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Valentine’s Day Playlist

February 10, 2016

We’re less than a week away from Valentine’s Day friends. What are you doing for the big day of love? Currently I have absolutely nothing planned, which is so unlike me. But I’m sure something fun will come up! I’ll keep you posted.

I do know that I plan on listening to over-the-top, lovey-dovey tunes all week long (which isn’t too different from a normal week, tbh). If youΒ want to join in on the sappy song fun, I’ve put together a Spotify playlist that you should subscribe to! The jams I’ve included include (but are limited to this list:

Valentines Day Playlist

So I’ve been listening to this list for over a week now, and I’ve realized that some songs that I always thought were iconic love song, are actually really depressing!! For example, When a Man Loves a Woman..Β This is a verse from the song:

When a man loves a woman
Spend his very last dime
Trying to hold on to what he needs
He’d give up all his comfort
Sleep out in the rain
If she said that’s the way it ought to be

I NEVER noticed how dark the lyrics are until now. Oh well, it’s not going to stop me from listening and pretending that it’s the perfect love song.

What are some of your favorite love songs? I’d LOVE to know πŸ˜‰

xx – Erica

Flower photo via Shay Cochrane


Play That Funky Music

June 28, 2015


My Spotify musicΒ got a bit out of hand over the last year.

I was a late bloomer to Spotify, but since IΒ made the switch, I’ve never looked back and use it for all of my music listening needs. During my at-home yoga practice, while at work and for marathon training. I started out with a bad habit of just “staring” the songs that I liked and all of these songs jumbled together in one huge playlist.

It was absolute chaos.

Bon Iver would soothe me with his sweet, raspy voice and then immediately after Britney would scream at me about how she’s toxic. Believe me, there is a time and a place for Britney, but while I’m trying to write an email at work, orΒ trying to get my zen on at home is notΒ that time or place.

So, I’ve finally started organizing my music into playlists, and my life has never felt more organized. I don’t know why it took me so long to do this. I knew I could, I just never did. Hello laziness.

Anyways, if you want to listen to my newly organized playlists, here are some of my most loved:

Calm + Cool. Perfect for early mornings sitting on your porch, in the sunshine with coffee in hand

Fun Fun Fun. Pump Up the Jams type music. Feel good and energy inducing.

Total Zen. Ideal for all your yoga or meditation needs.

Run Girl Run. My favorite running songs, over five hours of music. This bad boy got me through the Chicago Marathon last year.

What are your favorite Spotify playlists? Let’s do a swap!

xo, E


Lovely Listening

February 8, 2015

Hi friend loves!

Happy Valentine’s Day week! Valentine’s Day isΒ one of my favorite days and to celebrate all week long, I’ve made a playlist on Spotify of all my favorite lovey-dovey music. It’s pretty great if you ask me. I suggest you grab your love (or, you know, a glass of wine. Same diff) and enjoy these tunes while thinking of all the lovliness in your life!

If for some reason you are anti-spotify but still want to listen to my lovely love day playlist, the songs are:

Kina Grannis – Valentine
Jamie Lidell – Another Day
Saint Motel – My Type
Little Green Cars – The John Wayne
Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
Tristan Prettyman – Who We Are
Ray LaMontagne – Hold You in My Arms
The White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
Sara Bareilles – One Sweet Love
John Legend – Ordinary People
BeyoncΓ© – XO
Parachute – She Is Love (Full Band Version) – Bonus Track
Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love
BeyoncΓ© – Love On Top
Adele – Lovesong
Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
Alicia Keys – No One
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Mario – Let Me Love You

I should tell you that my ALL TIME FAVORITE Valentine’s Day song is Valentine by Kina Grannis. It’s so so great. I suggest you watch the music video (because it’s the cutest) and sing along. It will make you incredibly happy. I promise.

What are your go-to tunes for Valentine’s Day. Obviously I’d love to know!

Happy Valentine’s Day and happy listening lovelies!

xo, E


Tuesday Tunes – INGRID!

November 18, 2014

Happy Tuesday friends!!
Today is the best Tuesday Tunes day because Sash and I are seeing Ingrid Michaelson in concert tonight and we could not be more excited. Obviously I’ll be listening to Ingrid all day today! I’ve made a Sporify playlist of my most favorite Ingrid songs. Happy listening!
Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys
Ingrid Michaelson – You and I
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
Ingrid Michaelson – You Got Me (feat. Storyman)
Ingrid Michaelson – Afterlife
Ingrid Michaelson – Over You (Demo)
Ingrid Michaelson – Skinny Love (Live)
Ingrid Michaelson – This Is War
Ingrid Michaelson – I’m Through
Ingrid Michaelson – Blood Brothers
Ingrid Michaelson – Black & Blue
Ingrid Michaelson – How We Love
Ingrid Michaelson – In The Sea
Ingrid Michaelson – Parachute (Serban Ghenea Mix)
Ingrid Michaelson – Soldier
Ingrid Michaelson – Are We There Yet
Ingrid Michaelson – Sort Of
Ingrid Michaelson – Incredible Love
Ingrid Michaelson – Maybe
Ingrid Michaelson – Men of Snow
Ingrid Michaelson – Mountain and the Sea
Ingrid Michaelson – Giving Up
Ingrid Michaelson – Lady In Spain
Ingrid Michaelson – Keep Breathing
Ingrid Michaelson – Oh What A Day
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am (Recorded Live on WERS)
Ingrid Michaelson – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Recorded Live at Daytrotter)
Ingrid Michaelson – You and I
Ingrid Michaelson – Be OK (Acoustic)
Ingrid Michaelson – Masochist
Ingrid Michaelson – Breakable
Ingrid Michaelson – Glass
Ingrid Michaelson – December Baby
Ingrid Michaelson – Corner of Your Heart
I hope you have the best Tuesday
Xo, E


Tuesday Tunes

November 4, 2014

Happy Tuesday, everyone!
I hope you are doing incredibly well.
I have some new tunes for you today and I hope they want to make you dance with your loved ones like this:
Isn’t Moonrise Kingdom the best movie?! I’ve been craving to watch it lately, hence the photo.
Here are my tunes for the week:


Tuesday Tunes

October 28, 2014

You know what I’ve missed? Tunes on Tuesday.Β 
So here I am, with some song recommendations for you.Β 
I’ve been listening to a lot of Ingrid Michaelson and Iron & Wine lately, so you’ll see a few repeats from those artists in this list. They’re just so perfect and I can’t stop listening.Β 
Also, how cool is that picture? It really has nothing to do with this post or my playlist. But it’s great. And so are these tunes. So there you go.Β 
Ingrid Michaelson – You and I
Iron & Wine – Sodom, South Georgia
Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
MisterWives – Riptide – Live From Spotify NYC / 2014
Iron & Wine – Love Vigilantes
Hozier – Take Me to Church
Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
Iron & Wine – The Trapeze Swinger
Us The Duo – Shake It Off
Julia Stone – It’s All Okay
Priscilla Ahn – Dream
If you want to follow along on Spotify, you can do that HERE.
What have you been listening to lately? I’d love to know (as always!)
xo, E
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