Weekend Reading.

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If you get my weekly newsletter, I mentioned feeling a little stressed/psychotic yesterday. So, I did something completely counterintuitive and something I never do. I took most of the day off. I got a manicure/pedicure, went for a blowout (granted, these were both blog events) and then went to an art showing I’d been dying to check out. When I got home (at 2:30pm) I was motivated, inspired, and actually, incredibly productive. I’m not saying that you should do this very often, but it helped. This weekend is going to be spent catching up. Today is a working day more or less, and tomorrow is a close friend’s baby shower. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s great!!

Also, you guys… I’m really excited. I joined a CSA! As I travel a lot, I just went with a bi-weekly plan… but I am hoping this motivates me to cook more (and to brainstorm yummy + healthy dishes using all of the amazing local/organic produce I will be receiving). If you live in NY, this is the one I joined… you can sign up for it here!

For the New Yorkers… these food secrets are kinda unreal!

Blue & white perfection. Love the skirt, too.

This video made me laugh almost as much as “Instagram Husband.”

Bradley has the best taste and I love her Under $150 Style Steals!

These tie-waist shorts are so chic and a great price.

More reasons to love Amy Schumer.

The sweetest sundress. It comes in three colors and it’s only $55.

You should stop freaking out about these things.

How to build a timeless wardrobe.

All I want in life are these ice cream donut holes. They look so good!

The best basic block heels.

Loved Kat’s simple white dress.

Some pretty Memorial Day entertaining essentials.

Sometimes minimal is best. This wrap maxi dress is pretty dreamy.

For the bloggers + social media set: How to drive + track website traffic from Instagram.

Pretty excited about the new Plated cookbook.

Health rules to swear by now and forever. (My favorites are #5 and #6 ;))

My friend sent me this “hip hop dance lesson” and it had me in stitches, laughing. Hilarious.

The instagrammer’s guide to Charleston.

As we head into summer, this is a very important read about sunscreen… really!?!?!

Love these earrings… and they’re on sale!

Bar cart essentials.

Loved this simple, chic outfit on Jess.

The prettiest blue + gold caftan.

Also thought Liz looked so cute in this casual outfit.  I mean, her cat flats are just the best… (I should know, I have three pairs of them, oops).

Adore this yellow lace top.

Annnd because we’ve all been there… what exactly is a fuck boy?

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  1. Nora Gouma says 5.22.16

    Great post, I love it, love your video as well, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    http://www.bridesonamission.com

  2. Marg says 5.22.16

    Art seems to make us use the part of the brain that inspires and regenerates us. Speaking for myself I find looking at art in a gallery or online, changes my mood for the better !

    • graceatwood says 5.22.16

      I think you are totally right!! 🙂

  3. Love this list! And how fun about the CSA, can’t wait to hear how it goes!

    Erin, Attention to Darling
    http://www.attentiontodarling.com

  4. Sara says 5.25.16

    Love this! Taking a break and doing something for yourself can be so incredibly helpful! And that is so exciting about the CSA. I’ve looked at ones in my area for years but haven’t joined yet. Maybe next year!

  5. E says 5.31.16

    Love your blog and I’m glad you got some rest but – I really take issue with people using the word “psychotic” as you did here. I’m a clinical psychology PhD student, study first episode psychosis, and see clients diagnosed with it for therapy, and I can assure you, it’s devastating and not at all similar to you feeling kind of frazzled for a day. I understand you didn’t mean to offend, I’m just hoping you might think twice the next time you use that term.

    • graceatwood says 5.31.16

      Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry – I had never thought about it like that. Will definitely think twice next time around.