august break

July 31, 2012

It's that time again! I've been having so much fun with my new camera lens and droid instagram app that I decided to join in on August Break 2012. Many of you may remember this from a few years ago, but for those who don't, August Break is a one-month challenge created by Susannah Conway that encourages us to stop and capture moments around us through the camera lens. These images are then shared through the August Break Flickr page or by using #Augustbreak on instagram. If you have a camera phone, or want to get more practice with photography, I encourage you to  join in. It all starts tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Until is a list of my favorite things about August. 
1. So many fruits and veggies are in season this month. It makes me excited for rich flavors, new recipes, and thoughtful inspired cooking. 
2. It's when I start dreaming about fall. The weather is still warm and I still long to be outside, but in my mind I am daydreaming of cozy sweaters and boots and craving Thanksgiving dinner.  It's nice to have something so delicious and holidays to look forward to. 
3. It's Panini Month, Happiness Happens month, and Audio Appreciation month, and I love me some happiness, music, and paninis. Not necessarily together, but that would be pretty great too!
4. It is one of the 7 months of the year that has 31 days, which means one more day of summer!
5. It's the month before my birthday and I get to start my wish list! This book, this book, and this item are definitely in the mix. And I think I may need one of these or one of these

What do you love about this lovely summer month? 

monthly mix

July 13, 2012

Well hello summer! Seattle is getting a blast of warm weather (and some exciting thunder storms) and I am ready to soak up some sun this weekend!

I hope you are all enjoying Friday the 13th and things are looking sunny for you too! 

Here's some monthly tunes to put on in the background while you are doin' your thing. Whatever your special thing may be. 

Lovely ocean background for this month's cover art is "Carefree" by Carolyn Cochrane ~ found on Etsy as always! You can see more of her beautiful prints here.

1. I Understand - Heidi Happy
2. Down and Around - A B & The Sea
3. Tighten Up - Jack and White
4. We Are Stars - The Pierces
5. Steal His Heart - Emily and The Woods
6. Good As New - Vacationer
7. That Wasn't Me - Brandi Carlile
8. Hello My Old Heart - The Oh Hello's
9. The Only Night - Ian Love
10. You're the One That I Want - Julia Stone

attract positivity

July 6, 2012

Hi Everyone -

Just wanted to stop by to say Happy Friday and wish you all a magical, spectacular, utterly lovely weekend. May it bring everything you need to rejuvenate your soul and recharge your energy.

Until then, soak up the summer sun and shine positively.