Posts Tagged With: Summer

Straight To My Heart

Straight To My Heart

“Some say I’m too sensitive but the truth is I just feel too much. Every action, and every energy goes straight to my heart”

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~Down By The River Where We Used To Meet~

~Down By The River Where We Used To Meet~

I’m very excited for this Soundtrack Sunday because this song was suggested by one of my very good friends Kal, who also happens to be a musical wizard. She’s been posting daily songs all summer so if you want to check her out here’s the link to her blog: Believe me, she has really good taste in music!

Anyways, the song I’m posting today is called The River and it was produced by one of Kal’s friends from University which I think is just the coolest thing. Do I know all of the technical work that goes in to producing a song? Uh that would be a NO! However I can appreciate good music when I hear it, and this song is nothing short of perfection. The first time Kal showed me this song I obviously fell in love. The track is so natural, and by that I mean it literally sounds like nature! And it has that folk/pop feel that I am so digging this summer. So I really hope you enjoy The River and if you want to hear more from Liv Cazzola you should visit her facebook page and give her a little love. Have a beautiful Sunday my lovelies. xo

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Down Dust and Pine Cone Tracks

As long as summer is, I find it tends to slip away in the blink of an eye. That’s why every August Long, my friends and I like to take a little road trip. I mean if you ever want to get to know someone really well, just pack yourselves in a car with all the camping stuff you can squeeze in and just drive. It’s a beautiful tradition and I will take these memories with me forever. This year only two of us were able to embark on the journey. We drove to the mountains where a heritage festival was going on. Despite the somewhat rainy weather the trip was amazing! We went on guided nature tours, a mine tour, and participated in a lot of community events. It was so refreshing to go somewhere we’d never been before and experience so much nature with people we didn’t know. Many of the people who came out to the heritage events were either families with small children or locals who were at least 30 years older than us, which was actually pretty awesome. We met a bunch of really interesting people who were willing to share their stories and knowledge with us. It was such an amazing way to spend the weekend!
I chose to post Old pine for this Soundtrack Sunday because Ben Howard manages to capture everything I’m feeling in his lyrics and I think this song is the perfect match for this weekend roadie.

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“I Should Do That More Often”

I’ve found myself saying “I should do that more often” a lot lately. However these fleeting thoughts tend leave my mind before I find time to commit to them. I decided it’s time to write them down, this way I am kind of obligated to commit to them, I mean it’s basically written in stone at this point! So I challenged myself to compile a list of things that I should do more often, here they are:

1. Wake up earlier. Whenever I wake up early I feel so refreshed and ready for the day. The morning is my favorite time of day, so why am I squandering my time away laying in bed? I want to wake up to a fresh clarity every morning. Whether I go for a run, or just sit out on the deck with a cup of tea (but trust me, there’s going to be a lot more tea drinking than there is running), my mornings are going to start at 7:00 am for the rest of the summer!

2. Make an effort to use people’s names more when I am talking to them. I always find that when someone uses my name when they are talking to me the conversation seems more meaningful. It’s nice to be addressed by name and I find that it builds a stronger connection between people, especially when you are only an acquaintance with somebody. And I know it may seem silly, but it makes me feel special when someone uses my name in conversation and I want to give that feeling back to others.

3. Go outside more. Around here winter literally lasts for half of the year, so when we are not plagued by 30 below weather I should be enjoying the outdoors. I live on a quiet acreage surrounded by trees, the perfect place for going outside and I’m going to enjoy it while I can.

4. Let go of the little things. This seems simple, self explanatory, and possibly even pointless to write down. However, I have been known to get hung up on tiny details that eventually turn into bigger issues (very mountain-out-of-a-molehill type things), in which case this is an extremely important point for me to work on!

5. Take more pictures. My mom takes a lot of pictures, but ever since I moved away from home I’m finding that there are less and less picture of my life (oh no!). I want to be able to look back at my life through pictures. So I’ve challenged myself to take at least 5 lifestyle photos each day then at the end of the day I save my favorite one. It’s kind of like keeping a visual journal if you think about it.

And that’s it! It’s a short list, but it is ever growing believe me! And I know if I make a conscious effort to do these things I will be more satisfied with the way I live my life. I challenge you to do the same. Good luck!

camping backpack bun graffiti

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T.h.i.e.f.s – Restless

Well this is my first Soundtrack Sunday and I’ve got to say that I am very excited to start sharing music with you! I wanted to start off by posting one of my summer favorites. This song just gives me the feeeels. It’s a summer must have in my opinion! I hope you enjoy!

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The Life of an Almost Photographer

The Life of an Almost Photographer

SO I went camping this weekend with my friend Kal and her family. The campgrounds were in the middle of the city, yet there were so many trees around that it didn’t seem like we were just seconds away from civilization. I absolutely loved the campgrounds, the walking trails were beautiful and quite frankly it was perfect for practicing a little photography. And let me tell you, we went a little crazy with the picture taking. Between the two of us we took 400 pictures! The photo in set is one of my favorites from the weekend.

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I’m Just Floating Along, Waiting for This Weird State to End

I’ve been in a state of nothingness lately. And though it sounds bad, it’s not terrible. I am not sad by any means, I’m actually quite happy. It’s summer, I have the job that I want, I’ve got a pretty rad tan, I have a lot of free time, which all adds up to a positive for me, but I still feel like I’m in a weird state. Days go by and good things happen, sometimes bad things too, but I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere. Life is happening, but I don’t feel like it’s passing me by either. Time is suspended but all the while it keeps moving on. The best way I can describe what I’m feeling is this: Narnia. Buuuut I don’t feel like I’m the one in Narnia, it’s like someone else has entered Narnia in which case time has stopped in the real world while those who are in Narnia are the only ones who experience a change in time. It’s not like I’m stuck relieving the same day over and over again, each day is different, but time has suspended itself for me. I’m just floating along waiting for this weird state to end.


This is a picture of my yard lamp in winter and it looks suspiciously Narnia-like

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Will You Be My Memory?

right by the ocean


So if you haven’t noticed, music is kind of a big deal for me. There are many reasons why music is so important to me, and one of them is that they are the perfect markers of time. A song can bring back really vivid memories for me. It is the most beautiful thing when a song brings you down memory lane. I find a compilation of songs has an even greater power of transporting me to the past. This is why I am always making mixed tapes and playlists. I’ve decided to make a playlist of some of my favorite songs to be the soundtrack to my summer. Feel free to give a listen to the songs that I’ll be blasting all summer, and maybe one day they’ll bring you back to the summer of twenty thirteen as well!

My Summer Playlist:

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