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Friday, March 15, 2013

Have a lovely weekend.

What are your plans for this weekend? This week was too crazy, so I'm looking forward to just vegging with my boys (and maybe having shrimp and grits for lunch). Also, Alex recently got this helicopter to fly around the living room, and it's pretty much the best thing that has happened in Toby's short life. Hope you have a good relaxing weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

After this week, these pencils seem fitting:)

Pastel jeans would be so cute for spring.

Can you really make espresso in the microwave?

Grown-up popsicles.

A cool approach to decorating.

We talked about work/life balance, and here's another woman's compelling perspective.

A cheerful Chicago kitchen.

Guys paper dolls.

New York can feel like such a small town. I randomly met this dude at a children's museum this week!

Where to sit at a dinner party.

Lovely branches.

Another fun nail color.

Children around the world with their favorite toys.

The Bachelor is officially popular.

(Photo of a cute couple by Greg Kessler for the New York Times. Dinner party link via Kottke)

43 comments:

Meg said...

Those grown up popsicles look incredible! Looking forward to some warmer weather in London to give them a try!!!

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LRB said...

Shrimp and grits sound perfect!!

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Emily said...

OMG seriously -- can this terrible week just be over already? I'm jealous that you have a three hour head start. Happy weekend! :)

Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

Bri said...

oh, gosh my husband got that same helicopter for christmas this year. we've been having loads of fun playing with it. the doggies go nuts whenever we get it out! haha

Loreto said...

just bought figs this morning....

helenerocco said...

Hey ! Just so you know, the guy on the picture is really famous here in France :) This is Adrien Gallo, singer of a rock band named "BB Brunes"

Have a nice day anyway,

Hélène

Mich said...

I totally thought that was Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson!

Chloe Moon said...

I wish I could find fresh figs this time of year!! I would make those pops!!! =)

Have a great weekend!!!

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Hope said...

Holy shit, the toy stories link is SO INTERESTING

Darina said...

Oh that helicopter! We bought one for my sister in law's boyfriend for Christmas, and my husband loved it so much that that same day he bought himself one, and the next week, another one, and his dad also bought two. So, between the 3 of them, they have 5 of these things! All different, of course...boys will be boys.

Monica | Hola!design said...

happy weekend! I love this pic and the girl's outfit!

Olivia said...

Happy weekend Jo! Here's to the end of a crapola week!
p.s I read that work-life article at the weekend. It blew me away

Lolootte said...

The boy in the picture is the singer of a french band called "les BB Brunes"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3VNRVo7irM here is one song if you want to hear it

Have a nice weekend! =)

sian said...

the dinner party seating thing made me laugh. my dad's got a very jovial ex-pat friend called kevin browne, we refer to the best seat at a table as 'the kevin browne' seat; in the middle, maximum opportunity to talk and flirt while awkward to access, rendering you unable to assist with any dull serving duties!

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likequietdreams said...

Happy weekend! Love that kitchen and the toy article!

Karli Kujawa said...

So excited to see my dear friends, Julie and Andy, in your cheerful chicago kitchen link. They are the sweetest people, phenomenal cooks and brilliant designers. Glad to see them on here!

Jade Sheldon said...

I'm making those fig & sour cream popsicles ASAP...

moseyblog said...

Haaha, I love the link that leads to the dramatic reading of a yelp review. Totally hilarious! Thank you for the laugh today :)

Nicki Clark said...

That little boy from Malawi in the Children's Toys photo journal melts my heart. I love his two little stuffed dogs and his dinosaur. I'm not sure why it's so moving to me, but it just is so perfect.

Ling Wang said...

hahaha, my husband has the exact same helicopter! It's quite a bit of fun for not a lot of money =)

Ali said...

At first glance I found that couple to look completely insufferable and annoying (I mean, look at how his scarf is tied!), once I realized, however, that they were French, I was like, "They look so cute!" :)

Isabel said...

what a great work/ life NY Times article. I hope a lot of young women read it so that they don't feel like they have to work 100 hour weeks and set a norm for what we all have to work in order to advance in our careers. ppl just feel like they are so replaceable and that if they work so many hours they are contributing something that an employer cannot find anywhere else, making it difficult for others to do anything differently than what the employer is used to. sigh

suzy said...

happy weekend to you too!
i found this sweet taxi app today and thought it was the kind of thing that i'd usually find on your blog! thought i'd share: http://suzykrauseandtheskyscrapers.blogspot.ca/2013/03/hailo.html

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

For some reason, there is always someone from Seattle on the Bachelor. Are we that lonely here? (Sleeplessly lonely, I guess?)

No, kidding. I'm so happy for Catherine.

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Lynford Rozario said...

You make a great pair...happy weekend

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LottiLovesLondon said...

Interesting post! Im always trying to get the life work balance and feel guilty when I have time off at weekends :( But this one i am not moving from my house or pjs! Thanks for the posts.

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Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing post! Have a nice weekend:)

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Emma said...

I love finding out that other people's husbands have that helicopter! It drives me crazy because he flies it soooo close to me (but swears he won't hit me). Boys and their toys, right? xx

sweet song said...

Really your pair, Just i love you sir.

Portrait of Curiosities said...

Having a quite day sounds lovely ... it is so important. ps love the pinky/red pants very cool.

Portrait of Curiosities said...

Having a quite day sounds lovely ... it is so important. ps love the pinky/red pants very cool.

eileen ragan | leaner by the lake said...

I grew up with huge pussy willows in our backyard. My mother would snip branches for me to bring for teachers and my dad's office mates. They so much remind me of childhood & how much I loved touching the the branches. I'm all for branches in the home.

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Sabine Neveu said...

Ohhh he's a famous french singer ! He's a part of " BB Brunes "
Here's a song (the most famous and cool haha) of this band : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3VNRVo7irM
I'm sure you will like it!

CamMi Pham said...

Love her pants it is so fun
Cammi @ cammilicious.com

T. Willett said...

I was in NYC for the past week visiting friends and as a KY girl, found myself craving some soul food. We went to Amy Ruth's in Harlem and I now I just have to tell everyone how delicious it was. Chicken & waffles, sweet tea, and even entrees called the "President Barack Obama" and the "Al Roker". I highly suggest checking it out if you ever have the time!

Mindy said...

It's amazing to compare the toys and how kids live all over the world. Imagine having one toy...Americans could hardly imagine it! Beautiful pictures.

sdesmond said...

That small world just got smaller! I know that actor you met too! He worked on a show with me in Chicago last fall and is an alumni of my college.

halakat Zigo said...

great and sexy
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Flowerpowaa said...

that's what I was thinking!
I wasn't sure, thanks!

Ibtissam Ouazzani said...

That's not just a cute couple ! That's Adrien from a famous French music band called "BB brunes" <3 !

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