Who doesn’t love the sound of rain and thunder? I’m sitting on the couch listening to this beautiful sound, coffee in hand and banana bread in the oven. Happy Sunday, friends.
Food for Thought
As everyone knows, Minnesota (and the world) lost a legend this week with the death of Prince at age 57. If you’re mourning his loss as I am, check out this article from the New York Post about how Prince Was So Good, He Made His Own Competition.
Much like the author of this Everygirl article, I was a weird kid (vocabulary of an adult + huge glasses + love of sharks). Learn how Daryl Lindsey turned her childhood weirdness into major adult success here.
Everyone loves a villain. Check out Bustle’s list of the 7 Best Villains Turned Heroes in Literature and see if you agree with their selections.
In case you didn’t already pick up on it, I’m in love with wine. But considering I’m not a millionaire (yet), I’m always on the lookout for a good deal. The New York Times was nice enough to compile this list of the best 20 wines for under $20 this Spring.
I don’t really need another piggy bank, but I’m so in love with this cute Coin-Stealing Kitty Bank that’s been taking over the internet that I might just add it to my collection.
Watches are so wonderful. I can’t wait for this beautiful watch from Kate Spade to fly on my wrist sometime soon.
Things I Want to Eat
Strawberry milkshakes? Good. Cheesecake? Good. Not needing to bake anything? Fantastic. This No-Bake Strawberry Milkshake Cheesecake from Life, Love, and Sugar has me drooling all over my keyboard.
I’ve been craving Indian food nonstop recently, so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this easy-to-make, delicious-looking Spinach and Potato Curry (Palak Aloo) from Coffee and Crumpets.
On the healthier side, I’ll need this gorgeous Caramelized Peach Caprese with Smoked Sea Salt to recover after I’ve eaten all the cheesecake above. Snag the recipe from How Sweet It Is.
Just for Fun
I’ve listened to every version of Purple Rain imaginable this week. This absolutely jaw-dropping tribute from the cast of The Color Purple (fronted by Jennifer Hudson) is a must-see.
Baby animals are cute and unintentionally funny. I laughed way too hard at this.
In Case You Missed It
Catch up on this week's posts--Where I Tell You About Family, Poem: To My Teenage Body, and A Brief Commentary on Dirt and Joy.
Line of the Week
“Hell is the absence of the people you long for.” Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Writer, editor, and storyteller living in the Twin Cities.