Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR List

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31 Days of Music: Travel Tunes

Road trips are the perfect opportunity to listen to some fun playlists.  In honor of the fact that I’m hanging out with some relatives this weekend for a girls’ trip, I thought I’d share with you a list of songs that are fun to listen to in the car! Drive My Car by the Beatles […]

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31 Days of Music: Classical Favorites

31 Days of Music: Classical Favorites

I don’t know if it’s due to my concert band roots or not, but I love classical music.  Listening to it usually calms me.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces: Holst’s “The Planets” Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto in A Major” (The third movement, “Rhondo”, was one of my favorite high school UIL solos.) Beethoven’s […]

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One Day 2014: An Instagram Photo Challenge

Yesterday, I joined the Hollywood Housewife for a photo challenge called “One Day.”  The premise was basically to document in photos — the mundane, the big, the little, the messy, the “real” from morning to night for one day.  We used the tag #OneDayHH to keep up with everyone’s pictures — I challenge you to go […]

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31 Days of Music: Chicago the Musical

One of the days we were in New York, we had the opportunity to fit a late show into our schedule.  Since we bought tickets at the TKTS booth the day of, we had to choose from several shows that had a later start time.  We chose Chicago.  My husband and I had both seen […]

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31 Days of Music: “The Bird Song”

Since my eldest was little, one of my favorite lullabies to sing to my girls has been “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Sing the Bird Song!”  And more than once, a little girl has been asleep before the song is over.  Here is the one and […]

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Top New Series I Want to Start

Today I’m joining The Broke & the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday series.  Today’s topic?  Top new series I want to start.  Here are some that are on my radar as possible future reads: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann (only after all […]

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31 Days of Music:  In Concert

31 Days of Music: In Concert

Do you enjoy going to music concerts?  We don’t go very often, but I’ve been to a few.  These are the people/bands I’ve seen in concert: Bryan Adams (unplugged — this one was probably my favorite) Chicago Journey Phil Collins REO Speedwagon Selena Gomez/Justin Bieber (Yep.  For the children — It was painful) Styx Now […]

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31 Days of Music: Friend Like Me

We’re back to Broadway today.  As I’ve mentioned before, my girls love to listen to Broadway show tunes in the car.  They’ve recently been hitting “repeat” on this one, from the Broadway version of Aladdin.  When my kids listen to Disney songs, they are amazed that I know all the words.  I spent lots of […]

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31 Days of Music: Praise Team

In the congregation where we are members, my husband and I both serve on the “Praise Team”.  This term probably has different meanings in different churches, so I thought ‘d explain a little bit about what we do.  First and foremost, we are not performers.  We never grace the stage or sing alone.  We take […]

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31 Days of Music: Soundtracks

Do you pay attention to movie soundtracks?  Last night was opening night for us for “Tom Sawyer”.  The music that the sound effects guy used to play as people were walking in was an acoustic version of the “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack.  While I’ll be the first to admit that movie is a […]

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