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Friday, April 27, 2012

Have a relaxing weekend.

My darlings, what are you up to this weekend? Alex and I just got back from Amsterdam, where we had an amazing time (I'm excited to share photos next week), although now that we're back, we've been smooching on Toby non-stop this morning. We missed him so much! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun posts, if you find yourself in a blog-reading mood...xoxo

Our friends in Austin took family portraits. Adorable!

Fascinating piece about marriage and sex.

Such a gorgeous haircut.

Alternative to flip flops.

Lion tattoo. Rawr!

Great round mirror.

Fourteen City Hall weddings.

This white cotton dress would be perfect for City Hall.

Make a taco box for new parents!

And these taco holders are a great idea.

Painted glass tumblers.

What an awesome neon clutch.

Have you seen this baby elephant on a beach?

Surprising safety tip: Don't go down slides with toddlers in your lap.

Domino Magazine's special issue is on newsstands now. Excited to nab one today! xo
(Top photo of the Green Tunnel, Castle Garden, United Kingdom)

67 comments:

Robyn said...

welcome back , welcome back! can't wait to see photos next week!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Ah welcome back !! Cannot wait to see pictures, I know they are going to be great!
And how neat is that braid, totally want that in my hair right now!

Wh. said...

Welcome back!!! :)
I just found this tumblr and thought you might like it, can't stop laughing out loud! http://tildastardust.tumblr.com/

Have a great weekend Joanna!!

vosges paris said...

you too a very relaxing weekend ;) we got queens day ahead... still with my head in Milan design week though ;)

Leigh said...

That is wild about the slides! Good to know.

JEREMYandCHELSEA said...

Oh, Fridays are my favorite on your blog!

Dancing Branflake said...

You have sucked me in yet again!

aly. said...

Wow, I had NO idea it was so common for toddlers to break legs on a slide like that. Thank you for sharing that link.

Alexia said...

My best friend is giving birth today (right now actually!!) I was just looking for recipes and deciding what I should bring over once they get home from the hospital. I love the taco box idea, and will be heading to a wine store down the street to get a crate once I leave work. Thanks for this ingenious idea!!

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Valerie Rodriguez said...

If you're looking at something to make you laugh this weekend, Jake has some clever and cheeky captions on his pinterest page.

http://pinterest.com/jakekilroy/home-is-where-the-art-is/

I had a few good giggles with my morning coffee.

Anonymous said...

Since we just got back from 8 days in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, I am especially interested in seeing your photos! I'm always more interested in photos of a place AFTER I have been there. Then I can say, "hey, I saw that! I was there!"

I had a City Hall wedding, and am very happy about that. We got married at City Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts... low key, just family. I wore a white dress (but not a wedding dress) from Saks Fifth Avenue. This was actually a compromise since I originally didn't even want anyone else there... honestly while most women seem to be obsessed with the wedding and not even look past it to the marriage itself, I viewed the wedding as an uncomfortable obstacle. I really just wanted to get it out of the way! It had the added benefit of saving a ton of money which we spent on a fabulous two-week honeymoon in Australia.

Giulia said...

Welcome back! The slides - yes, that's why play structures indicate what ages should be using the structure - also, letting your child swing between parents arms - can lead to damaged ligaments and breaks at shoulders.

sip-n-wear said...

How do you find such great blogs?? I love the taco box idea and the 'new do' blog is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jennifer said...

The safety warning is definitely appropriate. I went down a twisty slide with my son (at a playground near Riverhouse - I think you know the neighborhood :-))and his shoe got caught just as was described in the article. I was shaken up when we got to the bottom because I knew something happened and he started crying.... I watched carefully how he walked and thank goodness he was fine, but never again!

bussbuss said...

Baby elephant frolicking in the waves! So, so sweet.

I've always wanted a pet elephant. The hubby doesn't think it too practical, living in an apartment and all.

KTPin said...

Great Friday links as usual!

Though I was a bit disappointed in the author of the article on marriage and sex for adopting a slightly hostile and disparaging tone towards single people - I'm thinking of the sense of competition implied in her use of the phrase "thankyouverymuch," and of the unkind sentiment in the final sentence of the article. We should all do what we can to bridge the gap in perspective between single people and partnered people, not widen it! Just some food for thought :)

nicole said...

Oh my goodness, your friends' twins are the CUTEST. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend! xo.

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Right when you said "neon clutch" I was guessing Clare Vivier! Can't wait to see the Amsterdam pics!

http://www.designers-artists.com

Danny said...

The slide warning is so important....it happened to us when Piper was 18 months, she didn't break her leg but she could not walk for about two weeks.....it was horrible.

Boo hoo.

Love the elephants....;)

.aubrey c. said...

yes lets do fishtail and go walk through those garden tunnels how cool!

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Queen Bee of Beverly Hills said...

I love a fishtail braid!

Sally said...

Joanna! That slideshow of City Hall weddings was beautiful. Just beautiful. I love the romance of a City Hall elopment.

The slow pace said...

Welcome back! I'm so looking forward to your pics and tips about Amsterdam! We're planning a weekend trip in May and I'm sure your post is going to be helpful! :-)

amy said...

where is that fish tail pic from?!? Amazing!

Maria Camila said...

this is so beautiful

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tatum said...

Hello, darling, yourself! Today is my and my hubby's 10 year wedding anniversary and we are leaving tonight for Paris to celebrate - without our little one! I am so excited out of my mind, and so sad all at once because I'll miss my little munchkin so much. Ahh! It's nice to hear you go on trips without Toby and gives me courage to do the same. I know it's important for our marriage. Anyways, I love my husband so much and am so excited for the most romantic trip ever!!! That's what we're up to! Can't wait to check in when we get back and hear all about your trip.

jessd6 said...

Oh dear, I didn't realize it was that common for toddlers to break their legs on slides! My little sister broke hers at 16 months old, sitting on my lap (I was 9). I felt so awful! Poor kid had a cast from tush to toe, bent knee and all, but after a day or two acted like it was nothing, climbing all over everything again.

Maiz Connolly said...

I've loved those convex mirrors ever since I went on a tour of Monticello and heard that Mrs. Jefferson used hers to discreetly check on all of the guests at her parties... what a great way to scan the room without anyone noticing!

Lindsey Arotin said...

Love the city hall weddings! I shot my sister's Tulsa, OK city hall wedding this year. It was sooooooo darling! You can see it here : http://lindseyarotin.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-sisters-wedding-mr-mrs-pride.html

Xoxo,
Lindsey

lcb said...

Yikes, when I was a kid, I knew a toddler who broke their arm on the slide at The Children's Place. (Remember that store?! I had their leggings in every color). Has anyone gotten the new Domino yet? Worth it? I'm half tempted to run out to the bookstore tonight.

Lena said...

I am so grabbing the Domino issue today!! Thanks for reminding us!

Stephanie said...

Welcome home Jo. Isn't it the best feeling to get back to your baby? It's amazing how much you miss the feel of them! xx

Joanna Goddard said...

omg, WH, that tumblr is perfect. i'm laughing out loud:) thank you for these really sweet comments!! xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

alexia, congratulations to your friend!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

tatum, happy anniversary!!! have a wonderful trip!!! and thank you also to those who commented about the slide article--who would have thought? i have gone down slides with toby in my lap so many times. really good to know xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

KTPin, i reread the article and definitely see what you mean! good point. thank you for mentioning it. my mom actually did some grad school work at the University of Virginia with Bella DePaulo who writes a LOT about being single and the discrimination singles have to fight against in society. it's fascinating and eye-opening. xo

Joanna Goddard said...

stephanie, you are so right!!! i went right into his room (at 1am when we got home) and scooped him up into my arms and said, "Toby, it's mama, i love you so much," and he was still fast asleep the whole time, but my heart swelled just feeling his warm forehead and the weight of a little head on my shoulder. xoxo

Joanna Goddard said...

Maiz Connolly, that's fascinating! these comments are so good tonight, haha! :)

Eliza Jane said...

As always, great posts. Thank you. :)

figwittage said...

hope you had a lovely time! can't wait to see the photos! & i was psyched to see Domino too! xx

RobynC said...

I love Amsterdam, the canal's and architecture are so beautiful I can't wait to go back!
http://knownitwasyou.blogspot.com/2012/04/brothers.html

Pink Ronnie said...

That was an awesome article about marriage and sex. Very insightful.
Ronnie xo

jamie said...

i'm obsessed with the city hall weddings feature! i don't even have a boyfriend, but eloping has always seemed so romantic to me!

Ana said...

Great hairstyle :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!

I saw a hedge arbor like the one in the photo on Create channel "Travel with Kids." I thought it's in Costa Rica or the Macchu Pichu trip. Great show

shinta hawa thandari said...

i love the green tunnel! :o

love,
shintahawa
http://lovevolve-project.blogspot.com/

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

Welcome back from Europe! Love that green image!

Caroline said...

such cute links! have a good weekend!

http://www.anabstractnoun.blogspot.com/

Gabriele said...

Joanna, look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZboX3qZRLg :>>

Melanie said...

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roberta said...

How cute is the elephant!
Have a great weekend

Melissa Blake said...

Glad you had a good time! :)

I love that baby elephant...he's too cute!

He and She said...

That baby elephant on the beach really made me smile, and what a great idea for the taco box for new parents. I love putting together hampers for birthdays but never thought about it for new parents. Brilliant!

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

C x

bailey helton said...

yay weekend! we are having our own City Hall wedding next weekend! thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

its true!
My 18 month old son was riding down the slide on my lap and his foot got caught under my leg. he couldnt walk when we got off and my heart sank! he had a fracturued tibia. he had the cast for a bout a month and it didnt worry him at all, he was walking around on it by the end. his mama however is still quite traumatised.

Anonymous said...

its true!
My 18 month old son was riding down the slide on my lap and his foot got caught under my leg. he couldnt walk when we got off and my heart sank! he had a fracturued tibia. he had the cast for a bout a month and it didnt worry him at all, he was walking around on it by the end. his mama however is still quite traumatised.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

Glad u are back and excited to see the new photos of your trip! These weekends seem to go pretty darn fast! Enjoy your week!!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

wow that first pic is utterly cool x

Irene said...

Nice blog!!!!

http://sweetcherryblogger.blogspot.com/

Rachel said...

I have that neon Clare Vivier clutch and I love it!

Linz & Holl said...

loooooove this braid. wish my hair wasn't so thick!

http://mygrandpascloset.com

Theresa B. said...

I got the Domino a week ago and I love it! So exciting!

Theresa

Jess{BecauseImTwentySomething} said...

Oh what a gorgeous fishtail! I'll be trying that out :)

Xean said...

beautiful fishtail hair style! I love it!

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Anonymous said...

Domino magazine is back???????

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