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This Month’s New Music: July 2014 Music Playlist

Happy July! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. It sure has been a hot one here in New Hampshire. I feel like the 90 degree weather PLUS the humidity has been torture for us without AC! Oh well, it is better than snow right?!

The country music has been replaced with a new station 92.5. Does anyone else listen to this station?!

What news do you have for me in the music world? I would love some suggestions!

Here is what I have for you! Enjoy.

1. James Blunt: You’re Beautiful
2. Eli Young Band: Crazy Girl
3. Kongos: Come With Me Now
4. One Republic: Love Runs Out 
5. Gary Allen: Watching Airplanes 
6. Jamie Scott: My Hurricane <—- LOVE 
7. Time McGraw Ft. Faith Hill: Meanwhile Back At Mama’s
8. Blake Shelton Ft. Owen Sebastian: My Eyes
9. Eric Paslay: Song About A Girl
10. Kenny Chesney: American Kids
11. Nickelback: How About You Remind Me
12. Uncle Kracker: Smile
13. Magic!: Rude
14. Dierks Bentley: Drunk On A Plane
15. Kenny Chesney: Young
16. The Band Perry: Chainsaw
17. Little Big Town: Pontoon
18. Gloriana: Best Night Ever
19. David Nail: Kiss You Tonight
20. Billy Currington: We Are Tonight
21. Jake Owen: Eight Second Ride
22. Aerosmith: Sweet Emotion
23. Disclosure Ft. Sam Smith: Latch
24. Coldplay: A Sky Full of Stars
25. Duran Duran: Hungry Like A Wolf
26. The Cranberries: Dreams
27. Imagine Dragons: On Top Of The World
28. Brett Dennen: Out Of My Head

Also, July has been a big month! I am in the process of moving out of my apartment. I will be out on Sunday (July 27!) Crazy right? Guess where I am off to next!

July 25, 2014 Posted by | Music Playlist | , , , | Leave a comment

Awesome Possum Trail Mix

Awesome Possum Trail Mix:

1 Can: Nut-rition Wholesome Nut Mix (healthy fat) (sustained energy)

1 Can: Nut-rition Men’s Health Recommended Mix (healthy fat) (sustained energy)

1 Bag: Sun-maid Golden Raisins (dried fruit/fiber)

1 Bag: DARK Chocolate M&M’s (chocolate protects the heart)

1 Bag: Toll House Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips (chocolate protects the heart)

1 Bag: Snyder’s Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches (grain) (carb) (quick energy boost)

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July 10, 2014 Posted by | Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Month’s New Music- June 2014 Playlist

HELLO EVERYONE! I HOPE EVERYONE HAS HAD A GREAT MONTH! THE SUMMER WEATHER IS HERE AND UNFORTUNATELY IT WILL BE GONE BEFORE WE KNOW IT!  SO ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS AND LISTEN TO THIS PLAYLIST WHILE YOU ARE HAVING SOME SUMMER FUN! ENJOY. :-D

AGAIN, IF YOU HAVE ANY MUSIC SUGGESTIONS FOR ME, PLEASE SHARE!

LASTLY, BEFORE YOU GO AHEAD AND LISTEN TO THIS PLAYLIST MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT MY MAY 2014 PLAYLIST!

THANKS. :-D

1. CHRIS BROWN: RUN IT 
2. LEE BRICE: I DON’T DANCE
3. GUY SEBASTIAN: LIKE A DRUM
4. IGGY AZALEA: FANCY
5. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: NOT A BAD THING 
6. JENNIFER LOPEZ: FIRST LOVE
7. KATY PERRY: BIRTHDAY
8. ARIANA GRANDE: PROBLEM
9. JAKE OWEN: ANYWHERE WITH YOU
10. LADY ANTEBELLUM: BARTENDER
11. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER: SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT
12. DONNA LEWIS: I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER
13. BREAKING BENJAMIN: SO COLD
14. JOE NICHOLS: YEAH
15. THE WHO: BABA O’RILEY
16. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: NOT A BAD THING
17. CAROLINA LIAR: SHOW ME WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR 
18. LINKIN PARK: WAITING FOR THE END 
19. ONE DIRECTION: YOU & I
20. BRYAN ADAMS: HEAVEN
21. USHER: U GOT IT BAD 
22. MATCHBOX TWENTY: OVERJOYED

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“USE YOUR FIRE INSIDE TO LIGHT THE LAMP.”

June 21, 2014 Posted by | Music Playlist | , , , , | Leave a comment

May 2014 Music Playlist

Happy Spring Weather! Can you guys believe it is almost June?! I

can’t. I feel like summer 2013 just happened! I think this will be the

best summer YET. :-) I am excited! 

What is better than a great music playlist for summer?! Nothing! So

here you guys go! Your May 2014 Music Playlist! Enjoy! 

If you haven’t seen April’s Music Playlist- check that out first! I love

you guys. :-)

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1. Karmin- Hello

2. John Legend- All of Me

3. The Head And The Heart- Another Story

4. Birdy- Wings

5. Jocelyn & Lisa- Bound To You

6. Alexi Murdoch- All My Days

7. Shakira- Empire

8. Lady Antebellum- We Owned The Night

9. Something To Be Proud Of- Montgomery

10. Whatever It Is- Zac Brown Band

11. Kenny Chesney- Live A Little

12. Iggy Azalea- Fancy

13. Better Life- Keith Urban

14. Nico & Vinz- Am I Wrong

15. Brett Dennen- Comeback Kid

16. Randy Houser- Goodnight Kiss

17. Seether- Broken

18. Billy Currington- Must Be Doin Somethin’ Right

19. Michael Buble- Haven’t Met You Yet

20. Dierks Bentley- Am I The Only One

21. Bad Company- Feel Like Making Love

22. Justin Timberlake- Not A Bad Thing

May 27, 2014 Posted by | Music Playlist | , , , | 1 Comment

April 2014 Music Playlist

Hello everyone! I am back with my Monthly Music Playlist post!

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If you haven’t seen last month’s music playlist, you might want to check that out first! :)

Here is your April 2014 Music Playlist.

I am still in a country phase, but not all of the songs are country this time! Enjoy!

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1. Tim McGraw- Highway Don’t Care
2. David Nail- Let It Rain
3. Lee Brice- Hard To Love
4. Lee Brice- A Woman Like You
5. Dr. Dre- Still D.R.E
6. The Black Eyes Peas- Hey Mama
7. Travie McCoy & Jason Mraz- Rough Water

8. Jake Owen- Beachin’
9. Eminem- Headlights
10. Shakira- Can’t Remember to Forget You
11. Austin Mahone- mmm Yeah
12. MTKO- Classic
13. Sophia- Crazy Stupid Love

14. Colina Feat. Tommy Clint- Hello

15. Rixton- Me And My Broken Heart
16. Pure Prairie League- Amie
17. Cobra Starship- You Make Me Feel
18. Lena Fayre- Love Burning Alive
19. Neon Tree’s- Sleeping With A Friend
20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- White Walls

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April 29, 2014 Posted by | Music Playlist | , , , | Leave a comment

Easter Weekend In Photo’s :)

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April 22, 2014 Posted by | Miscellaneous | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunshine Award

Cassi from Davis To Dixie nominated me for the Sunshine Award. How nice. :)

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What is the Sunshine award: In Cassi’s words it is basically: to recognize bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

So what did I have to do?

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Post 10 interesting things about yourself.
4.
 Nominate some fellow deserving bloggers for the award.

5. Link your nominees in the post and let them know about their nomination with a comment.

10 Things About Me:

1. I couldn’t sleep alone until I was a teenager. 
2. I hated peanut butter as a child and now I can’t get enough!
3. I was more confident with my image/weight at 13 than I am now.
4. I miss high school.
5. My mom is my best friend.
6. Relax Riesling is my favorite wine.
7. But I like beer more.
8. I work out 5 days a week, and have fun on the weekends.
9. I am loving almond butter more and more.
10. I wear too much black.

So if I nominate you, you will have to do the same! Good luck and congrats. :)

My nominees:

 1. Lizzie Fit
2. A Dash Of Meg
3. Diary Of An Ex Sloth
4. The Real Life RD
5. The Little Honey Bee

April 21, 2014 Posted by | Miscellaneous | , , , , | 8 Comments

WIAW (But Really Tuesday…)

Hey guys! I am back for another WIAW post! All thanks to Peas & Crayons for hosting! I don’t know what it is about WIAW posts that I love so much.. Maybe it is because I am obsessed with food, eating, cooking, and knowing what everyone else has been eating? Yeah, maybe that is why I find them so interesting? Yeah, that must be it. ;)

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Question:

Do you go shopping on Saturday and buy a bunch of yummy food? Then.. prepare it on Sunday to get ready for the week?! Do you also start writing down a bunch of yummy food that you didn’t get, but thought about AFTER you got back from the store?! Yeah, that happens to me all the time. Believe me.. I buy enough food to last me 3828 years. But there is always a bunch of food I forget. OR it is because I start looking at WIAW posts and WANT everything that I see…

Such as cottage cheese with chives, chocolate/raspberry chocolate bars, rice cakes, melon dew, turkey, blueberry bagels…. Yeah, I need to stop. :-P

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Well anyways, here is what I ate yesterday (Tuesday.) :-P Enjoy!!

If you haven’t checked out my last post: March 2014 Music Playlist: Country Edition, well then check it out! ;) Let me know if there is any special “edition” you would like me to cover. If not, well then, just enjoy! Thanks y’all! :)

First things first… Coffee! You all know this.

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Anything better than this? I don’t think so. 

My typical breakfast has been scrambled eggs cooked in olive oil and either toast or an english muffin!

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Honest to god guys, I LOVE this breakfast. It is delicious and EXTREMELY filling. However, I will admit I REALLY look forward to my Saturday morning donuts. Guilty…

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:/

Lunch time! I think it is my favorite meal of the day. Besides donuts of course. ;)
This is my typical lunch, as I have mentioned before. Veggies, hummus, 2 whole grain wraps, peanut butter (and sometimes jelly,) and yogurt!

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 Some other snacks that I will munch on throughout the day include: fruit, raisins, apple sauce, almonds or type of chip! Yum.

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I have been drinking coffee twice a day again. Right before I go to the gym. I kicked that habit, but then it resurfaced. :/ How often do you drink coffee? Do you think twice a day is unhealthy?

Dinner:

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A big ole salad with spinach, mushrooms, peppers, hot peppers, celery, carrots, tomatoes, black olives, and sun dried tomatoes!

An onion bagel with laughing cow light swiss cheese and chicken!

Semi sweet chocolate chips and whole milk for dessert! (unpictured)

 

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March 26, 2014 Posted by | WIAW: Peas & Crayons | , , | 2 Comments

March 2014 Music Playlist: Country Edition

I don’t know what has gotten into me. I am on a country kick- and it will not leave! Here is your March 2014 Music Playlist- Country Edition!

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1. Dan + Shay – 19 You + Me
2. Naughty Boy – La La La
3. NONONO – Pumpin Blood
4. Jack Johnson- Shot Reverse Shot
5. Cole Swindell- Chillin It
6. Sara Evans- Slow Me Down
7. Blake Shelton- Boys ‘Round Here
8. Miranda Lambert- Automatic

country9. Eric Paslay- Friday Night
10. Zac Brown Band- Goodbye In Her Eyes 
11.  Randy Houser- Goodnight Kiss
12. Rascall Flatts- Rewind
13. Rodney Atkins- Take A Back Road
14. Little Big Town- Sober
15. Lady Antebellum- We Owned The Night
16. Sara Evans- Slow Me Down
17. Keith Urban- Long Hot Summer
18. Lee Brice- A Woman Like You
19. The Band Perry- Done
20. Brantley Gilbert- Bottoms Up

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March 24, 2014 Posted by | Music Playlist | , , , , , | 4 Comments

24 lessons in 24 Years

I know I know, a lot of people make these posts on their birthday. But it is such a great idea. I couldn’t help myself and I hope you guys enjoy it!

24 Things I have learnt in my 24 years:

1. Be present, or at least try to be.
2. No one has it all figured out.
3. Ask, don’t assume.
4. Be kind.
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5. Confidence is attractive.
6. So is a smile (see #5.)
7. Listen more, speak less.
8. Give everyone a chance,  but don’t befriend everyone.
9. You can’t trust all. Watch yo-self.
10. Sing more often. Even if you have a horrible singing voice.
11. Shower with a beer in hand more often.
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12. Fear- less (often.)
13. If he doesn’t give you goose bumps, he just isn’t the one. Be patient.
14. Use a pen and paper more often.
15. Say Thank You & I Love You on a daily basis.
16. Just. Say. No.
17. Agree to disagree.
18. Listen to music often. It is good for your soul.
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19. Treat yo self every damn day.
20. Do not look at your bank account while you are eating lunch. It just ruins the moment.
21. People lie. Don’t be one of those people.
22. Be happy for people. Even if you have a perfectly good reason not to be.
23. Learn to be alone.
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24: You can never, ever win. Mom makes cupcakes: why do you do this to me? They are so bad for me! Mom doesn’t make cupcakes: Mom… there is nothing for dessert.
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Life is short. Spend it happy.
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Happy/Go Lucky Song= Dan+Shay 19 You+Me- Enjoy. :)

March 6, 2014 Posted by | Miscellaneous | , | 4 Comments

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