Friday, May 22, 2015

The Secret to Life & Happiness

Watching old people listen to new music is one of life's fun little treasures. Wouldn't you agree?! I basically melted as I watched these oldsters listen to George Ezra's Budapest for the first time. Then I proceeded to re-play the video about a dozen times over the next few days.

I really hope I'm like that little dancing lady at the end of the video one day. I'm convinced more than ever now that dancing and music is the secret to life and happiness!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Beth vs Emily

My heart broke into a million little pieces when we lost Beth on The Walking Dead. Thankfully, the actress who played Beth has re-entered our world with her shiny happy music and I'm pretty thrilled by it! Emily Kinney seems to be an extension of the Beth we grew to love. Art imitating life; life imitating art. So it goes. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hello, weekend!

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{Music Is All Around via Nan Lawson}

I was only in Washington for a week but it's taken me an equal amount of time to get back in the swing of things here at home and in the studio. My internet travels have included more music videos than actual websites this week, or so it seems from these gems ...

This cover of What is Love has been playing on repeat all week.

And while I may not love the original, every Take Me to Church cover I've heard has left me smitten.

In other cover news, Sia's rendition of California Dreamin' makes me feel like all is right in the world!

And as an added bonus, did you know that The Toadies did a cover of Blondie's Heart of Glass??? My 90s alternative mind is melting!

Do you have a favorite cover? If so, please share! It's always fun to find new music!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Washington Getaway

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I'm back from my trip to Washington! It was a nice week full of state park visits and shopping for my dad's 60th birthday. He upgraded his phone, his car and then I upgraded his eating habits with some NutriBullet recipes that he didn't hate ;)

While I was in the land of clean air and green trees, I toyed with the idea of buying a vacation home there instead of in the mountains here in California. The prices are the same but you get so much more for your money the further north you go. Bonus: I'd get to spend more time with my dad! Things to think about.

Here are a few vacation photos if you'd like to see ...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Hello, weekend!

an abundance of katherines, John Green, fugging, teen fiction, nerdfighter, vlogbrothers, infographic, dftba poster
{I love this collage for An Abundance of Katherines, which I read each night this week before bed!}

I'm gearing up for a week-long trip to Washington starting next Saturday. That means a whopping to-do list to conquer this weekend. Some deep cleaning around the home, lining up a cat-sitter, vacation shopping and tying up loose ends in the studio. While I'm doing all of that, here are a few things around the web to keep you busy ...

And I love him - I mean her ;)

Hummingbirds are basically miniature peacocks.

Who knew that Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift made such a perfect pair?

This 102 year old sees her younger self dancing for the first time!

I seem to be a Kapha and would benefit from more spicy food in my life. Challenge accepted! 

Fr. Roderick is an even bigger Star Wars fan than my boyfriend, lol.

Best advice of the week: "start with GUSTO!"

Happy Birthday, Little Bro!

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Yesterday was my youngest brother's 22nd birthday. That is so weird to me! We're 12 years apart and watching him grow up has almost been like a parent watching their child become an adult. I remember the days before he even started school when he'd wake me up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons together. So sweet!

Now he's a personal trainer living on his own and, much to my mom's chagrin, choosing to be a vegetarian. This made my mom's task of cooking him a birthday dinner a bit of a challenge. Not being a vegetarian herself, she had a difficult time wrapping her head around creating a satisfying menu. In the end it became a delicious mish-mosh of dishes: white rice with a choice of Indian curry or Japanese curry, Peruvian rice, veggie chili and cornbread, a gourmet salad and homemade cheesecake.

I gave him a couple of party games, Cards and Against Humanity and Mobscenity, because everyone needs party games for entertaining once they move out on their own! He ripped into Cards Against Humanity and our family played 3 disturbing rounds. I'm mildly scarred by the experience ;)

Have you ever  played "the party game for horrible people"? If so, what was your most shocking card? I'd love to hear!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bunny vs Westeros (Game of Thrones)

What do you get when you mix one of the cutest animals on the planet with Game of Thrones? This awesomeness! 7 months to create, 2 months to destroy. Enjoy :)