january mix

Monday, January 19, 2015

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better late than never, yeah? MUSIC.

january mix

10,000 emerald pools : borns

mikky ekko : pull me down

winter : holly conlan

kasper : sea wolf

comrade : volcano choir

to just grow away : the tallest man on earth

in your arms : chef'special

pompeii : bear's den

shuffle : bombay bicycle club

ways to go : grouplove


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

this video is super fun and cute. i just found it yesterday, and i love watching it! i got an itunes gift card for christmas, and i think i might know what my next song purchase is...

any good songs you're jamming out to lately? i need some new recommendations. i'm heading over to noisetrade to check out their newest free music. if you haven't been to that site, you MUST. it's the best thing on the internet. besides buzzfeed and this blog that is. but mostly buzzfeed because you realize at this point that i can't be trusted to post consistently.

happy hump day, y'all!

popping in

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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i'm here! i'm alive! life is good. and busy. and i don't really mind at all that i've been absent from this space for three weeks. no offense to any of my awesome readers. i just realize that sometimes i need to live my life and unplug from the computer as soon as i get home from work. it's been a great three weeks "off duty".

i celebrated christmas with my family, got to see my dad for the first time since july (he lives in idaho), watched my brother get married to his lovely bride, gained a sister-in-law, celebrated 10 months with my guy, visited my best girls in charlotte, participated in my best craft market to date, drank lots of coffee, finished my reading goal for 2014 and started my new goal for this year, and found two pairs of really great jeans on sale for $30. thirty. not one hundred and thirty like some stores like to charge. #jcrewmadewellbananarepublic

life is feeling full these days, and i am very thankful. i hope to get back to more regular posting, but even if it's not as frequent as i intend, i'm ok with that. i want my posts to be genuine and not just words on a computer screen. i think one of my problems i that i don't know how to properly balance everything going on in my life. blogging tends to get pushed to the back burner because it's not absolutely pressing like other things are. (things like work. and relationships. and trying that new coffee shop down the street.) not that i don't enjoy blogging. i really do! but when i have to decide between a dinner date with my boyfriend or blogging about a cookie i ate at lunch, i'm definitely choosing my handsome man. can you guys relate? i think i have been reading posts about this here and there so hopefully it makes sense to you.

anyways, just wanted to pop in a say hi and a happy happy new year to you and yours! is it cliche to say 2015 will be the best year yet? i already know this answer to this. i'm just asking because it's polite. here's to 2015, the best year yet!

luke 2:14

Friday, December 12, 2014

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happy friday! read through luke 2 this morning about the birth of Jesus. such a special time of year to remember the love we were given. happy christmas season!

december mix

Saturday, December 6, 2014

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hieeeeee! it's december, and everything is awesome. especially this mix i have come up with. not all of the songs are christmas tunes, but all of them are good. happy christmas season. if you celebrate the birth of Christ, make sure you spend some time focusing on that during this busy season. i find myself rushing around here and there and missing out on a chance to rejoice in this good news. happy christmas season and happy listening! (for another great christmas playlist, head over to the hippie memoirs. emma has curated an excellent mix of festive tunes!)

december mix

sing we now of christ : michael w. smith

the christmas song : sleeping at last

tiger striped sky : roo panes

every night : jon and roy

the happiest christmas : michael w. smith

place for us : milky ekko

you know me : air traffic controller

someday at christmas : jack johnson

last christmas : taylor swift

mexico : the staves

joy to the world : casting crowns

my latest DIY pins

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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i like to pin pictures of crafts because it's easier than actually doing them...

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my boyfriend accompanied me to the craft store over the weekend and saw a quote on the wall that said "stop pinning and start creating" written in very whimsical font. (i think there were even starbursts surrounding it.) he thought that was particularly hilarious, and you know what? it's true. stop pinning. start creating. i'm telling that more to myself than to you. and here are a few starbursts to really get you going. ******


Saturday, November 29, 2014

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dan and i had a lovely thanksgiving at home with my family. we got home around noon where hot lunch was waiting for us. we held hands in the kitchen and took turns offering up our thanks and our prayers and then we ate. turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn casserole, cranberry sauce, creamed onions (my mom and i are the only ones who like them), green beans, sparkling cider. we ate until we could eat no more. and then we got seconds.

after lunch, my mom and i took to kitchen duty, and the manly men were sent to the garage to fetch the tree, assemble it, and string it with lights. they hauled it into the living room, and we put on some christmas tunes and decorated away. the rest of the afternoon was spent playing games, eating pie and ice cream, opening a few early christmas presents, and taking a walk around the neighborhood to walk off a few of the turkey calories.

feeling very fat and happy in the days following. i have much to be thankful for. hope you had a great holiday with your friends and family as well!

enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. psalm 100:4
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