Have a Pretty Weekend. | Cup of Jo

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What are you as much as this weekend? We’re deciding on our Halloween costumes — Anton will in all probability be a pile of leaves — and stocking up on Reese’s and Snickers. (What sort of sweet do you move out?) Hope you could have one, and listed here are a number of hyperlinks from across the net…

How fairly is this work dress?

Can’t wait to observe Kristen Bell’s new comedy movie.

A yummy dinner to eat earlier than trick-or-treating.

At all times enjoyable to learn Jennifer Coolidge interviews. “I like my home in New Orleans… It’s darkish, and you are feeling such as you’re in one other world. There’s lots of people that may’t deal with that. In the event you had a one-night stand in my home, you possibly can say, ‘Would you want to satisfy the remainder of my useless household?’ My home is sort of scary. That might be the anti-sell… However I can deal with being alone in an echo-y place.” (Vogue)

OMG THIS PILLOW! That is the motto I say on a regular basis with my boys (about my physique, their our bodies, everybody’s physique).

Would you put on a bright pink wedding dress?

The sixth love language does not exist. (NYTimes reward hyperlink)

Five reasons I don’t want a bigger home.”

We’re all the time attempting to get the temper lighting proper in our condo, and here’s my new inspiration. Now that’s crepuscular. (NYMag)

This shirt is on my wishlist.

Cotton candy monsters!

Plus, three reader feedback:

Says Suze on 11 feedback on parenting teenagers: “My dad, who handed away 10 years in the past, was a superb dad. He was embarrassing and sang on a regular basis. However he continually instructed me how proud he was of me. He’d go away little voicemails and texts; he would scrape my automotive from snow and ice; and he’d go away cups of espresso for me earlier than college. However this one tip sticks. He would are available my room, have a seat, take a deep breath and say, ‘Suze, you could have such a cool room.’ It was a simple one liner that usually led to lengthy conversations. I positive do miss him. Grateful he was my dad for 26 years.”

Says Lexie on 11 feedback on parenting teenagers: “‘Holding area’ is a kind of phrases that will get mentioned quite a bit however I by no means understood the that means till just lately. I’m a center college instructor, and what I inform the dad and mom of my seventh graders is that you should proceed to ask your youngster questions, even when they reply the identical approach each time (for instance, how was college? ‘Fiiiiiine’). It issues that you simply ask, invite dialog, and present care, irrespective of what number of instances you’re rejected. Youngsters need that management, that means to be dismissive, and so on. as a result of their lives nonetheless aren’t of their management simply but. Hold in there!”

Says Lindsey on an important Brooklyn condo tour: “My pals and I’ve a recreation like Salad Bowl, however we name it ‘Stage 6.’ The primary three rounds are the identical as Salad Bowl. [Everyone puts three words into a bowl; then in the first round, you can say anything; the second round is charades and you act out the word; and the third round is just one word.] However then spherical 4 is only a sound, spherical 5 is a facial features, and spherical 6 is whole TELEPATHY. Stage 6 nearly by no means works, nevertheless it ends in hilarious eye contact, or folks closing their eyes and attempting to soak up the power. And when it does work, it’s simply one of the best.”

(Picture of Paris by Julia Volk/Stocksy.)

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