For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne

As we begin to count down the hours and minutes until the new year, what better time than now to reflect on times past. In honor of auld lang syne, (my favorite song to ring in the new year) I would like to post the few songs that have stood the test of time and gotten me through the challenges of this year. New and old; a variety of genres, music is what calms my soul and brings me strength.  I hope that it can speak to you as it does to me.

 

I know there are probably more but these are the ones I can remember as of right now. I will leave you with my favorite rendition of Auld Lang Syne and I hope you are blessed with the best 2016 you can ask for.

x Emily.

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December Faves

I don’t know if it’s because I’m just now getting used to having a legit paycheck #adulting or if its the spirit of the holidays but I have been treatin’ myself much more than normal lately… #noregrets

So without further ado, here are some of the things I have found throughout my adventures in the last few weeks organized by store for my listing convenience:

PRIMARK

I finally can enjoy the wonders of Primark now that one has opened relatively close to my area….  I literally planned a trip just for this store and had the hardest time explaining to my mom why I was so excited about a clothing store but as soon as we stepped into the store, my mom and I were hooked. A few hours later, I left with a giant paper bag filled with a adorable dress shirt, sweater, dress, PJ’s, earrings, socks, and a fluffy pillow. ❤

LUSH

The products I got at Lush are a little bit more practical rather than frivolous but I thought since Lush is so trendy I would feature them anyway!

Coalface– a bar soap facial cleanser for combination skin, clears my skin of grim, without that tight feeling. 🙂 I haven’t used it enough to really see significant difference in my skin but it does the job when washing my face before bed!

King of Skin– Body butter for in/after showers to deeply condition dry spots. I needed a better way to moisturize bc my normal lotion was not cutting it with temperatures dropping so this was definitely worth it!

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TARGET

Target has always been my weakness, not even considering the dollar section… but this time around I was left especially satisfied. I’m a sucker for candles, planners, and plants! This lil pot will hopefully sprout a baby spruce or something. As for the candles, one is festive and one is for any time but I bought it specifically because of the wooden wick causing it to make that gorgeous crackly noise like a real fire. #obsessed. And although I already have a planner for this year, I couldn’t resist this one. 😀

BATH&BODY WORKS

I’m all about the bath and body holiday scents…. Enough said.

 

RANDOM OTHER LIL STUFF

Honestly, it wouldn’t be the Christmas season for me, without my advent calender and it only took me 5 days into December to find one.  Even though this one is more secular than I normally go, I loved how it popped out all 3-d like. And c’mon, who can say no to super cute snowmen for daaayyys.

 

 

And because, I don’t want my faves to be just all about what I’ve bought, I also want to spotlight some of the music that I have been obsessed with lately. (Literally the best stuff to belt out when driving alone… not that I do that) First, is the ultimate worship song by Amanda Cook w/ Bethel Music – You Make Me Brave 

And next is making waves off broadway, the one and only Hamilton. (The soundtrack of which has been on repeat on my Spotify all month.) Below is the final song- one of my favorites. Fair warning- you will become curious after this song and will end up listening to the entire soundtrack and become a Hamilton fanatic. #personalexperience

Well, I think that about does it. Cheers ’till my next retail therapy!

❤ Emy.

Autumn Drive

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Playlist Inspiration: Cool, crisp vocals & warm tones with a introspective focus perfect for a country drive back home.

Amber Waves ~ Erin McCarley

Something We Can All Leave Behind ~ The Sun and the Sea

These Times ~ SafetySuit

Ledges ~ Noah Gunderson

Here ~ Alessia Cara

Drag Me Down ~ One Direction

Crystals ~ Of Monsters and Men

*more to come…

❤ Emy.

We break when we fall too hard/ Lose faith when we’re torn apart/ Don’t say you’re too far gone/ It’s a shame.

Never Gone: Colton Dixon

Do you ever have that nagging feel like there’s something you should be doing but instead you just continue to sit at your desk or whatever and stare into space, wondering where to go from here? There are a hundred and one things I could be working on for the sake of future me but I just don’t have the energy. I’m so tired of pulling myself out of the waves of depression and doubt. I don’t know if this is technically rock bottom but here’s hoping that February only gets better from here. 

To quote the rest of the song, I need to remember:

I’m still standing here/ No I didn’t disappear/ Now the lights are on/ See I was never gone/ I let go of your hand/ To help you understand/ With you all along/ Oh, I was never gone

I never ever left you/ Never ever left you, no./ He said I never ever left you/ Never ever left you, no./ Jesus never ever left you/ Never ever left you, no.    He sees us, even in the darkness/ Now you know you’re not alone.