Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Little Black Kitty Cats

Cutest thing ever? I think yes! And the great news is you can make your own. Just imagine being able to proudly say you made them yourself when your friends exclaim how adorable they are and ask where they can get a pair! Put them with just about anything for a perfect Halloween accent.

(Via Rookie)

Monthly Mix: October

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For the best month ever invented. For the days of hot apple cider, warm sweaters, autumn leaf collecting, wearing plaid, hanging ghosts in the trees, eating anything pumpkin, apple picking, monster masks, autumn bike rides and everything halloween.*

1. Be Gentle With Me - The Boy Least Likely To
2. Last Nite - The Strokes
3. My Wandering Days Are Over - Belle and Sebastian
4. Heart of the Country - Paul McCartney and Wings
5. Not Evident - Dancers
6. I'd Rather Dance With You - Kings of Convenience
7. On The Radio - Regina Specktor
8. When They Fight, They Fight - Geneationals
9. Under Your Thumb - The Vaccines
10. Lack of Hight - Caroline Smith and the Goodnight-Sleeps
11. Everyday - Buddy Holly
12. Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
13. Never Ending Song of Love - Delaney & Bonnie
14. Heroes and Villains - The Beach Boys
15. Buttons - The Weeks
16. You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
17. I Was Born (A Unicorn) - The Unicorns
18. All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
19. Pink Bullets - The Shins
20. If Not For My Glasses - Dear and the Headlights **
21. Sour Cherry - The Kills
22. Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles

(Photo by sanna h.)

* a halloween mix is coming up soon too.
** seeeee?

Music Monday - Dear and the Headlights

okay, so i have a very very big band crush on these guys going on. i absolutely love nearly all of their songs with extreme passion and seriously can't stop putting their stuff on mixes. i still don't understand why, like, no one talks about them, their music is positively brilliant (not to mention super fun to dance to). plus, dear and the headlights? that's a pretty hard one to beat (i have this thing about awesome band names, okay?).

p.s. bi-weekly from now on, kay? not that it isn't that already, but now it's official :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Words of Wisdom

"You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note." - Doug Floyd

(Photo by Wendy Lowe)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bow Ties Are Cool! (And Wire Ones Are Awesome!)

Via here, found here.

Words of Wisdom

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

(Photo by Julia Aumann)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monthly Mix: September

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For that silly little month inbetween summer and autumn. Inspired by tire swings, the last of the fireflies, backpacks and pencils, taking walks to find the first hints of autumn color, welcomed cooler weather, pulling out all the warm sweaters and scarves in anticipation, bike rides and sleeping with the window cracked open just enough to let the cool air in.

1. Carrie-Anne - The Hollies
2. Lovers' Carvings - Bibio
3. I'm Not Crying, You're Not Crying, Are You? - Dear and the Headlights
4. Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
5. Wet Cement - The Morning Benders
6. Hannah - Freelance Whales
7. I Painted Your House - Oh No Oh My
8. America - Simon & Garfunbkel
9. Tire Swing - Kimya Dawson
10. The Blues Are Still Blue - Belle and Sebastian
11. Where Do The Children Play? - Cat Stevens
12. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
13. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
14. Happy Jack - The Who
15. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
16. We Don't Think, We Know - Maritime
17. If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
18. We're Going To Be Friends - The White Stripes
19. Airport Taxi Reception - Sondre Lerche
20. The Sweetest Thing - Camera Obscura
21. Rave On - M. Ward

p.s. i sware, i've had this on 8tracks much longer, i only just remembered i didn't put it up here. sorry.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Music Monday - Camera Obscura and Lulu and the Lampshades (A Double Feature!)

Okay, so, to make up for all the weeks I've missed, I'm doing a double feature, Camera Obscura and Lulu and the Lampshades.

Scottish Indie-Pop band, Camera Obscura, has been being blasted out from my computer for a while now and been constantly on repeat. I truly can't get enough of their peppy tunes, especially this one song, French Navy. I love it.

and because you've just gotta listen to this one too:

As for Lulu and The Lampshades, well, I seroiusly have no idea why these guys haven't gotten more buzz, they are perfect. Seriously, I couldn't pick just one video. Their music is great and they are super super creative, not only in their music but with their videos too. Definitely worth a listen (or two!).

Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Words of Wisdom

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

(Photo by look left and look right)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday - Oh Land

Some of you have probably already heard of Oh Land, the lovely Danish singer with the futuristic sound who's been catching so much buzz lately. I've been a fan for a while now but never so much as lately, ever since I watched a few of her videos she did with Big Ugly Yellow Couch. (I came to the conclusion that you haven't heard Oh Land until you've heard her live.) She has to be one of the most creative and experimental artists out there right now. And plus she's got one of the most lovely voice to match! Happy Music Monday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Words of Wisdom

“There are 6,775,235,842 people in the world. Why are you letting one of them ruin your life?” — Alfredo Flores

(Photo by Silmeria-sisi)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Links For The Super Summer-y Weekend

Hey everybody and happy Friday! This week flew by like a blur for me, how about you? I hope the rest of the month doesn't follow suit, I was really enjoying the slower pace July went at. Oh well, it's all about what you do with your time I guess. Well, I hope you all have some freakin' awesome plans for the weekend, me, I'm just gonna go with the flow and try and do some fun stuff along the way. Meanwhile, it's link time...

Camera lens mugs.

Your favorite book can now be your iPod charger!

Words to live by.

The Pandora for recipes.

Two sites to go to for boredom.

And your extremly-pointless-yet-totally-awesome-tumblr of the week: The Final Image via (i think i'm seriously gonna start doing this once a week)

(Photo by Adam Stockwell)

Two Things

Iacoli & McAllister Necklaces and Desert Boots from Free People

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Monthly Mix: August

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For August, one of the most awesomest months ever invented.

1. Leave You In Love - Gold Motel
2. Maneater - Daryl Hall And John Oates
3. Kiss With A Fist - Florence + The Machine
4. Incense And Peppermint - Strawberry Alarm Clock
5. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) - Bing Crosby & Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
6. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
7. Wild Thing - The Troggs
8. Song for Dan Treacy - MGMT
9. She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
10. Crazy For You - Best Coast
11. Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
12. The Story of An Artist - Daniel Johnson
13. For Your Love - The Yardbirds
14. Everything's Made For Love - Gene Austin
15. Gonna Get Along Without You Now - She & Him
16. Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis
17. Peace Train - Cat Stevens
18. Blitzkreig Bop - The Ramones

(Photo by Virgineyes)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Words of Wisdom

“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.” - Unknown

(Photo by Anna Hatzakis)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Music Monday - Boy & Bear

Why have I not heard of these guys before? Ugh, so good. Of course I've always had a weak spot for Australian folk bands, but these guys are just so unique and new and fun! And I'm totally crushing on this video, pure perfection. Because who hasn't has a day when they just want to forget everything, dress up like an Indian and go chasing a buffalo? Okay, maybe that's just me, but it's still pretty awesome you got to admit. Some major creativity going on here.

p.s. new mixtape coming soon!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Links For The Last July Weekend

Hello lovely dears! And happy weekend. I hope you've got some spectacular plans. Me, I'm hoping to be just savoring the last moments of July this weekend. More watermelon, popsicles (that taste like jolly ranchers!), outdoor record playing and reading on the porch. Among other things. Meanwhile, the links...

Simple, perfect.

I might just try this this weekend too.

The be all, end all of popsicle roundups.

How fun would these be for an outdoor summer dinner party?

Loving this rad getup.

And for all you indie lovers out there (or anyone who enjoys my 'music mondays') check out this awesome amazon deal! Dozens of lovely MP3 albums for only $5 each. Ends tomorrow.

p.s. book recommendation for the week: the hunger games. read it! it's really as great as everybody says.

(Photo via Burning Fury)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Music Monday - Willoughby

I'm really digging the sounds of this LA band, Willoughby lately. So chill, so mellow and brilliantly written music. Plus the lead singer's voice is perfect, I'm in love! Oh yeah, and then there's this awesome creepy music video with monsters and igors and even some really pretty dresses and hats. Check out some of there other stuff here too, it's all great.

p.s. yes, i know it's tuesday.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Words of Wisdom

"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe." - Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

(Photo by Katie Eleanor)

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Music Monday - Florence + The Machine

After reading Nylon's briliant interveiw with Florence Welch (pg. 144) the other day I have been listening to her music nonstop. I had forgotten how much I loved it! And her for that matter. And this song is pretty much garenteed to put you in a wonderful mood too!