04.10.2017

Weekend Recap || Extending The Weekend

(A little hockey with the family on Thursday evening…. kicking off the weekend early…)

It’s about this time on Sunday evenings (7:40pm) when the blues set in. I always promise myself that I won’t let them come… but it seems as if it’s inevitable. So, this past Friday night, TJ and I talked about ways to try to soften the blow of Sunday nights (….we also argued that the weekends are just too fun… which is why we feel that way on Sundays…. so, I guess we could look at it as a sign of a weekend well spent….). Here are 3 ideas that we came up with:

1. Plan a quick mid-week family outing: Get out of the house… even if it’s an evening walk, or heading out for a little ice cream (we prefer Pressed Juicery). Sometimes, during the weeks, we get caught in the rut of staying home for long periods of time… so getting out and mixing it up makes the week go faster!

2. Take-out: It might sound strange, but we talked about getting take-out in the beginning of the week, as opposed to the end. We have a few healthy spots we love (since we try to be pretty healthy during the week) and thought that it would be a great way to trick ourselves into thinking it’s actually the end of the week…..

3. Date Night: Instead of waiting for Friday evenings as our typical unwind and catch up night, we’re trying to implement a mid-week evening. Likely a Wednesday, and something simple like a movie and pop-corn on the couch. We’re actually trying to work out our schedules to have a mid-week early morning date…. maybe a spin class and a quick coffee/breakfast date. It’s something to look forward to!

While it might not completely assuage the Sunday blues…. it certainly gives me something to look forward to while we I for the next weekend! So, whatever you choose to break up the week, I hope it brings you a small taste of the weekend. Have a good one friends. xx

(Friday night… at the happiest of hours….)

(Easter Bunny success…. no tears….)

(I always wish I could move into Anthropologie… I mean, how cute is this couch… and the side tables???)

(Post church donuts at a new gluten free + vegan spot… Halfsies…. and a little post donut sugar high…. (jacket currently on sale)
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I’m looking forward to this coming Easter weekend…. and thinking about making some of these delicious pressed juice cocktails. I’ll also be making this quinoa fried rice recipe (likely with shredded chicken this week) and lentil soup…. both are great leftover options too.

I found so many fun spring options over the weekend…. like this adorable embroidered off the shoulder dress (in the almond color), embroidered cold shoulder top, and this gauzy tunic (which I snagged in the navy… and own in a blush from a few years ago.). I also bought this super cute ruffle henley top (such a good basic), gorgeous blush pink camisole (with gold detailing), and this short sleeve open knit hoodie. I’m also considering this swiss dot top in black (love all the cute ruffle details and cold shoulder shape), stipe lightweight tunic, and this short sleeve peplum top (in the mauve color). I also wore this lightweight bomber jacket over the weekend and it was the perfect layer!

I was also on the hunt for a pair of blush joggers and snagged these a week ago… when they arrived they were huge…. so I bought these (in two color options…) and am hoping they fit better! I also love these blush distressed joggers.

I’ve also seen a few dresses that have caught my eye lately… of course, they aren’t everyday appropriate, but I have so many fun occasions coming up in the next few weeks (showers, bachelorette party, wedding celebrations….) that I thought I would look for some cute options. I’m particularly eyeing this floral smocked maxi dress (such an excellent price), floral ruffle dress (with the prettiest back details), this floral gauze maxi dress,  and this striped tunic dress.

It’s also officially sandal weather over here and I couldn’t resist these cognac studded block heel cuties…. and am eyeing these cognac slides (which look like an Hermes knockoff….) and these embroidered double strap slides (seriously, so fun).

Annnnd, as we get closer to Cabo, I’m still keeping my eye out for fun options. I love this gorgeous black one piece suit, as well as this tassel two piece in blush and cream and this floral bathing suit (love all the details). This gauze cape would be a great cover-up or lightweight layer with shorts and a tank in the summer… and this stripe maxi cover-up.

Comments

  1. Gabby says:

    You have great ideas about the Sunday blues. My fiance and I feel this too, every Sunday!

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Thank you! It’s so hard not to feel that way, especially when the weekend is so fun!!