Friday, July 23, 2010

Inspiration Lately.


Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest? Oh I have? Like a bazillion times? Oh. I'm sorry.
It's just so AWESOME!

Here's the images I can't get out of my head...

Left to right...

+ Little pieces of light. I've never seen such pretty flecks of dust.
+ Seriously. I want to go to there.
+ Weren't we just chatting about this Danyelle? I think we need this print.
+ yellow + succulents = dreamy
+ that dress. it's glorious. check it out.


P.S. All of these images [and more] can be found on my pinboard Inspiration Lately.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Avett Brothers

Last night, I went to Spokane with Danyelle, Lindsay, Kristin to watch an amazing concert. One of my top 5 concert experiences for sure. The Avett Brothers are a special band. Their music is incredible, their lyrics inspiring, their talent... UNBELIEVABLE!



I loved every second of this show!
Here's the setlist:

Paranoia in B flat Major
Head Full of Doubt
January Wedding
The Fall
Die Then Grow [video I took with my phone above. This was the highlight for me. A brand new song, never played live before. I fell in love with it.]
Distraction #74
I Killed Sally's Lover
Tin Man
10,000 Words
Die Die Die
Kick Drum Heart
The New Love Song
Signs
The Perfect Space
Black, Blue [solo by Seth... Gorgeous]
I Would Be Sad
Pretty Girl from Cedar Lane
Colorshow
I and Love and You

Encore:
Murder in the City [solo by Scott... Perfection]
Laundry Room

I'll be counting the days until
I get to see this band live again!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lately...


+ I've been wanting to read books more than blogs [I've read this, this, this and now I'm reading this. Next I will read this.]
+ I've been wanting to pick berries more than blog
+ I've been wanting to listen to this album
+ play with puppies
+ watch So You Think You Can Dance
+ I've been playing with my new iPhone instead of blogging
+ I've wanted to soak up more sun

Sorry, readers.
I'll be back when blogging moves up on my list of to-do's!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Animal House.

[Rosie + Sammie]

Our current animal count:

+ 6 pigs
+ 4 fish
+ 1 hamster
+ 1 bunny
+ 2 dogs.

I hope I'm not forgetting anyone.

These two puppy Chihuahua mixes were rescued from the highway near our home by my husband earlier this week. We are pretty sure they were abandoned [so sad] because they came to us covered in fleas and ticks and were starving and scared [so so sad.]

I've never really been much of a small dog person, I'm more of a labrador fan. But, honestly? These two tiny little creatures have captured all of our hearts. Well, actually Madeline + Jocelyn don't even know about them yet because they've been at EFY all week, but I'm certain that they will be smitten too.

We may be adding a few chickens to the mix soon, as well.
I don't mind.
This living-on-a-farm-surrounded-by-animals is a pretty great life.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Mix Winner

I'm not sure what is wrong with Blogger right now, but for some reason not all 29 comments are showing up on the July Mix giveaway post. Luckily, all comments come to my in-box so I can still count them up.

This months mix goes to #26 Sonya.

Please e-mail me [ lomaril at aol dot com ] your physical address so I can get your mix to you. Congrats!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th.


I am currently reading a wonderful book perfect for this 4th of July season. It is called Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson [anyone out there read it?], and it takes place during the American Revolution. The story follows a slave girl named Isabel and her sister Ruth on a harrowing journey for freedom. It is heartbreaking and eye-opening, and I will finish it this weekend, with tears in my eyes and gratitude in my heart.

Reading this story reminds me of the sacrifice and blood that was offered on our behalf, and that we must treasure our freedom daily. I am grateful to live in this blessed country!

Happy 4th of July, friends!


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Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Mix.


Aaaah, it's July. I love July.
To be honest, I'm kind of in love with this month's mix.
It's full of killer songs that I can't help but comment on.
Bear with me.
The giveaway info will follow!

1. Someone So Much - Bob Evans.
2. Holding Us Back - Katie Herzig. [just gorgeous]
3. If You Don't Wanna Love Me. [wicked awesome Acoustic version] - James Morrison
4. On The Brightside - Never Shout Never. [my 8 year old Lily introduced this song to me. She's so awesome!]
5. Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri. [thank you SYTYCD for introducing us to such awesome music]
6. The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert. [I'm not a big country fan, but beautiful country ballads like this get me every time.]
7. Every Bone - Parlor Hawk.
8. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles.
9. Addicted to Love - Florence + The Machine.
10. You and Me - Holly Conlan.
11. Oliver - Gemma Hayes. ["I might look the same, but I'm a little different now." Pierce me to the core lyrics.]
12. Sit Down Beside Me - Patrick Watson. [love everything about this song.]
13. I Was Made for Sunny Days - The Weepies.
14. We Intertwined - The Hush Sound.
15. My Fight (For You) - Greg Laswell.
16. Horchata - Vampire Weekend. [Pure fun]
17. Sparrows - Matt Pond PA
18. If You Want To - Griffin House.
19. I Kissed a Girl - William Fitzsimmons. [this is a much better song when William is singing it!]
20. Peace and Love - Juliana Hatfield. [the guitar is what got me. Danyelle will you please learn this so you can play it for me?]
21. Don't Throw Me Away - The Mumlers. [grab your guy and dance to this one at the end of a long day.]

*** Comment once on this post by 9am Tuesday, July 6th.
Anyone is welcome to enter.
Please leave your e-mail address.

Winner will be announced Tuesday!
Good Luck!