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Love | Sunday Song – #1

You know, sometimes I just want to post about something here that doesn’t involve me attempting numerous photos and edits of something. Gray Seattle daylight, though I love it dearly, can be a bit frustrating to work with. Eesh.

So, I’m thinking I’ll occasionally post here about my other realm of dorkdom. (Music, yar!) I know you’re really here for paper though, so I promise it won’t be all the time. I just can’t help myself.

I saw Junius Meyvant a few months ago at a show here pairing Icelandic artists with Seattle ones. He performed this gorgeous song with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, and I just fell allllll over in love. There’s no album yet, so I just stalk his website for updates and repeat this song eighty hundred times instead…

(Song Link)

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Life | The Leisure List

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1) My brief absence from this blog lately is due in part to this. Okay, no, not this mountain specifically, but I had another brief stint in Canada to help route out an upcoming scenic classic car trip in April…so dang excited for this! (And brace yourself now for all the pics I’m going to take for it, OH MAN)

2) Since December, I have been organizing like a crazy person. I couldn’t take working or crafting on my coffee table for one more minute (and having most of my scrapbook supplies stuffed in plastic bins underneath said table), so a major purge of supplies and furniture was in order. One side of my living room is finally turning into a craft/work space and I can’t wait till it’s all finished! So much better having my supplies out and accessible. And being able to sit in an actual chair for once.

And yes, I am one of those psycho people that consider organizing to be a “leisure” activity ;)

3) My latest read pick is Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann – I’m only a few chapters in, so can’t speak for the whole thing yet, but I’m enjoying it so far. Vintage store owner in New York finds (well, steals actually) an old journal from a girl living in NYC at the turn of the century…I’m such a sucker for anything set in the early 1900’s.

4) The boy and I recently attended the vinyl album release show for Benjamin Verdoes at The Triple Door…loved this show, and you can listen to Evil Eye here. (“Unknown Fears” is my favorite!)

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Life | The Leisure List

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1) Pic from Sunday brunch with the boy at one of my favorite bars in town, and they just turned 20…long live Linda’s!

2) I’m always so disappointed lately in the craft/hobby section of magazine racks at the grocery store, but joy of joys, a Paper Crafts special issue! Cute card ideas and techniques in this that I want to experiment with.

3) I’m officially wanting to try my hand at some watercolor techniques. Believe me, my simple, graphic style is not about to change, but it’s fun to play with new things sometimes. We’ll see how I feel about this.

4) I LOVE the Dum Dum Girls, so their new album Too True has been occupying my ears a lot lately…I’m not completely enamored with the entire thing, but I cannot listen to this song without repeating it a million times! (With Cult of Love running a pretty close second)

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Quote | “If you were scared and worried…”

Lyrics | "You and I" | Avalanche City

I heard an Avalanche City song on a commercial the other day, and got excited about it in the way that I always get excited over those kinds of things. My personal favorite by this New Zealand artist is this particular one though…I think a lot of us out there can identify with wanting to fill a whole room full of something we’re addicted to. Hehe ;)

(And can we talk about how adorable this video is?! It kills me every time I watch it)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Supplies Used: cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found pad), border punch (Fiskars Threading Water), die cut letters (Quickutz Chandelier die), letter stamps (Studio G)

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Life | The Leisure List

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1) Been trying to scrounge up supplies to use for my Paris album (going with a 6×8 Simple Stories album and pocket pages). In other news, that trip was almost a year ago now, EESH.

2) Spending time up North in Canada with Manfriend for the past week. It’s so much quieter at his place than my neighborhood in Seattle, which is a nice break at times. Although not being there during the Super Bowl was a bit of a bummer…YAY SEAHAWKS!

3) I’ve been on a bit of a reading frenzy the past month. I’ve finished Beautiful Ruins, Timebound, and am halfway through Fangirl right now…loving it, and I have to share these couple of lines,

“There’s nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something from yourself.”

“I’ll write because I love it, the way other people knit or…or scrapbook.”

4) The Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack has been almost the only thing I’ve been listening to lately. I’m not much of a movie girl, but seeing this one was a must!

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