4 (Cheap) Ways to Spend a Day Off

by Kristina on June 15, 2015 · 3 comments

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Good morning Dinks.  Do you ever just need a day off?  Well I do.  So today Nick and I are at home enjoying some time together.  Well actually the time together hasn’t started yet because we can’t decide what to do.

If you had a whole 24 hours to spend with your sweetheart and only $20 each what would you do?  Here are some of the ideas being thrown around our apartment right now:

Start with a good breakfast

This is one of my favorite things to do with Nick.  I love waking up on the weekends, taking our time to get out of bed and cooking a great breakfast.  I’m the type of person who will do anything for 15 minutes extra sleep so we usually have breakfast on the go during the work week.

On the weekends we can take our time to cook French toast, scrambled eggs and hash browns.  Little fact about me….French toast is absolutely my favorite food in the entire world.

Go for a walk

We live in a great part of town, close to green spaces and the water.  I’m thinking a nice long walk along the piers would be a great way to spend a day.  We can take a break to people watch and eventually stop to grab some lunch when we get hungry.

If it gets too hot out we can always find some shade in one of the green spaces along the way.  Our water isn’t as gorgeous as the Mississippi River I saw in New Orleans last September but being by the water is always nice – and cooler than the city.

Get lost in a good book

This isn’t really a couples activity but I could spend a whole day lazing around reading a good book.  I’m currently reading Paper Towns by John Green and to be honest I don’t want to do much else.  I spend my days laying in bed, sitting on the couch and soaking in our tub reading this book.  I’ve had it for three days and I’m already have way through.

Reading is extremely relaxing.  If you’re an avid reader you know exactly what I mean.  I can get completely lost in the characters and places of a good book.  Paper Towns is my first book by John Green (who also wrote The Fault in Our Stars) and I’m completely obsessed.

Spend the day at Starbucks

Well in theory anyway.  There’s nothing better than grabbing an iced latte and walking around.  No plan and nothing to do, just sitting, walking and chatting with your loved one.  I personally love doing this with Nick and with my friends.

Coffee dates in book stores or walking around aimlessly are both great ways to catch up, relax and just have a conversation with your friends or loved ones.  There’s something about coffee that makes people chat, whether you’re at Starbucks or at your kitchen table.  I don’t know why, but I like it.

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1 Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way June 15, 2015 at 5:33 am

I love to spend a day off with my daughter. Usually, we love to watch movies and have a popcorn on the side.

2 Heather @ Simply Save June 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Lazy days off are the best! I could park myself at Starbucks and read and write for hours! Or take a long bike ride to a nice spot to cozy up with a book.

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