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Friday, August 19, 2011

Have a relaxing weekend.

My lovelies, what are you up to this weekend? Alex and my second wedding anniversary is coming up, so I'm excited to announce that next week's posts will be all about relationships--first dates, breakups, proposals, weddings and all things smoochy. (Just thought it might be fun!) Meanwhile, have a great weekend, and here are a few great posts from around the web...

LOVE this quote.

Beautiful (not-too-expensive) boots for the fall.

Jenna Lyons is a genius.

These family panoramas are amazing! (Look closely!)

A shirt that a French girl would wear.

Star gazing.

Send this link to your crush.

Fascinating article about quitting your job to follow your dreams (written by Alex, yay:)

Yes, you can probably find a piece of pizza in NYC.

The 10 hilarious laws of parenting.

Cute yellow sweater for fall.

How much do you look like your relatives?

Have a good one! xo

(My favorite photo of Toby and me at the beach earlier this summer; sunhat from Amazon for the sweet readers who asked; it was a present from Alex for our honeymoon!)

98 comments:

This Confetti Life said...

Oh, that picture of you and Toby is adorable! How sweet!

meesch said...

I agree, such an adorable picture! LOVE your blog!

-meesch
http://aperfectkindofday.blogspot.com

Fabiana ~ Ciao Newport Beach said...

We have a beach day planned tomorrow. Just Chillax! Kids go back to school after Labor Day, so our free weekends are numbered. After that, the soccer rush begins!

Precious photo of you and your son.

xoxo

nicole said...

Great round-up, as always! I'm so glad you included Crappy Pictures! I thought you would get a kick out of that post. Have a happy weekend! xo.

Kash said...

Oh, I love that ASOS blouse! Have you seen the Mad Men collection at Banana Republic? They have a pussybow blouse that looks like Joan Holloway forgot it at the dry cleaners.

And I did send that tumblr link to my boyfriend, thanks for the cute link.

liz c. said...

That picture is priceless as was the moment I'm sure :)
The link to the shirt a French girl would love isn't working - I would love to know what it was as I love all things French!!
Have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

Just finished the article by Alex. It was both fascinating and (despite the struggles of plan B) inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Crazy to find out that my favorite NY Times writer and my favorite blogger are married! Very cool.

Ann said...

I had a lobster roll at Pearl Oyster Bar this summer with my two daughters. It was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten! Blythe Danner was there, too, which was nice as I went on a recommendation from Gwyneth on GOOP.
What a treasure that picture is for you. I miss my kids being babies...on occasion!

Heba said...

oh I'm excited for next week's posts , have fun :)

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Knoopjes said...

What a sweet picture of you & Toby!
We will enjoy an easy-going weekend to realx a bit after the weddingweekend last week.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
xoxox

Mighty Burns said...

what a precious photo!!

Katrina said...

Beautiful photo! Looking forward to next week's posts! Going through a break-up now, so I could use some chicken soup for the soul...

Melissa Blake said...

Hope you have a great weekend, and I can't wait for next week's posts!

macaca grava por cima said...

OMG, sooooooooooooooooooo funny the laws of parenting!!! And so true!

Trina said...

What a fun quote from Emma Thompson! I used to have the biggest girlcrush on her after I read "The Sense & Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries." Have to thank you for the tipoff on the Jenna Lyons piece; she mentions Egon Schiele in it and I'm writing my master's thesis on him.

AND...tomorrow I plan to check out PUBLIC Bikes' end-of-summer warehouse sale (after seeing your blog post on your new bike, I went and checked out the site and realized it was pretty much everything I didn't know I wanted; plus several friends and coworkers have and *love* their PUBLIC bikes) and eating well at the SF Street Food Festival.

Jiyoonie said...

Great article by Alex and thanks so much for the heads up. Very very timely for me (making a huge decision today...) keep fingers crossed :)

Tragic Sandwich said...

What a beautiful picture! I wish my weekend were going to be as serene as that moment. My dad and stepmom are coming for a long-awaited (on all sides) visit, and we're having far too many people over for a cookout tomorrow night.

ag. said...

Love Alex's article!...and the message to your crush. So sent it to my husband! Have a great weekend!

chanel said...

I love your friday posts! AND, too funny: I was just walked up from my house in Santa Monica to get a cup of coffee and was asked by a woman where a good pizza place was. Although I am very familiar with the area I couldn't think of one place so I looked it up on my phone's google map for her and there wasn't one nearby. I should have told to her to go to Manhattan. :)

http://bywayofney.blogspot.com

wonderchris said...

The family panorama link didn't work for me. :(

Love Fridays for these posts. :D

Happy weekend!!

Gayatri Kumar said...

Love Alex's article on quitting your job. Im a lawyer currently (just like the article) and really want to switch over to Plan C!

Great link roundup! Thanks! :)

Have a lovely weekend!!

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Gayatri
Look who's Wearing (LwW)

theolivetree said...

Friday post are my favorite! Love the parenting post was sooooo funny and true!

Neda said...

Hi Joanna, I love your blog and read it daily although it's my first time commenting, so hello! I wanted to thank you for posting the link to Alex's great article! I really enjoyed reading it as someone who is often thinking about Plan B. :) Have a great weekend!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Such a precious photo!! Lobster rolls sound delicious!! Have a wonderful weekend! We are are taking our first family plane ride tomorrow with our one year old. SCARED. I had a friend tell me you have a whole section on traveling with kids..so I am off to find it!

courtney said...

I read that article earlier in the week and had no idea it was Alex! It was fantastic.

Style Dilettante said...

Really enjoyed reading those NY Times articles - and I forwarded the one about finding plan C to a friend who works his a** off to maintain his dream! Have a great weekend!

http://www.inherentstylela.com/

Anna said...

I'm sending that to my crush. (but in German, because, ya know, he only speaks German. ;) Love it.

Sweet Pea (formerly Alice) said...

Jo, you always make me happy... I hope to have a nice weekend, only something is eating at me:

I feel like I need to do whatever I can to encourage bloggers to raise attention to Somalia. Over 3 million people are expected to die in the next weeks if they don’t start receiving aid. I know that it’s not topical to your blog but I know you have an immense following and you could help greatly by having a link to the Red Cross or UN or whatever organization you prefer. Just a suggestion… have a great weekend!

Barbie // Birds of a Lovely Feather said...

Go for lobster! You won't regret it! I went to Luke's Lobster downtown a couple of weeks ago...absolutely delicious! You reminded me to post about it on my blog today.

I enjoyed Alex's article. Lots of food for thought.

And cute pic of you and Toby!

L said...

What a sweet photo. Can't wait to read next week posts.

Joanna said...

By boyfriend just sent me Alex's article to read. I actually didn't make the connection! How funny. I really enjoyed it, by the way. Much food for thought, especially for those of us in the middle of a major career conundrum.

Joanna said...

^ *My* boyfriend

P.S. I remember you getting married on my birthday a couple years ago. So happy anniversary to you! I'm ringing in 30 on August 29th. Eeek! Tell me that turning 30 is not as dreadful as I've been conditioned to think it is.....right?!

Madelyne said...

Wonderful article by Alex! I've been daydreaming myself lately about quitting my job to start my own company which has always been my dream. This makes me realize the less-glamorous side of that decision :-/

erin said...

such a sweet photo, joanna. looking forward to next week's posts.

Robin said...

Happy second anniversary! The first day I visited your blog was the day you & Alex got engaged...time flies.

That photo of you & Toby is one of the sweetest shots I have ever seen. Fab hat, too!

xo

the lil bee said...

These are, hands down, your best links ever. Equal parts funny, eye-opening, and pretty. Happy weekend! xx

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love Emma Thompson! And I have no kids but those laws of parenting had me laughing out loud hehe

This weekend I'll be working at the quilt shop then spending time with the hubs in the evenings. Nothing special, just time together :)

Clara Turbay said...

Adorable picture. you two look so nice!

check out my blog http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

Elliot Gabrielle Lalach said...

Oh how I love the picture of you and Toby. What a treasure that will be for years to come. I can feel your bliss! Thanks for sharing.

Jordan said...

Those boots are adorable! Have a great weekend :)

wendiw80 said...

I love the boots - that is definitely a fall purchase for me. and I actually love the hat you're wearing in the pic. So cute!

Jessica Wray said...

Can't wait for all the lovey dovey posts! :)

Kim said...

I cant believe your 2 year anniversary is already coming up! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was anxiously awaiting all of the wedding recap posts. :)

Stephanie @ Blawsom said...

Wow... I love that comment, too! It's so soothing to my hyperactive nerves. I don't know where we... as women... got the idea that we must have it all. Talk about pressure! Makes being a man look so easy!

Dana said...

Love the photo!!!!! It´s gorgeous Joanna!!! And both of you in style!

Catherine Masi said...

One: That photo of you and Toby is extraordinarily beautiful.

Two: Alex's article is right on. After teaching art for several years, I got the push of encouragement from my husband to go full time with my jewelry business... which has, these days, turned into mostly bridal accessories and whatnot. And, I'll tell you something, it is not an easy task to run your own business successfully. Whenever I hear people say that they want to start their own business because they want more flexibility and more free time, I have to cringe just a bit. But I always always encourage them and I'll tell you why... I work non-stop and use up every inch of my work ethic on a daily basis, BUT designing and constructing things out of wonderful materials (in between the bulk of the more business oriented tasks), connecting with customers and being able to expand my business in the way it has, makes it all totally worth it. No kidding. Doubly full time or not, it's worth it. The one thing my husband (also a small business owner)said to me at one of my lowest points has stuck with me. It's this: The difference between those who succeed and those who fail is that those who succeed just never quit. So I don't quit and I'm sure glad I didn't. (And that's my story. Thanks to Alex for writing another great article.)
and then...
Three: Those split photos of relatives are fascinating! I feel like I just want to repeatedly go back and dissect every detail of their face comparisons. So darn neat.
Have a fun weekend. Thank you for another week of lovely posts.

Catherine Masi said...

Good lord, I can't believe how long my comment turned out to be! Very very sorry about that.

M.R. said...

Have a good weekend !!

mindofmr.blogspot.com

the graduate-mum said...

I LOVE your weekend posts. Those pictures of relatives are astounding...and somewhat frightening! Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

GORGEOUS picture!

Elysha said...

Thanks for the links. I always love to see where you are sending us...
Love the picture, as well. Did you already tell us where that hat is from? I'd love to know. I've grown a bit tired of the one I've worn every day this summer and last.
Thanks for all that you do!!

The Triplets of Bellevue said...

That's an amazing picture of you guys! I thought it was a stock photo at first, it's so perfect.

Naomi said...

Wow! That link about the Quebec photographer who fuses relatives' faces totally reminded me of the work by another Quebec photographer who did a series on dopplegangers!

http://www.google.ca/search?q=francois+brunelle&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1278&bih=666

style point said...

ooo, how loveley pics!xx

RaquelDoesLife said...

Love the article by Alex! I just quit my job (last day of work was yesterday!) to move to Los Angeles to pursue my dreams of being a writer, living in SoCal, and not sitting at a desk all day. Scary but exciting!

Amanda Greer said...

Alex's article was wonderful! And I love the photo of you and Toby!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for all these really sweet comments! here's where the sunhat is from for those who asked, it was a present from alex for our honeymoon! http://goo.gl/UN98r

anu said...

Congratulations, Joanna!
Looking forward to your posts next week. Oh, and I plan to make a pizza from scratch! So, excited!

Nikki said...

Excited for next week's posts on relationships. Being in a long-distance relationship myself, I'm curious to see what sorts of issues/stories you will feature.

Bek said...

Hooray for a week of relationships and love! Incidentally it is MY two year anniversary this weekend!!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

I'm planning on spending lots of quality time with my little baby boy {who's sick as a dog...nothing worse than a sick baby}. Maybe I'll even unpack my suitcases.

www.bluebirdkisses.com

✪♜I.B.G.♜✪ said...

So cute blog. I liked it and I am your newest follower. I would be very happy if you will follow mine.

http://antalya-magnificent-city.blogspot.com

Ag said...

cONGRATS ON YOUR 2ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!

christinemyoung said...

I just stumbled on your blog today ~ it's lovely. I love the link for my crush and will pass it on :)

Shervin Nassi said...

your pretty cool!! loving whats your doing! vintage sex!

www.shervinsworld.com

Hongi said...

woow can't wait for next week's post! :)
Take care! You're amazing!

x Hongi

http://coffeeandlaugh.blogspot.com

Carol said...

I have that same hat but in brown and turquoise. It's great for folding up to pack in a purse. It's still in many on-the-ground shops. People, please don't purchase from Amazon if you can help it.

Katie said...

Love these! Enjoy your weekend!! xo

Sunshine said...

I want that hat!!!!

My Passion For Fashion said...

Sweet pic with your kiddo and so what a nice hat have you've got here :)

http://mypassionforfashion123.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

Toby seems to sleep anywhere. How does he do it? Lucky baby and lucky mom! Sleep would be an interesting Monday topic.

mmelledge said...

Love all your weekend posts.

Collections said...

Love the photograph.

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Still Life With Coffee said...

That is the sweetest picture and I love your links (as always!)

Julie said...

Thanks for the links! I especially love the laws of parenting link for Parenting. Illustrated with crappy pictures blog! A million thanks! Sometimes, we feel so alone as mothers... in our own little world, our own microcosms. I'll be laughing for days now!

lovelyandluxe said...

My boyfriend got me those boots for Christmas last year! So easy to wear them with any outfit

Laura Trevey said...

What a sweet photo! I used to love it when my babies would fall asleep on my chest like that ~ and I would never move for fear that they would wake up ~ I wanted to hold on to that moment forever!!

xoxo

Jennifer said...

Happy cotton Anniversary to you and Alex!

That pizza map is a great thing... NY pizza is the best!

Amish Stories said...

Id like to invite you folks to come to Amish Stories for a recipe for "Famous Pennsylvania Dutch Sticky Cinnamon Buns" along with a book signing schedule for Amish fiction writer Wanda Brunstetter for Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as a contest to meet her. I hope everyone so far is having a great weekend. Thanks everyone. Richard from Amish Stories.

wildchild said...

those family panoramas are just brilliant. and the last link, of melding relative's pictures together, it freaks me out! ha. some of them are just so odd looking.

401 said...

Those family panoramas are amazing. I also really love that yellow sweater!

Jenny said...

The panoramas ARE fantastic! Super lively!

Anonymous said...

i love this picture of you and your son sleeping.

Morgane said...

I loved that article that Alex wrote, very inspiring. :)

Katherines Corner said...

Love this, the photo is wonderful. That Hat! Love it!! So that's lots of love with this comment, giggle
Big Hugs
P.S. have I ever mentioned my Aunt Jane's last name is Goddard ?:-)

Turtle said...

Love your blog!

A Merry Mishap said...

Oh Joanna, how sweet! I have never been able to get Israel to nap with me like that, except for when he was a newborn of course.

:)

anna said...

such a lovely picture! love the links :)

anna
www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

photohogger said...

That is the sweetest photo. Happy almost 2nd anniversaire!

Sarah said...

I read the article Alex wrote last week (I remember it was the most emailed article that day...congrats!) and it was really thought-provoking. I always day dream about quitting my day job, so it's a good reality check to remember it comes with hard work:) Great article!

Annie said...

this pic is too sweet!

Amber said...

Thank you SO much for sharing my Crappy Laws of Parenting post!!! Glad you liked it!

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

check out a cup of jo on the gold hat.

Cheryl said...

Wow, that Panoramic picture is amazing! Must remember that one... so cool. Thanks for the idea:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you for the link to Crappy Laws of Parenting. This is going to be my daily dose of medicine. I have a 2 year old who is turning into a tyrant and I'm 5 months pregnant and desparately need a drink at the end of each day, but alas it cannot be. But now I have my magic elixir, Crappy Pictures. Oh thank you.

Jill Riter said...

What an absolutely adorable photo!

Kate said...

OMB {oh my Buddha} you're such an Audrey Hepburn.

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