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Song of the week : The Decemberists

This weeks song of the week is a song I just heard today on KROQ*. I was pleasantly surprised with this song, at first when it came on I thought it was annoying and it made me want to get up to change the radio station but im glad I gave it a chance because this song is pretty awesome! If at first you don’t like the song…please give it a chance, its awesome and the longer you listen to it the better it gets…so give it a chance. I had heard of this band before but never listened to any of their stuff so im glad KROQ played them. This band is indie folk rock  and pure awesomeness… the lead singer plays the bouzouki!

Look how awesome it is!!

 So here it is…the song of the week! This is why we fight by the Decemberists

If you adore indie folk rock music like Mumford and Sons or The Cave Singers…you will love this band..give them a chance, listen to the song and fall in love. 🙂

I hope you all had an awesome Monday! and keep having an awesome week!!!

 

*KROQ is a local radio station that’s starting to suck but by playing the Decemberists its postponing its fate of completely sucking. 🙂


peanut butter cookies*

Okay so I have been wanting to type up this recipe for the longest time and I finally have free time today..so much free time that I plan on dying my hair, relaxing with a mud mask, making these cookies for my broken brother 🙂 and watching an awesome movie…maybe Narnia? I added my own twist to this recipe one night when my brother and his friends wanted  peanut butter cookies..now I use to suck at making peanut butter cookies but this recipe is awesome it works..your cookies will be amazing!.

For this recipe you need the following:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cactus honey powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • extra sugar 🙂

In a large bowl start by beating the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds (do it..30 seconds..not 20..30 🙂 ). Add the sugar, brown sugar, cactus honey powder, honey, baking soda and baking powder. Beat till combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in the egg and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer..stir in the rest. Shape the dough in to 1 inch balls ( I use a melon baller)(don’t make them any bigger because then they wont be as good) roll in additional sugar to coat and place on an ungreased cookie sheet…flatten with fork making the crisscross marks. Bake the cookies at 375 for about 8 minutes. Let the cookies cool a minute on the sheet before you transfer them to a wire rack.

this dough is so easy to work with you'll love it!

I could eat a million

I hope you try this recipe and love it!

Have an awesome weekend!!

*I need an idea for a name for my peanut butter cookies..it would be awesome if some how the name could involve mumford and sons because on the piece of paper that had this recipe written down was also a song by them that I didnt want to forget.


Song of the week!! (:

Every night I walk my dogs but last night was different, I walked my dogs twice..I usually never do this but right when I was about to go to bed I saw outside my window how super foggy it had gotten and I just had to walk around in it. I got dressed, put the leashes on the dogs (who were pretty confused) and we walked outside for our adventure time. I love fog..especially when it is super thick just as it was last night (it was amazing I felt like I was walking in water). I love adventure, im absolutely obsessed with the Lord of the Rings because they get to go on an “epic” adventure and when I watch the movie it makes me feel like I got to go. Last night was my adventure…it may seem silly that just a little fog in my neighborhood is my adventure but what made the walk an adventure was I was seeing my neighborhood in a different way…which is probably the easiest way to have an adventure. I could barely see in front of me (it was as thick as that fog in that Scooby doo episode where he cuts a slice and eats it haha)..but it was beautiful to see the christmas lights peek out through the fog..as well as the street lights peeking out through the trees creating long rays of light. The song that was stuck in my head while walking was this exact one…The banjolin song by Mumford and sons..its absolutley beautiful! The melody is so much fun and makes me want to go on that walk again, the lyrics are amazing (like always with this band) after listening to this song you will want to replay it over and over..

I hope everyone has an awesome week!!

(This picture is of my cat Hunter..he walks me and my dogs home every night after our walk haha even last night at the second walk in the fog he came and walked us home)

The Banjolin Song By : Mumford and Sons…Lyrics By: Mumford and Sons


Song of the week (Christmas themed) also Mumford and Sons

This weeks song will be a song that will help to get anyone  feel the Christmas spirit! It’s my favorite Christmas song…I think..or at least right now it is. This weeks song is…..Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra!! This song is amazing!!! it’s so cheerful, countless artists have recorded their own cover of this song but to me Frank Sinatra’s is the  best and always will be, which is no surprise because anything that Frank covered became his song and a song no one could ever sing  better. This song will get you in the perfect mood for Christmas time..I guarantee it.

Now, I’m going to take a random turn and write about another band. I wanted to make this weeks song a song by them but I really needed it to be a christmas song since its christmas time and I can’t have a christmas song for the song of the week in the middle of July( well I can but it just wouldn’t work). The band I need to talk about is Mumford and Sons. This band is amazing, I have been listening to them for about a year now but today I really started listening to all their music to see if I like more of their songs besides the cave and little lion man…and guess what..The band is brilliant! The song that really caught my attention was Thistle and Weeds..its beautiful! I hate describing things with the word epic because it’s so over used with teenagers but seriously this song is epic.. The band seems to be so talented because it’s not that  just together they are great but even separate they would be equally talented and that’s important. All of their songs have this folk indie rock sound that’s just fun and easy-going..the fact that they have a banjo in most of their songs helps give them the easy-going feel. The lyrics are more than lyrics they could be poetry..kinda like how some of  The Doors song were like poetry. Anyways this band has a very unique sound and they are just great, The lead singers voice is so different, I can’t even compare it to anything and I usually can do that with every lead singer. If you havent heard any of their music or if you have only heard little lion man and the cave you gotta check out Winter Winds, Liar and After the Storm..

I hope everyone has a great week!!