5 Traits of a Perfect Sunday

I’ve been thinking a lot about Sundays lately.  Ever since I started spending time with a certain someone, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around his belief in working most weekends.  At first, he would spend a number of hours Sunday afternoon / evening making phone calls and prepping for the week ahead.  I was absolutely shocked.

Had he never heard ‘That’s What I Love about Sundays” by Craig Morgan?!  (He had not.)  Craig taught me, early on, that Sundays are for some chicken, baked beans, home, blue jeans and, most importantly, ‘not doing much of anything.’

So, naturally, I convinced him highly suggested that he work on Saturdays and leave Sundays for the rest, relaxation and recharge we all need.  And, since we’ve spent the past number of weeks in Sunday bliss, I started noticing a few things that guarantee a Perfect Sunday.

  • Start off with an amazing meal – One of our favorite, and most consistent, activities has been making breakfast together every Sunday morning.  Whether it’s applesauce pancakes or eggs & bacon (just bacon for me, please), nothing starts the Perfect Sunday off better than some hearty food in our stomach.

applesauce pancakes!

  • Do something outside – This is a big one for me, and usually involves a quick trip to the dog park with Kina, also known these days as Kin Bean (that’s pronounced KEEN-BEAN, kinda like green bean.)  Anyways – it was funny – one time, we* finally ventured off the couch and outdoors for the first time around 5pm in the evening, a.k.a. granny’s bedtime.  Even though it was late and our adventure was short, we both commented on how nice it was that we got outside for the day.  Another Sunday Success!

cherry blossoms!

  • Connect with others – Whether it’s calling a family member, a friend or meeting up with someone for brunch, a Sunday is not complete without a connection to a loved one.
  • Watch a great show – This is one of our favorite activities!!  And, with the recent purchase of my Apple TV, much easier to ensure that we’re watching the best latest shows.  Walking Dead, True Detective, Cosmos and House of Cards are some of our weekly watches right now.  What are you watching?
  • Do one thing productive – A load or two of laundry, finally paying that bill you’ve been putting off or even something as simple as packing your lunch for the next day.  Completing at least one productive thing on Sunday helps set a great tone for the week ahead.

How do you spend your Sundays?

*Apologies for the excessive use of the word ‘we’ in this post.  As in, sorry I’m not sorry.  :P

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Weekend Link Love!

Oh – hi friends!  Long time, no talk.  Sorry for the radio silence over here; my full-time+ day job has gotten the best of me.  It’s always interesting when my blog goes a little quiet, my body starts physically reacting.  My day job is so heavy on the analytical side that my body starts recognizing the imbalance.  I wake up from weird, strange dreams as my brain starts screaming, “we need to create!!”

Well, since the creative process can take a little longer than a Saturday-morning-hour, I decided to roll out another version of Link Love: the Weekend Edition.  Come check out these brave and creative posts from blogger geniuses across the internet.  Meanwhile, I’ll be working on a new challenge post for next week.  Hope you’ll join me!

Hannah’s Amazing Oscar’s Party!

I’m blown away by the creative extent of Hannah’s Oscar Party!  She made food inspired by each of the movies nominated for Best Picture!  I want to eat everything on that table… seriously.

A Beautiful Mess’ Spaghetti Squash Pizza

As a fan of the Paleo diet, I’m constantly looking for new sources of inspiration for my junk food cravings.  Doesn’t this pizza look divine??!  (Just ignore that cheese.) ;)

The Reason I Foster by Carolina Fireflies

For anyone who is considering fostering dogs, this is a must-read.  I definitely think this is something that Kina and I will do in the future, and I appreciate this heart-warming post from Kristyn about the selfless risk of fostering.

Dating Through Your Marriage from In Honor of Design

I absolutely loved this post from Anna about dating through her marriage.  I know this is a common piece of advice from married folks, but Anna enhances this tip by identifying very specific and unique things that make her marriage work.