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Friday, May 11, 2012

Have a cool weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are taking a trapeze class! We decided to sign up weeks ago (after a bottle of wine, obv) and now we're terrified. Wish us luck! We'll report back next week. Hope you have a wonderful weekend (and a great Mother's Day), and here are a few great posts from around the web...

A song to kick off your weekend.

Four veggie breakfasts.

Beautiful girls in New York.

Baby kitten.

Avocado grilled cheese. Yes, please.

Do or Don't: This swimsuit.

Swapping heads in photos!

This made me laugh out loud. And this. And this.

Which fruits and vegetables to choose organic.

Yellow stripes for the sun.

How to say goodbye to a kid.

Sweet ruffles.

15 secrets to a happy marriage.

Alex wrote this article about old dudes getting back into skateboarding. (Hey, I'm married to one!)

LOVE this New Yorker cover. Bravo, Obama.

And, finally, I'm so glad you liked our mermaid tail braid!!! Here are four pretty readers wearing it this week:
* Elyse
* Ashley
* Kendall
* Britty

Have a good one, everybody. xoxo

(Photo of Janet and Michael Jackson)

80 comments:

American Mom in Bordeaux said...

Enjoy the trapeze class...my daughter takes a circus class here in France..it does look fun!

Tinacious Me said...

cool links for mermaid braids!
Tina @ ww.Tinacious.Me

Maud said...

Joanna - I ran into you at Whole Foods yesterday and told you how much I love you blog... sorry for being such a nerd!

PS- Toby is the cutest!

Anna said...

Need to try out those mermaid braids. Have a wonderful weekend, Joanna - and the same to everyone else :)

Jenni Austria Germany said...

a trapeze class??! oh my word. i would die! my fear of heights would get the best of me for sure.

hope you take photos!

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

I look forward to these every Friday and your blogs everyday it cheers me up after a horrible day at work. I am a huge fan.

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

Oh and I love this weeks picture as always!

Elizabeth said...

I took the NYTS trapeze class a few weeks ago! It was amazing and so fun! You will love it because you were a dancer- It feels really good to be instructed and perform with your body again. That sounds very weird, but you'll understand after you do it! It's something we rarely get to do anymore as adults. Enjoy!!

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

we're going to CLEVELAND! leaving tonight from NYC and still at work. LONG night ahead of us... the price we pay to see our families while living in the big city!

cheers.

Meredith said...

Trapeze is great! I've done TSNY classes in DC. Just LISTEN to them and try to relax as much as you can--they call out to you exactly when you need to do things. I got so scared the first few times that I would totally ignore them! But if you try to focus on their voices, it's so much easier. And they have a good grip on you--you won't fall.

(Two tips: 1) when they are putting the harness around you they tell you to suck in--but don't suck in too much! Mine was way too tight the first class and I had bruises on my ribs! 2) wear PANTS (you want them to cover your calves)--and preferably a slightly lighter color since you get chalk all over them)

Trina said...

Haha, have a great time on the trapeze! Some friends and I got together and did that for my 30th birthday in S.F.

Elise said...

trapeze class?? whaa? Amazing!

Elise
ourdearestfamily.blogspot.com

Lindsay @ Darling Clementine said...

Happy Weekend to you!

Ok, no on the swimsuit. dog is darling, but not under the boobs. ha.

Loved the cat on the bed, hilarious!!! totally!

Xx

ps Happy Mamas Day! Xx

glenda said...

Brave! Good luck!
Happy Mother's Day!!

Heba said...

enjoy ur weekend :)

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Lindsey Arotin said...

Happy Mother's Day! I have been interested in taking a trapeze class in Santa Monica for quite some time! I can't wait to hear about y'alls experience!

Happy weekend!

Lindsey
http://lindseyarotin.blogspot.com/

Britty said...

Hey! That's me! Thanks for sharing my messy braids and for the lovely tutorial! Have fun in your class this weekend.

Sara said...

That swimsuit! Ohmyword! That's a don't for me. BIG don't.

Happy Mother's Day!

Katrina said...

That's so great that you're taking the trapeze class! I did one a year and half ago and loved it. Here's my blog post about it if you're wondering what to expect (http://katrina-lavoyageuse.blogspot.com/2011/01/she-floats-through-air-with-greatest-of.html). You won't be able to lift your arms above your head for at least a week, but you'll be glad you did it!

Casey said...

On the swimsuit, total Don't! Reminds me of this: http://heavybrowsing.com/2011/08/26/we-are-handsome-owl-swimsuit/

AVY said...

That's a very cute picture, they look so innocent.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Victoria said...

I got a gift certificate for their trapeze classes for Christmas and now I'm a bit terrified! Ha! Please tell us how it goes! Have so much fun and Happy Mother's Day!!

nicole said...

Love the marriage tips. I'm a pro at #13. HA!


p.s. Happy Mother's Day! & congrats on the Refinery29 feature! xo.

Prippy Handbook said...

LOVE the 15 things for a happy marriage! As a newlywed, these are all amazing points to think about and work on in the coming years.

And re the swimsuit... bow wow.

Anonymous said...

I really, really love your round-ups. They are the highlight of my week. This one was especially good. I LOVED the fifteen secrets to a happy marriage and the readers wit mermaid tail braids. Have a great weekend. So interested to hear about the trapeze class.

Sarah said...

Have fun! I'm way too chicken to try that! Love the reader braids. Especially the first with gorgeous dark hair. And, um, Nonononono for the bathing suit! NO! :)

Lisamarie said...

I absolutely loved the article on the secrets to a happy marriage! I think having a "husband pact" with your friends is key! =)

Lana said...

Trapeze is so much fun! Never been to NYTS...took a couple of classes at Streb in Williamsburg, which I highly recommend. Also, made that grilled cheese last night (subbing whole foods basil pesto for the homemade version) and it was AMAZING.

dawn said...

the trapeze class sounds memorable!! i'd love to try that. i also enjoyed the '15 ways to stay married' article; that'd be a good one to revist now + then. cheers :)

Karenina said...

Darn! Knew I should have taken a photo of my 'maid tale. I rocked it, if I do say so myself. ;-) Thanks for posting the inspiration!

Roberta said...

Have a Cool weekend you too!
http://robertascoolestplaces.blogspot.com.es/

Anonymous said...

The article about the 'old dudes' skating: I say, kudos...skate on! As a cali girl growing up in the 80-90's, these guys have earned their badge :)

Jay said...

Trapeze class? That is too funny!

I imagine the looks on people's faces, "What are you up to this weekend?" "Nothing much, trapeze class on Saturday, that's about it!"

Can't wait to read about it! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute pic!

megan said...

My son turns 3 on Tuesday so we are celebrating with a party on Saturday at his favorite indoor playground!! On the day of his birthday we are heading to Disneyland!!! Have a fantastic weekend!! Happy Mother's day!!!

McKenzie said...

What a timeless photo of Michael and Janet Jackson! I really miss him so much. Thank you for the links!

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

sarathira sukiman said...

Eeeek wouldnt have thought of trapeze class in a million yearssss. Can't wait to see how it went down! Have a good weekend joanna! :)

Sarah C. said...

eek- that ruffle dress. really? Looks like something my mother would have put on me when I was 5 years old, in 1980! ooh- no!

Love the braids and have a fabulous time swinging on the trapeze! You are braver than me, that's for sure.

michelle said...

My husband (age 34) just got back into skating again, ha!

Norbyah said...

i love the aging skateboarder article. my hubby is a 15 year old trapped in a 38 year old's body....he'll love this article!
xo
n

R~ said...

I love and appreciate your friday links. Truly- thank you for the smiles and I turn to #whatshouldwecallme daily for a laugh- holy smokes, heeee-larious!

The NY Cover made my heart happy- thank you for posting that, I may have never have seen it otherwise.

Make it a good weekend!
Bekah~

LV said...

Trapeze class sounds freakin amazing! Have a great mothers day weekend!

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

hello, Friday said...

Have a good weekend!

Don't miss the last chance to enter for Shopbop / Net-A-Porter gift card giveaway. xoxo
http://www.hellohellofriday.com/2012/05/giveaway.html

Trina said...

P.S. Eh, I think swimsuit's a no.

ashley in wonderland said...

Wow joanna, you're really making my week! Thanks for the link to my braid :) have a great time and happy mothers day!

www.writingrainbows.blogspot.com

Joanne Cox said...

i love that you're sharing music! please share more often(:

Kim Grey said...

Aaaw, the kitten mama hug is adorable! And the article on how to stay married is a great honest piece of writing.

Thank you so much for sharing these links. Have fun at the trapeze class!

sweet harvest moon said...

Have fun!

The slow pace said...

Trapeze! Wow! I would be scare too!

Love that yellow stripe hat and that giff about hanging out with your mother! Jurjurjur! It's so true!

We're staying at home this weekend. After 4 weekends working we deserve it!

:-)

Jenna said...

I LOVE Alex's article. So funny and interesting. Thank you for sharing. He is a fantastic writer and I always enjoy when you post his pieces.

AlinaH_RD said...

Thank you for this very cute pic! :)

Anonymous said...

The trapeze class sounds exciting and scarey - although I am sure they have all kinds of safety harnesses. Have fun!

Sarah Kathie said...

Miss Joanna,

I've been reading your blog for years and moved to NYC from Texas just the other day! Yesterday, while driving through the city for the first time there you were juuust gliding past my car on your bike! Wanted to say you looked like sunshine! And thank you for making my first big move away from home that much more memorable :) Now all those years of frequenting your blog will surely come in handy as I settle into town. THANK YOU! Keep on writing.

Love and blessings,

Sarah Kathie Tran

Kelly Allan said...

New reader here. Love the blog. Funny. I thought we had a busy weekend with a carnival. I think you win!

Luna said...

You had some excellent picks there Jo. The beautiful girls, dancing birds and 15 secrets were my laugh out loud moments. Thank you.

Lisa Comrie Gibson said...

Your "have a good weekend" posts are so fantastic and uplifting!! I love your outlook on life...you get it.

Ashley said...

What fantastic links. Your posts are always a great way to start off the weekend.

Monique said...

Great links. I really love those goodbyes. Great pic choice too Janet is as cute as a button and Michael's fro is my hairspiration!

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Susan of Bedside Table Books said...

"God Help the Girl" led to some serious kitchen dancing last night! Thanks for the introduction ... and for the inspiration to dance.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tisha Green said...

A trapeze class? Wow, you have guts! What a great way for you and your hubby to bond! P.S. The pic is adorable too. Have fun on your adventure! Be sure to report back =)

Laura said...

Beautiful kitties! I like this picture that makes me smile! http://pinterest.com/pin/105060603777311082/

Lau
fallinlove.com.ar

Jocy said...

Trapeze!

We're going away for the weekend to an organic pepper farm in the countryside. It will be good to drink up all the green hills.

tara polly said...

amazing, can't wait to read about your trapeze class experience!
xo. blog.tarapolly.com

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

Haha I was in NY last week and saw this NY trapeze school, and wondered...who does that?:) I would be terrified as well!

Sage Crown Parker said...

love the marriage advice, so true!
hope all have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Kauri Ballard said...

I love that you have been posting Friday songs recently. All great choices. I think you might like this song by the Lumineers called "Ho Hey" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJN-rzytlYI&feature=related

Robyn said...

how funny-a trapeez class! great tune for the weekend jo!x

Robyn said...

ps-swimsuit is a noooooooo

gabrilea said...

Do or Don't: This swimsuit.- Don't. Eyes are going down, and there is nothing good about the photo print. :) On the top it is ok...

Bit blushing, G

Samantha said...

Trapeze is awesome! I tried it in a beach resort once, here in Dominican Republic. At first, before you jump, it's veeery nerve racking, but once you jump it's super fun. It's not as hard as it looks, and you don't have to be super flexible to try it, the instructor will tell you the right time to do every move. After I tried it, I did it like 5 more times, it's that fun!

Crispin Korschen said...

Thank you for your Huffington Post links.....I haven't read this paper.......but have decided I need to start after reading some of the links you've posted........hope you had a great weekend......I always enjoy your Friday roundup

Alissa said...

Uh, I say no on that swimsuit but maybe because it frightens me a little.

And that marriage list is the best I have ever read. I love that “Go to bed mad.” is the number one. That took me forever to learn but it is SO DARN TRUE.

Isabelle said...

Regarding the swinsuit : definitively absolutly don't !

Caroline said...

I like the swimsuit but I think it takes a daring individual to wear it! Have fun trapezin' this weekend!!

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

Yeah! said...
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Yeah! said...

I think that swimsuit is absolutely hilarious! It's a DO!

http://covertboutique.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

That swimsuit is TOO funny. If they made one with a cat on it that wasn't $300 I would totally get it as a joke.

Violet Boutique said...

Oh my gosh! I've seen that bathing suit before and I would totally buy it because my dog Beatrice looks just like that! See pics here: http://violetboutique.ca/category/beatrice/

Just not sure about the price tag for such a novelty item. But It would be pretty darn cute! xox

Alana Bell said...

Woah! That swimsuit is a total N.O. I love dogs (even had a Golden), but the only thing worse than the price tag is the shot from behind. Is it me or does it look like she didn't have time to get a wax?

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