Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Music, New Season

Today is officially the first day of spring, and I have started to look for new music for the season. Spring, to me, is all about freedom and air and breath and change. It's about blooming and growing. Personally, I think the music I listen to should reflect that. Spring is of a pretty happy refrain. In the past few weeks I've been listening a lot of music and I'm happy to say that I've gotten a pretty decent start on my Spring playlist. So, I'm going to share just a few of the selections I've made so far.

Jason Mraz - The Freedom Song [soon to be on his new album LOVE is a four letter word]
Zac Brown Band - No Hurry [You Get What You Give]
Karmin (Billboard Exclusive Cover) - Pumped Up Kicks [Originally by Foster the People]
Rascal Flatts - Banjo [New Single!]

"and the joy it brings, makes me feel good"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dr. Seuss(day) Tuesday

In honor of the recent box office success of the new movie, "The Lorax", I thought I'd share this list of quotes I found on pintrest. These 30 quotes are unforgettable and extremely important. Each one embodies a different lesson and is a nice reminder of not only childhood, but also how simple life lessons can be. They got me thinking and made me smile, I hope they have a similar effect on you!

Photo credit to MAMIVERSE.com

Monday, March 5, 2012

Music Monday: Country Time

I was lucky enough to grow up in a house that was diverse in musical taste. My mom introduced me to a lot of disco and pop music, while my dad is the reason I fell in love with country and more acoustic music. Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite (new) country songs. There are plenty of people who claim that country now-a-days isn't "real" country. I tend to disagree. There are artists that are not my taste, but I do love a lot of this newer age country music. You be the judge!

After picking these videos I realized I have a lot of favorites, so I'll be doing another country day real soon!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sayings For A Sunday

March has officially arrived. February was one of the busiest months of my life, but it was a month of constant growth and learning. Hopefully, I'll have a little more time to post things now! 

The past few days have been extremely grounding for me. I'm grateful for every experience, good or bad...I have to be. With gratitude, it's simple to discover that there are more good things happening than you realized. So, that's what my "theme" is for today I guess. Here are a few quotes and things I've received or found lately (on Tumblr and/or Pintrest) that I think can be extremely helpful when it's hard to find a light in the dark.

"Frustration comes from focusing on what you cannot control. Achievement, on the other hand, comes from focusing on all the useful and valuable things you can do. Resentment comes from seeing yourself as a victim. Effectiveness comes from stepping up and taking responsibility. If you constantly complain that life is unfair, you’ll blind yourself to the best opportunities. Yet by simply accepting that what’s done is done, you’ll find a way to make the most of it."   - Aura Valour -