music monday: the hot sardines

the hot sardines

So you know when you discover something and wonder how you ever made it this far in your life without it? The Hot Sardines are like that. To say that these guys are amazing doesn't even begin to cover it. This is the kind of early jazz that transports you to another time. And it's fabulous. Their rendition of Bei Mir Bust Du Schoen is the best I've ever heard. See for yourself. Youtube wouldn't allow me to embed the video so just click on over … [Read more...]

music monday: meant to be

jj heller

JJ Heller is having an incredible year! And it's only February. Last week she released her new single just in time for Valentine's Day. It's titled Meant To Be and is delightfully honest and refreshing. JJ was featured on Music Monday last month as well. If you haven't heard her New Year's song called This Year, check it out. You can listen to the full song here, but please support talented artists like JJ and go buy the single in … [Read more...]

music monday: new 52

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Happy 2015! Do you get completely obsessed with songs and listen to them non-stop for days on end? Yeah, me too. In January of last year, I was chatting with my bestie about music and jokingly said that the song of the week was (my current song obsession). She suggested that I do that every week of the year. So that's what I did. Such a brilliant idea. And I call it New 52. It is honestly one of the best playlists I've ever created. Which, to be … [Read more...]

music monday: this year

this year

Happy New Year! If you haven't ever listened to JJ Heller you need to. Her voice is so fresh and lovely. She just wrote a new song about the new year called This Year. She uploaded the video to YouTube and it has gone viral. For good reason, it is such a fantastic song with brilliant lyrics. She said she'll be recording the song and putting it onto iTunes very soon. I will be purchasing. Have a listen.   Until next time.... … [Read more...]

music monday: hgtv + noisetrade

HGTV ultimate holiday soundtrack

Your holiday music collection cannot possibly continue on without adding this album to it. Seriously. And guess what? It's free! If you haven't experienced NoiseTrade yet, you need to check it out. Tons of music. Totally legal. Totally free. And this album is one of the best holiday albums I have in my collection...and that is saying something. You can put it on for any holiday occasion. You. Will. Love. It.  Happy Holiday … [Read more...]

music monday: pentatonix


Hello! Did you all have an amazing Thanksgiving? I sure hope so. Mine was absolutely wonderful. I am so blessed to have such incredible family in my life and it feels like home when I get to spend time with them. I never want to leave. Pentatonix. These guys are seriously amazing. And this Christmas album is stellar. Yes, I just said stellar. If you're looking for some uniquely familiar holiday sounds then this album is a must. Their rendition … [Read more...]

a few christmas things

paperwhites & amaryllis

Let's talk Christmas for a minute. I love Christmas. And everything that goes with it. I know I'm not the only one who has a mile long list of fun holiday things I want to do in the next six weeks. Everything from baking goodies to Christmas projects to throwing parties to seeing the lights to spending time with loved ones to just sitting and enjoying my tree, I could on and on. And the truth is, I never get to everything on my list. There simply … [Read more...]

music monday: oh honey

oh honey

Oh Honey. These two are so refreshing and lovely, you can't help but push repeat while listening to their music. Both of these EPs are so fantastic. Just buy them. Do it. If you don't like them I'll reimburse you for the money you spent. And then we'll need to have a long chat over chips and salsa.      Happy Listening!   Until next time.... … [Read more...]