today’s christmas song comes from sufjan stevens. i personally adore him, but his experimental folk makes some people kinda crazy. enjoy!



i think i’m obsessed with TOAST. Seriously. i love them. you should watch this short film that they made. i’m trying to figure out how to get it on my iPod.

also, i read their “ethical policies,” and they are angels. read these:

“We are committed to increasing the use of organic cotton in our ranges.

“We will only use animal products which are a by-product of the meat industry.

“Our toiletries are not tested on animals.

“We recycle everything we can and we package everything so that you can do the same.We are working towards being truly carbon neutral.We do not make throw-away fashion.International trade can be a force for good but our suppliers must adhere to our policy on safe and fair employment practices.

“We seek out products which are made by co-operatives and small independent producers.”

want more info on their ethical policies, check out this link.

please toast, take my first child. i BEG you!


if you are a fan of BBC adaptations of Jane Austen books, you MUST see this version of Emma. It is the closest to the book I’ve seen. It has an amazing soundtrack (my personal favorite is the song that emma and knightely dance to.)

it’s available on youtube or through the british iTunes.

Week #1

To kick off the Christmas Countdown, I’m going to get us in the mood. I would like to start with making it feel like winter! It’s 50 degrees in paris today, and mostly sunny, so I need to visualize winter.

The first song is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” but my favorite version:

and just because i couldn’t help myself:

enjoy! (i know i posted these last year, but i still think they’re genius)

also, check the sidebar because i’ll put the christmas countdown there for quick and easy access!