Home Remedy For a Dreary Day? Thrifting, Of Course!

{ Saturday, September 19, 2009 }
I woke up this morning to the sound of rain hissing outside, all of my hopes of jogging utterly dashed. But what's a tad better than getting my weekly dose of cardio exercise? A spontaneous venture over to the local thrift shop! After my last few visits ending up with me leaving empty-handed, today's trip completely made up for the past disappointments.
Upon my arrival, my eyes quickly sought out the most adorable sundress of, quite possibly, all time. Alarms practically went off in my head screaming, "Zooey Deschanel-esque dress, hello!" and thankfully I grabbed that sucker off the rack before anyone could get their mitts on it. Did I mention the cute little frock only cost me a whopping $6?
After that, I found a delightful, yellow, swing top with big buttons adorning it's front. I have nothing in my closet similar to that color, so I bought it to expand my wardrobe into a full-out color spectrum. Lastly, my mom surprised me and ordered me an adorable owl necklace! It came in the mail today, and I honestly felt like Christmas had come 3 months early! To say the least, rainy days must have their perks sometime, eh? :)

-Lindsay

"Cause' You Are the Brightest Star...and I'm Lost Without Your Love": Between The Trees

{ Saturday, September 5, 2009 }
Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love the indie rock band Between the Trees. My friends and I have been lucky enough to see them play in our hometown 4 times over the last 3 years, and it has been incredible to watch them grow more and more talented as musicians. It's crazy watching a band evolve from a few guys fresh out of high school, to a successful group of full-fledged musicians. Luckily for us, Between the Trees decided to kick off their fall tour in our town this past Thursday! The band was promoting their brand new album, Spain, and put on a wonderful show. Some of you might be familiar with their songs "The Way She Feels" and "White Lines and Red Lights", which were popular singles from their debut album, The Story and the Song. Overall, the night was full of sing-a-longs, endearing lyrics, and all around happiness. The following day, I found out that Between the Trees had won the mtvU Freshmen contest they had been vying for, which would earn them full video rotation on the channel of their video for "We Can Try". I'm so proud of them! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the video this week, or check it out here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/the-freshmen/between-the-trees-we-can-try/
- Lindsay

Treat Yourself to a Free MP3, Why Don'tcha?

{ Friday, September 4, 2009 }
Today Amazon.com is celebrating the fact that they've acquired over 1 million followers on Twitter and, as a treat for us Twittering fools, we can download any MP3 from their vast selection of music for free! Oh, the perks of the interwebs. All you have to do is sign into your Amazon.com account (or sign up for one if you haven't already; it's easy!) enter the following promo code: FIRSTMIL, and you're good to go! Hm, what shall I indulge my ears in today? I'm thinking Adelaide by Anberlin. Great, enriching music from awesome dudes. Which MP3 will you choose today? The possibilities are simply endless :)

-Lindsay