You Make My Heart Sing

A timeline of current events:

*Early morning internet browsing*

Found this little gem

Got a little inspired.

Felt a little wild.

Thought it’s Friday so why not?

Started singing this

Thought what if we still dressed like that…?

Stay wild, loves!

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“Decide what to be and go be it.”

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready to dive into another busy week. This weekend was definitely needed. Kicked it off a little early on Thursday with a watch party for the season premier of Scandal. Do any of you watch? This season is about to be crazy. One of my roommates and best friends turned the lovely 22 this weekend… naturally we celebrated with karaoke night and sang T.Swift. Took a day trip to Pittsburgh to catch up with some great friends at The Cheesecake Factory (first time dining there for this gal and I’ll admit it lived up to the hype). Finished the weekend with an absolutely amazing show performed by Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers. (eeeeeep!) I’m still dreaming of the sheer talent that every single one of them possesses. They demand your attention with pure energy and entertainment. And I’ve never seen anyone completely rock out with banjos, cellos, harmonicas, and violins like they did. My kind of people. Any big Avett and OCMS fans out there?

Music Monday: Holiday Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right?

Snow starts falling, trees get decorated, pretty lights go up on all the houses, all your favorite Christmas movies start to air repeatedly on every channel.

…And Christmas music! I’ve compiled some of my favorite holiday tunes for a little Christmas playlist for you all to enjoy.

Pennies from Heaven” – Louis Prima

Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum” – Jimmy Buffett

Party Hard” – Zach Gill

Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Lonestar

Winter Song” – Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

Nuttin’ for Christmas” – Sugarland

Santa Baby” – Eartha Kitt

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Michael Buble

O Holy Night” – Straight No Chaser

Winter Wonderland” – Jason Mraz

Carol of the Bells / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – The Piano Guys

Reason for the Season” – Lonestar

All My Bells Are Ringing” – Lenka

Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel

Mele Kalikimaka” – Jimmy Buffett

Hope this helps get you in the spirit!

What are some of your favorites?

P.S. I just can’t get enough of them….

Slightly Perfect Cover Songs

Need a pick me up on this slightly dreaded Monday? Me too… this should help.

There are few things that get me excited like a great cover of an already really great song. It was pretty chilly here this weekend and all I wanted to do was sit around a bonfire with friends, blankets, and an acoustic guitar…. unfortunately this didn’t actually happen, but it did have me clicking around YouTube for hours searching for some new and different versions of songs. Take a listen and let me know what you think.

Here are some of my favorites:

This guy’s version of Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO is pure genius. I first heard this months ago and immediately fell in love.

When Passion Pit covers Carry On by Fun. …what a perfect mix.

This unexpected and delightfully different version of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. LOVING her voice… and her style!

So much respect for the talent this guy has! This rendition of Kids by MGMT is unique and really cool.

And this unlikely duet with Sara Bareilles and Sugarland covering Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. My heart actually skipped a beat when I heard this. Don’t you just want to be on stage with them having so much fun?!

Here’s to hoping you enjoy these as much as I did! Have a lovely Monday.

Bonus!

So this is a bit different than what I shared above, but there is the Vitamin String Quartet…. who plays some pretty perfect covers of modern and classic songs. You should probably just check out their whole channel.