Have a Fun Weekend.

Have a Great Weekend.Have a Great Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to hang around the neighborhood and enjoy this beautiful crisp fall weather. This week, Anton also had his first day of preschool (it went well!), and we had a little cake the night before. Finally, Alex and I are planning to see Black Mass tonight, which looks gripping. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

The 9 habits of highly effective restaurants.

Mindy Kaling’s style tips. (I like the sweater one.)

Finally! A hangover cure.

Lovely little plates.

Wow, this pop quiz did not go well.

What a cool photo! (It reminds me of this.)

The faces of debt.

Anatomy of a scene: Sleeping With Other People.

Emily’s home decor tip surprised me. (I actually thought the opposite.)

The most refreshing beverage.

Average parent problems, haha.

Have a good one. xoxo

(Hangover cure via Chasing Saturdays. Debt post via Swiss Lark)

  1. Christina Trifonov says...

    I’m a bit late reading your recommended weekend links but I loved the decor tip from Emily! I never thought that a white wall could be evil but now I completely see what she means! Thanks, Jo.

  2. Alissa says...

    I’m dying for a Dun Dun update! I told my partner about how adorable Toby’s stories are, and she regularly asks if there’s any news. Hoping Dun Dun and Peter Dachman are doing well :)

  3. Aw, Toby looks like Max from Where the Wild Things Are!

  4. lee says...

    Toby’s leather crown is awesome. He looks very regal in it.

  5. Rebekah says...

    I think it’s worth pointing out that the debate question about the $10 bill came at the end of the evening and was intended as a silly moment, and most of the candidates responded with equally light-hearted answers… they aren’t really that ignorant. (Well most of them. Ha.)

    I keep seeing people rave about La Croix. I gotta try it!

  6. Mags says...

    Was drinking a coconut LaCroix when I read this! Great links this week (& always).

  7. Such great recommendations!! I found so many new things i love here:)x

  8. Fiona says...

    Crisp fall weather? Feels like summer time to me …..dying for some crispness.

  9. Lou Ann says...

    The People spread is gorgeous!– and your and your family are so charming. Please use your platform to help eliminate microbeads in Olay products. These are devastating to the environment.

  10. Laura says...

    I just saw your feature in People!! I got teary eyed, so happy for you! I’ve been following your blog since 2007. So proud of you! Xoxo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much! so sweet of you to say :)

  11. Connie says...

    I 100% agree on the La Croix coconut water being super refreshing. And I’m not a sparkling water fan AT ALL. This stuff is awesome.

  12. Perfect tip from Emily for our small house! Was planning a lounge around weekend (, but maybe it’s finally time to tackle our tiny second bedroom…

  13. Kristi says...

    The grapefruit LaCroix is a bubbly elixer of amazing.

  14. My husband and I are planning to go watch East Side Sushi. Have you heard of it? I don’t recall you ever mentioning if you like sushi!

    On another note–the boys costumes!!!! I tried to get Luna to put on the Peppa Pig costume at Target and she freaked! Hahaha! But I had to try because it was hilarious ;)

    Have a great weekend! X

  15. Samantha says...

    I’ve tried the berry flavored Lacroix and it’s pretty good! I gotta admit that I was expecting it to have a little sweetness, but no. It just taste like berries. But that’s fine with me cause I’m used to drinking soda and lemon, no sweetener. They’re super cheap too, I got it for 55 cents. And it’s calorie free! I’d love to try the coconut flavor, but haven’t seen it here in the DR.

  16. Ashley E says...

    Oh gurl, you don’t even know my obsession with La Croix… It’s… an…addiction. Just wait until you really expand your horizons into other flavors. I’m getting thirsty for that fizzy delight just typing about it. I look forward to your Friday posts each week- love them!

  17. Way too funny that you put the most refreshing beverage as La Croix Coconut! My coworker and I love La Croix and were excited to try Coconut … to find out it tastes a bit like sun tan oil or perhaps some water downed alcoholic drink :) It is fascinating the variety of peoples’ tastes. Thanks for sharing the other great links, I always look forward to these posts! – Charlie,

  18. Noelle says...

    Seriously blows my mind that Ted Cruz was basically the winner of that pop quiz.

  19. I have a very uncool confession to make, but I can’t stand white rooms! I feel like they’re everywhere on the blogosphere, and all the cool-kids are loving white, but I just find it really drab and depressing! My house is full of bright colors and moody greys and blacks. White is just an accent for me!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      haha, not uncool at all! definitely just a personal prefernece. we actually painted anton’s teeny nursery white, but now i’m regretting it because it does look small and a little claustrophobic sometimes. i think it would look much warmer with a pale peach or a super super super pale blue.

  20. The dept piece makes me sad when reading about the two who were put in debt by their own parents! Who does that.

    • Joanna says...

      Thanks for sharing the apology post. Very good point.

  21. Julia says...

    Why are all the featured faces of debt, women?

  22. That picture is too cute!!

  23. The article about debt resonated with me. A few years ago I was cajoled/begged/pleaded with by my husband to read Dave Ramsey’s book about getting out of debt. I highly recommend it or his podcast (even if I do not subscribe to all of his beliefs).

    I was once terrified that the word “budget” and getting out of debt meant restrictions and oppression but it is actually the total opposite. I now have money for the things we want – without feeling restricted at all.

  24. When the financial crisis hit around 2010, I moved from Canada to Arizona and saw that average everyday people were stuck in financial pit holes, I knew the face of debt was nothing to be ashamed about. They were every day intelligent people who were stuck and had no other choices (when everyone defaults in your neighborhood, you do it too even though you can pay because your house is worth nothing). So the link really resonated with me. It’s no secret that even with the 1% always being focused on, others are still struggling.

    Analog House

  25. Erin says...

    Average parent problems made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe. I don’t relate to that. Nope. Not at all.