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...]

music monday: neulore

neulore-animal evolve

I was a project rockstar this weekend! Do you ever have those? Where you just crush it! I started, worked on and finished so many projects, including a new desk, a couple new concrete projects, some seasonal stuff AND I painted my kitchen! And we even had time to watch one of our favorite bad Halloween movies- Van Helsing. It was like I had the power of time control or something. Well, needless to say, I have an extra side of awesome sauce … [Read more...]

music monday: tony & gaga

cheek to cheek

Yes, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Now if, like me, you're doing an over-the-top eye roll at first hearing this, hold off a minute. From someone who is not a fan of Lady Gaga's pop "music", I was completely blown away by how amazing this album is and, most surprising, how incredible Lady Gaga is. Seriously, she needs to become a full-time jazz singer. Their new album Cheek To Cheek is utterly fantastic! Everything you want a jazz album to be. You … [Read more...]

music monday: postmodern jukebox

historical misappropriation

I just recently discovered Postmodern Jukebox and I now wonder how I've made it this long without knowing about this band. Seriously, these ladies & gents are absolutely amazing! This is the kind of music that transports me to another time & makes me want to spend my friday nights in a swanky speakeasy. Postmodern Jukebox does rock & pop covers in the style of jazz, swing & ragtime. Just take a listen to their rendition of Sweet … [Read more...]

music monday: songs of innocence

u2 songs of innocence

You've probably already heard, but in case you haven't, U2 has a new album out and it's free! For everyone! All you have to do is go to the purchased screen in your iTunes and stream or download the album. It's just sitting there waiting for you. Not only is it free, but it is amazing! Songs of Innocence has a real classic U2 sound to it, reminds me of a lot of their older stuff that I love so much. Do your ears a favor. Get on your iTunes and … [Read more...]