Hot-lanta Mini-Vaca 2011 Mixed Tape CD

August 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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About a month ago, Ben and I went to Atlanta on a mini-vacation to visit our friends the Kesters.   Ben made us a mixed cd for the trip.  He is so thoughtful and sweet.  Ben even decorated the cd! Oh and I just figured out how to actually add the songs below!  (Someone is moving up in the blog world.)

Hot-lanta Mini-Vaca 2011 Mixed CD Silver Jews

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My Little Jewelry Box

May 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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I  found an my little vintage jewelry box at a thrift store.  It plays "we've only just begun" by the Carpenters.  I love the Carpenters.    I think jewelry boxes that play music are so neat.  Ben said that he thinks the instrument on the top of my jewelry box is a lute, he is probably right.

My jewelry box is filled with a combination of my grandmother's costume jewelry, thrift store finds and some newer earrings etc.  I am pretty into it.

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This will melt your heart…

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Recently, my friend Nikki showed me this sweet video.  This little girl and her father are...

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10 Items I Fancy on Vinyl

March 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Ben and I have so busy lately painting our bathroom and guest bathroom, planting annuals in our front flower beds, hanging shutters, painting cabinets, starting our seedlings for this year's garden and making a headboard (I will be posting about these projects soon!).  While working on these home improvements, we have fallen in love with vinyl all over again.  I don't think I would ever mind painting a cabinet as long as I could listen to Jim Croce on vinyl. Here are a few of our favorite albums in our small but...

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Mixed Tape from Ben- Christmas Mix 2010

January 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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My wonderful husband made me another mixed cd for Christmas this year.  My favorites are #3, #4 and of course #11.  #11 is a song by one of my favorite local bands, Sanford.  What a swell group of guys! Christmas Mix 2010 Best Coast "Bonus Track: When I am with You" Arcade Fire "Ready to Start" Band of Horses "Is There A Ghost" Superchunk "Crossed Wires" Titus Andronicus "Theme from Cheers" M.Ward "To Go Home" Tokyo Police Club "02 Favourite Colour" Jamey Johnson "Lonely At the Top" Drive-By Truckers "Outfit" Lucero "What are you willing to...

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The Hold Steady @ the Hi Tone

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Sunday night my husband and I went to see The Hold Steady at the Hi Tone in Memphis with some friends.  The Hold Steady is one of our favorite bands and one of the best bands I have ever seen live.  They were so awesome that I ignored how insanely hot it was in the Hi Tone. The keyboard player gave me his set list which only made my night better. Craig Finn, Steve...

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Mixed Tape from Ben

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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When Ben (my husband) and I first started hanging out he tried to win my heart by giving me two cds.  He gave me his band's (Young Agent Jones) recent cd and a mixed cd.  It worked.  Also this cd introduced me to The Shins, which is now one of my favorite bands.  I'm sure my best friend Nikki got so sick of hearing these cds during our 30 minute commute to and from the W (Mississippi University for Women). My First Mixed Cd from...

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Jenny and Johnny

June 22, 2010 by · 5 Comments
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Jenny Lewis and her boyfriend have started a band and I couldn't be more excited.

 

I just told Ben that I would love to see them in Athens, Georgia on 9/24/10 for our 1st Anniversary.  Since the first wedding anniversary gift is traditionally paper, tickets would count!  Maybe we could even visit Laura, Funmi, Roxie, and Cash oh my! Listen to their music here for...

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My Summer Essentials

June 21, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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With today being the first official day of summer, I felt inspired to share my summer essentials. 1.  Jantzen Vamp Maillot One Piece in Red I bought this swimming suit for my bachelorette party and honeymoon.  I love it.  It is so classic and flattering.  Its hard not to feel pretty in this swimming suit. 2.  Bug Spray Mosquitoes love me.  My mom says it is because I am so sweet.  I usually use whatever bug spray I can find but I recently tried this insect repellent from Burt's Bees and...

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Mixed Tape from Ben

March 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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My husband is wonderful and I have mentioned before that he makes mixed CDs (not actually mixed tapes) for me for holidays and random occasions. I love these CDs so much.  Isn't a mixed CD such a thoughful gift?  I decided to share this mixed CD because I think that you can tell a lot about a person by the music they enjoy. This is a list of songs from the CD he made for me for Christmas 2009. Christmas 2009 Mix Side Note:  Ben said, "I...

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