weekly gems (a bit late)

 (I’ve been trying to convince Dan of the above.)


weekly gems

Enjoying our new outdoor space so much!

Have a great weekend! 

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 14

For the month of March, I am participating in Fabulous Finds by Tiffany’s 31 Day Blog Challenge. Today’s prompt: What’s on your iPod? 
















There is a lot on my iPod. I listen to several different genres of music. I make playlists and then listen to them ad nausem. I get on kicks where all I listen to is a particular album. Still, there are certain songs I listen to more than others, mainly for comfort or because I am pretending to perform. It also summarizes the type of music I enjoy most pretty decently, though of course some things are missing. These are the top 25 most played songs on my iPod:

  1. Vienna – Billy Joel
  2. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
  3. Desperado – The Eagles
  4. Bless the Broken Road (acoustic) – Rascal Flatts
  5. Let It Be – The Beatles
  6. Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
  7. Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ – Journey
  8. The Boys of Summer – The Ataris
  9. To Make You Feel My Love – Billy Joel
  10. Brand New Day – Joshua Radin
  11. Good and Broken – Miley Cyrus
  12. Hotel California – The Eagles
  13. Hold On – Michael Buble
  14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – Mamma Mia! movie soundtrack
  15. Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  16. The Climb – Miley Cyrus
  17. Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  18. Only the Good Die Young – Billy Joel
  19. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  20. Weeping – Josh Groban
  21. The River of Dreams /Keeping the Faith/Only the Good Die Young – Movin’ Out soundtrack
  22. Lost – Michael Buble
  23. Summer, Highland Falls – Movin’ Out soundtrack
  24. Come Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams
  25. Hallelujah – Rufus Wainwright

 What songs are in your top 25 most played?

weekly gems




tv shows that aren’t on netflix instant streaming but should be*

*Even though if they were it would turn me into a complete homebody and destroy my social life




Full House: Uncle Jesse + 80s/90s fashion and pop culture = worth the lesson music at the end of every episode



Home Improvement: Tim Allen at his finest + 90s Midwest suburbia at its finest = the cure for anytime I’m feeling homesick


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Boy Meets World: Great group of childhood friends + Mr. Feeny = the schooling experience every 90s child wanted


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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: amazing comedic ensemble cast + the ability to get serious without getting cheesy = perfect balance



Friends: dating and work catastrophes and successes + best friends = real life but way funnier


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Seinfeld: crazy characters + crazier situations = a pretty amusing show about nothing


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Will & Grace: witty dialogue + ridiculous rivalries = pure fun



(and my personal ultimate favorite)Golden Girls: four older broads living together + cheesecake = a hilarious show ahead of its time


What shows would spell disaster for you if they made it onto Netflix Streaming?


things that are making me happy



  • Beautiful early summer weather
  • Cuddling up with Dan and watching baseball games
  • Having fun with Coca-Cola Freestyle machines
  • Good hair days
  • Taking photos in a photo booth
  • Adorable cats like Peppermint getting adopted from the shelter
  • Watching favorite episodes of my favorite shows
  • Discovering new delicious and healthy recipes
  • Picking up new nail polish shades
  • Naps on the front porch swing
  • Turning on the radio and hearing a favorite song


What is making you happy as of late?



weekly gems




P.S. Happy Easter to all who celebrate : ) Hope you have a great day!


things that are making me happy


  • A new pair of jeans in my favorite style
  • Browsing Pinterest and wedding magazines for cute ideas and useful tips
  • Having a fun time at the Indians home opener (even though they lost the longest opening day game ever!)
  • Delicious Breyers Blast Golden Oreo ice cream
  • ABC’s new show Scandal 
  • Organizing my life by ordering a classy new planner (I have always used a hard copy agenda – I don’t know why I ever strayed!)
  • Long walks with Madison using her new Indians leash
  • Holiday weekends with family
  • Finally getting my hair cut for the first time in a year!
  • Driving with the windows rolled down and the radio turned up

 What is making you happy as of late?



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P.S. Happy St. Patrick’s Day : )