American Idol: The Trip, The Access...and Ryan Posing!

Disclosure: American Idol Productions treated me to Hollywood Week and covered my travel expenses. As many of you fans know, we are on the cusp of a new season of American Idol.  As a fellow fan, I am excited, too. This post still finds me in the shock and awe of being chosen for an experience I'll never forget....more

Auld Lang Syne (My Best-Ofs for 2013)

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Day 30... 25 songs of Inspiration and Motivation in 2013

Wow I can't believe that 2013 is almost over. Only 8 hours till 2014.  ...more
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Day 29....Rocking out in 2013.....Gotta love Pandora!!!!

I have to say through this blogging experience, I have changed many writing habits. I have learned a lot about myself, which I will ...more
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One Word for 2014. Some goals, and my top posts and blogs from 2013.

I had actually already thought about my New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 when I read She Loves Magazine’s One Word idea for the year.  I’ve decided to combine this with Mama Kat’s writing prompts, and add in my top 12 blog posts from 2013 and to talk about some Resolutions, or anti-resolutions if you will.Here’s what I love about this one-word idea, to get myself back on track....more

Creating A Great New Years Party Playlist

For some people, creating that great party playlist is an elusive unicorn that they will probably never capture fully.  However, if you go check out my latest blog post, I have given you great tips in using some of what you have learned from blogging and social media to assist you in creating an awesome playlist for your New Years Party, or for that matter, any entertainment event you have in the future! Here is the direct link to this post, click here.  Also, feel free to check out the rest of my lifestyle blog!...more

Day 27.... Pandora Rocked the 80's for Me!!!!

Who loves the 80's? ...more

My Top 6 Christmas Songs

Mama Kat’s Losin It is a blog I’ve been following for a while.  Once a week, she does a Writer’s Workshop and hands out prompts.  This week there are two I’ll be writing on…  one today, and another tomorrow.  They were technically written on Saturday afternoon, but who needs to know that that “schedule’ button on WordPress is my favourite thing?Pick five favourite Christmas songs…....more

Can You Learn an Instrument As a Grown-Up?

One of the things we discover as we get older is that we are never “done.” There is always something new to learn. There are always ways to improve ourselves so that we keep growing, at least in a figurative sense.There are plenty of ways for us to improve or polish our skills whether we’re 20, 30, or over 40. One of the most popular ways this manifests itself is when you learn to play a new instrument (or when you pick up an instrument you dropped as a kid).Learning an Instrument: Never “Too Old”Whether you’ve decided to try the piano or the ukulele (it’s cool, I’m impressed by Amanda Palmer’s Ukulele Anthem, too), it’s never too late and you’re never too old. Here are some things that you need to consider if you want to be able to master your chosen instrument....more

Music to Get You Cooking

Music is always playing in my kitchen when I'm cooking....more