Month: June 2014


i don’t want to wait anymore, i’m tired of looking for answers
take me some place where there’s music and there’s laughter.
i don’t know if i’m scared of dying but i’m scared of living too fast, too slow, regret, remorse, hold on, oh no i”ve got to go.
there’s no starting over, no new beginnings, time races on and you’ve just gotta keep on keeping on
gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road
can’t worry ’bout what’s behind you or what’s coming for you further up the road
i try not to hold on to what is gone, i try to do right what is wrong
i try to keep on keeping on
yeah i just keep on keeping on.

first aid kit 

first aid kit

it has been a busy two years for the swedish sister act since the release of their sophomore album. while on tour with conor oberst and lykke li as well as playing festivals around the world, these girls have managed to create a third album for the world to add to their indie folk archives. the verse above comes from their single “my silver lining” setting the tone for the rest of the stay gold album.

you can buy this song along with their album now on iTunes here.




the other day as i was staring helplessly at the immensely long soup aisle, a woman approached me. she complimented me on my freckles in which i couldn’t help but respond with “i got it from my momma“. she politely laughed, and began to tell me how truly beautiful she thought freckles were, or as she called them “angel kisses”.  after a lot of blushing on my behalf, we parted ways and i couldn’t help but feel great about my freckles. not that i was ever self conscious about them before but i felt like running out of the grocery store and yelling “I HAVE FRECKLES AND I”M PROUD!”  i love my angel kisses and i think they are  beautiful at any age.freckles 11f608413dcc9e046fd20d1e49f95fa7 15d5890c3fd55cc83e38593a0b3fb240 18ae3ee2516f1f5f7db30973dd52d5f1 22cba572afb96e00412f39977e478510 198a2cb240e3e36d72c85cad301cb8ed 710a05f8bed45d8393b8a2117d74fc5a  3993560f0f7280c51e6120d773958c65 a3e116f113065ea9452660e69e0efd1e ce873996f050e48cea93dba37997ff1d963dee60ba623092234a605d5868f90c


lately i’ve been craving the good stuff; brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, etc. my sister and i have our go to place (simple things) when we want brussels sprouts and pie. it’s a weird combo i know, but this place is just so good like that. below i’ve posted some yummy dishes that i would like to try with all that good stuff in it.  (click the picture for the recipes)

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The 4.6%

yesterday as i scrolled through my phone i came across an article with the title “5 year old transgender”. guilty of my own ignorance i thought there was no way a child so young could be confused about their sexuality. i then clicked the link, read the article along with the touching video and became informed and inspired by 5 year old transgender child, ryland. his story exemplifies the love and support of a family, explaining ” we signed up as parents with no strings attached”. hillary and jeff whittington are the two proud parents of ryland. After what was thought to be a phase, they realized they were dealing with something much bigger. through professional help and self research they came to the conclusion that ryland was transgender. through their research they found a disturbing statistic… 41% of transgender people have attempted suicide due to lack of acceptance; the national average is 4.6 %. taking matters into their own hands their hope is that their voice will be heard and this world will become a more loving and accepting place. at birth ryland was declared female, now he is 6 years old and living a happy and healthy life as a brother, son and transgender child. watch their video below and help share their story.


click the link to find out how you can help and support the transgender community.