Have a happy almost-fall weekend.

My lovelies, what are you up to this weekend? We’re going to take a long walk around town with Toby in the sling, and I’ll be finally finishing my birth story, which I can’t wait to share on Monday! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few great posts from around the web this week…

This tiny apartment manages to feel big and bright.

Raindrops on the ocean.

Liking this whale book cover.

How cute is this star scarf? (Grown-ups can wear it, too!)

Wow, I can’t believe these are paintings.

Hungry for peas and feta on toast.

Fall to-do list: Learn how to do Heidi braids.

Cheery wallpaper.

And Rue Magazine is here! Congrats to all the talented ladies who put it together.

Plus, five pretty girls:
* Grey trenches.
* Cute Dane.
* Friendly style.
* Tie-dye love.
* Red lipstick.

(Photo by Alice)

  1. Ha you guys, she has a life, a husband, and a baby. To quote the movie Juno “I heard these are quite the time-suck” :) I am sure her story will be amazing and nice!

  2. Anonymous says...

    I have also been checking your blog every hour Joanna, where is the birth story?! :(

  3. Anonymous says...

    Ladies chill out! monday is not over yet ;)

    If she said that it will be posted today, I bet that it WILL be posted today.

    be patient :)

  4. Ugh! We’ve been waiting MONTHS for this! She said it would be up today :(

  5. Sad that there is no birth story up. Maybe tomorrow.

  6. Anonymous says...

    I’ve been checking the site for almost whole day :/

  7. Anonymous says...

    I’ve been waiting for that story,since she said she would post it. Over two months ago!!

  8. Oh my gosh. The birth story is the only thing I have been looking forward to all day.

  9. pws says...

    Still no birth story? :(

    (No shame ladies, I’ve been refreshing every hour on the hour as well!)

  10. Ha seriously? Pretty much me too. :)

  11. Anonymous says...

    For real! I’ve been checking in every hour! I want to read the birth story!

  12. Anonymous says...

    Jo! Where is the birth story? We are dyyyingg to read it! Please post sooner rather than later. XO

  13. Lots of lovely stuff here. Thank you for including me amidst it, and thanks also for your recent sweet comments on my blog. I hope you’ve had a nice weekend.

  14. Rue magazine is amazing, thanks for putting us in touch with it!

  15. Laundry, cleaning, scrabble..
    And church on Sundays..♥

  16. Thanks for sharing! Excited about the magazine & the recipe! =)

  17. oh my goodness, thanks for the link to the peas and feta on toast. I made it last night and it was soooo delicious!!!

  18. Love the way you did this post with all the creative links….
    Even though it looks so simple, I know the time and patience it takes to do this!! But fun too!

  19. Anonymous says...

    Which baby sling do you use?

  20. i dieeeeeeeeeeeee over that kitchen in the design sponge link….oh my!

  21. so exciting to see my photo on your blog!! what an honor :)

    hope your weekend is swell!


  22. Those raindrops on the ocean pictures are so dreamy! How perfectly magical :]

  23. I miss east coast falls!

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  25. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Love the star scarf. I pretty scarf to get 2 of.. one of mom and one for the daughter. :)

  26. can’t wait to read your birth story! :) hope you’re having a fun weekend :)

  27. Looking forward to reading your birth story..

    we are preparing our home for our friends visiting us all the way from colorado!!

  28. Oh, Octoberfest just began this morning! So I stay at home an ignore it:-)

  29. I’ll be throwing a party for some friends today and then tomorrow I must pack some stuff for my trip to Italy next week :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

  30. I love this little list!
    so nice to have fun things to look at on a saturday morning.
    I hope the family has a great time on your walk!

    -Morgan (Blackbird Fly)
    Blackbird Fly

  31. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe those are paintings either! They look so real!

    Have a great weekend :)

  32. thanks for posting this picture.
    i opened this post early saturday morning — before the hubby and baby awakening time — and it calmed me.
    i can’t explain why, but it did.

    have an awesome almost-fall weekend!
    i’m glad i’m not the only one who appreciates the chill in the air.

    – aly english-murray

  33. working (a bit) . dinner with friends . visiting w/ my sis . playing with olive (my dog baby) . and hopefully getting in some cuddle time w/ my handsome fiance : )

    happy weekend!!!

  34. Anonymous says...

    Joanna – what sort of sling do you have for Toby?

  35. Anonymous says...

    Hi Joanna!

    This weekend is going to be a clean-the-tiny-apartment-weekend but I think it’s going to be refreshing! I love very few things more than a clean house. And where I live, trees are already yellow, orange and brown (at least under my window) so I’m not complaining. Listening to Regina Spektor and ironing haha!
    But I also have to do some studying so it’s not going to be very relaxing weekend.

    And I needed to say how much i adore Haidi braids! Althought one of my friends has Heidi braids all the time so it’s already her trademark, I have to come up with something else!

    Have beautiful weekend. Before cleaning the apartment I’m going to see some friends. So loving these simple days!

    Love, Riikka

  36. Those mineral paintings are incredible. Have a wonderful weekend!

  37. It really feels like autumn here so I’ll be wrapping up warm, going to a kid’s party, entertaining my brother for the weekend and trying to squeeze in a visit to London Fashion Week. Phew!

  38. Great links! Loved RUE Magazine!! :) Thanks so much for posting and sharing this Joanna!

  39. Have a Great Weekend! I can’t wait for your birth story! :)


    I just heard TORNADOS hit New York City. Did you see one? It’s so bizarre!

  40. this weekend = state fair food…yum ^_^

  41. those mineral paintings are insane!!

  42. i’m going on an adventure tomorrow (it’s a surprise – i don’t know where yet!) and sunday i am going on a hike :)
    happy almost fall (although here the weather has definitely been fallish for a week or so)

  43. Have a great weekend, xoxo

  44. ahhh…a fall weekend. down south we won’t have one of those for another month. lucky you. unlucky me.

  45. Hope you have a great weekend Joanna!

  46. So excited to see your birth story/Toby’s birthday story. :)

    My husband’s parents are visiting, and we’re going to go on a zipline tour that’s about 20 miles outside the city. Packing a picnic lunch to eat out at the lake while we’re there.

    Have a lovely weekend, dahling!

  47. Yes, almost fall like already. Can’t wait to break out fall accessories like scarves, gloves and hats.

  48. Oh, these posts!! Can’t wait to read the birth story!! :)

  49. Oh your weekend sounds lovely. I will be catching up on some much needed cleaning around the house…not so exciting but I’m hoping it will be satisfying! Enjoy your weekend!

  50. Have a wonderful time with your boys and I am really looking forward to your birth story…yay! Have a relaxing weekend,Joanna:)

    Ps: That tiny apartment is darling:)


  51. So so happy for the weekend. We’re heading to the state fair and eating some greasy food :)

  52. Truly one of my favorite weekend posts yet – swimming in the rain is one of my favorite things! Have a great weekend with your family!


  53. I’m shooting an engagement and cleaning my room! :)

    I hope you enjoy your time with Toby and the husband :) Toby is absolutely precious!

  54. I am heading to the mountains of NC to have a picnic with my sweet husband! Have yourself a GREAT weekend! I’m looking forward to your birth story. :)