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Friday, March 08, 2013

Have a great weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? New York has been snowy and grey this week. (This song is on my mind.) But the good news is that daylight savings is this Sunday, March 10th. We can make it! Also, thanks for being so sweet about the new baby. It’s such a pleasure to share everything with you. Hope you have a great weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web...

I had lunch this week with Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. She's just as awesome in person!

A woman woke up in the hospital with short-term memory loss. Her best friend wrote this letter to help her out.

Spite houses are bizarre!

Blood orange margaritas.

These shoes are officially on my wishlist.

Pippa Middleton wrote a book! Will you read it?

How to be alone together.

Food pairings.

It's the time of year for this beauty treatment, don't you agree?

Lovely bookshelves.

A San Francisco bridge gets a makeover.

Leo Babauta's beautiful advice to his children.

I posted about goats yelling like humans, but what about humans yelling like goats yelling like humans? Can't stop laughing...

New Yorkers, tickets are on sale for this awesome grilled cheese competition.

Have a good one. xoxo

(Food pairings, via Jenny Rosenstrach. Advice to my children, via Swissmiss. How to be alone together, via Kottke)

69 comments:

Annabelle said...

Oh Agyness, haha I mean Toby :)

Lisette said...

The Bay Bridge light installation looks fantastic! Even more reason to head down to SF soon.

trinaenriquez said...

Spite housing. Is that sorta like what George Lucas is doing to his Marin neighbors? http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/16/real_estate/george-lucas-housing/index.htm

MerelM said...

You too! ♥ your blog!

Denene said...

Cute pic!

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

No, I don't think I'm interested in Pippa Middleton's book. Kate - now she's an interesting story.

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jm said...

Such a sweet picture! Have a great weekend. Spring is coming!

Ashley said...

Joanna - I just have to tell you - I watched an Indie film last night I think you'd enjoy. It's called The End of Love. It's a bit sad, but so fascinating. It grips your heart. The little boy reminded me of Toby :)

Halla Henderson said...

Yeah...Pippa Middleton? I don't think so.

Inari said...

That family pic is just fantastic! It makes mee smile and I'm not even related. Ha.

Jacki said...

Okay, spite houses are totally weird, but how adorable is that tiny blue alley-house? I kind of love it! Great family photo btw!

Stella Dobry said...

Loved these links. The article about how to be alone together was fascinating. And the San Fran bridge looks unbelievable! Makes me want to take a special trip to see it.

noa said...

I can't stop tearing and laughing from the goat people!!

MrsLittleJeans said...

You look cute with your matching glasses and the cutsie between you ...happy weekend to you and thanks for all the links...I am getting addicted to these : )

Eileen said...

That letter to the friend is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

isabelqn said...

The letter is amazing! Always look forward to your Friday link list.

Happy Weekend

Devon said...

Spite houses are weird! It's like your are literally building your life around bitterness. Just move (on).

Meredith said...

That tiny blue spite house is right around the corner from where I used to live. It's so funny!

Julianne Thompson said...

I keep looking at your adorable photo! Toby has grown into the most precious little boy! It makes me even more excited to welcome my own little baby boy in July. Happy weekend to you.

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] said...

cutest little picture of toby's sweet face! hope you have a great weekend. xx

Zoë said...

The letter to the friend with memory loss made me tear up - friends are amazing! We should all be so lucky. Have a great weekend!

Sarah F. said...

Joanna - Great links for the weekend. Do you know if those self tanning towletts are safe if you are expecting? I am a few weeks behind you and would love to give myself a little color as spring approaches!! Also loved your recent post on Vermont travel. Would love to plan that road trip after baby #2 is born.

Have a great weekend
-Sarah

justabitreally.com said...

just love the "advice to his children." beautiful! thanks for sharing. cheers to the weekend!

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Nomadic D. said...

I love Gretchen Rubin's book, how cool to meet her in person! And I loved people yelling like goats yelling like humans, I just collapsed into a convulsing heap of laughter on my desk.

www.nomadicd.com

Sarah F. said...

Update - Just did a little research on self tanners during pregnancy and it appears that they are safe!!!

Sarah

ebkriley said...

Really lovely list-- have a great weekend!

... said...

That little blue spite house is about five blocks from where I'm sitting now! I never knew the story behind it.. thanks for the link!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I saw the letter to the friend this morning and was so charmed and loved that she did that for her friend.. awww :)
re: "spite houses" .. how sad and what a waste of life, to be so mean and bitter.
I have the trench in denim and love it so much !
I am alone with my husband every day .. a mountain would not make any difference :)
We have less than 2 weeks and we will be back in the United States for the first time in over 6 years. Landing in NYC where we will be based while we house hunt .
I Am So Psyched !!!!!
Have a good weekend .. besos.. C

Notes from Holly St. said...

hooray for daylight savings! and the letter to her friend with memory loss was so funny and touching. thanks for sharing!

have a great weekend!

Lauren Knight said...

Alright. Humans yelling like goats yelling like humans?! Made me smile sooooo big. Thank you!

Eliza Jane said...

Hahaha I'm laughing over the spite houses.

Lejla said...

Happy weekend :) and hopefully lots of sun...

http://lejlatravels.blogspot.com/

eileen ragan | leanerbythelake.com said...

I'm a firm believer in alone together time. My boyfriend and I have been living together for the past 2 1/2 years and he works from home (musician/artist), meaning that he's there A LOT of the time when I am. Finding ways to get alone time has been so crucial to getting the time we each need to decompress and find our own space. I loved the BCC article and promptly forwarded on to him. Thanks so much for sharing.

www.leanerbythelake.com

NextStopIs said...

Wanna talk about Food Pairings? Here's one for you - Bacon Hot Chocolate! Check it out on the blog:

www.NextStopIs.com

Have a lovely weekend!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks for the shout out on my bookshelves, joanna! and come see our bridge soon!

such a sweet photo of you three! xo
v.

Katie Ann said...

What a great idea! Surrounding a window with bookshelves. Since they are so simple, it looks so lovely and refreshing. I just uploaded some living room photos on my blog this last week, but I may have to consider the idea of the bookshelf like that one elsewhere in my home. Love it!

Take care,
Katie

Mags Pomichowski said...

I love Gretchen and her books, so jealous! also that article about being along together is great. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday.

xoxo
Mags
http://magsmind22.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I used to read Zen Habits everyday and somehow it fell off my radar over the years. I'm so thrilled you posted the link to this beautiful post. I can't wait to re-connect with this wonderful blog! xx

Kate Uhry said...

omg . that letter. I found it so moving.

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Lynford Rozario said...

Very sweet pic
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daintythingies said...

The Pippa Middleton book has been so mocked over here in the UK. Last week she became the face of an upmarket supermarket and it started all over again... The book is rather pretty, but I'm not sure about the DIYs and advice... especially with Pinterest around.
Enjoy your weekend :)

K. Gray said...

Aww your life looks so lovely and cozy! very happy for you xx

Anna with Altitude said...

The goats. Oh the goats! And the people yelling like goats yelling like people! You had me rolling. I think you just made my weekend. Thank you for the friday link love, motherhood monday's and best ever recipe series. The variety is fantastic and on point.

Also, congrats on the bump! Stay strong...we didn't find out the sex either. It's a blast and helps motivate during labor. Promise.

jessbs said...

Our leadership needs Babauta's advice about spending less than we make. A balanced budget is indeed a gift to our children.

Catherine Masi said...

That short-term memory loss letter is fantastic- especially the last note. It made me chuckle and spit out just a bit of my coffee. What an awesome friend.
And I love Leo Babauta's advice to his children. Spot on. I am thankful I have a father who, to this day, tells me the same things.

Enjoy a lovely weekend, Joanna!
p.s. another adorable family photo♥

Mikey F. said...

Love the letter. Thank you for sharing.

xxx

jm said...

Fabulous roundup. As usual! Thank you, Jo.

The Chic Etoile said...

Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC? Please leave me a comment, follow me and then I will follow you back!!! For sure!!

Much Love

www.thechicetoile.com

Francesca

Gee + Vee said...

The blue spite house is in my town (Alexandria, VA)! I drive by it frequently on the way to work and always wave...

Gee + Vee said...

The blue spite house is in my town (Alexandria, VA)! I drive by it frequently on the way to work and always wave...

Ólöf Dröfn Eggertsdóttir said...

This weekend will be spent cleaning house and getting the chicken coop ready so that I can get the smelly chicks out of my kitchen one day. LOL. In the process of becoming more self sufficient in the city and it is fun and exhausting with 3 kids under the age of 5. Thankfully blogging about it along the way is helping me stay on track and be true to my values.

How To Date A Widow said...

Oh I so wish I could be in NYC for that grilled cheese competition!

Irene said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6tV11acSRk

here comes the sun joanna!

sara said...

Hi!

I just have to say: I am about to sell my appartement in Bergen, Norway. Before moving out, I'll be renting out my bedroom - and I recommend you or anyone to come, if only for a short nordic break. The weather is beautiful, people are smiling in the streets, and the coffees at the two cafes (pretty hip à la culture norvégienne) in the neighbourhood tastes better than ever.

Getting nostalgic as im leaving, so really, if you have the possibility to come, do it now!

(those were my thoughts this weekend. just need to try to share the norwegian beauty somewhere!)

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Michelle said...

The memory loss letter was written in our city. They interviewed both girls {she is now mostly fine} and they were just amazed that it had gone viral.

theleangirlsclub said...

Darn you for telling me about the Grilled Cheese Competition!!

Hope you had a great weekend.

miumiupapaw said...

I love the zenhabit reference. Thank you! :)

caroline copper said...

can i be a taster in the grilled cheese competition? and i think i may have to print out Leo Babauta's advice to his children and save it for when my little guy is grown. thanks for the link!

acemaxs01 said...

so..mantab tenan gan

Katy said...

Please don't anyone buy the Pippa Middleton book. Unless of course you need such outstanding tips such as 'how about eating turkey on Christmas day' and 'a fun game for children at Easter is hiding eggs in the garden'.

Really Pippa? Really?!

Amanda said...

I just cannot get over those goat videos - the perfect remedy for a bad mood!

Cathy V. said...

Is your son wearing an OU sooners sweatshirt?

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jesslk927 said...

After reading this, I promptly rounded up a group of friends and bought tickets to yesterday's grilled cheese competition. It was awesome! We were all in blissfully satisfied cheese comas by 4pm. Thanks for the recommendation!

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