How To Choose The Right Music For Your Party

This post about how to choose the right music for your party has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. A few years ago, my husband and I had an Oktoberfest party.  We served German food and put together a nice collection of German music to liven up the atmosphere.  It was quite a nice event and he has been saying lately that he wants to do it again soon. It's always nice to have friends over for food and fun, even if I don't always like cleaning up afterwards!  And if you are an audiophile planning the perfect party playlist, consider … [Read more...]

Country Singer Chris Stapleton Releases New Album: From A Room: Volume 2

This post about country singer Chris Stapleton has been sponsored.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Country singer Christ Stapleton has released a new album this month and it has debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200! I discovered the joys of country music when I was in college and once I moved down to Houston, I was hooked. There is something so moving and catchy about the down to earth lyrics and twangy beat of a good country song.  If you are a fan, you should definitely find time to check out Chris Stapleton's new … [Read more...]

Now That’s What I Call Music and Rocking Out in Sign Language!

This is a sponsored post for Now That’s What I Call Music. All opinions are my own. I am a child of the 80's.  I grew up on mixtapes, Walkmans, and MTV.  There was nothing I enjoyed more than rocking my headphones on a walk or watching MTV on the television at my friend's house.  Times have changed since then.  Just a little bit, right?  Now my teens are rocking earbuds and iPhones and watching videos on YouTube and streaming music on Spotify. But the concept is the same.  Music speaks to teens today just like it did 30 years ago when I … [Read more...]

Pairing Music and Wine is a Feast for the Senses

This post about pairing music and wine was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. My husband and I are passionate about music. Our house is filled with instruments, stereo systems, and a speedy internet connection for buying concert tickets to local shows.  Our tastes in music differ widely but we have learned to take turns controlling the radio dial on long car rides!  There is just something about music that speaks to us on a deeper level.  When I … [Read more...]

New Book and CD Experience: Dan Random Somewhere Called Now

A few weeks ago, I made a rather startling discovery.  Our neighborhood has been hiding a talented musician and author!  In fact, this is a guy who's house I have visited for oyster roasts and who's kid plays tennis with mine!  How did I not know that Dan Random lived down the street from me? My husband and I were lucky enough to get an invite to his latest book release party and concert for Somewhere Called Now and I thought I would share some information about this great new book and CD experience.  This post contains affiliate links if you … [Read more...]

Music and Teens: Bonding over Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor

Music and teens seem to always go together, right? You rarely see a teenager without earbuds in their ears! We have always been a very musical family.  From toddler music classes to marching band, my kids have always enjoyed the art of music.  My husband and son are passionate rock music fans and often enjoy going to concerts together.  My daughter and I have more alternative preferences in music and she regularly shares her love of all things musical to keep me updated on her favorite bands. We have an understanding that if I need help cooking … [Read more...]

A One Direction Concert Wrapup from a Middle Aged Mom’s Perspective

Last night, I took my daughter to see One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer play here in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome.  The tickets were a gift that her grandparents bought her for Christmas almost a year ago,  It's a bit crazy in my mind that we need to buy tickets for things like that quite so far in advance but given how hot both of these bands are right now, I am not surprised they sold out.  She has been looking forward to the One Direction concert for 10 months....needless to say, the excitement of the night was fairly intense for us, … [Read more...]

One Direction: This Is Us Atlanta Movie Screening Ticket Giveaway

If you have a teenage daughter like I do, chances are pretty good that you have heard of the popular boy band One Direction.  In fact, I can honestly say that I hear a LOT about them.  Every. Single. Day!  My daughter has One Direction CDs and posters and knows the lyrics to just about every song they sing.  So, when I got a press invite to a local screening of the upcoming One Direction: This Is Us movie I knew that I was going to be the best mom EVER if I took my daughter to see this!  If you haven't heard about the One Direction: This Is Us … [Read more...]