Montanans know just how fast a summer storm can sneak up on us! I mean one second the suns out and in the next second an aggressive wind picks up and we start to hear that rumbling thunder headed our way!

Living in Montana, summer storms are just part of life. And I gotta say, I'm a BIG fan! I think it's fun to bunker down in my apartment with some friends or even just by myself to wait out the weather!

From the looks of things, we're about to get some stormy weather later this week, so don't let it ruin your afternoon!

Here's a list of my favorite things to do during a thunderstorm:


  • 1

    Treat Yo' Self

    There's nothing wrong with a little pampering. So bust out your fun summer nail polish colors and show your fingers and toes a little love!!!

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  • 2

    Board Games On Board Games

    Board games are sooo underrated! So gather up your friends or family and dust of an old favorite like Monopoly, Sequence or Candy Land!!! Or if it's just you and your boy toy, nothin' turns up the heat like a solid game of Twister!!!

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  • 3

    Scary Movie Time

    There's nothin like a good scary movie to get your adrenaline pumpin'! Especially when you add in a dark and stormy thunderstorm! If you need a suggestion on what to watch, my 3 favorite scary movies are Signs, Jurassic Park and The Shining!!!

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  • 4

    Whip Up Your Favorite Cocktail

    Just because it's rainy and blustery outside doesn't mean you can't throw together your favorite summertime cocktail! So grab a drank and continue with activities 1,2, 3 and 5  on this list!

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  • 5

    Read A Book

    Seriously, when was the last time you sat down and read a good book?! I've got about a million titles stacked up just dying for me to crack one open! So this is your chance, dust off one of your old favorites or risk it with a new one! Get lost for a little while...

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