Archive for the ‘music’ Tag

I’ve got to get better at this posting thing

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 ❤

Wahoo Day 1

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 ❤

100 Days of Music

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 ❤

Insert lines from Annie

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!

New Tune Tuesday

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.

New Tune Tuesday

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”

New Tune Tuesday

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 😉 !

New Tune Tuesday

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Today I’m going to start New Tune Tuesdays where I will feature a new-to-me song and write a little bit about it.

Today’s song is “Our Song” by Matchbox Twenty.

My mom introduced this song to me and I can’t stop listening. It’s catchy, meaningful, and the lyrics are great. I have listened to this too many times to mention and I was reminded by my husband that this is not a new song. I don’t know how I managed to miss this one until now. Either way, I’m glad it has been brought into my music library and I’m going to do that sad thing people do and listen to it on repeat until I’m sick of it… Hopefully that doesn’t happen 🙂

Day 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

This song is a classic in my iTunes library. Without a doubt this song is played at every party I go to (and that’s not just because 9 times out of 10 I’m the one controlling the music). It is a favorite among ALL my friends (yes including my preschool friends; I once spent an entire summer playing this during preschool summer camp and learned how to “shuffle” from a then 6 year old). My best friend’s boyfriend created a dance to this song and sure enough, at my wedding, this was the first song played (after our first dance) and all my college friends gathered around and performed the dance together in front of all my family members and other friends. It was quite hilarious as nobody else knew what was going on, but we didn’t let that stop us.

As the lyrics say… We just wanna see you shake that 🙂

Day 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This song brings back memories to Summer 2012, with one of my best friends in her backyard swimming in her pool, making s’mores by her campfire, driving around in the car, sneaking trips to Target, and staying out very late geocaching and playing on playgrounds all around Howard County. I even remember when she came to Pennsylvania with me for my cousin’s birthday party  that summer and we went to the playground in my grandmother’s neighborhood and fooled around like two little kids.

I am so thankful to have this girl in my life. My family has been friends with her family since she was like 6 months old. You’d never be able to tell she is 5 years younger than me, and some people at our church actually think her last name is the same as my parents’ last name. She is my sister even if we aren’t actually related. This song reminds me of all the memories we have shared, good and bad, and reminds me that sometimes family doesn’t mean you share the same blood.