The gracefully part is just a joke as you will see at the bottom of the page. It’s time for our Sunday favorites with Mary Ann and Annie. Let’s talk about how to Move Gracefully with Distractions. We always need them, right?
DAVID AUSTIN ROSES ON INSTAGRAM
I am really missing my David Austin roses. My current roses are all modern varieties and I am not a big fan. David Austin’s Instagram has me dying to plant a few.
OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
I love this pretty “house dress” (I hate that name). It reminds me of the elderly ladies growing up that basically wore their jammies all day. Anyway, this dress from Johnny Was is pricey but it comes in extended sizes and has a fit that I think is flattering for all shapes and sizes. The sandals are from Target, earrings from Amazon, hat from San Diego hat company, and Ray-Ban shades. Whoops, and the straw tote is from Etsy.
SHOP OUTFIT OF THE WEEK
TRAVEL AND LEISURE THE BEST PHOTO BOOK WEBSITES
Do you wish you had captured that vacay (or grandchild?) in book form instead of leaving the pictures lounging on your computer? Travel and Leisure has a great list here for the best photo books.
GRAPEFRUIT APEROL SPRITZ
I am not very adept at cocktails, but even I can prepare an Aperol Spritz or a variation of. We have had a few days up in the 90s here lately. This Grapefruit Aperol Spritz from Eating Well is an easy refreshing cocktail at the end of a hot day.
KEEPING IT REAL
I spent most of today trying to get my office together. I thought about posting a pretty corner but thought it would be better to post a reality check. We have so much furniture and stuff we will not be able to use (many favorites). It is a challenge, what can I say? This room was the former owner’s studio. We got creative and combined our inexpensive IKEA shelves with our antique kas from Maine. My office in our former home (you can read about it in my post How to make a home office Stylish and Functional here) had all built-ins. I purchased three pieces of the IKEA FJALLBO series for under $500 to make my office work in Salinas. I wasn’t sure what to do with this space but I think it will come together. More on this to come.
That’s it for me, back to unpacking. Thanks for reading How to Move Gracefully with Distractions. Have a great Sunday and pop over and visit Annie and Mary Ann.