Enjoy the long weekend! (& Friday Links)

I’m not usually one to complain about three day weekends, but I’m not quite ready for this one. We finally got everyone back in school (Skyler in Kindergarten!) this past Wednesday, everyone is excited to be back with their friends and get a bit of a routine going, but nope—that was a total tease!

But alas, who are we to squander the chance for one more summer adventure? So I’m packing up the car to drive up to Tahoe after the kids get out—we’ll pick up Aron from work on the way.

Those of you for whom this is a long weekend, any fun plans? How many of you are taking a break from school versus how many have yet to begin?

Whatever the case may be, I hope you enjoy the end of August. And we hope those in Florida are staying safe. Some links of note…

“Driving some of those same curves in northern California this time around, I waved to pretty much any RV I saw, as if I were saying hello to my past teenaged self, who was getting a taste of what awaited him in this whole wide world.” I so enjoyed reading Jason Kottke’s account of his road trip in Northern California.

The end of an era. Design*Sponge says farewell after 15 years.

Crucial news to keep from giving up: Reasons to be Cheerful—a new online magazine from David Byrne I’m excited to follow.

Hudson’s third-grade teacher showed us (the parents and caregivers) all this 8-minute video on growth mindset during back-to-school night. Love it!

“How do we appropriately mourn the passage of time when it’s passing beautifully, safely, but not for everyone?” A lovely essay on parenting by the author of a memoir I’d like to read, I Miss You When I Blink.

I read a fascinating New Yorker article about art forgers many years ago. So this Atavist article is now on my to-read list!

The Monopoly board game has a fascinating backstory!

So who made it to the third presidential debate?

Interesting, interactive climate change quiz. I especially appreciated the question about educating women! How’d you do?

Finally, if you’re looking for some Labor Day Sales, here are a few that I’m most interested by:

Anthropologie. Extra 50% off sale styles, plus 20% off decorating event. | Half-off the red number! So this Eberjey suit, for example, is only $45.

J.Crew. 40% off your purchase, extra 50% off sale items | Heading for the basics, like scoop-neck tees.

La Roche-Posay. 25% off all orders $55+ with code BOOKS (September 2-8) | Favorite sunscreen for every-day.

Madewell. Up to 75% off sale styles with code SEEYA | Would like to bring so much home from here, but denim is my number one. Too bad the new selvedge straight legs aren’t on sale, but these are a great deal.

Nordstrom. Up to 40% off. Here’s the sale section. | What’s handy is that they price match and they carry most of the other brands who are having sales (like this), so you can save some time and get a better return-policy.

The RealReal: Up to 70% off

Urban Outfitters. Additional 40% off all sale items. 25% off back to school bags w/ code BAGS25 & 25% off books with code BOOKS25 | Their own UO line is often really good for dresses and simple tees.

Any that you look forward to?

[Photo from Cadaqués]


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