Sunday Lately 2019: Week 4 – Sharing, Thinking, Redoing

Sunday Lately 2019: In week 4 we're Sharing, Thinking, and Redoing

If you aren’t familiar with what Sunday Lately is, check out my first 2019 post to catch up. A bunch of bloggers do it!

Do you feel like Sunday is the end of the weekend or the start of the new week? For me, it’s the end of the weekend. And even though I don’t have a proper office job to go to on Monday mornings—I just pad out to my studio directly outside the master bedroom, or if I’m feeling super adventurous, all the way down to the kitchen for some tea—I still get a little wistful that the weekend is over.

So to hang on to the feeling of the freewheeling weekend a little longer lets share, think, and redo!


I finally had a friend over to our new home this week. It’s been so long since I was comfortable entertaining in my own space. Our last condo was so…weird. Plus my studio was all over the living room and I didn’t feel like putting it all away for company. So we just never had any.

But now we can! And even though the new couch isn’t in yet (see Redoing below), and it still looks like boxes exploded everywhere, it’s really nice to share my space with friends.


I think I might finally be ready to let the grey take over. There’s a battle between vanity and laziness happening. My husband is 9 years younger, which makes me want to look like a younger wife, right? But he also has more grey hair than I do, so what am I doing covering my roots every 4 weeks?

I don’t know. I hate dyeing my hair…but I also wish I just had a big grey streak like Stacy London. The upkeep on that is probably even worse, right?

Anyway, I’m just thinking about it…


The living room!! Our new 14-foot sectional arrives tomorrow and that means we can finally get rid of our bright red post-college set. The love seat is destined for the den/Ryan’s office but the larger sofa will be passed on to anyone who can come get it out of my house. You can see we have very awkward walls (see how one wall comes out at a weird obtuse angle?), so our furniture was never going to fit properly. And those two FULL boxes plus BBB bag: all donations. We are getting rid of so much crap, Marie Kondo would be SO proud!!

Sunday Lately 4 Sharing Thinking Redoing

Now we get to figure out what wall hangings, coffee table, and area rug will complement the sofa. And what to do about those side tables…

Check out what my fellow bloggers are doing this weekend over at Wild + Wanderful.

Happy Sunday!

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Jan 27, 2019 8:27 am

I’m excited to watch your house come together! That’ s a great feeling to finally be comfortable enough in your own space to be happy to have people come over and spend time there. I feel you so much on that. Will we see the new couch next week?

Jan 27, 2019 11:05 am

I feel ya on the having people over thing. Our place is sooo small right now. I can’t wait til we get something bigger. And I love the red couch, if I lived closer I would come get it.
And doesn’t it feel great to get rid of things you aren’t using and don’t need? I always feel like I can breathe better when I move stuff out of our house.

Sarah C
Jan 27, 2019 11:37 am

Yay for new houses! We moved two years ago and still have unpacked boxes. Also, that red couch…we have the nearly identical love seat! Ours pulls out into a guest bed and lives in my husband’s den/office.

Jan 27, 2019 11:48 am

I can’t get to the Marie Kondo extreme but I am purging too! It feels so good! Seems like you feel it too.

Great job!!!

Meriel Aho
Meriel Aho
Jan 27, 2019 3:24 pm

Yay for a new couch! It’s so fun to have a space that you love…we’re not there yet, really, renting still. But I can say that moving into a house finally from apartment living was a world of difference. Finally feel like we can have company over without sitting on each other (and really, our house isn’t that much bigger – but it FEELS like it!)
Only good thing about moving is the purging 😀 The effects don’t always last, for sure, but it feels so nice to get rid of those unnecessaries.

Craft Candidate
Jan 28, 2019 12:53 am

I’ve read both Marie Kondo’s books and although I do agree that less is more, I find her methods sometimes a little bit too obsessed with that you should just throw everything away.
Moving is stressful but it can be a fresh new start, too! Have a nice week!