February 19, 2017

28 Love Songs Perfect for Everyday

I know it's been nearly a week since Valentine's Day, but I'm a big believer that spreading the love should be an everyday practice! As such, here are my 28 favorite love songs (some of them might surprise you!) that are perfect for everyday. I also recruited my music expert Amrita so some of her faves are below as well!

Slow Down Time - Us the Duo

Force of Nature - Bea Miller
A's pick: HOW many feels does this give me

XO - Beyonce

J'y Suis Jamais Allé - Yann Tiersen
Someone once described this to me as "sounding exactly like how a first date should feel; upbeat, exciting, and French"

방탄소년단 Save Me - BTS

I Was Made for Loving You - Tori Kelly (feat. Ed Sheeran)

She Keeps Me Warm - Mary Lambert
A's pick: this song just makes me all sentimental and reminiscent for a love I've never had

Marry Me - Train

Leave Your Boyfriends Behind - Leona Naess
This makes me think of beach days with your girlfriends

Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

A Drop in the Ocean - Ron Pope
Sickeningly sweet and sad and full of pure talent

Shape of You - Ed Sheeran

Remind Me - Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

Eternal Love - Fish n Chips

Wild Horses - Birdy
Birdy's songs always have a touch of melancholy, and I think that's a big part of love

Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis

All the Pretty Girls - Kaleo
A's pick: one of my faves ever I think it makes me think of summer and memories and kind of gives me sad butterflies...but definitely listen to this open all the way through because the song builds in a really pretty way

End of the Day - One Direction

When You Sleep - Mary Lambert
A's pick: This one is a lil sad but? She makes me think

Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

It Ain't Yours to Throw Away - Sam Palladio (Nashville Soundtrack)
If you ever start to feel like you're not talented enough, or smart enough, or brave enough, or something enough...listen to this. You're always enough.

If I Believe You - The 1975

Without You - Oh Wonder
One of my all time favorite love songs...picture a long road trip with endless discussions and cool breezes

She (for Liz) - Parachute

Empire - Of Monsters and Men
Not only do I adore this music video, but the haunting message and tone leaves a lot up to interpretation, something my analytical side relishes

Satisfied - Jewel

Odds Are - Barenaked Ladies

WILD - Troye Sivan
This music video accomplishes the 90s aesthetic that I love without going overboard...and Troye's vocals are unreal
February 4, 2017

Funfetti Birthday Pancakes

My Funfetti craze continued with these special pancakes! Perfect for a birthday, a holiday, or even a Saturday you want to make extra special! I made another Funfetti recipe (coming soon!) a few days before these pancakes, meaning I could save 2 tablespoons for these pancakes. If you don't plan on making something else with Funfetti, you don't have to buy an entire Funfetti cake mix just for this recipe--the original recipe doesn't call for the cake mix addition anyway. I found the cake mix made the pancakes extra fluffy and yummy but it's certainly not necessary.

The yield for this recipe is around a dozen pancakes which is good for 2 or 3 people. If you wish to make more, double the recipe and you should end up with enough for 5 or 6 people. I ran out of sprinkles so I could only make one batch, and that wasn't enough for my hungry family of 4!


Funfetti Pancakes

Original Recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy (I modified it a bit)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: One dozen pancakes


1 cup flour
2 tablespoons Funfetti cake mix
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 egg, separated
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sprinkles

Cooking Directions
  1. Mix the flour, cake mix, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the milk mixture to a separate, smaller bowl and add the egg white. Whisk together.
  3. Add the egg yolk and melted butter to the milk mixture. Whisk together.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together. Stir in the sprinkles.
  5. Heat griddle or pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter in circles on the griddle, size as desired. Flip the pancakes when bubbles begin to appear on the top. 
  6. Serve with powdered sugar, whipped cream, or syrup.
  7. Enjoy!
If you try this, or any of my recipes, let me know!