Monthly Favorites – October 2016

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How are we already at the end of October?!?!?  My birthday is in less than a month, and I am so not ready to be thirty-two yet.  I wish that there was a way to stop having birthdays once you reach a certain age.  

Anyway, let’s get on to the things that I have loved from this past month.  This first thing I have loved this month is a song by Shawn Mendes call “Stitches.”  I heard this song on Pandora for the first time this month, and I have it on repeat most of the month.  Here is the music video in case you haven’t heard it before.


I have also been loving the song “Rise” by Katy Perry.  The first time I listened to this song it was a cover of the song Super Fruit.  I will have the cover of it that I loved, and I will also include the video of Katy Perry as well in case you haven’t seen either of them.

 

 

I also have been loving these new Mentos that I found this month.  The only place I have been able to find them is at a gas station that I pass on my way to work in the mornings.  They remind me of Milk Duds, but they don’t stick to my teeth like Milk Duds do.

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I have also been a huge fan of these freezer meals that I have gotten from the store they are called Evol.  I love them because they have so many different choices.  I had one that was vegan and I had another one that is gluten free.  The boxes are all marked with what they are and they are so good.  They are a little bit more expensive, but I don’t mind spending more on lunch items that are vegan and gluten free.  Here is a picture of one if you are interested in seeing if your grocery store carries them.

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The last thing I have been loving this month is the TV show “The First 48”.  I have talked about this show in the past because it is a show I have been watching for years and I am sure I will keep watching it for years to come.  I love watching as the detectives investigate and solve murders.  It is something that has always interested me, and I am sure that it always will.  It is on A&E in case you want to check it out.

Those are just a few things that I have loved this month.  What have you enjoyed this month?

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Top 10 Most Listened To Songs-April 2016

Top 10 Most Listened To Songs

This week I chose to write about number six which is: Top 10 most listened to songs.  I chose this one because like most of the know I almost always have music playing the background because I love to have background noise when I am doing anything.   As I was going through my archives, I saw that I did a post like this at this time last year so if you want to check out what I was listening to the previous year, you can click here to read it.  Now let’s get on to the songs I love right now.

1-This first song that I have listened to on repeat lately is “Team” by Iggy Azalea.  I am not sure what it is about this song, but right when I heard it I had to buy it, and I listen to all the time as I am driving to and from work.

2-The next song that I have loved lately is “Move Bitch” by Ludacris.  I always listen to this song when I am pissed off by the stupid drivers as I am driving to and from work.

3- Another song I have loved lately is “Good Morning” by Chamillionaire.  This song has always made me smile, and it is how I feel about people who dislike me.  It can always put me in a good mood.

4-“Viva la Vida” by Coldplay I have always liked this song but I forgot about it until the Super Bowl this past year.

5-“Roads” by Chris Mann-I got a copy of this CD back in 2012 to review, and this has always been my one favorite song of his.  I am not huge into Christian music, but I do love this song, and I am sure it will always be one that I will listen to.

6-“The Sound Of Silence” by Celtic Thunder-If you have been around for the past few years you know that I am a huge fan of Celtic Thunder, and this song is one that I have loved lately from them.

7-Live You Life (feat. Rihanna) by T.I.– There isn’t much I can say about this song because like most of the others on this list it is an older song that I have listened to for years.

8-Fly Away by Nelly– I love most of the songs that Nelly has released but if I had to pick one that is my favorite of his it would be this one.  I love everything about this song, and I am sure that won’t change anytime soon.

9-Straight Tequila Night by John Anderson– I remember this song from my childhood and so I knew I had to include it on this list.  I totally forgot about this song until last year when I started listening to 90’s country on Pandora, and I was reminded of all the songs I loved when I was a kid.

10-Wild Ones (feat. Sia) by Flo Rida– I always find myself singing this song as I am driving home from work.  Then again I am always singing songs by Flo Rida because they are so catching and they tend to get stuck in my head.

Those are the ten songs that I am currently loving.  I also wanted to include one other song because after I was done writing this post the song started playing and I knew I wanted to post it.  The song I am talking about is “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber.  I  wasn’t a huge fan of this song when I first heard it but last month I fell in love with it, and I have been known to put it on repeat for the entire drive home from work.

I am always on the lookout for new music so what songs are you currently loving and what would you recommend to me?

If you want to join in and write about one of the prompts I have listed them all below so, you can pick one.  If you have written about one, please let me know in the comments so I can go and check it out.

1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous April and write a poem or a blog post.
2. If you were reborn as a dog, what breed would you be and why?
3. What’s for dinner?
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: baby.
5. Tell us about a local news story that’s all the buzz right now in your neck of the woods.
6. List your top 10 most listened to songs currently.

A Few Of My Favorite Songs

A Few Of My Favorite Songs

I haven’t written about music that I love for quite a long time, and I wanted to list a few songs that I am loving.  I used to post songs I loved on Mondays and if you wish to check those posts out you can click here to see them.  Let’s get on to a few of the songs that I am currently loving.

 If you click on the title of the song, it will take you to the video on YouTube that you can watch.

  1. See You Again ft. Charlie Puth by Wiz Khalifa.  I loved this song since I first heard it.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie, but I do love this song, and it is one of the ones that I put on repeat as I drive home from work.
  2. Love Yourself by Justin Bieber.  I just started listening to this song last week because I don’t follow the popular music anymore, so I never hear about songs until they are older.  I can’t help but sing along with the song, and it makes me wonder what else I have missed.
  3. Time Of Our Lives by Pitbull & Ne-Yo. This song is one that I loved when it came out but I forgot about it until a few weeks ago, and it reminds me of why I love Pitbull & Ne-Yo.  This song makes me car dance because you can’t help but dance when you listen to it.
  4. Black And Yellow by  Wiz Khalifa.  I am adding this song because even though I don’t listen to this song all that often it is one that I will randomly just start singing because it gets stuck in your head no matter what you do or, at least, it does for me.

  5. Big Guitar by Blackhawk.  I didn’t know anything about this song until 2014 when I started to listen to the 90’s Country station on Pandora and once I heard this song I was hooked.  They have such a different sound, and I know that is why I love it like I do.

I am going to stop at five but if you would like me to do this more often let me know and I will do it again.  What songs or artists are you currently loving to listen to?

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Top 10 YouTube Channels I Am Loving

Top 10 Favorite YouTube Channels

This was a prompt from the writers workshop a few weeks back add I still wanted to share the channels that I am loving so that you can check them out as well.  I watch tons of YouTube video now that I don’t tons to do at work right now, so I want to share some of my favorite ones. To pick these, I went through my history of video’s I watched and picked channels that I saw over and over again.

  1. Fail Army-I watch these videos the minute I get the email saying they uploaded a new video.  I love watching the crazy things that people do.
  2. CoffeeBreakwithDani-I loves this channel because she is always so positive and she just makes me smile.  She has a beauty channel, but sometimes she does other type videos.  She also someone that I trust what she says.
  3. TwoBabyMamas-These two are pregnant with their second baby, and I can’t stop watching them.  I have been following them since they were trying to conceive their first daughter so I can’t wait for them to have their second daughter.  I also find their story interesting because of everything they have to do to get pregnant.
  4. LastWeekTonight-I loves this channel because I usually agree with what he says but he also talks about things I haven’t heard of before, and I love staying informed about things that happen in the world.
  5. Glam&Gore-This lady won the NYX Face Awards and since then I have loved watching all of her tutorials because she always makes me laugh and she is amazing at what she does.
  6. Philip DeFranco-I has watched this channel for years, and I will continue to watch it as long as he makes videos.
  7. thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich
  8. CaseyNeistat-I just recently started watching his video’s, and I love them because they are short daily vlogs, and he has had several viral videos, so he just has an unusual style to his videos and I love that about his videos.
  9. Happily Houseless-I found this channel back in December and since then I have been hooked because of the medical stuff he has had to deal with the past few months.
  10. Kristen Leanne-I loves this channel and to be honest; I am not 100% sure why.  I watch all of her video’s, and I don’t see me stopping anytime soon.
  11. GlamLifeGuru aka Tati-I had one more that I wanted to tell you about because if you are into makeup, I think you will enjoy her videos.  I like them, and I don’t wear any makeup so she must be doing something right.

I also have done a  post like this twice before so if you want to see what I watched years ago, you can here if and here if to check them out.Also have written a couple of posts where I talk about some videos that I love so you can check those out here and here if you want to as well.

Those are the ones that I am currently loving.  I think I am going to do this post more often because I am always finding great new channels, and I like to share them with friends.

What YouTube channels are you loving right now?

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Musical Monday-Brave by Sara Bareilles

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I did a Musical Monday post last week and if you missed it you can check it out right here!  This weeks I decided to do a post about the song Brave by Sara Bareilles.  This song came out last year but I just found it and I have to say I have had it on repeat because I love the message of this song.

Now that you have listened to the song what do you think?  Do you love what this song says to everyone?  I think people today need to hear this song and the message because there is so much bullying going on and people feeling like they aren’t worth with anything.  If more people tried to do what this song says I am sure there would be fewer people committing suicide.  This post has turned into me basically saying people need to be nice to each other.

Anyway what do you think of this song?  What songs are you loving now?

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All Smiles

All Smiles

I was reading a blog post last week by the SITS girls and they listed 28 prompts for the month of February and as I read through the prompts I saw a few I wanted to write about and this was one of them: What made you smile this week?

I chose this one because I am a firm believer that laughing helps relieve stress and for me when I smile I am usually laughing.  I am going to share a few things that made me smile from this past week.

  • My little brothers son is starting to smile and it seems that I am one of the few who can always get him to smile and laugh.
  • My grandma when we went shopping decided that she was going to make flour go all over me because she acts like she is a teenager.  The bag had a hole in it so she pressed on the bag and flour when all over me.
  • Just watching people made me smile because I don’t think people realize all of the crazy & weird things that they do.
  • I loved watching people get offend when they read the hoodie that I was wearing and see their reactions to it.  I was wearing this hoodie because I love the song and I love the hoodie: (FYI: I got the hoodie here if you want to pick one up for yourself)Coldass_Honky_clothing_large
  • I watched this YouTube video that makes me smile every time I watch it.  The ending is the best part of the video and it makes me smile just thinking about it.

Those are a few of the things that made me smile this past week.

What made you smile this week?

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Can’t Hold Us-Musical Monday

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I have another Musical Monday post for you today because lately I have loved listening to music on the way home from work.  It seems like I have more time that usual as well because of all the traffic because of the horrible weather we are having.  Anyway this song is Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  I pretty much love the CD that this song is on but I find that I am just putting this song on repeat while I am driving home because it makes me want to dance.  It also makes me forget that I am stuck in traffic.

Do you like this song?  What songs and/or music are you loving now?

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A Few Great YouTube Video’s

A Few Great YouTube Video's

Since I am about down to the end of review list I get to post more actually posts and I decided that I am going to post a few great YouTube video’s that I have found recently.

#1-This first one is actually two video’s because there is a part 1 & 2.  I usually don’t like things like these but because it is October I really enjoyed it.

 


#2-I am sure everyone out there has already seen this one but I find myself watching it over and over because it makes me smile.


#3- I found this video through another one and I have to say that these guys are my latest musical obsession.


#4- There isn’t much to say about this next video other than I love this girls music.

#5- I love this one because it is an amazing story and like the title of the video says “Try to Watch Without Crying. . .”

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Changes From Last Year To This Year

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This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about what was going on this time last year and what I think of it all now that it is a year later.  I went through the whole month of April and I really only wrote 5 actual posts.  The few other posts I had were reviews of some sort. Here is a list of the posts from last year if you would like to go back and check them out.  I also will list any changes in how I am thinking from last year to this year.

  • My MS Medications– all of my medication are basically still the same and since I am stable there is no reason to change them or to even mess with them.
  • Standing Still– I forgot that I wrote this post last year and to be honest I still feel like I am standing still but I also feel like I am all alone and I know that is because of how I have treated people.  There are parts of this post that are still true and other parts that aren’t because I really don’t have any friends anymore.
  • MS Tuesdays Medications That Don’t Work For Me– nothing has changed with this post because nothing has stopped working for me.
  • How To: Break Your New Cell Phone– lets just say I haven’t broken a phone since this post and I better not break my iPhone or I am going to be pissed.
  • My Top 10 YouTube Channels– this has changed so much so I am going to make another Top 10 because I have some new ones and I think everyone would like.  I still like all the ones I listed but there are some newer ones that I want to share with everyone.

How has your blogging changed from last year to this year?

Mama’s Losin’ It

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Day 23- A You Tube Video & Saturday 9

There are so many videos posted on You Tube that I don’t know I could pick just one.  I love all the ones that are made by soldiers while they are deployed!  I am going to post one of those because they either make me laugh or cry!

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Saturday 9: Make Me Say It Again, Girl

1. Do you feel that you need to keep repeating yourself when talking to a particular person?
I had to do that with the ex and it drove me totally crazy!!!!  I hate repeating myself.  I started to tell him at the end that if he didn’t hear me the first time then it was his loss and I wasn’t going to repeat myself!  I know that because of the MS I may not say things clearly so I do repeat myself but if it always the same person asking it drives me totally crazy!
2. It’s July. Do you have anything special planned?
Hiding til after the 8th and then going on with life.
3. Who is your big celebrity crush?
I don’t really have one to be honest with everyone.  I am not big into having crushes on people.  Hell right now I am done with men!
4. Tell us about a local restaurant you are sure we’d love.
I love Village Inn.  It is like Denny’s or IHOP but so much better!  I could go there everyday of my life and be okay with it.
5. Tell us about the shyest person that you deal with regularly.
Myself-I am super shy and I think I am the only shy person in my life right now.  I tend to keep the outgoing people around me so that I don’t have to do anything but stick to myself.
6. What is your vision of heaven and hell?
Heaven will be a great place to live.  You won’t have any worries or wants.  Where as hell will be miserable and you will want to get out of there.
7. What is your neighborhood like?
It is starting to get old and run down looking.  You have people that take great care of their house’s and yards and then you have the people who could careless about taking care of things in their yards.  All in all it is starting to get run down.
8. What’s your favorite cook-out food?
Hot Dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9. When was the last time that you saw fireworks?
I didn’t go last year so the year before that was probably the last time I watched them.