Hi friends! Sorry for the lack of posting last week! I was going to post again Thursday night but Blogger was down for maintenance which was CLEARLY a sign that I was meant to instead veg on my couch and catch up on American Idol. I have to say that I have been team Haley all the way but I was NOT impressed with her attitude last week when the judges didn’t love her first song. Maybe Randy was a bit harsh, but still. You’ve got to be able to take criticism to get better even if you don’t agree with it. I still love her style though and she is definitely the singer whose CD I’d buy. I think Lauren and Scotty are great too. I’m just not a big fan of country. Should make for a great season finale though and then on to the REALLY great competition — SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE BABY!!! Can’t wait!
Since we’re on the subject of music again I thought I’d share another play list I created that I’m loving right now. Every Spring I make a new mix of music called – you’ll never guess – my “Spring Mix.” I know. My creativity is killing you. :) These are the songs that I play in the car, while I scrapbook, and while the girls and I do our cleaning routine every afternoon/evening. You can listen to them by turning on the play list I created on the side of my blog. For some reason I couldn’t find all of my songs for the playlist (including Paris, one of my favorites!) but they are all on i tunes. I’ll leave my playlist up this week. LOVE these songs!
This year I’ve been kind of into Lilly Allen, Kate Nash, and Jem.
Paris — Kate Nash (This song is so fun! – I always play it first thing when we get in the car and the girls and I sing and dance to it while we drive. Even Kole moves his head from side to side to the beat. He’s a big fan of Kate Nash too.)
They — Jem
Merry Happy — Kate Nash (Another song that always puts me in a good mood. I love the way it says “I can be alone yeah I can watch a sunset on my own” over and over and over. I also love it when it says “eating cheese on toast…” I don’t know why I love the words so much. They just make me smile.)
Not Fair — Lily Allen (Ellie and her carpool friends love this one. It says something about a boy being “dumb” and they laugh hysterically every time. I love driving around with a group of first grade girls. It’s always a party in my car!)
Pony — It’s OK
Fidelity — Regina Spektor
On the Radio — Regina Spektor
Smile — Lily Allen (love this song but can’t have it on my play list because of a swear word in the beginning. My girls listen to my music as much as I do so I have to be careful!)
He Wasn’t There — Lily Allen
It’s Amazing — Jem
I Could Say — Lily Allen
Mushaboom — Feist
The Way I Am — Ingrid Michalson
Hey, Soul Sister — Train – (I had to include this song because it’s one of Addison’s favorites. The first time she heard it she thought for sure it was a sister song all about her and Ellie.) :)
AND here are a few of our “Spring mix” favorites from past years…
Don’t Let Me Fall — Lenka
I Don’t know a Thing — Lucy Schwartz
OK — Holly Conlan
Ordinary Day — Emillie Mover
Trouble is a Friend — Lenka
Bring Me Down — Lenka
Colors — Kira Willey
Bruises — Chairlift
Butterfly Nets — Bishop Allen
Dangerous and Sweet — Lenka
And of course, The Show by Lenka. An all time favorite in our house because of little Addison. We still sing her 2 year old version of the song – “I want my mommy back” instead of “I want my money back.” :)
Hope a few of you now have some new songs to listen to this season! Nothing like a fun song to put you in a good mood.