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Have a Great Weekend.

Have a Great Weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend? We’re in the mood to lay low this weekend. I kind of want to read a ton of books with the boys and just chill out. Also, the comments on this post were so, so, so honest and heartfelt and supportive and funny and wonderful. I feel grateful for this community of women. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Holy smokes, who wants to have lunch here?!

Five chefs on how they’d doctor up frozen pizza.

Love these framed balloons!

How NOT to get wrinkles while you sleep.

The French-iest salad.

A Chinese Olympian talks about her period and becomes a feminist hero.

What were your first seven jobs? Mine were snowy driveway shoveler, pizza maker, newspaper delivery girl, math tutor, coffee shop barista, receptionist and babysitter (for $2.50/hour, that’s how old I am!).

The sweetest letter from an eight-year-old.

I am somebody.

Terrible real estate photos. Made me laugh out loud.

Great 1960’s Volkswagen ads. (The bottom one is amazing.)

Here’s how to help Louisiana flood victims.

(Photo by Brooke Fitts. Letter via RMTL)

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my rainy day puzzle photo from a Washington State Ferry!

    xo,
    Brooke

  2. Lauren E. says...

    Those real estate photos are hilarious. Whenever I’m scrolling through available apartments in NYC (just to browse…) I’m often totally baffled by the photos that some real estate agents use. So many listings just have one shot of half the bathroom, or two photos of the stove. It’s so odd!

  3. yael steren says...

    I also decided to take it easy this weekend! With NYFW approaching my schedule is going to be quite insane so I thought why not take advantage now and get some rest! I started watching the show Billions on showtime and it’s AMAZING – I highly recommend it!!! Hope you and your family had a nice low key weekend also! xx yael

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

  4. Kate says...

    Those frozen pizza suggestions were so interesting! But honey on pizza. Just can’t get my head around that.

  5. Gabrielle says...

    Joanna, thank you so much for highlighting the flooding in Louisiana. I live near the affected areas and know many people who have lost everything (some for the second time this year). The damage is so severe and widespread, yet the national coverage is next to nothing. Our state desperately needs support from the rest of the country right now and your acknowledgment means so much. Thank you from Louisiana. <3

  6. Crosby says...

    PLEASE do a bit of research before donating to one (or more!) of the charities in Louisiana. Some of those listed have very high overhead, meaning that only pennies of your dollars actually go to help the flood efforts. http://www.charitywatch.org is an example of a third party site that you can help you feel confident that your money is making the biggest impact it can. Alternatively, donate supplies!

  7. I love posts like these. They keep me entertained for a bit. LOL. You also have me thinking about what my first 7 jobs were. That’s a fun idea for a post!
    Babysitter was one for sure. Then I worked for my mom at a pizza place, but I just cleaned tables.
    Then I worked at a local grocery market. A dr’s office assistant. And that’s all I can remember right now! Ha

  8. That poem for Sesame Street brought more meaning for me than I’d expected haha, and that letter from Lily addressed to Barack Obama is pure gold! Love it haha!

    Life in Blue Skies | A Lifestyle Blog

  9. LOL! Wow…those house hunting photos are hilarious. I’ve seen plenty of good ones but never the bad ones. That one bathroom had one too many toilets lol.

    Thanks for the laughs. Have a wonderful weekend <3

    xo Azu

    http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

  10. Aline says...

    Hey! I’m from Louisiana and I live in Baton Rouge very close to all the flooding. My family and I are safe but I have so many friends who lost everything or close to everything. Just wanted to say I really appreciate the shout out on how to help us. I’ve been a long time subscriber to your blog and a new post (especially the beauty uniforms – I am a skin care fanatic!) is the highlight of my day. So thank you.

  11. Greta says...

    I have eaten lunch there in Ebenalp, Switzerland, and it was amazing! Thanks for sharing such fun links.

  12. Heather says...

    Thank you so much for highlighting the flooding in Louisiana!

  13. I’m sleeping with a satin pillow and my hair definitely feels smoother :)

    Shruthi
    http://nyambura.co

  14. Libbynan says...

    I am just so happy that the Chinese swimmer is having a period. So many female athletes get their body /fat ratio so low that they stop menstruating. And talking about it on TV? What a wonderful woman!
    The ” I am somebody ” episode was on Sesame Street when my kids were watching back in the day. We loved it then and still do. I called them both after watching it again and they asked for directions to your site so they could see it for themselves. Thanks from the whole family.

  15. Kim says...

    Like the lettuce lunch, I had one perfect peach for dessert. Delicious!

    Jobs: 1) history worksheet grader, 2) fruit fly husbandry, 3) photo editor, 4) women’s health counselor, and 5) doctor! Hoping to keep it at five but our current system is often trying and tiring. Thanks for the end of the week pick-me-up!

  16. Amy says...

    The Sesame Street video brought tears to my eyes. I cannot imagine something like this in children’s programming today and that really saddens me. How did the 70s get to have the I Am – Somebodys and Mister Rogers talking about disabilities, divorces, and celebrating differences…how the hell did it all devolve into snarky Disney Channel shows (looking at you, JESSIE) where it seems like 90% of the content is derived from offensive stereotyping of minorities.

    • Molly Sarah says...

      I cried too. It’s such a simple yet powerful poem. I truly wish programs of this quality were on television these days and I am thankful for being able to access these things on the Internet to be able to share them with my sons.

    • LaQuetha says...

      I cried as I watched this clip. On Monday starts a brand new year in my pre-k classroom and this is what I want children to remember that they are Somebody. I grew up watching Sesame Street and it was the highlight of my day. Thanks for sharing the clip. I will defintely share this with co-workes and maybe at our next staff meeting.

  17. Wendy says...

    Haha, I babysat for 50 cents an hour. That’s how old I am.

    • L.K. says...

      Me too! Glad some oldies–like us–read this blog…

  18. Karen says...

    Those real estate photos are just about the best thing ever. I laughed so hard that my entire family, including the dogs, ran into the room to see what was up. With all that’s going on in the world, I needed that laugh. Thank you for including it. Love your weekend posts!

  19. Dianne says...

    I was feeling a little down and this round-up totally perked me up. Thanks so much for sharing and being the spunk I needed today.

  20. Laura says...

    I hadn’t heard of the drizzling honey on pizza thing. Sounds … different. But if three chefs recommend it, it just might be good!

  21. Callie says...

    Well f*$k, I watched that Sesame Street video and now I’m crying, haha! That’s the kind of message we need to hear in this day and age.

  22. Elisabeth says...

    I agree with Jenna! This is my favorite internet corner.

    And, in order: 1) babysitter, 2) candy striper, 3) bell desk attendant, 4) waitress, 5) office assistant at a community foundation, then a college admissions office – and yes, I totally looked up the applications of people I knew, 6) library assistant, 7) writing center coach.

  23. emily says...

    I went to high school with the girl who started the first seven jobs thing and it’s been so fun watching her react to going viral on social media. The internet is such a strange and wonderful place!

  24. dahlia says...

    Oh, I just bought that silk pillow case a few weeks ago for a different reason: my hair is long and fine and I was losing way too much of it battling horrible morning tangles. Sometimes I braid it for bed to deal with this, but I love my husband and I’m not sure either of us wants to live in Little House on the Prairie forever. So: silk pillowcase! Huge improvement in morning tangles; I recommended it to my friend whose daughter hates having her hair brushed right away!

  25. Carolyn says...

    I dunno about that reply from President Obama – seems to me he missed an opportunity there. When a little girl wrote to Abraham Lincoln and said he should grow a beard, he grew one.

  26. Barbara says...

    I am somebody…just beautiful!!

    • Katherine says...

      It was so good :)

  27. Andrea says...

    Thank you so much for the link to help my hometown here in Louisiana. We need all the help we can get right now. Thank you! <3

    • I live in Mandeville and was so happy to see the link as well. I hope you are safe.

    • Yes, thank you for posting the link! I’m a displaced New Orleans native (thanks Katrina) living in San Diego. It breaks my heart to see my home state under water again.

      If you feel the call to help (and I hope y’all do!), you can donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting “LAFLOODS” to 90999. The charge is applied to your phone bill. Super simple and will help many in need :)

  28. Elizabeth says...

    Thank you for sharing the adorable + inspirational letter between the little girl & the president. I also loved the link to the poem on Sesame Street. I had never heard of it before and I’m so glad you shared it. These things have so much more meaning to me now that I’m a mother.

  29. Eve says...

    That picture! All the feels. Bravo, Brooke Fitts.

    • Aw… Thank you so much!!!

      xo, Brooke

  30. Jenna says...

    I am grateful for you creating this little corner of the internet. It is like belonging to a secret club of awesome. We are here, being supportive, funny, and interesting, and no one is dissecting it or judging it. It just is, and it is wonderful.

  31. Kate says...

    So, I noticed that several of those chefs suggested drizzling honey on the pizza. Is that a thing? Just this week, we ordered some pizzas and they came with a little pack of honey in the box! I thought it might be for dipping just the crust, but this has me wondering….

  32. Thank you for the real estate photos, I was in need of a laugh :)