Resolutions 2018

This is the first time in years that I've made real resolutions. I feel like I always lackadaisically think of a goal or two in my head each January, but I never take them super seriously or hold myself to them. Now, however, I feel that my diligence and work ethic have grown so much [...]

My Top Music of 2017: country, pop, & more!

As 2017 comes to a close, I couldn't not recap my favorite records and songs from the year - it's a necessity. I've discovered so much incredible music, and my taste has definitely grown and changed since January. Across multiple genres, I've listed my top music from this year below, with the record info and links [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Music Monday: discovering Tank and The Bangas

I can honestly say that I have never heard anything quite like Tank and The Bangas.  I first discovered them during one of my late night Tiny Desk Concert binges on YouTube.   Watching video after video, I eventually stumbled across Tank, and became instantly curious. I highly recommend watching their Tiny Desk Concert - they [...]

October ABSQ: mini vintage haul, Halloweekend, & my new fave concealer!

This is hands down my favorite time of year. The weather, the leaves, the pumpkins...everything about fall just makes my heart well with happiness. I got to spend this past weekend (Halloweekend, I might add) with friends up at their university, and it was so nice! The downtown up there is the CUTEST I've ever [...]

NEW Original Song: “Take Me Down”

Hi friends - happy Tuesday!  I'm popping on to the blog today share my new YouTube video with y'all real quick. My goal is to upload a live acoustic performance of my original songs every other week. This week is "Take Me Down", a southern gospel-inspired song about my perspective on faith, forgiveness, and everything [...]