the music that keeps me going

16 days have passed since my last post. That makes me very sad. So much is going on yet I can’t find the time to record it. I’ve been trying for days to get pictures up of the kitchen renovation (since we’re done!) and even just some random every day snapshots. But it always takes longer than I have time for. Not to mention that the pictures we’ve managed to capture of the kitchen just don’t do it justice. It is so much lovelier and perfect in person. I think we need a new camera.

Work has been insanely busy lately. Most week nights, Mark and I meet at home around 7:30 or 8. By the time we get dinner together, eat, and clean up, we typically have less than an hour to do something not work related before needing to sleep to start it all over again. But we are surviving, some days better than others. But as September comes, change always happens and this year is no different. There are changes coming in the next few weeks, all of which we are very excited about. So in the meantime, I listen to music. Lots of music. Here is one of my most favorite. I’m seriously obsessed with it (not a shocker, I know). It sounds like September. This song just helps me breathe a little calmer and hang on a little longer.

I’m also seriously obsessed with her boots. Perhaps I’ll find some to purchase with my birthday money (did I mention my birthday is on Tuesday! 5 days!).

Happy Friday.

dancing in September

Whew! August finished up fast. It was definitely not a good month this year. Overload of work. Massive house projects that refuse to be finished. Lots of late nights and more tired days. But, that is all behind us now! Good riddance August. September has finally come! I refuse to let this month go by without full-fledged enjoyment and celebrations. I will savor this month in the oncoming of fall, my glorious upcoming birthday (yay!), pumpkin spice lattes, the start of needing sweaters, purchasing discounted school supplies and much more with great abandon. Today I wear a new dress which I have been saving for a month to wear on this day. I’m working to my You’ve Got Mail soundtrack which always helps me usher in the new season and month. And tonight is the much-anticipated She & Him concert in Nashville! I’m so excited I was late for work this morning trying to get myself together. Hooray for September 1!

And while we are on the subject of music, here is a fabulous video to celebrate September by Earth, Wind & Fire. Don’t you just love the amazing video effects and costumes and dance moves?! Oh man. Welcome September.

(thanks to a friend’s friend on facebook)(and please note that it references September 21 which just so happens to be the best day of September, yes, my birthday!)

And in case you are interested, you can also see me posting on the new and improved blog for my work here and here. Keep an eye out for my design thoughts.

the mild obsession gets fed

I’ve recently seen a trend of very long bangs and after another was pointed out to me this morning I remembered this amazing image:

Makes me laugh. Every time I see it. And if, like me, you find this to be quite humorous go read Indie Girls Deconstructed. Hilarious breakdown of Zooey plus it includes both Deschanel girls in one post. Can’t help but love it.

(And for those who haven’t seen it and attempt to click on the reference in the post to Emily wearing a Wonder Woman costume which links to a video that has been taken down—that is the episode in Bones Season 3, Episode 5 called The Mummy in the Maze. Yes, I’m that pathetic. Great episode though.)

(image first seen on rumination reading room)