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Creative Weekend To-Do List

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
(Harriet Tubman)

Hello, lovelies! How are you?  Do you have plans for Labor Day weekend? My Mister and I are staying close to home, which is actually really exciting. We have some travel plans to make, wedding things to do, and projects around the apartment. I’m also on day #14 of my Whole30… and more than okay with keeping a low profile.

The following creative weekend to-do list is intended to inspire. Consider this a friendly nudge to seek out little delights and exceptional joys in the days ahead.

decorate the kitchen or find some new art

clean out old computer files & update passwords

organize your closet, see if thredUP can sell what’s not working, and sign up for Stich Fix

go for a run, practice yoga, then treat yourself to a massage

shop for new workout clothes for added motivation

spend time reading a fiction & nonfiction book

journal, meditate, and ask yourself, “am I making life harder that it is?

get inspired about growing old with yourself

try to recreate this great travel hair routine

give one of these mani/pedi color combos a whirl

test out a new recipea new favorite, or both

No matter what you end up doing this weekend, remember to take a moment or two for yourself. Light your favorite candle (Bath & Body Works is having a Labor Day sale!), go for a long walk, or buy some flowers at the farmers’ market. Sending love & sparkle your way!

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Creative Weekend To-Do List

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I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else.
I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
(Ken Venturi)

Happy Saturday, friends!

Last night, my Mister and I had a date night. I surprised him by not being at the apartment when he came home from work. I hid away at a nearby coffee shop (to do blog things, naturally) so he could relax and watch his favorite sports show (Pardon the Interruption) in silence. I read about a similar idea on Cup of Jo and I’ve always wanted to try it. I planned the entire date night and didn’t give him any details beforehand. It was fun to surprise him and a great way to start the weekend!

It’s been two years since I posted a Creative Weekend To-Do List, but several of you have asked me to bring them back. So without further ado, I hope the following list inspires you to do something special, sparkly, and fun for yourself this weekend. No matter what’s on your to-do list, try to infuse a little creativity and joy!

  • go for a long run, then treat myself to mani/pedi
  • start a packing list for our trip to North Carolina + use a few of these travel ideas
  • create a meal plan for the next 5 days, then take a quick trip to the grocery store
  • update my desktop wallpaper with one of these beauties
  • work on a photo book for our trip to Japan and South Korea
  • look through my home decor Pinterest board + pin some inspiration for our bedroom
  • make returns from my J.Crew and Nordstrom sale shopping binges
  • have an easy Saturday evening so I can feel good at 9am yoga on Sunday
  • lounge by the pool with a good book

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Creative Weekend To-Do List

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Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to
experience the world in the way they have been told to.
(Alan Keightly)

Happy Friday, friends! What delightful things do you have planned for the days ahead? The Mister and I are getting settled from a week at the beach, just in time for more fun.

My 27th birthday was back in March, but I still have one final present to enjoy. My dad is generously sending the Mister and I down the road for a staycation at a fancy local hotel. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I’m really excited to “get away” without the added stresses of traffic or travel.

I hope the following list of creative to-dos inspires you to do something special, sparkly and fun for yourself this weekend — take a nice long bath, go dancing with your girlfriends or enjoy an afternoon of solo shopping. No matter what’s on your to-do list, try to infuse a little extra creativity and joy!

  • get coffee treat on the way to work on Friday morning
  • savor 3 sweaty and inspiring yoga classes
  • enjoy an in-room massage for two!
  • dress up to go out for a nice dinner out
  • sip drinks at a favorite bar, see where the night takes us
  • cap off the celebration weekend with Sunday brunch
  • do laundry while catching up on Bravo shows
  • upload pictures from the weekend to iPhoto
  • go grocery shopping for next week’s meal plan

 

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