Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I'm Obsessed.

With Sight of the Sun by Fun.
I seriously cannot stop listening to this. It puts a smile on my face and it just makes me feel happy.

Pamper evenings (or middle of the days). Inspired by this video from Zoella. Lighting candles, playing some music from Explosions In The Sky, and enjoying a bubble bath. 

With watching this dance (and listening to this cover).
I'm getting major deja vu like I've posted about this before, but it could just be that I've watched this video so many times I can't keep anything straight about it. Just everything.

Reading ZenHabits blog. It is always motivating and informative about making positive changes in your life. Taking small steps is everything and it's really the only way to succeed long term when it comes to changing your habits.

Beauty products. I half wrote a separate blog post last week about this and I'm still debating about finishing it so I guess I won't go into too much detail. Just imagine multiple trips to Ulta and watching beauty guru videos on Youtube for an embarrassingly long amount of time. I want all the pretty things.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Girls Finale

I just finished watching the season finale of HBO's Girls and am really happy. Things finally happened! That was a great ending to the second season. Despite all that I'd heard about the show, I didn't actually start watching it until around last season's finale. I watch so many TV shows already that I need some to be cancelled so I can finally catch up on everything. That's what happens when you're the world's best procrastinator and will do anything not to write your essays for class.

After the first episode I knew I'd be hooked. If you haven't seen or heard of the show, Girls is about a group of twenty-something girls living in NYC and trying to figure out the next steps in life after college, finding jobs, dealing with relationships, and following their dreams. Things often get messy and naked, but that only seems to make everything more real. I think the reason I love the show so much is because none of the characters seem to have their shit together. Maybe some of the scenarios are over the top or ridiculous but girls can act that way from time to time. Your twenty's are all about flaws. This is the time we're learning to deal with things on our own. The time when you make mistakes on a daily basis and always feel like you're not living up to your potential. You second guess every decision you've made or make and you learn to just try and live. That's what all the characters on Girls are doing, which is why it's so relatable (at least for me). I can pick out parts of each character that I see in myself, which makes me love it more.

(This is where the spoilers come in) *This season seemed to be a pit of lows for all the characters. Marnie and Hannah's lives fell apart and they both seemed to spiral into a big mess. For the record I found it hard to watch Hannah's slide backwards into her OCD habits. Watching Marnie's struggle was like watching a train wreck happen, but watching Hannah's just made me feel sad for her. Charlie got his life together but only half-assed moving on from Marnie. Poor Ray seems like he doesn't know what to do about his life. Adam left Hannah, but actually seemed like he was doing good with that new girl. Even with all that the season didn't seem to have a whole lot happening or it all just happened slowly. This is part of the reason why the season finale was so great. Everything that I've wanted to happen for the last few episodes finally happened, like Ray and Shoshanna's break up or Marnie and Charlie getting back together. Hannah's breakdown to Adam and him running to her!! Ah I want a guy to love me that much, so touching.*

So I guess what I really wanted to say with all of this is you should go watch Girls, and if you do watch it and haven't seen the season finale go do that right now. Girls is just a great show and Lena Dunham is a genius. The show has amazing music and perfect quotes (two things I'm obsessed with). Girls also has real characters who show you that life isn't always perfect and that's okay; it reminds you that not having everything together is normal.


Monday, March 11, 2013


A few weeks ago my friend sent me this video.

I may be late to the game, but this guys voice is majestic. I have been loving live versions of songs and my friend, Gabby, has been sending me a ton of it lately. I can say I was a little disappointed to not find these songs for sale anywhere though, nor did I find more than a few EP songs available on iTunes. This is about to tomorrow though, when Pickwick releases their new full length album, "Can't Talk Medicine," that you can listen to here. Go on take a listen. It's all good stuff guys!

A List of Things That Happened Today (because you really wanted to know)

My tart from La Patisserie Amie
  • Celebrated my Grandpa's 80th birthday with home-made carrot cake and family time
  • Had coffee with Sandy
  • Proceeded to La Patisserie Amie for some treats 
  • Went to see Safe Haven with my Mom. We wanted to see Oz, but we were running late and it was sold out :(
  • Made myself a super yummy salad for dinner
  • Watched more of The Vampire Diaries
  • Tried the cinnamon, honey, and hot water mixture I saw on Pinterest
  • Listened to more of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on audiobook (So glad I remembered this for my class, much nicer than actually having to read the whole thing. Once was enough for me and this book in high school. I definitely didn't feel the need to reread it. Especially with so many other books on my list.)
Overall it was a nice, fun filled Sunday with maybe one too many desserts (if that could ever be the case). I hope everyone else had a nice Sunday as well!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Feb/March 2013 Playlist

Music I've been loving throughout February and the first part of March.

  • Old Pine by Ben Howard
  • I'd Rather Go Blind by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa
  • Dark Doo Wop by MS MR
  • You Don't Care by Fallulah
  • The Fear by Ben Howard
  • Girl From the North Country by Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan
  • Always Alright by Alabama Shakes
  • Sinner's Prayer by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa
  • I Lay My Head by Fallulah
  • Symptoms by Atlas Genius
  • Millstone by Brand New
  • Hey Love by Miner
  • Mouths to Feed by The Epochs
  • Bones by MS MR
  • Cliche by Hey Champ
  • Oceans by Coasts
  • Wake Up by AWOLNATION
  • How Come You Don't Want Me by Tegan and Sara
I made a youtube playlist of the list because some of the songs weren't working on 8 tracks. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I have been!