May Playlist


Until last week I had been listening to the same music I'd been listening to for weeks if not months. Then I discovered HAIM and heard the new Selena Gomez song and have become obsessed with both. While I wish I didn't love Selena's song quite so much I feel like I'm redeemed by the fact that I've been listening to a lot more HAIM than I have been Selena.

HAIM - Days Are Gone: "The Wire" and "Honey & I" are my two favourite songs on this album. They're fun, great sing along songs, and have a great relaxed vibe to them. I've been loving these two songs while I drive to and from school with my windows down and the volume turned waaay up.

Selena Gomez - Bad Liar: Speaking of turning the volume up... But it's really just because she sings quietly. Just kidding. It's because I love the song. It's repetitive and super poppy but I just can't help but love it.

Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine: There are three songs on this album that are just magnifique! Two of them are the same but one version is in English and the other version is in French. The English version is called "Tilted" and the French version is called "Christine." Both are fantastic. The third song is iT. Fun beat, cool sounds, great to drive to.

HAIM - Want You Back: This is their most recent single. I don't really have a lot to say about it other than that it was the song that got me hooked on HAIM.

So that's what I've been listening to lately. What have YOU been listening to? I'd love to find some new tunes so leave a comment down below with your favourite summer music and I'll be sure to check it out! Also, here's a link to my Spotify profile so you can follow along with whatever else I find and obsess over!


a bright study spot
backyard garden oasis

Another quiet week on the blog...

Best part of the week: The weather we've been having here on the west coast has been freaking stellar. Like we're talkin' warm enough for shorts and NO JACKETS! The classrooms at school, however, are freezing so I tend to layer but as soon as I get outside I try to create as much surface area as possible for my body to absorb all that glorious vitamin D.

Worst part of the week: I had a pretty great week overall! The only bad part has been school work... But even that hasn't been too bad!

Something I'm grateful for: is it cheating if I use the same answer as the best part of my week? Because seriously, this sun and warmth is so fabulous and I want to make sure to thank the weather gods so they know how grateful I am so that they keep the good stuff coming!

Something I'm excited for: A quiet night tonight. I have been so busy both socially and with school and as great as all of it has been, I'm really ready for a night at home with Chelsea and my notes, studying for the midterms I have coming up next week.

536) Do you ever laugh at things you shouldn't? Yup. And it's usually when I laugh the hardest, too. When people get hurt? I laugh (usually after making sure they're ok, but sometimes it can burst out a bit prematurely...). When I'm supposed to be listening to presentations politely? I laugh. When the teacher is talking and I find a funny video while I'm supposed to be paying attention? I laugh.

Happy weekending everybody! Get out there and enjoy the sunshine!!!


Holy lack of posts! School is really amping up and I've been finding it hard to work in the time to sit down and write a blog post let alone find the time to take photos, edit them, and write about it! So apologies for the radio silence and I'm doing the best that I can!

Best part of the week: School is starting to get busy and as odd as it sounds to be excited about that I really am excited! I was feeling a bit bored in the beginning but now I'm feeling just the right amount of stressed and am (for the most part) enjoying being back in school. 

Worst part of the week: Wednesday was a presentation day and it was painful. I don't like presenting but you know what I don't like even more? Listening to presentations for SIX HOURS.

Something I'm grateful for: Coconut oil. I have been using it as both my make up remover and my moisturizer for months now and I am just loving how it makes my skin feel clean and moisturized while having zero bad things in it!

Something I'm excited for: The more I work on projects for school the more excited I am to continue building my portfolio and start working in the industry. It's still a year away but it's something I'm definitely looking forward to.

347) Have you ever been to a gym? I am thrilled to report that yes, I have indeed been to a gym. Every year or so I make an effort to put on some work out clothes, hit up the elliptical, and sit around on machines that I don't really know how to operate and wait around until an appropriate amount of time has passed and I can leave again.