Valentine's Day 2017
Happy Valentine's Day! This week's Tuesday Tunes playlist is a little sappy. I really hope you enjoy this selection of some of my favorite love songs that I threw together this morning!
Want to know a secret? Too bad. It's not a secret because I'm telling you.
I kinda hate Valentine's Day. So much so that we had a spontaneous date night on Monday to replace it. The truth is I don't like any kind of holiday that puts pressure on me to act or react a certain way. It always ends up being a mess. Like hey, it's Valentine's Day so you need to be in a super good mood today and everything needs to go perfectly. What if we made plans to go see a movie and then I'm really tired and just don't feel like it? Yeah, I don't need that kind of Hallmark love in my life when I'm lucky enough to have the real kind. For me, Valentine's Day is every day that Alex cleans out the refrigerator because I can't deal with leftovers or cleans the cat litter box because the kitties are disgusting. Valentine's Day is when you cook eggplant parmesan for dinner because you are the same person and crave the same things at the same time. Valentine's Day is when you fall asleep laughing hysterically because being tired makes you delusional but your spouse looks at you lovingly anyways. I'm trying to be better at celebrating all the things that Alex does that I love on a daily basis. There are so many ways that he lifts me up when I fall short and it's something that deserves more attention than just one day out of the year.
I’ve been working on this post since the end of the year and it’s taken me so much longer than I anticipated. It’s not that I’ve been busy— I’ve actually been quite lazy since the holidays. I’ve been enjoying lots of TV time at home and learning what it’s like to relax and not feel the need to be busy all the time. I couldn’t decide if I actually wanted to post this round-up of my favorite songs of 2017 or if the time had passed and it was just too late. I decided to go ahead since I’ve put so much thought into curating this playlist of my favorite songs from the past year and keep delaying hitting the publish button. So here’s my first post of 2018.
I’ll be the first to admit that the 70° weather has me feeling a bit more like the Grinch than one of Santa’s little helpers but putting on a bit of festive music in the evenings has been improving my mood tremendously! This year I have felt like each holiday has crept up on me without really being able to enjoy the preparation and anticipation so I’m determined to make the Christmas season different!
We're getting ready to go on vacation in a couple of weeks time so I wanted to curate a playlist that would be easy to listen to on the plane or while we have downtime in the late evenings. I've been listening to a lot of modern jazz music lately so it's interspersed throughout this playlist to break things up a bit.
I'm excited to share my October Spotify playlist with you all today! The temperatures are finally starting to cool down (at least in the mornings and evenings). While I start to switch up my wardrobe for Fall, I also switch up my music. Fall is a time for all things cozy and warm so I wanted to make a playlist that mimicked the way the season feels. This playlist is full of songs that are atmospheric and cinematic, romantic and soulful, piano-driven and a bit more downtempo than my Summer playlists. It's also heavily inspired by the film Baby Driver.
Summer is winding down and we've been experiencing milder temperatures as Fall makes its way to the South. Gone are the 100°+ days and fingers crossed that the wind and mid-80s temps become the new normal. I can hardly believe it's September already. In fact, I'm pretty sure I originally named this playlist "August 2017" on Spotify. Time has really slipped away from me lately.