Sunday, September 25, 2011


 Technically, Friday was the first day of Fall. Even though in Arizona, we are still having days in the 100s. So obviously it doesn't really feel like fall quite yet. Hopefully soon though. I absolutely love Autumn, and can't wait for it to be a little colder. I can start baking again, wearing my pea coat, and drinking tons of hot beverages. Oh, the joy of simple things.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Just about everyone right now is singing Foster and the Peoples "Pumped up Kicks" and rightfully so,  its a great song. Actually the whole album is amazing. I really enjoy it and can't wait to see how they progress as a band, but thats not what I came to write about today. I came to write about whistling.

Whistling? yes, whistling. I have noticed how many songs that I love have a great whistle in it, and I wanted to share a few with you.

So obviously, there is Foster and the People "Pumped up Kicks"

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with "Home"

The Black Keys with "Tighten Up"

Peter, Bjorn & John's  "Young Folks"

Basically if you listen to Andrew Bird you will be a whistling all the time. ex-"Oh No"

And last but certainly not least, Otis Redding with "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" I figured you can't even talk about songs with a whistle without adding him to the list.

I know there are a ton more but these were just from the top of my head. What songs get you whistling?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Its Lee, Austin Lee

Happy Birthday to my Brother Austin!!! ( no "in-laws" for us.) I am so happy that you are apart of my family and I hope that I can see you soon. I have a gift for you so get ready my friend. I love you so much! Another year older, another year wiser. I wish I could say happy birthday to you in German, but uh, I think you know how that would go :/ so I'll sign it to you next time we face time. Love ya!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sucker for Strings

Today while listening to Pandora, (the best music website ever if you didn't know already) this beautiful string quartet started playing the song "Such Great Heights" from none other than the Postal Service. The group is called The Section Quartet. I am in love with it. It's perfect music for a rainy night here in AZ. Give it a listen, and while your there, take a look at their other cover. I'm sure you will find something that catches your eye. 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

On the Up

Even though I'm starting to get better, I don't like being sick even a little bit. I pretty sure no one does, but hey, who knows. But to be a positive spirit, I though I would post a few things that make being sick, a little better.

Tea time! I have always loved tea. I drink it all year round but I definitely up the amount when I have a sore throat. So cheers to a big cup of soothing tea! The picture below says a chocolate biscuit, but I have been enjoying some chocolate pudding instead, not dunking it though. ;)


 Napping. I can't tell you enough about how much I love a good nap. Kolby and I are nappers and I love it. One moment we are out and about and soon after we get home, we cuddle and take a nap. Its perfect to me. Oh and cuddling is another one of my favorite things when your sick. Having someone to love on you when your down is nice. I don't want to "share" my germs, but since this time around I got my cold from Kolby, we were okay to snuggle up.

This is how it normally goes

Last but not least, having Kolby and the little ladies ( Arie and Elle of course) around. Kolby always makes sure I'm up and out of bed on time, making me tea (hes a tea drinker too- one of the many things I love about him), and even gave me a nice little massage today. Thanks Boo! You make feeling crappy way better!

Oh! and I'm not sure if ever told anyone this, but my cats are so smart! I noticed about a year ago that every time I sneeze, Arie meows or purrs at me. Its like her way of saying "bless you" I'm sure of it. I need to get a recording of it! And little Elle, she has been on her best behavior lately too. I think she knows Kolby and I are under the weather.

That's it for now, but I really want to start blogging more. Maybe have a cooking day or craft day. It will give me something to blog about. Fall is coming and I love fall food and clothes so who knows. I'll keep ya posted.

Monday, September 5, 2011


My first three day weekend I can remember in a long time and I'm spending it home sick. Awesome.

Oh and I got my Iphone back on Friday. It was gone just shy of 20 days thanks to the great crew at Best Buy. I found these ads on we heart it and I think that they sum up my experience pretty damn well, but only the exact opposite.

It says under the geek squad logo "Fixed before it gets nasty." More like, "Fixed only after writing a letter to corporate telling them how much our service sucks!" True story.