How To Do Anything

How to Do Anything

This week, the Cup of Jo office is closed while our team is traveling or working ahead on future posts. We’re excited to return on Tuesday, September 3rd, with plenty of new stories. We want to thank you, as always, for being here. Your thoughtful comments, humor and ideas mean so much to us, and we’re so grateful for this community of warm and wonderful women (and men!).

We hope you have a great week! In the meantime, here are some past posts you may enjoy…

How to wear gorgeous prints.
How to dress like a TV star.
How to find a beautiful ring.
How to make any shoes comfortable.
How to find your wedding look.

How to choose bold lipstick.
How to have a great smile.
How to have shiny hair.
How to do a five-minute face.
How to embrace your best life (and seven cups of tea a day).

How to paint your living room black.
How to layer rugs like a pro.
How to decorate with colorful furniture.
How to entertain your house guests.
How to create a happy home full of memories (and the cutest dog).

How to bake the best brownies, ever.
How to charm your dinner guests.
How to make dinner in five minutes, flat.
How to host a (very) easy dinner party.
How to build the perfect grocery list.

How to get through a flight with kids.
How to pack clothes you’ll love wearing.
How to truly relax on vacation.
How to travel on a budget.
How to plan the best trip.

How to get through a breakup.
How to keep the sparks flying.
How to write a condolence note.
How to know if your partner is the one.
How to plan a heartfelt wedding.

How to know you’re ready to have a baby.
How to make a child feel loved.
How to parent kids around the world.
How to play when you’re really, really tired.
How to raise teenage boys and girls.

Life overall:
How to make friends as an adult.
How to find a good TV show.
How to communicate tricky feelings.
How to get rosy cheeks.
How to read something beautiful.

Thank you so much for reading. And here are our editors’ picks, funny reader comments and all weeks of outfits, if you’re in the mood, as well. Have a wonderful week! xoxo

  1. Emily says...

    book // life after life
    renovating a new house
    wanting to quit my job and go out on my own but feeling very scared.

  2. Sarah says...

    Another food related note- I have been making Alex’s salmon sandwich and LOVING it! As a maryland gal now living on the west coast, old bay smells like home <3

  3. Kate says...

    Enjoy! A post idea (or series!): I would selfishly love to see something on goal/intention setting. I am trying to get a bit more structured in the way that I address things that are hampering my productivity/happiness but have never been one to organize my thoughts this way. Maybe you could feature perspective from someone who has done this well?

    • Ooo I’d love this too!

    • Madi says...

      You should check out PowerSheets! They’ve been a game changer for me.

  4. Amy says...

    Relax and treat yo selves! But also we miss you. <3

    • Sara B says...

      Just a quick note–my husband and I are on a kid free trip in Portland and we just had dinner at Ava Gene’s based on your glowing review from a few years ago. It was amazing ❤️

    • Sara B says...

      Sorry Amy, I didn’t mean to reply to you ?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh i’m so glad, sara b! and thank you, amy :)

  5. agnes says...

    I love that we can all relate to each other, even though we don’t share the same culture or language. I am so sure these “meetings” can only make a better world. So nice to meet you, Claire :-)

  6. Janelle says...

    This is going to take me way more than a week to get through!
    Thanks so much Cup of Jo! Enjoy your week off!

  7. Have a great week, guys, and I’m looking forward to the new stories coming up!

    Dee ~ Vanilla Papers

  8. Laura says...

    Enjoy your week ladies!!! You make our days brighter, everyday. :)

  9. Snezana says...

    The first I clicked on was “How to have shiny hair” and I have to laugh at the round brush featured – I have curly hair and have a history of getting round brushes stuck in my hair. I’ll own up to some user error, but refuse to believe it’s all me. We just don’t mix. Enjoy your break!

  10. Have a wonderful time off! I’ll miss seeing new posts until then. You are one of the few websites I check out daily.

  11. I can’t wait to hear what you have in store for us! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  12. Lauren says...

    Good for you guys! Enjoy your break – you deserve it :)

  13. Y’all are so great! What a comprehensive list. Have a well-deserved break!

  14. agnes says...

    I just went straight to the funniest reader comments, because, the salmon flip ah ah ah!! Thank you so much and have a great week. Thank you so much for this blog, I like and love every thing you post! Your team is brilliant! xx from France

    • Claire says...

      you are in France! I love to read the comments and learn that I am on the same site with people across the world. Even though that is no big deal anymore, I still love it. (I am in Austin, TX, btw. Bonjour! and howdy!)

    • GJ says...

      Claire, I loved your comment! This is something I also get a thrill from on CoJ specifically. It feels like such a warm, brilliant, international (!) community. Hi from Denver!

    • Kate says...

      Claire/GJ: me too :) Hi from Nairobi!

    • agnes says...

      Posting this again as I posted it in the wrong place! sorry. : I love that we can all relate to each other, even though we don’t share the same culture or language. I am so sure these “meetings” can only make a better world. So nice to meet you, Claire :-)

    • Claire says...

      I also posted this in the wrong place, and so here’s a do-over. Good morning, and nice to meet you too, Agnes, and Kate in Nairobi! (Nariobi- wow!)
      Good morning to you GJ in Denver.