How to Do Anything…

As I mentioned, we’re in California this week visiting friends and family. Hope you have a great one (and stay warm, East Coasters!!!). We’ll be posting a link list on Friday, but meanwhile, here are a few past posts, if you’re in a blog-reading mood…

* How to look like a French girl.
* How to tuck in your shirt like a model.
* How to love getting dressed every day.
* How to choose pretty outfits.
* How to dress like a tomboy.

* How to pick a perfume.
* How to get a one-day hair makeover.
* How to paint pretty nails.
* How to blow dry your hair like a stylist (or fake it).
* How to NOT smell funny.

* How to eat dinner.
* How to sip wine without getting lipstick on your glass.
* How to make the perfect cheese tray.
* How to host an articles club or cookie swap.
* How to make dessert with just four ingredients.

* How to stay in touch with friends.
* How to mend a broken heart.
* How to have more sex.
* How to comfort someone who is grieving.
* How to fake an orgasm.
* How to say “I love you.”
* How to win at dating.

* How to make it through pregnancy.
* How to raise happy siblings.
* How to get your kids to talk at dinner.
* How to breastfeed in public.
* How to share a family bed.
* How to decide if you want children—or just say no.

* How to pick the best flowers (and arrange them).
* How to find affordable art.
* How to decorate a tiny apartment.
* How to make your home smell amazing.
* How to create a happy space.

* How to hail a cab.
* How to NOT look like a tourist.
* How to pack like a fashion editor.
* How to ease your fear of flying.
* How to plan a family vacation.

Life overall:
* How to sound British.
* How to give a high five.
* How to introduce people.
* How to walk on ice.
* How to outsource your life.

Have a good week, and talk to you soon. xoxo

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  2. The “how to introduce people” blew my mind when you first posted it! Hah, it is so clever and makes sense when you really think about it.

    Best wishes to you all in Cali!


  3. Looks like lots of amazing reading (have already read a couple, lots more to go!) ;)


  4. Always a pleasure to read through your link roundups. I especially appreciated “The Art of Presence” article. Thank you!

  5. So random, but the girl in the upper left photo looks like a perfect cross between a young Rosanna Arquette and Rachel McAdams!
    Thanks for all the great links!

  6. Wonderful! Really inspiring!

  7. Hi Joanna! I’ve been reading your blog for a while but never commented because I get caught into reading more and more, from one post to the next one. Your voice translates into every post and I surely appreciate that. Thanks for the how to do everything! Great idea!

  8. love all of these links! especially how to look like a french girl.. guess i need to find the perfect grey sweat shirt ;)

  9. I’m glad you’re able to be with your family this week…hope you can find comfort in each other.

  10. Really enjoyed the “effortlessly beautiful” link. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who thinks those tiny shavers are the best thing ever. Also, I’ll be checking out that shampoo and conditioner mentioned. Trying to get my hair back to a healthier state after dyeing, re-dyeing, and using so much heat on it!

  11. I love all yor posts, I really enjoy reading you.

  12. Thinking of you and Alex. I’m sure it means so much to his family to have you there.

  13. Hope you have a great time in California! Thanks for the post :)

  14. thanks for your transparency. I lost my brother in 2012. he went for a run and had a massive brain hemorrhage. he left behind 4 kids and his beautiful wife, my sister-inlaw. I still miss him terribly – he was vibrant, smart, full of life and an amazing big brother. my sister-inlaw has started a blog. I though you’d like this entry. there is beauty from ashes. peace Joanna. lifting you and your extended family up in my prayers.

  15. Kimberly says...

    You’re going to love our weather here on the West Coast. Enjoy the sunshine and the good ol’ vitamin D!


  16. This is awesome. Thanks for posting!


  17. This post was so much fun to read! I will definitely be bookmarking it for the future. You never know when you need a “how to” for something!

  18. So much reading to do!! Haha too bad I’m stuck at the office.. The struggle is REAL! Thanks for sharing

    Kim .. Spring WISHES?!

  19. I love these posts! Looking back through these links I remember how many tips and tricks I gleaned from. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  20. Hope you and your boys are doing alright. Good for you for taking the week off to be where you need to be. Much love.

  21. Ashley says...

    Hi Joanna – Thanks for posting these while you’re gone; and I hope you enjoy your vacation! Looking at your relationships list, I realized most of your articles deal with the extremes of relationships – you’re single, it’s ok; it’s over, how do you get over it; you’re married, how do you keep it fun. One of the things I would love to hear your perspective on is the in-between part… when you’re with someone and trying to figure out if this is the person you want to make a go at life with or not. I somehow always find myself in relationships where I’m actively wondering… is this the one? And figuring that out is so complicated.

    Anyway, figured I’d throw that out there as you always have such good insight/advice. :)

  22. Hope you have the best time in sunny California! I love when you do these how to round-ups, it’s always nice to go back and re-read old posts :)