Friday, October 29, 2010

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday giveaway!

    Today's giveaway is from Penelope's, a wonderful Chicago-based boutique. They're offering one lucky reader a $200 gift certificate. They carry pieces by Built by Wendy, A.P.C. Sessun, Rachel Comey, and other amazing lines, so you could get some really fabulous pieces. (I'd go for this adorable dress and some "very tight" jeans:)

    For a chance to win, please visit Penelope's and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random on Monday. Good luck! xo

    Update: Liza is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing.Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Two pretty things

Van Gogh tilt-shift



    Have you guys ever seen tilt-shift photography? By playing with depth of field, it makes real cities look like miniature models (see examples here and here). Well, Serena Malyon, an art student, used Photoshop to give the same effect to Van Gogh paintings. Aren't these beautiful? See more here.Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Toby in a swing

    Last weekend, Toby went on a swing for the first time! He was pretty nonchalant, but Alex and I were totally into it. So sweet to see his little leg warmers sticking out; and the swing was almost as big as he was. We also thought he looked hilarious in Alex's glasses, although when we got home, I suddenly realized that we had inadvertently made him look just like the kid from The Hangover. :)Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Emersonmade

Paris versus New York

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday giveaway!

Missing phone?

    Whoa, this is genius! You know when you lose your phone, and you have to ask a friend to call it for you? Well, if no one's around to help, you can go to this clever website, enter your number, and it will call your phone for you. Ha, I just tried it; it really works!

    (Via Swissmiss)Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Mabo

    Oh my goodness, how cute are these striped clothes? They're from Mabo, a new children's collection made in the USA. Love.

    P.S. If Toby wore these pants, I think I might have to eat him.Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Birthday dinner

    Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes for Alex! Last night, to celebrate, we went to Recette, an amazing little West Village restaurant. We had a lovely table right next to an open window, so we could feel the crisp fall breeze as we ate. We toasted with Champagne and then shared lots of small plates, including sunchoke soup, beef carpaccio with burrata cheese, and salt cod fritters with lamb ragu (they had such cool combinations of ingredients). It felt so magical to dress up and go out on the town, just the two of us. xoxoSource URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Smiths

    When Alex and I first started dating, I'd go over to his Brooklyn apartment and we'd drink wine and order dinner. (I remember always getting insane butterflies when I walked up the stairs to apartment! He would lean over the banister to say hello, and I would get all heart-pound-y.) Anyway, he'd usually put on music by The Zombies, Love and The Smiths, so I thought he might appreciate these clever limited-edition prints.

    (Via Mixed Plate)Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Happy birthday, Alex!

    Dear Alex,

    Happy birthday! We love you to pieces! You make us laugh, give pitch-perfect advice, and cook up the most delicious pasta Bolognese (with capers!). You're hilarious to gossip with and such a joy to confide in. It's awesome that every TV show you watch includes the words "Mega Disaster" or "Haunted History," and I know that you secretly want to shave your beard sometimes but I love that you never do (thank you).

    We feel so lucky to be your family.

    Joanna + Toby
    P.S. See you tonight!Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Puppy!

Choppy haircuts

    Want to hear a weird secret? When you're pregnant, your hair gets thick and glossy, but a few months after your baby is born, it starts to fall out! It's crazy; I'm officially balding with a full-on receding hairline. Apparently it does grow back, but in the meantime, I'm thinking of getting a choppy haircut to make it look thicker.

    Anyway, aren't these two pretty? Perfectly easy and messy.

    (Photos from J. Crew and Elle Canada, via Kate Arends)Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Baby cousins

    This weekend, Toby and I had a Skype date with my cousin Olivia and her daughter Bo. We were in New York, and they were in England, but we felt like we were in the same room. (Skyping is so amazing; I'd never really done it before.) It was awesome to have the babies meet face-to-face (even though Toby was a little cranky), and breastfeed simultaneously across the Atlantic. :)Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Have a good weekend.

Friday giveaway!

    Today's giveaway is from Chocomize, a seriously rad shop that lets you build your own chocolate bars. You can choose your favorite toppings, like nuts, fruit, tons of candy--and even weird herbs, like basil and oregano. (My personal favorite has toffee, cookie dough and peanut butter chips.) Isn't this the coolest company?!

    They're offering one lucky reader a whopping $100 gift certificate. For a chance to win, please visit Chocomize and leave a comment below with your favorite combination of toppings. A winner will be chosen at random on Monday. Good luck! xo

    (Plus, a bonus for all readers: Get 10 percent off your order for the rest of October by entering the code "ACUPOFJO" at checkout.)

    Update: Holly K. is our lucky winner. Thanks for playing. Source URL: http://uutruth.blogspot.com/2010/10/
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Redesigned movie posters

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday giveaway!

Sweater

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