So, I have been working on my music day and night. Not only songs for my record but demos for other artist. I will know my plan soon and can't wait to figure it all out. I am finishing up the 10 song CD and then will try and find a home to release the project!!!
SO EXCITED! I love the music and am so thankful it is coming together. Stay tuned!!!


Recently, I happened upon the Hatfield-McCoy series. At first I was a bit bored...I tried to watch but fell asleep. Sorry Kevin Costner!!!

It was always so strange to me that a feud would bring about so much attention. My mom taught me to be nice. How could all these adults be so mean to each other??!!! Boys, act your age!!!

But I felt it only fair to give it a good watch (and figured that, at the very least, it would make for interesting dinner conversation). I was not going to fall asleep, Facebook, or even blog. I was committed. For the first time in my life I was going to educate myself on this fine piece of history.

What a wild and crazy story! It did confirm that both families, the Hatfield's and McCoys, had big-time anger issues! That anger grew into tremendous bitterness, and it rooted itself deep. Made me very thankful for my family and Hallmark cards. I tried to picture a candy store opening in their little town on Tug River with a Ferris wheel. Maybe that would have made them all happy. Then "Devil Anse" Hatfield could be called "Happy Anse" and smile a little more for all those family pictures.

My favorite part was the forbidden love story between, Rosanna McCoy and"Johnse" Hatfield.
Their story was similar to Romeo and Juliet. I was so inspired and ended up writing a song today with Luke Sheets about their love. The good, bad, and ugly.
I have to say it's one of the best songs so far. So needless to say I am very happy I watched the series.

Growing Up

Growing up can be really hard. Growing up and learning to be a good friend can be even harder. Elementary school and all the way through college brought some powerful lessons; lessons about who I could trust, who I could count on, and, even more importantly, what kind of friend I could choose to be. 

After being bullied, I realized that more than anything, I wanted to be a good friend. I never wanted anyone to feel the way bullying made me feel. I wanted real relationships that didn't take a whole lot of work.  I am so glad I came to that understanding early on. It has made a world of difference in my life. 

I’m so thankful for my good friends who, no matter what, are kind and give of themselves. Without even thinking, my good friends call just to say hello. It's such a blessing to have friends who are happy for the good things in my life and that I can feel the same for them.

Black Birds are Going Down

On a recent trip to Wal-Mart with my family my husband romantically said...
"I want your garden to be what you’ve imagined, let me get a gun to help you out with the birds." 
I looked at him with a long blank stare wondering how long it would take him to realize that I am not a fool and I know he just wanted to shoot a bird. He headed to the gun section with my children and took way too much time deciding which one would work best for "our birds". 

For the record, he has never cared about my vegetables; he just eats the salad that shows up on his plate. He proceeded to ask some kid (whose mother was looking for him) which one he liked and wouldn't you know it...the giant AK-47 pellet gun!!!! REALLY. I informed the mother that I was married to the stranger her son was talking to and was about to leave him. She laughed. I ended up walking away to look elsewhere and overheard my daughter say, "I want a pink gun Daddy"

What is happening to us? Don't get me wrong, I have family and friends who hunt, but not small bunnies and black birds. Poor animals. If I knew how to speak squirrel I would warn the forest. Crazy people all up in my house!!!!

New Way of Doing Things

Where do I begin?????? Girls Scout camp for Bella, Hayden with his mohawk and popsicles! Crazy summer has begun. Running back and forth to meetings, trying to get all my music together and get this show on the road. New way of doing things is what I call it. Trying to juggle all my creative energy with cleaning toilets and helping brush little teeth. So funny to me. Never pictured this but I love it.

My sweet hubby has been working his butt off with the CMT Awards and we have not seen him in days. Kills me that we are not there walking down the red carpet. My goal is to be there next year -  walking hand in hand with him. I wanna be that parent that tells the kids to "go to bed" on camera, except I want to tell the kids to "jump on the bed". Just change it up a bit!!!!!!

I look forward to what's up ahead and hope to see what I have dreamed very soon!!!!

Black Bird In My Back Yard

So I have a small container garden that makes me very happy. I have blackberries, raspberries, lettuce, strawberries, a lemon tree, and tomatoes. Nothing fancy, just organically simple. It feels good to pick something that tastes sweet and came from the work of my hands. I spent a pretty penny on that little garden of  mine.

Well, stupid birds have come to take it all away. I am a fan of birds just not the ones who steal. Or ones that bully me in my own garden. They swoop at me and call out to their evil cohorts.
I had 8 tomatoes, now only 3. I had many blackberries now just a few. I have netting covering up everything. I even hung a few pie pans up to scare those little devils away. Guess what, I heard them laughing at me!!!!

What am I to do????!!!!!!

Lasagna & Tall Green Grass

Yes, you read the title of the blog right. Not sure that combo has ever joined forces. Just for the record, I love to mow the lawn and really love to weed eat. I also like to cook, but today I had a plan. Lasagna and grass!!!

I have a wonderful husband who takes care of the lawn but lately I have been beating him to the punch. It is my way to escape the madness in my house. School is over and summer has begun. The endless fighting between my two little children has caused me to find a bit of solace in the loud noise of the mower.

I step outside, put my boots on and crank that mower into full force. LOVE IT!!!!!!  They stare at me out the windows. Sometimes I see them trade a few hits. I pretend that grass flew in my eye and ignore the mindless pantomimed movements of each one telling on the other.

I was also in the mood for yummy, cheesy lasagna. I found a great recipe and went to work. I will share the results in a few days. Tomorrow I will run and do squats to work off all the cheese I used tonight.
Why is cheese so yummy???

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