25 Songs Perfect for the Summer

25 Songs Perfect for the Summer

Each new season brings a new playlist

As them seasons change, so do the playlists. Now that it's summer time, that means that I have updated my playlist to include songs that I can listen to while relaxing on a hammock and reading a book. Just as the sky seems to be a lighter shade of blue in the summer, I think that my music tends to be a little lighter as well, including more acoustic styled music with a lighter feel and music that reminds me of the feeling that I get when I put my feet in the hot sand on the water's edge. Living on the Eastern Shore, so close to the beach has had a great impact on the types of playlists that I make when the seasons change. Summer time is my favorite season for throwbacks and pop music, which seems to be a big contrast to my winter playlist!

1. Shake It by Metro Station.

2. Astrovan by Mt. Joy.

3. Jealous Guy by Hurray for the Riff Raff.

4. Gold in the Air by Jesse Woods.

5. Thunder by Imagine Dragons.

6. Hard Times by Paramore.

7. Dancing Queen by ABBA.

8. The Lime Tree by Trevor Hall.

9. Pleaser by The Wallows.

10. Last of the American Girls by Green Day.

11. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

12. What I Got (Reprise) by Sublime.

13. Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift (Feat. The Civil Wars).

14. Never Feel Alone by The Dangerous Summer.

15. Hold on Loosely by .38 Special.

16. Buttons by The Weeks.

17. Old School Love (Feat. Ed Sheeran) by Lupe Fiasco.

18. Fake You Out by Twenty One Pilots.

19. She Talks to Angels by The Black Crowes.

20. The Night We Met by Lord Huron.

21. The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem.

22. Into Your Arms by The Maine.

23. Some Kind of Drug (Feat. Marc E Bassy) by G-Eazy.

24. Personality (Feat. T Pain) by Lil Dicky.

25. Dammit by Blink-182.

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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