A Few Favorite Quotes

Day 3 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge by Live, Love, Simple is a favorite quote. There’s no way I could choose just one so I’m sharing a few of my favorites.

Have a great day!











Happy Holidays!

It’s difficult to not get caught up in the holiday spirit this time of year. It’s all around- from the commercials and favorite Christmas movies to the holiday specials on television. Houses are decorated, stores are filled with holiday cheer and holiday sales. It seems like the more you might try to resist, the more invasive it becomes in your life. Luckily, this year I’m not fighting it. And the one thing that puts me in that holiday mood more than anything else is music.

The video I’m sharing is Happy Holidays/White Christmas performed by Barry Manilow. I love the energy he brings to his performance.

51-weeks-51-songs-from-the-pastFor 51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the Past, Hugh asks us to share a festive song.

Hope you’re kicking off a festive holiday season!


51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 2: Barry Manilow- Weekend in New England

For week 2 of Hugh’s 51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past,  I am featuring Weekend in New England by Barry Manilow .

From Wikipedia-

“Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer with a career that has spanned over 50 years. He is best known for a long string of hit recordings such as “Mandy“, “Can’t Smile Without You“, and “Copacabana (At the Copa)“.

Weekend in New England was released in the US in 1976. I was 12 years old and the budding incurable romantic that I was destined to be was just beginning to bloom. It has been said that Manilow refers to this as the most romantic song in his catalog. This song was in the top ten of U.S. Billboard Top 100.


The Great Book of Lists: Chapter 2.3- The Soundtrack of Your Life

This week’s list is The Soundtrack of Your Life.

Time in a Bottle- Jim Croce My husband and I danced to this song at our wedding. Need I say anymore?

I Am Your Child– Barry Manilow  My kids mean the world to me and this song always brings tears to my eyes.

Across the Universe- The Beatles At a very difficult point in my life, this song became my anthem. I listened to both Let it Be and Abbey Road endlessly during that time. Those albums continue to be my go-to music when I need to ground myself.

Romeo and Juliet- Dance of the Knights- Sergei Prokofiev This is one of my favorite movements of my favorite writing music. The entire piece is special because my youngest son, Andrew, played this piece when he was younger.

Freckles- Natasha Bedingfield  Growing up, my freckles were the bane of my existence. I have grown to love them and even forget that they are there but for the longest time, I wished they weren’t.  This song reminds me of my two favorite freckle faces- Michael and Kris!

You can find out more at The Great Book of Lists.

M is for Manilow


I Am Your Child was written by Barry Manilow. It is a song that brings me to tears because it tugs so hard at my heartstrings. Although it is very short, the lyrics are powerful. They call up my feelings for my children- in a major way- and there’s nothing to match those feelings of love!


This is where M is for Multitasking-

Please check out all the great quote submissions at for Writer’s Quote Wednesday at Silver Threading.

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