5 Creative Indoor Activities Adults Can Do During Cold Days in Winter

by Fransic verso
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of the self-development posts. Something last minute got into my mind. But it is very important for people that can’t go outside.

There will be some explanation as to why this is important in the post as well. It could also depend based on the weather and the place.

This is something I never thought I would post, to be honest. But I’ve got some interesting things for you.

Also, I’m going to share some important points as well. Which can help you to get the most out of these things. Understand more about why we need to have these activities as well.

I would appreciate it a lot if you can share this post with others. If you find it helpful, maybe someone else could get something like this, you know.

Creative indoor activities adults can do during cold days in winter

Before I jump to the creative activities and mention more details about each. I want to talk about winter and staying at home.

Well, since it’s very cold and some places are freezing. It would unlikely you spend more hours outside unless you are adventurous and don’t care.

Either way, you will be spending most of your day at home inside. While you do that, I don’t recommend you waste your time watching videos all the time.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to watch videos, but you need some creativity in your day. You won’t spend minutes at home inside and you can’t go out in the freezing or cold weather.

Some people don’t have the chance to go out a lot for the bad weather which is way below zero. So, being creative will be a good to use our time.

And make sure we don’t spend it on something not going to help us at all.

Q: Why do you need to have creative things when staying at home?

  • Developing new things that can help you in life
  • Make sure to use time wisely to get things done
  • Get some memories with loved ones
  • Improve some things during this time to do other things later

Especially, if you have more responsibilities and things to do. Keep reading to know how you can be creative and do things to stay busy and keep moving even when you are inside the house.

I’m sure you heard a lot of ideas to do inside. But there is a low chance you found these on any other blogs.

You can add these to the list, which can have a purpose. It’s just randomly keeping you busy inside, but also developing creativity as well.

Something we need to have in our everyday life. Well, there will be more to add to this list, but for now, I’m going to mention some of the great things you can do to keep yourself busy and be more creative.

Q: How important to do these creative things?

A: It depends on how you see it. Some people love to get creative, but it’s not something you should do because you have to do it. These are great things to help you get going while you are stuck inside the house.

Indoor activities mean something you do inside. And I’m talking about inside the house. It is great for people that don’t work from home.

Because if you are working from home, you will have a lot of things to keep you busy. However, you still can do this if you have more time.

FYI

One thing you can do is be a VA which can help you to earn some money while you stay inside the house.

1. Organize your laptop, files, and pictures

Alright, the first one would be for those who have a laptop. Assuming a lot of people do have a laptop, you can also use your phone.

Organize your files and pictures. There are a lot of pictures you don’t want because it’s unnecessary or looks bad.

Maybe you have more than one copy of the same pictures. It can be a good time for you to do this and keep your laptop the phone well organized.

When you have a lot of files on your laptop, it gets messy and you don’t have time to keep organizing things.

I’m saying this because it happened to me. So, if this is you, make sure to spend time organizing your files as well.

Something to keep you busy and is also a productive thing. People who are working from home can understand this and maybe some people can relate to a messy laptop with a lot of files haha.

You could have physical files and pictures. Which means you can touch and hold them. And I assume so many people have this as well.

Make sure to take your time to organize them, It could be fun to go through old memories while organizing them.

Also, it’s considered one of the indoor activities adults can do. Papers and files you have in the house are also another way to stay busy to organize them.

Declutter whatever you don’t need any more from your home office.

2. Meal prep virtual cooking with your friends or partner

Next, something fun and creative as well. And that would be having a meal prep virtual cooking with your friends or partner.

If you have a long-distance relationship like me. I’m sure your partner would love to have this with you.

But the purpose of this is to prepare meals in advance. Some people like to prepare meals due to being so busy with work or other matters in life.  However, you can do it for fun and make sure to avoid cooking when it’s time for your meal.

Things you need to do this:

  • Recipes for you and the other person
  • Video calling app to do it with your friend or whoever will be
  • Clean kitchen to cook
  • A good stand for the phone or laptop while cooking

It’s all about being busy with cooking and doing something that will help you. Also, you can get more creative with whoever will join you to cook.

Having someone else will make it more fun and it’s one of the indoor activities adults can do.

Create memories with someone you love to remember in the future. And it doesn’t matter where is that person. Because everything will be virtual you will need internet and video call to be able to do this.

This is something on my list but since my partner is very busy with university. It’s not easy to do this. However, we hang out together and sometimes study together (I’m just helping her).

You can do this with any person in your family or even your friends’ list. Which is something cool to give you a variety of options to choose from.

3. Spend time Planning things ahead of time

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It’s one of my favorites and love to do it even when I have slow days. Every time I got nothing to do. This would be my first thing to do haha.

And that is spending time planning things ahead. Notice I said things and not one thing.

Because you can plan anything you want or need. You would have something different than me and it is still good to plan it.

Whether it’s the next thing to do or the goals you need to do. Even planning a vacation is good and a lot of people already mentioned it on the list of indoor activities adults can do.

My main idea of this is planning what you going to do next. Either your next day or if you work from home, planning the next blog post or marketing plan.

Since we are in the holiday season, planning your holiday shopping and decoration can be good as well.

So many things that we can plan during this time. This is why I mentioned planning things and not a specific thing. For me, it’s so much fun to do this instead of watching videos for no reason.

Don’t forget to write them down. You can pen and paper for this if you want. That would make it fun, but you can use your phone or laptop.

Whatever you do, don’t do everything just in your mind. Because you will forget about them the next minute you get busy with other things.

4. Practice making things out of paper

Okay, this is also another one of my favorites. I used to craft and do a lot of DIY projects (Which I will come back to soon) and that’s why I love doing this being at home.

If you think this is for kids, you haven’t seen a lot of things made of paper.

Q: What are some examples of DIY paper projects?

  1. Paper plane
  2. Flowers made out of paper
  3. The Geometric Bowls are made using paper
  4. You can make Butterflies out of paper as well

You can watch tutorials on YouTube and you will find a lot of complicated ones that are not for kids. This is something I love to do for my projects before if you remember any project I shared on my blog.

When I say practice, it means even if you don’t have any talents or skills. It can be easy to do them and practice. Well, it will help you to develop new talents.

And whatever idea you will make, use it as decoration. So, doing this will be good for both using the time to do something creative while being at home.

Also, developing new talents and skills. Therefore, it’s one of the best ideas for adults.

5. Editing pictures and creating graphics

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Another fun thing to do at home. Something you do and can help to develop a new skill and talent. That would be editing photos and creating graphics.

These are two separate, but it is possible to do both if you want. However, it’s not possible doing them at the same time.

It’s one of the things that is considered a practice because not everyone knows how to do it well. There are more things to learn and practice.

Q: Do I need the skills/talents to create graphics?

A: No, there are easy and simple ideas you can create. If you want to create complicated ones, follow tutorials on the internet. It will be a practice if you are new to this.

Also, you can do it even if you don’t have a laptop. By using a phone such as Galaxy, iPhone, or other advanced phones.

You can download free apps to do this. Don’t need to spend money on it. There are a lot of free versions and since you are not going to use it a lot of times.

Tips for making the most out of your time alone

Staying at home doesn’t have to be a drag – there are plenty of opportunities for adults to make the most out of their time alone and stay productive and creative.

Utilizing online resources to learn something new, setting up a productive work routine, taking advantage of the extra quiet time to reflect and meditate, and finding activities that challenge and engage your mind can help you stay creative while stuck at home.

Taking advantage of online education platforms is a great way to learn something new in your spare time.

Whether it’s learning how to code or mastering a language, there are thousands of free or reasonably priced courses available on the internet that can teach you almost anything you want to know.

Setting up a productive work routine is also important – having regular hours dedicated solely for working can help you stay focused and motivated during this difficult period.

Don’t forget to make sure you take regular breaks throughout the day as well – it will help keep your energy levels up!

Finding ways to relax and unwind is also essential for staying creative while stuck at home. Taking some time out each day for yourself can help keep stress levels low.

Whether it’s reading a book, doing some yoga, or taking an afternoon nap, these small moments can provide much-needed respite from the monotony of being indoors all day.

Additionally, spending some extra quiet time each day reflecting and meditating can allow you to clear your mind and come back with fresh ideas for whatever project you’re working on.

Finally, keeping your mind sharp by engaging in activities that challenge you is key for staying creative while stuck at home.

This could be anything from doing puzzles or playing board games with friends over video chat, watching TED talks or documentaries about topics that interest you, or writing down all of your ideas in a journal – whatever works best for getting those creative juices flowing!

Creating a home environment that encourages creativity

Creating a home environment that encourages creativity is essential if you want to stay productive and creative while stuck inside.

From rearranging furniture to adding bright colors, textures, and patterns to your décor, there are many ways to bring life into your home and inspire creative activities.

Rearranging furniture is a great way to maximize inspiration for creative activities in the home.

Moving around pieces of furniture can create additional space for projects or make a room appear larger or brighter. It’s also an easy way to give any room an entirely new look!

Consider buying some functional pieces of furniture that can be used for multiple purposes, such as ottomans that double as storage containers or tables with drawers that can serve both as desks and storage units.

Additionally, try using dividers or screens to break up different areas of the room for different activities – this will help keep your workspace organized and clutter-free.

Adding bright colors, textures, and patterns to your home décor is another great way to bring life into the room.

Utilizing bright shades of paint on walls or colorful accent pieces like rugs and curtains will instantly add energy and vibrancy to any room in the house.

Incorporating unique textures such as knitted blankets or woven baskets serves as visual stimulation while also providing comforting coziness.

And don’t forget about patterns – whether it’s geometric shapes on pillows or floral designs on wallpaper, these can really tie together all of the elements in a space!

Another great way to spruce up your living space is by incorporating plants into your décor.

Plants not only look beautiful but also have air purifying benefits – they absorb toxins from the air and release oxygen back into it!

Plus, caring for plants has been linked with increased feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment due to its calming effects – so even if you don’t have a green thumb just yet, having plants around could still be beneficial (and fun!)

Music can also help set the right mood for creativity; choose music that makes you feel inspired and motivated! If you need help deciding what type of music works best for you when creating something new – try listening through different playlists until something resonates with you emotionally.

Finally, consider creating a designated area in your home specifically designed for art or crafting projects–whether.

It’s an entire room dedicated solely towards this purpose or just one corner filled with supplies–this will help keep all necessary materials in one place which makes it easier (and more enjoyable) when starting something new every day!

Conclusion of creative indoor activities adults can do during cold days in winter

Thank you for reading until this point. I appreciate you taking the time and hopefully, you found these ideas helpful in some way or another.

Since we are in the winter season, these will be great if you can’t go out to spend time doing outdoor activities. I will be adding more to this as well.

What is one of your favorite activities like to do indoors? Do you have something that is not on the list above? Let us know and it could benefit other people who read the comments below.

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65 comments

Anonymous November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

These are some really great tips for enjoying indoor activities as adults. I'm really a summer person, and struggle through the long, Ohio winters. This is some great ideas to make the looooonnnggg winter months go by a little faster!

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Anonymous November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I really liked the option of organizing things on your laptop! I definitely never find time for that one thing, yet, so often I think that it would be nice to do. Thank you for the list!

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thathappyreader November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

These are all wonderful ideas to keep us productive and engaged during the colder months Fransic. I do feel like this is a good time to clear out everything I no longer need or use. Thanks for sharing!

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Unwanted Life November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

One thing my partner and I will be doing indoors that's creative, is working on my tattoo design and a family crest we're creating

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Anonymous November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I would definitely need to spend some time on organising my laptop files and pictures ????. Something I can start at the next cold day!

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Anonymous November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

These are some really good ideas to keep adults busy especially when it is cold. Keeping busy is so important especially to keep you warm too. Thank you for sharing.

Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 8:58 pm

Right? It helps to keep us warm when we are moving and busy. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 8:59 pm

Glad to know you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:00 pm

Haha, I see, trust me, you are not alone on this one haha. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:08 pm

That awesome idea. I hope you will enjoy your time together.

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:09 pm

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:11 pm

That's awesome, it's fun to do it as well. Going through old stuff

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Fransic Verso November 23, 2022 - 9:11 pm

Thank you so for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Drew Ross November 23, 2022 - 8:56 pm

I enjoyed the breakdown of this post! I'm definitely going to make time to organize my files this winter 🙂

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

These are such great ideas – it's so important to challenge our brains and be creative! Thanks you!

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Some amazing tips. Thanks for sharing !

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Brian November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

A couple things stand out here. I learned to cook a few Indian and Thai dishes virtually during winter. Also, I tend to be more productive blogging during the colder months.

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Nyxie November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Great ideas! I'm naturally a creative person so I'm always on the look out for things to do in the comfort of my own home!

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brianne November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

I love the creativity here. DIY projects are so much fun and a great substitute to outdoor.

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alita November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

winter here is just too cold and we are sometime lazy to go out. Thank you for these suggestions!

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Really enjoyed your article! These are really good ideas. Last year I learned to make origami, it kept me quite busy and then served as an ornament for the Christmas tree.

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Love these ideas. Winter is so hard here!

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Agree that being indoors during the winter can be so great for planning ahead of time and staying on schedule. thanks for sharing your thoughts on what to do while staying indoors! – N

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

This is so interesting! I loved all the ideas that make for constructive use of our time. Great post!

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

This is great! I’m the winter when I’m not working I get bored super easy since I hate going outside when it freezing. But these r actually super easy and will actually keep me entertained! Thanks so much!

-Whitney Stewart

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Andrea Hunt Transformational Life Coach & EFT Practitioner November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

These are great suggestions! It just really cold here and this is exactly the list I needed this week! I need to do some organization and also make some graphics this is a really great reminder. Thanks for this great post! 🙂

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Anonymous November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

This is a great post!! I really need to work on my laptop files!! Thank you for wonderful suggestions

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Beth November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

I'm a big fan of meal prepping. I do it regularly. These are great ideas.

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 9:53 pm

That's awesome! Thank you for your lovely feedback!

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 9:54 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 9:54 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 9:56 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 9:57 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:06 pm

Yeah, we need to do something since we will be stuck.

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:07 pm

Please stay safe and keep being warm. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:12 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:13 pm

Yeah, it's time to get cozey. Thank you for reading!

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:15 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:19 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:20 pm

Thank you for reading and never cooked Indian.

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:21 pm

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Fransic Verso November 24, 2022 - 10:22 pm

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Lani November 24, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Oh goodness, organizing my Laptop files is a need. Thanks so much for the reminder.

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Anonymous November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

very cute ideas! I love organizing and cataloging things, it's a lot of fun to me! Virtual meal prep is new to me, I definitely want to try it soon. Thank you for paper craft reminder: I used to do it often but haven't practiced it for awhile. Lyosha

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Anonymous November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

This is a very helpful post. Lots of good and useful advise that is very constructive.( Nayna)

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JJ November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

Love these ideas, so creative!

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Sonia Seivwright November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

I love these ideas. Cooking Virtually with friend and family sounds like something i will be doing.

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Anonymous November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

Useful advice to help you keep busy during cold times. I like any chance to get organised. JamieAdStories

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 1:57 am

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 1:58 am

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 1:59 am

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 1:59 am

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 2:00 am

Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Fransic Verso November 26, 2022 - 2:03 am

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Kristy Bullard November 25, 2022 - 10:21 pm

I love to organize my photos and either create scrapbooks or photo books online. It's keeps me busy when it's cold outside and it lets me be creative.

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Edith November 26, 2022 - 2:54 pm

Great tips for the slow days in winter. Thanks!

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Fransic verso November 30, 2022 - 4:41 am

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts about it.

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Vidya November 26, 2022 - 10:52 pm

your post reminds me that I need to organize my pictures 🙂 so many and they are all over the place..

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Fransic verso November 30, 2022 - 4:40 am

Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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Her Digital Coffee November 30, 2022 - 12:21 am

What a great list of ideas that are both practical and creative! Thanks for sharing!

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Fransic verso November 30, 2022 - 4:29 am

Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts!

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Pastor Natalie (Examine This Moment ) December 5, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Great ideas for cold days. Honestly I implement many of these throughout the year though. Organizing seems to be a constant task. ???? Thank you for sharing.

Pastor Natalie (Examine This Moment)

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Fransic verso December 6, 2022 - 10:58 pm

Thank you so much for reading and giving us your thoughts!

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