All posts tagged: sunday recommendations

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: September 20

Hello, hello! It’s really starting to feel like fall here in New Jersey, and it’s THE BEST! I got so excited that I packed away almost all of my summer clothes already, hoping for no rogue 80 degree days. This week was quite a blur, most likely because my stay-cation came to an end and it’s been an adjustment getting back into the swing/night shift. I’ve been doing this for nearly five years now so I know it just takes some time! On a somber note, I want to acknowledge the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She spent her entire career fighting for equality, and for that I thank her. I do want to share a few things that have brought some light to my week, though. The cooler weather has put me in a baking mood. The fall and winter are my favorite times of the year to make sweets. I made this skillet peach cobbler recipe from Half Baked Harvest this week, topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: September 6

I love a long weekend, and at that I took some time off to stretch it out a bit more. Can’t wait to have a week full of Sundays! Tom and I were supposed to be in Germany this week. </3 We were in the “ready to book” stages of our planning when COVID hit, though. So we didn’t have anything official in the books, but it still feels disappointing. I’m hopeful that we’ll make it there in the future. I’ve been doing my best not to dwell on it, though. I have a few things that have been bringing some joy to my heart: I got to spend time with my nephews this weekend and it was so so wonderful. Except when I told my (almost) four-year-old nephew that an empty box was a spaceship, he said: “No, it’s a box.” Well then! I bought these wooden truck and train paint kits to do together, and it was so much fun to see my nephew get messy and use his creativity. I took the …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: August 16

Hi, hello Sunday! This week was a bit busy for me, so I’m indulging in my favorite new tradition – doing absolutely nothing all day on Sunday. What a gift. Last week Tom and I finally took the plunge and ordered furniture for our new living area space. I’m really excited to see how it’ll all come together and share it here. There’s nothing I love more than being at home these days, so why not make it the coziest place to be? A few things I’m loving right now: Our new gallery wall! I have been struggling with what kind of art to hang in our hallway and decided to make a gallery wall of old family photos. I love the way it came out. Shoutout to Tom for doing all the brainwork – apparently I’m not very good at math/measurements, but I think we got it down perfectly. Teamwork! I used these frames from Target, which came in a nine pack – the perfect amount of photos for our hallway. I’ve been daydreaming …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: August 2

Happy Sunday, y’all! I’ve been having a lot of lazy Sundays lately and I’m not mad about it. There’s something really special about taking your time and doing absolutely nothing (if that’s available to you). I’m really glad I can slow down these days and just relax. And here we are in August! Not a ton is going on and yet a lot at the same time. We are still working on our living room — a post will come soon about this. But I just ordered some furniture for our new space so fingers crossed it works out! Here’s a few things that have been getting me by lately: Have you listened to The Michelle Obama Podcast yet? Her first episode is with Barack Obama, of course, and it’s just so lovely. I’m looking forward to hearing more of her episodes. A friend of mine just sent me this exciting tidbit: The long-awaited Action Park documentary, Class Action Park is coming to HBO this month. If you haven’t guessed by now, I am unapologetically …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: July 12

Woo… Another week, how are we doin’? Things are starting to come along at our house right now which is really exciting. We moved in nearly two years ago and hadn’t been able to make the changes we envisioned when we bought it. At the beginning of March we started renovating our living/dining rooms but had to put it off due to the shutdowns until recently. I’m happy to say it’s FINALLY finished! Once it’s decorated I’ll be sharing a post about it, and I can’t wait. The only downside is I’m finding I feel very indecisive about which furniture pieces I’d like for our new living area — I currently have six tabs open with different area rugs. I know the right one will catch my eye eventually, though. Maybe. While working on our home has been keeping us pretty busy lately, here’s a few things I’m loving right now: It has been HOT lately, and it’ll be in the 90’s next week here in Jersey. I haven’t felt comfortable going to the beaches …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: May 10

Spring is really here now in New Jersey, JK it’s freezing outside. It felt so good to open up the windows last weekend, but hopefully the warm weather makes its way back soon. Oh, but I’d like to wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommas & momma figures out there! I’ve been trying to stay busy, but a slow busy. Mostly reading some books after work. I just finished reading Young House Love’s Lovable, Livable Home. It gave me so many ideas for when we can complete all of our half-finished home renovations that we started at the beginning of the shutdown. We’ve been refraining from heading to the stores for supplies, so we’re just working with what we’ve got, but if you are doing that it’s totally OK! We just don’t feel comfortable. Here’s a little sneak peek of our guest bedroom: I found out that a local bookstore at the Jersey Shore is participating in an alternative platform for audiobook subscriptions. There’s a lot of indie bookstores on the …

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: April 26

Are the weeks just blending together anymore? Sure feels like it. On the bright side, I’ve finally found an at-home daily routine that’s added more structure to my days. I generally go to sleep at wake up around the same time now and squeeze in a short at-home workout and a walk before work if I can. It’s not much but it does help. In addition to my new schedule, I’ve sprinkled in a few things while at home to make the days a little brighter.

Sunday Not-So-Scaries: April 19

I’ve honestly lost track of how many Sundays it’s been since I’ve been inside. I want to say I’m on week six, but I’ve stopped counting. It’s starting to feel a little bit normal, which is weird. But, I’m thankful I can be cozy at home even when it doesn’t always feel great. Here’s a few things that are helping me trudge along during this strange time.