Eargasm: Beyoncé’s Sex is on Fire Cover at Glastonbury

My longest and closest friends can attest to my long-withstanding appreciation for and commitment to Beyonce. She makes an appearance in every playlist I make & reminds me there are good things in this world. Which is why, during exam week, she is my stress reliever. While this isn’t that new (June 2011) My beloved 8tracks.com introduced me to her rendition of Kings of Leon’s “Sex is on Fire.” No no, Beyonce. You’re on fire. (Excuse the cheesy transition.)

Study Hacks: The Soundtrack to my Studies.

Welp, i was going to post this to Facebook and Twitter, but seeing as I have blocked those websites for the next 30 min. with Self-Control (see previous post), I thought I would let you all know what I’m listening to during exam study time (BECAUSE IT’S WORKING. I’m actually getting stuff done!).

8tracks.com is a site where people can post playlists they make for you to listen to & you can find one for pretty much any situation you need, and the music is pretty much always top-notch (as long as you sort by popular/hot and/or check out the tags of the playlist) and includes lots of stuff I’ve never heard before, so it’s a great way to find new music.

Anyway, more specifically, I am listening to this little gem of a playlist. It’s titled “Final Week Focus” and provides 3 hrs. of non-distracting, but not too boring music to keep your brain working away while you study.

Try it out! (Or just search for “finals,” “exams,” “study,” etc. for other great playlists to listen to this week as you get ready for exams!

Happy studies!

Study Hacks

Update: Download the Self-Control App here.

Have you ever been writing a paper, or doing homework, or anything else you’re supposed to be doing, and felt the sudden, uncontrollable, magnetic urge to open up your facebook …just for a second, then ended up on there for hours procrastinating whatever else you had intended to do with that allotted time?
I have. Too often. And not just facebook, either. In between Twitter, LinkedIn, my email, and the countless number of blogs I follow, absorbing all the internet content and responding to social media is a full-time job, a non-paying job.
So, if you’re like me, you need a little help with willpower, especially during exam time.

Introducing Self-Control. No, I’m not being a smart-alic. It’s an app you download to your computer and does the hard work for you. Simply add websites to your blacklist (sites you don’t want to be able to visit) or whitelist (which says don’t let me visit any sites except for these)

Set the amount of time you want to get stuff done. Press Start and go!

It doesn’t matter if you shut down, restart, take the battery out of your computer, or even try and delete the app. For the amount of time you set, you can’t access the websites you’ve blacklisted. So, I suggest not wasting your efforts trying to fight it, and simply getting your work done.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go set me an hour free of all computer distractions, and get something done. Now if only there were an app that made me unable to play with my cat… then I would be an A+ student.

Au Revoir!

Spring Wedding Inspiration: First-Hand Photos

Rose and Baby's Breath floating in a glass globe vase, with a square of floral foam discretely hidden to keep flowers hydrated.

Orange, Green, and White Flowers in a cylinder vase tied with burlap, salmon colore ribbon, and raffia.

Love the colors: Salmon with hints of orange, white, green, and a rich blue.

Using antique China is always a fun, yet classic choice, especially when paired with mismatched antique silverware. More pink hues, this time paired with a sunny yellow

Love this hanging flower arrangement with peach and hot pink flowers. Not to mention how well this green compliments these pinks. A very fresh, fun, and clean color palette.

Bold color pairings are also in for spring. This pink and bird egg blue combo is quite striking.

From the same wedding as above. The fresh white couch rentals (from Liberty Party Rentals) and the same blue and pink with the table cloths create a completely different feel with the same palette.

Country Ham Biscuits are a classic for a reception at a location like Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation. Use a clear glass passing tray and a simple rose for the perfect balance of soft, edgy, and southern.

This tablescape was done by Chef's Market for a summer special on Talk of the Town. I absolutely love these bright colors in the outdoors and the use of anold farm table.

These chair ties definitely help make the table. Since the chairs are a dark stained bamboo wood, they needed the light, sunny yellow to brighten up the set. Also, the tented trellis centerpiece (or, as my dad calls it, "Goodlettsville's Eiffel Tower") adds great height to the table.

Bella’s Wedding Heels

No matter how hilarious I found Twilight: Breaking Dawn to be (Talking Wolves Voice-over Scene, anyone?), I cannot deny the fabulous-ness of that whole wedding, especially those shoes the movie features Bella breaking-in in the very beginning of the movie.

For only the small fee of $1,295, you too can have these beauties! Click here for the item’s page on Neiman Marcus.

images from: http://www.myglassslipper.com/blog/index.php/get-the-look-bellas-breaking-dawn-bridal-shoes/