last month i decided to keep track of my monthly favorites this year :D
i feel like it's time to do it again! mostly because i haven't written a blog in awhile and don't feel inspired to really write about anything else ;D ha ha ha.... ooooohmyi'msotired. if my answers have changed from last time - i will change them. if they haven't - i will leave them the same :D
thing i'm most looking forward to this month: i was starting 3 new things this month. a show up in sonora, a choir with SBP, and a praise service at church. we have auditions for the show next week, we start the choir this weekend, and we had the first service last week. it was awesome! the show is going to be awesome, but i think, overall, i am MOST excited about THE CHOIR!!! i am SO JAZZED to get SBP going again! :D can't wait to share new things with you!
favorite thing i'm working on: turning my living room in a music studio.
favorite place to write: sitting at my piano in my living room, with absolute silence.
thing that inspires me the most: the "tobacco & patchouli" candle from paddywax.
favorite thing that happened last month (jan. 2016): for sure - my favorite moment of jan. was the ONE DAY john and i got to drive around tennessee. we were supposed to take a 5 day road trip, but we got snowed in (blog coming soon, i've been slowly working on it for 2 and a half weeks), so we just had one, magical day to drive through the mountains and listen to our favorite songs and do ALL the catching up we needed to do. it was incredible and i will cherish it until our next road trip! <3
hardest i laughed, lately: watching an episode of america's funniest videos. there was a video a dad took riding down a snowy hill with his daughter. she was REALLY little, like maybe 5, (omg i just started laughing uncontrollably... ahhh.... tears....) she went "Wheeeee!" and then they hit a bump, and the camera went off her back up to the dad, and when he put it back on her - she was still in the same position as when she'd said "Wheeeee!" but she was COVERED IN SNOW. her head, her eyes, her MOUTH WAS ENCRUSTED... i thought i was gonna DIEEEEE. i rewound it about 10 times and was SOBBING. i cried all my makeup off and almost wet my pants and had to take a nap, after. omg.
favorite thing i did with parents: the trips to and from the airport with my mom were really fun. we always have a great time together :D
favorite thing i did with friends: i did a lot of fun things in jan with friends. scot and i watched "making a murderer together" and lost our minds, the whole trip to TN was epic and gorgeous, therese and i planned an entire lifetime of trips and events, shelby and i got sushi and it was the best i've ever had, and i met someone... i don't know - it was ALL fun! :D
favorite place i traveled: the fancy grocery store in nashville, and the fancy liquor store next to it... cuz it had pretty men :D ha.
favorite night at home: when john john, daryl and i watched "an american haunting" and it scared us so much john and i had to smudge the whole apartment so we could sleep. but he did it wrong and i was too terrified to rest and laughed at myself all night.
favorite thing to wear: my new grey, flowered blouse. its SOOOO pretty <3
favorite makeup item: my new extra pink blush.
favorite shoes: my new brown loafers from jessica london
favorite accessory: my new hardcore necklace from bauble bar (you'll see it soon), and also my new brown purse and my union jack wallet from charming charlies.
favorite perfume: whatever the purple one is from charming charlies.
(here's a pic of the blouse and the brown loafers)
favorite thing about junie: she's been SO clingy lately. i think they're all afraid i'm gonna leave again. for the last few years, juniper has slept out in the living, or out in the main house a couple nights a week. but ever since i got back from nashville - she has been glued to my side, and she INSISTS on sharing my pillow at night. every time i move - she moves closer to be on my pillow too. it's funny and sweet and SUPER annoying ;D
favorite thing about foxy: everything. every single thing you can possibly imagine <3
favorite thing about ollie: olive does this thing where she runs for like, .05 seconds. i don't know what gets into her, but all of a sudden she'll just TAKE OFF and then immediately stop. its SO FUNNY. and her butt gets all close to the floor... i dont know. its just super funny.
favorite thing about squeaky: she has to be touching me all the time. like, no matter what. she's touching me right now, under the blanket. even if we're walking through the kitchen. she follows me so closely she constantly trips herself on my heels, its so cute.
favorite place we went: i had to get a new vet for foxy because the current one wasn't being proactive enough about her itching problem. everyone at the new office is OBSESSED WITH HER. it was so cute. and she was LOVING it. foxy loves to be adored ;D and she met a cat! and she didn't try to eat it!!!!!! it was so sweet! foxy is the best. sigh. oh fox <3
favorite thing that happened: the day squeak decided that chasing ice the entire length of the kitchen and then bunny hopping into the apartment was her favorite thing ever. its soooo funny.
favorite place to eat: qdoba in nashville. AHHHH WHY CAN'T THEY REOPEN HERE DX
favorite thing to make at home: taco soup.
favorite snack: dark chocolate, acai berry little chocolate bars.
favorite meal lately: not a meal - but the new salad dressing i've been making is aweeeeesome.
favorite place to drink: snuggled into the corner of john's sectional. ahhhhh i never wanted to leave it.
favorite drink: right now - my favorite thing is matcha green tea lattes from starbucks.
favorite wake me up: starbucks home brew breakfast brew with hazelnut creamer.
favorite drink i've had, lately: STILL that egg nog latte from up in jamestown last dec. i can't stop thinking about it. we went to jamestown a few days ago, and i stopped by the store JUST to see if she still had them - AND THE STORE WAS CLOSED. absolute. devastation. you have no idea.
favorite song to sing: right now it's 2 new songs i've written for my new musical. one is called "someday", and the other one doesn't have a title yet. it's because they're new and catchy and rangey - my favorite combination ;D i can't get enough of them. it's not often i write a song that i just can't get out of my head, but these 2 new ones have me excited about where this new show is going :D
favorite song to listen to: "calling" by lewis watson. i can't get enough. its so sexy and peppy... i want to perform it somewhere...
favorite song to dance to: also "calling" by lewis watson.
favorite song to listen to in the car: "calling" by lewis watson, hahaha. definitely a contender for my song of the year this year...
favorite on netflix: my dad and i just started watching "gotham" and its AMAZING.
favorite on hulu: brooklyn nine nine
favorite on live tv: the bachelor.
thing you're most looking forward to doing: meeting the new cast for the show i'm doing up in sonora, and making beautiful music with my choir! my life is gonna be all work work work until summer, so i'm not even worrying about social stuff. it is what it is, and it's awesome! <3