Have a Wonderful Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going out for Mexican food tonight, and tomorrow we’re going on a family bike ride. Also, I’ve gotten really sucked into this book. (B.J. Novak said, “I thought it was incredible that a book that was so much of a pulpy heart-pounding thriller had so many intimate sophisticated observations about human nature.”) Have you read it? Hope you have a relaxing weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web…

A song to kick off the weekend.

Have you tried this? Every beauty editor I know swears by it.

The picky eaters club.

How to serve grapes.

A hilarious review of every single drugstore mascara.

These Halloween costumes are a trip. (Ira Glass!)

A cool app for saving.

This texting trick made me laugh. (The whole blog is great.)

Genius tip: ice-cube popsicles.

Learning to love criticism.

Are you guilty of blue cheese blabbing?

Riveting photos of the Underground Railroad.

Seven events that sparked baby booms.

(Photo by Branislav Jovanović)

  1. Do people’s children actually let them dress them like that for Halloween? My kids are five and two, and they barely let me tell them to not wear shorts in fifty degree weather much less choose something as “important” as their Halloween costume. Maybe I just have particularly opinionated kids…?

  2. I have been using my Mia Clarisonic for over two years now and I LOVE IT. I have seen a HUGE change in my skin (started at 45 years old) At that time I also starred using all Kiehl’s products. So it may be a combo of the two that worked for me but I swear by the Mia. Get one. Thanks for your blog- as always I just love your take on the world.
    Side note- I thought Gone Girl was the worst movie I’ve ever seen.

  3. Still haven’t read Gone Girl, although I’ve had it sitting in my house forever. I’m thinking my upcoming anniversary trip to Europe will be the perfect time to knock it out!

  4. Mia 2 is the best i read about it last year and recieved one that christmas. I cant live without it now!!! People always ask me what i use and i tell them mia 2 and philosiphy pure. Another fantastic peoduct is grease lightening by lush!!!!!

  5. Love the mushrooms arranged like that! You always find really wonderful photos.

  6. Thanks for sharing this list, I enjoyed reading the different links so much! I especially loved the links about adult blogging and the underground railroad.

    The first made me smile and think that I really need to remember this tip for later :)

    And the second was not only beautiful to look at those photos but also really stirred some kind of emotion in me.

  7. Oh the picky eaters made me laugh! My son – also named Xander, will not eat banana strings – or anything else like it ie: melted cheese cannot lap over his piece of pizza or he will ignore it until “mommy fix”)

  8. R says...

    Hi! I’m also reading Gone Girl and loving it. It’s amazing how the author describes their relationship in such a profound way, such bitterness and ambiguity. A really good essay on humanity.

    Love your blog, Joanna. It’s such a fun, inspiring, intelligent blog. All the best for the blog, you and your family.

    Rita, Portugal

  9. Kelsey Long, you have more company! I started the book and couldn’t get into it. I just saw the movie this morning, and I didn’t like the movie either!

  10. The book was insanely good. I don’t think I have read a book like this in a long time. One that I don’t want to put down, that I regret starting to read so late at night!

    Without spoiling it – I was slightly disappointed with the ending! There were so many endings I would have preferred!

    Can’t wait to see what the film is like. If they ruin anything, make anything better (mostly the ending – the rest is ace anyway!)

  11. I read Gone Girl over two nights this week (got totally hooked!) and saw the movie last night!

    Have a great weekend! xx

  12. I loved all of them as always !! My niece has to be the worse picky eater ever !! Only certian types of meat that’s all!!! She’s so adorable. I will have a time when she come and spends winter break with me. She’s 12 and she hasn’t grown out of it. Then I realized I haven’t myself so I am an annoying picky eater too. There should be an adult club. And the moon rise kingdom costumes adult version had came to mind now to get one of the kids to dress with their dear aunt.

  13. I LOVE that book!!! I read it a few years ago and am going to see the movie with my sister tomorrow. It’s a page turner!!!

  14. Kelsey Long, you aren’t the only one. I tried to read it, gave up halfway through. I absolutely hated the book. Thought I’d try again…nope, couldn’t do it. I read a review with spoilers purposely – the 2 reviewers hated it too. And…I won’t see the movie. So no…there are others!

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  16. I read Gone Girl about a year ago and could not put it down. It was such chilling insight into our minds and relationships. The scariest thing is you could totally relate to both characters…
    The Accidental Mama

  17. Awesome post. Love the texting tip! Ha ha.

  18. I love your mushroom photo!! Also, I am looking for a good book for my longggggggg weekend drive next weekend. I am thinking of getting Gone Girl on audio. Do you love it so far?

  19. Hey Joanna,

    I enjoy your friday links a lot but today’s baby boom makers hit home. I live in DC and gave birth to our second daughter at another hospital because Sibley, our designated hospital, was diverging patients meaning all their labor and delivery beds were occupied. Sibley was not the only district hospital diverting, we ended up in Georgetown University’s in the last bed. Everyone was joking about these sequester babies being born all over the city and how major hospitals were at full capacity. Many mothers like me ended up giving birth without their doctors and in other hospitals it was quite the rollercoaster ride. ��

  20. Wow, LOVE that article on criticism. Thanks for sharing, Jo!

  21. I’m reading that book right now as well! SO good! Hope to finish it by tomorrow so my husband and I can go to the movie.

  22. Hi Joanna!

    Happy weekend to you. Your links always make my day. Thanks for sharing the Chronixx song. Nothing better than kicking off the weekend with conscious music. Big up JA!


  23. D2 says...

    LOVED the song! Great for a Friday. Have a fabulous weekend! My husband and I are going to see Gone Girl Saturday PM. LOVED the book. Her two other books = fabulous too.

  24. The picky eater club is awesome! My son is terrible! But, it sounds like I’m not alone! His big thing lately is, if I told him he liked to eat a particular thing when he was a baby, he’ll try it. Aye, aye, aye.

  25. I have been trying to read Gone Girl since the movie is officially out, but for some reason I am having a hard time getting into it. I feel like I am the only person on the planet who is having this issue. I must just need to give it more time!



  26. Gone Girl is sooo good! I can’t wait to see the movie. Also, the Clarisonic Mia is my number one can’t-live-without beauty product. I would recommend using the sensitive brush heads unless you have incredibly tough skin.

  27. Happy weekend, Joanna!

    I still haven’t read Gone Girl, but I need to read it before seeing the movie.
    Thanks for sharing the Chronixx video. I was so excited when I clicked on the link!! haha Love that song. Big up JA:)


  28. Joanna Goddard says...

    omg, he is the best! alex and i have been listening to him non stop at home.

  29. Adulting blog is genius and so funny!

  30. The Picky Eaters Club is awesome!! My daughter Dorian should be apart of this…

  31. Love your Friday posts – adulting blog is hilarious. Have a good weekend!

  32. Oh my God. As a Jamaican, number 1 made my day!!! I love Chronixx