fun no matter what the age. Sorry I’m not sorry, but Sorry is not on this list.

1. The Settlers Of Catan

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Never do I care more about wheat production, than I do in Settlers of Catan. This is a game of both luck and strategy, which makes it fun for kids, who rely mostly on luck and adults who rely mostly on luck but like to believe they are using strategy. It’s a Win Win! But it’s actually just a win, because there are no ties in Catan. I like to say it is a combination of Monopoly and Risk, but way more fun than both. The Settlers Of Catan has a, dare I say, nerdy reputation. Honestly, I don’t understand where that comes from. I’m not a nerd, and I love it! Oh, crap. I have to wrap this up. The Dungeon Master does not approve of Dwarf Fighters blogging.

 

2. Scattegories

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Why is this game so fun? For one, anything with a timer is immediately exciting, and b) it is really interesting to hear the crazy weirdness from your friends and or/families brains. It’s one of those games that in theory should be really easy, and everyone should be able to get every single category filled with every single letter in less than the timer, but it’s WAY harder than it seems. Off the top of my head, I can come up with a hundred “things with windows” that start with a G, but in the moment, under pressure, it is really hard. This challenge along with knowing you are competing to, lets be honest, be the smartest person in the room makes this game so fun. Actually, I can really only think of 10 “things with windows” that start with a G. Okay, 4. OKAY 1!!! GARAGE!!!!! THAT’S IT!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!

 

3. Clue

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Murder, Manipulation, Manhunt. FOR ALL AGES!

 

4. Catch Phrase

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Catch Phrase (verbal hot potato) makes you think quickly on your feet, which is fun, and it also makes you feel like everyone is stupid all the time. If you have the wheel and nobody is getting your PERFECT descriptions, they all stupid. If you don’t have the wheel and the wheel holder is giving ASININE descriptions, DANG they so stupid. If there is one thing that is impervious to maturity and age, it’s feeling superior to everyone at all times.

 

5. Apples To Apples

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If you think Apples To Apples is just a kid’s game, you would be so so wrong. Apples to Apples is good, clean, albeit bias and opinionated, fun that is great for the whole family. It’s perfect, because you get to expose your personality in your answers, which is pretty rare for board games. It is a confidence boost when your answer gets picked, and also makes you want to cry in your feather down pillow when nobody picks your answers. YAY!! Don’t be sad. You are privileged, you have a feather down pillow. You can’t have everything. Also, if you enjoy good, clean fun, but also love bad, dirty, fun, check out Cards Against Humanity. It is literally dirty, stinky, rotten Apples to Apples. It is incredibly fun, but is for adults only. Or terrible parents who want to truly destroy their children. I repeat… YAY!!

 

6. Guess Who

 

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Who doesn’t love Guess Who? No, but really, who? Does this person wear glasses? Does this person have blue eyes? Does this person exhibit normal human nature like needing to uncover secrets and identities??? Does this person wear a hat? Oh, it’s Eric!

 

7. Cranium

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Everyone get’s to shine in their niche with Cranium. Whether you are an artist, or great at trivia or have a great humming voice (ME ME ME!!), there is a place in your heart for Cranium no matter what the age. One disclaimer that should be written on the box- if you are an actor and you play this with a group of actors, you will NEVER finish. This is a hard and fast rule. Too many Star Performers and not enough Data Heads. Yikes. That’s, actually, a sadly accurate representation of society. Oh, well, Charades are fun!!

 

8. Balderdash

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This game, honestly, is the worst. It was invented by the Neo-Nazis, and it was used as a spy game during the Russian Revolution in 2012. Guys, I’M LYING!!! This game is great, because it teaches kids to become eloquent liars at a very young age. It also teaches kids to sound intellectually proficient when they are actually repeating 3rd grade for the 4th time. People LOVE lying and getting away with it. It’s one of the true joys in life. I’m really good at Balderdash, because I’m really good at lying. I’m so good, you didn’t even know I killed Colonel Sanders with the chicken wing in the Employee bathroom.

 

What’s your favorite board game? Let use know  in the comments below!

 

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