Have a Lovely Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? I’m catching up with a long-lost friend tonight, and tomorrow we’re hoping to take Toby to see children’s book author Mo Willems read at the MoMA store! What about you? If you’re in a blog-reading mood, here are a few fun posts from around the web…

A song for your weekend.

Colorblock dress for the spring.

A furry friend.

Did you know about this street on the Upper West Side?

10 bizarre professions you didn’t know existed.

Who wants to whip up a batch of these?

Ahoy tattoos.

A virtual tour of the Grand Canyon.

Is this art?

Lamb sliders.

Hair crush: the middle part.

Made me laugh.

Food valentines.

Johnny Cash gets his own postage stamp.

This wedding book looks good.

FYI, The Honest Company, which makes our favorite natural diapers, wipes, lotion, shampoo, soap, etc., is offering free shipping with the code JoFreeShip3, until February 11th. xoxo

(Photo taken at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon, by Ralph Morse, January 1942; via Vintage Ski, via Snippet & Ink. Grand Canyon tour via SwissMiss; Mo Willems reading via StrollerTraffic; stamp via Snippet & Ink)

  1. Spent the weekend up on Mt. Hood in the snow where your beautiful photograph in this post was taken!

  2. I always wonder where you find so many interesting stuff! :)

  3. during all my years of college learning how to be a teacher, Mo Willems was one of my absolute favorite children’s authors. the adorable creatures and characters with incredible personalities and wit….sigh, I would love to hear him speak!

  4. We took our kids to see Mo Willems when he was in town. We love his books, though were surprised to find him a bit… I don’t know, grouchier than expected! The pigeon books are still requested regularly though:)

  5. A not-so-well-known Mo Willems book: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.
    So cute and goofy :)

  6. Great post, I thoroughly enjoyed all the links! I’d never heard of Busted Tees and they had lots of great designs.

  7. I have a hair crush on the middle part too, but I’m not sure how to wear it. I’m so used to a side part! Also, I am so impressed by the virtual tour of the Grand Canyon. It’s a beauty of technology.

  8. Happy belated birthday! Love catching up on all the posts!
    Enjoy the day!
    Jamie Herzlinger

  9. I love Mo Willems! “Dont let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” is one of my favorite children’s books. Have fun!

  10. OMGGGGGGGGGGGG JOHNNY CASHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH all up in my snail mail!!! <3 <3
    cannot wait to know the release date to be known!!!!!!

  11. I need to invest in these stamps!

  12. I once heard a grade 8 teacher read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! to 14 year olds at an inner city school. They were so enthralled that you would have thought they were reading The Hunger Games.

  13. Wish I could pull off the middle part! But my face is just not made for it. Happy weekend to you!

  14. Based off the 10 bizarre professions.. if photography doesn’t work out for me, I see a giant block of cheese in my future!

    Take care,

  15. Okay, so food valentines may be the most brilliant thing ever. I can’t stop laughing at how cheesy and adorable they all are!

  16. The link to the cool street on the UWS led me to that article of 50 Coolest Places In NY and I am IN LOVE! I’ve literally written everything down and plan to do it all. I love this city.

  17. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I had a whole class in University in contemporary art which focused on trying to answer that question… “Is this art?”or ‘What is art?” Be happy to know that after the full semester, we came to the conclusion there is no definitive answer. Ha! My answer? Does it evoke emotion? Then yes, it’s art!

  19. Love the food Valentines! Have great weekend!

  20. Love Mo Willems and so do my kindergarten class . I juts bought Leonardo the Terrible Monster today, Love it. Have fun at the reading. My husband and I are having a few friends over for a game night. Shall be fun. Have a great weekend.

  21. I always joke that my “literary crush” is Mo Willems (Pigeon won our mock presidential election this year, and I’m pretty sure it was because the Hot Dog Party was more tenacious than the Troublemaker Party Bad Kitty was running on…but I digress). I was interviewed by him one year after my team won the ALA book cart drill competition; it’s been one of the highlights of my library career.

    Have an awesome time!

  22. SO excited about the free shipping from Honest Company! I love their diapers and really love their baby wipes! I was just thinking today that I needed to stock up….and now I can! :) Happy weekend!!

  23. I LOVE Mo Willems. I’m a first grade teacher, and his books make my kids laugh and laugh and LAUGH out loud…real “LOLing.” Please tell him to make a new Piggie and Gerald!! :)

  24. I hope you get to see Mo! He came to a museum near our house a few years ago and was delightful! My daughter (5 at the time) loved meeting him.

  25. Ah, Mo is my neighbor and, I think, not a particularly nice person. But I’m sure the reading will be fun all the same:)

  26. Thanks for linking up my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies – I appreciate it, Joanna! Enjoy your weekend :)

  27. That little Mateo seems like such a sweet boy. I’ve seen some of those photos on Pinterest and they make my heart burst. I bet Toby is a gentle soul like him.

    And I’d seriously, no kidding, without a hint of jest, vote Tina Fey and Amy Poehler into office.

    Happy weekend!

  28. Thanks for the Tattly link Joanna!

  29. I love Pomander Walk! It really does feel very European–I was lucky enough to walk through it several years ago, when a resident was kind enough to let us in the gates.

  30. Mo Willems! My workplace celebrates Elephant & Piggie’s Friendiversary every year. Elephant or pig ears on everyone. He has got to be awesome in person – have fun!

  31. always one of the best parts of my weekend! thanks for the “haha!”‘s the “oooh!”s and the “wtf?!”s.

  32. Oh my! I am so jelous please document the trip to see Mo Willems! Me and my sister get each other one of his books for birthdays or christmas, I always end up in tears!
    Have a nice weekend xx

  33. What a special weekend! I catalog children’s books at a library, and always enjoy Mo Willems’ offerings! Also, have fun with your friend. I’ve been thinking a lot about long-lost friends lately.

  34. That wedding book does look good! The hardest part of planning my wedding was having to choose a style/theme, and realizing I couldn’t include everything I’d seen on Pinterest :) Mine was pretty classic, which was perfect for us (traditional, but with a romantic feel; we termed it “romantic whimsy”), but I hope I have a lot of daughters so I can plan all the weddings I didn’t have!

  35. You know….I majored in art history and so I feel kind of like a tool saying this, but NOPE! not art. This person was right to compare him to creepy Joseph Beuys.

  36. Thank you for doing these each week. I look forward to them every Friday! YOU have a great weekend.

  37. rather than the poehler fey t-shirt, can i have the boy modeling it?