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Silver Seive | New Song & Video from Snowmine!

Take a break from whatever you're doing.  I have a musical treat your ears are sure to enjoy.  Back in January, I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite bands Snowmine play.  I posted photos and swooned all about their music in the post Music Spotlight: Snowmine.

I love this band's music. So I was thrilled find an email in my inbox from band member Jay Goodman to inform me Snowmine had finished their soon-to-be-released second album. I'm so excited for them and so excited for the album release!  (You can bet I want that baby on vinyl.)

To tide me and other fans over 'til then, Snowmine released a new song ("Silver Sieve") along with a wonderful hand-drawn video illustrated by artist Martin Francis Shields.  The video was created by putting together pieces from a larger work by Shields called "Senestrorsum."

Beautiful illustrations, centaurs, and one man's epic quest come together in the music video.  So without further ado, enjoy:

Check out my previous post on Music Spotlight: Snowmine here.  Also, visit the Snowmine website, follow Snowmine on Twitter, and like the Snowmine Facebook page for updates, new music, and tour dates. 

And tell me what you think!  :)

P.S. In band photo above, photography: Kosuke Matsuo // Vinegar Studios.



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

Pencil It In | Working the Pencil Skirt into Your Work Attire, Including 25 Examples with Do's and Don'ts

Starting this week, every Wednesday on The Lovely Side will be devoted to wardrobe, hair, and beauty content.  With summer internships right around the corner and interviews for real world jobs looming as well, I thought now would be a good time to delve into the world of office fashion.  
Sarah, a reader, recently emailed me asking about how to style a pencil skirt for her "somewhat casual, somewhat professional workplace full of fashionable co-workers."  She's been lusting after pencil skirts at several stores, but been hesitant to purchase one for fear of looking bad in it and not knowing what to wear with it.