Tips to Slow Down: The Pinkprint for the Perfect Lazy Sunday

By |2018-11-26T12:25:07+00:00November 15th, 2018|Life, Style, Wellness|37 Comments

In Autumn and Winter, some people love being outside in the crisp air (how?), some people live in warm climates so it’s not so much a change of weather but just slowing down and for others, it’s all about Netflix and warmth (I’m all there).  I’m always on work mode so I haven’t had a relaxing morning in for a long time.  Since I’m a lil rusty, I decided to ask a few of my blogger buddies to share how they enjoy a lazy Sunday during the season.  

 

Keep reading to enjoy their pinkprints for a relaxing Sunday in.  Plus, I’m sharing some “lazy Sunday essentials” inspired by each of the ladies.  Hopefully this post helps you wind down and relax!

 

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Ella

My lazy self-care Sunday often looks like this: First of all no getting out of bed before midday.  You will very rarely find me out of bed before midday on any given Sunday.  Then I’ll either move myself to the couch or roll the tv into the bedroom, either way, I assume my cosy Netflix/Amazon binge position for the rest of the day.

The particular scenario of rolling the tv into the bedroom often involves bae, which means lots of sexy times in between binging 🙈.

We may have a few bites of the occasional edible as well if you see what I mean 😉 rinsed out with copious amounts of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and/or Rioja.   After all this euhm “action” it’s time to order in.   I rarely cook on a Sunday besides the occasional pancake craving.  But if need be I’ve mastered the art of whipping out fresh pancakes in less than 30min. My preferred take out on a lazy day is either Lebanese of Thai.  I love a good hummus or fragrant jasmine rice 🍚.  My lazy Sunday often ends in the bath where I pamper myself with my extensive skincare routine from head to toe. 1 Exfoliation, steam in the bath, 3 masks all the serums and moisturisers later, I’m ready to relocate back to my bed and end the evening with a glass of wine and a movie. To me, this is a Sunday well spent.

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Jenna

First things first, a lazy Sunday during Autumn/Winter includes a solid breakfast for me. A full English breakfast with a Caribbean twist to line my stomach as I sit in bed watching one of my favourite tv shows.

I always cook on a Sunday so after my breakfast has gone down a treat, I work on preparing some good grub for the evening. Music is always on rotation at my house on a Sunday. My playlist usually starts with some Gospel and then find its way to some soothing R’n’B. I love to sing so you will hear me from wherever I am in the house at the time.

Once dinner is done, I usually make my way to my living room and relax until it’s time to eat. If I don’t fall asleep in between time, then I would probably watch a film or work on some blog content for Jenna’s World View.  Not to mention having my scented candles burning all through the house to create a chilled and relaxed atmosphere.

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Natonya

Pumpkin-spiced coffee in one hand and flipping through PORTER or Vogue magazines with the other completes a cool-warm Sunday morning. I mean what’s autumn without fashion magazines and pumpkin-spiced everything? Am I right?

Lunch includes cuddling in my big comfy chair by the window with a sausage, spinach, bacon, egg and cheese breakfast burrito. Let’s be real, Sunday’s best for a Texas girl is nothing without an afternoon of Dak Prescott, Cole Beasley, Aaron Rodgers, Kirk Cousins and Travis Kelce. Yup, you guessed it! Football Sunday, mainly in favor of the Cowboys, outlines my day.

Add Mom’s roast and potatoes with soft chewy chocolate cookies for a tasty family dinner while screaming at the TV for a touchdown is what I like to call a relaxing autumn Sunday at my house!

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Merrell

As the Autumn months bring that chilly nip, lazy days are a must!  The equation for a Merrell style lazy Sunday is:

Pyjamas/ loungewear + carb-heavy food + entertainment = perfect lazy Sunday

Let me break this down a lil further:

  • Comfort– If you have never had a day where you have lived in your PJs all day, are you even human?
  • Selection of movies – I have a DVD with 3 movies on it! Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Soul Food. If I’m not in a film type of mood a box set can do the job. You basically want entertainment that requires minimal movement.
  • Carb heavy-food – Comfort food is carby food, let’s be real! Roast dinner or rice dish with some type of meat. These good meals make you fall asleep during the movie. You end up having that sweet sleep.

Connect with Merrell | Trousseau Diaries | Twitter | Instagram

 

Shayla

When asked to describe my ideal Autumn or Winter Sunday I was a bit thrown off because I’m from Southern California we don’t really have seasons, but I like to pretend we have them!.

I live near a lake and in a legal state so I enjoy starting my Sundays around 5:30 watching the sunrise with a morning toke. I sip tea, journal and thank God for a new week. Once the sun is up, I head back in and do some yoga, create content for social media or whatever makes my soul feel good.

After church, we have a family meal and then family time.  I play with my babies, watch football with my man and sip mimosas.  This lasts until 7 pm and it’s time to prep for the week ahead; I get the kid’s clothes ready and start their nighttime routine.

Sunday is a day of self-care for my soul. A day of rest. No plan, no hassle, just reflection, relaxation, and prep. I love me some Sunday.

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Create your own lazy Sunday

Thanks to these ladies I’m motivated to take a break!  I’m sharing a few “Lazy Day Essentials” to help you get cozy and relaxed on your next slow Sunday plus tips on how to put it all together.

Scented candles to change the mood

I love using candles to help me let go stress and make my space feel like a private oasis.  Candles are my weakness, I probably have a drawer full of them and scented candles are my the icing on the cake for me.

Wind down on a Sunday (or any day) with this Neom Organics London Tranquillity Scented Candle or for a bit less pick up a La Jolíe Muse Scented Vanilla Coconut Candle (yum I love vanilla!).

 

Journals to capture every moment

Writing is soooo therapeutic for me and I can’t imagine not jotting down my ideas.  I have a massive journal collection so I totally get where Shayla is coming from about writing down your ideas.  I’m already looking for a good three (or five) journals to add to my collection!

Use this link to grab 15% off when you purchase 2 journals from Redbubble.  I’m feeling this Burn Book journal (isn’t this super fetch?) and this Owl journal is so cute.  Browse around and pick up something to hold your thoughts.

 

A cute coffee mug for something hot & sweet

Natonya is on the right track when it comes to starting the day with a hot drink.   Plus, who said you can’t add a lil splash of summin summin on the weekends?

Enjoy your fav drink in this Boss Lady mug (perfect for us bloggers and entrepreneurs) or this super cute Totoro Christmas mug (for all my lil anime nerds out there!!).  Use my link to get 15% off when you buy 2 mugs from Redbubble!

That’s just the tip of the lazyberg!   Check out even more Lazy Day Essentials – don’t say you’re not ready to get your relaxation on!

It doesn’t matter if the weather is changing where you live or if you’re in a hot climate, these ideas are perfect for you to enjoy a day in this holiday season (or any season!).  From these ladies I’ve learned it’s okay to take it slow every now and then, especially as the year is slowing down too.

What’s your pinkprint for a lazy Sunday?


Tips to Slow Down: The Pinkprint for the Perfect Lazy Sunday

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37 Comments

  1. Natonya November 15, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    O this was too cute and so much fun to be a part of, thanks for including me Olli! Your graphics are gorgeous too 😍

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • Olli November 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Aw thank you!! I’m so happy you were a part of this post. Plus, extra happy about the graphics comment. They are such a pain in the butt to make sometimes so happy to know it’s worth the extra effort.

  2. Merrell November 16, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Love love love! This was a great read and beautifully presented. I love how food seemed to form part of everyone’s Pinkprint lol! Thank you for allowing me to be part of this 😘

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      Loool your post had me wishing for a full Caribbean sunday dinner with a glass of wine and my dog begging me for food. I am so happy you were a part of this and def taking tips from you!

  3. Lizzie Bee November 18, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Gosh reading their stories makes me realise just how insanely productive my weekends are, in a BAD way. I seem to always be waking up around half 6 to work on my blog or do some drawing and it’s really affecting my mental health. It’s gotten to the stage where if I sleep past 8, I feel super lazy. I really hope to implement a ‘lazy Sunday’ into my life!

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Hey Lizzie, I know exactly how you feel because this is how I currently live my Sundays too. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to do this post. I knew other people weren’t taking the time to sloooooow down. I hope you get to have a lazy Sunday before the end of the year!

  4. Chloe Elizabeth November 18, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Gaaaaah I love this! It’s always interesting hearing what makes the perfect day for someone else <3

  5. Jess November 18, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I love Sundays so much now because I used to have to work weekends so now I have them off it’s nice to be able to have a lazy day in front of the TV but that often feels like I’m wasting the day so I also love to go out for a nice long walk in the countryside some weeks in the late morning/early afternoon or we’ll spend our day in the cinema watching all of the new releases! Sometimes we’ve watched 3 films in one day!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  6. Lavrax November 18, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    This was such a cosy post! I felt like I was on a cloud the whole time I was reading it! I love the contributions of everyone else, I love being nosy about how people spend their time!

  7. Lex November 18, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I LOVE a lazy, cosy Sunday in the winter! Chai Latte, films, cosy lighting, and a face mask = total bliss 🙂

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      Oh a Chai Latte sounds delicious, haven’t had one of those in forever! That does sound blissful.

  8. Arteria November 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed this post . I like that you had multiple people share their ideas. This really helps people get different ideas of how to spend thier day. Thanks for sharing I will definitely try some of these suggestions.

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      So glad that you got a lil something from each of the ladies. I felt having different personalities would be perfect for this post. Hope you can undwind!!

  9. Kristin Harris/Tales from Home November 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    This is such a cute post! I wish my Sundays were even half as relaxing haha! My sundays typically involve furiously rushing about to get ready for the week ahead. But maybe I’ll take some questions from this post and make sure there are at least a few hours of down time sprinkled in!

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      Looool I feel you on the rushing part. I think even when I do relax on Sundays I’m not really relaxing because I still work on most Sundays, I need to carve proper time for myself and I appreciate how each of the ladies seem to make Sunday an actual day for themselves.

  10. Fox November 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    There are some excellent ideas in here. I especially liked the idea about having a nice breakfast, I’d never thought of that, but it does make you feel cosy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      I guess that’s why brunch is so popular (aside from the alcohol of course) a big breakfast does make you feel stuffed but in the most splendid way!

  11. Shayla November 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    This was a blast to be a part of! Thank you for this opportunity loved reading the others bloggers Sunday ❤️❤️

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks for being a part of this!! Lol love how your start your day “blazin” lol

  12. Ellie November 18, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Amazing tips! A lazy sunday is the best, perfect day to chill and wind down- right?!
    My recent post: https://lifeofellabella.blogspot.com/2018/11/my-5-tips-on-getting-dog.html

  13. Caroline Agoba November 18, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    So interesting to see other’s perspective of a lazy Sunday! I love lighting some candles and incense, and watch a good Netflix movie with some good food. That to me is a treat!

    Caroline | http://caroomakeupblog.com

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      I used to be so big on lighting my candles when I had more time, reading Jenna’s thoughts about candles made me realize I have to put my collection to use again.

  14. Kate November 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    hehehe I know a couple of these ladies and their answers didn’t surprise me in the least!

    Natonya and her love for fashion; and Shayla with her spiritual, early bird, hard-working ways.

    But it’s Merrell who described the perfect Sunday imo! As a matter of fact, it’s 3.18pm, and I’m still in my PJs surrounded by two big snoring dogs.

    Kate | https://katedaysaweek.be

    • Olli November 18, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Lol I think that was my fav part of putting this post together, seeing how everyone’s personality came through in their answers. Lol and Merrell’s is def one of my favs!

  15. Lozza November 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Oooh love this post! I’m obsessed with scented candles and journals, they make me so happy 😘 xo

  16. Gemma November 18, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I love this post! During Autumn / Winter I swear I have soo many more lazy weekends. There is nothing better than snuggling under the duvet and watching Netflix. Also I love how you’ve featured other bloggers! It’s great to see all their different personalities.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

  17. Jenny in Neverland November 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I love the cold and go out far more in Autumn and Winter when I can wrap up warm and embrace the cold outside. My schedule doesn’t really change and I actually feel a lot more productive this time of year, so usually end up taking even MORE on. So I far from slow down. But there’s definitely a shift in my attitude. I focus more on self care and doing things I enjoy too rather than just work, work, work all the time.

  18. Rachael Hope November 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I already feel super relaxed just reading this post, looking at your lovely pictures and soaking in the peaceful vibe. Bliss! Thank you for all the self care inspo. I’m a notebook fiend too by the way!! I have some of my own designs on RedBubble. It really made my day to see you link to the site 🙂 Us creatives really really appreciate it let me tell you!! I’d love some feedback on what you think to my shop. I’m always looking to improve. Rach xx

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  19. Vada November 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I love cosying up on a Sunday with my partner and the cats. I love hearing how others spend their time too!

  20. Teri November 18, 2018 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Haha…@ if you never spent the whole days in pjs are youbeven human! Lol these sound great. I’m a gamer so sometimes I game all day in pjs. Also, I’ve been having hot chocolate ever night this week. It’s been nice cuddling in bed with hot coco now that it’s colder. I need more of these lazy Sundays in my life!

    Teri – http://millennialadulting.life

  21. Kim November 24, 2018 at 1:05 am - Reply

    This was a great post. I love a lazy Sunday which usually starts with breakfast in bed or occassionally popping to our local all you can eat. Then it’s back home to binge watch our favourite Netlfix shows or play the PS4.

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