Happy (almost) New Year! This was a light week on the blog, but next week we’ll be back to our regular scheduled programming. Do you have any fun plans for tomorrow night? Alex and I will be heading to our friends’ apartment for blinis and Champagne, while Toby will sleep in his travel crib in their bedroom. Quiet New Year’s Eves are my favorite. Have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web…

The world’s best new affordable hotels.

A sweet take on a bedtime story.

Fun shoe clips to jazz up black flats.

Fashion from a book.

Three years.

The world according to Michigan. (Fellow Michiganders will chuckle:)

Inspiring tomboy style.

How to host house guests.

Did you see this insane pie in Oprah magazine?

Louis C.K. makes me laugh.

Remember A Very Young Dancer?

Plus, three Cup of Jo posts you may have missed:
* Winter bicyclists.
* Chop onions without crying.
* Adorable families.

(Photo of Hitchcock as a grandpa)