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Have a Lovely Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? I’ve been talking to my dad on the phone most evenings and he’s gotten me into Jeopardy. It’s fun to watch, and Alex Trebek looks exactly the same as always. (His agelessness reminds me of this.) Have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… Universal Standard is having a big sale; plus, Cup of Jo readers get an extra 20% off with code COJ20. Wow, this living…

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Ordinary Household Items RE-designed – Growth Guided – Self Improvement Article

Ordinary Household Items RE-designed – Growth Guided Katerina Kamprani has created a collection terribly designed household items that give us appreciation for good design. This project started after I failed to finish my… © 2012-2020 Growth Guided, Inc. All Rights Reserved This is only a snippet of a Self Improvement article written by growthguided Read Full Article

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Ordinary Household Items RE-designed – Growth Guided – Self Improvement Article

Ordinary Household Items RE-designed – Growth Guided Katerina Kamprani has created a collection terribly designed household items that give us appreciation for good design. This project started after I failed to finish my… © 2012-2020 Growth Guided, Inc. All Rights Reserved This is only a snippet of a Self Improvement article written by growthguided Read Full Article

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These Office Accessories Add Style and Function to Your WFH Days – Lifestyle Article

Who else misses those back-to-school shopping sprees, where you’d load up on shiny, new supplies for the year? As working from home becomes the new normal, I’ve been channeling those vibes by buying a few fun items to make my WFH space feel as fun as possible. It’s funny how a couple of basic items, when paired with some top work from home tips, can give you the little boost you need to enjoy getting your work done, day in and day…

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Have a Good Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? The days all feel kind of the same right now, so it feels funny to ask about a weekend, but here we are. 🙂 We’re having a family movie night and making s’mores over a candle. (It actually works!) Hope you have a good one — stay safe — and here are a few fun links from around the web… A comedian explains the pandemic to herself from four months ago. Genius. This headline…

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Have a Cozy Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? We’re watching the whodunit movie Knives Out and it’s so much fun! (“An entertainment that’s as smart, witty, stylish and exhilarating as any movie lover could wish for,” says the Wall Street Journal.) Have you seen it? Hope you have a good weekend — Happy Passover and Easter to those who celebrate — and here are a few fun links from around the web… A genius visualization of social distancing. Healthcare workers put…

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Kate’s Picks: 8 Things I Tried in March and Loved – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Nicole Feest at NYLONSADDLE PhotographyWell, I think we can file self-isolation under things I tried last month and really disliked. Most of the past four weeks have been dedicated to managing my mind through all that’s going on. As a result, today’s post includes fewer products to review and is more focused on a list of reflections about what has made these long weeks a little less stressful. If there’s anything that’s been especially helpful for you these past few…

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How to Give Your Space a Parisian-Inspired Makeover • The Blonde Abroad – Lifestyle Article

While travel may be at a standstill right now, you can still transport yourself to your favorite place—through books, movies, exploring museums online, creating foods from a region, and even imbuing a certain essence and charm into your home.Was a French getaway on your mind? Instead of going to Paris—let’s bring Paris to you!For those wanting to capture that certain je ne sais quoi and bring a touch of Parisian-inspired flair to their homes…this guide is for you! Style ElementsNowadays,…

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This Maine Home Will Make You Want a Birds’ Nest Collection – Lifestyle Article

Do you remember Sharon Mrozinski’s week of outfits? Well, we couldn’t get enough of her laid-back style, so now we’re taking a peek into her beautiful Maine home, where she lives with her husband, Paul. Here are some photos, in collaboration with The Maryn… LIVING ROOM On moving to a tiny island: We had entered our seventies and felt that we had to rethink our lives. Paul fell in love with a wonderful building on Main Street in Vinalhaven. So,…

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Decorate Your Walls With These Nature Inspired Metal Posters – Lifestyle Article

*This post is sponsored by Displate.com. The information and opinions presented are all ours.   Spring is all about out with the old and in with the new. And after you’ve whizzed through your spring cleaning routine it’s only natural to want to bring the joy of spring into your own home. That means switching over to lighter fabrics and linens, but it’s also the perfect time to update the wall art in your home with brighter colors and fresher spring-like…

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Have a Delicious Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

How are you doing at home? We made Toby’s cookies yesterday and it was a bolstering activity. Also, I’m thrilled that you’re excited about our Cup of Jo book club! Can’t wait until April 14th. Stay safe, and here are a few fun links from around the web… “I refuse to run a coronavirus home school.” (New York Times) Found! The best way to cook spaghetti. One of our favorite games has a new family-friendly version. They’re offering 15% off…

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Have a Delicious Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? Anton is starting drumming classes, so I might make some brownies for our neighbors:) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web… Thank you for being so excited about our Spring Market! Would love to meet you there. 🙂 I saw this movie this week, and it was a delightful confection. Would you try no-screen Sundays? Fascinating. A comic talking to kids about the…

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Have a Beautiful Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? My friend Jay is having a fortieth birthday party, so we’re heading to his place to drink Champs and eat pigs in blankets. I’m excited (and wearing this dress with red lipstick). Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web… Hello, 911? Made me laugh out loud. Aidy Bryant is the best. Can’t get enough Trader Joe’s reviews. Brad Pitt wore a name tag…

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Happy Holidays! | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are your plans for the holidays? I want to thank you so much for being here, whether you’ve been reading for years or just stopped by. I’m so grateful for this incredible community of smart, funny, thoughtful women, and we love your comments so, so much. Our family is visiting relatives in California — and posting photos on Instagram — but in the meantime, here’s a look back on the past year, if you’d like to see… Style posts, including weeks…

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How This Magazine Editor Goes All Out For the Holidays Lauren Smith Ford – Lifestyle Article

How do you intro a post that’s a peek into one of your favorite homes in Austin, owned by the city’s best-known magazine editor who also happens to be your best friend? That’s the challenge that faces me today… and I really couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Lauren Smith Ford is the former Style Editor at Texas Monthly and has contributed her multifaceted writing and styling talents to pubs like Elle and The New York Times Magazine, to name a few. She’s made a…

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Have a Lovely Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? We are going out for Vietnamese food, and the boys and I have gotten into playing Sushi Go, so I foresee lots of that, too! Hope you have a great weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web… LOVE this everyday sweater. 63 years between kisses. (NYTimes) Translation of a seemingly pleasant conversation between two of my aunts at Christmas, haha. Every movie of the 2010s ranked. For the…

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Gorgeous Vintage Posters of Animals and Scientific Phenomena by Japanese Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Printmaker Kazumasa Nagai – Brain Pickings – Self Improvement Article

A vibrant minimalist celebration of nature, from the scale of cells and atoms to the scale of elephants and the Moon. By Maria Popova Around the time the mid-century French artist and natural history curator Paul Sougy was creating his stunning scientific diagrams of the living world, a young man on the other side of this living world was just beginning to direct his attention and his own uncommon talent toward making visible and beautiful the mysterious processes and phenomena…

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5 Design Ideas We’re Totally Stealing from this California Home – – Lifestyle Article

Do you have a list of home projects you’re planning on tackling in 2020? Even if you don’t have a massive renovation on the horizon, there are plenty of small upgrades you can make to your space to make it feel fresh and new. This charming cottage that we spotted on MyDomaine is a great example of how a mostly white canvas can be transformed with the seasons, and how simply swapping out artwork, moving rugs around, and restyling your…

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Have a Wonderful Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? My twin sister is coming to visit and I can’t wait to squeeze her. We’re planning to take long walks and catch up. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web… Who’s up for chocolate pudding pie? Love all the colors of this sweater. Wise words. Personal news: I love not running marathons! “Next time there’s a race in your city, it’s with a…

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Have a Sweet Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to the MoMA reopening party tonight — I’m excited to see the bigger space, as well as the rise in artists who are non-male, non-white and non-Western. We’ll be sharing photos on Instagram stories, if you’d like to see. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web… Ali Wong’s guide to Asian restaurants. This blog post title made me laugh. Love the brand…

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W&D Podcast: A Conversation on the Aesthetics of Joy with Ingrid Fetell Lee – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

This week on the Wit & Delight Podcast, we are talking with Ingrid Fetell Lee, the author of Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness. I’ve read the book twice, and each time it’s felt like validation around all of the work that I’ve done for the past decade plus. Ingrid’s groundbreaking work reveals the hidden influence of our surroundings on our emotions and our well-being, which is really the crux of many of the ideas…

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John Derian Picture Book Project – Lifestyle Article

Straddling past and present with aesthetic aplomb, John Derian has created a world that is as unique and transportive as it is addictive. His enviable curiosity, fueled by a love of nature, history and craft have set him apart in the world of decorative art and furnishings. And his enchanting decoupage, where it all started, continues to attract legions of fans around the globe. This month marks the 30th anniversary of John Derian (the company) and to help celebrate, I…

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What Dog Voices Do You Use? – Lifestyle Article

The teacher! “first I will steam the carrots and chard like so, then use an immersion blender to puree. Let cool, mix with cottage cheese and raw hamburger…..and voila! (dog) supper!” My dog loves to watch me cook in the kitchen and I explain to him every step of what I am doing. He is rapt student, especially when crinkly bags are involved. Seriously, I think there should be a dog channel involving small furry animals and cooking shows .…

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At Home in San Patrignano – Lifestyle Article

It’s not often that a casual conversation on social media leads to discovering a remarkable community where the art of fine craftsmanship has been saving lives for more than 40 years. But San Patrignano is an exceptional place where addiction recovery meets the best of sustainable luxury. Last year, I received a message on Instagram from @wallpaper_sanpatrignano (one of the accounts for the design lab division of San Patrignano) relaying how they followed my blog and loved Susanna’s and my videos.…

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Have a Great (Long) Weekend! – Lifestyle Article

Happy (almost) Fourth of July! We’re visiting my grandmother, and the Cup of Jo offices are closed for the rest of the week, but we’ll be back on Monday with some fun new posts. Hope you have a good one — take care — and here are a few links from around the web… Love these temporary tattoos. The Tinder bio for every Myers Briggs personality type, haha. A serene 400-square-foot studio apartment. Holy potato salad! Finding humor in family…

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Have a Loving Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

Happy Pride Month! What are you up to this weekend? We’re going on a sail for my friend Gemma‘s birthday, and we’ll also be getting family haircuts on Saturday. The boys are dreading it, but I can’t wait to get a fresh cut. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links… Big Little Lies Season 2 starts this weekend! Cutest sandals. LOVE the straps. Dating goals. Is long Sunday lunch better than Saturday dinner? Seth…

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At Home with John Derian in New York City – Lifestyle Article

Just as John Derian‘s stores represent his endless curiosity and quixotic vision of the intersection of nature and art, so his East Village home is a testament to his love of the past, the handmade and the natural world. Here found objects are imbued with as much visual meaning as his collections of porcelain and ceramics. And the art of craft and the handmade express a distinct human presence with charm, wit and warmth. Please join me and Susanna as…

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An Inside Look at This Photographer’s Impeccably Designed Tiny House – Lifestyle Article

At this point, I’m assuming I don’t need to educate any of you on what a tiny house is. We’ve all seen the TV shows and documentaries, and consequently wondered to ourselves if we could ever live in a tiny home… but if I’m being honest, I’ve never personally known someone who adopted a tiny lifestyle. That is, until our photographer friend Kelly Christine took the plunge. Knowing that she’s the talented shutterbug responsible for so many of our favorite features on the blog,…

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