the penultimate moment of the last two weeks has come and gone. and now, we are here. on a monday, with nothing planned, dressed in my civvies, big felt hat on tip, bright red lips and the perfect jean jacket...sitting in a coffee shop, laptop in front of me, spring in the air, iced latte in a glass.
this is what i've needed. moments of ease. of comfort, of time and space to think and create.
a few things to ease into spring:
discover new music. // i often forget how much i love music until i hear something that moves my soul. when do i feel most alive? after a sweaty vinyasa yoga class set to the perfect soundtrack. what's a favorite past time? discovering new music on npr. when do i have some of my biggest a-ha moments? through tears and giant smiles on my mat.
artists to love.// [hozier] obviously. but don't just listen to 'take me to church.' check out his free session on npr - you'll realize he's actually more talented than you think he is. thanks to listening to npr, my ears were first exposed to his beautiful voice early last year. [chet faker] with a voice full of soul and some fun dance beats, he'll get you in the mood for anything. [jessie ware] i'm a sucker for voices and hers is beautiful.
and a handful of others: lord huron, lake street dive, fort francis, leon bridges.
a new mattress.// i think i've inherited a sleepless gene from my mother. [thanks, mom.] combine that with a mattress that my mister has had since at least 2006 and you're guaranteed to lack serious REM sleep. spring calls for a spring-less mattress, so i think we're going with one in a box.
a [re] newed diy project. or 12.// thanks to apartment therapy's january cure, i made a list of projects to tackle in the next couple of months. the list is long, but i'm ready to make our house into a home...even if only for a few more months or so.
on the list:
- give some new life to our diy dining room table project of last summer with this diy.
- finish my bench. be gone, wobbly base.
- paint. specifically, the bright lime green bathroom. it's messing up my feng shui.