This is a pretty peachy add-on kit for August.
I uploaded the Travel Kit by Ali Edwards on my Youtube a couple of days ago. I had planned to share some layouts using the kit with the video, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. I’ll probably work on the layouts in the next few weeks. Here is the unboxing video if you’re into scrapbooking kits.
Got back from San Francisco a couple of days ago. It was a nice little trip. I’ll be sharing some photos later on.
This month’s music was another trip down memory lane. I’ve been listening to a lot of DJ Mystik and other EDMs. Except for a few:
“Grow Up” by Ian Flanigan. I heard Ian sing it on The Voice live and totally fell in love.
“When the World’s Asleep” by Roger Shah. This EDM came up on my iTunes list and fit my dystopian story so I had it on repeat for awhile.
“What A Feeling” by Irene Cara. Finished watching the movie, Flashdance, and loved it. I’ve probably watched this movie three or four times and I always learn something new each time I watch it. Maybe I just forgot but I didn’t realize the boyfriend got the MC into the tryout by contacting someone on the art committee. I always thought she applied and simply was given the opportunity.
Here’s a list of the other songs I listened to this month:
“Dream As One” DJ Mystik
“Dreaming In the Night” DJ Mystik
“Paraiso” DJ Mystik
“Down to Earth” Peter Gabriel (from the movie, Wall-E)
I’ve been subscribing to the Cocoa Daisy Planner Add-on kit for about a year now. I’ve always enjoyed their presentation and all the goodies they gather. I’ve subscribed to their other kits in the past but didn’t need all the goodies. The Planner Add-on has just the perfect amount for what I need. Also, it can get expensive if you like decorating your notebooks. I’ve purchased from other brands before and found that Cocoa Daisy was priced much better than the others.
I have not read the book series Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo but I’m loving the first series. I wasn’t expecting to be as invested as I am. It’s actually a really well-made show. The actors are pretty amazing, the CGI is superb, and the cinematography is beautiful.
Here’s the trailer to the show:
And, here’s a compilation of the two main characters.
I’ve been listening mainly to “You Broke Me First,” by Tate McRae.
Earlier in May, I was remembering “Run” by Collective Soul. It was one of my favorites back in my early 20’s.
I always take forever to upload videos, mainly because I’m just never excited about talking in them, but I feel like if I do unboxings, I kind of have to say something. I finally found the courage to do a voice over for this unboxing even though it’s not my first time doing this.
This folio is of the same leather as the Outlander Fraser, in which I share a photo here. However, the style of notebook is different. Instead of strings, which can hold up to 6+ notebooks, the folio only holds one book at a time, just like the Huckleberry Creme B6 Folio.
What I love about the Fergus B6 Folio is the color, and that it’s a soft leather but not floppy. It’s slightly stiff but pliable. I went with the B6 because it’s the perfect size for notes and writing ideas down. I can carry it with me without it feeling too bulky. I love my A5’s, don’t get me wrong, but there’s just something special about the B6 size. And, between the Huckleberry Folio (which was a limited edition) and this one, I prefer this one. The folio style of this one is not limited edition, but I believe the leather is. I had actually wanted a Fergus strings notebook, but Chic Sparrow ran out of the leather and weren’t sure they’d get more in. One day, I went looking on their site and saw this limited edition Fergus and grabbed it like lightning.
Anyway, here is the video. Hope you enjoy!
Missing early 2K EDM (electronic dance music) so I’m listening a bunch of them. “Ecstasy” by ATB is one of my all time favorites. It was released in 2004 but I think I got hooked on the song a year or two later. This remixed version is what I’ve been listening to.
“Close to You” by Tiesto. This song was released in 2001 but I heard it maybe eight years ago. Don’t know how I missed this one ’cause I was listening to his other stuff.
“Reach Me” by First State. Love this beat. There’s no singing, just smooth trance-like music. There’s an undertone of sadness to it which is what I think makes this music so beautiful. Released in 2007.
“On and On” by Ilona Europa. This one was my oldest daughter’s favorite. It’s also one of my favorites. It was released in 2006.
“Stereo Love” by Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina. Not my favorite but husband loves this song. It was released in 2009.
I’m late to the game but I’m so glad I came! I watched Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV and loved it. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. This was something husband and I watched because we ran out of Netflix movies to watch. I know about the Final Fantasy games but have never played a game. I’ve watched music compilations of past stories and enjoyed them. I’ll have to share them in a future post, but for now, I’m gushing over this one.
The whole CGI animated movie was fabulously done. I also watched a clip on how the movie was made and enjoyed that too. My favorite character is of course the protagonist, Nyx Ulric. He was asked by the king to protect Princess Lunafreya. The relationship between them was slightly hot. I got the feeling that Nyx liked her but had to hold back. She also liked him too but because of duty, she held back too. That’s just my take. The fight scenes were beyond words. They were so beautifully orchestrated.
Here are two compilation I loved by youtubers. The first one is of Nyx and Lunafreya and the second one is mostly Nyx but with more of his fighting. The music set to these compilations fit the feels perfectly.
With all that’s been going on in our world, I’ve found myself visiting an old song by Hillsong United that seemed to have helped ease the anxiety. My father-in-law was also admitted to the hospital a few days ago and underwent a triple heart bypass. His situation reminded me of my own dad’s heart surgery five/six years ago. My dad passed away last August from a brain hemorrhage, but I still find myself talking about him like he’s alive. There are days when I’ve accepted that he’s passed, but they are rare. I will get over this. The photo above was taken at a Hillsong concert in 2019 I went with my husband and sisters.
“Nothing Like Your Love” by Hillsong United
Other favorites this month:
“Aura” by Matias Puumala
“Against the Odds” by Matias Puumala
“Smell of Desire” by Enigma
This was a strange mix of music. You could say the same for the movies/tv shows I watched this month:
- Colony (dystopian apocalyptic)
- WandaVision (sci-fi/fantasy)
- The Truman Show (90’s dark drama movie…watched it twice!)
- Sonic the Hedgehog movie (sci-fi)
- Bridgerton (historical romance)