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You guys seem to really enjoy these ‘5 things to do this weekend’ posts (see my others here & here), so today I wanted to do an edition where if you get it done, your future self will love you for it!

  1. CHANGE THE BEDDING. Yep, I’m starting off simple. I know that it can be such a drag, but the way I see it it only takes what, 15 minutes max? And is there any better feeling than getting into bed on a night when you’ve got fresh bedding and clean pjs on? IS THERE? I pop on a Youtube video and it’s done and relatively pain-free before I know it!
  2. GET APPOINTMENTS BOOKED. When you become an adult, no-one lets you know that suddenly your mum just ups and has you make your doctors appointments yourself. Just me? Whether its a check-up, dentist appointment, or ringing the insurance company when they decide to add £200 onto your car bill, get it done and it takes all the hassle off your back.
  3. PAMPER! I’ve got to add something fun onto the list haven’t I? This is totally optional of course, but I always feel so much better when I’m all prep and primed with new nails, toes, and clean hair.
  4. GET INSPIRED. With a busy week-day, it can be hard to feel any creative juices flowing when you’re working then coming back to sort out the house. The weekend is a perfect time to order some new books on Amazon, have a switch around of the decor, start a new challenge, or do something out of your comfort zone. I really want to change up a bit of our home decor that’s around, but because we’re saving I just decided to move things around a little and it’s really done the job!
  5. DON’T STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE. Yup, that’s right. It’s me telling you to actually throw out the rule-book and go wild. My term of ‘wild’ is deciding to watch another episode of Netflix and not go to bed and read. But in all seriousness, change can feel amazing, and reminds us that we’re alive.


Do you plan on doing any of these this weekend?

  • This is so true about appointments! For years and years my mum always used to book them and now I suddenly have to myself! I need to book an appointment with a bank and with a mortgage adviser so I may do that today!


    • NatalieLeanne

      That sounds so adult! I hope they go well! x

  • Diana Maria

    Changing the bedding is my favourite thing to do on weekends, when it’s still warm from the dryer! And pampering myself when I have a moment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days | Bloglovin’

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks Diana, I hope you’ve had a lovely one! xx

  • I think a pamper is for sure on the cards for this weekend! x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Ooh enjoy it girl! xx

  • Millie Bailey

    Yup changed the bedding last night and you’ve just reminded me to paint my nails ha! love this post. Have a lovely weekend girl!
    Milster x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks for reading lovely lady! x

  • I definitely love doing some rearranging at the weekends, especially now that it’s Autumn I’ve been swapping some home décor around! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend 🙂 x

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’ve been collecting some conkers for around the house 🙂 xxx

  • Yes to bedding! But I actually hate doing pampering on the weekend, it feels like such a waste of time to me! I enjoy playing around with make-up but hate the chore of washing my hair or painting my nails, I’d rather get it done in the week, but maybe I’m weird haha! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion Beauty Travel

    • NatalieLeanne

      Ooh really, I love having a good pamper! x

  • Joanne

    Ahh number 4 is what I’ve been aiming for lately! I’ve been urging myself to get on my creative side and start creating or researching things and get those “creative juices flowing” like you said. But it’s really easier said than done, isn’t it!
    This is a lovely, lovely idea for a post <3 have a good weekend!

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    • NatalieLeanne

      Sometimes when I’m looking for inspiration, I can never find it! It just shows up in the most random places! xx

  • Zara

    My weekend has been pretty busy so far with sports matches and trying to do some uni work but last night my friend and I cooked dinner together and it was so lovely – definitely one of my favourite things to do at the weekend! x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Aw that sounds so lovely 🙂 what did you have to eat? xx

  • Julia Day

    Haha I put YouTube on while I change the bedding too – it’s such a bore but fresh bedding is the best! I’ve taken your advice and booked all the appointments I’ve been putting off for ages xx


    • NatalieLeanne

      Ahh well done girl, proud of you! Doesn’t it feel better once you just do it? xx

  • beautybythebunny

    I always pamper and change the bedding at the weekend xx


    • NatalieLeanne

      Fresh bedding just feels so bloody good doesn’t it?

  • Ahhh I needed to read this, such a lovely post! I love the one about forgetting your to do list for a day, I tried it today and it helped me focus on what I really wanted to do and achieve 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

  • I hate changing the bedding but I love the feel and smell of clean sheets so I force myself to do it quite often – it’s never as bad as I make it in my head! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • YES!!! Moving furtniture round always does it for me too!
    haha – adult admin, booking appointments, sorting utility bills… it’s boring but so good to get done right! Which reminds me, I need to call BT!?
    Holly xxx /// mrshollycrocker.com

  • Changing the bedding is my favourite weekend ritual. I do it on a morning, so that after my Sunday evening pamper I have a nice, clean bed to crawl into.

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey