July 29, 2010


Pomplamoose is something I came across while wandering aimlessly on youtube. It is a couple (boyfriend & girlfriend) who are both musicians and make things called "Videosongs" that have two rules:
1)What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing)
2) If you hear it, you see it (no hidden sounds)

This one is a cover of Lady Gaga's Telephone. I chose to share this song in particular because it really shows how talented and creative these two are and it lets you compare it to the original.

But, I'll let you in on a little secret; If You Think You Need Some Lovin is my favourite song by Pomplamoose because it's an original by them and they're just so darn adorable together in this video.

Listen to all their wonderful songs here. Happy Listening :)

P.S. Don't get the title? Although you may think it's an invented band name like "Hoobastank", it's actually a play on the french word for grapefruit pamplemousse but it has moose on the end like the animal. Now the grapefruit with antlers logo makes sense? Good.

July 28, 2010


The best therapy is to find a room, close the door, put in your earbuds, turn your ipod on really loud, and dance around like you are a five year old who ate far too much sugar. Use all those awesome moves you wouldn't be caught dead performing in public and maybe just a little bit of air guitar. Or a lot of air guitar, your call.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
it's about learning to dance in the rain.

July 27, 2010


Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

July 26, 2010

V-Neck Tees

Plain V-Neck Tee Shirts are my absolute favourite article of clothing in my closet. Hands down. These babies make my mornings that much easier and for this I am so grateful as I have never really been a morning person. As in never ever. As in I will take any small improvement that I can get my hands on.

Enter V-Neck Tee. I throw on one of my millions and go straight out the door with a pair of jeans on. What is your go-to piece of clothing that makes your mornings just a little bit brighter?

P.S. My favourite piece of Tee-Shirt Trivia:

The first promotional tee shirt for a movie was made in 1939 for the Wizard of Oz. The image showed the gang walking down the brick road while Toto is lifting his hind leg. It read "How the Yellow Brick Road got its name."

Tee Shirt on Right from the Gap

July 25, 2010

Acoustic Guitars

I brought home my first guitar today. Having no experience playing before, I needed a little bravery when I decided to buy it. But I mustered up enough faith that I would learn it and practice.

I made the right choice. I love everything about it. The sound of the strings and the smell of wood. I will schedule my first lesson tomorrow. I am nervous but am looking forward to the day when I can strum on my guitar around a bonfire with family and friends. So it most definitely is worth it.

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is my absolute favourite song because it is simply a song, a man, and his guitar creating something so emotional and beautiful.

Any problem you can’t solve with a good guitar, is either, unsolvable or isn’t a problem.

July 24, 2010

Sleeping In

There are few things as heavenly as when you wake up before your alarm goes off and realize that you have fifteen more minutes of sleep left, pull your covers tightly around you and doze off.

If people were meant to pop out of bed,

we'd all sleep in toasters.

July 23, 2010

Pennies From Heaven

If every time it rains, it rains, pennies from heaven
Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven
You’ll find your fortune falling all over town
Each red and yella umbrella is upside down and...

I don't care how old you are. Or whether you even believe in luck. But when you see a penny lying on the ground, do you pick it up?

Penny for your thoughts. :)


Forget love. I'd rather fall in chocolate.

Snail Mail

Do you get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever you see your name addressed on an actual envelope in handwriting?

Does the excitement slowly build as you walk back from your mailbox while reading the sender's name?

Do you feel a little giddy when you open the envelope and remove an actual card or better yet, a written letter?

Does a smile slowly spread across your face as you realize that someone in the world has taken the time to think of you and send you a little bit of love through the mail?

Yes to all of the above.


Hugs are the most wonderful things.

This video makes me tear up every time. It is a beautiful and inspiring story. You can read the about the Free Hugs Campaign here. Its sole purpose is to spread love. Now that's something I can support.

Four Leaf Clover

When I was really young, I could usually be found looking for four leaf clovers in a field. I was also usually supposed to be doing something else. Not much has changed.

May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.
- An Irish Blessing

Baby's Laughter

A baby's laughter is the purest expression of joy you will ever hear.

I can never help but to smile and laugh along with them.

Is It Tea Time?

tea time

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

- C.S. Lewis

Too true Mr. Lewis, too true.


Chocolate could never find a more perfect match.


Fireflies are like little stars floating around at night just waiting for you to spot them and remind you that life is magical.