My Fall Playlist 2013

Happy November, everyone!  So, I decided to make a list of twenty of my favourite fall listenings.  Maybe you’ll enjoy some?

 

To listen to the entire playlist altogether, you can click here!

 

1.  All Too Well – Taylor Swift

2. Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys

3. Heart Out – The 1975

4. Sad Beautiful Tragic – Taylor Swift

5. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys

6. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

7. Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys

8. Come Back… Be Here – Taylor Swift

9. Flathead – The Fratellis

10. Bloom – The Paper Kites

11. Make You Feel My Love (Live) – Adele

12. Janglin – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

13. Female Robbery – The Neighbourhood

14. The Lucky One – Taylor Swift

15. Flawless – The Neighbourhood

16. Video Games – Lana Del Rey

17. Arabella – Arctic Monkeys

18. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane

19. Last Kiss – Taylor Swift

20. R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys

 

I hope you enjoy some of my favourites as much as I do!  Let me know your playlist and I’ll be sure to check some new tunes out.

-Liv

I’m going cottaging & here are some songs I like!

Hello, hello, and happy Saturday!  So I am about to go up to a cottage with a friend, which means NO INTERNET.  WHAT?  HOW AM I GOING TO SURVIVE?!  Well, there actually is a limited amount, so I am hoping to get a post up within the next week.  I do promise to take loads of pictures though so I can share them with you when I get back.  In the meantime, because I don’t have a post really planned, I thought I’d share some songs that I will be listening to on my trip!  Excuse the broad range…I’m a bit of a psycho when it comes to music.

Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys//Mardy Bum by Arctic Monkeys//Best Song Ever by One Direction (of course I had to add this one.)//All Too Well by Taylor Swift (why yes this has 377 plays on my iTunes)//Begin Again by Taylor Swift//Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

 

Who doesn’t love a bit of Marcel? ;)

 

I talk to you guys soon.  Have a great week!

-L

 

Photo from here.

 

May 2013: My Favourites

Remember me?  Yeah, hi.  I’m Olivia, and I’m feeling a little apologetic at the moment.  Continuous work is starting to pile up, having my final exam on the twenty first.  I’ve also been a little unmotivated, because I’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel.  Well, actually, that would be a bit of an understatement.  I have been watching YouTube for three whole years now, and have been desperate to start one of my own.  So, maybe you could look out for that in the future?  Hmmmmm….

Well, for now, I have my current favourites for you!  May has absolutely FLOWN, and I have managed to snag a few outstanding favourite things the past little while.

As always, let’s start with music, shall we?

How cool is this!?

How cool is this!?

This month I have been getting into lots of Ed Sheeran, and a couple favourite songs of his are Lego House and Wake Me Up.  His voice is heavenly, as I’m sure you’ve heard.  Funny story actually, a girl in one of my classes DOESN’T KNOW WHO HE IS.  How can you be living if you don’t know who Ed Sheeran is?  Really?  Haha, I think I almost choked.  Looking forward to seeing him soon!

A few odds and ends are Come Home by OneRepublic, How to Save a Life by the Fray, and Eat That Up, It’s Good For You by Two Door Cinema Club.  The first two are very deep, slow songs, and the last one is just a fun summer song I found from none other than YouTubers.

 

This month I read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, and it is safe to say it is my favourite book I’ve read.  It was probably the most tragic, tear-jerking thing EVER.  I don’t want to give away anything because I’d really recommend you reading it, but here’s a synopsis from here:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years,
Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter
inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a
patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about
to be completely rewritten.

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It was a very depressing novel, but completely worth it if you’re into it.  Hazel has a very different take on life, adding hilarious sarcastic gestures on just about anything.  Something I really enjoyed was that the author made everything have two sides.  Hazel has very strong opinions on cliches, and her point of view really shines out.

My favourite video of the month is by Dan and Phil, YouTubers.  They made this a while ago, and I just found it a few days ago.  Have a good laugh.

I’ve started watching The Vampire Diaries this month, and it’s like Gossip Girl all over again.  Love love love.  It’s like a Pretty Little Liars mixed with Criminal Minds or something.  The show is also very similar to The Secret Circle, which you may be familiar with.

So those are the most prominent favourites of the month of May for me, what are yours?  I’ll talk to you guys soon!

 

Pictures found here, here.

 

 

Music Monday: 4/8/13

Hello!  I hope you are all having a lovely evening!  I do apologize for not having my DIY up yet…ugh…there really isn’t an excuse for that one.  I’ll have it up as soon as I can!

I haven’t done a music monday for a few weeks, and I’ve got loads of new favourite songs, so I thought I’d share!

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Music Monday 3/18/13

Hiya!  So I’ve seen a lot of people doing this blog, and because Olivia is so creative and original, I thought it was a good idea for me to do too!  It is just basically pointing out your favourite music lately.  I really love listening to music, and like to discuss it with other people, which I find difficult because nobody I know really likes my taste.  Anyways, I completely realize this is last minute putting this up 11 minutes before Tuesday, and I am sure you will not be reading this today, but I’m going to try to do it.  I will not be posting every monday because I don’t acquire new favourite songs that quickly, so it will just be whenever I feel like I need to share!

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Liv’s Life: Current Favourites, What I’m Up To, And My Thoughts

I am so, so, so, so, sorry it’s been this long!  So ridiculous!  But, I’ve started a new semester, and it’s been so full force all February.  In all of my classes I’ve had multiple tests/quizes/assignments, and I have been reading To Kill A Mockingbird for class, which I have just finally finished.  I know, I know, no excuses….but sometimes school life just tends to take over!  On top of all of this I have headaches a few times a week, so that kills everything, and I have other things I have to do as a part of a daily routine.

Another thing to apologize for…a lack of ‘me’ posts.  I’m not sure how much you guys like my update posts (just about me), but I think it’s important to do them once in a while, and it is where my blog started.  I have been writing in a journal almost everyday since October, and I have just been expressing lots of deeper thoughts into it, and then posting more DIY & Fashion posts on here.  I don’t always feel like writing about me on my blog and then repeating everything but in a more personal manner in my ‘diary’.  But that’s not the point of this post….

I just wanted to share some things that I’ve been doing, and some favourites!

So I have probably mentioned a few times in my posts that I have not been very good emotionally & mentally the past few months.  High school has hit me hard.  It’s not just the school work, (I can deal with that), it’s the people.  Going into high school, I lost the majority of my friends purely because we didn’t have any classes together.  We drifted.  And since just recently I always was waiting for people to talk to me.  Well, apparently that’s not how life works, and if you want something you have to get it.  At least for fourteen year olds.  So, I’ve branched out.  Olivia’s OUTGOING!?  What!?  Not exactly ‘outgoing’, but not so quiet.  I have never been outgoing because I never want to disrupt the teacher during class, but it’s just the little things….partaking into a conversation with people you don’t know can really pay off.  YOU broke the ice, and they will remember YOU for it.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a very awkward person, and I’m trying to deal with that.  It’s just now that I’ve really realized that I have to change myself a little (in a good way) to get some people to like me (the real me).  So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been dealing with daily.

Apart from ‘the deep end’, I’ve been still watching lots of british youtubers and stuff like that. They are hilarious, and I, admittingly, am a ‘Zalfie’ lover.  Zoe and Alfie are my favourites, and I feel like they are in the early stages of when I watched Luke & Ingrid’s daily vlogs.  Hehe.  I also have been tumbling a bit, which you can see here!  I love tumblr!  It’s really inspirational and I have gotten many ideas from there.  I also just love to go an look on my page sometimes and see what I’ve reblogged.  It’s sort of like my life in pictures, but not my pictures….if that makes sense…

Another thing that has been taking up a bit of my life is my room!  I changed my room up a month ago, and since then have not stopped doing things to it and searching for future projects to do.  I am going to do my macaron painting, which I have already started drawing, get a bulletin board, move some things around, get two new pieces of furniture, and a quote board!  I will absolutely be doing an updated room tour because A LOT has changed surprisingly for only about two months since my last one.

I have been listening to soooooo much music lately, you would not believe it!  I guess I just haven’t updated you with my favourite songs for a while now, so I am going to start with my music favourites of the moment.  Long Live by Taylor Swift has definitely made it’s way on the list.   It makes me a little more positive about going to high school everyday.  I read that it is a song about her band full of average people becoming ‘the populars’ once they’re on stage, but I think it’s more of a graduation song to be honest!  I hope I still like it 3.5 years from now in my senior year!  Haha, I didn’t buy it for like a week because I was convincing myself that I had to wait until I was graduating, but that is just ridiculous.  Yep.

I’ve started reading “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and was searching up advertisements for the movie, and noticed there was a song I really liked, so I bought it.  Haha, not really how to explain how I purchase my music sounding exciting.  I went to iTunes, searched the title, and bought it.  So exciting!  It’s “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons.  It’s just one of those songs that you’ve probably heard before, just never thought twice about it.

The last song I have to talk about it ‘Sympathy’ by The Goo Goo Dolls.  When I was little, I was a MASSIVE Hilary Duff fan, and of course I have watched A Cinderella Story probably thirty times in my lifetime, and I always thought the soundtrack was AMAZING!  Good job, song-pickers!  This song is one I have always admired in the movie, never forgot about it, just never thought to buy it.  But I did and I like it!  I also have been thinking about getting “I’ll Be” and “Hear You Me” both from that movie, but I’m not too sure.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for reading and sticking with me…with March Break (and summer!) on it’s way, I will be posting more frequently I’m sure.  Plus, with the spring & summer weather comes spring & summer themed posts!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Talk soon!

Pictures from here, here, here, and here!