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Have a Great Weekend.

Have a Great Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? We are taking a little jaunt to the North Fork. Have you ever been? We never have and I’m really looking forward to it, especially after seeing these photos of lavender fields years ago. Also, thank you so, so much for the incredible comments on this post. It meant so much. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…

I’m taking this book on our trip. The reviews were great.

I look like an engineer.” SO AWESOME AND INSPIRING.

Curious to try this scent, which apparently has a cult following.

Great affordable art.

BBC presenter awkwardly caught using pretend iPad.

This grandma was a bridesmaid!

What it feels like to be dyslexic.

Really into the History in Pics Instagram account.

How to get rid of clutter. Made me laugh.

Claustrophobes, don’t look!

Really, really liking these dresses.

I’m hungry for this salad.

Last but not least, I was honored to be on the Of a Kind radio show! It was really fun. Here’s the episode, I come on halfway through and talk for about 15-20 minutes. My voice sounds deeper than usual, I think, ha!

(OnOff via Miss Moss)

  1. Theadora says...

    Will have to check out Astonish Me. I love ballet. Did you see the documentary Ballet 422? It’s streaming on Netflix and really good.

  2. Awele says...

    I just heard your interview and you sound nothing like what i would have thought! its funny. Love you so much!

    Lots of Love from Nigeria
    Awele

  3. prudence marule says...

    How to get rid of clutter made me giggle! ” There is no need for a bed in the truly de-cluttered life. You should hover gently several inches above the floor in perfect harmony with your surroundings during your yearly nap, like a seahorse.” – what?? hahaha..

  4. yael steren says...

    I worked on saturday and then yesterday i took it nice and easy! Today I’m working on the blog! Hope you had a great weekend! xo yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

  5. Lucy says...

    Mum recently moved house and most of her spices were from the early 2000s, it is hard to finish a spice!!

  6. Elizabeth says...

    Joanna, this is very random, but I know you like ballet, and thought you might enjoy this ballerina’s vlog. Joy Womack is the first American woman to join the Bolshoi Ballet Theater, and she’s now dancing in Moscow at the Kremlin Theater. Her daily vlog is totally fascinating and addicting: https://www.youtube.com/user/reagan1233
    Hope you enjoy!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you, sounds wonderful!

  7. Julia says...

    I loved hearing you on the podcast. You sound so kind and genuine and it is great to put a voice to the writing. Thanks for being great at what you do!

  8. Hannah says...

    I love the “I look like an engineer” round-up.
    I became a funeral director right out of college and I love my job. I was top of my class and one of the youngest directors licensed in my state, ever. However, still under 25 with a deep-love for pencil skirts and red lipstick, SO many people politely ask me if I can refer them to a director, and immediately assume I’m the secretary or office manager. The funny thing is that I have more accreditations than most of my male counterparts that are 55+!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s amazing. GOOD FOR YOU! xo

  9. Hannah says...

    Aw, Joanna! Hearing you on Of a Kind just made me love and relate to you more. It was so much fun to listen to you, and I love your use of “envelope-pushy” and “newsier.”
    So you know, I’m in my early twenties with a wedding in the works and our first house not-quite-perfect yet. Our home mirrors your apartment that Alex first moved into and where you brought Toby home more than either apartment you’ve had since. I still pull up the makeover Jenny helped you with even now, since the dynamics of that apartment (limited space !!!, limited resources, lots of old character- and the downsides of a place that old) are so very relatable to us as we undergo making our place a home. For example, I totally used the trick of painting the molding and back of the door in the bathroom the same color as the rest of the room to make it seem larger, and painting the ceiling definitely had a better effect than I would think, just as you had said. We went nautical with lots of navy, too.
    But that’s what I love about your blog. I can oh and ahh over how cute Toby and Anton are as they grow, and look at all your pretty vacations, but I can also dig up posts from years ago that I can better relate to at this point in life. I started reading your blog while I was in college, and remember when you first posted that apartment makeover, and while I loved it, I had only been dating my then boyfriend for a year, I had one room to work with, and couldn’t yet relate. Yet I carried it with me until we could finally use it for reference. It’s funny how that works!
    Someday I’ll get to the point where I need to read the motherhood posts you’re posting now… Your boys will probably be halfway through elementary school at that point. Maybe middle school. Ha!
    Anyways, know that we your readers are here, cheering you on, and so proud of how far this blog has come.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a sweet note, hannah. that is so, so nice to hear. your note made me really happy. and good luck with your new place, i’m sure it’s going to be beautiful and full of love. xoxo

  10. Kait says...

    Astonish Me is so so good! Maggie Shipstead is one of my favorite authors. As a ballet-interested girl, can’t wait to hear what you think!

  11. lindsay marie says...

    These were great, thanks…..and I am one of the followers to that scent. I am extremely picky about my perfume, most give me a headache or I just get sick of it right away, or it smells too artificial to me, etc. I never get tired of cashmere mist! its just the best. I do the deodorant and perfume…

  12. Devon says...

    I live on the North Fork (Southold) with my 3 small children. Let me know if you want any you want any insider tips. :)
    Enjoy our beautiful North Fork!

  13. Deleila says...

    I love love love the grandma bridesmaid!

  14. JG says...

    Love, love, LOVED your podcast. It’s so great to hear a voice behind your content. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Elizabeth says...

    I’ve seriously listened to the radio show interent recommendations several times and I cannot find the second website. If someone knows and can share…

  16. Verena says...

    Listening to the of a kind podcast on my way to work Thursdays always brightens up my day, but hearing that you were their guest made me squeak and smile during my drive like crazy – it was such a good surprise!

  17. Kayla says...

    Oh my, Joanna. That Donna Karan deodorant is the best deodorant I’ve ever owned. I received it as a gift a couple years ago and couldn’t believe how well it worked. The scent is subtle, but effective, and it goes on like a thin layer of silk. I’m curious to hear what you think if you try it!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’m even more curious now after reading comments about it! lexi, who works with us, raves about it, too.

  18. mindi says...

    Oh my gosh, I just ordered a custom dress from OffOn a few weeks ago! I’m so pleased to see them here on your weekly roundup. They have been incredibly helpful and wonderful in the process. I will let you know how the dress fits. Cheers!

  19. Kim says...

    Immediately went to listen to your radio debut. Totally great! Thank you.

  20. Heather says...

    Ha! Your voice is so high!! Perspectives, I guess :). We just got back from Ny where we ventured into the north fork. The Harbes family farm is a must for some wholesome country tomfoolery. The kids loved it…they also have a wine tasting barn for the grown ups! Also went to the lavender fields bc of your post!! It was beautiful. Have a great weekend!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha, that’s so funny! :) glad you guys had a great trip. we loved the greenport carousel and the food truck at North Fork Table & Inn. so good!

  21. Astonish Me looks fab, and I’ve downloaded it in ebook from the library in preparation for our vacation to Maine next weekend! (I also borrowed Go Set a Watchman and Quiet :) ). Thanks for the recommendation!

    The podcast was also great. It is lovely to hear your voice and inflection after reading your words all this time!

  22. Your voice, Joanna! It made me happy to hear it after all these years reading your voice. :)

  23. caitlin says...

    That Grandma bridesmaid is the cutest thing ever!!

  24. Sarah says...

    Astonish Me is a great pic for your trip. Loved it!

  25. Sarah says...

    Wow! How wonderful to hear your voice. Great interview – it’s interesting to hear a bit about behind the scenes and to be reminded than even though you DO make it look easy, it take a lot of effort.

  26. Megan says...

    Whoa! So fun to hear what you sound like after all these years.

  27. Someone just recently mentioned that Donna Karin deodorant and I have heard it seriously between 10-15 times in the last two weeks. Isn’t that strange? Also your voice is so cute and not what I expected! Not saying I expected it to be ugly…haha but just different! You should do a podcast or a vlog or something.
    xoxo!

  28. Meghan says...

    The link for Cashmere Mist goes to the deodorant. Is this what you’re recommending? Or just the fragrance in general.

  29. Yay thank for the book rec! I’m about to finish Crazy Rich Asians (don’t bother) and needed another book…that’s actually available at the library. :)

  30. Enjoy your trip, Joanna! You are going to fall in love with ‘Astonish Me’! I burned through it in 3 days and promptly picked up Shipstead’s debut ‘Seating Arrangements’.

    xo

  31. Bri says...

    Hey!

    I just listened to your great interview! You mentioned a website that you, your dad and your brother really like – Khaki? Jason Khaki? How do I spell this? I’m trying to google it and having no luck – I’d love to check it out!

    Thanks for continuing to be awesome and inspirational!

    • I think it’s kottke.org.

    • Kasey says...

      Yes! I was wondering too. And what were the other two, besides Of A Kind? Thanks!

    • Same! Was wondering about the third one–sounded like Amanda Heller.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh yes, kottke.org and manrepeller.com, and then i said i also follow their newsletter on ofakind.com xoxo

  32. Nikki says...

    I just listened to your Of A Kind segment and besides the fact that it was very inspirational and interesting, your voice is SO sweet and easy to listen to! You have the best radio voice I’ve ever heard, it’s so soothing!

    Love your blog :)

    Xx

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      aww, thank you! you guys are so nice.

  33. Laura says...

    Thanks for writing such a great blog! Do you know where it would be possible to get a print of that giraffe photo?

    • Susan says...

      Yes, I am wondering this as well! Would love a print of that photo.

  34. Angela says...

    Thanks for the tip on that History IG account and, oh my goodness, that granny as a bridesmaid article made me cry. Now I wish that I had done the same!

  35. I am so loving the photos of female engineers! My hope is that there are many teachers who see this so they may demonstrate this concept to the girls in their classes!! xo

    Kisses,

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

  36. So neat to hear your voice, Jo! I just adore you.

  37. Marusa says...

    So nice to hear your voice! I could not wait to come home and listen to the show, was so excited! Feels like meeting you in person :)

  38. This week has been a very busy one for me and had missed your post on how to write a condolence note. I read it and loved it! So sweet and true! Sending lots of love and strength to your sister!

    Alina
    http://www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

    P.S. Gotta listen to a radio show now..bye!

  39. I always enjoy Of A Kind’s 10 Things newsletter and their radio show – thanks for sharing your insight on there!

    http://sfgrid.blogspot.com/

  40. I’ve been wearing Cashmere Mist for fifteen years. I love it so much.

  41. Have a wonderful time on the north fork. I haven’t been in a long time but I have the sweetest memory of a family day trip to Greenport, sitting on a bench with my grandpa. I got a chocolate malted and there it was – in love with malted anything. And my grandpa, too, of course. Heading out there next weekend for my sister’s bachelorette party. A day of wine tasting whilst being chauffeured around in a limo. Should be fun.

  42. Callie says...

    Joanna, Where did you find that giraffe photo? I loooove it!

  43. Haley says...

    The clutter article is awesome- I thought that by reading Marie Kondo’s book I’f be transformed into a zen-like clutter-free individual- but soon after she told me to pull the pages out of my favorite books and get rid of them I cracked ;) #lovemystuff

  44. Islay says...

    I absolutely loved your interview. I’ve been reading your blog for years, and it’s so cool to be able to hear what you sound like! Putting a voice to a face finally

  45. Stephanie says...

    I look forward to these links every week! Love the dresses and that salad looks fresh and delicious.

    I’m a fashion blogger in NYC. To follow my adventures featuring the best of NYC’s fashion and food, check out sustenanceandstyle.com. Always looking to collaborate with new bloggers, so contact me! See you there xx

    – Stephanie

  46. Steph B says...

    #ilooklikeanengineer just blew me away. In my undergrad for Biology, everyone dressed like they were always headed into the field. I love science AND I love fashion. One woman professor told me to never compromise on either. I could have both and it wouldn’t make me less smart or less fashionable. Those words stuck with me. I do encounter sexism now on construction sites when I’m wearing my cute steal toed cowboy boots, flannel shirts tied up, and makeup, but once the men get to know me they respect me. Now if only the desert tortoises I protect from the machinery would start appreciating my highlights and lipgloss. ;-) Loved this post.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      you’re awesome. you’d probably love the lena dunham video on personal style (here, she’s responding to a woman who dresses provocatively, but it applies to anyone who is wondering if their style is appropriate/etc.): http://cupofjo.com/2014/09/lena-dunham-gives-great-advice/

  47. N. Rogers says...

    I love the scent of Cashmere Mist! (It’s similar to Shalimar) I’m currently out of it and need to get more!

  48. Natasha says...

    I’ve been wearing cashmere mist for years as well as Chanel no 5. Love it!

  49. Meg says...

    Joanna, I’ve worn Cashmere Mist for yeeears (usually fall/winter). It’s such a comfy, sweet smell. It’s not aggressively sexy like so many women’s’ scents– it’s feminine and sexy in its own way. The first hint of fall and I grab it immediately, and can’t stop smelling my wrist when it’s on. Let us know what you think if you try it!

  50. Julie says...

    LOL to the clutter piece! I love your blog :).

  51. Really loved your interview. It’s so fun to put a voice to a face! Have a great trip. :)

  52. Emily says...

    I listened to the audiobook of ASTONISH ME. It was so good. You’re in for a treat!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      good call!!!! was just looking for a new audiobook. i think i’m going to switch to listening to it. thank you!

  53. Loved your interview! Have a great weekend <3

  54. Meredith says...

    Yes to “Astonish Me!” The perfect summer read.