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Friday, January 06, 2012

Have a fun weekend.

What are your plans this weekend? Tonight Alex and I are going to our friend's belated holiday party, complete with dressy attire, Champagne and presents. Meanwhile, Toby remains addicted to his sound machine. :) Hope you stay warm and cozy, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

The invisible mother = so strange! (Thanks, Emma)

Pretty polka dots.

Yummy scrambled eggs.

I LOVE this coat, even though I'm not pregnant.

Matching pajamas is the cutest tradition.

Vintage Esquire covers.

Clever business card.

Would love to wear these red ballet flats with jeans.

Bathroom decor.

Questions for a baker.

How great is this chopped haircut?

Seven hair resolutions for 2012.

Wow, Kate can sing!

85 comments:

Sage Crown Parker said...

Happy Weekend - I have a wedding or two on Saturday to photograph and beach all day on Sunday, yay!!! I love January!!!

Tuesday said...

Oh gosh the Invisible mother thing is so creepy yet so motherly and loving at the same time, Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

Michelle said...

Scrambling to pull out some old family photos of my great grandmother as a baby to see if I find a 'hidden mother' that is so weird!

bussbuss said...

I love this photo so much. It reminds me of the first time my husband and I visited Paris. It was January and freezing and he bundled me in his big green coat, just like Mel with Audrey.

Shoot, now I want to go back to Paris!

clementimes said...

Whoaaa!! Invisible mother pics are sooo totally weird. When and why would that ever seem like a good idea!? Great find!

p.s. Do you get stopped a lot in NYC or on other travels by Cup of Jo readers? That topic/situation would be a really great blog post!

Christina Marie said...

Any picture of Audrey is adorable. And never seen anything like that invisible mother thing before. Very different.

Happy Weekend!

Christina

http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

Kendra said...

So fun! Have a great weekend! Thanks for the great finds as usual :)
PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

Joanna. said...

If only I lived in Venice! Have a really lovely weekend xx

peaas.blogspot.com

Kate said...

funny, my friend Clare lives in Venice and is from NY and has a young son, but his name is Henry. But I wonder if she knows this woman because you'd think their paths would cross.

Thanks for the link, Joanna, I appreciate the love!

amynicole said...

Love the hair resolutions! Good luck finding that reader!

nicole said...

Thanks for linking to Kate's cover songs! Wow! I am so impressed. Have a happy weekend. xo.

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Sounds like a lovely night out for the two of you!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Mary Anne said...

I worked at Sears Portrait Studio during college and definitely took a few "invisible mother" shots. It was usually just arms coming from the side to stabilize a little squirmer, tho. Hopefully less obvious?

http://talesofa4thgradenothing.wordpress.com/

Julie said...

have a lovely weekend and a wonderful time! those business cards are genius!

dustjacket said...

Love those photo's...gorgeous!
xxx dj

rachel renner said...

You too!

I'm wondering the same thing as Clementimes--do you get stopped a lot? I would imagine so!

Maria said...

Happy Weekend! So sweet that you're trying to track down a fan.

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Ana said...

How lovely are those pictures...? Why do not couples take pics like this any longer...?

http://lifeinshufflemode.blogspot.com/

Allie said...

Ohh how great that you're still celebrating the holidays! I'll be going to a going away dinner for a friend studying abroad. She's off to England and I so wish that she could stuff me in her suitcase and take me with her!

Love all the links! Thank you, Jo! Especially those Vintage Esquire covers. I really do wish magazines had covers like that again. Have a great weekend! And good luck finding that reader!

Girlie Blogger said...

So nice to have fans of your blog on the other side of the U.S. Santa Monica is such a nice place.

Have fun at the birthday party. Sound machine...need to get one.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

Bekah said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! As for myself, I am celebrating my birthday!!! Going to have a tea party with close friends! :)

Kirstin said...

I know, Kate can sing! Who knew? So glad she shared her wonderful voice

Notes from Holly St. said...

That invisible mother thing is so odd yet fascinating! have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

My friend wears those red ballet flats to work occasionally on jeans Fridays, and they are the cutest. Love!

Natalie said...

a belated christmas party sounds like a wonderful way to savor the holidays :)

Becca said...

What a great image! Love Audrey :) I am going to my 6 year old little cousin's birthday bash! I hope your little guy is doing well!

xx Becca
Ruby Press

Anne said...

How funny - I'm a brown haired Cup of Jo reader (obviously!) and just moved from NYC to just outside of Venice with my young son, Charlie, but that was not me at the Promenade. I did see you once at City Bakery but didn't want to bother you.

Honorata said...

Great selection for the weekend!Have fun!

www.mymoodmyday.com

Tara said...

Great photos, have an amazing weekend!
xx

www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Happy weekend to you! I hope you enjoy your party and Toby enjoys his sound machine...ha!

I wanted to also point you over to something wonderful happening on one of my favorite blogs, E Tells Tales. She asked her readers to leave anonymous resolutions and the outpouring of hearts and souls has been quite breathtaking. I thought it would be something you would enjoy, Joanna:

http://www.e-tells-tales.com/2012/01/anonymous-was-resolution-maker.html

Emma (Glitter and Gold) said...

your blog just gives me so much happiness and things to think about! love it.....have a great weekend and visit my blog if you ever have a moment

Lux M said...

I looove your blog!! I'm from Buenos Aires and I read it every single day since I discovered it!(A friend os mine told me about it)
Don´t you find amazing the fact that people from all around the world is reading what you write? Or maybe you are used to... Have a nice weekend!
xoxo
Lux

ridgegirl said...

I would just love the cookbook charm!

Anonymous said...

That ASOS polka dot dress is so cute! Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

The hidden mother pictures are so strange. I don't know why the mother doesn't just appear in the photograph with the children. Perhaps the pictures are for in-laws and others who want one of the children and not just with one parent. !!!

Carlene said...

I am hoping the Invisible Mother was looked at with a sense of humor...people did have a sense of humor back then, too, albeit stifled. If you look at them and think of them as kind of funny instead of creepy, I can kind of get behind it...

Vanessa said...

Creepy invisible mother photos.

I hope the reader you're looking to contact gets in touch. I'm sure she will.

I third a post about yours (and Alex's) experiences being recognized! I thought that was so funny/cute when you posted that someone recognized him as Alex from Cup of Jo.

Tara Galuska said...

those business cards are just THE best. not much planned in advance for the weekend as usual but farmers market tomorrow

dreaming en francais said...

Whoa, the invisible mothers thing is a bit creepy but.. in a funny way too? Love your blog! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

Amy Powell said...

The invisible mother thing is so odd!! Interesting find. And I love that polka dot dress. Adorable!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Joanna, I'm a new "Jo" fan! I find you refreshing yet simplistic, like a big sister. love, Suzanna

suzanna.hoang@yahoo.com

rachel said...

hope you have a wonderful weekend, joanna! xo

Selene said...

love this post! i'm still on holiday in maldivs! i come back tomorrow!
selene
http://hipandchips.blogspot.com/

claire-elisa said...

I love this post every week and love looking at the links. The music was ace, invisible mother freaky....how bad could that child posssibly have been to need to be held!

domestikate said...

Those business cards are brilliant!

Nom & Malc said...

OH Toby has a sound machine- they're such fun! My Dad loved his, even threatened to use it during a funeral. When he died in April my sister and I couldn't resist using it in our speech. Totally lightened the load.

Norbyah said...

i love those ballet flats....in so many colors, i'm not sure i could make my mind up....
xo
n

http://imanorbyah.blogspot.com

Eleni said...

Creepy hidden moms, actually vintage photos are too easy to look creepy anyway!
Thanks for the links once again Joanna =)
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love your friday links! You may want to check out my sister's blog sometime, her and her friend are up for the top Canadian Blog award: http://toquegirls.com/

She got me hooked on your blog which i look forward to reading daily!

nicole zacharias

MotorBike Helmets said...

I gotta hand it to you Jonathan, great article buddy. I’ll need this one in the future. write more please.

katrina borromeo said...

Hi Joanna!! I'm Katrina, a 22 year old girl from the Philippines. I'd just like to say I love love love your blog! I check it out everyday! It definitely brightens up my day each time I see a new blog post. It's consistently quirky, fun, interesting and helpful too! I'm so glad to have come across your blog a couple of months back. You've inspired me to try out new things and keep my eyes open for beautiful gems around me. :) Thank You. Keep it up!

Hugs and kisses from my sunny island in the Philippines! :)

XOXO, Katrina B.

P.S. You've also inspired me to muster up the courage to start my own blog! Any tips?

Hope you can email me at : mingborromeo@yahoo.com

Keeping my fingers crossed! :) X

Susan said...

I saw this, "I LOVE this coat, even though I'm not pregnant." and noticed that Hatch was now a sponsor and knew *immediately* that it would be a link to their site.

I've seen a few comments of late asking about sponsorship and your posts and hope you might write about your policies. The Cosabella thong post reminded me that they had been a sponsor; J Crew is not listed as a sponsor but you link to them at least weekly and I think they were featured in every single gift guide.

I love your blog, and think it's great if you get paid to write it (as I don't pay to read it!). I'm sure it's a lot of work and it's a highlight of my day that you post so frequently and thoughtfully. But it's starting to feel a bit like hidden advertising and a simple, honest statement about these policies would be great.

(I think this line at Unruly Things is spot on: "Sell Simply is a sponsor to Unruly Things and we were compensated for this post. all of my words and opinions on the site are true. I feel as though Sell Simply is a fantastic product and I hope to see more etsy users taking advantage of it!" (http://www.unruly-things.com/2011/10/let-me-tell-you-about-sell-simply.html)

Thank you!

Amelia said...

Dear joanna,

I love your blog and read it every day from college in Oxford england-my english tutor's husband writes Retronaut where you found the hidden mother pictures (how creepy they are)- they have two sweet children called Zebedee and Ruby!

thank you for all your lovely posts,

Amelia x

erica said...

Re: the Invisible Mother, another common practice was to have people sit in special chairs with neck braces to keep their heads still during the long exposure time. The stiff formality of old photographs is partially a product of the sitter's physical discomfort.

Anonymous said...

Love the flats!!! I wore red ballet flats at my wedding and I would TOTALLY do it again! :-D

Moonlight said...

sweet try to find the mother-reader from Venice! :)

happy new year, all the best for you and your loved ones!

Anonymous said...

They still do the "invisible mother" at some photo studios - it's an easy way for the baby to stay upright and feel comforted at the same time! All of my baby photos have me being held up by my gramma standing behind the backdrop :)

rach. said...

LOVE THIS. so cute, girl.

love, rach.
www.so--hi.blogspot.com

Melissa Blake said...

Awesome round-up and happy weekend! xoxo

Nina said...

Hmm, Susan's point about advertising/sponsorship is a very interesting one... I'm an 'ad-free blog'ger myself, and I'm interested in how corporate advertising affects the blogosphere.

meghana said...

i love the invisible mother pictures! i have pictures with my mom's uncle hiding behind something or the other, holding me up!

StacyShine said...

I have brownish hair and a son named Charlie and read your blog Joanna but I currently live in South Dakota! heh heh :)

Rosalind said...

I just trawled through all the comments to see if the mother of Charlie read this post :-) he he

Joy said...

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! I'm in Australia and it is way too hot, I'm missing winter!
http://livetosmiletolove.blogspot.com/

silviasiantar said...

Hi babe!

Chanced upon your blog and enjoyed reading it. So inspirational. Following your blog too. Keep in touch okay.

silvia
poisepolish.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Happy New Year! Love the blog! Wishing you all the best in the coming year!
Kindest regards!
Jamie Herzlinger

Ylenia said...

hope you are having an amazing weekend enjoying time with little Toby and hubby.

haven't wish you yet aaaallllll the best and more for 2012!!!


Love, Ylenia | Longuette
Check on the first Professional of Fashion’s interview on my blog! I’d love your comment on it.

annie markantonatou said...

thnks for the links!

http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.com/

QA Create said...

Those vintage Esquire covers are great! Awesome old covers like this is exactly why I collect magazines! I can't wait to be old so that all this collecting can finally be considered useful rather than "hoard-ful".

SmilingStyle said...

Hi! Thanks for the link about hairstyles 2012!

www.smilingstyle.com

MITICA FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Ooohhh she is timeless!! Always pretty :o)

libby said...

Hi Joanna, it's Libby. :) I sent you an email but in case you don't see it, you can contact me at libbygrass@yahoo.com. xo

Kelly said...

Lovely!!!Love them!!!

No Drama Mama said...

The Invisible Mother thing = creepy.

generic ambien said...

That ASOS polka dot dress is so cute! Have a good weekend

macaca grava-por-cima said...

the hair resolutions made my day!!! Very inspiring, in a very simple way!!! My hair is driving me nuts, latelly, and I don't know what to do with it... Would like to cut it very short, but my husband hates it!! You should do a post about our (stupid, yet sweet)"subordination" to our soulmates tastes and likes! We should please to ourselfs first, yet we give so much importance to what they think ;-)

antique engagement rings said...

Love the black and white photos!

Caroline said...

My mum used to match my brother and me every Christmas Eve...we grew out of fully matching since its hard to find something we both like so we've now settled for coordinating jammies! Sometimes my mum will actually make matching flannel bottoms and then buy different t-shirts. I love that other families do this too!

Avery Leigh Cox said...

Whats wrong with JCrew? I love JCrew... some people... So you like to write about JCrew, not sure what the big deal is, and why people feel the need to anonymously post rude comments, at least own up to your opinion!

Kates voice is awesome, I am so happy to have those songs now! Just downloaded...

Thanks Joanna!

Shawnee said...

i adore that coat! another thing to look forward to when pregnant {still, a looong way off}! thank you,xo

Tamara said...

Hi! I'm pretty confident know your reader from Venice!! I will email you....

madeyemads said...

Hi, Joanna! I'm a dedicated reader in NYC, and I think my boyfriend and I passed you on the Brooklyn bridge on Saturday. Were you biking with Toby and Alex? It was such a perfect day to be out!

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Calvin Brock said...

those business cards are just THE best. not much planned in advance for the weekend as usual but farmers market tomorrow Sección Amarilla

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