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Scrumptious Bearded Armstrong

  • Jenie

    LOL–I tried so hard to be first!! Oh well…there’s always tomorrow!

  • Woman, what are you trying to DO to me? Jon’s hot anyway, but all rugged-facial-hair-goodness… damn. Like John Corbett, but different. Better. Utah-un.

  • Father, Christmas!

  • Desi


  • Is that your tree in the background? The one with the lights hung with care?

    *LOVE* the ‘just got out of bed’ look for his hair, dahlink!

  • Dooce, AND NOT only >BEARD< but also Christmas tree ........ You keep banging our ovaries ......and hearts bang bang

  • Unreal – I can’t believe how quickly people comment on the new updates.

    But really, when the first few comments for each item are all like “Am I first?,” it makes it hard to want to keep reading.

    By the way, I’m totally first.

  • I love how you love your hubby. Great shot!

  • Kevin


  • No way!!!!!!!
    I Adore beards ….. damn

  • Jenie

    First!! Maybe??

  • Allyson

    A man with a beard is just more of a man. Man.

  • Gia

    I like the spikey hair! He’s such a hottie! 🙂

  • You just scanned Leta’s picture into a Virtual Makeover program and added facial hair.

  • kim in dallas


    my hubby has a beard for the winter too. sexxxxxy!

  • Great picture. Sorry about the dog puke!

  • Susie

    That man needs some Christmas cookies:

    Tequila Cookies

    1 cup of dark brown sugar
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter
    1 cup of granulated sugar
    4 large eggs
    2 cups of dried fruit, (dried cranberries or raisins )
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice
    1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (silver or gold, as desired)

    Sample the Cuervo to check quality.

    Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour another 4 oz. in a measuring cup and drink.

    Turn on the electric mixer…Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

    Add one teaspoon of sugar…Beat again. At this point it’s best to
    make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another 4 oz. …just in case.

    Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit, pick the frigging fruit off floor…

    Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers
    just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

    Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Jose Cuervo.

    Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table.

    Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find.

    Greash the oven.

    Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don’t forget to beat off the turner.

    Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.


  • Yes! John Corbett! Thank you! Now I want one.

  • no my name ain’t baby

    wow, that’s some fast-growin’ facial hair. must be all that fresh air. and beer. lots of beer.

  • Cheryl

    ahhhh.. the look of exhaustion after stringing all the lights.

  • Looks like Leta with facial hair.

  • He looks like he’s trying to get water out of his ear 🙂

  • hayley

    this photo has been posted for all of, what, 20 seconds? and there are over 20 replies.

    Oh mon Dieu!

  • Get a haircut you…you…you…hippie you!

  • Jon: “I know you were just playing around, honey…but that shit really hurts…”

  • Normally I can’t stand facial hair but he does pull it off, lucky you. 🙂

  • Great picture of your handsome hubby and the lovely festive tree in the background!

    Susie — LOVE that recipe! Very funny! Where did you get that?

  • mc

    Aaah, the winter beard. Something we New Englanders are all over this year. My husb started his as a good luck charm for the Red Sox and is now convinced he’s invincible. Good thing he looks (almost) as good with it as does Jon!

  • Caroline

    I can’t see it yet, but I love Lauren’s description!

  • Sheryl

    Jon looks like he is holding a 2 x 4 behind his back.
    A surprise for someone at the door?

    Or maybe it just looks like that on my blackberry.

  • He is super cute. Like I said, those damned mormon genes. Its like a lot of them are scarily good looking. Muah Muah Muah.

  • not so much into beards, but i LOVE his hair. plus i just love him for being a good guy.

  • Liz

    Oh wow.

  • sab

    nice beard. i think i have convinced my better half to grow one.

  • wn

    So Dooce…I’m tryin’ to figure out how your walls are painted…is the beige-type color in in the background textured?

    I swear I’m not a stalker-obsessed-type-fan…just a curious girl!

  • Is that a bullet hole in the chair? Did you shoot at him, Dooce?

  • Guys with beards and unruly hair (who also happen to be wonderfully beautiful on the inside, too) are the best.

  • beachgal

    yummy! Love the hair sticking up! And the mid sentence open mouth thing. and the tree.

  • Susie

    Circus Kelli, wish I could give credit to someone for that recipe — it really tickled me, too — but I got it in a “group email” from a friend, with no author (cook?) cited . . . I’ve observed a certain level of appreciation for the benefits of tequila on this site, and thought it might be appreciated here.

  • Melanie S

    Oh, I love the “Luke from the Gilmore Girls” look alikes!


    You are a very lucky woman Dooce!

  • Colleen from NJ

    “ooh, shit, she’s pitching another votive…”

  • krissy pants

    Susie – your recipe for Tequila cookies is too damn funny.

    I’ve made many a dinner under the influence of the obligatory glass of wine…I swear I don’t know how the bottle got empty before I set dinner on the table!

  • I think Leta has John’s mouth. Great picture 🙂

  • Jon: “No, I STILL haven’t recovered from last weekend, thank you very much.”

  • Peg

    C’mon did John use mousse to get his hair to stand up like that?

  • reenie


  • Kano

    From that angle he resembles Dennis Quaid a little bit.

  • Em

    Nothing like scruff. Enjoy your holiday treats…

    damn, that was lame.

  • Caroline

    Oh good, I can see it now.


Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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