Just got this video from Fitz and the Tantrums for their new song called LOV. It’s hilarious and visually engaging all at once. Umpaloompas to James Brown are in the video! Share this with others.

Stoked to see more from them. Thanks Lisa for introducing me to these guys!

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I had a bunch of ideas for today’s post (sourcing all my favorite things to give loved ones etc), but my heart just didn’t have the energy. And honestly, seems that when I’ve just let my fingers type (or when I’m driving in my car) and letting my thoughts flow and dance, is when it seems to come from my heart and gives me the most clarity, which is why I’m doing this blog.

But here’s a lil somethin’ somethin’ for Valentine’s Day that I found from Friends of Type blog. These guys are killer with type. And I visit their blog often for inspiration. And this quote is timeless.

It’s amazing how one’s heart will guide you, not your eyes, your sense of touch or even your brain. When you do/ say/ feel what intuition guides you to, it’s pretty powerful. “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). The voice of that purest light of yourself  telling you what to do. Meditation is another wonderful way to engage in that stillness and open your heart to this or His guidance too.

Well that’s it… I hope your day is filled with chocolates (I’m thinking the really good kind, like dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt!).

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Hey gang, been wanting to compile a mix of songs that have been on my repeat button lately. Starts out fun and flirty. Then I bring it down a notch. Some with great lyrics and some that are great memories with Tim.

As a result of listening… you may burst into a dancing solo or it may put you in a better mood (which is sweet treat huh)!

I hope this mix sets your weekend on a good note. Have a great one!

February 2012 mix. download it here and have a listen.

1. Abducted – Cults

2. Citizens! – True Romance (gigamesh remix)

3. Don’t Move – Phantogram

4. Is it True? (Brenda Lee Cover) – Tennis

5. One Step At a Time – The Black Seeds
{ These Kiwis are amazing live. Super genuine guys that know how to get the venue dancing. }

6. Howlin’ for You (feat. Prins Thomas Diskomiks) – The Black Keys

7. These Old Shoes – Deer Tick

8. Home – Edward Sharpe
{ Tim chose this song during his radiation appointments, to help him relax. So, while they were blasting him with crazy radiation, this song gave him comfort. This whole album is great actually. We’d play this CD often. Over the past 2 years when Tim was in and out of the hospital, sometimes staying weeks at a time, and the hospital was pretty much a 2nd home, I always felt that home was wherever Tim was. It didn’t matter if I had to “camp” out in the hospital. That as long as I was with him, that was home. }

9. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine

10. Long As I Can See the Light – Creedence Clearwater Revival

11. Lucky (feat Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz

12. The The – Love is Stronger Than Death  { heard about this from my friend Sharon yesterday. I realized after I bought it on iTunes, that Tim had this CD. }


>> reminder — all music is for listening/sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ music &/or support them at their shows! 

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Fave Mobile Text

On this day, February 10th, one year ago. I got one of the best mobile texts from Tim. I was leaving work, letting him know that I was on my way to see him. He was in the hospital, and actually around this time or afterwards, I remember him going thru some major discomfort and panic attacks.

Even when he was in so much pain and struggle, he still had the energy and dedication to be such a sweetie.

And at times Tim became such the texting king while he’d be in the hospital, that it was hard me to know if he was feeling good, or if texting was just a best way for him to communicate, when everything else was too exhausting or difficult for him.

Send a sweet message to your lovebug, friend, family member or someone you know that needs a happy note. Bring a smile to his/her day. That’s what Tim would do.

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This is My Life I'm Happy to be Living It

I found this creative collage & photo by Katie Licht via the Creature Comforts blog. Be happy for the life you are blessed with. God believes and knows you can handle it. Keep on keepin’ on!


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