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Friday, June 24, 2011

Have a fun weekend!

My darlings, what are you up to this weekend? We're heading to East Hampton! I've never been before, but apparently it's beautiful and sceney and fun. We're staying with some friends in a house in the woods. I'm looking forward to grilling burgers and dipping my toes in the waves but not going in too far because I'm a wuss. :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime, here are a few great posts from around the web... xo

What gorgeous business cards.

The perfect summer earrings: pretty stars.

This Manhattan apt has a POOL in the living room.

A groom's cake that looks like the groom.

This Fourth of July cake is so clever.

An iPhone app that lets your baby choose its name by kicking!

Do or don't: A candle that smells like the New York Times.

Tina Fey reads the book-on-tape version of her book herself! Wouldn't it be awesome to listen to her tell her hilarious story?

Fascinating NYTimes article on breast milk.

Whoa! Cup of Jo was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by ForbesWoman Magazine. I'm so flattered and thrilled!

Last but not least, I'm excited to announce that I'll be co-hosting BLOGSHOP, a Photoshop workshop specifically for bloggers, with Bri Emery, in New York this September 24th-25th. Want to join? It will be really fun, and I would love to meet you! xo
(Photos by The Morning Train; illustration by CICLE)

111 comments:

Giulia said...

A fellow wuss here but the edge of the sand/beg. of the sea is an excellent place to review...everything. Have just a fantastic time, cherie.

xoxo

Heba said...

have a relaxing weekend Jo :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

My husband and I listened to Bossypants on a long car trip-made the time absolutely FLY by. Even if you've read the book, I highly recommend listening to Tina read it. It was fantastic! Even the hubs thoroughly enjoyed it-I was a little (pleasantly) surprised by that!

And that apartment with the pool really makes me wish I had a spare 10 mil!

Linh said...

Love all of your links :) Too bad those vintage pumps aren't in my size! :( Have a great weekend!!!
xoxo
-linh
http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

A said...

LOVE the illustration! So cute.

Allison said...

your weekend plans sound lovely, i'm jealous! :) we are going to a scandanavian summer festival tomorrow (i'm swedish and my boyfriend is danish), then to the farmer's market on sunday followed maybe by rollerskating. i love the bike diagram.. the best is "puts a big fat smile on your face". so true! xx

Patricia said...

its my birthday, so we're going to spend the time getting all the free thing we can get. i have a feeling im going to be very full on cake


http://www.pinkpeonieswithlove.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Wow, that Amsterdam apartment is just stunning!
By the way -- I love your blog and I really enjoy reading your fantastic posts :)

Have a great weekend!
xo

Elese said...

Joanna! I work in Bridgehampton in a little shoe store on Main Street! Come visit!!

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Have fun in East Hampton!

I'm going to the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island on Saturday, and exploring Park Slope (the neighborhood we're moving to next month) Sunday.

Katie said...

Hilarious?

L E A H said...

hitting the beach for surfing tomorrow! so glad it's summer!

gaia• Illustration said...

Bossypants on "tape" is as amazing as it sounds! Perfect for the drive up to the Hamptons...?
Have fun!

katie [the bright life] said...

I always look forward to your Friday posts, and today did not disappoint! My husband and I listened to the audiobook version of "Bossypants" on our move from Oregon to Texas last month...I don't think I've ever laughed so hard! Have a lovely weekend...Xo, Katie

Diana Mieczan said...

Congrats, Joanna..that is awesome and it sounds like you will have a fun weekend:) Enjoy and have a fantastic time! Btw: That pool in the living room..OMG..amazing! Kisses

ag. said...

CONGRATS on Top 100 Websites for Women!!! How awesome! It's really no surprise though because you've got tons of us readers who definitely know you deserve to be on that list! SO glad you're recognized! Yay! Happy Weekend!

Sabina said...

Fab round-up Jo - as usual! Have a wonderful weekend!!

xx's

Katherine Fugit said...

That cake! At first I was all "Oh, a red white and blue layer cake." and then I was all "IT LOOKS LIKE THE FLAG!" Now I've seen it all.

HiLLjO™ said...

Have fun!!! If you would like to enter to win a sock monkey, come visit me!!!

PS: I want that candle!

Kate said...

I'm driving up to Kansas City to visit my grandparents this weekend. I'm staying for about four days, and I'm so excited for a change of scenery.

Have fun in the Hamptons!

Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

Thank you so much for including my 4th of July cake in your weekend links! Have a wonderful weekend! Glory/ Glorious Treats

Women Entrepreneurs said...

I'm in East Hampton right now too! Enjoy.xx

Melanie
www.EntrepreneuressAcademy.com

Something Old, Something New said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend! Love that 4th of July cake!

wildchild said...

that article about breast milk is simply incredible to me. women don't know that that's what their baby needs? how sad to have children dying with the answer to their problems right there.

Ashlee Dearie said...

I love weekends. I'm going to be seeing my friends (who I haven't seen in about a month) and I'm sooo excited! Thanks for posting such awesome links and have fun! <3

Giulia said...

Dude, I didn't see the Forbes list when I came to say ciao...or surely I would've said, "Wow, good for you!"

xo

Julie said...

You always, always have the greatest Friday collections. I don't know how you find all this cool stuff, but I look forward to it all week! Thanks for making Fridays even better.

Katherines Corner said...

Thinking of you and leaving some ♥ on your wonderful blog. Have a happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Heres a question on bike etiquette; do you ride on the street or sidewalks? I always thought streets but it seems a lot of people in slc ride on the sidewalks making it hard to walk on them lol

Globetrotting Gamine said...

awesome post, as always! so happy you are in new york! i am planning a new york bloggers get-together. i am working out the kinks and posting about it on monday!
have a beautiful weekend!

love me,
the globetrotting gamine

*whosthatgamine.blogspot.com*

Claire said...

that couple with the groom's cake that looks like the groom are part of my church family!

you would've loved the entire wedding. instead of matching bridesmaids and groomsmen, they had witnesses (single, married, etc.) who all wore pastels/ worn colors and stood barefoot with them at the altar. the witnesses pledged to encourage and see that the couple's marriage is flourishes and grows in God.

the wedding favors were mason jars with each guest's name on them, which they also used to drink out of that night! all the other wedding cakes were done by Murph's Morsels. Check her out - she's a friend and NYC-based baker.

Jackie Geschwind said...

that pool in the living room IS crazy (and as a realtor in LA, i thought i had seen everything!). congrats on top 100 sites for women--it really is!!

Carmen Eva said...

i ever read you friday post, to day i love the first picture, lovely berenjenas....have a great weekend too!

Laura said...

I work at a children's museum, and we have one of those giant pinscreens! There are always funny pictures in them.

Glenda said...

I love the ocean. Dipping toes and listening to the waves. Enjoy E. Hamptons!

Congrats on the top 100!!! Yay!

inspirenordic said...

I always look forward to your weekend posts with such lovely links to investigate :) Happy midsummer, I'm spending my weekend celebrating in Sweden!

Glad Midsommar // inspirenordic.blogspot.com

Carolina said...

love your blog!

Tbadee said...

great posts joanna! and congratulations on being a top blog!

Larissa said...

Love the bike diagram!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lauren&Pierre said...

jealous of your weekend plans
xx L
http://laurenandpierre.blogspot.com

michele said...

You'll have to let us know what you think of the Hamptons, Joanna! I go there once a year to visit family. "Sceney" is the perfect word! I always describe it to friends as "like Manhattan, but at the beach".

The beaches are amazing, though!

myseastory said...

oh yeahhhh!!
i just signed in for the blogshop in ny! So glad you are co-hosting it! Really looking forward to meeting you there ;-)
Have a fabulous weekend,
xx j

Michelle said...

I love East Hampton. I'll be there in a couple of weeks at a friends. Have a great time! Hope you post some pics.

Monica from Hola!design said...

I love that bike illustration: true..it does feel like flying!!!

enjoy the weekend!

Alex said...

Have a great time in the Hamptons! I'll be working at a gallery in Southampton. I hope it's a nice weekend, it is much needed after all of this rain!

Brittany said...

Ha! I had a bike I spray painted gold, too. Her name was Matilda and she was beautiful. :o)

Whale of a life said...

i have been on a Grey Gardens binge this week and since i am most definitely sure it is in East Hamptons...i would suggest you go see and show us pictures!!

O'Melly said...

Congrats on Forbes woman! Your blog is definitely great material!

And what are those in your hands, baby egg plants?

Anonymous said...

Those business cards are totally gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I read that NYT's article and was so shocked that there is so little breast feeding in some underdeveloped countries. I also thought you needed to offer a baby water in hot weather, but I guess breast milk really does it all!

Temporary Housewife said...

Enjoy your weekend! For a minute I thought those tiny eggplants were passion fruit!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

AMAZING links, as usual!

Congratulations on being included in the 100 Sites for Women, that's amazing!!

I love, love love those business cards.
And I was actually shopping for star-shaped earrings yesterday. Couldn't decide between gold and silver, and pendants or studs. I should have taken a photo and asked people to vote on my blog!

Nomadic D. said...

Great roundup, as usual! And man, I would LOVE to take that class with you, I'm actually going to be in nyc this summer, but only through the beginning of sept! doh!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

en annan said...

Midsummer's Eve.
With capital letters. That's what's going on over here. :-) This is Sweden's one true national celebration day. We should make this day our national day rather than the odd and rather forgotten day of 6th of June. :-)
So we're celebrating Midsummer's Eve her, in every possible way. :-)

Liv said...

CONGRATS! Your blog is a great one!

Maria Ana said...

I love the benefits of a bicycle :) so clever!

thebeautylover.blogspot.com

Lindsey and Haily said...

You have a lovely blog! so sweet and refreshing.

Hazel Blog

Natalie said...

YES!!! Well deserved: Cup of Jo was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by ForbesWoman! Yay!

Congratulations & best wishes from us! :)

Bronwyn said...

1) I totally agree about the Amsterdam apartment... wow!
2) Congratulations!
3) I would love to go to your workshop, but I'm in Paris.... (what a life :)
Have a lovely weekend!

windeater.blogspot.com

Lens & anything Else said...

You blog is just amazing...I'd like to come at the workshop but I live in Italy!

http://lensanythingelse.blogspot.com/

rebecca said...

say hello to the barefoot contessa in east hampton!!

The Bookness said...

You too! =)



thebookness.blogspot.com

henzy said...

Have a great weekend yourself! Not sure i've I love the idea of an iphone app naming my kid. and congrats on making the top 100 list.. that is quite an achievement!

Anonymous said...

That human pinscreen is so funny!

JENNA L. said...

That wedding is adorable! Everything about it is super cute and quirky...

Congrats on the Forbes List!! You deserve it.. This blog is the without a doubt one of the most thoughtful, straight from the heart, up front & real blogs ever. So very entertaining and informative but most f all, inspiring!! I love everything you post.

x x x
I'm Just a Gal

lori said...

have fun in the hamptons! and i think i may have to use that pool in the living room idea ;) haha

Michelle Lee said...

have a great weekend :)

first bloggers meeting post@
pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I'm in East Hampton too! You should make sure to go to Montauk and check out Amagansett as well. Go into town early tomorrow and get a downy flake doughnut...the best Sunday morning treat.

Joie said...

Aww lucky you Joanna!! I love the Hamptons! I'll be doing diy projects all weekend! You should check them out!!I just made a J.Crew-esque bracelet for only $2!

http://pikexmercer.tumblr.com/post/6911284052/diy-super-easy-chain-link-bracelet
-Joie : )

Sunshine said...

Hope the weekend was fab! I always wanted to go to the hamptons. I must add that to my summer to do list.

Anonymous said...

About breasfeeding: the article says in the USA about 13 percent of babies are exclusively breast-fed for six months, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In my country (Hungary,Europe) according to a 2007 survey its 43,9 percent and get breatmilk till one year old 55,1 percent OF babies. So thats Why your great example and leading blog needed in your country:)Nóra

Kinetic said...

Congratulations on making it to the Forbes Top 100 list. That is something :)

lbs said...

Congrats on being part of the Top 100 Websites for Women! That is huge! Hope you have a great weekend and your bike picture at the end was kind of weird, because I wanted to ask you what kind of bike you ride. I'd like to find a good comfortable cruiser bike to start riding and maybe get one of those trailers that I can put my little guy in. I haven't been on a bike since college, so I've no idea other than I know I want to be upright and comfy. ANy suggestions? : )

Amanda said...

Love the 4th of July cake! It just so happens to be my mom's birthday - we usually do a cake with sparklers in it but this is much better.

Brooke said...

Congratulations!!

shayna * pattern pulp said...

Congrats on the Forbes piece + have a great time at the beach, sounds like a perfect way to end the week :)

MJ said...

Oh my goodness! I know the bride from the groom's cake link. Small world! I'll have to let her know you posted it :)

vicki archer said...

Thanks for the great links......happy Sunday, xv.

bootoagooseblog said...

suddenly getting a bicycle seems such a good idea!

Sydney said...

congratulations on your blogshop! ;D

sydsense.blogspot.com

Emom said...

smiles...

themama23 said...

Congrats on the ForbesWoman nod. I most certainly concur!

vosges paris said...

After having a great bloggermeeting event in my home town AMsterdam I would say let me join the workshop in NYC and book a plane. It was great to meet all these fantastic woman who all write their own blogs ;)

Anonymous said...

Blogshop is going to be so inspiring! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lorna Jane Active said...

I love how you encourage being active! That image about the benefits of bicycles is so cute (& true).

We'd love to know your secret to balancing an active life with your little boy?

Love
Lorna Jane

fashionhogger said...

Mmmm aubergine! Yummy - happy weekend!

Maya said...

Congratulations on listing your blog in Top 100 Websites For Women 2011! You deserve it! :)

Yago Richelly said...

Hello! I loved your blog very good! Congratulations ... I'm following you on google friends ...

Follow my blog too! if you want to be able to enjoy the Facebook page.

I'll see you there!

www.taonic.com.br

- Yago Richelly

xx from Brazil

Designer Dresses said...

That cake was cute/funny and the pool was just wicked awesome. Couldn't agree more about the bike too, if you have a daily commute within biking distance it is most likely the best option.

Hope you had a great weekend and congrats on making it to the top 100 in the Forbes list!

isabug said...

The Bossypants audiobook is amazing! I skipped reading it in lieu of hearing her tell the story and I think I enjoyed it more than my friends who read it ;) You can't hear her whispering in type! (or can you? I don't actually know since I haven't seen the layout)

Annalise said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your blog making top 100 is not surprising at all - ever since my boss told me about your blog I have read it every single day and told all of my friends about it.

You provide a little extra something to look forward to every day. Thanks for being such a great writer and for sharing so much of your life with your readers.

Molly said...

Ah! Congratulations on being named among the top 100 Websites for Women— what an honor, and one incredibly deserved! Now I have to go make that 4th of July cake, and wish I lived in New York so I could go hang out with you and Bri.

macaca grava por cima said...

CONGRATS on Top 100 Websites for Women!!! You totally deserve it!

Jill Turner said...

Loved seeing your hair tutorial on Refinery29 this morning. Can't wait to try it! XO Jill

Bethany said...

I have a copy of Tina Fey's Bossypants on audio, and it is pure genius. I've been super busy - too busy to sit down and read, but ultimately I'm glad that I could hear it read in her voice, because it's so authentic. I loved it start to finish!

anhesty said...

love your blog!!! so glad i found this. and i love all the great hair tutorials!

Lilly said...

You're so lucky! I can't wait to see pictures:) I think it's so fabulous that New Yorkers have somewhere to escape to every weekend! xo

Dallas Shaw said...

lol. I tweeted the NY times candle last week for other artists. most of us love the smell of newsprint :)

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Niki @ LQM&M said...

Congratulations on reaching the 100 best websites for women poll on Forbes! You deserve it, us ladies (and many men) love to read your posts Jo!

Keep up the fab work!

Niki
xo

Avery said...

Can't wait for BLOGSHOP!! I just signed up, its going to be great...

Aya said...

Congratulations on top 100!
You're MY #1 blog.

Liz said...

Thanks for including the groom's cake! Your readers and so sweet and complementary :)

Joanna Goddard said...

lbs, yes! i would highly recommend either a Linus Mixte, or a Public Bike Mixte -- both are upright (almost like beach cruisers) and really cute, comfy and easy to ride. i hope that helps!! happy riding!! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

lorna jane, thanks for your sweet comment! i actually ride my bike with toby in a baby seat, and we take lots of walks together -- but i still wish i had more time to get outdoors and take really long rides (which you can't do as easily with a baby in tow). btw, in mid july,i'll be posting a week of moms' stories (including my own) about juggling work vs. baby vs. life. i hope it will be helpful to other moms -- and i'm really looking forward to hearing everyone's tips/stories in the comments. xo

kika said...

Oh boo! When my eyes first grazed the words blog, photoshop and workshop they also saw online. It would be great if there was an online version of this workshop for those of us who would like to join but don't live anywhere near one of these workshops(I live in Australia. Oh well, a blogger can dream :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

We listened to the audio version of Bossypants and it was FANTASTIC!!!

Lucent Imagery said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved top 100 ranking!

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Kaythi said...

You're making me seriously miss my hometown! I hope you enjoyed your stay in East Hampton!

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