The Avett Brothers. Laundry Room - Monday Morning Motivation


September calls for some beloved Avett Brothers. By far one of my favorite live acoustics performed by this duo. Everything from the weather to the beards to the outfit screams fall. I embrace this with open arms and ears.

Avalanche City. Sunset - Monday Morning Motivation


I rarely post official music videos, but Avalanche City always has the cutest and most creative gems. Their bubbly tunes and bright colors are the perfect wrap up to August. "We'll steal love songs tonight" - dynamite lyric.

Dear...

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Dear Facebook Garage Sales, I should save us all the trouble and sign up for rehab therapy due to my pure addiction to you. Better than eBay. I check you literally every hour and have purchased flower pots, combat boots, baby goods and tennis shoes on you in the past 2 weeks. Whoops. Dearest chewy granola bars, who knew you would be the midnight snack lifesaver. I've downed an embarrassing amount of you guys in the past 15 days. Let the good times roll. BBC Network, I bestow the golden trophy of show creation on/to you and you alone. Between Doctor Who, Sherlock and Call the Midwife - you struck a creative tv goldmine. Beats all American tv all day everyday. To the inverter of color changing diapers, you da you da best! Lifesaver in the infant changing department. Sweet lil Levi, I am crazy madly insanely head over heels in love with you!! Everyday you catch me off guard with something new or more precious than the day before. I am loving this whole motherhood shindig.

Future of Forestry. Slow Your Breath Down - Monday Morning Motivation

Future of Forestry is one of those bands I have listened to for years and just recently saw via video and was surprised by the visuals of the band. Not who I pictured, but a million times better. One of my favorite songs.

Sweet Child of Mine

 photo photo_zpsc0cdc92e.jpg Being a momma bear to the sweetest boy on earth has by far been the coolest/most awesome/thrilling/insane experience ever! I am a huge fan of this little man. Levi is such a goof with all his faces and uncontrolled hiccups and constant snuggles. My favorite part of motherhood thus far has been watching other people fall in love with him. Is there a better joy than sharing the thing you most love with others?? He is beautiful and perfect and smells that perfect baby pink. So far we have enjoyed many naptimes, Gilmore Girl/The Office episodes, musical jam sessions and desserts galore. It is truly the best. I love you to the moon and back in a booze filled rocketship and back! You are already molding me into the best version of myself. I am so blessed to be your momma bear and I can't wait to tackle this adventure of life with you by my side.

Seven Day Snapshots

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Mommyhood has been in full swing at our house since the arrival of baby Levi last Monday, which has resulted in much blog neglect. These were the shots from the week right before popping out baby. Bopants had a work trip in New York City in my 39th week, so my parents came over for an extended slumber party just in case I went into labor early. We soaked up our week with movies, getting them hooked on Sherlock, hitting all my favorite eateries, some shopping and lots of selfies. We even fit in glasses shopping which inevitably resulted in my momma bear and I ceaselessly mocking my dad's desire for Ben Franklin glasses. Such a swell last week of non-babyness. Thankfully, Levi held on one more week till Bopants got home to make his big debut. Updates on motherhood to follow!

Young Rebel Set. Penny to My Name - Monday Morning Motivation

This gent's husky voice would be my ideal Jesus vocals - full of rasp and honesty. Love the subtle background drumming. Kudos.