What are you up to this weekend? We’ve had a busy week around here, and we are very much looking forward to collapsing with takeout pizza and catching up on Abbott Elementary tonight. When we’re rested and refreshed we’ll be ready for our Saturday outdoor adventures.
It’s been a great week on the blog. I posted about my daughter’s first job on Monday, and told you a little bit about my first job as well. The comments are incredible! Thanks for making this community such a wonderful place to be.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Judy Blume Documentary in the Works at Amazon, Imagine Entertainment. Intriguing development.
- I don’t often cook from Instagram recipes, but our newest team member Baylee raved about this stuffed shells recipe so I made it immediately. I told my kids it tasted like my childhood—my mom used to make a similar recipe all the time.
- How to Write a Book Without Having to Write a Book: What Burnout Taught Me About Process. Julia Whelan shares the process of writing her next book Thank You For Listening (out August 2).
- Tried and true beauty and skincare products I never want to be without. I enjoy trying new products occasionally but what I’m REALLY interested in is products with staying power.
- Nicolas Cage Can Explain It All. I didn’t know I wanted to read a profile of Nicolas Cage but I wanted to read this profile.
- We just finished this Michael Storrings puzzle, which was 1000x harder than I anticipated. This Italian cityscape puzzle is up next!
- The Unsung Women of the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens. I had no idea about Betty Crocker’s origin story.
- Author Brandon Sanderson backs every single publishing project on Kickstarter. Pretty great to see.
- The Virtues of Silence in a Time of Tragedy. “Our increasing real-time access to the terrors of the world has come with the expectation that we engage with them: name them, denounce them, show how they affect us. We have learned to perform our grief in the public arena.”
- I haven’t used a meditation app in forever but I’m thinking of starting Headspace again—especially because we already have a family subscription my daughter uses. If you use it, please tell me about your experience in comments!
- After recommending Griffin & Sabine on WSIRN episode 324: Gems across all genres, I discovered the author Nick Bantock has an Etsy shop where you can purchase prints and originals from the books.
- The sport with the funny name that’s sweeping America. Have you played?
Don’t miss these posts:
- 8 calming nonfiction books to read when you’re stressed. These titles will help you slow down, breathe deep, and take a well-deserved reading break.
- My 8 favorite spring-to-summer transition pieces. These are some of the favorite pieces I rely on to gracefully carry me from spring into summer, no matter the weather.
Have a great weekend!