Sunday, October 30, 2011

Song for a Sunday

Manchester Orchestra released a new album this spring, and to be honest I hadn't really listened to them much beforehand. Their newest project, Simple Math, was created as more of a concept album. It follows Andy Hull, the lead vocalist and song writer, as he questions life, love, and religion. Apprehension is my favorite track, but this video is story to get lost in. You can listen to the whole album here or by using the player below.

*Seriously, watch this video. Two days later and I still can't get it out of my head.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Seal: Notes From a Dragon Mom

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I would walk through a tunnel of fire if it would save my son. I would take my chances on a stripped battlefield with a sling and a rock à la David and Goliath if it would make a difference. But it won’t. I can roar all I want about the unfairness of this ridiculous disease, but the facts remain. What I can do is protect my son from as much pain as possible, and then finally do the hardest thing of all, a thing most parents will thankfully never have to do: I will love him to the end of his life, and then I will let him go.

Ronan has Tay-Sachs disease, a rare genetic disorder that causes the body to slowly regress into a vegetative state. He's expected to die before his 3rd birthday. Emily's strength is something I can't even begin to fathom.

Everyone needs to take the time to read this, you can find the entire piece at The New York Times. To read more of Emily words, you can find her blog at Little Seal.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bear in a Grocery Store

So... where I grew up there's an abundant amount of wildlife. No lack of it, at all. We were a little town with less than 40 miles of road put into the Alaskan wilderness, so it was a pretty common interaction. But I never thought I'd see this happen. This video was posted on Facebook a few days ago by my grade school teacher, and I was just able to find it on youtube. A little bear cub walked in to one of Ketchikan's grocery stores and headed straight for the produce, and the poor thing is tiny. Really small for this time of year, but at least he knows where to get the good stuff. They put him outside and let him go, so here's to hoping momma bear found him and they're traipsing through the woods and getting into peoples garbage as we speak!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tiny Houses

I can't help it, lately I've been caught up in the idea of owning a home and the dream land we'd have it on. I'm a fan of the Tiny House Blog and they're always finding the best ways to live off the grid. Granted, the homes are small and most of them would require a huge change of lifestyle, but finding a happy medium is something both E and I are searching for. This one for example, who wouldn't want to make a cozy little home in this space? Put enough windows in and I don't really care what size it is. It's nowhere near in the future (it would help to live in a place we were going to stay put in first), but I'm crossing my fingers it's not too far off. It's strange when where you live is completely dictated by who you work for. Isn't it normally the other way around?

P.S. Did I mention my sister already lives in a tiny home? She's rad like that.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday's Song + Playlist Poll

Some songs are created just right to sooth the soul. This (in my opinion) is one of them, and is on top of the list for my favorite October tunes. Since I work from home I'm always on the hunt for new music to keep me company during the day. If anyone is interested in hearing my favorites, let me know in the poll below! Otherwise, I'll continue to keep them to myself and share only by singing to Tucker all day long. Believe me, he could use a break. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bon Iver: Part II

I know I've posted about it before, but Bon Iver put out a new album a few weeks ago and it's been singing me to sleep and waking me up ever since. If there's a time I'm not listening to it, then I'm probably listening to remixes like this one. Here's one of my favorites, just discovered the video and can't believe I haven't seen it before. Pretty magical.

Sunday, October 09, 2011


We went over to Idyllwild for the weekend to celebrate and photograph a friends wedding. It was pretty incredible, and I can't wait to share their campground bash with you. This week I'll be editing, sleeping inside so I'm warm and cozy, not drinking (at all.), and doing nothing else as often as I can. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as well!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Brutal Hearts

Trust me, it's worth the listen.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Umm... this Lauren Moffatt collection was inspired by Little House on the Prairie? I'm in. 

*Psh... who am I kidding? I don't even do fashion. Discovered via Frolic.

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