Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Falling In Love In Six Acts

Sunday, February 5th, 2017


In the summer of 1993… Nike had this pull out in women’s magazines.  This one was in Vanity Fair and I was reading it in Karen’s room and I remember I ripped out the pages.  I remember many women loved this spread.  I’m always an ekin.  It’s one of the most effective ads geared towards women.  It was a 12 page ad… which was wild.

At the bottom is a man reading it all in the YouTube vid.







Song Of The Quarter | Leon Bridges | Two Sweet Songs

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016


This quarter… I’m picking two songs from Leon Bridges who I just love his vibe and I find these two songs truly romantic.  If I’m walking at night and I’m alone with the earbuds… I sing them.

I’m in that kind of mood and I wanted to share these two super sweet songs.  The first one is “Coming Home”.

Baby, baby, baby
I’m coming home
To your tender sweet loving
You’re my one and only woman
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want

I wanna be around
I wanna be around you girl
I wanna be around girl
I wanna be around

Baby, how I’d be grieving
If you wanted to leave me all alone now
By myself, I don’t want nobody else
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want

I wanna be around
I wanna be around you girl
I wanna be around girl
I wanna be around

Baby, baby, baby
I’m coming home
To your tender sweet loving
You’re my one and only woman
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want

I wanna be around
I wanna be around you girl
I wanna be around girl
I wanna be around

I need you baby
Girl I, I need your loving
Darling, wanna hold you close
Girl, girl


The second song from Leon is “Better Man” and it’s just as sweet.


I don’t want much
I just wanna be a better man
To my baby
Meet me off good luck
I was singing with them Jezebels
Under perfume sheets
Got a golden smile, heart overflow
But got us in love, but it wasn’t enough

What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I’d swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl

All night long I was out
Out till the morning
But baby you’re tender
Love’s what I’m longing
Baby please, I’m down on my knees begging
I thirst for you girl
Baby I’m running to your well

What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I’d swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl

Links to Past Selected Songs Of The Year:

Japandroids | House That Heaven Built | 2016 | Q2

Passenger | Rolling Stone | 2016 | Q1

Kris Orlowski | Carolina + Believer | 2-15 | Q4

Novo Amor | Holland | 2015 | Q3

Ben Howard | Gracious | 2015 | Q2

Ben Howard | Time Is Dancing | 2015 | Q1

Vancouver Sleep Clinic feat. Raury | Superfly | 2015 | Bonus Song To Start The Year

We Were Promised Jetpacks | It’s Thunder And Lighting | 2014

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold | 2013

Ben Howard | The Fear | 2012

Passenger | The Last Unicorn | 2011

Ivan + Alyosha | The Fold

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


music is so inspiring.  i have a playlist in the ipod for days where i want to post “oceans” and esmerelda from Ben Howard on my tumblr.  This is one song that i just adore.  i posted about it and i was pulling some songs from YouTube for a little Ivan & Alyosha post and i found this version.  absolutely love and had to post again.   i’m a sucker for stripped down songs and this version is pure sweetness.

lots of ups and downs in life.  i know a couple of people who are battling different things.  we gain things and we loose things.

i think the words in this song is perfect for so many people.

Document Life | A Phone + Some Time

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

tumblr_mj7d13M9NG1rkbry3o1_500Yesterday… I posted a video by Cameron Christopher that is a little video of the first half of 2014. This morning I watched his 2013 year in review mix.  So sweet.  It’s really easy when you think about it.  You have an iPhone or a new iPod with iMovie and you just shoot footage.  Maybe every 3 days or so…you take the footage and trim what you like and mash it up and then take it off your phone to your laptop and stick it in a folder.

You collect these little mashups and then blend them back to back to back in iMovie and slap a song on it and you have something magical that you and your family & close friends can share.

This stuff inspires me.  It’s videos like this that inspires me to make my little “One Second Everyday” Videos that you can view from the pulldown menu above.

Memory Bank 2013 from Cameron Christopher on Vimeo.

This year was so good. I’m sure there were bad days but I can hardly remember them. To exceptional friends, good vibes, and lightness. ❤ Music: Avalanche by Blackbird, Blackbird

Uses Instagram To Help Pop The Question | Strangers Helping Strangers

Friday, February 14th, 2014

With butterflies in his stomach, Carter Moore asked her to coffee. Casual coffee, of course, just so they could get to know each other. No pressure or expectations. Just a friendly meetup.

Granted, she was beautiful: “The most gorgeous woman I’d ever seen,” he remembers. For now, he just wanted to get to know her, even if it came with the unshakeable nervousness that swept through his body whenever she smiled in his direction.

Three years later, butterflies still aplenty, they’re married and living in Colorado Springs, Colo. Moore, 24, is a social media strategist at VSCO, and Brookelynn Howe, 22, is a nursing student at the University of Colorado.

Moore proposed to Howe last December outside of Portland, Ore., with the help of people he’d met through Instagram.

The entire ordeal — the location of the proposal, the couch they crashed on, the surprise engagement party the night after Howe said “yes” — was assisted by a group of Portland-based strangers Moore reached out to through the photo-sharing social network. Moore planned the whole thing; they helped make sure it went smoothly.

Now, two months after the wedding, the bride and groom have remained close friends with the folks Moore first met via Instagram, then in Oregon.



Image: Carter Moore

Neither had ever been to Portland, but they’d always wanted to visit. Something about the Pacific Northwest, with its cliff-lined coasts and tall redwood forests, called to them: “

Everything about it just seemed magical and romantic,” Moore says.

After they’d been dating for two years, he wanted to pop the question. Moore knew the Oregon coast would be the perfect place to propose. The only problem, he realized, was that he didn’t know anything about the area — but the people he followed on Instagram did.

He was working as a freelance photographer at the time, usually for weddings, and had become active in posting photos to his Instagram account. He didn’t have many followers at first, but he eagerly followed anyone he found inspiring, most of whom ended up being, appropriately, Oregon-based residents who posted scenic photos of the area’s landscape.

One photographer, Branden Harvey, had included his phone number on his profile page. So, out of the blue, Moore called him.


Image: Carter Moore

“He was so organized about this trip. I gave him as much advice as I could,” Harvey says. “I explained to him what the Oregon coast is like near where he wanted to get down on one knee. I gave him a list of awesome restaurants in Portland. I got to hear his story of how he met Brooke and why he wanted to marry her. It was beautiful.”

Unbeknownst to Moore, Harvey and his friends planned a congratulations party for the two once they arrived. A shindig thrown for strangers, by strangers.


Howe was on a holiday break from school when the time came. She thought she and Moore were going upstate Colorado for a weekend getaway, but when she met him at the airport, he surprised her with two tickets to Portland.


Image: Carter Moore

Everything went according to plan. They rented a car and drove down the Oregon coast, talking about their past two years together, and ended up at Cannon Beach. They walked along the shoreline and eventually climbed to the top of a cliff. There, Moore asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. They sat hand-in-hand and watched the sun set into the ocean, then drove back to Portland to have dinner.

When they got back to Harvey’s friend’s house, where they were staying, they were greeted with balloons, champagne and shouts of

“Surprise!” and “Congratulations!” — all from a room full of people they’d never met before.

“Carter loved Brooke enough to call a complete stranger and ask for a favor. I love that,” Harvey says. “When I see people striving to live life boldly with excellence, I can’t help but say yes to being a part of helping.”

Harvey and his friends, being professional photographers and filmmakers, put together this video of the evening:

CARTER AND BROOKE // THE ENGAGEMENT from Colin Cabalka on Vimeo.


Moore didn’t expect anyone to hear his story. In fact, Harvey says, his new friends had to coax him for permission just to put the above video online. Moore’s humility and love for Howe is what inspired Harvey to get involved in the first place: “All of us knew this was done lovingly for Brooke, and Brooke alone,” he says.

All of them from that weekend and, specifically, that party, have kept in touch over the past year. Moore says it’s a win-win.

“It was out of a place of love and adoration for my wife that I wanted to do this,” he says. “And I’m honored those people — strangers I reached out to through a social network — helped and got to be a part of something so special to us.”

Love Is | Casey Niestat + His Girl… Candice | Married x2

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

There are many types of love with different strength inside different relationships that may have dynamics that are close to yours you have now or in the past or could be completely different than Casey + Candice.

They are together again.


It makes me happy.  It’s hard to describe but I only know them through social media and through Casey’s video’s on YouTube.  I admire Casey and how he lives his life.

I love how he documents so many things about his life.  It’s 12:20am and I’m going to watch his little video he made about her and how he was trying to save his relationship with her.  They have had their ups and down’s.

Here is a shorter video of a little weekend away to K-Land on the West Coast.

Here is another video of him surprising her in South Africa on New Year’s Eve on a whim and showing up at her parents house to surprise her.

I want to make some short films like how Casey does.  I want “Final Cut Pro” on my computer to edit them.  He inspired me to shoot more video of my kids and my daily life.  I need to do more of this.

My Candice is gone.  That’s ok.  I can accept that.