Album Review: Andrea Bocelli’s “Cinema”

Disclosure: I participated in the Andrea Bocelli “Cinema” album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own. My Own Music Background Like Andrea Bocelli (but much less talented and exponentially less successful in my musical endeavors,) I’m a … Continue reading

A German Community BBQ

Friends invited us to meet them in their village on Sunday for a community BBQ. Not sure quite what to expect, we drove to Hörmannsdorf excited to find out what a German BBQ would be like. The village of Hörmannsdorf is small enough that our friends’ directions, which told us … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 7/21/2013

Grace in Small Things is all about noticing and expressing thanks for the lots of small things that make our lives brighter, happier, fuller, and all around just…better. But today I’m not writing about small things though — Today’s GiST post is about one woman, her passion for music, and … Continue reading

Happy Girl Part II

Even though it’s beginning to feel like it’s been a long time since I lived in Brooklyn, I still miss the arts scenes there. Taking the photography my husband gave me as a birthday gift through Bemis School of Art challenges me to continue to grow in how I executive … Continue reading

STL Local Music: Kentucky Knife Fight

Let’s face it – The stress of these super-close World Series games is a lot to handle this week. Wouldn’t it feel good to get out on Friday night for some good, hard, live rock music? If I still lived in Missouri, I’d be at Off Broadway on Friday night … Continue reading

Moving Away Playlist


I love music. I’m moving away. I’ll have 15+ hours in a U-Haul to listen to music while my loyal sidekick (Rosie) sleeps beside me. I need music for the drive. This is where you can help. Leave me a comment with the song or songs that you think I … Continue reading

Grace in Small Things (GiST): 3/7/2011

Some of the little things I’m happy are part of my life this week: 1. Friends who hold me accountable for reaching my potential. 2. Running again post-injury, even if I’m still not 100% 3. Hot tea. 4. The music of Nina Simone. And Bob Seger. And so many other … Continue reading


Music is, without question, my first love.  I loved music before I loved boys. I loved music before I had a best girl friend. I loved music before I came to terms with God. There nothing that comes closer to reflecting the depths of me than certain songs, albums, and … Continue reading

Vintage Vinyl Records

In the days before the internet, when a small town girl was forced to drive 70 miles to buy any album that wasn’t mainstream, Vintage Vinyl was where I went. In 2009, when a small town girl who’s heart is a Brooklynite is aching for a sense of connection to St. … Continue reading

Making St. Louis Home

Today I went to a festival, where I wandered, wearing my red white and black cowboy boots. I wandered, taking pictures, allowing my mind to wander, too. I ate festival foods, and I felt the warm sun bring freckles to the surface of my cheeks. I met with old friends, … Continue reading

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