Monday, February 8, 2016

Record Storage-Questlove and a little Music Monday on the side

?uestlove intro'd Rolling Stone's Top 50 Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

It's no secret how much I love The Roots and in particular- Questlove.  I've been a fan from the beginning and still have all my old Roots CD's.  I posted this video a couple years ago, but still love it.  Now that all of our albums are out of storage I am trying to find a way to make them fit nicely into our house without looking like hoarders.  I've put tons of shelves in our basement and recently bought my second Ikea Kallax.  Now, I'm working on separating and cleaning the ones we intend to keep vs. the ones we will sell.  I have a feeling this is going to be an ongoing project that may take years to do.  Yes, we have that many.  It's kind of overwhelming but still fun at the same time.  I try to put on an album every day that I have never listened to.  I worked at 7th Heaven when I was in college and it was always so much fun having access to that much music.  

Back to work for me.  If you have any good storage hacks let me know in the comments below!  I love seeing how everyone stores their LP's.  Even if it's on cinder blocks and scrap wood!  Happy Monday my music lovers.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Faves-Throwback Friendship Bracelets

My daughter has been making braided friendship bracelets like crazy.  I have a wrist full on now.  They are all just braided as she hasn't grasped the concept of the knotted ones just yet.  There has never been a time when I have not been into these.  Something so simple, so cheap, so chic.  And, you never have to take them off...except for sports maybe.  What are you into that seems to keep coming back around?  

My kids have a 4 day weekend and we just got Netflix (I know I'm incredibly late to the party).  Thinking it's a good weekend to light a fire, watch movies, and make some of these for myself.

Happy Friday!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Music Monday-David Bowie

I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir.

I started this draft back on November 2, 2015 and it's been sitting there since.  I had no idea he was ill.  David Bowie was such an amazing artist and so off the wall, yet so on point.  I pulled out my own Bowie collection about a week ago so I could clean it and shelf it in our family room (one of my goals for the New Year). After hearing the news I sat down for a bit this morning and started cleaning them.  My mom was a fan so I have early memories listening to him in 70s and early 80s. His voice is still so soothing and cool to me.  

I read this article when I woke up this morning.  

Here is another good one.  

Just a reminder at how important it is to be you.  There was only one David Bowie.  What if he decided early on to go in another direction?  I was always very realistic about my future but what if? What if I had followed my heart?  What if we all did?  It's not just about living out your dreams.  At some point we have to be realistic and get jobs.  But that's not to say we can't live out our dreams or be ourselves even on a small scale.  I love vintage clothes but am sometimes hesitant about wearing that God awful muu muu that I'd REALLY LOVE to wear.  I think this is a reminder that life is indeed short and there is only ONE you.  If you want to wear blue eye shadow to PTO I personally think you should.  In fact, I think I will wear that muu muu.  I might even buy those gold spandex pants. Yup, going to do it for sure!  

The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.

xoxo, Amy