lovely things: words, music, and (for real) wallpaper.

I guess when I decide to do something, I really do it. Hard. In October 2012, I told myself that I would take a short break from working on the blog and now here we are, January (almost February!!!) of 2014, and…I can’t even say I have a good excuse. A lot has happened since then — I celebrated my 26th and 27th birthdays, I ended a relationship, started a new one, quit my job for a new industry only to come back to my original job two months later…so while a lot has happened, I regret not taking more time to document my favorite things, talk about current events and pop culture, and share ridiculous finds. Anyway, if anyone ever finds this — I’m back! Pretend there wasn’t a year-plus break and things just kept trucking like normal.

Kahlo

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I saw this Frida Kahlo quote on Pinterest the other day and could immediately relate to the feeling of thinking that everyone else out there must have it all together and that you’re the only one that’s struggling. Frida felt it, too, and I’m so glad she could point out that in a world this big, there must be somebody out there who is just as bizarre and flawed.

I’ve been listening to a lot of Dave Brubeck this week. I’ve read that he was brilliant technically with music, writing in weird time registers, but I don’t know much about that! I just know that his jazzy piano music gets me through busy, tough weeks like the one I’m wrapping up now. The above playlist starts with his most famous piece, “Take Five,” but my favorite is called “Weep No More.”

Speaking of favorites, I saw “Her” a couple of weekends ago, and it was so so good. The soundtrack was on point, too. I especially enjoyed the scene with this song, with ukelele played by Joaquin Phoenix and vocals by Scarlett Johansson.

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I’ve been inspired by dainty florals at work lately, and I’ve found myself wishing I had a room to makeover so I could use pretty floral wallpaper. Don’t you love this room? It’s got me itching to do a few projects, but I’m the worst at daydreaming pretty things and keeping them locked up in my brain. I need to get better about that!

Have the greatest weekend — I hope it’s not a year or more until we meet again!

 

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