Category Archives: Music

Monday’s Music 25 // 2016 Workout Playlist

July 4, 2016

Monday's MusicHappy Fourth of July and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! I know it’s been a while since the last Monday’s Music (almost three months, yikes!) but let me explain. For a while now, I’ve been feeling a little uninspired when it comes to these posts. Not because I’ve stopped wanting to come up with different playlists (I LOVE coming up with these themed playlists) but because I’ve been trying to come up with fun new ways to share these playlists with you all. When I first started my Monday’s Music posts (back in 2013), I would simply share nine songs that went along with a certain theme (i.e favorite albums, favorite 80s songs, etc). Then as time went on, I started sharing little fun facts about each song and why I choose each song for that particular playlist. Still, I felt like something else was missing for these posts — a cute graphic to go along with them! After spending a few weeks trying to come up with a better way to present these playlists, I think I finally found something I like. Now, instead of sharing just album covers, each Monday’s Music playlist with come with a fun little mixtape inspired graphic (yay!).  Continue reading

Monday’s Music 24 [Disney Post-Renaissance (2000 – 2008) Edition]

April 11, 2016

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! Since I’m heading to Paris/Disneyland Paris THIS FRIDAY (words seriously can’t describe how excited I am), I thought it would be fun to share another Disney Playlist for this weeks Monday’s Music (especially since I have such a BLAST coming up with these playlists!). So far I’ve shared Disney playlists for the Disney Golden Age, Disney Pre-Renaissance and the Disney Renaissance, so up this week is the ever so underrated (and frequently forgotten) Disney Post-Renaissance! Disney Post-Renaissance PlaylistI’m Still Here (Jim’s Theme) – Treasure Planet // Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride – Lilo & Stitch // Barking At The Moon – Bolt // On My Way – Brother Bear // The Future Has Arrived – Meet The Robinsons  // The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers – The Tigger Movie // Can’t Help Falling In Love – Lilo & Stitch // Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Chicken Little // Carnival of the Animals – Fantasia 2000 Continue reading

Oh, It’s a Jolly ‘oliday with Mary [Vinyl Hunt at Half Priced Books]

March 28, 2016

Mary Poppins Sountrack Vinyl Record
It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my vinyl hunts (or talked about my record collection) and as some of you may recall, one of my goals for 2016 was to not only focus on growing my record collection more this year but to also share more about my record collecting in general here on the blog. Back in 2013 when I first starting collecting records, I often shared record collection updates, vinyl record goals/albums I wanted and things of that nature, so my goal is to really get back to that. Last weekend I decided to hit up one of my go-to record stores, Half Priced Books (which is also a used book store), to see if I could find any interesting new vinyls to add to my collection. Speaking of go-to record stores, I’m currently working on a post about my favorite record stores here in Chicago/a guide to record shopping in Chicago and I can’t wait to share it with you all soon! Continue reading

Monday’s Music 23 [Favorite Songs of the Week Edition]

March 7, 2016

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! As some of you may already know, I switched over to WordPress (from Blogger) last October and although that was over five months ago, I’ve YET to completely update all my archived posts from the transfer (whoops!). Essentially when you transfer from Blogger to WordPress you have to manually update a few things like photo sizes, links and all that jazz. I decided to spent a few hours this weekend updating some of my archived Monday’s Music posts and I realized that EXACTLY two years ago (aka March 7, 2014) I updated a Favorite Songs of the Week Monday’s Music! So today, I thought it would be a cool idea to do another “favorites” playlist. Here are nine of the songs I’ve been listening to a lot lately:Monday's Music Top Songs of the WeekNew Romantics – Taylor Swift // Empire – Of Monsters and Men // Company – Justin Bieber // Wild Things – Alessia Cara  // Cheap Thrills – Sia // Genghis Khan – Miiike Snow // Try Everything – Shakira // U Wear It Well – RuPaul // Disneyland 60th Anniversary Legacy CD  Continue reading

Monday’s Music 21 [Favorite Movie Soundtracks Edition]

November 23, 2015

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music. Last weekend was one for the books. It started off pretty great since Saturday was the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (aka the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration) but then things went south. It snowed basically ALL Saturday and since I spent a majority of the day outside (I don’t regret it because the Mag Mile Lights Festival was awesome, as always) I got super sick. I spent all day Sunday in bed desperately trying to get over this cold (I still feel a little under the weather but yesterday was really bad!) I don’t know about you but whenever I’m sick, nothing makes me feel better than a movie marathon! And what’s a good movie without a good soundtrack? This week’s Monday’s Music is dedicated to none other than my FAVORITE movie soundtracks. A quick note: I decided NOT to included any movie musicals because that’s a topic for another week. I also didn’t include any Disney soundtracks since I’m already covering those in my Disney Playlists.Best Movie SoundtracksGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 // 500 Days Of Summer // Where the Wild Things Are: Motion Picture Soundtrack // The Royal Tenenbaums  // Rushmore // Garden State // Pulp Fiction // Lost in Translation // The Great Gatsby 

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