How incredible is this bedding set!?!?
 (via: Land of Nod)
Look at these glasses! Soooo awesome!
 (via: Modcloth)
I can't get over how pretty these necklaces are. You have to go view the close up photos!
 (via: Wild Air & Co)
Cat-tus pins! Those are basically my two favorite things!
Forever a sucker for a pretty notebook.
 (via: Moorea Seal)
 I'm not huge on oval plugs but I really really dig these ones. Opalite is just so darn pretty.
 (via: Mandie Kuo)
It's almost cozy sweater season!!!
 (via: Modcloth)
Okay, this is the best!
These might just be the most badass boots ever.
(via: Jessamity)


Link Love....
▴ I want one of everything from Toru & Naoko's shop. Such gorgeous lingerie!
▴Angie from SilverSpoon London always shares really awesome spots on her blog but I was browsing her instagram last week and ...just wow! Just look at this hotel!
▴ Love love love these alien nail decals.
▴ Oh? What's that? More washi tape that I want to cover all my outgoing mail in? Yep. I'm down to only a few rolls of solid tape so basically every time I come across some I'm like "well...I mean...I need it for packages..."
This is such a cute, simple watch. I feel like it'd look really nice with the boots pictured above.

Happy Friday!
xoxo

Ps. Don't forget to browse my Everyday Favorites if you want to see more fun finds!


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Back in February I did a little post called "listening, playing, watching" where I just shared a little about the things I was up to. In a reader survey at the very beginning of the year a few people expressed interest in a series of posts similar to my "what I've been reading" posts except with television, movies, and video games. I was really happy with how that post turned out. It's not something I can do super often though because I'm a creature of habit and I'll usually be watching, and listening to the same thing for months at a time. It finally feels like it's been long enough to do another edition.


Listening
Not too long ago I discovered The Front Bottoms and according to last.fm I've listened to their songs 1,279 times in the last three months. I'm not sure if that fact packs enough of a punch until you see that my second most played band, Why?, has only been played 631 times in the last three months (which is still a lot!) Yeah, so needless to say, I'm super into them. I wish I could recommend just one song but I love everything. Give them a listen for sure!

Also, Spotify recently added a feature where they make you a little playlist of music they think you might like at the beginning of each week and I'm a little embarrassed to say I look forward to getting my new playlist every Monday. It's ridiculously accurate. I've discovered lots of new artists and songs I enjoy. Nothing that will become my new favorite but it's super helpful as someone who does get stuck in patterns of listening to things. It's fun to hear things that I actually enjoy and don't have to search hard for.

Pssst! Pouch update coming on the 1st of September!!!

Watching
I've been on a movie kick lately. I have HBO GO on my apple tv and I think I've basically watched every movie on it. Sewing does that to me. If I'm sitting in front of my sewing machine, I am watching a movie. A few that I've enjoyed recently for the first time : Feardotcom, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter is Dead, Gone Girl, Hell Baby, Inspector Gadget,  My Favorite Martian, Neighbors, and The Other Woman. Inspector Gadget, and My Favorite Martian are both things I feel like should have been part of my childhood but some how I missed them (or just don't remember them at all) but they immediately feel like the kind of movie I'll want to watch when I'm feeling under the weather. Please say you have a list of movies you like to watch when you're sick too! My list include basically all Jim Carrey movies, Beetlejuice, and Jumanji.

As for TV shows Jeff and I are in the middle of watching Wayward Pines which is way weird. He's read the books, which is why we started watching, but I'm still totally out of the loop with whats happening. I'm definitely enjoying it though.

Oh! Oh! Oh! And even though it was a little while back it's worth mentioning that if you're looking for a documentary on Netflix I recommend An Honest Liar. We actually turned it on because the movie we had just started was making a funny sound and we wanted to see if it was the movie or the tv itself. We switched An Honest Liar on and some how immediately got sucked in. I literally don't think I've ever loved a documentary so much!


Playing
Adventure Time Puzzle Quest. Downloading this game was the biggest mistake... in the world. You're battling characters while working your way through a map. Each one of your moves hurts the opponent a certain amount. You can use treasures you find to level up your characters. The reviews on the game are kind of mixed since it does have some glitches. Regardless, it's way more fun than I was expecting! I downloaded it late one night while in bed because I couldn't sleep and now I'm playing like every second I can. Sorry in advance if you download it and waste a ton of time.

I'm actually still playing Hyrule Warriors. I got it for Christmas last year, and somehow I'm still finding new quests to do? I purchased the expansion pack a few months back which was twenty bucks and it added about one billion more hours of game play. I feel like I'm kind of stuck now though. I need to level up characters I don't care about before being able to beat levels that will unlock other levels but I still play regularly. I can't say enough good things about this game. I wish all video games had this much content!

Aaaaand that's that! What have you been listening to, watching or playing that's worth talking about? I'm always looking for suggestions.
xoxo


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I'm finally at the end of my photos from mine and Jeff's big adventure at the beginning of June. I feel like I've just been holding on to these photos to make it feel like I wasn't finally done. Writing these posts and looking back through the photos have been a great help in soothing my ache to travel. I've been having dreams these last few weeks where we're out in the desert again. I literally get teary eyed even trying to explain how much I love the desert. Being in a car in the middle of my desert with just Jeff, and all our camera gear is when I'm happiest.


Back to the subject at hand, our last big stop of the trip - Joshua Tree! We were on our back to Phoenix after spending the night at Wigwam Village when we just so happened to pass a sign for Joshua Tree National Park. It wasn't something that was even on our mind and we were more than ready to get to our final hotel of the trip but we figured at the very least we could get some more stamps in our national park passport book. We picked up a park map, and chose a spot to get out and play so we could say we spent a little bit of time there. The very first thing I spotted on the map was the Cholla Cactus Garden - that without a doubt was what I really wanted to see.


It's just a quick walk through the garden but it was an excellent one none-the-less. We took photos, admired tiny birds nests in the cactus, and took silly panoramic iPhone photos where it looked like Jeff was floating.

Last year while we were at Noah's Art I was walking backwards taking photos and not paying attention when I got one of these cactus stuck my ankle. I called Jeff over and had him pry it off with a stick. I almost immediately regretted not stopping to photograph it before removing it but I was left with a little reminder anyway - it actually bruised! It was sore for the whole rest of the trip too. Since that was my only previous experience with cholla cactus I did my best to be oh so careful in this garden full of them.


Guess its time to plan another trip now, right?
xoxo

You can find more posts from our road trip under the "travel" tag. 


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Over the weekend Jeff and I went out to my parents house to celebrate my dad's birthday. While we were there I wanted to take the opportunity to photograph the foxes again. They've both grown by leaps and bounds. It's funny because without having taken their photos previously it'd be hard to imagine just how much they've changed, especially because they are still relatively small.

There are no photos of Tramp this time. He's very interested in asserting his dominance right now. He would not let my dad pick him up to move him over to the temporary enclosure but as soon as my dad would turn away he would start scratching on door. He wanted out but only on his own terms. Hopefully next time I get over there to take photos he'll be less of a little jerk because he is SO handsome. I would love to shoot his photo.

I did get to shoot Lady though. She is hilarious, such a little character. She bolts around in the grass, diving in face first every few minutes. She lays down and pushes herself around using only her back feet, something both my cats do regularly at home. She nibbles on shoe laces and tries multiple times to steal my mom's watch but is always startled by the way it snaps back when she pulls it away far enough.


Despite interacting with my parents daily, Lady is still a bit skeptical of people. It takes a great deal of time for her to warm up to you and even then she still isn't very interested in being touched. She doesn't like quick movements either. You know who she isn't the least bit afraid of though? Klaus! He was on the outside of the enclosure, relaxing in the grass, when Lady started running back in front of him in an attempt to get his attention. They ran back and forth, on opposite sides of the fence, together for a while, and even laid in the grass and looked at each other. Eventually Klaus, who was probably wondering what the heck sort of strange cat that was, tired of her antics and went to curl up in Jeff's lap. Lady sat and waited for him to come back. She wanted to play with him so badly.


See previous posts on Lady and Tramp here, here, and here.
xoxo

Just a note to add that foxes definitely aren't for everyone. They require a lot of work, care, and attention. Not to mention in most states they are illegal to keep as pets unless you have a license. Please do your research!


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