mixtape mood – island in the sun

“i’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.”
– maya angelou
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oh monday.

why, oh why, did you decide to boast glorious eighty degree weather on a work day? dreams of beach frolicking and bbq-ing are playing in my head as i try and make it through the endless string of business meetings. maybe if i am super efficient, i can escape a little earlier and savor the sunshine for one wonderful hour.
to get us through this ordinary monday, a new inspiring mixtape is in order. some sweet melodies and soothing sounds to keep us cool and collected as we knock off those lingering “to do’s?” yes, please!
here’s to keeping our face in the sun.
ps: today is the last day to enter in our purse hanger giveaway by november grey & lennace! come on, give it a whirl!

 mixtape mood
island in the sun

“the only exception”

“under pressure”
david bowie & queen

neon trees

vampire weekend

the ghost inside
broken bells

“lazy eye”
silversun pickups

rilo kiley

“how it ends”

edward sharpe and the zeros

“forever young”
youth group

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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  1. Vanessa wrote:

    Ah, that Maya Angelou quote has come at the perfect time in my life!
    Thank you! 🙂

    Posted 8.24.10 Reply
  2. Miss ED wrote:

    I love “Home”! It’s one of those songs that kept me cheerful during the torturous studio month of April (finals season eek!). Over where I’m at, it’s been cloudy/raining all day and not even the warm kind! Hope you got to escape for a bit 🙂

    Posted 8.24.10 Reply
  3. I was wondering why it decided to be nice on a Monday as well! But truth be told, I sneaked out by lunch time as I have the rare opportunity to set my own hours this week 🙂 Looks like it’ll be summery tomorrow, too, yay!

    Posted 8.24.10 Reply
  4. And of course, today’s the day I wear a sweater to work! What terrible timing.

    Posted 8.24.10 Reply