Thursday, November 28, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
These are the moments I live for: the small but fulfilling moments of my life.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I love to listen to music. It doesn't matter what I'm doing, I need music. Whether it be driving, cleaning the house, blogging (I'm listening to "Lover of the Light by Mumford & Sons right now!) but mostly, I need music when I am working in my Lily Love workshop. Some days I'm on a bluesy kick and sometimes I'm listening to island jams, but these four albums have been keeping me alive on quiet days around the house. And thanks Spotify for always being on-point with the song selections!
1. Kenny Loggins, Celebrate Me Home - My goodness. If music be the food of love, I'd eat this album up. I heard my dad listening to it one day and as soon as "Celebrate Me Home" came on, I was sold.
2. Young the Giant, Young the Giant - The lyrics people, the lyrics. It's those heart-wrenching, soul searching, deep to the core lyrics that have me hooked. It's golden.
3. The Civil Wars, Dust to Dust - Do I even need to explain how great this duo is? When they announced that they were "splitting up" last year I cried and said a prayer to God that they'd reunite! God answered, because they're back in action and my heart is happy again. But really, this album stays true to who they are. You won't go wrong.
4. Mumford & Sons, Babel - O K... these guys too. The lyrics and the honesty and the organic sound of this album is what always keeps me hooked to these (beautiful) men. I loved Sigh No More so much and although I love that album much more than this one, this one still gives me the chills.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Life has been a bit of a whirlwind as of late and although I'm still trying to catch my breath from the latest events, I'm enjoying every single moment. To be honest, I think that sometimes life is appreciated more when it gets busy because when you have those moments of calmness, you truly appreciate what your life has become.
| Thankful for... I am thankful for my family and my friends. Being twenty-six and finally realizing that you do not need 40 different types of friends because 2 or 3 really honest, trustworthy people will be sufficient enough. Having come to the realization of that has been one of the most liberating things this year. Also having those three "honest Abe's" in my life has really set me on the right track. And my family, well... they've always been there and I'm always thankful for them.
| Excited about... Well, first off, it's pouring rain and the house is quiet and if you know me, I get really excited about that. Ha! Mostly, I'm excited about the holidays: the dinners, the camaraderie between friends and family, the presents, the parties. My heart is skipping beats just looking forward to all of the fun days/nights ahead. Oh, I'm also excited to watch Thor. Only because Tom Hiddleston is in it.
| Annoyed with... My medical plan. It needs to be better. Ok, that's all.
| Happy with... two new jobs, the rain and that I finally sat down and wrote down my goals for the next year.
| Listening to... Lots of Young the Giant, Daryl Hall + Rumer, Tupac and Kendrick Lamar. Such a weird mix, but my gosh does it get me through the day in the Lily Love workshop.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
"There was a certain fire
in her bones
that ignited hearts
and set ablaze a love
that could never die."
Photography by: Tyren Hasegawa for Lily Love and Company
Model: Deanna Rapozo