Yay, it’s Friday! And I’ve got an awesome weekend planned – what about you? Fun with my friends, adventuring with my kid, and lots of much-needed down time. That’s my kind of weekend agenda!
So last Friday, I posted a super-fun vegan parody of a hip hop song about thrifting, which led me to discover Macklemore, which . . . is the best discovery I’ve made in a long time. Particularly this song, which is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard and seriously, no joke, this video had me weeping into my green juice the first time I watched it. Weeping. (I am a sap, I’ll admit it)
Seriously, please watch this. Take the few minutes out of your day, make it full screen, and just watch it. You won’t regret it!
And now, the reason we’re all really here on this lovely spring Friday. Le Love List!
1. Live music; hanging out with musicians.
Being back in Santa Barbara, SO many of my friends are musicians. And with that, and with being where I’m at in my life, and with share-parenting – well, nowadays my schedule allows for a lot more night life. In Portland, I can count the nights on ONE HAND that I went out to see live music (so sad). But here in SB? I’ve been back for less than 6 months and I’m already running out of fingers and toes to count on!
2013 is definitely my year of music, and in this difficult transitional time in my life, it’s providing an anchor for my soul. ♥ ♥ ♥
The weather has been amazing and we’ve been taking full advantage. Hikes up in the foothills and barefoot beach walks, naked kid playing in the surf, boulder hopping in creek beds – yeah, it’s been good. I love this little part of the world, where we are so lucky to be surrounded by so much incredible natural beauty. I feel magic, like for-reals magic, in this place.
Saved the best for last! My coaching practice is slowly but steadily getting off the ground . . . a little bit wobbly at times, but what baby isn’t, when first testing out new legs?
I get to help people create a better life for themselves. Could anything be more rewarding? I am filled to the brim with anticipation, excitement, and overflowing gratitude!
Also! greasy weekend brunch .|. my dining table with an entire bouquet of calla lillies which were all grown in my back yard, eeee! .|. witchcraft .|. new blinds, and getting my little house together bit by snail-slow bit .|. carrot + beet juice .|. meeting new friends where the mom is rad and Waits gets along with the kid, rare and precious .|. standing up for myself, being strong .|. a [mostly] clean house .|. discovering Waits adores Brazil nuts .|. buying tons of veggie starts for the preschool garden (toddlers just don’t understand “keep off so the seeds will grow”, so we’re moving onto starts, which they can SEE not to trample, haha) .|. coconut-almond green tea .|. loud loud music, holding my girly and singing our voices raw in the front row, yeah that’s the good stuff . . .
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – let me know what you’re loving this week!
This happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, feel free to just introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!
Hope it’s warming up where you are. Have a great weekend!