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Friday, August 10, 2012

Have a lovely weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? I rarely go to dinner with a bunch of women (do you?), but this Sunday, we're having a girl's dinner at an Italian restaurant, and I'm really excited. Feels like college again! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?

Brilliant app for new moms.

What a flashback!

Pillow talk with your child.

Oooh, a Roald Dahl cookbook.

Flawless gymnastics.

Beaches from above. (Can you guess where they are?)

Beautiful advice.

Coney Island, back in the day.

What a gorgeous wedding dress.

Olympians, then and now.

Paint pen = smart idea.

Three posts you may have missed:
* Laughter yoga.
* Beer cravings.
* Are you too busy?

(Photo of Helima and Chet Baker)

66 comments:

stefanie hurtado said...

this weekend i'm enjoying live music in sandpoint, idaho, flying back to ohio to pack, and then going to the virgin islands for a week! there will be surely girl's dinners involved! :)

Rach said...

I tried on that wedding dress! It's so beautiful - the fabric was like nothing else I've seen. I ended up going with a different Reem Acra dress but plan to peer pressure all my girlfriends to try on that one when they get engaged!

Sage Crown Parker said...

oh, a girls dinner sounds kind of nice, i can't remember the last time i did that either. tonight we're trying a new sushi restaurant with friends on st john, i'm excited!!!

happy weekend!!!

ps i love that wedding dress ;)

Gina said...

I love dinner with girlfriends. I met a lovely group of women through yoga when I moved to Seattle.

I have an exciting weekend planned with my bf. We are driving to the Olympic Peninsula early tomorrow to hike and explore the tide pools on the Pacific coast. We're staying one night in a cute B&B with a jacuzzi tub in our room, I can't wait! I'll be referring back to your post on what to wear for this occasion...perhaps a lace cami and cute boyshorts:)

alissa b said...

love the links at the bottom!

alissa b
http://alissab.us

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are going to make sushi this weekend. That advice is truly beautiful.

Jane London said...

Plan to drive to MA for a concert this weekend!! possible beach picnic!!! Can't wait!!

nice weekend!
xoxo

teabeyond.blogspot.com

Nisha said...

It's fun to go for "girl's only" movie outing, dinner, clubbing, night out ... i wish i had more such opportunities after marriage!

The beach volleyball post was hilarious. Olympians, then & now, post is very good - they must be happy they're featured again after all these years (while most are forgotten).

Have a great weekend, you too!

Nisha

@ Spusht

Sarah said...

Peach Festival at the church across the street...gotta love island life!

Nothing beat a dinner with women. I always leave refreshed and feeling less crazy. Sunday night will make your weekend feel extra long!!!

Sarah @ Two Blue Lemons

Diana Mieczan said...
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Diana Mieczan said...

Sounds like you will have a fantastic weekend:) I read about this cookbook recently and I really want to get it now. Plus, Roald Dahl is so witty. Happy Friday Joanna:) xo

Claire said...

Love the idea of the Roald Dahl cookbook. Have you ever seen/ used the book of Revolting Recipes?! It's a fabulous book of recipes of food from his books! I made "Stick Jaw for Talkative Parents" with my first graders and it was a hoot!

Also, I go to dinner with a whole group of women all the time. I guess that's what being single tends to look like!

Nekes said...

I do dinner with girlfriends very often and love it. Last nights dinner convo consisted of Brazilian waxing advice, relationship talks, and wedding planning. I love having space to talk about the silly, girly stuff in life.

Loulou said...

I just had dinner with some girlfriends on Tuesday night and it was delightful! I can't say I do so often but when I do I always enjoy it and wonder why I don't.

Have a good time!
Loulou

Miyan said...

fun links! i have a big bunch of girlfriends, so dinners with girls only is regular for me. have fun!!

my hubby and i just got home from the beach in haifa, weve made going to the beach a weekend thing this summer, which i love! tonight we are cooking a shabbat dinner together and tomorrow studying.

Miyan
www.miyanbenita.com

Michelle said...

I love your Friday posts - they're the best!

Great photo of Chet Baker...love him!

Anonymous said...

more original content, please ;)

Allison said...

I love the photos of the beaches! So cool.

BTW - you've inspired me to start my own little list of weekend links. It's fun to have a place to share all the random things I read during the week.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

So many great links! The wedding dress is gorgeous. It would be great for a destination wedding. I've been loving the olympics; they're so inspirational! Have a great weekend and enjoy your girls night out!

Sara said...

COOL beach photos! I want one on my wall!

wonderchris said...

That paint pen is awesome!!!

All the links were great. Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

If that paint pen works, it is genius! I'm not totally convinced that it would, though, especially after being used once and then recapped. I like the idea for easy touch-ups without opening the whole can... but I don't buy "I forgot which can was which." There is an easy solution for that (which is done by most purveyors of paint....) The paint monger (I just made up that term) usually sticks his/her finger in the newly mixed can and then dabs it on a label on top of the can. The label also includes the name and number of the paint. Then, you always know what color is what. Some places they also give you another label with paint dab to take home and store so you have an even better record.

Ahh, Toby in the beer garden. Cute! Clever comment, too. :-) I didn't read the comments to that post, but I do question the wisdom of taking a baby to a beer garden. I'm not a militant non-parent who expects no children anywhere, but I would expect a beer hall to be a no-children zone. I'm just thinking of the poor people subjected to his temper tantrum.

paige said...

dinner with girlfriends is food for the soul! its so important (in my eyes at least) to have fun times away from husband and baby. It makes you a better wife and mother! enjoy your dinner! xo

jennyg said...

Flying home from Paris...we've been here for 3 weeks and are very home sick but have loved every minute...well almost despite a little complaining of too many museums...oh well...Dinner with girls feeds the soul and I have missedyou girls these past 5 weeks away!
Au revoir and thanks for your blog it has fed my soul in many ways!!!

Anonymous said...

For my junior prom last spring, I had that wedding dress made for me by a friends, but in a mint green. We went to the store and I tried it on, and in the dressing room, we took a bunch of sneaky pictures and measurements! I don't think I'll ever love a dress as much as that one!

-Kat Campagna

Fenke said...

love the olympic photographs - and especially the discussion in the comments!

lipoooo said...

stunning photos and really good blog! Plus for you.. Have a nice day, lady :)

~lipoo

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

I love a good girls dinner but don't go that often anymore either. My hubby and I put a contract on a new condo at the beach this week so our inspection is this evening, tomorrow is our niece's 1st birthday party, and sunday we leave for our family vacation to nags head, nc. Can't wait for the weekend to start!!!

Eleise Hinton said...

Wow I really liked the olympian pictures. When I saw the swimmer I was curious to see their times. I could've won gold at the 1952 olympics for 100m swim. We've really come a long way since then.

Olga said...

Joanna, thank you so much for posting the link to the "Dream, believe, do". It's so encouraging to me. You know what else? I remind myself of the advice that you posted about a while ago also: "You can create the life that you want."

I love my career, but sometimes I feel bad about loving my life outside of work. You remind me that it's OK and important to love home.

Thank you for being you and thanks for posting about beautiful advice.

The Meaning of Me said...

Just had a girls' night out last night...even got yelled at by my Mom for staying out too late. That was surreal...

bestof2sisters.com said...

Awesome weekend links as always. How good are the beach photos from above, they're so fun! I'd love one as a print in our house, but would love even more if I knew the beach;-)

acp said...

I do a moms night out with friends once a month! It's fun and I really enjoy it!

Bethy said...
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Bethy said...

a wonderful lady i babysit for has a new app out this week of one of her children's books! leah and the owl http://itunes.apple.com/app/leah-the-owl/id546157168?mt=8 was also voiced over by the amazing 4 year old that i get to watch for her!

Winny Vettorato-van Zuylen said...

Love that picture of Chet Baker!

Vicki ShoppeGirls said...

Enjoy your dinner. Hope you have loads of girls fun.
Vicki
www.shoppegirls.blogspot.com

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, haha, anonymous, the beer hall is SO noisy, toby's crying (which lasted less than a minute) wasn't a problem at all. and funnily enough, it's SUPER family friendly. we would never take toby to a dive bar or swanky cocktail place, etc, but this beer garden is full of families eating sausages and fries during the day, and the parents share pitchers of beer, and the kids run around and it's super fun. just like in germany, i would imagine! it's in williamsburg, if anyone wants to check it out:)

Joanna Goddard said...

rach, that's so cool to hear about the dress! i actually went to reem acra when i was first engaged, but i didn't try anything on (they were over my budget and i didn't want to fall in love with anything:). but everything was sooooooo beautiful.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! Oregon Trail!!!!! Second Grade!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Joanna, this is probably the best round-up yet.

1-2Punch said...

Hey Jo as always another great and entertaining weekend post. I ran across something very funny. And because I believe we have similar sense of humor I am sending along to you..Go to youtube and find Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson, stanky breath girls, sorry do not have the url

Lebenslustiger.com said...

Love the links - thanks so much!

Sarah said...

gorgeous dress. I love the romantic cap sleeves. That note app is fun too, but I'd say its a no-no for thank you notes. Its such a cute idea for a quick note, a "nice to see you", or a casual, "thanks for coming over" note. But, if you receive a real gift, the right thing to do is to write a note by hand. I've had children, I understand the sleep-deprivation and emotional and physical exhaustion, but really its not that difficult to write a quick thank you note. Failing to write thank you notes really irks me. Its really just rude, plain and simple.

Lisa S said...

I was excited to see the link to Olympians then and now. But I was sad that the author only included the '48 Olympics. I realize that he was sharing the last London Games...but it would have been fun to see a picture of my father in law who won a silver in the '52 games in swimming. He and the Gold medal winner have been friends ever since

Heidi said...

I think it's wonderful that you are going out with a bunch of girlfriends! I am the only married woman and mother amongst a group of girls that I get together with 2 or 3 times a year. Some of these women I've known my whole life. I often reflect on our diverse group, some are single, some are gay, some are in and out of relationships and I am the only one who has remained in a constant partnership and with children. My girls adore these girls, they are like surrogate aunties to them. And they refer to them as aunties too. Enjoy ours your night out!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

That app is genius! Wish I would have had that a year ago when I had my son :) and a Roald Dahl Cookbook....amazing! :)

Sunkissed sisters said...

The beach pictures are very cool!

Xx the Sunkissed Sisters

www.etsy.com/shop/sunkissedsisters

Ashlie said...

I am graduating from OSU this weekend! Whoo hoo!

Crystal said...

Red Stamp is a genius app for EVERYONE, not juts new moms! I love it. It's so wonderful to be able to instantly deliver a beautifully designed customized card to someone's phone with just a couple of clicks. Just Friday I sent one to a co-worker who is undergoing a ton of drama while trying to sell their house and build a new one. She thanked me right away and then later in the day sent me another message thanking me again and telling me she'll be looking at it contantly for a pick-me-up until everything gets resolved. I told her the next one I send her will be congratulations on selling the house!

Mimoza said...

resting&cooking :)

Rue Le Chat said...

I love that photo.

Ladies Holiday said...

Ahhh, dinner out with your best gal pals...that is one of the sweet joys of life. Hope you are having a great weekend! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog, so much so that I've given you a shout out on my blog today: you've been nominated for the Sunshine Award! http://www.ladiesholiday.com/2012/08/the-sunshine-award.html
There is no obligation to participate, just wanted to let you know...we think you rock!
xo,
Tamar and the Ladies

Kimmie Ro said...

You find the coolest things online! So interesting and random.

themodestthrifter.blogspot.com

jackie said...

hi! i'm from grand rapids, michigan and just love reading your blog! it's my 22nd birthday this weekend and i’m traveling to NYC for the first time (!!) any cool restaurants/thrift stores/museums/street fairs/concerts that i must see?

Crystle said...

Thanks for the Oregon Trail flashback. Funny note: I'm from Oregon and never realized that kids all over the country also played Oregon Trail in school until YEARS later :0

diätplan said...

very good post

Anonymous said...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe + Out door drinking + hair getting done = death at some point. The only time to be in this city!!

özlem said...

what a nice pic:)

Anonymous said...

That dress is WOW. I've been pining after it for years - I even have pictures of it saved on my computer. No man yet, but I know that's what my dress would look like. Priorities are in check!

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My fav's are your black and white photos!

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Vanessa said...

Thanks for the tip about the red app. Very excited about this!

marketa anna medas said...

great picture ! love the way you post:)

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