What are your plans this weekend? Alex and I are going on a date (just us!) tomorrow night, which we haven’t done in ages. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few posts from around the web…

Yes! Love these advertisements.

Winners of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year competition.

What a pretty summer dress.

To get your kids moving, walk out the door.

Top 10 cold summer dinners.

Why people are having fewer babies these days. (NYT)

This Scottish bookstore allows people to rent the upstairs apartment — and then run the store! “Once you move in, you’re handed the keys and cash box and the shop is yours to run as you see fit. You can reshelve or redecorate as long as you tend to customers.”

Pajamas for special nights. ;)

Women all over the world looked up at the exact same moment and drew the sky they saw.

Bravo for this wonderful (and necessary) children’s book.

Finally, if you’d like to volunteer to help reunite separated families, you can sign up here.

Plus, two great reader comments:

Says Kim on a 600-square-foot family apartment: “I’ve found that I am much closer to my daughter because of our small home. Because we share a bathroom, I don’t do things behind closed doors, like plucking my eyebrows, shaving or leaving the box of panty liners out. This has prompted many casual discussions between us that has led to great conversations about positive body image and puberty.”

Says Laura on fun finance with Paco: “I set up automatic transfers from my paycheck a few years back and have slowly built up a little nest egg. My bank lets you rename bank accounts, so I renamed my nest egg account ‘Touch me and die.’ Turns out the bank employees can also see my nickname. I’ve gotten quite a few laughs out of them over the years.”

(Photo by 3191 Miles Apart. Brilliant ads and getting kids moving via Swissmiss.)