Heart List 2 ~ 24 ~ 2013

Columbian Coffee, MGMT, Sonoran Hot Dogs (SO good), Vodka Martinis (The Dirtier the Better), Heidi Braids (There’s a good Tutorial HERE), Fresh Clean Sheets, VLOGGING!!!! (Make sure you Check Em Out)
The 50 Most Romantic Things Ever (You WILL Cry), Tapas, Phil Dunfy, Bagged Lunches, Fresh Mascara, Trader Joes Mini Ice Cream Cones (mmmm), The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter
This Hilarious Video about Anne Hathaway’s Nomination, Food Trucks, New Girl (I fucking love you Jess and Nick), Young Warren Beatty (Yes Please), Seared Ahi, H&M Blazers



Blog Renovation

Hey Guys!

You may have noticed that I’ve been posting a little less lately. And that is because (drum roll please….) I am renovating!!! 

I’m switching blogging software, reorganizing, redesigning, reformatting, the whole shebang!!! 


You may also have noticed that I’m switching my focus a little more towards videos. Which I hope you’re all watching and enjoying and *cough* subscribing to *cough*! 

I haven’t been posting a ton, and will continue to focus on the remodel for now with just a couple posts a week.

Keep checking in, sharing it, watching it, all the amazing stuff you’ve been doing so far! Also if you like the blog, PLEASE like it on Facebook if you haven’t yet! Just click HERE


I’m excited for the new version and I hope you all like it! I’ll keep you posted!!!

Thanks for the patience, support and interest!
You guys rock!

XOXO

Spice Up Your Life…With Feminism

In the year 2013, The Spice Girls have become an easy target for mockery.

The clothes, the hair, the attitude, it all epitomized the cheese of the 90’s. And don’t even mention Spice World.

HOWEVER- 
As someone who was a young girl during the height of their popularity, I’m here to tell you that they were way more than just a pop band. They are feminist icons. 

The Spice Girls instilled positive morals & sense of confidence in young girls all over the planet. And although they didn’t coin the term girl power, they certainly embodied everything it meant.  They maintained femininity and individuality and proved that ‘girliness’ and gender equality were not exclusive from each other. 
Their music promotes not only the demand of being treated well by men, but also unity and loyalty amongst girlfriends. Need I remind you – If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends.

While their different personas (Sexy, Baby, Etc) can be viewed as male fantasy types, I argue that they made the point that girls are all different, but that our differences make us stronger – not separate us.

Along with highlighting girl power with their lyrics and personas, they exhibited it with their entrepreneurial actions. They didn’t just produce music and (amazing) movies, they had dolls, clothes, shoes, polaroids! They did it all!
In a time in my life when I was more focused on keeping my giga pet alive than any serious self development, they were embedding positive messages in my subconscious, setting me up with the foundation to be the feministic lady I am today. They helped me see the importance of friendship and girl loyalty, taught me to support other women and to demand respect from any man interested in me (not that that was an issue until I was about 17…). 

So thanks, Spice Girls. YGG.

Lulu Playlist

What’s Up, What’s Up, Listeners!
Today’s playlist is dedicated to a wonderful friend of mine, whose nick name from me is Lulu (Long Story). A lovely girl with a lovely spirit, she is always encouraging and kind, and someone I genuinely look forward to seeing. She also has a killer singing voice and I think of her often when I discover cool new chanteuses. Not all of the artists on today’s list are women, but a big chunk of them are, and this is my mix for her to inspire and encourage. Lulu you’re gonna win that blue ribbon!
Hope you all enjoy this mix to listen to and let it inspire you to send some love to the lovely friends in your world!
Xoxoxo


1. Lenka “Trouble Is A Friend”

2. Priscilla Ahn “Dream”

3. Wakey! Wakey! “Brooklyn”

4. Ra Ra Riot “Dance With Me”

5. Local Natives “Heavy Feet”

6. The Bird and The Bee “I Can’t Go For That”

7. Darwin Deez “Radar Detector”

8. MS MR “Bones”

9. Noisettes “Never Forget You”

10. The Tings Tings “Great DJ”

11. Crystal Fighters “At Home”






12. Steel Train “Bullet”

13. Passenger “Shape Of Love (feat. Boy & Bear)

14. Blind Benny “Take The Hit”

15. She & Him “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” (*Smiths Cover)

Just like every playlist, you can listen to the whole playlist (For FREE) on Spotify!!! Check it out!


Enjoy these tunes and have a wonderful week!
Xoxo

Heart List 2 ~ 17 ~ 2013

Between Two Ferns Oscar Edition Parts ONE and TWO,  Bloody Mary’s, Pickwick and Weller T-Shirts (Boys! Girls! Seriously Check them Out!), Oberhofer, Waffles, Reddit, Twistband Hair Ties

 

Elizabeth Banks and her Website, Garage Wine Co., Onze Clothing and Accessories, This Cake Slice postcard DIY tutorial, Key Lime Pie Yogurt, St. Lucia (The Band, not the Island. Although that’s cool too)

 

The 5 Languages of Love Site, Baby Roses, Invisible Crown on Etsy, Django Unchained (which I finally saw and LOVED), MAKERS (videos by and for amazing women), Double Take Amber Ale

And this Song and Video by the band MS Mr: Fantasy:


Pink Empowerment

Do you ever do something that just completely rejuvenates your sense of self?

A decision that somehow, for whatever reason, makes you really feel confident that you’re on the path towards who you want to be?
Something that’s utterly gratifying, even though it can be simple as finding out what your favorite drink is, or buying the perfect pair of boots?

For me, that moment was dying part of my hair pink.

Having wanted to do this forever, and finally taking the plunge, this seemingly small act has jumpstarted my confidence & motivation, and given me a clear line of what direction I want to be headed in. 

I want to play Morrissey on the ukulele, and write a screenplay, and day drink.
… And not be as pretentious as that just sounded…
I want to visit flea markets instead of museums when I’m on vacation, and eat breakfast for dinner and to say fuck off to criticism.
I dunno. I’m rambling.
This whole thing just has me feeling pretty empowered.

I’m ready to let my freak flag fly.

I don’t want to second-guess my instagrams about whether they’re cool enough.
I did enough second guessing in middle school, & all it did was make me miserable enough to drown my sorrows in cafeteria pizza… No. Bueno.

I’m done with it.
I need to accept that some people may like me & some may not, that’s what makes the world go round. I’m a weirdo, hear me roar. 

I think we all need a little pink empowerment in our lives.
Do exactly what makes you happy (unless its heroin. or zip lining. Not worth it.)
Follow your inner compass. Spend 150$ on a massage from a shaman, get that tattoo, wear shorts in public. 

I feel like in life, and specifically in our twenties, it’s hard not to second guess & scrutinize every decision we make. Maybe it’s not just in our twenties, but since I’m not older than that I couldn’t say for sure.

Although, I do think our generation in particular finds itself crippled with options, & we need to focus on turning that into a positive instead of like a terrifying fate.
Things are not as permanent as they seem, and very few decisions can’t be undone.
We just need to take the plunge.
Dye the hair pink.