Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer is here!

School is finally over and summer is finally here (for me). It's warm right now here in NYC, 80-ish degrees today and the rest of next week.  So I definitely have summer fever. Actually I've had summer fever since like April, where we had a few days of warm weather. Anyway, because it's summer in my mind and summer isn't so far away, I've been doing some "summer preparation". I've been creating lists of things I want to do and accomplish over the summer (101 things to do in 1001 days), preparing for my vacation Maryland, prepping my travel art journal to bring with me to Maryland, and creating a summer art journal as well. In the summer I get very inspired. I want to do everything and explore and just live my life. The summer makes me very happy and I'm always (well, most of the time), in a great mood; today being one of them.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that I will be taking a FREE art journaling course online starting June 6th. It's called In The Sun and runs from June 6th to September 8th. Natalie Malik of Awkward & Beautiful is running the course and I can't wait for the prompts. I love these type of courses and I love free stuff, so it's perfect. And I also happen to love Natalie's art journal pages; they're pretty inspiring.

Speaking of art journaling, I'll be posting some of my pages on here soon. So keep your eyes peeled. 
And later today or maybe tomorrow or maybe next week, I'll be posting some inspirational things and some lists (lists for the summer).

Each post is going to include a song from my summer playlist. So for your listening pleasure I leave you with Time To Wander by Gypsy And The Cat. I think it's a perfect summer song. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Music Monday

Sleeping With Sirens - Fire

Sleeping With Sirens new album, Let's Cheers To This. (Yes I know that doesn't make any sense). Anyway, their new album comes out tomorrow :D and since I pre-ordered it, I got in the mail on Saturday and I've been listening to it ever since. I love it. It's their second album and it's their best album so far. Actually it's the best album of the year so far. It'll probably be my summer record or at least one of my summer records. I suggest you check it out if you're a fan of them or like rock music.  

Song suggestions: All My Heart, Fire, Do It Now Remember It Later, If You Can't Hang, Who Are You Now, Postcards and Polaroids, and Let's Cheers To This. Pretty much the whole album.

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

I'm sure you've heard of Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People. If not where have you been?! They'll be releasing their new album, Torches, on May 24th but they have a EP on Itunes and it's really good. They have recently become my obsession and I've been listening to their EP for the past week. They're a indie alternative band from LA and their music is very catchy and infectious. It's hard to pick a favorite but at the moment I love Helena Beat.  I suggest if you like them, this song, or you like indie alternative music you pre-order their album or just pick up a copy when it hits stores. I think this will be another album that I'll be playing all summer, along with Sleeping With Sirens new album.

Song suggestions: The whole EP; Helena Beat, Pumped Up Kicks, and Houdini.

About A Girl

I decided I would tell you a few things about myself.
  1. I'm 19 and I’ll be turning 20 on July 2
  2. I live in NYC
  3. I’m in my second year of college (and I have to admit I hate the college life)
  4. I’m an only child
  5. I love music, especially rock/alternative
  6. The Academy Is…,There For Tomorrow, and Sleeping With Sirens are my favorite bands
  7. I love photography
  8. I want to travel more
  9. I love singing
  10. I love going to concerts
  11. I dream of being a lead singer of a band
  12. I’ll probably go to school for baking
  13. I want to be a baker and own a bakery
  14. I like to create lists (it keeps me organized)
  15. I love art. I like to paint, doodle, collage, etc. 
  16. My favorite stores are Hot Topic, Bath and Body Works, PacSun, AE, Urban Outfitters, Delias, H&M, Michaels, and B&N
  17. STAY REAL ►► That’s what I believe in.
  18. I live my life by quotes
  19. I love movies
  20. Some of my favorites are POTC trilogy, Bourne trilogy, Ice Age, Monster Inc., Despicable Me, UP, Legally Blonde, and lots more.
  21. My favorite TV shows are Burn Notice, White Collar, Wizards of Waverly Place, Phineas and Ferb
  22. I have a really good memory. Tell me something and most likely I’ll remember it.
  23. I love Panera Bread.
  24. I’m Italian, Polish, German, British, Irish, and Swedish
And that's pretty much it. Have a great day :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hello :)

I'm Courtney and I live in NYC. 19 going on 20.  I love music, writing, reading, quotes, photography, collecting things, art journaling and baking. (That list could go on forever). I'm just a simple girl who likes simple things and who is trying to find my way. I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with my life or who I want to be. I'm still trying to figure it out and this is where I'll be doing just that.I'm currently in my second year of college studying liberal arts. I dream of being a lead singer of a rock band and opening up a bakery. I dream big and believe in chasing your dreams and never letting them go. (Hence my blog's name). As someone once said, "Your dreams must be bigger than your fears". And that's also what I believe in.

Life is better when it doesn't make sense - Christian Climer
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