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Friday, February 03, 2012

Have a great weekend.

My darlings, what are you doing this weekend? My twin sister is coming to visit to celebrate our birthday. I already got cheap Champagne from Whole Foods, and I'm excited to catch up and do nerdy sisterly things like pluck our eyebrows (we've already planned it:). Have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web...

Slam-dunk bathroom makeover.

Would you get married at home?

After getting sick last week, this card made me laugh out loud.

How to make your ankles sexy.

Alex wrote a fascinating article about defriending.

Striped doormat.

Funny tip about baby names.

Beautiful business cards.

Hidden in paint.

Toby has watched this video about 8,000 times.

Watchin' Downton Abbey.

(Photo from The Godfather)

84 comments:

★ JASMINE ★ said...

sounds like a great weekend!!

enjoy!!

hugs, xoxo
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Selene said...

home sweet home with my fever :(

Simone said...

Have a fabulous week-end!

LOVE that photo, Al Pacino is SO handsome in The Godfather movies :)

Anonymous said...

Aha, an interesting thought...how about handing out the striped doormat as a business card instead :P

Chelle | The Feather Den said...

Thanks for sharing these links!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Anonymous said...

I would definitely get married at home if the crowd was small and someone else cooked/ catered. I love the peacock chair in that wedding post. Have a fabulous celebratory weekend with your sister!

laura @ hollywood housewife said...

We're watching Downton Abbey, too!

I love your linky days - always good stuff in there.

Anonymous said...

That card is HILARIOUS. HILARIOUS and true!

Meredith Lilly said...

I loved Alex's article! Well done.

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

I'm going to a really big market, unless it's even colder tomorrow, yesterday it was -40°C :p

Christina Marie said...

Love the business cards! I'm going to be getting some soon. So thanks for the tip on these. :)

Christina
http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

Judy said...

My birthday is this weekend and I'm plucking my brows too! If you go to a Benefit Brow bar, they'll give you a free shaping on your birthday. I'm hoping it looks classy, not tacky :)

Serendipitous said...

Oh my goodness, I just laughed so hard at the baby/sorry your sick card. I'm really sick today, and all I want to do is curl up in a ball on the sofa, but then I look up and my ten month old is making a breakaway for the cat food or the stairs. Sigh! Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

Yay for birthdays and sisters!

And, I did get married at my parents' house on the Hood Canal, it was very intimate and special. :)

kate said...

I always read and love Alex's articles without noticing he wrote them until you post it! Clearly I need to pay better attention to bylines so I can put two and two together more often. Always going back to the one about the cheap holiday party with the potatoes from a few years ago. Loved it before I even knew your blog.

Sara said...

I love you and your blog! Coming to visit NYC at the end of March alone and I was hoping you could suggest some fun and exciting things to do solo.

Mayela said...

OMG, I can't believe your husband Alex is... Alex Williams. I have read several articles from him in the NYT and I love his job.
That's so cool, talented people being a couple.. awww...

Sally said...

I "defriended" - i.e., deleted - my Facebook account for the New Year, and so far it has been a-maz-ing. One of the commenters to Alex's (brilliant) article said that once you reach 50 or so, you can count all of your real, true, will-be-there-till-the-end friends on one hand. I'm 27, and I can do that RIGHT NOW. The word "friend" is now used so casually; a true friend is one of life's greatest gifts, and not something to be taken lightly.

Jill Hardt said...

Anklets need to make a comeback! I feel like in the mid-90s EVERY ankle was adorned!

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Smith And Ratliff said...

How did you buy champagne at Whole Foods? You must share your secret! ;)

For all non-NYers: grocery stores here don't sell wine. :(

Tara said...

Great links! Where do you get your photos from?
xx

www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

Michemily said...

Thank you for always having great links!

Anonymous said...

THat picture just puts a smile on my face.

Liz said...

Nerdy sisterly things are the best!! Have a lovely weekend with your sister! :)

Georgina Si said...

Have a wonderful birthday weekend, it sounds like you'll have fun!

Kristen said...

I get so excited for these weekend posts! Love that bathroom reno and those business cards are to die for. Makes me wish I could have more than one.

Erica said...

Thank you for the article on breaking up with friends, as I've had to do that several times within the last few years.

And happy birthday! I hope you and your sister will have a great weekend!

Angela said...

Great article! I just heard it mentioned on the Manic Mommies podcast, too! And the carrrrd - too funny! Thanks for all the great links, Joanna. What fun videos, too!

Happy birthday week-end!

dreamday said...

have fun celebrating with your sister joanna! i must thank you for putting the question about "friends" out there on your fb page. i was one of the people alex interviewed for the article. it was so much fun to share even though i was shaking when he called to talk! the story has brought up a lot of good points for conversation amongst my friends. and sincerely, seeing my name and words in the sunday nytimes... wow.

Christen said...

Unfortunately, I have strep so I won't be able to follow through on all of the fun plans I'd made. However, I'm going to take advantage of the involuntary down time: lots of Downton Abbey is in my future!

RD said...

Oh geez, I thought those two in the photograph looked vaguely familiar. It's been a while!

I love Downton Abbey--trying to catch up. This video was hilarious!

h.jo said...

have you read diane keaton's memoir? good stuff!

Izzy said...

Of course I HAD to click on "how to make your ankles look sexy" :)

Mangomo said...

I didn't realize your Alex wrote that NYTimes article! I absolutely loved it and sent it to at least four people and everyone responded saying how spot on it was. Such an interesting reality that is so often ignored.
I love your blog btw!

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Kirstin said...

LOVED the Downtown Abbey video. Thats totally me, except with 24 instead. Have fun with your sister!

Vanessa said...

The bride in the home wedding is so beautiful and looks like Amy Adams!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

Have a wonderful birthday weekend with your sister!! :)

Mrs C said...

I love your blog, I'm a twin too, she just had her 4th baby (their 1st girl) when we are togeather we eat chokie bikkies and sing... ALOT!!! xox
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Jill and Eric said...

Wow, we had been absent from the blog world for a while.
Forgot how much I love your blog. What a great breath of fresh air!!!
Have a SUPER Weekend!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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little t said...

The Lovely Box is the most ingenious idea! It reminds me of that scene in No Strings Attached when he shows up with cupcakes and a 'period mix'. Have you seen it?

Anonymous said...

Love that picture of All Pacino and Diane Keaton. Have fun with your sister this weekend.

Nikskie said...

my sister also will visit me around next week. i'm so excited. have a great weekend.

god! love that photo of al pacino and diane keaton

Tere said...

great, it sounds really nice!
have a fantastic weekend!
and nice to meet you and your blog!

xx

Patricia said...

Preciosas fotos, y precioso blog. :)
Patricia.
www.frogfactoryblog.com

Sera said...

hahaha. i love that get well card.

Miss Margarita said...

have a nice weekend!

jamaica byles said...

Happy Birthday JO. Here's to February birthdays...mine is this weekend as well.Enjoy your sister....how very cool to have a twin to share this day with.

Jill V / TerraSavvy said...

Alex's article was spot on! I am in the process of defriending someone now. I like her, but or values are so different.

My one saving grace is that we live an hour apart now so I can take a lot longer between connections. It has been a year since I saw her last.

Thanks Alex! (and you to Joanna! Happy Birthday weekend! I have 5 sisters so I know how special one must be to you.

xo
Jill

mr.darcy1 said...

Happy birthday you two! My twin sister and I only live two blocks apart in the same city and even work at the same place (we carpool). I couldn't imagine not seeing her every day! Make this day a special one!

Anonymous said...

I found out a couple of months ago that the most traditional wedding you could have is an at-home wedding! Sometimes less really is more.

Pamela said...

you have the best blog. i've been reading it for years and i just love it. its my morning ritual to drink coffee with my little one on my lap and read your blog. thank you for giving me another good reason to get up and enjoy the day. love every link on this post - btw.

H* said...

I'm in love with your Friday's posts

Have a great Weekend

Kisses from Barcelon

Meagan Murtagh said...

happy early birthday! sending love from jackson hole!!

xo the egg out west.

Fernanda poemas said...

Feels like heaven

Collections said...

Love this photograph. We were just talking about the godfather at work.

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Cee Cee said...

Sounds like a great weekend, enjoy!

xx Cee Cee
@Ceecee's Inspirations Blog

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Ancarol said...

Have a great weekend also !

Julie Anne Rhodes said...

Happy birthday to you both!

Interesting article on defriending, especially since I seem to have accumulated 914 of them on my personal Facebook wall.

Sammi said...

we need good and lovely in the uk.... if you find a company that does the same thing, please please please let us know!

Holly B said...

What a great way to spend the weekend! I love when I am able to spend some quality time with my sisters-though not often, it is always a good time!
Best,
Holly

Anonymous said...

the brown psychologist quoted in alex's article is my shrink!

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Trina said...

The "Hidden in Paint" pics remind me of the Gotye video for "Somebody That I Used to Know."

IJ said...

I can't believe it!! I have read the article about defriending on the NYT without noticing that it was written by your husband. Tell him I liked it!!
And happy birthday to both you and your sister!!!

MelissMichelle said...

i love it all! -Melissa

sandra said...

Love The Wedding at Home!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy weekend everyone!
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dreaming en francais said...

The Godfather is one of my favorite films of all time, so I have to say I got a little giddy when I saw this photo up here! Happy birthday to you both! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

Amy Naidoo said...

I really appreciate the column Alex wrote. I'm currently experiencing the painful end to what i thought was a meaningful friendship. i currently work in the same office as this person which exacerbates the situation, but i have come to realize that it was a desperately needed change, and my life has drastically improved for it.

p.s. Happy Birthday to you and Lucy both!

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postcardsfromthebay said...

I wish I had a sister to pluck eyebrows with ;)

Michelle Lee said...

have a super week :)

www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

mama bear said...

Hey Joanna, I just dropper by to check your weekend links and found our little video up there - what a nice (and slightly embarrassing) surprise!

Hope you have a great celebration with your sister and Happy Birthday! xx

PS. I think Rosie thinks Happy New Year is something quite profound. She often says to me before bed, I love you, Happy New Year baby!

Moniblu said...

Article was great, unfriending was definitely easier when we weren't so trackable.

I got married at my dad's house and it was awesome. Even though it wasn't my home, it was great to have a wedding where no one was rushing the pace or shooing us out of certain areas. When we went up on the hill behind their neighborhood to take photos, neighbors were in their backyards cheering and yelling congratulations, it was wonderful. Also, the older folks were able to move inside to a comfy couch when it got chilly outside. :c)

Joanna Goddard said...

sara, museums are always really fun when you're along -- the MoMA is super awesome. and you might sign up for a Murray's Cheese class one evening. they're awesome and you can meet other cool cheese lovers! finally, you might eat at the bar at some great places, so you can chat with the bartender and other diners -- like maybe the bar at Mermaid Inn in the East Village or Mary's Fish Camp in the West Village? have a wonderful time!!! xoxoxoxo

Rose said...

that photo is just beautiful- Diane Keaton is so beautiful and Al never looked cuter

Ez said...

Thanks so much for your business card link love Joanna! It has been lovely to see so many beautiful new "faces" over on my blog because of it. xo Ez

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Luna said...

I read that article about 'Defriending' and it was an eye-opener! I honestly thought I must be the only one to go through that. Thanks for sharing.

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