My past week was, overall, quite enjoyable. Some of the highlights including watching a superb stage production of “Mary Poppins” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, enjoying a beautiful sunrise while taking in a 3-mile walk with a good friend of mine, finishing (in one week!) a great spy thriller, and getting a fabulously relaxing massage. And, of course, reading some interesting and insightful articles and blog posts on the ‘net. Here are my favorites from the week:

• The most awesome kitchen makeover. I’m seeing mine in a whole new light.

• What happens when you give your “like” button a rest on Facebook? I think I’m going to try this experiment for myself. 

• I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s sick of seeing videos of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Just donate, already!

• I love this map.

• For a book lover like me, this might be the best cake ever