Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mixtape Monday: Radiator Sister

H E A T  W A V E
am i rite?

old and new songs --> have fun! 

1. Radiator Sister (Field Days Remix) - The Mynabirds (so hot!)
2. Quaterback - Kopecky Family Band
3. The Man Who Lives Forever - Lord Huron
4. Time Will Wait - Kristen Diable
5. Semantics - The Mynabirds (seeing them in Sept!)
6. Queen of Peace - Florence + the Machine
7. Yellow Eyes - Rayland Baxter
8. Caught - Florence + the Machine
9. Mama Knows - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
10. Fennario - Gill Landry
11. St. Roch Blues - Hurray for the Riff Raff (NOLA music)
12. Kalena Kai - Keola Beamer & George Winston
13. Lava - Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig & James Ford Murphy (from the heartwarming Pixar short before Inside Out)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Skógafoss & Skaftafell, Iceland: Day 6

skaftafell
  Svartifoss roading
JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP JUMP
maps
queue: Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
plateau
skogafoss
 ^ Skógafoss >
skogafoss skogafoss
moss
moss covered rocks, bouncy, squishy
skaftafell moss roading
Day 6 in Iceland began with a 4.5 hour drive to Skaftafell (with stops along the way of course - sights, candy, hot dogs). Skógafoss, another MASSIVE waterfall, was a must see. 
We got out of the car a lot along the way and at one extra desolate area got out IN THE MIDDLE road and took some pictures of us jumping for joy. Really expressing our true emotions of this trip. 
We made it to our camping grounds at Vatnajökull National Park (hello wifi and clean showers, I could camp all the time). Since we still had several hours left of full sunlight we hiked to Svartifoss, a beautiful basalt column waterfall. That hike was a great glute workout if you know what I mean. 
The ONLY restaurant open for dinner was connected to a gas station (in Iceland that usually means it's going to good food) and we had the most amazing lamb burgers with bechamel sauce.  
Full and tired, we Vern assembled our tent for the night. These new brands the kids have these days are fool-proof, I was surprised by how quickly it could be put together. 
I don't think either of us slept at all, between the whole never getting dark thing and a bird called a Snipe circling our tent all night. Y'all this bird. We wanted to kill it. We thought it was a drone/dragonfly/sheep (delirious at that point). This bird sounded like a SHEEP. Listen
Anyway we learned our lesson for the next night - ear plugs. 

vern
skaftafell
road
skogafoss
moss
TROLLS
skaftafell moss rocks moss rocks skaftafell glacier
off roading at 11 pm
roading
YIPEE!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Pins {Pinterest}

Attempting to make these pins come to life this summer.
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above: Give me a salt water beach please, and a drink in a pineapple {source / pin it}
below: Tropical Fruit and Yogurt Bowl {source / pin it} // Coconut-Mango White Rum Pops {source / pin it}

above: {source / pin it}
below: love the bird, and it's shadow {source / pin it}

above: Marrakesh Sangria {source / pin it} // a Midsummer picnic {source / pin it}
below: {source / pin it}

summer breakfasts {source / pin it} // Thai Watermelon Salad {source / pin it}

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mixtape Monday: Summer Nights


Hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend :)

I made this collection of summer-y songs just for you. Enjoy. 

1. Dreams - Beck (This quite the departure from his last record that I really loved. I can't wait to hear more from his up-coming album, it's dance ready. Definitely a song of the summer contender.)
2. Show Me the Way - Penguin Prison
3. Share the World - SPZRKT
4. Skeletons - Trails and Ways
5. Lonely Town - Brandon Flowers (so 80's)
6. Nothing Without Love - Nate Ruess (fun.'s leading man)
7. The Fool - Ryn Weaver (for fans of: Regina Spektor and Ellie Goulding)
8. Happy - Marina and the Diamonds
9. What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck) - Nate Ruess
10. Black Blood - Jessie Baylin
11. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays (so 90's)
12. A New Wave - Sleater-Kinney
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