Friday, February 23, 2018

Mori Music Find: Elizabeth Mitchell


Today's mori music find is Elizabeth Mitchell. Mitchell is a folk musician who has worked with the Smithsonian Institute to record her renditions of American folk music. She is best known for her work with children's folk music in particular, but she has also recorded some originals and popular folk music as well. Her music feels almost as if she's singing specifically for you, or as if a loved one were singing lullabies to you. It's super relaxing and absolutely charming!


Have you ever heard of Elizabeth Mitchell? If so, how did you like her music? If not, I hope you enjoy! Happy listening!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Recent Coordinates



Another peek into my closet today! I think I waited a little bit too long to post them this time, so I apologize. This is pretty image heavy. Anyways, as always, you can follow me on instagram to see my outfits when they're posted. Also, almost everything is thrifted. 

I hope you enjoy!






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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

7 Tips for Wearing Mori in the Winter (Video)



Hello my deers!

I uploaded a new video on my youtube channel discussing how to wear mori in the winter. I noticed that a lot of mori folk complain about not being able to wear mori when it's cold outside, and I thought that was such a shame. I know I made a quick post about this in the past, but I thought I'd go more in-depth with this video.

I hope you all enjoy! If you have any other post or video ideas you'd like me to address, I'd love to hear them!



Friday, December 8, 2017

Mori Kei Activities for Winter


Winter has officially made its way to where I live, so it's time for another activities list! I hope you enjoy these ideas, and if you have any of your own please feel free to share!
  • Make seasonal decorations 
You can find some Pinterest ideas here for different wintery themed decorations that you can make that have a very mori kei feel, and make your home feel cozy and festive! (If the links don't work, or you don't want to use Pinterest, some good search terms for ideas are "natural Christmas decoration" or "winter solstice decorations".)
  • Drink a hot cup of tea, cocoa, coffee, or apple cider
There's no better winter activity then cozying up with your favorite warm drink and enjoying a quiet moment by yourself!
  • Play outside in the snow
Get out into nature, bundle up in warm clothes, and have some fun in the snow. You could build a snowman, make a snow angel, have a snowball fight, or simply enjoy a walk through the snow-covered forest.
  • Roast nuts
The internet is full of different recipes on how to roast nuts at home. It's a fun activity to get you into the winter mood when it's too cold to go outside, and you get a delicious treat to eat afterward!
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  • Make paper snowflakes
Paper snowflakes are fun to make, and pretty to look at and display in your home. You can either make them from scratch, and see what lovely designs you can create, or you can search for paper snowflake templates for some wonderful results.

What are some mori-esque winter activities that you enjoy! I'd love to hear about them! (Also, if you've also made a post with mori activities for winter, or any other season, link to it down below! I'd love to check out other peoples ideas for mori themed activities.)

Happy Winter my deers!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mori Music Find: Vashti Bunyan


Today's Mori Music Find is Vashti Bunyan. Vashti is actually quite popular amongst the mori community, so you may have heard of her before. She is an artist with a bit of a cult following, and she is considered the mother of 'freak folk'. Her music was originally unnoticed when published in the 1960s, and was rediscovered in recent years through old records. However, although people began to enjoy her music and sought out her recordings, she herself was unaware of it. When someone made her aware that her music was becoming popular, she was rather surprised! But after finding that out, she began to produce more music and began touring while in her 70s. Her music is soft, relaxing, and pleasant to listen to, and she's definitely one of my favorites.


Have you ever heard of Vashti Bunyan? If so, how did you like her music? If not, I hope you enjoy! Happy listening!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mori Kei Activities for Fall


Occasionally these days I'll see posts on Mori Kei blogs about different activities that fit the mori kei aesthetic, but it's nothing like it used to be. In days past, you could find posts about mori kei activities on every mori blog. I used to really enjoy posts like that, so I thought, why not start my own series with mori activities you can try to get you into the mori aesthetic! I decided to start with activities catered to each season, but I'll also be posting a list of more general activities for all year round soon. Let's start with fall!
  • Take a walk and view the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves.
  • Collect and press any colorful leaves you find.
  • Collect nuts, either for decoration or to eat.
  • Visit a pumpkin patch.
  • Visit an apple orchard.
  • Brew some seasonal teas, or drink a seasonal cup of coffee.
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What are some mori-esque fall activities that you enjoy! I'd love to hear about them! (Also, if you've also made a post with mori activities for fall, or any other season, link to it down below! I'd love to check out other peoples ideas for mori themed activities.)

Happy autumn my deers!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mori Music Finds: Akdong Musician


Today's Mori Music Find is Akdong Musician. Akdong Musician is made up of two siblings from Korea who write their own music. They gained prominence when they won first place on the "Kpop Star 2" tv show. Their music is very happy and very fun to listen to. Their first album is my favorite (and the most mori sounding in my opinion), but all of their music is very well made and I'd highly recommend it.



Have you ever heard of Akdong? If so, how did you like them? If not, I hope you enjoy! Happy listening!