Friday, 14 August 2015

7 Affordable Ways to Make Your Week Beautiful

It's great that it's the weekend, but you know when you've had one of those weeks that just sort of make you disappointed that it's almost over and you haven't done what you wanted to, planned to, or simply found meaningful?

Don't despair!  I'm here with some juvenile inspiring ideas to make you sure you shake things up and get to live a little.

1.  Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers.

{They don't have to be expensive.}  Just a $3.50 one from the grocery store will do.  Put it on your home altar or on the dresser in front of the mirror (like a diva's dressing room)!

2.  Mail something unusual to a friend.

Like a swim noodle--you can write the address directly on it in permanent marker.  (I have done this.  Unless the rules have changed, the U.S.P.S. will mail it.)  Or recycle a 2 liter soda bottle and fill it with sand and seashells, then stick the shipping label on the outside.  (Make sure to use packing tape to keep the lid on!)

3.  Make your bed first thing in the morning.

This really gets your morning jump-started: you've already accomplished something, your bedroom looks pretty, and you're less likely to want to climb back into bed if you went through all the effort to make it.  Even if you do take a nap later, it's nice to get a head-start on the day.

4.  Write a list of band names.

See my new favorite movie {The World's End starring Simon Pegg} for examples.  It's so much fun.  Do it with a friend or spouse; make a game out of it by saying you have to use objects in the room; or the name of a pet + a color; or an obscure language + your favorite fruit:
  • Window Mirror
  • Sadie's Red
  • Tunisian Pears

5.  Move the furniture around in one room.

Pick the room you live most in and just hit the refresh button.  It's like redecorating but absolutely free and with all your favorite stuff.  The change also gives you a creativity boost.

6.  Go bowling in prom dresses.

I've done this, too.  Get some girlfriends, put on your old prom dresses (if they still fit) or an evening gown or cocktail dress, get all fancied up, and then go bowling.  It's so much fun!  You can totally do it if you're a man, too!

7.  Make a collage or inspiration notebook.

Use up those old magazines and newspapers and make something creative; there doesn't have to be a theme, unless you want there to be!  Or decorate a notebook and use it as a "real" scrapbook, where you jot down memories, paste clippings and photos, record inspiring quotes and poems, an doodle.

Something like {Wreck This Journal} looks like tons of fun!

Have you ever done one or more of these things before?  Do you think you will in the future?  Have any suggestions for me?

Linking up with Kelly for {Seven Quick Takes}.


  1. These are the cutest ideas. I got happy just reading them. Grocery store flowers are great - just bought some this week. And I made my bed this morning before I was even out of it. Oh, yea, I've got skillz.

    1. Well done! I think this definitely calls for a bouquet of flowers. ;)

  2. I love all of these! Some of my favorites:

    *Grab some crayons and a blank piece of paper and just color. Or start with a Sharpie or fine-tipped black pen and make some random shapes, then color those in.

    *Go to a library and just wander. Go where you want, pick up what you want, see what catches your fancy. Do this even if you're not a reader. You don't have to check anything out.

    *Take a bath. Even if you have to clean the tub first it is soothing.

    1. Love it!!!!! Especially the library one. ;)


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