Category: music

Voices

I’ve been sucked in to this season’s The Voice. Why I haven’t been watching this show before, I have no idea. I am watching DVR’d episodes of the live shows and I’m blown away by a few of the performances. The Voice trumps American Idol for sure. Here are two songs that I heard because of The Voice that I think are incredible.

 

I Do

How amazing is this song?!

KOL

It’s public knowledge that Caleb and the other Kings fight. You may remember this article. Alcohol obviously plays a big part in their lives. I think there are a few songs on their newest album geared towards recovery..

Wait for Me

Beautiful War

Work on Me

Tonight

Those are just a few of my favorites. Try this link to hear all songs off Mechanical Bull. The past 3 CDs including this one, I have really liked every song on the album. I think that’s rare, which is why I’m such a huge fan. Can’t wait to see them in Feb!

Gorilla

lovvvvve this song! Just watched the video to post it, whhhow. hot!

 

 

If You Really Knew Me

Last weekend I went shopping with my bestie to buy myself a 30th birthday present. Our last stop was the Michael Kors store where I found two bags that I liked. The bags were the same color, the same price, only the detailing was different. I couldn’t figure out which bag I liked more. One bag had 3 compartments with a zipper in the middle, separating the two sides. The other bag was a little smaller but had a cute tassel on the handle. I’m such an organized freak that I loved the bigger bag with the three compartments, but I really loved the smaller bag with the tassel too.

I asked Ashley for her opinion and she liked the smaller bag with the tassel. She thought the bigger bag was a little plain. So I’m standing there in front of the mirror with a bag on each arm trying to figure out which bag I like the best, when the sales lady comes over to help me. She asked if I was trying to decide which bag I liked and I told her I was. Another customer walked by and she told me she liked the bigger bag with the compartments the best. The sales lady, who looks to be around 24 tells me that she also likes the bigger bag. I call Ashley over and tell her that they both like the bigger bag. She reminds me that I’ll be the one carrying it so I should get whatever bag I like the best.

With Ashely and the sales lady standing there, waiting for me to just pick a bag already!, the sales lady says that I seem pretty conservative, so she would go with the bigger bag. Ashley dies laughing and says, “seems conservative, if you only knew her!” and walks off. The sales lady gives me a questioning look and I tell her that yes, while I appear to be conservative, if she knew my personality she would know that, in fact, I am not in a lot of ways. To that she responded with, “Well what ever you’re doing, keep doing it because it’s working for you!”. haha Love her!

I get told that all the time. I get some version of conservative, quiet, sweet, innocent.. Is it because I have a baby face and look like I’m 23? If you really knew me, you’d know that I am not quiet, I am not that conservative, and I am definitely not that innocent. Not at 29 years old. I like to call it being a realist.

Like Luda says, we want a lady in the streets but a freak in the bed. 😉

Songs That Defined The 90s

My favorite morning radio station talked about this list and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This list makes my heart happy. I’m off to download some of these songs!

 

66. Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”
65. Santana featuring Rob Thomas – “Smooth”
64. Eminem – “My Name Is”

63. Shania Twain – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman”
62. Blink 182 – “What’s Name Again?”
61. Limp Bizkit – “Nookie”
60. Smash Mouth – “All Star”
59. Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca”
58. Fatboy Slim – “Praise You”
57. Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”
56. Britney Spears – “…Baby One More Time”
55. Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

54. Brandy & Monica – “The Boy Is Mine”
53. Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”
52. Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans & 112 – “I’ll Be Missing You”
51. Celine Dion – “My Heart Will Go On”
50. Chumbawamba – “Tubthumping”
49. Third Eye Blind – “Semi-Charmed Life”

48. Radio Head – “Paranoid Android”
47. Sublime – “What I Got”
46. Fiona Apple – “Criminal”

45. Hanson – “MMMBop”
44. Spice Girls – “Wannabe”

43. Underworld – “Born Slippy NUXX”
42. R. Kelly – “I Believe I Can Fly”
41. Ginuwine – “Pony”
40. Alanis Morisette – “Ironic”

39. The Prodigy – “Firestarter”
38. Marilyn Manson – “The Beautiful People”
37. Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise”

36. Pulp – “Common People”
35. Oasis – “Wonderwall”

34. TLC – “Waterfalls”

33. The Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
32. 2pac – “California Love”
31. Dave Matthews Band – “Ants Marching”
30. No Doubt – “Just A Girl”

29. Björk – “It’s Oh So Quiet”
28. Hootie and the Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”

27. Sonic Youth – “Bull in the Heather”
26. Nine Inch Nails – “Closer”
25. Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
24. Weezer – “Say It Ain’t So”
23. Green Day – “Basket Case”
22. Lisa Loeb and Nine Stores – “Stay (I Missed You)”
21. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
20. Pavement – “Cut Your Hair”
19. Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
18. Mariah Carey – “Dreamlover”
17. Ace of Base – “The Sign”

16. Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”
15. Liz Phair – “F**k and Run”
14. Spin Doctors – “Two Princes”
13. Beck – “Loser”
12. Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”
10. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

9. Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
8. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
7. R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
6. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
5. Boyz II Men – “Motownphilly”

4. C&C Music Factory – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
3. Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”

2. Madonna – “Vogue”

1. MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”

25 Songs You Can’t Help But Sing Along To

I came across this article on Buzzfeed and I found myself singing along to all of the songs so I thought I’d share. The videos are on the page if heaven forbid, you don’t know any of the songs listed.

25 Songs You Can’t Help But Sing Along To

  1. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  3. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  4. Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  5. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
  6. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynyrd
  7. Beat It – Michael Jackson
  8. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
  9. Hey Jude – The Beatles
  10. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  11. What is Love – Haddaway
  12. Single Ladies – Beyonce
  13. Wonderwall – Oasis
  14. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  15. You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift (I totally don’t agree with this pick!)
  16. All The Small Things – Blink 182
  17. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song – Will Smith
  18. Ignition (remix) – R. Kelly
  19. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
  20. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  21. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  22. We Will Rock You – Queen
  23. I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
  24. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  25. All Star – Smashmouth

Do you think they left any off? Would you take any off this list?

New Music

I have some new songs that I wanted to share with you guys! I love these songs!

I just like the song. The video? Dumb. Mariah stop trying SO hard to be sexy.

“what rhymes with hug me”

ha! I just found this video. nice song.

and one more.. it’s not new but mannnnn I want to move like Ciara

Who??

On the way to the beach with my bestie, we listened to songs on my iPhone. Of course there were goodies from back in ’03. Wow, do I feel old typing that or what! I started noticing a theme in rap songs. Sometimes peoples names are mentioned and I have no clue who they are. This goes for songs ‘back in the day’ and songs out currently.

Here are some people that I have no idea who they are:

  • Billy Ocean
  • Bruce Bruce
  • Nia Long
  • Mike Jones
  • Lisa Ray

One of my friends brothers thought I said my dog’s name was Billy instead of Bentley about a year ago. We thought it was pretty funny so at times I will call him Billy. If he’s not listening to me, I will call his name. If he looks at me but doesn’t do what I ask, I will call him Billy and guess what! HE DOES WHAT I ASKED! It’s kinda crazy.

After our beach trip I decided to start calling him Billy Ocean. Just because, I mean, that’s funny. My bestie is getting a dog for her son and I begged her to name it Bruce Bruce or Mike Jones. She died laughing and she agreed to name him Bruce Bruce! hahaha YESSSSS!

 

Here are a few pics from the beach trip. The company I work for was nice enough to let us use their beach condo!

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Clarkson

I stumbled across a Kelly Clarkson article I wanted to share. In honor of her birthday yesterday, and because I adore her and her music..

Kelly Clarkson’s Birthday: 10 Reasons Our Lives Would Suck Without the Singer

 

  • She’s obsessed with Adele, too!

    Let’s face it, we all want to be BFF’s with the “Rolling in the Deep” singer. While some celebs might play down their love of Adele, Kelly isn’t afraid to hide it. “I want to stalk Adele so she’ll sing with me,” Kelly told AOL Music. “I love her voice and I really want to sing with her. She knows that. We were on ‘Divas’ together and I cornered her in her room and said, ‘I really want to sing with you!'”

  • She makes us feel better about our questionable fashion choices

    Kelly isn’t afraid to embrace those sweatpants-only kind of days. She even performs barefoot during long performances, telling MTV, “People aren’t coming to see my footwear.”

  • She stands up for what she believes in …

    … even when it upsets her fans. Kelly recently rocked an equality sign on her wrist in support of gay rights, risking backlash from some of her conservative fans.

  • She proved that you can sing live at the Inauguration — and own it

    “Beyonce-gate” became a trending topic after evidence surfaced that the singer lip synced her performance of the National Anthem at Barack Obama’s Inauguration in January. Kelly, however, showed Beyonce how it’s done by singing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” … without backup.

  • She’s giving back to other reality stars

    Kelly’s “American Idol” win catapulted her to fame, and the singer wants to help others reach the same success. Case in point? She served as Blake Shelton’s guest mentor on “The Voice.”

  • She showed us how to get ‘in’ with the in-laws

    Kelly’s got a great relationship with her fiance’s stepmother — and country royalty — Reba McIntire! “Thrilled to death, thrilled to death,” Reba told E! Online, “To have my buddy as my daughter-in-law, I mean, who could ask for more?”

  • She’s spreading the love

    When Kelly won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal album at the 2013 Grammys, she charmed viewers with her adorable acceptance speech, which included a shoutout to her honey. “Thank you so much [to] my fiance who is sexy tonight, y’all,” she said.

  • She one of the sweetest celebs to her fans

    Kelly keeps in touch with her fans, letting them request songs for her concerts. She even donned a gray hoodie for her cover of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself. (And nailed it!)

  • She knows how to share the spotlight

    We’ve all angstily sang along to Jewel’s hit “Foolish Games,” but dueting with the star? Just another collaboration for Kelly, who toned down her powerhouse vocals to suit the melancholy song.

 

10 Fun Facts About Kelly Clarkson

  • She Thinks Her Small Chest Size Is a Blessing in Disguise

    “I realize God didn’t give me boobs because if I had them, I’d show them off. I’d be a slut,” Kelly joked behind the scenes during the 2011 filming of her VH1 “Unplugged” set.

  • Her Favorite Party Ever Was a ‘White Trash’-Themed Bash

    “I’m totally the dress-up queen. I go crazy. I do stupid stuff. I throw fun parties,” Kelly told AOL Music. “My best party was a ‘White Trash Party’ with dead animals on the walls and everyone’s version of white trash … I’m totally that fun girl.”

  • She’s a Spanx Super Fan

    Kelly has reluctantly admitted to constricting her curves by squeezing into not one, but two pairs of Spanx at once!

  • Kelly Has 13 Tattoos to Date

    In November 2011, Kelly announced she was getting inked for the 13th time! The singer loves her body art. “I’m completely addicted, I know,” she confessed via Twitter.

  • She’s Greek … And Drinks Olive Oil

    Kelly’s mother Jeanne Rose is Greek, making Kelly half. The chanteuse even drank the country’s culinary claim to fame, olive oil, before hitting the “American Idol” stage to soothe her strained vocal cords.

  • She’s an Odd Jobs Extraordinaire

    Clarkson worked as a cocktail waitress, a telemarketer, at a movie theater, a zoo, and in a drugstore before trying her luck on the “American Idol” stage.

  • Her Very First “American Idol” Audition Song Was …

    During the inaugural season of “American Idol,” Kelly wowed at her very first audition with a cover of Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”

  • The First CDs She Ever Bought Were …

    … Reba McEntire, Boyz II Men and Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. Girl’s got eclectic tastes!

  • Annie Lennox Is Her Not-So-American Idol

    “When I first saw her in London, she was so captivating,” Kelly told AOL Music of the Scottish singer-songwriter. “She had a mike stand and a screen with water drops going behind her. How in the world did she completely kill that performance with just that? That was just so amazing to me. I just thought, how awesome that would be, just to one day completely captivate an audience like that? Instead of going to your audience, you’re bringing them into your performance. It sounds cheesy and artsy but it’s a goal of mine. I haven’t yet, but hopefully, one day I will.” via

 

Kid Covers Bruno Mars’ Grenade

So cute!!

Current Favs

Her voice is amazing. I hear a little Celine Dion in her voice.

Another version without most of the music. Her voice gives me chills!!! This song makes me so happy!

 

Love the rawness of this video and song. love this lyric, “the reason I hold on, is I need this hole gone.. funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving” Props to Rih for showing a raw side.

Of course this song. I’m sure you’re tired of seeing me post about it. Timberlake serenaded Jessica Biel down the isle to it. “It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her,” says Timberlake. If you recall Timberlake and Biel broke up for a brief period of time… Love that he dedicated the video to his grandparents.

Cause I don’t wanna lose you now I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me The vacancy that sat in my heart Is a space that now you hold Show me how to fight for now And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy Comin’ back into you once I figured it out You were right here all along It’s like you’re my mirror My mirror staring back at me I couldn’t get any bigger With anyone else beside me And now it’s clear as this promise That we’re making Two reflections into one Cause it’s like you’re my mirror My mirror staring back at me”

“Baby, you’re the inspiration of this precious song And I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on So now I say goodbye to the old me, it’s already gone And I can’t wait wait wait wait wait to get you home”

 

Finally we have Queen of the breakup songs. Excited to see her in concert in September!!

“Mr. Play Your Games Only got yourself to blame When you want me back again But I ain’t falling back again ‘Cause I’m living my truth without your lies Let’s be clear baby, this is goodbye I ain’t comin’ back tomorrow”

“So what you’ve got the world at your feet And you know everything about everything But you don’t”

JT

I know I’ve already posted the JT song Mirrors butttttt I just saw the one where he performed it on SNL. This is going to sound so cheesy, but this song makes me hopeful, again, that I will find my mirror. See what I did there?

UH JT still has it goin on. Those moves! That voice! Jess Biel is one lucky lady! Not joking, I’d love to be her for 30 minutes. He could just sing to me. ha!

[Verse 1]
Aren’t you somethin’ to admire
Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror

And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine

If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always
Parallel on the other side

[Bridge]
Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’m here tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

[Chorus]
Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making
Two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror

My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

[Verse 2]
Aren’t you somethin’, an original
Cause it doesn’t seem really as simple
And I can’t help but stare, cause
I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I
Would look at us all the time

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

[Break]
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery

I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

[Chorus]

You are, you are the love of my life

[Verse 3]
Baby, you’re the inspiration of this precious song
And I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on
So now I say goodbye to the old me, it’s already gone
And I can’t wait wait wait wait wait to get you home
Just to let you know, you are

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Girl you’re my reflection, all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do

You’re my reflection and all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do

[Chorus]

I also found a Part 1 and Part 2 of him on The Jonathan Ross Show. He is so funny and I missed the memo that he was the voice of Boo Boo?!

Part 2

Feeling 32 and Poppin Rings

Parody of Taylor Swift’s Feeling 22. SO true!

 

 

Cute!

Mirrors

I’ve been a JT fan since N*SYNC. Hard core N*SYNC fan at that. My high school BFF and I would play their cds on repeat and then play it one more time, just because. It’s a wonder we didn’t have a dance to each song. Whenever we spent the night at the other’s house we would even fall asleep to their cds. JT is one talented man. He’s funny, hot, and ….what else is there? HA! Naturally I downloaded his new CD. Mirrors might be my new favorite song. I haven’t listened to it all the way through yet, but I love it. Pretty sure he wrote it for Ms. Beil. awwwwww

 

Lyrics

Some of my favorite lyrics..

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a wide heart

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one of the reasons I will always have a place for DMB in my heart. Such sweet/sexy lyrics.

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how many times have I wanted to say this?

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cause perfect, didnt feel so perfect

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Call your girlfriend (how crazy talented are they?!)

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and all the roads we have to walk are winding, and all the lights that lead us there are blinding

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have you ever had a talk with someone and you knew where it was headed before they opened their mouth? BTW forgot how much I loved ND back in the day till I watched this video again.

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Off in the night while you live it up, I’m off to sleep..

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always looking down at all I see

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story of my life.

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I’ll never love again

Bey

After being deathly ill sick, I don’t really have any Friday Funnies this week. So, let’s just talk about how amazing Beyonce was at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

First of all, did you watch it?! Bey has some insane dance moves. Girl was werking. it. She worked it so hard, I found an article on Bleacher Report that ranked her #3 in the top 5 for best SBHS.

Here is a list of top 13 best moments from the SBHS that E! made. Did anyone else just die over her outfit? I loved it! I can haz one? People even said that it more than lived up to all the hype. Wow. Of course, there are always the haters. Haters gonna hate..

Here are some pictures if you missed it. via My personal favorites were when she pointed to her ring (pic below), and obviously when DC came out. So excited about that!

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Super Bowl Football 2

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Celeb Dreaming

If you follow my blog, you know that I believe {most} dreams mean something. If you are dealing with things in your work or personal life, I believe that they come out in your subconscious. The other night I had some random things going on. I walked into a Kardashian store and before diving into the clothes, I turned my attention to the left and saw a big pool with a piano in the middle. Guess who was playing! Sir Elton John, whom I’ve actually met. Next thing I know, I’m sitting beside him playing along with him. After that all I remember was bar hopping with my friend Laura…

Me, Elton and Sara

 

Piano

 

To dream that you are playing a piano indicates a quest for harmony in your life. Consider where the piano is placed as a clue as to what aspect of your life needs accordance. If no sound is coming out of the piano, then it implies a lack of confidence. You are not sure about how to express yourself and how to voice your beliefs.

 

To dream that you hear the sound of a piano suggests harmony in your life. You are pleased with the way your life is going.

 

 

Celebrities

 

To see a celebrity in your dream represents your beliefs and understanding about him or her. Consider what the celebrity is famous or known for and how you relate to that quality. Something in you waking life has triggered these similar beliefs and feelings. It is not uncommon that your obsession with a certain celebrity may carry over onto your dream world. Celebrities are often seen as heroes and all that is mighty. Also consider any puns within the name.

 

To dream that you are good friends with a celebrity represents your idealized version of someone you know in your life. Perhaps you hope that a real-life friend can act more like a particular celebrity. Consider the qualities that you see in this celebrity and how you want your friends to have those qualities. Alternatively, the dream may be trying to compensate for your own lack of self-confidence. You want to escape from your own reality and live the high life. You want to fit in.

 

Water

 

To see water in your dream symbolizes your subconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment.

 

To see calm, clear water in your dream means that you are in tune with your spirituality. It denotes serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation.

 

To dream that you are walking on water indicates that you have total control over your emotions. It also suggests that you need to “stay on top” of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of faith in yourself.

 

Pool

 

To see a pool of water in your dream indicates that you need to acknowledge and understand your feelings. It is time to dive in and deal with those emotions. Alternatively, a pool indicates your desire to be cleansed. You need to wash away the past.

 

Staircase {the Kardashian store had winding staircases all in it}

 

To see a staircase in your dream symbolizes change and transformation.

 

Stairs

 

To dream that you are walking up a flight of stairs indicate that you are achieving a higher level of understanding. You are making progress into your spiritual, emotional or material journey. The dream is also analogous to material and thoughts that are coming to the surface.

 

To dream that you are walking down a flight of stairs represents your repressed thoughts. You are regressing back into your subconscious. It also refers to the setbacks that you are experiencing in your life. If you are afraid of going down the stairs, then it means that you are afraid to confront your repressed emotions and thoughts. Is there something from your past that you are not acknowledging?

 

To dream that you slip or trip on the stairs signify your lack of self confidence or conviction in the pursuit of some endeavor. If you slip going up the stairs, then it means that you are moving too fast toward attaining your goals. If you slip going down the stairs, then it suggests that you are moving too quickly in delving into your subconscious. You may not be quite ready to confront your subconscious or repressed thoughts.

 

To see spiral or winding stairs signify growth and/or rebirth.

Girl Talk

I have more new music! Well, newish I guess. Girl Talk is a musician that specializes in mashups and digital sampling. Basically he put out albums featuring songs by other musicians tied together. AKA, a DJ. I’ve heard of him over the years but I really never paid too much attention until I was at the pool one day and a friend of mine was playing his music. I kept telling one of my friends that it was like we were at a club. Check him out on facebook here or listen to him on YouTube here. I have only listened to his All Day album, but I love it! I have posted two songs below. Enjoy!

New Music

I found this guy on Megan’s blog. Love his voice. It reminds me of a cross between Jack Johnson and someone else that I can’t put my finger on.

If you know me IRL you know I am a huge KOL fan. Huge. The bassist from KOL, Jared Followill and frontman Nick Brown from Mona, make up Smoke & Jackal. The band’s debut EP, EP1, is out October 16. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. When I listened to it I was half asleep.

The Kind of Love I Want

Last Friday I watched Oprah’s Next Chapter interview with Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher. I’ve always been a fan of Carrie’s, but even more so now. She and her husband have something special. Something I want. Something I’ve never had. Something I know I deserve.

Here is the first part..

Fall Fitness: When the Bikinis Are Put Away

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet Sarah while she was in town. She is such an awesome person that I asked her to guest post for me a few days ago. Here is what she came up with.

 

Hey there Life in Heels readers! I’m Sarah and I blog over at Simply Sarah. Let me start off by saying that in exactly 1 month, V and I will be reunited once again! Ahh I cannot wait!!! 🙂


This girl is awesome. Seriouslyyyy! She sends me random pictures on my way to work. {most of which are in reference to the IQ of said mr. lochte} Anyway, when she asked me to take over for her today, I was thrilled to do so!

Fitness is a good part of my life and today I wanted to talk about staying fit throughout fall.

Let me be totally honest for a sec. I had a love/hate relationship with the Olympics this year. Up until 3 weeks ago, I was in the gym every morning at 5am. I was eating pretty healthy and was feeling good about myself. Cue Olympics. Staying up til 1am almost every night does not make it easy possible to get up in the morning. Sooooo workouts took a hit…..and I just started back up in the gym yesterday. I’ve got 2 weeks until I have to bare it all in a bikini for a bachelorette party so it’s crunch time…literally!

After Labor Day weekend, I will officially be in fall mode. What does that mean, exactly and how does that even relate to working out? Well friends, let me just tell you.

helloooo things that are going to try and make me fat. So how do you stay motivated when the bikinis get put away and the comfy sweaters come out?
Well first, you can scroll down the fitness page on Pinterest and see things like this:

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Motivated yet?

Then it’s time to get some cute workout clothes. I mean, if it helps, it helps…. 😉

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Get yourself some good music. My top 5 songs to workout to are:

1. On to the Next One- Jay Z
2. Scream- Usher
3. The Fighter- Gym Class Heros
4. Learn to Fly- Foo Fighters 
5. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites- Skrillex

Figure out ways to make your favorite treats a bit healthier. I love cooking and I really love finding ways to make what I love a little better. Even if it’s just switching out white flour for whole wheat flour it makes yourtreat justifiable 😉 And it’s totally fine to indulge in those pumpkin spice lattes or pastries… gosh knows I’ll definitely be doing so! Just make sure not to make those a daily occurrence.

Well girls, that’s all I’ve got! Thanks for having me and thanks again V for letting me take over!! xoxo.

Apologies

Such a great song.