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Friday Beats + Musings

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Happy Friday!

I am so excited (as always) for the weekend. I am hosting a girls holiday brunch on Sunday which will be fun. Hope you all have fun weekend plans! 

1. Favorite Outfit - Casual fall flannel <3


2. Favorite White Elephant Gift - haha Hangry t-shirt!

3. Favorite Design - I love this fresh and clean identity for Leitaria Lisboa

4. Favorite DIY - Ugly Christmas Sweater cards for friends!

5. Favorite Sweet Treat - Red Velvet Bars, delish!

6. Favorite Scene - Winter wonderland


  • Genghis Khan - Miike Snow
  • Remember - Sammy Adams
  • Auld Lang Syne - Andrew Bird (fave)
  • White Gloves - Khruangbin
  • Un Beso - Carla Morrison
  • Ch-Ching - Chairlife

Link Love + Beats

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Happy Tuesday!


  1. Love these cute DIY star ornaments...& Anthropolgie, always
  2. Foodie Gift Guide - for all the foodies in your life
  3. I'm addicted to plaid, especially this time of are 9 Ways to Wear plaid.
  4. This quote. <3
  5. 7 Ways to Make Your Cubicle Feel More Luxe
  6. Design Deals Week on Creative Market! 
  7. Reasons to Journal
  8. Love this outfit


  • Way Down We Go - Kaleo (fave)
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside - She + Him
  • The Coldest State - Donovan Woods
  • Anna, Please Don't Go - Life in Film
  • All I Want - The Reverb Junkie
  • Pumpin Blood (Acoustic version) - NONONO

Friday Beats + Musings

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It's Friday! 

I hope everybody has exciting plans for the weekend. I'm planning on going to Phoenix Public Market tomorrow with some girlfriends. I've never been before but will let you know how it is!

Here are some favorite links + beats for your Friday. 

1. Favorite Recipe - This gingered carrot bisque looks delicious...especially when it starts to cool off outside! 

2. Favorite Outfit of the Week - Adore this black pleated mini dress <3

3. Favorite Article - 7 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

4. Favorite Quote - Be different! 


5. Favorite Photo - NYC

Glitter Guide

Glitter Guide


  • Swear Like a Sailor - Tep No
  • Nitesky + John LaMonica - Robot Koch, John Lamonica
  • Never Be Alone - Shawn Mendes 
  • All the Time - Bahamas 
  • Symphonies - Dan Black + Kid Cudi
  • When We're Fire - Lo-Fang 
  • Catch  Release Deepend Remix - Matt Simons (fave)

Friday Beats + Musings

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Friday IS HERE!

Here are some hand lettered motivational quotes and some beats to start your weekend off <3

Lisa Congdon illustrations


  • Gimme Love - Carly Rae Jepsen 
  • Beverly - Allan Rayman (fave)
  • Emotions - BORNS
  • Take You Down - R. City
  • Drive - Hasley
  • Aint Much for Lyin - Fairground Saints
  • Basic Instinct - The Acid
  • Sounds of Change - Dirty Heads
  • Run Away (+ Blue Afternoon - both are good!) - Leighton Meester
  • Backyard Animals - Max Elto
  • Let Me In - Grouplove



List of Favorites

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Get to Know Yourself

I went on a date the other week and was asked the typical first date questions...

"What is your favorite..."

  • Movie
  • TV show
  • Restaurant
  • Song

To be completely honest, I didn't even know how to answer some of the questions! I get SO caught up in either work mode or am often too busy to stop and think about these simple questions. Also, I think with all of the technology available now my brain is experiencing information overload! Although I think technology has its positives, I know for myself I have lost sight of what some of my favorites are.  Even though these change, I think to document these is important to know yourself.

So, here are some of my favorites. I encourage you to do the same if you feel a bit of information overload list might also help you to discover some of yours <3

Favorite Places I have Visited

  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Coronado, California 

Favorite Movies (this is tough) — I'm a huge fan of independent films. If you enjoy them, I would recommend going to Film Bar in Phoenix. Aside from indies, I love comedies and are some of my favorites:

  • 500 Days of Summer 
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Beginners 
  • Garden State
  • The Hundred Foot Journey
  • The Graduate
  • It's Complicated
  • The Wackness
  • Pretty Woman / Notting Hill / Runaway Bride (yes, I am a sucker for Julia Roberts films)

Favorite Bands + Genres of Music — As you can tell from my blog, music is one of my passions. I am slightly favorite genres are folk, indie, alternative and techno. I often listen to French and Spanish music as well - seems strange to a lot of people, but to me the actual sound of music is what I love! If you are crazy about music too, one of my favorite venues is Crescent Ballroom.

  • The Lumineers
  • Iron & Wine
  • Bon Iver
  • The Head & The Heart
  • Vance Joy
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Odesza 
  • Isbells
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Wye Oak
  • Of Monsters & Men
  • Hozier
  • James Blake
  • Angel Olsen
  • Damien Jurado
  • Broods
  • Portugual. The Man
  • Milky Chance
  • The National
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The XX
  • Alt-J
  • Milo Greene
  • Carla Morrison

Favorite Songs (I could listen to over and over...and over)

  • Renegades - X Ambassadors
  • Fall at Your Feet - Saint Raymond
  • Open - Rhye
  • Slacks - St. South
  • Our Own House - MisterWives
  • Oats in the Water - Ben Howard
  • Civilian - Wye Oak
  • Bridges - Broods
  • All - Blackbird Blackbird
  • Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun
  • Hello My Old Heart - The Oh Hellos
  • Home - Edward Sharpe
  • Map of the World - Monsters of Folk
  • Where Does the Good Go - Tegan & Sara

Favorite Restaurants — So my absolute favorite foods are Italian, seafood, and I am addicted to sushi. Also love Mexican! Here are some of my favorites...

  • Sumo Maya (Mexican AND Sushi, so an obvious favorite)
  • Barrio Queen
  • Pomo
  • Sakana Sushi and Grill 
  • Federal Pizza
  • JoyRide Tacos
  • Zinc Bistro
  • Blanco
  • True Food
  • Wildflower 

Favorite TV Series — I don't watch a ton of TV...I'm more of a movie person. Some of my favorites are HBO are a few.  

  • GIRLS (I'm a huge fan of Lena Dunham ... it can be a little vulgar but it's hilarious and real)
  • Togetherness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Guilty Pleasure - I'm into girly shows so the Bachelorette / Bachelor is one of my fave Monday night shows...
  • FRIENDS is my absolute favorite...still
  • Sex & the City (I still re watch this one a lot)

So, there you have it, some of my favorites. I plan to include more on future posts, including favorite reads, home decor, etc. but thought that was enough reading for now! 


Jana MyersComment

Some favorites! <3

1. Favorite scene - sunny cacti 

2. Favorite Look - Jean jackets are the best! Love this anthro jacket (find it here)

3. Favorite Quote

4. Favorite Recipe - Banana Bread via Oatmeal & Figs

5. Favorite View - Sacré-Cœur, Paris

Monday Favorites

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Happy Monday! Here are some of my favorites to start your Monday off right...

1. Love this illustration! 

2. Truth.

3. This looks amazing...definitely need a vacation soon!

Friday Favorites

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Friday is finally here!

This week has flown by for me since it was my first full week at my new job. So my plans this weekend involve relaxing, relaxing, and relaxing! Here are some favorites to start your weekend off right...

1.  Favorite Quotes

2. Favorite Looks


3. Favorite Artist

4. Favorite Pup