The holidays are here! I hope you have a great, relaxing time. We’ll be back on January 4th with one of our favorite house tours of all time, a mask round-up and a post about how to ask for a raise. Hope to see you then! (And in the meantime, we’ll be posting photos on Instagram, if you’d like to stay in touch.) Here’s a quick look back over the past year…

Joanna Goddard and Anton

Fashion posts, such as tiny gold earrings, a secret trick, thoughts on aging and the pieces I’ve worn 8 million times.


Beauty posts, including a beautiful braid tutorial, the best face mists and our beauty uniform series (including the hilarious Gemma Burgess and the lovely Re Jin Lee).

Chicken Parm Meatballs

Food posts, like a genius way to cook dinner, how to throw a good (easy) party and the 12 most popular recipes in Cup of Jo history. Plus, a trick for choosing wine and an ode to drinking alone.


Relationship posts, including 15 wedding dos and don’ts, a casual NYC wedding, on living alone and my sister’s touching advice on how to write a condolence note.

Jordan Ferney's bedroom with black paint

Home decor posts, including 10 house tours (including a colorful home in Utah and our Brooklyn place), 8 tips for hanging art and jollifiers to cheer up your space. (Plus, the loveliest affordable art.)

Zadie Smith

Culture posts, such as seven podcasts to try, the best documentary we’ve seen in years, the big books of fall and 20 career tips from female entrepreneurs.

Trying Out Slow Parenting

Motherhood posts, including trying out slow parenting, my motherhood mantra, how to figure out when you’re ready to have a baby (and deciding how many kids to try for), Toby going on a date, what they don’t tell you about miscarriage, a genius way to teach your child not to interrupt and talking to kids about sex and death. Plus, we did our third round of Motherhood Around the World, including Sweden and South Korea.

8 Funny Instagram Accounts

And as always, some random posts, like the hardest tongue twister, how to stop yourself from crying and a hilarious guy’s Instagram.

Thank you again for reading this year. We are so, so happy you’re here. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year! xoxoxo