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What are you up to this weekend? Around here we’re still unpacking and doing laundry from our recent camping trip … but we’re also making time to visit with family and find a home for all our potted plants on our new patio. And read some good books, of course!

I hope this collection of interesting reads and favorite things helps ease you into that weekend frame of mind.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • Aren’t these butterfly Vans the cutest? My daughter just got some that are similar and they are adorable in person.
  • Craftsy rebooted their great sale for National Family Month: Get your Craftsy Premium Membership for only $1.99 for your first full year (normally $89.99). Lots of crafts classes, of course, but also gardening, photography, cake decorating, and writing.
  • The Year America’s Hair Fell Out. “The pandemic was a near-perfect mass hair-loss event, and anyone with the most basic understanding of why people lose their hair could have spotted it from a mile away. The actual mystery, instead, is why almost no one has that understanding in the first place.”

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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    My favorite way to make box brownies better? Swap out the water for the same amount of your favorite red wine!

  2. T Browne says:

    Any chance you could put the publications name by the links so we know if we subscribe and can make decisions about using our free article’s or not for that particular link? otherwise, thanks for the suggestions for things that are interesting that I may have missed on the internet each week.

  3. Suzy says:

    The article on improving box mixes (I usually just add chocolate chips) went wrong when it added peanut butter….I never like peanut butter with my chocolate. However, YOUR recipe, Anne, looks delicious!!

  4. Liz says:

    I sometimes spiff up brownie mix by swirling part of (most of?) a can of dulce de leche in the batter (after it’s in the pan–drop a few scoops in the batter, then swirl with a butter knife). I like Nestlé La Lechera the best and I’m pretty sure I got the idea from The Pioneer Woman. And I only make brownies from mixes, my homemade ones are never as good!

  5. Monica Wilson says:

    I signed up for Craftsy the last time it was offered for only 99 cents for a year. I thought “what a bargain!”. I am newly retired so I am looking forward to trying out their classes, BUT just beware….. when you sign up for Craftsy you will get multiple emails a day advertising other classes that cost extra. I have tried many times to unsubscribe and they will not take me off their mailing list.

  6. Brittany says:

    Love that NPR books by state, what a fun idea! Also the Arizona book is written by a board member of the Arizona Trail Association, my work place, and she is a wonderful local historian with a rich family history in Arizona.

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