30 Day Song Challenge: Day 24

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The twenty-fourth day is a song that you want played at your funeral.

Well – this one is super depressing, but I would want something that meant I lived a full wonderful life.

Two Step – DMB

What song would you want played at your funeral

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 23

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The twenty-third day is a song that you want played at your wedding.

Well since I am already married…I’ll share our first dance song. I am a big believer in classics, and not a fan, personally, of having a top 40 hit.

Our first dance was The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody.

What would you want your first dance song to be?

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 22

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The twenty-second day is a song that you listen to when you’re sad.

Hands down, the song that gets me every time is Hallelujah. My favorite version is Leonard Cohen’s.

What songs do you listen to when you are sad?

What version of Hallelujah is your favorite?

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 21

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The twenty-first day is a song that you listen to when you’re happy.

Firstly, I have a whole playlist dedicated to happy songs.

Let’s pull out an oldie but goody.

Motownphilly = Boys II Men

and because I love a good pop culture reference, MotownPhilly on Full House…

http://youtu.be/nLaSH7o986M (It won’t embed so you’ll have to click through)

What do you listen to when you are happy?

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 20

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The twentieth day is a song that you listen to when you’re angry.

Turn your judgement on friends, because when I am mad, or when I want to run fast (usually I get mad, work out and want to run fast) I listen to rap, I love to rap, my husband loves to listen to me rap. But I really love Eminem.

The Way I Am – Eminem

What song do you listen to while angry>

Show Me Your Traditions

I am learning how to make my own traditions with my little family, but I will share our past traditions.

Traditions from the past:

- Midnight Mass with my family
– Opening one gift on Christmas Eve with all the lights off except for Christmas lists
– Watching A Christmas Story
– Playing Trivial Pursuit

Traditions I want to add:

- Making a special breakfast for my family
– Putting up a tree/decorations as a family

Food Traditions:

- A few traditional greek dishes for dinner
– For dessert, I have always baked something. This year I am thinking Red Velvet Cheesecake & Apple Pie…

So what is our actual plan for this year?

Going to stay with my in-laws.
Baking with my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law
Church on Christmas Eve, no midnight mass with a 5 month old though!
Opening up extra early with baby B!
Hopefully some mom/dad/baby time while everyone is sleeping
Helping B open his gifts.
Dinner with my in-laws and my SIL’s family!
Relaxing at night!

I can’t wait, I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!

What are your family traditions?

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 19

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The nineteenth day is a song from your favorite album.

I don’t have a “favorite album”, but my favorite song from a classic group.

Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles

What’s your favorite album?

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 18

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song. The idea is to choose a song every day, but for the purpose of the blog I am going to choose once a week.

The eighteenth day is a song that you wish you heard on the radio.

Most of the music I listen to is not on the radio at all, so I would say anything Anberlin or Jack’s Mannequin.

Jack’s Mannequin – The Resolution

Anberlin – Impossible

what band do you wish was on the radio?

Cookie Swap

So I put together a cookie swap for a bunch of friends. I had never done one before, but I have always wanted to. However I don’t really have the space, nor am I centrally located to most of my friends.

My friends Erin & Colleen offered to host at their place. I forgot my camera that day, so all I have is pictures of my cookie.

Erin & Col had set-up a table with drinks, I brought pretzels and tortilla chi[s with salsa. I also had Spanakopita (Phyllo Dough with Spinach and Cheese) and Tyropita (Phyllo Dough with cheese). I figured we would need to have some salt to cut the sweetness.

December is hard to get people together but we had a great turnout and many different types of cookies. Every single one was delicious. We had:
Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter Kisses
Jam Thumbprint with 3 different types of jam
Chocolate Chip/ Chocolate Chocolate Chip Half-Moons
Frosted Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookie
Italian Tri-Color Cookies
Koulouria

I brought the Koulouria, a Greek cookie, and I can’t even share the recipe since it’s a family recipe my mother-in-law shared with me!

It was a great day of catching up with my girlfriends! I am so glad I was able to do this and Erin & Col were able to host.

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What’s your favorite cookie to make & eat around the holidays?

30 Day Song Challenge: Day 17

I have seen this song challenge on many other blogs or facebook and twitter. The idea is to share a tiny bit of yourself by choosing a song.

The seventeenth day is a song that you hear a lot on the radio.

I don’t drive as much anymore, but a song I love, and my husband HATES, so I cleary blast it in the car.

Stereo Hearts

What’s a song you hear on the radio a lot?