some of what i've been listening to. if you follow me on spotify, you already know. but to switch it up and go old school (?) here are some videos, since not everyone enjoys playlists.
Har Mar Superstar doing his best James Brown. Friggin addicting. Try to just listen to it once, I date you.
Its always fun listening to the boy you went to high school with on the radio. Enjoying Delta Spirit's latest, especially this one.
Vampire Weekend was great on SNL, and this song is short but on repeat x1000. I'm sure I'll be sick of it soon enough, though.
This past weekend (mothers day) was spent with family in the hot, hot, heat of southern california. my uncles threw a mother's day brunch for us, complete with amazing food. they also announced they are going to be getting married as soon as prop 8 is stuck down. very exciting.
other than that, we didnt do very much. troy made me a headboard out of an old door for our bed, which i love. lola (via troy) gave me a much needed spa trip, which i am eagerly anticipating. a nice, low-key first mother's day.
i need to clean the house. i hate that overwhelming feeling that seems to swallow me when the house is a mess. its funny how those things never bothered me until i became a mom. now anything out of place makes me feel like everything is. strange.
currently planning lola's first birthday party... nothing major, just some friends and family together at home, with some good food and laughs, celebrating.
hope everyone out there had a great mother's day... xo.
A few weeks back, I was reflecting on a the tough week we all had with the Boston marathon bombings and some other difficult events. It made me sort of hate the internet, seeing the horrible things people were circulating. But then I thought to myself, why should we let this ugliness rule? Because normally, I find such inspiration, solace and community within the blogosphere, whether its instagram, twitter or old fashioned blogging.
The reason I'm writing this is because I decided to organize something to make the internet seem less unfriendly, more inclusive and in essence, a kind place to be. So i thought organizing a simple exchange of 'gifts' between online friends would be a great way to get that message across.
I don't want this to be anything about marketing, or consumerism, or promotion. I want to embody the feeling of goodness and kindness. the 'gifts' would be simple/free or inexpensive items like homemade crafts, homemade art, found (thrifted) items, homemade pickles, a recipe you love, or anything really (just not like, a roll of toilet paper although sometimes, it would be handy to have an extra). The idea is just to send love and goodness out into the universe/blogiverse.
If you are interested in participating, shoot me an email and let me know firstname.lastname@example.org. Each participant will randomly be assigned a blogger. They will get to know their assigned blogger through their blog, facebook, instagram, whatever, and send them a small, personal gift to brighten up their day. If you'd like to share what you get on your blog/social media, feel free to do so.
Nothing to buy, nothing to sell, just good old fashioned kindness through old fashioned mail.
Hope you are picking up what I'm putting down, as they say.
Happy weekend, and here's to keeping the good out there.
ootd // my mom's roses are the best // homemade pickled veggies // mama baby fromwhereistand // my meds collections // throwback to a 7 year old me in my softball gear // i like those shoes // my sat nights now // dad's bday
Happy May. This month started off interestingly. If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you know i've been under the weather for the better part of 2013. Well I finally sucked it up, went to a dr. and paid a few hundred dollars for some blood tests and antibiotics. Verdict t.b.d.
Lola is 10 months going on 17. Not a fan of being left alone in her play area, even for a mommy bathroom break. So now she sits on the ground in the bathroom while I pee. Staring at me. Privacy is becoming one of those things I remember having, but now gone the way of hangovers, late nights, and sleeping past 7 am; distant memories.
One thing I do love is her new-found love of snuggling, even if its just for a few seconds. This weekend she had hand, foot and mouth (don't even ask) and she slept with me in bed. She snuggled into my arms and fell fast asleep and like, woah, my heart almost exploded.
Troy has been making some gorgeous furniture with his reclaimed wood collection, we're looking at getting a space in the Grove Antique Market sometime soon, so if you are in the area, you can stop by and say howdy.
And that's all I got.
Happy Monday, hope you all have a good week.
this is what lola and i listen to in the car. no (ok not much) cursing, mellow-ish, but still excellent driving music. and we drive. a lot. southern california, your traffic and brown landscape are my least favorite part of summer.
anyway, hope you enjoy.