Sunday, September 10, 2017

And Then There Were Eight...

Hard to believe I've only posted once in nearly two years. Kind of lets you know how very busy my life has been lately. Ok, not so much busy.. as it's been "complicated,".. as in an "I wouldn't even know where to start" sort of way. So now you know you'll most likely have THAT blog to eventually look forward to... :)

But I have to finally pause on this Sunday afternoon to put all craziness aside to finally document the birth of this beautiful little girl who was born just a little over 2 months ago. On the 4th of July to be exact. And though names like Liberty (Libby for short), America, July and other sundry patriotic suggestions came in from all sides of the family, this sweet little girl was given a name that her parents had been tossing around (backwards and forwards) for many months...

And it fits her just perfectly.

And now coming from a Grandma who has never (ever) before been able to hold a newborn grandchild on the actual day of its birth... or to see it grow from day to day, week to week, month to month... wow!. this has been just such an incredibly special experience and blessing and I am so very thankful to be right here in this exact place and time!

And she has the best brothers and sister who absolutely adore and would do anything to protect her!

Perhaps her parents should have named her Lucky... :)

Monday, June 5, 2017

Smule... what a VERY funny name.

It's been years since I last updated this thing! Ok, so maybe only a year and half but still...

I just felt that I needed to post this now before I totally forget to (as well as completely forgetting HOW to!) And then after this, I will seriously have to try and also share what's been going on with me over the past year and a half.

But enough about me... :)

I think it must have been about two years ago that Whitney ran across this app and shared it with me and I've been a little more than obsessed with it ever since! And though I've been able to skim the surface and sing a bit as well, that's not at all why I'm sharing this ;)

I'm sharing this because there is just so much amazing, undiscovered talent out there!!!

I have to admit that I have been a total sucker for reality talent shows over the years. I can still remember sitting in my living room in Brooklyn New York back in the 80's cheering on my favorites in "Star Search" and crying when they didn't win and then, "America's Got Talent", "So You Think You Can Dance", "Dancing With The Stars", "American Idol"... Ok, so we're not even gonna go there, except to admit that I probably ended up spending over 10K (after all was said, sung and done) following Clay Aiken around the country...

And that was all so great and so much fun! But if I'd only known...

That there is just SO much MORE talent out there that possibly no one will EVER know about.. and that is what I call a DING DANG shame!

So I'm just going to share this amazing find with you (along with just a couple of key bullet points...)

* Not everybody on this site is amazing, in fact there are probably A LOT more un-amazing voices on this app than otherwise... and so I sort feel bad for people who just stumble onto this app accidentally on their own...

* Although everyone is still having fun! *winks to Whitney* haha

* But if you do want to find the amazing ones you can always check out Whitney's Smule page and see who's she's following and singing with because she's already done ALL the work and she sings with some of the best, and in fact, IMHO, exceeds the best in many cases.

* And since it can STILL be pretty complicated and overwhelming I've tried to whittle things down even further. Unfortunately there is only a 100 song playlist limit per person.. so I am now two people. ;)

Playlist 1

Playlist 2

Feel free to choose a couple of songs to listen to, I promise you won't be disappointed! I would also love to hear your thoughts!

And then, if you DO have a comment you'd like to post it would be really great if you would post it in the song comments on the actual Smule app itself.

Thanks so very much! And please enjoy!