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How to Do… Anything

How to Do Anything

We’re taking the week off from the blog because my family is taking a mini vacation: first, hanging with relatives after my cousin’s wedding in Pittsburgh (I wore the jumpsuit! Thank you) and then taking the boys to the beach for a few days. Meanwhile, Caroline and Lexi are working their magic on our third installment of Motherhood Around the World, which we can’t wait to share, and also on some fun upcoming posts, like a black-and-white house tour, a new beauty uniform and the coolest thing to serve at a summer dinner party.

Meanwhile, if you’re in a blog-reading mood, here are some past posts you may have missed…

Fashion:
* How to look like a French girl.
* How to dress like a tomboy.
* How to pack for vacation.
* How to have the prettiest ears (of all things).
* How to make your mornings 1,000 times better.

Beauty:
* How to pick a perfume.
* How to give yourself a five-second hair makeover.
* How to paint lovely nails.
* How to NOT smell funny.
* How to blow dry your hair like a stylist (or fake it).

Entertaining:
* How to say goodbye at a party.
* How to sip wine without getting lipstick on your glass.
* How to make the best avocado toast.
* How to arrange the perfect cheese tray.
* How to host an articles club (or cookie swap).

Relationships:
* How to mend a broken heart.
* How to have more sex.
* How to have a career you love.
* How to comfort someone who is grieving.
* How to date someone older.

Motherhood:
* How to survive the first year of parenthood.
* How to be a slow parent.
* How to get your kids to talk at dinner.
* How to make your child feel loved.
* How to share a family bed.

Home:
* How to find affordable art.
* How to decorate a tiny apartment.
* How to pick the best flowers and arrange them.
* How to find an awesome podcast.
* How to have Instagram make you laugh (and a good thing to remember).

Travel:
* How to NOT look like a tourist.
* How to pack like a fashion editor.
* How to ease your fear of flying.
* How to sound British.
* How to travel with a baby (and entertain a toddler on a plane).

Life overall:
* How to give a high five.
* How to introduce people.
* How to do the world’s hardest tongue twister.
* How to walk on ice.
* How to outsource your life.

Have a great week! We’ll be back on Friday with a link list. xoxo

  1. Tracy says...

    Happy Vacationing! How to blow dry your hair like a stylist was awesome!

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  3. whoa sounds like an amazing summer plan.. i hope one day i will have my life together… college graduates aren’t easy to be smh..

  4. I hope you’re enjoying your time off! Thank you for all the reading while we’re in withdrawal this week :)

  5. These are some of my favorite posts! I love that there are so many great posts in one place!

  6. FANTASTIC COLLECTION! OMG! I have been loving all of the posts to the exclusion of designing!

    Have the best Holiday!
    Much Love, Jamie Herzlinger

  7. Sad you won’t be posting for a week but thanks for this great round up. Will keep me busy ;) Have fun on vacation!

    Danielle | D is for Dreamer

  8. Prudence Yeo says...

    Such an impressive list of past posts which cover a wide range of topics, they all seem very interesting to read! Thanks for the recap and wishing you a great vacation!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

  9. Jenna says...

    Please please please tell us all a out your Pittsburgh visit! Welcome! We’re glad to have you :)

    • Annie says...

      I agree! Tell us about your visit to Pittsburgh please!!! I always love to hear an outsider’s view of the ‘Burgh!

  10. So happy to hear you are taking a break and devoting time to yourself and family!! I loved the article on being a French girl and I would def wear a sweatshirt as a fashion statement. But I do prefer a tiny bit of a graphic or design on it to make it a little more creative and original!! xo

    (=’.’=)
    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

  11. So incredibly excited for the motherhood around the world series! I find the anecdotes so interesting and I constantly talk about what I learn from them. Great conversation starters! Hope you guys enjoy your trip and the week off!

  12. Love this round-up! I’ve been going through them and: I love your mom’s style and she’s so beautiful. My nails are currently a bright blue, but I’ll be opting for the subtle glow in the future. Loving the Subway Book Review’s Instagram feed. I always look like a tourist, even at home haha. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  13. Rita says...

    Joanna, speaking of the beauty uniform series, I’d love to see one featuring your mom! She always looks effortlessly chic and seems to have the best advice!
    Hope you have a great mini vacation!

    • Jess says...

      I agree completely- was just going to post this comment!

  14. Joanna, I love how you demonstrate putting family first and taking a break from blogging. It’s a great example for those of us navigating the blogging waters. Enjoy your time away with your boys!

  15. Rachel S says...

    SO excited for more Motherhood Around the World! I really think it is the most fascinating series I’ve ever read on a blog. Can’t wait to read more!

  16. The motherhood series is the reason I first started reading your blog – I canNOT wait!!!! :)

    Enjoy your holiday!

  17. I can’t wait for the Motherhood series! It’s one of my favorite things!

  18. Kristin says...

    I love the Motherhood Around the World series! Can’t wait to read the next instalment!

  19. Mary Jenkins says...

    The jump-suit looks great! I am glad you went for it and wore it.