Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Sorry- Meg Myers
I am such a fan of this chick. So far, I have loved everything I have heard.

Glass & Patron- FKA twigs

I don't think this song is supposed to be as funny as I find it. "There's that bike that I forgot that I possessed....I think something's tellin me to ride that 2 speed" 

Hanson is my lifelong musical love. I am not ashamed to admit that musically, I have loved Hanson the longest. 19 years and counting!


"I have found that if you love life, life will love you  back."
-Arthur Rubinstein

Thursday, March 26, 2015


  • I walked to work this morning. (It literally takes me six minutes to walk from my apartment to work) Surprisingly, I have lived here over a year and have only walked to work a handful of times. I rather enjoy getting out and am trying to make it a point to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts. 
  • 64 oz of water. I drank this today. I don't even know if this is what is considered the ideal amount of water but I drank it! I happen to love water but have found myself in the routine of grabbing a soda instead. Ah, the uphill struggle in my battle against soda. 
  • I jammed out to Alabama Shakes . like hardcore, danced my heart out in the living room all alone jammed out. I can still remember the first time I heard them several years ago. I had to know who it was because it was so different & so rad. So excited for the new album!
  • I ate pizza rolls for dinner. because I am an adult and I can do that. 
Sorry for the lack of picture taking today. To be honest, I just wasn't in the mood. I plan on doing better at documenting in the future...


"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way"
Napoleon Hill


Spring cleaning is happening here at The Anthony house! [even cleaning up my old laptop] We have been on a mission to back up everything... or maybe I should say that Eric is backing up all of my old stuff because he has always kept his backed up ;)  Enjoy the findings!

 We lived with my mom at the time- sometimes it feels like we just moved out and sometimes it feels like it was years ago. 

[we've always had a thing for silly selfies]

There are tons of pictures in the archive and for the next few months I'll try and share a few each Thursday. 


"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken"
-Oscar Wilde

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Sounds.


The original. The one we all know and love. 

surprisingly really, really good. 

this. is. amazing.

My love of Jack White makes this my favorite cover. 

a whole other song...but Lamontagne is my forever favorite and it needed to be included. 
p.s, JT covered Ray's Jolene once and it was amazing. 


"It costs a lot of money to look this cheap."
-Dolly Parton

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


One of my favorite things about the weekend is spending time with my favorite three year old. Watching Emma grow up has been a joy in my life. She is at such a special age right now; she is so full of love and excitement. As she grows older, I hope she will have fond memories of the fun times she spent with her Aunt Mel and Uncle E. (If you ask her she will tell you that Eric is not her uncle E and that he is her 'booboo') After all, isn't it an Aunts job to spoil her niece?

Emma loves riding with the convertible top down.
 I chose this play outfit for Emma. Jokingly, I told her she could be a rep for LisaFrank...but she is three and doesn't know about LisaFrank.


"Hugs can do great amounts of good-especially for children."
-Princess Diana

Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend Adventures.

If I could freeze time here in the south, I would choose to freeze March. It has been so perfect over the past week and we are trying to squeeze in as much time outside as possible. 

[Joey loves adventures]
[moss has a majestic beauty about it]
[rarely seen in Georgia, a wild cactus growing]
 [I can't get enough of his handsome face] 

Joey is recovering from his long winter and easing back into exercising. It didn't take long to wear him out and he was ready to nap. We stopped on the way home and got Joey a hamburger so he is okay with the whole ordeal and now he is well rested and ready for the next trip. 


"Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's party!"
- Robin Williams

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Believe- Mumford & Sons
I love this band and love this refreshing composition.

Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels

Any vocals that can remotely remind me of Ryan Adams is good with me. I'll be the tornado is on my vinyl wishlist. 

Millions- Gerard Way

Once upon a time I lived for going to local band shows on the weekend and caught hell for loving NFG. 10 years later and I still don't care-I'll always like em. 


"It's impossible to compare two bands. It would be like comparing two lovers"
-Dave Navarro

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Inspiration has a funny way of finding you when you need it most. Over the past few days I have been digging deep into my internet footprints. You know, visiting myspace, old blogs, shutterfly, photobucket, and every other site that I have uploaded a picture on. I am working on saving all the pictures so they don't get forgotten about. On this journey of photo salvaging, I have found inspiration in myself. Yes, me.

I used to go on photo adventures quite frequently. I'd just wander around and look for bits of magic to photograph. Hopefully the weather will corporate with me this weekend and I will be able to get out and aimlessly adventure. I feel like my soul needs it.

 I used to dress like this on the regular. I can't remember the last time I wore anything except blue jeans in my day to day life outside of work. I miss this. I know it is hard to get past that phone from sooooo long ago[my prized pink blackberry pearl] but it is laying on a spoon purse. I carried a purse with spoons on it. This serves as inspiration to be more bold.
Man, I miss having a yard. I used to spend a lot more time outside. This was a cardinal that I befriended one summer and named Stanley. He eventually let me get pretty close to him without flying away. I'd visit him the same time each night and each night he'd come sit on the same branch. I think this is the most I've ever bonded with an animal that wasn't a pet. Ever since that summer I have called Cardinals 'Stanleys'. I hope to take my small piece of cement patio at the apartment and turn it into a cozy,charming spot.

My goal for the spring is to stay inspired. I'll share my adventures with you all along the way.

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
-Jack London

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Happy Birthday to my hubby!

Happy Birthday to my soul mate, husband, and best friend. 
I love you more than poptarts.


"Do you love me more than poptarts?"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


The weather here has been absolutely perfect the past few days. Living in the south, you learn to take in every moment you can of this not too hot, not too humid weather. Sunday was the first day since E got his new VW Beetle that we could enjoy riding with the top down. 

[I forgot a ponytail holder.eek!]

Hopefully mother nature will provide us with a few more alluring days before fading into the humid, southern heat we all know too well. 


"One can't predict the weather more than a few days in advance."
-Stephen Hawking

Monday, March 9, 2015


Sunday we went to Stevi B's [a pizza buffett] to celebrate Eric's upcoming birthday. I made cupcakes to surprise E with. I got the recipe from my grandmother's cook book. This is the very first time in 29 years that I have made anything from scratch [all by myself.] They weren't up to par with how my grandma used to make them but not horrible for my first time ;) Watch out world, I'm baking now.


"You can put cream cheese icing on anything and it will taste good"
-Josh Wood

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Losing My Edge- LCD Soundsystem
Sometimes I get in weird, funky moods and enjoy LCD Soundsystem. This one kills me every time. "I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids." - favorite. line. ever.

Running In Circles- POP ETC

This officially has made it to the "riding with the top down" list. Upbeat music and the wind blowing in your hair is the best. 

This is my favorite song on the list this week. I have a soft spot for Passion Pit. 

Tomorrow- A Silent Film  


"Being happy never goes out of style"
-Lily Pulitzer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Positive vibes for a Tuesday

This really hits home for me. I am a firm believer in picking your battles. 

"Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul."

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Adventures of Joey.

Our apartment doesn't offer many opportunities for Joey to get out and do his favorite thing-running. We try to let him get out and exercise but he has to be on a leash when we go about and about in town. Thankfully, my mom lives on three acres and he has plenty of room to run when we visit. Thankfully, we have had some nice days and Joey has had a blast.

[Joey at his favorite place, my mom's yard]
 [after rolling around in the grass]
[chewing on a stick after a game of fetch]


"The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants."
-Johnny Depp 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Return/Sunday Sounds

My blog officially became a year old and I had a big decision to make- Do I keep going on with it or do I give it up?  I decided to take a few days off and that eventually that turned into nearly a month. I put a lot of thought into what I wanted to do. A few words from my very first blog post kept sticking out to me: "We decided to create this blog to share the adventures, both big and small, of our life together." 
I hope the next year of the blog brings more consistency in posting and makes me more encouraged to take more pictures on adventures. I feel like a broken record saying that but if at first you don't succeed, try, try again...right?

Whew! Now that is out of the way...time for Sunday Sounds!

To All Of You- Syd Matters
A few weeks ago, I came home and Eric was super excited to share a new video game with me. He said I had to play it because he thought I'd really like it. My husband knows me well! For the rest of the evening we played Life Is Strange. I heard this song in the game and had to find out the name of it. [google to the rescue].

What Kind Of Man- Florence + The Machine

Running Behind- HolyChild
The perfect cleaning or 30 second dance party song!

Listen to the Man- George Ezra
The tune here is so happy. I will admit that I didn't love it immediately but I have since some to my senses ;)

Belle of the Boulevard- Dashboard Confessional


"There's nothing wrong with things taking time"
-James Dyson