higher than a

one of my best friends and i have very similar taste in music, and he never fails to introduce me to artists i end up loving.

if you haven’t heard this song yet, you’ll probably listen to it five times in a row. the first time i heard it, i wasn’t impressed, but now that i’ve been listening to it on repeat, i love it. i actually listened to fka twigs’s song papi pacify first, and was enthralled by all the glitter in the video, which lead me to this song. apparently this is the more popular single, but i hadn’t heard it.

fka twigs reminds me of the weeknd meets janelle monae? i mean style-wise she’s not similar to janelle at all, but i think in terms of having a strong brand and similar target audience. what do you think? have you heard any good music lately?



i’m fan-girling hard on some j. tillman today. i’ve been listening to fleet foxes and father john misty all morning! here’s a flaming lips cover that is crushworthy!

oopsy daisy

i didn’t forget about you, i promise. it’s just been hectic! spring break happened, and my best friend came to visit. then she graduated, and i went out of town! we went on a pubcycle. more on that later..


for now, i’ll leave you with a little list of things i like and want. a wishlist of sorts!



i’ve been listening to this guy on repeat, seriously. have you heard about him? a minnesota teen reminiscent of james blake and the weeknd, and i’m really digging him.


i am dreaming of wearing these shoes to work every day. at first i thought i just wanted the brown ones, but no, i want all three colors.


my walls are more or less bare in my little apartment, so i’ve been lusting after some gorgeous art to put on the walls. i’m especially digging this minimalist, gigantic piece here:

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i can’t find an original post to credit, sorry.


i’m excited to try this cold brew recipe, and i’m considering buying one of these toddy things..


i caved and bought dior addict lip glow. it’s in the mail, and i cannot wait to test it out. i’ll let you know all about it when it gets here.


in other news, i’ve got a handful of days left at school, and i’m going to the beach this weekend! summer’s going to be here before i know it. i promise not to abandon you in the meantime. ❤


beautiful day

today is one of those days that just feels good. i slept in, went to my parents’ for easter dinner, and am now sitting at home drinking a beer in bed, soaking up sunlight.

days like today make me wish i could remember all of the good days, have them filed away in a cabinet that smelled dusty, but not dirty. so that i could pull up the memories whenever i need one.

i’m listening to andrew bird, which reminds me of another perfect day.

my very first concert was a 17th birthday present. i went to see andrew bird in asheville with my best friend. i remember thinking the bassist was flirting with me (but i was 17 so most likely, no). i also remember still thinking beer was gross, and the concert venue smelled too much like sweat and old beer. but, i was ecstatic to be in a different city, listening to music by someone i never thought i’d be in the same room with, and happy to be alive.


i hope this sunday finds you happy to be alive also. ❤

happy weekend <3

mm, first year teacher weekends..

they truly are heaven on earth.

i plan on having cute little random posts with things i like and things i’m doing each weekend! here’s my first one!

so far, i’ve managed to eat cheese and crackers and finally watch Beasts of the Southern Wild. i remember seeing the preview when i was living in Oregon a few summers ago, and i was immediately enthralled. it’s just as rewarding as i had expected. if you haven’t seen it, go out and watch it immediately!

i’m also really into this joni mitchell cover right now, especially since the video stars rebecca hall. i’ve always thought rebecca looked like my high school french teacher, which makes me love her even more. have you listened to james blake? he’s fantastic!

i plan on having a cinco de avril (cinco de mayo, a month early) party just to celebrate the start of pretty weather and my love of mexican food. if i come up with anything fun, i’ll share some recipes and pictures!

what are you doing this weekend? hope you enjoy it, whatever you do!