There are few things sadder than disrobing your Christmas tree and setting it out on the curb to be thrown into a compactor with the rest of the city’s garbage. But, realistically, you can’t keep it. So what’s one to do? Well, the Philly Goat Project is offering a delightful alternative throughout the month of January: Feed your tree to their goats. Treecycling at its finest, folks!
Along with giving your Christmas tree the goodbye it deserves, below are plenty more ways to have a better week. Think: the French-ish Onion Soup recipe you’ll make over and over again this winter, the cleaning list that will help you become that tidy person you’ve always wanted to be, the perfect winter weekend date night, and more. Choose one (or all) and have a fantastic week!
Soup night! Healthyish recently released a list of their most popular recipes in 2019, and this French-ish Onion Soup topped the list. You’re just a couple steps away from the coziest of cozy nights in. Do it.
Become a cleaning queen/king! If keeping your home more Martha Stewart-esque (clean, chic, sensibly organized), less hotel-room-that-was-recently-destroyed-by-a-rock-band is on your 2020 to-do list (I’m with you), take note of this weekly cleaning list that breaks up tasks by day, so you never spend ALL Sunday scrubbing away (the horror). Do it.
Warm up! ‘Tis the season for hot chocolate and the folks over at Foobooz have put together a very important list of spots to get a primo cup in Philadelphia. HipCityVeg’s, which is dairy-free and topped with vegan marshmallows, is not to be missed. Do it.
Sneak out of work early! I’m confident you’ve worked hard all week, so reward yourself by skipping out of work a tiny bit early and scooting over to our Graduate Hospital outpost for Bodypump Express at 4:30 p.m. Do it.
Skate the night away! Word to the wise: Blue Cross Riverrink’s Winterfest—AKA an explosion of winter joy, complete with heated log cabins, fireplaces galore and an ice skating rink—is open until 1 a.m. on the weekends, making for the perfect date night spot or a night out with friends. Do it.
Give your Christmas tree a proper sendoff! The Philly Goat Project is offering an alternative to dumping your tree on the curb come trash day: Feed it to their goats! It makes your purchase of a tree go further (hello, tree-cycling), and it’s a cuter experience to boot. Do it.
Hit the trails! More nature is one of my top 2020 priorities, and if you’re in the same boat, take note: Chasing Trail, a local running group, meets for an all-paces trail run in the Wissahickon every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Do it.