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Book Review: How to Be Married by Jo Piazza

Friday, September 1, 2017

Book Review: How to Be Married by Jo Piazza
Title: How to Be Married: What I learned from Real women on Five Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage.
Author: Jo Piazza


Spoiler Free Zone:
Picking this book up I was a little nervous. I had never read a book like this. How to Be Married. As a single girl I thought maybe if I read this book it would help me in the future. Help me find the right one.

What I learned from this book was that real love will be there for you no matter what. It was so interesting to learn that things will be hard no matter if you are married or just dating, Its about working together. Not just 50/50 its 100/100.

Rating:
3.5 stars out of 5 stars

Lifestyle: Co-Singer Curated Engagement & Bridal Gift Boxes

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lifestyle: Co-Singer Curated Engagement & Bridal Gift Boxes
I am absolutely a fan of of what Co-Singer is doing. No I'm not currently engaged or in the process of getting married, but I can really admire how incredible they are!


Here is was the creator Britt has to say about what she is creating:
"I've always been a lover of gift giving & design, & knew I wanted to do something that felt somewhat personal. Instead of (only) purchasing beautiful products to place inside each of my Curated Engagement & Bridal Gift Boxes, I chose to design a line of minimalist, chic products one could use before, during or after their special event has concluded; some of which include my Co-Singer "Blushing Babe" Push-Pop, Co-Singer "The Bride" Journal & Co-Singer Pencil set. Each of these will be featured in either the Blush Collection, for Women or Champagne Collection, for Parties. Several products have not yet been released, so expect to see more women-focused products, as well as a few for Men, as part of the Noir Collection. I didn't just want to create another business, I aimed to create a brand. Co-Singer plans to launch sometime between Autumn 2017 & Winter 2018."- Britt Cohen-Schlesinger

Just look at the beautiful things she has created:




If you are interested in these curated boxes check out these links!

Book Review: Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Book Review: Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
Author: Laura Dave
Book: Hello, Sunshine

Oh my goodness I really enjoyed this book. As a lover of things like the Pioneer Woman, Hell's Kitchen and even the movie Burnt with Bradley Cooper! So this was the perfect book for me to read next!

I really enjoyed Laura Dave's style of writing. It made me wanting more and if she had like 8 more books available I would totally buy them. This is the perfect book for a great end of summer read.

Rating:
5 stars out of 5 stars

Album Review: Jon Wolfe's Any Night in Texas

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Album Review: Jon Wolfe's Any Night in Texas
Album: Any Night in Texas
Artist: Jon Wolfe

What I enjoy about Jon Wolfe is his consistency in music. I still remember seeing for the first time and getting a copy of It All Happened in a Honky Tonk. I remember this because I also got a Girl in Texas shirt. I wore it out until it was falling apart and had so many compliments on it.

This new album is another great album that will fill up all the Texas Dance hall playlists. I do have a favorite from this album and that would have to be Drink for Two accompanied by the incredible singer Sunny Sweeney. I really enjoy a good ballad both of them did a great job with it!

I also really enjoy his song Boots on a Dance Hall, I know that they debuted it as a single no to long ago so go request it at your local station,

Rating:
4 stars out of 5 stars

Album Review: Josh Abbott Band's Until My Voice Goes Out

Friday, August 18, 2017

Album Review: Josh Abbott Band's Until My Voice Goes Out
Album: Until My Voice Goes Out
Artist: Josh Abbott Band

You will have both happy and sad tears at the end of this album. What Josh Abbott has done with this album is make a record that is cohesive that you don't know where one song ends and the other begins.

This whole album is a huge step forward for Abbott. From the moment I heard his song Taste I knew more things were going to come! Now its that time he has evolved into something more. The second track is the Until My Voice Goes Out and will be played at my wedding some day. An incredible song accompanied by outstanding string section.

Overall this album brings the Josh Abbott Band to a whole new level.

Rating:
4 stars out of 5 Stars

Album Review: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Album Review: Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real


What I love about Lukas Nelson and his sound is that its his own. Having a father like Willie Nelson must have so much pressure to become something that incredible. Lukas's has a sound can't be compared to anyone else but himself.

I can hear some of his father's style in his music but it's electrified with incredible guitar riffs and amazing passion behind the words. I really love his song Set Me Down on a Cloud. It gives me the chills and is a reminder that more good things are yet to come.

I have to say Just Outside of Austin is one of my favorite songs off of the album. The way that the song is constructed is really incredible.

Rating:
4 1/2 stars out of 5 stars

Book Review: Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Review: Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed
Author: Jennie Melamed
Book: Gather the Daughters

Spoiler Free

I have heard so many comparison to this book to The Giver, I really understand the comparisons to the book. I would also like to compare it in a way that if I were to want to make this book into a movie I would like M Night Shyamalan to direct.

The way Jennie pieced the story together was incredible. Letting each young lady tell her story and understand what they were going through. There were times I cringed at the things that were happening to them.

Overall I would suggested that you read this book I personally think that the release date was perfect because it would be perfect to read on a fall morning.

 Rating:
4 stars out of 5 stars

Texas Tech Lifestyle Clothing

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Texas Tech Lifestyle Clothing
I am from a small town north of Lubbock so I have scarlet blood running through my veins. Through the years I have tried almost every college book store shirt, college boutiques, walmart and even Etsy Shops.

So here are a few things that I have fallen in love with!

First off there is the amazing company out of Lubbock called the Red Raider Outfitter!

http://www.redraideroutfitter.com/

Next there is Cotton and Confetti!


They have the cutest game day purses! https://cottonconfettico.com/

and last but not least!

The cutest game day sweater I have ever seen!

From Sideline Swagger! https://www.sidelineswagger.com/

Be sure to check out all these great companies that support Texas Tech!

Interview: Josh Abbott, a Musician and a Father

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Interview: Josh Abbott, a Musician and a Father
I must say Josh Abbott’s new album Till My Voice Gives Out is an incredible step forward for him. The style of his last album Front Row Seat just was expanded on the new record. The same kind of sound and the expiration of new styles of songwriting.

I got the chance to sit down and talk to Abbott about his experience creating this new record. “I have to say we took a shift in maturity and writing.” I personally can see the growth in the last two records. If you look at his first EP with the song Taste to the new album Till My Voice Gives Out, the amount of growth is incredible.

We talked about his favorite songs off the album and he had to say, “I actually have two favorites I’m Your Only Flaw is one and it is really close to my heart. Also Till My Voice Gives Out is one of my favorites because I put so much passion behind it.” Listening to both songs I have convince myself that I might have to play both at my wedding someday along with his song She’s Like Texas.
I heard that his band was growing by a few members so of course I had to ask him about it. “We are adding a few extra members to create the big band sound. We will have three brass interments and two strings interments.”
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Few talked about him becoming a father recently and if him becoming a father changed his lifestyle or his songwriting. “I have to say I have grown so much since I have become a father. There is something special about becoming a father, it changes someone. I must make decisions to not do something to risk my safety now that I have a daughter. She comes first.” I personally find that completely adorable. To tell you the truth its incredible to see how much Josh has grown not only as a musician but as a man.

We talked about what the future holds, “My next record I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to do an acoustic record about my father and my daughter. This last year has completely turned my world upside down after losing my father earlier this year and the recent birth of my daughter Emery.”


The kindness and the maturity that Josh Abbott has shown the last few records will draw you in. The new record is really worth the listen!

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Game Day Purse From Cotton and Confetti

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Game Day Purse From Cotton and Confetti
I am so excited to share with y'all this incredible new Game Day Purse from Cotton and Confetti!

Most stadiums now have rules where you can only have clear and certian size purses for game day! Cotton and Confetti is giving the perfect option in their purses. I personally got a Texas Tech Red Raiders purse for my gameday purse for the AT&T Jones Stadium. But they have several other options, I'm sure if they don't have the purse you want they can make it for you.

So please go check out

Rival Entertainment's Texas Music Takeover

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rival Entertainment's Texas Music Takeover
Its almost that time again! It's time for you to get ready for Rival Entertainment's Texas Music Takeover in London,England.

I sat down to Stephen Bethea the main man with Rival Entertainment, we talked about the experience that he puts together every year. "This isn't just a show that you get to pay money to see an artist for an hour and go home. When you go on this trip you get the experience of the Texas Music Scene. You get to hang out with the musicians and do everything they do."

Something really exciting is that Justin Frazzel from Texas Red Dirt Roads and the 95.9 The Ranch out of Fort Worth is going to be out there and hosting the event!

This year's trip they have big names going!


For more information please visit these websites!

www.rivalent.com
FortWorth.com 
Facebook.com/texasmusictakeover
Facebook.com/txrdr