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6 things I'm loving this month

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1.  The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

tidying cov

I am way behind everyone at being a Marie kondo convert. Mainly for the reason that I was waiting for my name to come up on the library hold list for The life-changing magic of tidying up. It came up being pretty good timing it being available right after Christmas and all.

I am about halfway through doing the recommended purge for all of the items in our home that do not “Spark Joy.”  There’s a surprising amount of them. Clothes was first and thank goodness for that. 

Here's a pic of our bedroom mid purge.


2.  Beigey Brown Lipstick

sephora lipstick

I always have one go to lipstick per season that I use pretty much everyday.  Last winter it was Moxie Rise up by Bare Minerals which has been almost impossible to find this year.

So, Instead I have opted for Sephora's Rogue lipstick in ingenious. It is a subtle, almost nude, color that adds just the right tint for day time. 

3.  Satchmo at the Waldorf


Julie surprised me with tickets to this new A.C.T show. John Douglas Thompson does a remarkable job of bringing Louis Armstrong and others to life in the one man show, depicting a backstage conversation with Armstrong relating the events of his life after one of his last performances.

You'll have to be in the Bay Area to se this one but some tickets are still available from the A.C.T. site if you are.

4. Salt & Fog January Mix 

jan mix

What we are listening to this month, on our January Mix, is a mix of  some great new stuff and a few things we missed in 2015 (and a few of our favorite songs ever thrown in for good measure).

And more Hamilton because who could get enough Hamilton? Not us!

5. Down Dog App


Like many people, I vowed to change my eating and exercising habits at the start of the new Year. I love Yoga, but finding the time, money and overcoming my shyness (I am a closet introvert) to attend a class has always been a big stumbling block.  The Down Dog App has completely upped my exercise game.

The routines are clear and easy to understand with enough variations that they don't get too repetitive. There are also very yummy yoga-ing soundtrack options to boot. And that's just the free content!

If you have been looking for a new way to Yoga check it out.


6. Her Story


The first season of Her Story is currently available for on the Her Story website. 

What is Her Story? It's a very well done creator made show "that looks inside the dating lives of trans & queer women as they navigate the intersections of desire & identity."

It is very clearly a work of love. Having seen and read a ton of stories dealing with transgender people I love that this one does not focus on the transition as much as transwomen living their lives and finding relationships.

Her story also get props for giving a voice to a prospective partner of a transperson. They need a voice too sometimes. 




10 Songs for August

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August Music Cover Collage

August Music Cover Collage

Ten Mostly-chill songs to wind down Summer. 
Start listening now. Then maybe scroll down if you want to know a little but about each one.  


I'm still enjoying Beck's Grammy award-winning album from last year. And here he is back with a new awesome single. Dreams is already getting a lot of airplay. Maybe a late contender for song of the summer?

2. Alessia Cara - Here

I love a dance song about not enjoying the party and preferring to go back to your home. I hear you girl.

3. The Chemical Brothers - Wide Open

Hey look the Chemical Brothers made something new! And Beck sings on it. Hi again beck.

4. Leon Bridges - Coming Home

We talked about Leon last week after seeing him at Outside Lands, but this was his first single and the song that turned me onto Leon so I had to put it somewhere.

5. Jill Scott - Closure

I am loving the Jill Scott has put out a new record. Her fifth and first since 2011. I don’t think this is even the single I just like everything I’ve heard from it.

6. Modest Mouse - The Ground Walks with Time in a Box

Another band that had not put out a record in a while, Modest Mouse returned after eight years to release Strangers to Ourselves in March.  Their first single, Lampshades on Fire, and so is this one.

7. Snoop Dog - Peaches n’ Cream

“Dancing likes she knows she the baddest in the place.” The most danceable song from Snoop’s Bush record that dropped earlier this year. I like when Snoop raps happy. 

8. Chet Faker - Gold

This was also on the Outside Lands post. I’m still listening to it though. It’s great easy summer time music.

9. Wilco - Taste The Ceiling 

My fav from Wilco’s new record. Which might still be free on their website.

10. Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - Girl from the North Country

I had to put at least one older song on here, and you can never go wrong with Bob or Johnny.
And they do this one together!


Do you have any favorites from this mix? Is there a new song I should here?
 Should I have spelled summertime as one word?

Let me know your thoughts! And enjoy the music!