Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chill Tuesday

From Ireland '09

Today I was really lucky with my lastfm radio, and I kept getting amazingly chill songs. It was amazing! It also made for excellent background music for my school work. I got a lot done.

I just wish I could find a tree like this and write my research paper in its shade, while listening to this music of course.

Here's the playlist I came up with.

I also really liked these songs, but I couldn't find them on on playlist:

The Pledge- Brendan Benson
Riverside- Ollabelle
Almost Persuaded- Etta James
Everybody's Talking- Fred Neil
Sally- Johnny Flynn
Music to My Ears- Ron Sexsmith

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Emerald Isle

Just got back from the most beautiful country in the world: Ireland. Every inch of it was just beautiful! We got really lucky with the weather: sunny, warm. Only a few days were rainy or overcast. which is Ireland's most common weather patterns.

I saw no leprechauns, or rainbows. Great trip anyway.

Here are some pictures. By some, I mean a lot. Sorry.

Ireland '09

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Je suis contente parce que....

What makes me happy:
1. Peonies in my bathroom
2. Family trips to sunny places
3. Supportive friends
4. Crossing off things on my To-Do list.
5. Apple juice infused with Elderflower. Yum!
6. Going to a place of peace and comfort, the temple.
7. Cool, gentle breezes
8. Laughing for no apparent reason
9. Getting things in the post
10. Smiling at my reflection

photo from my personal collection

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just Some Photos

Here are just some photos of the past few weeks:

images from Leed's Castle including a peacock!

images of Hampstead

my puppies

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


This song makes me think of summer. Besides, the video is just so fun!

Whenever I listen to it, I want to eat an ice cream cone and ride a bike.

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Movie Monday

I wanted to list some movies that are coming out soon that I really want to see. I'll link them to their trailers.


(500) Days of Summer
Food Inc.
Paper Hearts
Proposal- maybe...
Sunshine Cleaning
Sherlock Holmes
American Violet
Is Anybody There?
Twistee Treat
Where the Wild Things Are
Year One

Are you looking forward to any films?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spring Time Happiness

Balloons at the Fair, originally uploaded by ishrona.

This week got better. Thank goodness.

1. Sunshine, even for only a few days
2. Buying magazines for train rides
3. Having a living prophet/ having such amazing, inspired church leaders
4. Catching up with friends
5. Riding double-decker buses
6. Sitting by the Avon in Bath
7. My Mother
8. Eating peaches
9. Laughter
10. Getting compliments

{photo via flickr}

Friday, June 5, 2009

God Bless Our President

If you haven't watched, listened or read this speech, you must!

President Barack Obama says everything that I've been thinking for the past year or so. He's just much more charismatic than I am. This is a historic speech, and I can't wait to see its effects.

Ahh, what a perfect way to start the day.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Little Pick Me Up

Last week, I was feeling down, so I bought these lovelies to give me a little emotional boost. Aren't they just lovely?

The earrings are just so sweet I couldn't resist. I love the hint of blue. Just charming.
The bobby pin is a recycled vintage blouse. Isn't it darling? Now that I'm growing out my hair, it is the perfect accessory. I can't wait to wear it with the earrings.

I got these lovelies and their photos from The Intrinsic Garden. Go there. You'll find the most lovely things, and they aren't that expensive. The earrings were $16 and the bobby-pins came in a set of two for $8. Not bad at all.

Another part of my pick me up buy was 11 CDs from HMV. They were having a huge sale, and I got all the CDs for less than £30. Sweet, huh? I got two Bob Dylan, two White Stripes, one Beck, one Raconteurs, one Red House Painters (pictured above), and two Brendon Benson CDs. I have no need for new music for.... a month at least!