TUNES

Weekend Playlists

Music is a big part of any fantastic weekend. Whether you’re running around with errands, road tripping with family, making dinner or just lounging around-it’s all better with music. I’ve curated not one but two incredible playlists for you. I know they’re good because I’ve listened to them a million

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February Playlist: Leonard & Frost

Not my typical playlist. That’s my disclaimer for –arguably– the best playlist for this dreary, tepid, news-saturated month. So turn off the boob tube. Go on. Open this playlist and start at the top. Damn it’s good, if I do say so myself. I’ve made it collaborative so you can

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2 things for tuesday – maple + einaudi

it’s 2 for tuesday.  here’s a little sumethin-sumethin for you on this most lovely tuesday. these are two things i feel like talking about and since it’s my blog, i will.  you’ll thank me for it.  if you like to eat and like to listen to good music, you’re in

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SEPTEMBER JAMS – playlist for the weekend

you’re going to love this playlist, i promise.  just start at the beginning and roll through it.  i’ve searched and stolen and sung and smiled in the making of this. play it this weekend and add songs to it for me.  i made it collaborative. happy friday to you!  

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music you must immediately add to playlist

if you know me, which you may and may not, you know that one of the key tenets or drivers in my life is music.  always has been and always will be.  read here and here if you want to know more. certain songs or albums hit repeat or epic

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listening to this…

hey! happy thursday. i’m jetsetting around wisconsin this week…it’s almost spring! here is what I’m jamming out to in the rent car this week.  don’t get all crazy and shuffle it.  start at the top the ole fashioned way.

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listening to this now… detroit playlist

who am i kidding? i’ve been listening to these songs for the past two months straight, not just now. they aren’t for everyone.  which is just how i like it.  i do believe i’ve worn ROF down playing them as much as i do.  i see some head nodding and wavy

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january playlist: snow & birdcage

when thinking of life’s most important things, music doesn’t typically come to mind.  probably not even in the top 5. or 10. but for me, music is key to sustaining a smashingly good mood.  and that’s worth something.  believe me. this year, this website will highlight playlists every month.  all curated

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hear. jams to be thankful for this holiday

for me, music isn’t just to be listened to, it’s to be felt.  it puts you in a mood.  maybe a day drinking kind of mood, or a stroll in the snow mood or simply a thankful mood.  here is a carefully curated bunch of playlists to put you in

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absolutely obsessed with lorde

since this blog is called the appreciator, i have to write about my latest obsession – lorde, the 16 year old singer/songwriter from new zealand.  i am absolutely blown away by her sound + lyrics.  her debut album is amazing from top to bottom and i listen to it so loud

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tuesday: 5 lovely links (you’ll love)

everyone needs an soundtrack or anthem for their life.  right? then again, maybe life is too broad, let’s take it back a couple levels.  not your life per se, as you may get tired of the same song over and over again,  but for your mood.  yes.  you know that

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smell the peonies

some could say that I’m a flower snob. is there any other way to be?  fresh flowers bring color and life and it’s reasonable to have flowers every week around your house.  right now I’ve got huge sunflowers but my favorite is the peony.  this isn’t a shocker because they’re

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