February 15, 2013

{Weekend Graces #1} A Slightly Special Breakfast

Today is the first installment in a new weekly feature I am super excited about....

 Weekend Graces.  Little acts of kindness to make the weekend shine.  Each Friday morning I will be sharing an idea or tip or inspiration; a small act of love, service or hospitality to bless the people we live with this weekend.

Because it's the small gestures that convey our love more than our words ever could, isn't it? 

I'd love it if you'd join me each week in intentionally blessing our families with one small and simple gesture of love and service.  The Weekend Grace will be different each week, but it will always be an easy and inexpensive way to bless your family.


This week's Weekend Grace is to make breakfast slightly special on Saturday morning. Here are some easy ways that you could do that:
  • Make a family favourite that you haven't had in a while.
  • Make familiar things in a fun new shape,  such as smiley face blueberry pancakes or heart shaped french toast.
  • Leave a love note and coffee for your spouse if you have to rush out in the early morning.
  • Dress the table with fresh flowers, a favourite table runner, or your best dishes. 
  • Serve what you normally would except with an extra special addition like fresh fruit, whipped cream, or bacon.
 
Keep it simple. You don't need to make a feast;  just do one little thing to make breakfast a celebration. And let me know how it goes.

Thanks so much for visiting The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.  If you haven't yet, please consider following me on twitter, liking me on facebook, or signing up for my RSS feed. Happy weekend! 
 

19 comments:

  1. What a fabulous series! I can't wait to hear your ideas, and I think I'll be making some heart-shaped french toast tomorrow :)

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  2. Such a lovely concept! I love your heart of service towards your family... it comes through so beautifully on this blog, and it is such a precious reminder to me that our work as mamas is to care for, but also to bless our families.

    And it just so happens I did this yesterday, for V-day:
    http://findingabundance.com/put-a-heart-on-it/

    Heart-shaped pancakes went down so well, now I'm wondering what else will they eat if I shape it into a heart? :)

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  3. We do a big Saturday brunch. It's something we look forward to every week!

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  4. Last night my husband brought home sausages from a little butcher shop in our Sicilian town and so we had a special breakfast with them this morning. I love this idea and this series, Kelly! Thanks for all the fabulous links, too.

    beccagarber.com

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  5. I'm going to go out right now and take a blueberry french toast casserole out of the freezer for breakfast tomorrow. :-) Thanks for the encouragement!

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  6. Many years ago I would put little notes in my husband's lunch for him to find and read at noon. I may start this back up on Mondays, to make them a little less stressful. :-)
    The lovely breakfast sounds wonderful also, we may be making a new habit starting this weekend.

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  7. Ha ha, I almost never make breakfast for my family--it's every man for himself! So even making breakfast at all is extra special. Score! Set the bar low, people, set it low.

    I'm looking forward to this series! I love the idea. I might save them for Sundays, because I've been trying to think of a way to make the Lord's Day feel extra-special and nice for my family. I want us to all look forward to it!

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  8. I love this idea! I am certainly looking forward to your future posts and joining in with these beautiful acts of kindness!
    LA :)
    www.simplysmilingblog.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, what a neat idea! :)
    Kelly, where do you get your flowers? I notice you use a lot of carnations, they look so colorful and happy.
    Ieva

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    1. Hi Ieva. My wonderful husband brings me flowers every pay day. Isn't he wonderful?

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    2. Awww :) That's really awesome.
      Ieva

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  10. Brilliant! This is a superior call and lovely reminder.

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  11. I love the new design...it looks so pretty and simple. And great ideas for breakfast...now I just have to get up for breakfast to start implementing them! ;)

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  12. Thanks! I am glad with this blog.

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  13. I love your blog! Was wondering what brand your white dishes are? I am a sucker for the detailing on the edges.

    Rachel

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  14. Hi Kelly! I'm a new-ish reader. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. I thought my own homemaking might be too "imperfect" for this place, but you are full of grace and good ideas:) Love the idea for this series...and right this minute, my hubby is upstairs putting together the brothers' closet, based on your post for your girls' closet! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Bless you!
    Anne

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  15. Please don't ever stop blogging, Kelly, I always find your posts so encouraging! I made the rag quilt you posted about the other day, it turned out fabulous. Thank you so much!

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    1. Awww, thanks Tamela for your kind words. And I'm so glad that you made a rag quilt too!

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