Life Update: booking gigs, getting sick, & prepping for Christmas!

I can't remember the last time I was sick - that's how infrequently it happens. But here I am, sitting in my bed at noon on a Wednesday, when I would normally be at work, trying to make this day at least semi-productive, despite my achy muscle and swollen throat. Even though I'm not feeling [...]

Motivation & Inspiration: 3 Things I Do To Build Myself Up

As I write this, soft snow is falling in my little Virginia town, She & Him Christmas is playing in the background, and I am resting after a busy, but successful week. It's so nice to feel my work paying off, and that is the inspiration for this post. I've been striving extra hard recently [...]

Music Monday: Ashley McBryde, a fierce woman of country

If there is one thing I'm a fan of, it's strong, talented, and sincere women in country music. Ashley McBryde is one of those women.  A friend first introduced me to her a couple of weeks ago, and I was instantly taken by the grit in her voice and songwriting alike. A sense of unquestionable [...]

November ABSQ: new vinyl, The Gypsy Fawn jewelry + mini talk on motivation

Yesterday morning, I sat down at the kitchen table, laptop in tow, to edit some blogs, and it hit me: Today is December 1st.  I know I say this at the beginning of every month, but seriously: Christmas time this year feels like it showed up in a flash. The leaves were yellow and orange, [...]

Christmas Music Mini Guide 2017: new releases, my favorite albums + HUGE Spotify playlist!

Friends, we've been through the lingering heat of late summer, the leaves changing, the the pumpkins, the candy, finally the turkey, and now, it's Christmas time! Today I've got my Christmas Music Mini Guide 2017 for y'all! Some people love Christmas music, while others hate it. Personally, I am one of those that's all for the cheesy, [...]

Caffeine & Quality Reads, vol. 1

Both remnants of Thanksgiving and hints of Christmas are present in this post, as I burn my pumpkin candle whilst drinking from a red Starbucks holiday cup. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I definitely ate more than I would ever want to admit, but hey, that's why high-waisted leggings are so [...]

check out my Spotify playlists + new mini cover!

If there's one thing I love most about this new age of digital music, it's making playlists.  The possibilities are simply endless. There are playlists centered around specific genres, certain time periods of music, moods and feelings, subject matter, etc. - literally any category you can imagine, you can probably find a playlist for somewhere [...]

Music Monday: seeing John Prine LIVE!

This past Saturday night, I got to see one of my favorite artists live in concert, and left feeling incredibly inspired. Industry-renowned, Grammy-winning country and folk singer/songwriter John Prine stood on that stage, at seventy-two years old, and gave a performance that was even better than I could have imagined. The show took place in one [...]

NEW Original Song: “Off The Record”

Hey y'all, here's a new original song for ya!  Though all of my songs are personal, this one feels especially vulnerable because I wrote it as a reflection on the phrase "off the record", representing all of the things that we don't want others to know about us. I think at some point in everyone's [...]