PPR x Lexi: Quarantine Guide

We’ve compiled a recap of some of the things each of us are doing on a daily basis to keep ourselves busy and entertained during the quarantine. As a work-from-home pro, Lexi is here to make sure you’re challenging yourself while you’re staying in.

What I’m Watching: The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

For all of you who cannot get enough Tiger King, I’ve got just the documentary for you! Produced by none other than Johnny Knoxville {among a lieu of others}, this show has got it all: outlaws, mountain dancers, abandoned children, drug dealing, criminal trials, jail time, and more! In fact, it has everything except animal abuse {unlike Tiger King}. This day-in-the-life documentary features members of the White family, who are descended from Donald Ray “D. Ray” White, one of the most famous mountain dancers of all time, and his widow, Bertie Mae White, who is known as “The Miracle Woman” for rescuing abandoned children, all of which have {wildly entertaining} criminal backgrounds. Available on Amazon Prime, take a trip to the Appalachian Mountains and meet one of the most notorious families in all of America.

What I’m Baking: Cheese Danishes

Since I know you’ve got plenty of time on your hands, there’s no reason for you not to make these delectable Cheese Danishes! If you’ve never made dough from scratch before, it’s time to learn. Although a lengthy process, these Danishes are worth every hour spent waiting by the fridge for the pastry to come together. Created by Samantha Seneviratne and featured in The New York Times, these melt-in-your-mouth breakfast goodies are something that your entire family will love! While The New York Times does require a subscription, I found a free copycat recipe that you can make at home. Happy Baking!

What I’m Cooking: The Defined Dish

If you’re new to cooking, or don’t have a large repertoire of recipes, then I HIGHLY recommend checking out The Defined Dish a.k.a. Alex Snodgrass. An Instagram-chef turned cookbook writer, Alex started out as an advocate of Whole30A {and a lot of her recipes still can be modified to be Whole30A/Paleo as well}, but now primarily focuses on healthy foods that we all love. And, as an evolving content creator, her website now features plenty of quarantine inspired meals, complete with substitutions, because during times like this, it’s hard to get everything you need in just one shop. If you’re looking for an easy {yet scrumptious} weeknight meal, I highly recommend trying her French Chicken with Creamy Mustard-White Wine Sauce.

What I’m Doing: Jane Fonda Fitness

While HIIT workouts, Pilates, and good old fashioned jogging are just fine, I thought that I would try something “new” during our mandated stay-at-home time – *cue “I Wanna Dance With Someone”. While looking for inspirational free workout videos, I stumbled upon the re-recorded VHS tapes of Jane Fonda’s Workout on YouTube. The moves are doable {no matter how un-coordinated you are}, the actors are overly energized, and the outfits are iconic, but by far the best part is that I actually worked up a great sweat WHILE having fun. So, take a break from all the intense, new workouts, and take it back to the basics, because let’s be honest ladies, we all want to look like Jane Fonda.

What I’m Wearing: Athleta

While it is tempting to stay in my pajamas all day, I make a point every morning to get up, wash my face, and get dressed in some of my favorite athleisure loungewear from Athleta! As a very short person {coming in at barely 5’1”} sometimes shopping for leggings can be a challenge, since they are usually way too long, but at Athleta, you can order petite sizes! Another aspect I love is that Athleta also has a loungewear collection of dresses, rompers, and skirts, so you can feel dressed up without having to bust out your work wardrobe. And, if you have little ones, Athleta also features a line specifically for girls {cue the mommy-and-me outfits}!