I tend to favor non fiction pretty heavily when I'm reading. I actually thought How to Be a Grown-Up by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus was going to be a memoir or collection of essays when I hastily added it to my wish list on my library account based on the title. Instead, it's a novel that has me cracking up so often I feel weird reading in public. It's especially relatable if you or a loved one has gone through or a divorce and/or you work in online media: two things that are definitely factors in my life!
When I heard "Lonely Lullaby" by Kweku Collins on my Spotify Discover playlist this week, I was stoked that Spotify knew me well enough to play "Youth" by Daughter. Turns out it is just a really well used cross-genre sample, one of my favorite devices in music. "Money Trees" by Kendrick Lamar is another example of this as it samples "Silver Soul" by Beach House. The first time I heard it, I recognized the Beach House sample before realizing exactly which Kendrick song it was. There's something about two favorite artists' sounds coming together that hooks me every time.
I Know That Voice is an inspiring look behind the scenes at some of the voice actors in some of the most famous cartoons. Voice actors are such a passionate and talented crew that you'll be motivated no matter what your field is. It's also pretty cool to see the voice of Bart Simpson talking in real life. The documentary is on Netflix, so flip on over next time you feel like you have nothing to watch!
These roasted chickpea gyros with tzatziki sauce are absolutely delectable. I whipped them up when my good friend Kayla visited my new house in Knoxville. Not only are the packed with good-for-you ingredients, but you can also make them totally vegan if you use a soy-based yogurt for the sauce! We topped them off with avocado to make them even more rich.
Whether or not you take stock in your personality being based on what month you were born, I can't stop thinking about birth month flowers lately. After I was so enamored with the poppy print on this dress, I did some digging. Turns out that poppies are one of the flowers for August, along with another favorite flower: gladioli. Do you like your birth month flower as much as I like mine?
I cannot get over the Calvin Klein Bisma over-the-knee boots that are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. They are vegan, something that's hard to come by in high quality boots! I imagine pairing them with this perfectly 90's dress from Urban Outfitters and a cozy cardigan this fall.