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The Voice

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I think I’m going to watch The Voice this season . . . how amazing are these two performances?!

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February 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I Choose You

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Sara Bareilles just released her new album The Blessed Unrest.  She was on The Today Show this morning singing I Choose You 

You may know this song (Brave) from the album that was released a few weeks ago. 

Mike got me tickets to see her a few years ago for my birthday.  Would LOVE to go again (hint hint Mike :))

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July 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

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Grammy Recap

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The Grammys were awesome last night.  Lets start first with best dressed.

Rihanna totally won for best dressed woman . . .


and Justin for best dressed man.


Every single performance was freakin awesome. Here is a little recap if you didn’t get a chance to see it.

We did get some snow this weekend . . . but managed to make it to beach with Dan and Jeannine (random, but fun 🙂 )

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Happy Monday!

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February 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

Are You Ready . . . ?

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For the Superbowl Halftime Show!?!?!?!  (Since my Pats aren’t playing I could care less about the game.)  Freakin love Beyonce . . . who else would put out a Day 1 rehearsal video like this!?!?  BTW – this is one of my favorite songs of hers . . . it’s a constant on my workout playlist . . . first found out about it when Rolling Stones named it one of the best singles of 2011.

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February 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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Things That Are Making Me Smile This Morning

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Lots to smile about this morning . . . the fact that I have ONE meeting on my calendar today . . . that I’m leaving for San Diego in three days . . . that its finally sunny and not raining . . . and these videos.

First off, my little niece in her princess dress that Mike and I sent her for Christmas. 

Seriously, that kiss at the end just melts my heart.

Secondly, I’m embarrassed to say this, but I love Kelly Clarkson.  She just belts out her music, it always has some sort of catchy beat . . . which makes her music PERFECT for the gym (the only time I really listen to music anyway).  She was on The Voice last night.  (Full disclosure, I have not seen a single episode of The Voice, but I saw this video this morning from the finale last night and it just immediately put me in a good mood.)

The girl who was singing with Kelly is Cassadee Pope, who ended up winning.  She sure does deserve it, especially after this performance. 

The song she’s singing was written by Blake Sheldon and Miranda Lambert about Blake’s brother that passed away (don’t worry, I’m not a country fan now . . . just wanted to add that color so you know why he’s crying at the end :))

See you in two days!

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December 19, 2012 at 9:42 am

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An Angel on Water.

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I somehow got lucky enough to get my hands on VIP tickets to see Florence + The Machine at Jones Beach this Saturday night.  The weather is looking pretty amazing (low 70s – clear skies) and I have a great group of girls signed up to go with me. 

This is her, if you aren’t familiar.

Sounds like an angel, right?  Even live she sounds like that . . .

And this is Jones Beach Theater – right on the beach.  We’ll be about 2 rows from the stage. 

Pretty excited.

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September 13, 2012 at 5:59 am

Livestream & Chairlift

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Went with Mike to the Kitting Factory in Brooklyn last night for Livestream’s holiday party (one of the vendors that Mike works with).  They livestreamed (of course) the band at the party – how cool? (can’t figure out how to post the video so you have to click on the link) 

The band’s name was Chairlift and they were pretty good. Here is their bio from the MTV website:

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY (by way of Boulder, CO, where the trio originally came together in 2006), the avant-pop outfit Chairlift formed for the unusual purpose of crafting music for haunted houses. After finding that their work transcended its original purpose, bandmates Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek, and Patrick Wimberly pulled up stakes and headed east, eventually settling in that most musical of locales — not to mention one always looking for new and unique ideas — New York City. Chairlift made a name for itself during the band’s first two years in the Big Apple, playing shows with similar up-and-comers like MGMT, Yeasayer, and Mixel Pixel while inking a contract with the independent label Kanine. Chairlift’s first release on the label, a single entitled “Evident Utensil,” featured a remix by the aforementioned MGMT and was a precursor to the group’s debut full-length release. Released in 2008, Does You Inspire You molded the band’s space rock influences with a poppy indie aesthetic. The album also received an extra promotional boost when “Bruises” appeared in an iPod commercial.  

This is the commercial, you probably remember it.

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December 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

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