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bedroom view of mountains

bedroom view of mountains

What are you as much as this weekend? We’re knocking round and making just a few pies for a faculty fundraiser. (Perhaps this one?) Additionally, a reader named Em wrote, “I’d like to see a publish the place the wonderful CoJ readers who personal small companies might hyperlink to their retailers.” We heartily agree! Readers, please depart a remark about your work; we’d be thrilled to see. Hope you’ve got a great one, and listed below are just a few hyperlinks from across the net…

My mother’s on the lookout for a brand new couch. I really useful the comfy, pretty one our family had, and my sister really useful the comfy, pretty one she has. Which might select???

Craving winter pasta.

The dad-ification of fashion. Sure! (NYMag)

Are Portia’s outfits on The White Lotus good or bad? (Vogue)

My holiday makeup look, together with the proper pretty lipstick.

Would you stop to check on a crying stranger? My reply: Sure in an airport. Sure on a prepare. Sure in small city. No in NYC. The entire metropolis is your lounge. Typically you wish to go for a stroll and burst into tears and nobody notices or cares and it’s fantastic and soothing.

Is a frown one thing you do with your forehead or your mouth?

My #1 travel essential for saving my laptop computer/neck/sanity.

The New Yorker shares the best TV shows of 2022. (However the place’s Dangerous Sisters?)

Free all-terrain wheelchairs arrive at state parks!

Sophia Coppola’s bookshelf, together with the ebook she hopes will get became a film: “Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason. I’d prefer to see the film directed by Emerald Fennell and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Riz Ahmed.” (Elle)

A slamdunk stocking stuffer.

Incredible rooms I’d have in my mansion if I were rich. (This made me snort for approach too lengthy.)

My small biz shout-out: Final night time I had dinner with my friend Leah, and he or she showered me with help and (welcome) recommendation about some household/sickness/work/social stuff that we’re going by way of proper now. She’s a life coach and I saved considering, omg is that this what she does for her purchasers?! I don’t often make recs like this, however holy smokes she is nice.

Plus, two reader feedback:

Says Alexa on the hard-to-shop-for present information: “Lottery tickets are my go-to white elephant present, and other people go WILD!” Provides Sarah: “We do a white elephant yearly with my husband’s household, and it’s a slog. However this yr, I’m doing two envelopes: ‘The Positive Factor’ with $20 money and ‘The Gamble’ with $20 value of lottery tickets. We’ll see the way it goes over!” [Ed. note: Genius.]

Says Foolish Lily on 12 presents for dads: “The a number of years, for our dad and mom, we bought a cardboard folder with twelve slots, one for every month. In every pocket, we put a present card with a notice. For example, a $50 grocery store present card in November was for his or her Thanksgiving turkey. One yr, we simply gave present playing cards to eating places. That was the yr my mother referred to as me mid-February to announce, ‘We’ve used all our dinner playing cards!’ She’s been gone 16 years now but it surely nonetheless makes me snort. It’s a dear present however it may be for any quantity — an envelope for grandchildren might include $10 in June for the primary ice cream cones of the summer time, and the identical quantity in December for warm goodies whereas driving round city to see the lights. One yr, we gave playing cards for our grandkids to take their dad and mom out to breakfast. They have been all underneath six, so it was a giant hit. When you get began, you may be amazed on the concepts you give you. Better of all, it avoids the avalanche of toys and spreads Christmas all year long. Hope this helps, and completely happy holidays!”

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