If there is one thing about getting older I’ve learned it’s like a giant ‘I told you so’ moment from your mom. I am constantly feeling like I’m turning into my mom, even the other day RJ said ‘You sounded just like Leslie there, scary’ (–Sorry Mom!). Mama always told me ‘write a todo list, have a schedule, pick up as you go’ and now I’m learning she was right.
Today I wanted to share the Sunday schedule I’ve adopted over the years that make my weekdays run a little smoother. I’m also sharing some of my favorite products that you may want to work into your week or your Sunday Schedule if you already have one! A lot of our Sundays have been jammed packed since getting engaged.. we’re either traveling home from a trip visiting family, brunching with friends who are in town or meeting at our venue or with wedding planners.. so I often have to do this routine on Monday. It really doesn’t matter which day I do it as long as I do it at least once a week.
The first thing I do is straighten up our house. We are usually either super lazy or super busy on the weekend and things always end up a little messy. I like to start the week with a clean house so it’s one less thing I have to worry about during the week.
Living in a home with Babe is so different than when I was in college in the dorms or sharing a house with girls. It requires more cleaning for sure and I now have a whole home to care for not just a small room and shared bathroom. If you do a ‘whole house clean’ the first of the week, you can easily just tidy up as you go. The one thing I do have to do more than once a week is vacuum! Having two Goldens is like living in a wig factory on steroids I swear!
I do all my laundry. I write out my grocery list and grab anything we may need for the week. I plan out my entire week in my planner. Sometimes I’ll make a batch of Skinny Fiesta Chicken so we have it to eat at lunch that week.
After my ‘chores’ are finished I can spend some me time. I usually take a bath with lavender epsom salts, not only is it so relaxing but it’s good for your skin & body too. I wash my face using this brush and put a coconut oil mask in my hair.
Next, comes my favorite part.. my weekly exfoliating with my Personal Microdermabrasion Device [PDM]. When I first received this device I was honestly confused and sure it wasn’t going to do anything. Totally wrong. First, it removes all your dead skin.. you can actually see it piling up on the side of your face. It shrinks your pores, reduces wrinkles and over time it gets rid of acne scars and discoloration. It makes your skin so soft and you get more of a benefit out of your face products (face washes, moisturizers and skin creams) because they no longer have to penetrate through your layer of dead skin.
Owning a PMD gives you the benefits of a weekly facial without the price or hassle of going to the Spa. It takes about 5 minutes each week and the result will show up after one use. My friends actually text me before they come over ‘Can we microderm tonight?!’ I’ve gotten everyone addicted.
After I use my PMD, I put this face mask on. It turns into a foam once it’s on your face and you can feel it penetrating into your pores, it tickles! I then take a shower to rinse my hair and mask off. (If you only do the PMD + Face Mask combo it takes about 10 minutes total!)
After everything is done I curl up in bed and relax the rest of the night knowing I’ve gotten everything set up the week. I know it sounds easy or simple to have a little routine (& maybe it is for some people!) but I’ve always been a pretty disorganized person by nature so it’s something I’ve had to work on. I get a lot of questions about what my week looks like, so I thought this would be a good place to start!
Another few things you might want to add to your routine:
1. Picking outfits out for the week and organizing them somewhere easy to grab. This wardrobe rack is a great place to keep outfits for the week. One less thing you have to worry about in the morning.
2. Pin new recipes to try for the week! (Follow my Pinterest Here)
3. Plan out new projects to complete that week or month. This week I’m cleaning out my closet and packing my winter clothes up + sending them to the attic and replacing them with my spring/summer clothes.
4. Start a date night ritual with your bf, best friend or even yourself. Having something to look forward to on Sunday night can help you fight those Sunday Scaries and dread Monday a little less. We usually cook on Sunday nights or get take out and play a game. We love Yahtzee and Dominos, we get SO competitive with each other! 🙂
What’s your favorite thing to do on Sunday? Xo,