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Monday, August 12, 2013

How to do anything...

This week, we are taking our first vacation as a family of four! We're escaping our cramped apartment and heading to the Hudson Valley, where we rented a farmhouse with a pool. We haven't taken any vacations yet this summer, so we all have the let-me-outs. We're really excited (just wish us luck on the three-hour drive!). Have a wonderful week, and I look forward to sharing photos when we get back. Meanwhile, if you're in a blog-reading mood, here are a few past tutorials you might enjoy...

Fashion:
How to dress like a French girl.
How to have pretty hair.
How to look cute from, well, behind.
How to do galaxy nails.
How to feel pretty.

Food:
How to eat dinner.
How to drink wine.
How to boil an egg.
How to make a perfect cheese tray.
How to make the best chocolate chip cookies.
(And guacamole.)
(And a French omelet.)

Home decor:
How to arrange supermarket flowers.
How to decorate a tiny apartment.
How to start a movie club.

Entertaining:
How to introduce people.
How to talk to strangers at parties.
How to make guests feel comfortable.
How to sip wine without getting lipstick on your glass.
How to stay in touch with friends.

Travel:
How to hail a cab.
How to not look like a tourist.
How to plan a fun vacation.
How to pack like a fashion editor.
How to travel with a baby.

Relationships:
How to keep the sparks alive in your marriage.
How to have an orgasm.
How to register for your wedding.
How to have sex after you're married.
How to fight fair.

Motherhood:
How to be a cool mom.
How to talk to little girls.
How to get picky kids to eat.
How to teach your baby to sleep. (And a lullaby that actually works.)
How to sleep in a family bed.
How to breastfeed in public.

Life overall:
How to walk on ice.
How to stop worrying.
How to pee during a movie.
How to do a high five.
How to blog as a career.
How to write a joke.
How to feel happier in five minutes.
How to fall asleep quickly.
How to understand British people.
How to piss off a New Yorker.

56 comments:

Julie Blake said...

Enjoy! Can't wait to hear all about your first family-of-four vacation : )

Robyn said...

Love this- this will keep me busy! Enjoy your wee family holiday!

Katie Gwyther, AlphaBino said...

Seriously, what else could we possibly need?!

Scout and Rice said...

Wow, what a list! Have a great time, I hope you enjoy lots of late night swimming and laughing together.

Chandra Fredrick said...

there are some posts here I haven't read, so thanks for the reminder! enjoy your first vacay as a family of 4 - I hope it is relaxing and enjoyable for all of you.

Jesse said...

have a lovely time! i'm sure you'll have a new how-to when you return on how to get the most out of your vacation with your family:)

Danielle E. Alvarez said...

Have a wonderful time! I grew up in the Hudson Valley and can only imagine how beautiful it is right now. I'm sure your boys are going to love the fresh air and open space. Soak up extra for me, please :)

The Slow Pace said...

Have a great time!!! This post is just awesome, like your whole blog. I was telling my wife that you make blogging look so easy... I know it's not but you make it look like it. All those how to posts... amazing. Love your blog! You are an inspiration!
xx,
E.
www.theslowpace.com

Grace Beekman said...

Love this list! So many topics to explore! Looks like this will be a great but not very productive Monday! ;)
Thanks!


http://sometimesgracefully.com

Champagne Sunday said...

Have a great vaca. We just got back from a couple weeks down south. Much needed first break after having our little girl as well.

Cheers! from,
www.champagnesundayliving.com

HelloSweetcheeks said...

Whoa! Impressive list! Happy vacation times!!

Michelle Panting said...

Enjoy your little vacation! I love this list and look forward to perusing!

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Ola said...
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Ola said...

Great post! Really useful. I'm following and waiting for more :)

Will you follow back? :)

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Megan Ritchey said...

Have a great time!

Kim said...

Can't wait to dig into this list!

-kim
midnight snark

Anna said...

Happy Vacation!! Oh, and this list! Where do I start? :)

Megan said...

Seriously girl, this vacay sounds so fab! Love the idea of staying in a farmhouse...sippin' champs poolside of course ;)

Great blog, love the read so far!

xx
Megan
Instagram: megawat
http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

diana shae decor said...

Please take lots of pictures! That sounds wonderful!
Is the motherhood around the World Series over ? It's okay if it is, it was awesome!!
Diana

Co. said...
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peach said...

love this<3 xx peach

http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

Lendy Salazar said...

I love this post! Plus youre indulging my love of Lists! Hope you have a wonderful time!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I now live in the Hudson Valley and from the short time we have been here so far, I think you will feel like you are in heaven :) The air, the smell, the sights and sounds ... and lack of sounds ! I know you will all enjoy your holiday !

Meekin3 said...

i just started my own blog but I wanna make it perfect looking before I start, and I was always a tumblr girl so I'm new the editing on blogger. Any tips on how to make a good looking page, such as yours?

Maca said...

loving this collection of posts!

Rebecca said...

Well, you've got my top three; how to boil an egg, how to have pretty hair and how to blog as a career! Well done!!!

Becky

janet301 said...

Thanks for sharing!

Annabel Seaton said...

Have a great vacation!

Megan said...

I think about your grand canyon post often, really love it. Puts things in perspective.

Greta said...

Could this be a better post? Currently utilizing "how to arrange supermarket flowers."

Greta xoxo
laviedegreta.blogspot.com

Katrina said...

I love you! Thank you for all those!

Maureen said...

No motherhood Monday story from around the world? :(

hannah newman said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/dining/city-chefs-head-to-the-hudson-valley-lured-by-fresh-ingredients.html


NYtimes Dining this week...Hudson Valley

hannah newman said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/14/dining/city-chefs-head-to-the-hudson-valley-lured-by-fresh-ingredients.html


NYtimes Dining this week...Hudson Valley

Holly Hardy said...

What a fantastic round up!

Samantha Scarlett Phoenix said...

Enjoyed all of it... But mostly the Fashion, Food and Travel links! Thank you Jo!!! :)

Have a great weekend.


http://scarlettscrollonfire.blogspot.ca

girlseeksplace said...

This is an awesome round-up. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your vacation. :)

Improvement List said...

What a great post. On my blog I often post about making small improvements to my life. The things listed here are great ideas. I can't wait to try how to pack like a fashion editor and how to be a cool mom.

Improvementlist.blogspot.com

Michelle Lee said...

great list

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April Today said...

Have a great vacation! Can't wait to hear all about it.

http://april2day.blogspot.ca

Whitney Biber said...

WHAT A round up! Such a good list.

Amelia said...

A great grand canyon trick! Listen to this :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgovv8jWETM

Amelia

http://atothesea.blogspot.com.au/

Little Treasures said...

Love the collage and there are some quite catching links I've spied.
Have a great holiday!

ESIH said...

Have a great time! A lil bit of R&R can do wonders!
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Brittany Lauren said...

Relax and rewind! Have a great trip in the Hudson Valley! You will love it this time of year. So many fun places to see and do, especially the Hudson Valley historic sites!

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R E B E L b y F▲† E said...

enjoy the vacay! thanks for the reading list!

Becca Gilgan said...

They really are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies! After I made them for a family vacay, it's the only chocolate chip cookie recipe my sister uses! Yum!

Becca / A Good Good Day.com

TJ said...

I've been reading through the linked posts in this list -- GREAT "How-To"s BTW! I think the best part of this post is the the dog giving a five-five. So cute♥

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