Happy Monday ladies. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We did a little more gardening (my apologies to the plants I inadvertently murdered) and cleaned the garage. When I say I’m delighted with the garage results, what I mean is that my husband finally let me toss some “junk”.
We often have a “breakdown of communication” when it comes to what is garbage and what’s worth keeping in our family. Case in point, a roll- down ladder to escape a building from the second floor. We now live in a one-story home and intend to do so going forward. I say it’s time to donate it. He insists we need to keep it. I put it in the donate pile and went in for a cup of tea. Later in the afternoon, I found it back on the shelf. The discussion continues;)
Let’s get to what else is on my mind this week.
I am so over neutrals these days, it’s palpable. Pay no attention to the black and white shirt and gray sweater I’m wearing above…I need to do laundry. My neutral decor is looking a bit flat to me these days too. I know its a reaction to being home and lack of variety outside the house so I wonder how many other people are feeling the same way. It’s just as easy to add bits of color to your home as your wardrobe so that’s on my agenda. I wish I had a gallon of Duck Egg Blue paint so I could give my family room a makeover. I would order these in a heartbeat but I’ve always believed food looks most appetizing on white plates.
Yes, again. It’s on my mind a lot lately because my hands are miserable. The knitting I started several weeks ago has been a dismal failure. The needles are so large, my hands cramp after a short amount of time. Imagine my surprise to find the wool I’m struggling to knit with comes in Duck Egg Blue. I sense the hand exercise from knitting might be good for my hands, but not that project. I tried this hand yoga, but I think I need to just put this project down and find another. I’ve restarted on my Gin Raisins regime and hope they will help.
I’m spending more time on Pinterest than usual and find myself attracted to outfits with layers. Lots of layers. Have you noticed that some women routinely pile on layers to create unique looks? We could all be wearing the same blouse, but the layers we add will give it a distinctive personality. Most of these looks I’m finding are for cool-weather but I’m not going to let it stop me from experimenting when it warms up.
I have been shopping for a summer tote and fallen in love with straw and wicker. I do have several handbags in straw and raffia but I realize that I use a tote so often, my handbags don’t get seen. That means I need a natural fiber tote 🙂 I’ve long admired this one from Pamela Munson, but it’s pretty pricey. I love the cornhusk weave that resembles knitted stitches. My hunt goes on.
I’m cooking more than ever these days because it’s one way I can nurture my loved ones. What are you doing more of?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to be extra kind to yourself.