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Friday, April 13, 2012

Have a lovely weekend.

What are you doing this weekend? I'm probably the last person in the world to read this book (have you read it?), but I'm really enjoying it. And we're going to bike up to the Central Park Zoo to hopefully see the seals. Hope you have a great one! Meanwhile, here are a few great posts from around the web...

What are your moments of happiness?

A nursery in a closet!

A song to kick off your weekend.

Chain tape.

This would make a pretty wedding dress.

The ridiculously photogenic guy really is ridiculously photogenic.

How to eat spinach.

Have you ever tried tanning pads? Do they work?

Beautiful actual nails.

Cute sleeves.

Wait...people didn't know the Titanic was a true story?

Speaking of dinner etiquette, here are 15 fascinating etiquette rules around the world.

(Photo of peonies by Sarah Tucker)

86 comments:

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

You too Jo!

Love those peonies! May need to go buy some for my table now :)

Anonymous said...

I adore peonies! Unfortunately, I have no where to grow them. Lovely pic. Loved the movie "The Help", but haven't read the book either.

Diana Mieczan said...

The link on spinach is pretty awesome. I totally fancy trying it steamed with parmesan or cashews now. Sounds super fancy as well. Have a great weekend. xo

Jennifer said...

Have a good one! Love that wedding dress idea. I think wedding dresses that are just normal dresses end up looking the most natural and pretty:)
~Jennifer

jt and the sea

unfounddoor said...

Wow, that tiny nursery is awesome - I feel so. Inspired for our tiny London flat now and better that at 5 months Mister G is still happily sharing our room.
Happy weekend!

meawhitbrown said...

I LOVED "the Help"!! Before I clicked on the link, I thought "okay, it's either the Help or the Hunger Games!" :) have a great weekend!

rhulth said...

Lovely picture :)
Sounds like you have a great weekend in front of you and about the book: The Help, I thought it was truly amazing and inspiring! I hope you love it till the end.

Hugs!

Mariette said...

Hi Jo,

I finished the book 2 nights ago! :)
It's really good! Next one on the list is Hunger games, I think I'm the last person reading that one...?
Now I'm going back to my glass of sauvignon blanc, and to watch the movie, The Help.

Think its gonna be a good one... :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Greetings from Sweden!

sip-n-wear said...

Actually you're not the last to read the help... Loved the movie though!

francy said...

"In Italy, eat a cappuccino only before noon"... Ok, ok.. I'm italian, and I've never considered that before... I've never considered it as a "rule". But if you think of it it's true that it's unusual to eat cappuccino after noon! Wow XD

Kate said...

I haven't read it, either :)

Spinach is best served with butter. And garlic. And more butter!

DanielleG said...

I felt the same way reading it back in December, like I was the last one! It's a good read and there are so many details you want to find out, so it keeps you sucked in. Watching the movie after reading the book was a fun reward for me, but I enjoyed the book so much more.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love sarah tucker! and her photography. i recognized those peonies and scrolled down to the bottom to see if it was, in fact, taken by her. yay!

Alison said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! I'm glad you're enjoying The Help... my mom pushed me to read it for months before I actually took the plunge. And, she was right. I loved it. :)

Anonymous said...

I thought you were going to say The Hunger Games! :o) I was going to see the movie before reading the book, but then my friend called and *insisted* that I buy the book first. And I am SO GLAD I listened to her - I haven't been this excited about a book series since Harry Potter. They're brilliant.

Meghan said...

Really sad that people did not know the Titanic was "real".

Anna said...

Lovely weekend to you too! Thank you for that helpful post about etiquette rules.

Anna ~Moments of Libra

Lauren Knight said...

Yeah. The Titanic thing is depressing. How can people not know this part of our history? Yikes.

Love your links as always. Especially the "How to eat spinach" one. My favorite way is with eggs and parmesan cheese! I also add a bit of garlic.

Fancy Pants said...

Joanna, Did you notice the link at the bottom of that "world etiquette" post? "Twelve Elevators You Need to See To Believe??" I'm guessing you didn't click on that one:)

Katie Ann said...

About the vodka etiquette- I was coming home on a train from Canada last night, and an elderly man brought his wife a vodka drink with ice in it. She threw a fit and demanded he get her another drink without the ice. She still downed the first drink, but I was taken aback when she made such a big deal about the ice. I wonder if she was from Russia...?

Have a lovely weekend!
Katie

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

The movie The help was wonderful! So are the peonies! I always try to buy them during season as my weekend treat on Fridays...Life gets more beautiful with pink peonies:)

PoetessWug said...

Yep! I read it...and LOVED it! And I loved the movie too...but the book was even better than the movie in my opinion....Have a good weekend, Jo! :-)

christine said...

those flowers make me happy.




♥Christine
@ Scentsy

HiLLjO said...

I think your link about photogenic man just gave me my future son's name.

Happy Weekend.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i use the tan towel towelettes. they are awesome! as long as you exfoliate, you don't get that streaky look that you can get from a bottle.

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Danie at Pasadya said...

Omg, the ridiculously photogenic guy made me laugh out loud. My husband showed me the picture a few nights ago, but I didn't see the funny interview. I REALLY need to read The Help. Saw at at the movies, but I always hear the books are better.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Claire said...

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy is so funny. And wow...I can't believe all these people didn't know the Titanic is "real." Have you seen the post where they superimposed those tweets on pics of corgi dogs? http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/corgis-who-didnt-know-the-titanic-was-real

A friend of mine who works with teens said a couple of years ago, she made a Titanic movie reference to them and they just looked at her blankly...which I guess makes sense if most of them were only a couple of years old when it came out. But it makes me feel old!

Jacquelineand.... said...

As good as the movie of The Help was, the book is better...hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

krashby said...

Cracks me up to see someone you know to pop up all over the internet. Just like he said, at least it is positive!!

Jenny said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!

Freya Lily said...

I love those nails!! I think maybe a new trend coming along??

I've never read The Help but I watched it, thought it was great!!

And to those people who didn't know the Titanic was real...education FAIL!

Anonymous said...

..
here's a link to my friend's blog about the tanning pads

Anonymous said...

dum dum me!

http://punkahontas.blogspot.com/2012/04/glossed-and-found.html

The slow pace said...

I love your Friday posts!

bbuccudu said...

Parmiggiano on a pizza?Non ci posso credere! And people didn't know about the Titanic? I'm shocked, twice.

http://barbaracelona.wordpress.com/

Barbara said...

Parmiggiano on a pizza? Non ci posso credere! And people didn't know about the Titanic? I'm shocked, twice.

http://barbaracelona.wordpress.com/

prettibutterfly said...

piones!!!

Trina said...

Ooo, I love that you highlighted Amanda Ruggeri's article! Her blog, RevealedRome.com, is cool too (and if you're like me and basically dream of Rome, take a look at Katie Parla's blog as well at ParlaFood.com).

I also like Condé Nast Traveler's Etiquette 101 on the Mediterranean (the dek reads, "Your guide to NOT embarrassing yourself in Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Croatia"). The around-the-world differences in dining are really cool and fascinating...just one of those everyday details of culture that you might otherwise take for granted.

J. Beaudet said...

Have a great weekend! I'll be painting as usual...but I love it! Thanks for the links!
Jenniferxox

Bridget said...

I loved "The Help" and would highly recommend the audiobook. It has different voices for each of the narrators and it gives it another dimension that you don't really get reading the actual book.

Jenna said...

Ah, The Help. I loved that book. I have a funny way of reading a book with no intention of it ever becoming a movie and within a year - it does! This happened to me with The Help, The Hunger Games, The Time Travelers Wife, Atonement. It's really crazy!

Also, Titanic. Are you kidding me??? I can't believe people didn't know this was real.

Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the link about moments of happiness. It is so inspiring.

Votre Amie said...

Those peonies make me happy just looking at them!!! Lovely. Looking forward to the sunshine and warm weather this weekend! Will be spending as much time outside as I possibly can!

http://iloveublank.blogspot.com/

CamMi Pham said...

The flower is just so beautiful love it thanks for sharing
xo
@cammipham

The Cyclist's Wife said...

Wow. I can't believe people didn't know the Titanic was real! Or maybe I can believe it! But really? I mean, really??!!

themondaybirds said...

tanning pads do work, just depends on which you choose! "Tan Towels" are the best, hands down~

.aubrey c. said...

Beautiful peonies! Cant wait to check out these links!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Hey Joanna, happy weekend :)
Love The Help, it is such a good book! You'll finish it really quickly.
Is it safe to cycle around New York? Do you go on the roads? I live in London and it's a nightmare for cycling, lots of accidents all the time.
as always, love the blog x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous dress for a wedding! And I love Mark Bittman. Great round-up.

Anonymous said...

Fascinating food tips.

Hannah said...

These posts always make it feel like the weekend! Have a good weekend x

Beth said...

LOVE The Help! enjoy and have a great weekend!

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

LOVE the peonies! Reminds me of home... I live in Jersey City now, but my hometown in Ohio has a whole peony FESTIVAL every year! ...and yes, pageant, queen, parade, the whole deal.

Luna said...

Hahaha, I posted 'The Help' as my book of the month for March. And here I thought I was the LAST to read it.

That photo makes me want to fill the house up with blooms.

Notes from Holly St. said...

love that clip on the "ridiculously photogenic guy". hilarious!

p.s. have a great weekend!

lzab said...

I just finished The Help on Tuesday! My friend gave it to me for Easter and I just couldn't put it down. Now I'm looking for something new, but I really wish it didn't have to end!

{Liana} said...

Fun stuff! Have a lovely weekend, too! Seals at the CPZ sounds very neat:)

Prêt-à-Penser said...

I love the links!! :)
deff a MUST READ OF THE WEEK

xx
www.pretpenser.com
www.pretpenser.com
www.pretpenser.com

Antoinette said...

I love those tan pads! I got so many compliments the week I used one. I've tried a few of Dr. Gross' products and they all seem to work great!

Shabby Style said...

Love these flowers!!! And your very entertaining links! Thank you!

Greetings from Berlin

Steph said...

funny you should say you are the last person to read the help... I'm currently reading it now too, and really enjoying it. I saw the movie first, and upon the advice of friends who said the book was better, I finally decided to read it!

Anonymous said...

I adore this flowers, Thanks for an interesting post.

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Tessa Marie said...

I just finished 'The Help' this week, also! And felt like I was probably the very last person to read it, so I'm pleased to hear I'm not alone :) I watched the movie on Thursday, after finishing the book Monday, and it's definitely nowhere close to as wonderful as the book (the film versions never are when you fall in love with the book first). Hope you enjoy reading!

Sara Henderson said...

I really enjoy reading your blog.

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Sarah Crosby said...

Happy Weekend! Would love your opinion on my blog post below! Also maybe an idea for Motherhood Monday?

http://www.thecrosbyshowblog.com/2012/04/is-breast-really-always-best.html

P.s loved your Austin post. Maybe a little bias but dont ya just love Texas? ;)

Taylor said...

Joanna, the Help was awesome I really enjoyed it! do you have any book suggestions I would love to hear any books you've read lately that you thought were good!!
Have a great weekend!

Aude said...

I am reading "the help" too and I love it! I just have a few pages left and I'm actually sad I'am about to finish it...

Aude said...

I am reading "the help" too and I love it! I just have a few pages left and I'm actually sad I'am about to finish it...

Sara Grace said...

beautiful peonies!!

bluejellybeans said...

¡Hola Jo!
I just finished The Help last week and I liked it a lot. I loved the movie too. Today I just finished one by Cecelia Arnhem, The time of my life, I loved it too. Now I need a new one, any suggestion?
Happy week! :)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Ah, are you staying up all night? I couldn't put The Help down.

Samara said...

I'm reading the Help at the moment and loving it...it makes me want to go back to uni and study history again. So that might mean you're the second to last person to read it? ;-)

Samara

http://thesecretlifeofsamara.tumblr.com

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Anonymous said...

saw your boys in dean&deluca saturday morning., what an adorable family!

Anonymous said...

I did lovely weekend : )

Anonymous said...

Why are you the last person in the world likely to read The Help?

paige said...

Anonymous...I believe she meant that the book has been wildly popular and it seems as though everyone in the world but her has read it. I don't think she has the word "likely" in her statement. She's commenting on the fact that she is late in reading the book...not that she isn't likely to read it. That's just my interpretation!

Ladies Holiday said...

Haven't read the Help yet either...review when you do?

antique engagement rings said...

Is the book good? I really liked the movie!

Rachael said...

I LOVED The Help!!!! I read it 2 summers ago on vacation and couldn't put it down. I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't seen the movie yet! Glad you're enjoying it!

www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

Rachael said...

I LOVED The Help!!!! I read it 2 summers ago on vacation and couldn't put it down. I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't seen the movie yet! Glad you're enjoying it!

www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

Nicki said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the chain tape and how something so simple makes such a statement!

Hope you're having a lovely week!

http://hinicki.blogspot.com

helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face said...

I just read The Help a couple of weeks ago, the fastest I've ever read a book it was so great! Just getting into reading again after six years off it(!) and can currently recommend One Day, The Color Purple and Room (the latter two you might want to check what they're about first, emotional times). Just about to read The Book Thief and Never Let Me Go, both recommended by a fellow blogger. Hx
www.helenlimbrick.com

Enara Girl said...

Lovely post! The bouquet is very beautiful! Have a great weekend!
xoxo

Rosanne said...

Hi Joanna, thank you for my blog. It really brightens up my day! I love how your cheery, positive personality really shines through in your posts. :)

Rosanne said...

Oops, I meant *your* blog, of course!

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