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Friday, August 15, 2014

Have a beautiful weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We're moving to Brooklyn today and unpacking all weekend. Exciting! Please wish us luck (as Deb says: "moving out is the easy part! Moving in, hoo boy"), and thanks for all your tips and suggestions. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web...

How to do a double knot ponytail.

What your ponytail says about you.

Humans of New York is traveling around the world.

How to get a good night's sleep.

Statue selfies.

A chef's good advice.

LOVE this fall nail polish.

Women listening to men in Western Art. Made me laugh.

45 ways to avoid the word "very."

Confessions of a Magnolia Bakery cupcake bouncer.

Toby needs this T-shirt.

Awesome bus stop.

Finally reading this book and loving it.

Hello, stranger on the street, could you please tell me how to take care of my baby?

Have a good one. xoxo

(Photo by Meghan Kay Sadler for OnceWed. Stranger advice post via Storq)

35 comments:

Audrey Lin said...

I wear a high ponytail, because my hair is layered, and that is the best way to keep my shorter layers/bangs up! // Oh wow, I've been doing it all wrong! I always try to get my whole body tucked under the blankets, especially my stomach and feet. In fact, in the winter I wear the ugliest but warmest socks ever! // I remember in elementary school when we were given handouts that had tables of synonyms. Ah, the memories. // A few years ago I bought a bunch of self-help books, only a few of which I've read. This has reminded me about them, so I better get a move on and start reading! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

Joy said...

Good luck!! xoxox

collette said...

Actually, what I always hated was cleaning the old apartment to the landlord's specifications. Once we did that we were home free! wishing you a smooth transition, and a free babysitter for the hard parts!

All Good Found said...

The Humans of New York site makes me wanna visit your city even more. My wife fell in love with NYC during her first visit!

Good luck with the moving! But I think the worst part is moving out, so be cool about it. =)

StephNav said...

Hahaha the Western Art post is hysterical! That just made my day.

ellie said...

Jo- It would be wonderful if you would consider hyperlinking books to their write ups on the publisher's page, rather than on Amazon. A quick Google search will teach you of some exceedingly morally upsetting actions against small publishing houses, and against authors themselves.
Choosing not to link to Amazon is not a political statement itself, but rather removes you from taking sides.
And while you are not telling people to buy there, your influence is major!
Something to consider! Your blog upholds a positive and authentic image, which is totally at odds with that of Amazon.

Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life said...

Must use the word 'damn' instead of 'very' now. Great ponytail. http://americanmadeguidetolife.blogspot.com/

13bees said...

"We hated the customers equally and felt nothing but white-hot rage every time one of them said, “Aren’t you getting so fat working here? I would eat everything!”

thanks for the magnolia link - made me laugh. I always thought they tasted like chalk, but clearly was/am in the minority.

Dorothy Lin said...

Good luck with your move, Joanna! My husband and I will be doing the Manhattan > Brooklyn move next month, and are looking forward to exploring our new hood!

Janette Fisher said...

Just gotta say, I've been a bit underwhelmed by the Friday round ups of late, but this one was AWESOME. I loved every single link. Good work! Especially the statue selfies. Ha!

Caitlyn said...

Wahoo! Baltimore!! :)

Kimberly said...

I feel the opposite of Deb. Packing is the pits! Unpacking and putting things were they belong is so much easier in comparison!

Gina said...

moving is SOOOO stressful - hope it goes well
thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

Connie Chung said...

It would be great if you could talk a little bit about Ferguson when you're back next Monday. Your faithful readers trust your views and look forward to your posts everyday. I can't think of a better platform than this one. Think about if it were a world where your unarmed teenager could be shot ten times without justice served. To truly effect change, we need to rally together. It's too tragic to live in a world where over twenty years later, the racial climate still hasn't changed much since the Rodney King riots. I hope we won't turn a blind eye.

Kate said...

Good luck! And let us know how the move goes!

Lana said...

I have a copy of A Short Guide to a Happy Life on my bathroom cabinet. More times than not, when people are in there for awhile, I find it's bc they've been reading it. It's right up there with the plunger as a "must-have" for the guest bathroom. :)

Kim Johnstone said...

I actually think that moving OUT is significantly harder. Who never realize how much STUFF you have until you try to put it all in boxes.

But I enjoy putting everything away. Finding a spot for all of my favorite pieces. Maybe I'm weird!

http://throughthereels.blogspot.com

tara said...

Good luck!! I like sticking my feet out of the covers, but then every once in awhile I get terrified something will grab me and have to tuck them back in.

Diana said...

we moved in january and still haven't finished moving in. womp, womp.

asortofpoetry said...

Oh my goodness. The sleep hack may be life-altering. I can't wait to go to sleep now so I can try it! :) I frequently wake up in the middle of the night because I'm too warm!

Lauren Knight said...

Oh hell. This was the best set of links you have ever done, Joanna! I am peeing my pants laughing! The women listening to Western Art! The hello-stranger-on-the-street bit, just amazing! This was so what I needed today.

Also, good luck UNpacking. Take deep breaths?

Andrea - Under a Blue Moon said...

How to have a good night sleep: Don't ever - ever - and I mean EVER have a child. Because you never sleep the same again. My babies are, oh 27 and 29 but I still can't sleep through the night. Not that I would trade my sleep deprived nights for anything....Hanging my feet outside the bed hasn't helped.

Kathryn Sutton said...

Ah, moving is hard work but it'll be worth it in the end! Hope it goes smoothly and you're all settled in in no time. Have a great weekend!

Kat x
http://thelondonplaybook.wordpress.com

The Olsen's said...

McSweeneys. Genius. Pure comical genius. Very fun and clever links this week! Also, welcome back! I am both amazed and inspired by all you've got on your plate; returning from a lengthy international vacay, the usual mother duties AND a big move! Pat on the back to you! Hope your move goes smoothly with the boys (all three of them ;) ) We'll be in the same boat, albeit across the country, in Seattle! Two young daughters should make it a fun challenge! Find the kitchen spatulas AND the baby! ����

Brooklyn Portland said...

Welcome to Brooklyn! You will love it and never look back (speaking from experience)!
Love the statue selfies...might have to take a few of our own at the Met today!

Madeline Fedmont said...

I love NYC, hope to move there one day. Nice post

-Madeline
http://www.madelinefedmont.com/world-travel-paris/

Leah said...

Seeing your pretty autumn nail polish(!), I vote that Caroline does a nail polish challenge... :) Fabulous colours, holding up well (or not)... It would be GREAT!

symforosa said...

Good luck with the move. We moved last week and I'd forgotten how stressful it can be not to have a single spot of order and calm. What really helped me was to decide on one little corner that I could keep box-free so I would have a little place to withdraw when I got overwhelmed.

nutsandcookies said...

Good luck with your move! I moved a lot around with my parents as a child, and I'll always remember the thrill that a new place brought :) it was so exciting to explore new spaces.

hardcoversandheroines.com said...

Good luck with the move. I moved to Brooklyn this weekend too (from Maryland though!) Taking an unpacking break to look through the posts I missed last week when I was in moving craziness.
- Alison

hank said...

Welcome to the neighborhood! I saw Alex today, probably headed to the hardware store. I must have looked like I was staring, but I was thinking, hey! I know who you are! So, if you see a creepy woman with the low and parted type ponytail weirdly smile at you in the neighborhood, its probably me. Welcome.
Amanda

lexi said...

Saw you on Smith St. with Anton! Welcome to Brooklyn.

nikki yazxhi said...

I love your lists... can't believe you're moving and still have the time! A true inspiration... good luck with the move! xxxx

Michelle Lee said...

that photo's hairstyle looks amazing!

Hannah Rinaldi said...

I always need hair inspiration! Thanks!

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