February 9, 2023


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Have a Enjoyable Weekend.

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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 submit 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 might be thrilled to see. Hope you’ve gotten a great one, and listed below are just a few hyperlinks from across the internet…

My mother’s in search of a brand new couch. I beneficial the cozy, fairly one our household had, and my sister beneficial the cozy, fairly one she has. Which might select???

Craving winter pasta.

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

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

My vacation make-up look, together with the right fairly lipstick.

Would you cease to examine 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 need to go for a stroll and burst into tears and nobody notices or cares and it’s great and soothing.

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

My #1 journey important for saving my laptop computer/neck/sanity.

The New Yorker shares the most effective TV exhibits of 2022. (However the place’s Unhealthy Sisters?)

Free all-terrain wheelchairs arrive at state parks!

Sophia Coppola’s bookshelf, together with the e-book she needs would 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)

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A slamdunk stocking stuffer.

Unbelievable rooms I’d have in my mansion if I had been wealthy. (This made me chuckle for manner too lengthy.)

My small biz shout-out: Final evening I had dinner with my pal Leah, and she or he showered me with assist and (welcomed) recommendation about some household/sickness/work/social stuff that we’re going via proper now. She’s a life coach and I stored considering, omg is that this what she does for her shoppers?! I don’t normally make recs like this, however holy smokes she is nice.

Plus, three reader feedback:

Says Alexa on the hard-to-shop-for reward information: “Lottery tickets are my go-to white elephant reward, 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 Certain Factor’ with $20 money and ‘The Gamble’ with $20 price of lottery tickets. We’ll see the way it goes over!” [Ed. note: Genius.]

Says Foolish Lily on 12 items for dads: “The a number of years, for our mother and father, we bought a cardboard folder with twelve slots, one for every month. In every pocket, we put a present card with a observe. As an example, a $50 grocery store reward card in November was for his or her Thanksgiving turkey. One yr, we simply gave reward playing cards to eating places. That was the yr my mother known as me mid-February to announce, ‘We’ve used all our dinner playing cards!’ She’s been gone 16 years now however it nonetheless makes me chuckle. It’s a dear reward 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 candies whereas driving round city to see the lights. One yr, we gave playing cards for our grandkids to take their mother and father out to breakfast. They had been all beneath 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 comfortable holidays!”

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