Monday, September 28th, 2015
Of course I forgot to update yesterday. I had full intentions to, I promise, but life got in the way haha
Day 2 of #100daysofmusic is a song that I caught on the radio yesterday. It’s fairly new and I’ve only heard it a handful of times (mostly because my stations are always set on country but my husband’s is set to top 40 which is where I heard it).
There’s something about Shawn Mendes’s voice that is different than the “typical teenage boy pop singer” voice that is all over the radio (i.e. Justin Bieber, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer etc…) and I like it. I don’t know if I’ve heard any of his other music, but now that I’m starting to fall in love with Stitches I have put him on my list of artists to investigate.
Happy listening ❤
Saturday, September 26th, 2015
I didn’t completely forget!
Day 1 of my 100 Days of Music has begun 🙂
I have been obsessed with this song for a little while now…
THE TRUMPET SOLO MAKES MY HEART MELT. I’m in love with it.
I can’t say enough about the trumpet solo
The beat is awesome and the lyrics are catchy. I wish it was a little bit longer!!
Well that’s my day one, happy listening ❤
Thursday, September 24th, 2015
So I read this thing about the 100 happy days challenge (found here: http://100happydays.com ) and I thought it was such a cool idea. However, I wanted to put a musical spin on it, without the pictures. So I’m going to do my own version! #100daysofmusic 🙂
Since I needed a way to resurrect my wonderful blog, I decided I’ll post a song every day for 100 days… either a throwback, brand new, or just current obsession!
I’ll start tomorrow ❤
Monday, March 10th, 2014
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya! Tomorrow! You’re only a day away!
Tomorrow I’m going on a nice journey back to MD for awhile. Hopefully being around family and friends will inspire more blog posts, since I have been severely lacking in topics to write about.
Of course I probably overpacked… but I think two suitcases (one clothes and one shoes) isn’t so bad. I’m itching to get back to HoCo:) I’m going to see THREE spring musicals while I’m home and I’m so excited to bring that part of music back into my life. Of course this trip brings a plethora of sorority get-togethers. I’ll hopefully have lots of pictures and I’ll share some of them here.
Wish me luck on my long drive!
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
This week on New Tune Tuesday I am featuring a country song about doing your own thing and not caring about other people’s judgements. I really think this song needs to be heard by all. This is one of those songs people should take to heart and apply to their every day activities. I know I’m quick to say that and unfortunately most of the time I don’t take my own advice. This song really opened my eyes up to being myself and to work on building my self confidence and I hope it helps someone out there too.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Today is a throwback to my 21st birthday where I got to feed giraffes on a “safari” through Busch Gardens. It is hands down the coolest thing I’ve ever done. I don’t think anybody shows more restraint than when they feed their favorite wild animal and DON’T attempt to take it home with them. I wish there hadn’t been anyone else on the safari with us so we could have fed the giraffes for as long as possible!
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Today’s song is not an upbeat bass-filled musical number that I usually play. This is one of those songs I belt out over and over again just to warm up my voice and strengthen my singing. I love the lyrics. They remind me that yes, I am only human and I can’t be everything for everyone else.
“Cause I’m only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I’m only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
Cause I’m only human”
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Today I want to throwback it to 2011 with this fun bonfire pic. My parents went away that weekend for their anniversary so I had a few of my sisters over for a night and we built a bonfire in my backyard. We had our trusty fireman with us (my friend’s boyfriend) so we figured nothing could go wrong. We sat around on blankets drinking, listening to music, and just enjoying the cold November night with each other. It was one of those nights you can’t forget but could never repeat. Sure you could have other bonfires, but that night with those specific people could never be duplicated. The magic of that night was amazing and full of memories. Especially the part where a raccoon came out of the woods in my backyard and scared us all to death 🙂
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Today’s New Tune Tuesday is a remix from Caked Up that I found on SoundCloud. If you don’t know what SoundCloud is then go look it up right now, it will change your life. I have a thing for good remixes and mashups and I have found SO MANY great songs from SoundCloud. Add to the fact that making an account is free, you can download the app and listen to all the same music on your phone for free, and you can make playlists to organize the songs you like the most. It’s just fantastic! (No, nobody is paying me to say all this haha.)
Anyway, back to the song. My husband introduced this one to me and I just can’t stop listening. The beat is incredible. This of course lead me to investigate Caked Up on SoundCloud and I was pleasantly surprised to find more remixes that I love. I even liked the one with Wrecking Ball which surprised me the most considering I can’t stand the original song. I’m so excited I can listen to this right on my phone from the app and it will definitely be a song I blast LOUDLY with the windows down during my road trip to MD next month as well as playing this at pre-gaming evenings with my friends back up at school 😉 !
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Ever since I moved to Florida I have been learning all about long distance friendships. I’m used to the long distance relationships with date night Skype dates and cutsey love posts on social media to let your significant other know you’re thinking about them, but this is my first real struggle to learn the ins and outs of keeping up strong friendships despite the distance. I heard that quote “when things get tough you learn who your real friends are” constantly growing up but I never thought I would be the one saying that eventually. Because being down here in Florida really has taught me who my “real friends” are. The people who text me from time to time asking how I’m doing, send me loving Snapchats with capital letter messages of “I MISS YOU!” or “I WISH YOU WERE HERE”, the Facebook messages asking when I’m coming home to visit next… It may sound like stupid things but to someone who goes from living in a place surrounded by these people daily to all of a sudden living in a place with nobody you know, these things mean a lot. Yes, life does go on, and people do continue their lives without you. Of course I don’t expect the whole world to pause in Maryland because I am gone. Of course I don’t expect to hear from people daily. The whole dynamic of my friendships had to change and we are learning how to adapt to this long distance.
I guess over all I’m just surprised as to who has been keeping in touch with me and who hasn’t. People who I would never go more than 24 hours without talking to have disappeared and people who I hung out with sparingly but still considered friends surprise me with their messages. I am thankful for these people because they have been helping me heal, so to speak, from the end of deep friendships that I thought would last the distance.
And you may be wanting to tell me “don’t forget friendship goes both ways”. Yes I do understand that. Don’t think I haven’t tried. Sending texts with “hope you’re having a great day! love you <3”, “Good luck with school this week, you’re a fantastic person”, or Facebook posts with cute pictures or links to fun websites also with a “This makes me miss you more! Can’t wait to see you whenever I come home” get old after awhile when they don’t get answered or just get a quick “like” and then are passed over. I think what hurts the most is when you can see (from all of today’s social media) that not only are you being ignored but you are also being slowly replaced.
I guess today I just needed to vent one of the small struggles of being a military wife and being far away from home.