I really want to “may”ke a May pun right now.
I really want to “may”ke a May pun right now.
Caleb is one of the members of the group Anthem Lights. Kelsey is his wife. Together, they sing many beautiful duets. I’m a big fan.
My favorite Caleb + Kelsey song is their cover of “No Air” by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown. Their harmony is amazing, and they have a beautiful amount of passion and connection when they sing.
Another great song of theirs is “Should’ve Been Us,” originally by Tori Kelli. I’m not a huge fan of the original, but their version is beautiful. I love singing this song with my music buddies now because I heard their version.
Do you listen to Caleb + Kelsey? If so, what’s your favorites of their covers? I’d love to hear them in the comments section!
Bonus Song: For more Caleb + Kelsey, check out their version of Maps by Maroon 5, another favorite.
One of my favorite tea drinks is London Fog. It originated in Canada, and it’s similar to a latte, but with tea instead of coffee. I love it on rainy days.
Start by boiling some water for tea. You’ll want to brew about half of whatever size mug you’re using of Earl Grey. Brew it for 4-5 minutes, depending on how you usually like Earl Grey.
While it’s brewing, heat up some milk. I usually put about half a cup of milk into out microwave for 50 seconds to a minute. The milk should be steaming, but not boiling. Whole milks works best, as reduced fat milk doesn’t froth much.
Next, whisk the milk. I use our handy stick blender, and whisk it until it’s frothy all of the way through. Add a little bit of vanilla and whisk for a couple of seconds to mix it in.
Take out your teabag from your mug and add the frothy milk.
This drink is great with scones or a dessert, or by itself. Enjoy!
P. S., here’s the website that taught me how to make London Fog. I make it a little differently than the site recommends, but it was super helpful when I first started making the drink.
I had a lot of fun this semester, but I love being on break. Just like during any break, I need an epic playlist. Here’s what I’ve got so far:
This song goes along well with my “being positive” theme I have going on right now. It’s fun and upbeat.
I love this cover of Frank Sinatra’s classic song, even more than the original. Billy Gilman sings with so much passion and energy.
What Wondrous Love Is This is one of my favorite hymns, and this version is hauntingly beautiful.
What playlist is complete without Ella? This song is light and carefree, and also good for dancing.
What’s on your summer break playlist? I’d love to hear some new additions for my list in the comments section!
One of my favorite family traditions is our yearly summer projects. Each member in our family picks a project to work on over the summer, and we encourage each other as we work towards our goals. Some people do the projects as groups, and some do it by themselves. The only rule is that the project needs to be something the person hasn’t done before. I couldn’t say that learning piano or running is my summer project. I could say that skydiving is my summer project.
Here are some tips for picking a summer project:
If you’re not sure what you want to do, think about something that you’ve wanted to try for a while. Last year, I chose blogging every week as my summer project, because it was something I’d wanted to try for a while, but never made time to do before then.
Your goal doesn’t have to be impossible. For my summer project this year, I want to learn some basic Latin. Our family owns a Latin curriculum, so I decided to make my goal to go through the whole book by the end of summer. I don’t expect to be a Latin expert by the end of summer, but I will have learned enough to have some benefits in my writing, and to learn more if I decide that I love it.
Don’t get too uptight about making your goal. A summer project is far more fun if you’re focused on learning and having a good time, rather than whether you’re doing perfectly.
Do you have a summer project? If so, what is it? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section!
I’ve loved Tracy Chapman’s song “Fast Car” for a while, so last week I decided to listen to some of her other music. “Sing for You” was one of my favorite songs I found. I like it because it’s simple and pretty. I hope you like it too!
The past couple of weeks have been kind of rough. I’ve had a lot of stress because of finals and whatnot, and it’s been hard for me to stay positive. (There were a LOT of tears last week). Last week, I didn’t write my Saturday post or my Earworm for the week. Instead of sitting around being frustrated about it, I’m going to call it a week off, and get back to my routine this week. I’ve finished all but one of my finals, so I’m looking forward to having a little more time to focus on writing and some of my other priorities outside of school.
Also on the positive side of my life, I read a couple of interesting books this month. I finished Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst, which my sister Christina recommended. The book was good, and there were a few excellent points in it. I also read Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Like 1984, this book was dark and fascinating. It made me think about the world in a different way. I would highly recommend it. I started the book Dr. Thorne, by Anthony Trollope. My mom and I watched through the BBC series based on the book, and I’m excited to see if I love the book as much as I loved the series. So far I like it.
I’m a little behind on several of my goals, but I’m trying to focus on doing well now, rather than sitting around regretting the busyness of the past couple of weeks. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this Kate Rusby song: