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Have a Sweet Weekend. | Cup of Jo

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What are you up to this weekend? We are driving to Philadelphia, just for fun. We’ve never been as a family, and we plan to walk around town and eat some local food. (Any recs?) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

A typical Friday in Oregon as imagined by my East Coast friends.”

My favorite everyday lipstick, for those who asked.

You know when you walk into a bookstore and can’t remember a book title, so you just describe it? Here’s an ode to misremembered books.

I just turned 60 but I still feel 22.” (The New York Times)

Planning to wear these with ankle jeans in cold weather.

Japan’s best Mundane Halloween costumes, including “girl who started decluttering but ended up on her phone” and “person who booked a conference room but there’s someone in it and now they’re checking to make sure they actually booked it before knocking.”

How stunning are these portraits?!

The Thanksgiving menu of our wildest dreams.

Whoa, what a beautiful Airbnb.

Are English gardens even more magical in the fall?

Love these photos of reading around NYC. (New York Times)

Plus, three reader comments:

Says Amber on Libby DeLana’s beauty uniform: “Growing up in the middle of nowhere, my mom, dad, big sister, and I would go on after-dinner walks every night, rain or shine or snow. Up the winding wooded road, onto a gravel forest service road or halfway up a neighbor’s long driveway. In the summer, the sun stayed out late to guide us; in the winter we carried flashlights. Sometimes one of our family cats would silently join, sneaking along the trees parallel to the road. My mom and sister were power walkers, always taking the lead and working up a sweat. Dad and I doddled and dreamed along the way, stopping to touch a fern or examine a mossy fence post. These are some of my favorite childhood memories, and as an adult, walking is fundamental to my happiness. My dad has been gone for seven years, and I feel connected to him on these walks. Even more special, I see him in my two-year-old, who relishes walks around the neighborhood, and takes his sweet time, stopping to touch every plant and rock along the way.”

Says Hannah on what do you take pride in: “I sent this article to my mom and sister and forced them to text me things that they take pride in. They clearly felt uncomfortable, but now our text thread is an explosion of love and hyping up each other and ourselves. I’m now doing the same thing with my friends on group text threads, and it’s made today truly the best. Would highly recommend.”

Says LK on how to help a stoic kid open up about feelings: “Math homework was very challenging for my preteen boy. Per his request, I would sit by him and ‘help,’ and we would both get frustrated and angry. It was spiraling into a darker and darker place each day. Then came The Big Idea: we could curse — full-on potty mouth, no consequences, no judgement — and the minute the math homework was done, we were back to our usual programing. We laughed so much, and it became a moment of light. The math homework got done, and today the kid is just fine.”

(Photo by thepurrstladies.)



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