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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Words of Wisdom

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

(Photo by John Anderson Beavers)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Music Monday - Gene Kelly

Not a very original music monday perhaps but a classic is always good as well. And who doesn't like Singin' in the Rain anyways? Every song in that movie gives an instant cheer-up: bright, happy, bubbly, the untimate a-1, can't-beat-it musical.

And for more fun there's also these: my absolute favorite track from the film and the wonderful Gene Kelly once again, this time tap dancing on roller skates! Just in case you need some extra early week cheer or just because.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Words of Wisdom

"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." - Imogen Cunningham

(Photo by Hector Pozuelo)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Music Monday - Laura Veirs

Been really loving this Laura Veirs song lately and how perfect is it for today? Espicially with it's music video's peach fireworks lighing up the paper sky. I also love all the animals in this, makes me want a camping trip even more. I've been dreaming about bonfires and boating for weeks. Oh well, for now fireworks and ice cream is certainly good enough. Happy Music Monday and Independence Day everybody!

p.s. and how beautiful is that album artwork? i love it!

(Via Black*Eiffel)

Happy Independence Day!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monthly Mix: July

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A mix dedicated to homemade popsicles, watermelon picnics, singing songs by the campfire, road trips through the countryside, making summer flower crowns, beach trips and to warm summer nights where cicada songs abound.

1. July, July - The Decemberists
2. Rocky Raccoon - The Beatles
3. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrew Sisters
4. Message in a Bottle - The Police
5. Mango Tree - Angus & Julia Stone
6. Amsterdam - Peter Bjorn & John
7. Be My Baby - The Ronettes
8. The Cave - Mumford & Sons
9. Just What I Needed - The Cars
10. The Next Time Around - Little Joy
11. Lost In My Mind - The Head and the Heart
12. A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
13. Tighten Up - The Black Keys
14. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song - Fleet Foxes
15. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
16. Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys
17. Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
18. The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
19. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
20. I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
21. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
22. Brand New Shoes - She & Him

p.s. see, this one's on time! i told you i could do it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Links For The July Weekend!!

Happy, happy weekend! I hope everyone has some marvelous summer plans. I know I do! Looking forward to fireworks, hamburgers, flower wearing, mixtape making, friendship bracelets, reading and eating lots and of our big, huge, giant watermelon. It's gonna be good. Meanwhile here's some lovely links.

Summer totes.

Lots of shinny silver.

These jelly donuts are making me wish I was in Portland right now.

Independence Day cake.

And a pie.

Another brilliant beyond brilliant tumblr: mirrors in movies!

More Independence Day loveliness.

And check out this charming Australian fashion blog.

(Photo by Teva)

Friday, July 1, 2011


It's all I can do lately to not favorite every one of Colour Lover's beautiful photographs on her flickr photostream. Every photo! So beautiful, so inspiring, I'm on the verge of exploding every time I'm on there.

Okay, so that was more than a weekend...

... But I had a lot to do. I'm back now, promise.

(Photo by u n d a u n t e d)