Good Sunday morning to you. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Hard to believe Memorial Day will be here in just a few weeks! First, congratulations to the winner of the wicker votive giveaway- The scalloped wicker table, such a conversation piece and so stunning!!! Please email us at [email protected] with your address, so we can get your prize on the way. I have been fighting the worst allergies along with getting over strep throat, I really never suffer from allergies but this year, hit me like a Mack truck! Hopefully they will clear up soon. So keeping it low key until I feel better and get my energy back….busy week ahead so hopefully that happens in the next 24 hours! Thankfully I had the coronation and the Kentucky Derby to keep me entertained:) Onward to my post this weekend…… _________________________________________________ 1 PRETTY ALYSSUM I finally decided it was time to replace my giant Easter eggs at the front door and was drawn to the beautiful alyssum just by the fragrance alone. Then the beautiful white delicate blossoms overflowing and the fact they do we well in full sun sealed the deal. Planted them in my planters by my front door and in the urns/pedestals in the side garden. Will be buying more this week, love this flower! 2 A BEAUTIFUL REDO FOR A 1950’S HOME! I so enjoyed this house tour, the home was built in the 1950’s and was amazed at how they brought it up todays aesthetic while still having it feel classic and old world. I am paying especially close attention to older home renovations since we will embark on one in a few months. I think this was beautifully done. Click here for the full article. For Atlanta Homes magazine Photography by Emily Followill 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Such a fun, pretty and varied round up this weekend…… 4 A NEW EPIDEMIC I don’t know if you saw this but it is worth noting. It is actually heartbreaking and disheartening to think that this is so widespread and likely going to get worse. To me, the answer seems to be more interaction and less social media. I think the younger generation in particular needs to get away from the screens and out in the world facing someone in real time. Everywhere I go I see their faces deeply engrossed in their phone or iPad almost unaware of what is going on around them. Of course Covid only exacerbated this huge problem. Very sad, nonetheless. 5 FORGOT HOW GOOD THESE WERE I love watching and rewatching movies I loved from the past. Since I was in a Kentucky Derby state of mind, watching Secretariat seemed like a good choice and I may have even enjoyed it more than I did the first time. What an amazing story! Diane Lane was fantastic and loved her classic wardrobe. Highly recommend! Saw The Glass Castle twice and again forgot just how good and powerful it is. Brie Larsen, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts were stupendous in their roles. Heartbreaking, entertaining, and uplifting all at once. Another highly recommended film. 6 AN OLD FAVORITE I wore this for years and honestly kind of forgot about it. Then I saw a writeup in a magazine about it and decided to buy it again. If you want to smell just like the perfect blend of the beach, and suntan lotion, this is for you. For me, it brings back memories from when I wear it of living in Hawaii. It is light, a wonderful soft floral and just so yummy. Just in case you are looking for a new summer fragrance. 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY OK you need to imagine this. I was at a very small bake shop in line and it was quite crowded. The lady next to me was holding a young girl maybe 2 or 3 years old. The girl was coughing literally non stop. A deep hacking cough. Everyone’s reaction was kind of the same but there wasn’t much room to move. I was stunned to see the mom not once tell her daughter to cover her mouth, or at least she could have done it for her! I was very close to saying something myself, when finally a man steps up and says politely “can you please cover your daughters mouth”, you could feel the collective sigh of relief. She said nothing, gave him a semi dirty look and did proceed to tell her to cover her mouth every time she coughed (which she did). I mean isn’t this common sense? This was not one little cough, it was persistent! Would you have spoken up? How would you have responded in this situation? _______________________________________________ And that is a wrap for this Sundays post. I hope you enjoyed it. Always appreciate you stopping in. I want to wish you all a wonderful day. Hope the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Hoping to get outside and get some fresh air today. Until next time….. How would you have responded in this situation?