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Friday, May 18, 2012

Have a lovely weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? Toby turns two on May 25th (here's a photo of him as a newborn!), but we've having his birthday party this weekend. It's an afternoon picnic with pizza, and strawberries on popsicle sticks. I'm excited, and he definitely knows something's up. Have a great one, and here are a few fun posts from around the web...

A nine-year-old writes a blog about school lunches.

Whoa. Now those are high-waisted pants.

Pinup style is back.

Biking to the supermarket!

Ice eggs for little dudes.

How common is your birthday? (Apparently people have more sex in the winter:)

Rad home makeover.

Just got this red colorblock bag for the summer.

This lion is part of the family.

How to photograph a newborn.

Moist chicken every time.

Salads for dinner.

Make your own colorblock flats.

A beautifully honest post about struggling with infertility.

And a bonus for all readers who need glasses or sunglasses: Get 20% off at Lookmatic. xoxo

(Photograph by Billy Kidd)

54 comments:

Anna said...

I will be studying all weekend for my exams. Oh, but it's just another couple of weeks and I'm done. Have a lovely weekend!

(btw. love that pinup style is back. Maybe that comes with the more natural and healthy body shapes of the 50's too.)

Mindy Day said...

Love the bags and the bike, would love to DIY my own but all the supermarkets now have those electronic brakes that prevent you from, ahem, borrowing them.

Have a great weekend too, and happy birthday to Toby :)

Bethany said...

OMG, so I looked up that LIFE spread about the lion. Did you know that was Melanie Griffith's family? I never knew that about her! Even freakier, at one point when Tippi Hedren, Griffith's mother, was directing 'Roar' in 1973, and the lions on that film set (not the lion in the LIFE photo spread) scalped - yes, SCALPED - Jan de Bont and injured Melanie and her father Noel Marshall. What on earth is with people trying to tame wild animals? So freaky!!

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

that home makeover was also featured on apartmenttherapy.com a while back... it looks like HEAVEN! i love all the lush greenery in the room with the intense colors and pops of white :D

Mindy Day said...

PS I am definitely still rocking that hair tutorial for the 2 plaits as one :D

tara said...

Happy birthday Toby!

My son's #1 is on the 27th...we are doing a low key picnic as well. Strawberries on popsicle sticks sounds fun. :)

Enjoy!

tt

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Aw Happy Birthday Toby ! You guys will have a wonderful weekend celebrating !!

& I am having a Stella & Dot necklace ($198) giveaway on my blog & would love for you to check it out :D

Jenni Austria Germany said...

that birthday chart is fascinating. i guess my birthday (9/30) isn't as special as i once thought...the whole last two weeks of september are blacked out!

Kate said...

I love playing "why is your birthday the day it is?" game. One time we guessed that a friends' parents probably went camping over Labor Day and found out later from his mom that that was totally what happened. That chart is utterly fascinating!

Happy early Birthday to Toby!

Katie said...

Hope you have a great party Toby! I am so excited about nine-year old's blog NeverSeconds! How great is that?!

Sage Crown Parker said...

happy weekend!!!
i'm loving the oscar sunglasses :)
xoxo

Supernegron said...

deserves a post: http://www.tagabikes.com/

Kate said...

Aw, it sounds like such a fun party for Toby! Happy weekend! x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Fancy Pants said...

Those photos with the lion are amazing!!

Sarah H. said...

Ha! Those pants are absurd! I can't even imagine my husband's reaction if I came home wearing those! :D
I love the lunch blog (what a clever kid!) and the birthday chart, although I have to say I'm surprised that more people are apparently making babies in the wintertime...I for one feel much sexier in the summer. (Sorry, is that TMI?)

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

love the color block flat tips, what a fun weekend project!

Anonymous said...

Seems like you phoned that one in.

Jenn said...

hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Leah Rife said...

I seriously look forward to Fridays just a little bit more because of your weekend posts. :)

Anonymous said...

Mine in November is very uncommon.

Apparently, people do NOT have as much sex in the deepest, darkest, coldest parts of the winter/early spring (which is still really winter in northern climes.)

Naomi said...

Hey! My baby girl turns one on may 25th! What a coincidence! And I remember reading your blog when you were pregnant. Who would have guessed that our babies would share a birthday!? Anyways, hope you have a wonderful weekend, xx

McKenzie said...

I will be studying, studying, studying, this weekend because it's one week until exams. That biking to the supermarket picture made me laugh, what a sensible idea! hahaha I hope you have a great weekend, and wish Toby a happy second birthday from me on the 25th!

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

Martie* said...

Toby and I share a birthday!!! :)
I turn 30 next Friday!

Happy Bday sweet Toby :)

xoxo Martie

A FANCY DAY said...

Yikes those pants are crazy haha! Happy Birthday party to Toby, strawberry Popsicle sticks sound awesome!

Melissa Blake said...

That lion -- wow!! A pizza birthday party sounds fun too. I think I had a Smurf party when I turned 2 or 3 -- being a child of the '80s, I supposed it was inevitable hahaha

Victoria said...

Friends over for homemade pizza this evening. Off to purchase a tent tomorrow, for a Memorial weekend camping trip in the planning, enjoying the sunshine hopefully. Have a good one.
Love the lunch blog - great idea from a young blogger.

LV said...

I will be attending events and trying to sneak in a little rest. Great tips listed. it sounds like you will definitely have a fun weekend!

policywonk said...

Happy Friday Joanna, and happy birthday Toby.

As for the 'salty' comment from Alison, pffft, don't get so uppity over a link. Joanna is great about crediting where credit is due, I'm sure no disrespect to you was intended!

meatballandsaltedcod said...

OMG I loved the little kid's blog about school dinners! And he seems to have become a bit of a superstar now haha!

Always look forward to your weekend round ups. Congratulations on this amazing blog.

Isabel

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Ha! I grew up on a farm and we used to freeze carrots, apples, etc., for cows and horses in a big brick of ice... never thought to do it for my kids. Awesome!

Sarah said...

Omg, those pants are too funny. So ridiculous! I love the home makeover. Gorgeous color (and I'm not generally a fan of blue.) And, those ice eggs are too cool. I'm going to have to try that with my kids this summer. They would have so much fun with that.

The lion in the family photo spread is just horrible though. Despicable. Wild animals deserve to be WILD ANIMALS! They are not, and should never be, pets. If they need to be in a sanctuary for some reason, they should still be treated as naturally as possible. They need space, nature, and freedom.

spearmint baby said...

EEEK, happy birthday TOBY! gosh, time flies! my guy, REXFORD just turned 2 as well:
http://www.spearmintbaby.com/2012/05/birthday-weekend/

xo, shari

Louise said...

Hi Joanna,

I just came by a new blog and I instantly thought of you;

www.susannekaluza.com

She's a Norwegian journalist who writes about everyday life with children in Scandinavia and much more. I'm not affiliated in any way, but I remembered your previous posts about scandinavian parenting and such, and just had to pop by and leave a comment!

Love your blog :)

Have a nice weekend!

Louise

Anonymous said...

ahaha more sex in winter... that's a good one! But actually, not every country in the world is cold at that time... I think you'd find the increase in births around September is due to the holiday season, not the temperature.

Anonymous said...

@ alison and divya... you don't own the image, so nobody has to credit you at all. Crazy talk!

Also, it appears on other blogs months before it appears on yours... have you given those blogs credit? Doubt it.

Anonymous said...

I saw one of those hybrid shopping cart bikes in park slope a couple years ago. Blew my mind! :)

Luna said...

In the Australian summer my Mother refused to use the oven. Instead we had cold salads + sandwiches. I'll have to check that book out for this coming summer.

PĂ©rola said...

Toby is so lovely! I'm in love with babies.
Kiss from Portugal

Brandie said...

I was just flipping through my latest issue of Whole Living - when I got to the last page I thought, "sounds like Joanna," and sure enough I glanced down further and it was you! What a beautiful photo!

Bethany Susan said...

The lion is so cute.. A bit scary, because I've watched too many of those shows where wild animals kept as pets turn on their owners. But a sweet set of images for sure!

And those are pants are a bit TOO high-waisted.. they make me giggle!

Also, I just have to let you know that as a long time reader whose mouse tends to wander the page as I'm browsing, the P&G Future Friendly ad on the right is pretty irritating. It blasts sound every time I accidentally roll my mouse over it and startles me!

Caroline said...

those LIFE lion photos are amazing! do you happen to know what issue/year those photos are from? I can't believe the picture of the lion sleeping in bed with the child...I'd be so scarred!

http://www.anabstractnoun.blogspot.com

Mrunmayee said...

I love your weekly links. That blog by a 9 year old is great! The birthdays are thicker in winters, I think it means people have more sex in summers :) (9 months before the birthdays(?)) I fall in the dense part :|

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday Toby! My daughter Charlotte turned 8 today, so this weekend she had a 'black & white' party. I can't believe it was eight years ago that my life changed forever, and that we are already past the 'fairy party' stage! Boo hoo!!
Loved your trapeze story-I think I would be too chicken to actually jump off! Good for you. xx

Korin said...

In all the time I've followed your blog, I somehow never realized that Toby and I share a birthday! While it's sure to be spent far differently than my 21st will be, I hope he has a great one :)

Caz said...

Thank you so much for sharing our Ice Eggs post, very glad to have discovered your gorgeous Blog. Happy Birthday to your little Toby!

sweetory said...

Happy Birthday Toby!!!! I'm sure the party was awesome.
Will definetely do ice eggs with my daughter, what a great idea for a hot summer day. This bike project is weird, I wouldn't go for it, but bithday chart seemed interesting. It appears I was born in the right season in summer :)

Anonymous said...

I once saw on TV that it's not that people have more sex in winter, but that women are more likely to conceive during colder times, so their babies are born during warmer times and are more likely to survive.

Sydney said...

Did you notice the category on the school lunch blog for pieces of hair in their lunch??? Oh my, how terribly disgusting...that's one thing that absolutely repulses me. I love your lists of various things. Very entertaining.

charly - juegos said...

son geniales tus articulos en este blog...los amo todos!!!!!!!!!!!!!sigue asi y exitos

Amielle said...

Loving the links for the biking, the home makeover and the colourblock flats. I've got a pair I've been wanting to do over since I've seen tutorials floating around recently.

unikorna said...

I am in love with your enchanted blog, your attention to every charming detail is adorable and very artful. I am definitely a fan :).

CarlaSue said...

cupofthanks...for the new glasses.

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Melbourne Kidson said...

Great pants and well worth having a party in. My kids have similar pants as well.
All the best

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